Our Story

We’re very proud of our heritage and have just celebrated over 30 years in business here at Connect Catering.

Here’s some of our achievements over the years.

Timeline

1989

Connect Catering Founded

Connect Catering Founded

John Herring, who had trained at catering college where he met his wife Jane, founded Connect Catering Ltd.

1998

Wallingford Offices

Wallingford Offices

Head Offices were built in Wallingford

2000

Investors in People

Investors in People

Investors in People awarded to Connect Catering Ltd

2007

ISO 14001 in Environmental Management Systems

ISO 14001 in Environmental Management Systems

ISO 14001 in Environmental Management Systems (currently held)

2009

Windsor Conference Centre

Windsor Conference Centre

Connect Catering win contract with renowned Conference Centre in Windsor

2011

Awarded Contract Caterer of the Year

Awarded Contract Caterer of the Year

Awarded Contract Caterer of the year by Cost Sector Catering

GOLD Investors In People

GOLD Investors In People

Awarded GOLD Investors in People Status

2013

Connect Purchasing Founded

Connect Purchasing Founded

Connect Purchasing Founded. Allows access to hundreds of different suppliers and organisations costs and prices, clearly delivering “Value for Money” and exceptional service.

2014

GOLD Investors In People

GOLD Investors In People

Awarded GOLD Investors in People Status for a second time

2015

Joint MDs

Joint MDs

As John retires, Kate and Louise become Joint Managing Directors continuing and evolving the ethos of care, excellence and passion.

2017

GOLD Investors in People

GOLD Investors in People

Awarded GOLD Investors in People Status for a third time

2018

Cambridge

Cambridge

Connect Catering win a contract with prestigious private school in Cambridge

2019

The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For

The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For

1st Place in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For

Oxford University Hall

Oxford University Hall

Connect Catering win contract with Oxford University Hall

2020

The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For

The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For

2nd Place in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For

Celebrating Thirty Years

Celebrating Thirty Years

Celebrating thirty years of Connect Catering delivering a fabulous, successful service to our clients and their customers