Welcome to the Owsley-Brown Catering Company

We are an outside catering company with a difference, based in and around Norfolk. We strive to provide the highest quality food at reasonable prices and take pride in making everything from scratch in our smallholding kitchen using only the best regional ingredients.

We love Norfolk and previously owned and ran Fishes in Burnham Market for eight years and can draw on a fantastic team of professional, friendly staff. Matthew and Caroline have many years experience in hospitality and know how fundamentally important it is to have a team of passionate people working hard to make your day or event special.
Please get in touch and we will design a menu to suit your needs. Be it a wedding, dinner party, birthday celebration, corporate event, wake or even shooting party.

You can trust us to make your event a uniquely memorable experience and also help to make it a stress free occasion.

We try to source all of our food locally and seasonally in order to bring you only the finest and freshest ingredients.

A little bit more...

Matthew and Caroline Owsley-Brown moved up to Norfolk in 2001 to own and run the well-known and loved seafood restaurant, Fishes in Burnham Market, which we sold in march 2009.

We have since bought a smallholding on which we grow vegetables and raise livestock. We have a commercial kitchen here at Conkers from which we operate our outside catering business, run cooking workshops and host the odd popup restaurant.

We are very passionate about fine, seasonal and locally sourced food. We are lucky - Norfolk is so rich in regional produce. Since being in East Anglia we have witnessed a sea-change in the quality of goods on offer. I hope we can show you that we are part of that new wave of good food.

Previously we worked for Rick Stein in Padstow in the mid 90’s and Matthew has over 25 years’ cooking experience in many top restaurants in London, including Mosimann’s The Belfry and the Fifth Floor at Harvey Nichols.

We are conveniently located near the A47 between Kings Lynn and Swaffham.

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A word from some of our happy clients...

Simon & Lorraine's big birthday celebration 3rd to 5th March 2017

Matthew, Caroline and their team at Owsley-Brown Catering provided my wife and me with outstanding catering and front of house services for a three day hospitality event in March 2017.

The professional and friendly service and support which we received from our initial planning meeting through to the completion of the event, far exceeded our expectations, which based upon earlier recommendations, we had already set at a high level!

From the translation of our outline thoughts into creative and imaginative themed menus, to the calm and organised preparation of copious amounts of delicious food, to the seamless and efficient service, the whole culinary experience was truly memorable.

What a fabulous team they are, and we would not hesitate to use their services again in the future. Together with our friends, we would happily recommend their services to any prospective customer(s).

Karen & Chloe’s combined 50th & 21st Birthday party Saturday 27th August 2016

VW camper Mexican Street Food

"No words can really describe how wonderful both you and Mathew made our evening, Chloe and I were totally thrilled with how the evening went and you and your team were such a big part of the whole evening.

The food was simply amazing, service amazing and what can I say about the camper van everyone just loved it. The office are still taking about the puddings."

Lucy & Olivier’s wedding Saturday 3rd September 2016

"That was a triumph! Thank you so much for the fantastic, efficient and delicious wedding catering.

Our other daughter who attends lots of weddings,said they had never eaten such good food, with such efficient and speedy service.

We were particularly impressed that all tables were served at same time and food was hot, given the large number of guests, many of whom mentioned both at the time and since, that your overseeing managerial skills were exceptional, organised and calm.

I was not really concentrating on this, but during the event, so many guests mentioned to me, your calm, organised efficiency.

Your waitresses were unfailingly polite, smiley and efficient. I was asked many times during the event for the name of the caterers.....hopefully you won't need to go to Paris!"

Emily & Angus’s wedding, Godwick Barn, Saturday 30th May 2015

“We both wanted to say a HUGE thank you for everything you did for us at the weekend. Everyone was raving about the canapes, wedding breakfast and the paella on Sunday. We have had so many lovely comments about you both. Food is such an important part of life for us and we could not have been more impressed. But aside from the actual food, you were both a complete delight to work with. You removed all the stress from us and dealt with everything down to the smallest detail, which we certainly do not take for granted. You accommodated all our pernickety requests and last minute changes so readily. We were so touched that you waited until we had served the PX before serving Angus and me our desserts. It's little touches like that that make your whole service so impressive. Caroline, you were so calm and enthusiastic all the way from Friday through to Sunday - the perfect front of house!”

John (father of the groom and now proud father in law of the bride)

“Hello Owlsley-Browns. Just wanted to say that yours is beyond question the gold standard catering service ... anywhere. Wonderful food and service. Best wishes”

Lizzie & Tony, Castle Rising Castle, Wednesday 13th May 2015

“Just a quickie to thank you both so much for your BIG part in helping to ensure a memorable day for Tony & me. So many guests have asked us who did the catering, confirming that they really enjoyed their wedding breakfast. Best wishes Tony & Lizzie”

Sarah & Phil’s Wedding 23rd August 2014

“A massive thank you for all your help and support on our wedding day. All our guests have commented on how delicious your food was, as well as the politeness and efficiency of your team”

Katie & Luke’s Wedding, Kimberley Hall, July 2014

“Thank you for everything. The canapés were really delicious and the wedding breakfast was spectacular, we have had so many guests comment on the wonderful food”

Recent Memorial Service, July 2014

“All of our expectations were exceeded – food, service and quiet efficiency in getting through that side of the afternoon – we are very grateful to you both and your charming staff. You played an integral part in making the day memorable for all the best reasons.”

Boden photo shoot lunches

“A big thank you to Caroline and Matthew for the fantastic food for our photo shoot in Norfolk! Our lunch every day was delicious and met all of our dietary requirements without any compromise on taste! Overall great service, great food and a very satisfied Boden team!”

Steph & Jules' wedding 23rd June 2013

“Thanks again for everything on the weekend...it really was brilliant and we have had so many compliments from our family and friends about the food and the service!”

80th birthday lunch & dinner party 15th June 2013

“With so many thanks to you all for making the weekend sooooo special!”

Alex & Matt's wedding 1st June 2013

“Thank you both and your staff - everything was excellent and I will happily recommend you”

Sophie & Jay's wedding 25th May 2013

“Thanks so much for all your hard work, it went really well and we couldn't have been happier with the food and service - lots of people commented on how fantastic the food was and how much fun they thought the pizza oven was.”

Chris & Ella’s wedding, 18th May 2013

“We had such a fantastic day! The venue was perfect, the birds performed magnificently, and the food was absolutely spectacular!! We had so many comments from people who loved all the food. I am so glad we found you guys – it was everything we wished for and more.”