We can all agree that we’re facing a very different festive period this year but Lovejoy Catering and Events are remembering the joy of Christmas parties gone by, especially the many that we’ve catered and hosted. 

The team have a wealth of experience setting up kitchens and catering services, including festive buffet catering, for events in a variety of venues across Essex including nightclubs, rustic barns and sports halls.

Christmas 2019 in particular, was so successful that we had planned an elaborate 2020 Christmas party but unfortunately that was not meant to be. Although we’re all facing a Christmas like no other, it is a testament to the events and catering companies that are still planning to help you have a magical Christmas. 

Lovejoy Catering and Events are not happy to let Christmas 2020 pass without celebration and we’ve got some fantastic options to ensure that you can still celebrate in style.


Office Christmas Parties   

Christmas parties and festivities enable employers to reward staff and in 2020 it could be an opportunity for your team’s first and last social occasion of the year. In recent years, places of work have proved a popular location to host the traditional office Christmas party as the money saved on a venue allows employers to spend more money on quality party catering and drinks.

Lovejoy Catering and Events have a corporate catering menu that is delicious, flexible and will cater for everyone’s tastes and dietary requirements. From a Christmas afternoon tea and individual finger food catering to hot fork buffets, there are many catering options to suit your ideas and budget. For something a little different why not consider festive BBQ catering to make the most of any workplace outdoor space you may have.

However, Government figures in October suggest that 24% of people in the UK are exclusively working from home which leaves offices empty. In the absence of a traditional Christmas party what alternative Christmas party catering options are there?

COVID Secure Venues

Hospitality and catering companies have already had to quickly adapt to new COVID-secure rules following the first lockdown, meaning that it may still be possible to organise a Christmas meal at a COVID-secure venue. Restaurants have created innovative ways to adhere to COVID-secure regulation including reconfiguring the layout to create more space in between guests, longer tables and outdoor dining options.

Take a look at the cosy outside space at The George at Kelvedon, ideal for COVID-secure Christmas gatherings

Bring the Catering to You

If you really want to treat your employees or impress your clients this Christmas then Lovejoy Catering and Events can offer the hire of a private chef to provide delicious, freshly prepared food at your office or venue. This not only guarantees good quality food but a memorable experience for your guests.  

Have a look at our dinner menus for some inspiration and our Instagram page for pictures of our chef’s work.

Virtual Gatherings

Hosting a virtual gathering is one of the simplest ways to avoid any COVID restrictions whilst still rewarding and motivating employees that are working from home. Using a platform such as Zoom means everyone can get involved from the comfort of their own home. This may not be everyone’s ideal Christmas party scene but the flexibility of virtual events means you can offer something for everyone. 


If you are considering hosting a virtual party don’t forget the party catering. Individual festive buffet catering is the ideal solution. What a treat to have your party food hand-delivered to your door on the day of your event. 

Our festive buffet or Christmas afternoon tea boxes can also be delivered to your office or an outside venue of your choice. The Christmas afternoon tea boxes are a lovely festive twist on our afternoon tea menu and are sure to leave your staff feeling the Christmas spirit.  


Whilst it is difficult to predict what kind of Christmas this year will bring, Lovejoy Catering and Events can guarantee first-rate party catering for your event. Please contact our events team to discuss your initial party catering ideas and we will be able to advise you on what is possible whilst adhering to all Government guidelines. Lovejoy Catering and Events have all correct procedures and guidelines in place to protect our chefs and customers. 

By combining the expertise of our in-house chef and experienced events team, Lovejoy Catering and Events are able to find the best Christmas party catering solution for you.