A BESPOKE catering specialist from Knutsford has secured a prestigious new contract.

Fork & Field Catering, a premier catering company known for its innovative approach and exceptional service, is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Manchester Cathedral as an exclusive catering supplier.

This prestigious collaboration positions the firm at the forefront of high-profile events in one of Manchester's most iconic venues.

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Richard Walker, of Field and Fork, and Anthony O'Connor, from Manchester CathedralRichard Walker, of Field and Fork, and Anthony O'Connor, from Manchester Cathedral (Image: Melissa Hague Photography)

Manchester Cathedral is a thriving, diverse and welcoming church in the heart of the city, a venue admired by many for its grandeur and historical significance and was a natural choice for Fork & Field Catering.

The initial approach to the cathedral was driven by a long-standing admiration for the venue and the caliber of events it hosts.

Manchester Cathedral hosts a wide range of eventsManchester Cathedral hosts a wide range of events (Image: Melissa Hague Photography)

After an impressive food tasting at Larkspur Lodge, a luxurious wedding venue on Bexton Lane, owned and operated by Fork & Field Catering, the company was honored to be selected as an exclusive catering partner.

Fork & Field Catering will provide bespoke catering services for a wide range of events at Manchester Cathedral, accommodating gatherings of nearly 1,000 guests Events at the cathedral tend to be at the premium end of the corporate market.

Manchester Cathedral hosts many high end eventsManchester Cathedral hosts many high end events (Image: Melissa Hague Photography)

Fork & Field Catering is committed to delivering exceptional culinary experiences that match the sophistication and prestige of the venue.

This significant contract will lead to the creation of 10 new jobs, both full-time and part-time, reinforcing the business’s commitment to growth and excellence.

Richard Walker, co-owner of Fork & Field, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Manchester Cathedral, a venue we have long admired.

Manchester Cathedral provides a stunning setting for special eventsManchester Cathedral provides a stunning setting for special events (Image: Melissa Hague Photography)

This opportunity allows us to showcase our culinary expertise in a prestigious setting, and we look forward to delivering unforgettable experiences for our clients.”

The company was established in 2018 by Richard Walker and Matthew Mooney to fill a gap in the market for fresh outside catering in the North.

With more than 40 years of experience as venue owners and operators, the pair recognised the need for a dynamic catering company.

Fork & Catering goes beyond delivering incredible food, they offer a comprehensive journey for clients and venue partners, from the initial inquiry to the event's completion.

The company has catered for more than 1,000 weddings over the last decade.

Anthony O’Connor, from Manchester Cathedral, said: "Fork & Field's innovative approach and dedication to excellence make them a perfect fit for Manchester Cathedral's high-end events.

“We are excited to have them on board.”