Our founder Robert started Humdingers with a simple vision of bringing unpretentious but delicious food to as many people as possible.
Having cut his teeth in some of the best restaurants in London, including L’Escargot and the River Café, he broke out on his own with a cake stall in Stoke Newington, selling homemade cakes to hungry locals. Within six months he had moved to a larger kitchen to start a sandwich and salad delivery service for the local NHS walk-in centres.
A year later, Robert had the opportunity to transform a-thousand-square-foot space within Rosemary Works in Hoxton, into a fully equipped kitchen and office space; and this is where Humdingers Catering began.
Five years on, its thriving success meant that Humdingers Catering needed a bigger and better HQ, and so in 2011 it moved into its new home on Hoxton Street.
Humdingers Catering has since flourished into a popular catering company, catering for weddings, events, location shoots, fashion houses, studios and corporate companies all across London.
My wife and I used Humdingers for our wedding in August 2017, and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. Niall and his team supplied canapés and then a full buffet, and everything was delicious, freshly prepared and clearly made with great care and attention. On top of the food, Humdingers also took care of many of the organisation and preparation tasks for the venue on the day, including setting up the room and decorating the tables. The staff were all very friendly and professional, and Niall was always on hand to help out with any issues, both in the run up to the day and on the day itself. Considering how good everything was, we thought that the overall cost was justified and absolutely money well spent. I'd be very surprised if anyone was disappointed by choosing Humdingers as their wedding caterer.
From our first tasting session with Niall through to the fantastic sharing plates on the day itself, our experience with Humdingers was exemplary. The food we loved when we tried it just the two of us was exactly what we got on the day when served up to 140 people. The process was relaxed, with Humdingers able to make adjustments to numbers and requirements as our own plans changed with ease. And our wedding breakfast was perfect. Staff were plentiful, polite and on point. Niall bossed the room making sure everything went perfectly and we didn't need to worry about a thing. In the end, we had loads of people come up to us and say how much they enjoyed the meal and, in the end, that's all we were aiming for. Couldn't recommend them enough.