French Riviera Catering Companies and our story
People often ask about the story of Red Radish and how an English chef and her partner ended up being based in France running one of the most established event management and catering companies on the French Riviera. Apart from our obvious love of Cannes (think Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals), St Tropez (think sexy yachts and showbiz parties) and the rest of the Côte d’Azur (don’t think – just soak up the French Riviera sun, the rosé and the company) it all started back in 2001 when we decided to leave the UK to start a new life in France. As a country France just seemed to have everything to offer and could not only cater for our needs but also those of our crew of five small children.
We had always loved the French Alps having previously lived there for a couple of ski seasons, where as well as skiing we had been organisers/caterers at the occasional small private party, wedding or various receptions. Lucy had also previously worked in the UK as a private chef cooking at intimate dinner parties for friends but we certainly never imagined running a catering company that would end up as organisers of everything from lavish weddings in St Tropez, parties on super yachts and even catering for the crew and artists at music festivals such as Glastonbury and the Electric Picnic in Dublin.
We just love the variation of our business and the clients we meet and ALWAYS not only enjoy but also guarantee exactly the same quality and service for everything we do. Be it a small private dinner for six or an event at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes or Hampton Court Palace in London we take the same pride and care in what we do! Ultimately we are simply a pair of foodies who also love great service. Over a couple of blogs I will endeavour to tell a bit more about the Red Radish story and the journey that lead us to become an established and successful catering company working right across France, the UK and Europe.