Whilst the hospitality sector has undoubtedly been affected by the pandemic, some businesses have forged ahead, diversifying their offering to continue providing incredible food for their clients. One such business is Oula – a boutique catering company serving delicious food that looks out of this world. Despite launching at a time when catering for events was very much off the menu, founder of Oula, Megs adapted, offering Friday Night Feasts (FNF) which consisted of a meal for two delivered straight to the customers front door.
The dine at home experience was so popular that the team added takeaway boxed catering to the mix so people could serve and eat Oula’s amazing food in the comfort of their own home. From rainbow-coloured sliders filled with homemade falafel and spicy Asian cheeseburger, to Middle Eastern mezze and grazing platters, Oula’s food is designed to be healthy, packed full of flavour and to bring a pop of colour to any dining table.
Talking about Oula, founder, Meg’s, said: “We have worked in the food retail sector for a while, on the marketing and advertising side of things. Our keen eye for detail means that working with food comes easily to us. Starting a boutique food catering business was the natural next step, though we initially had to find new ways to get people to try our amazing food because of pandemic restrictions. Our aim is to take the hassle out of dining, especially for those who are hosting. We have been very lucky to get some amazing clients that have supported us on our catering journey.”
Oula’s creative catering and lux platter settings caught the eye of Leeds United football player, Stuart Dallas, who approached them to provide the catering for his 30th birthday earlier this year. Their food has also been enjoyed by renowned bridal MUA, Shama Malik and BBC Interior Design Masters finalist, Siobhan Hannah Murphy, who brought colour into every viewer’s home with her eclectic style and love of colour so was sure to be a fan of Oula.
Megs continued: “Oula food is about fun and big flavours and that really comes across every time we cater for a client. Our table styling is simple and fresh, ensuring the food really is the star of the show. The colour combinations in our lux grazing tables and mezze spreads always look really vibrant and inviting. For us, it’s all about combining a passion for eating with quirky styling to provide an experience that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but that also tastes fresh and amazing. We love creating the ultimate wow factor for our clients.”
As well as providing incredible food, Oula also offers a table set-up service where they will come to the venue and prepare everything ahead of a party or event. Their extensive menus cover Middle Eastern, Pan Asian, Indian and European cuisine, as well as desserts such as baked fudge donuts, all cooked from scratch using locally sourced ingredients.
Megs concluded: “Now that the hospitality sector is opening back up, we are excited to be catering for events again, but will continue offering the dine at home experience and takeaway options as well. We simply want to keep being creative with food, making gatherings the talk of the town!”