About Us

 

 

Hello and welcome to Waste2Taste!!

 

We offer a Bespoke catering service with a vision towards a vibrant, healthy and sustainable food culture, committed to packaging and food waste cuts. Fighting climate change by reducing food waste, using high quality food surplus. We are a fabulous team of two friends who in March 2017 decided to put together all our food knowledge and skills to show the world that we can make magic with surplus food, creating fantastic healthy and super tasty dishes!

  • We have a combined 20 years of working in the Voluntary sector and are very community focused. We are active within our own community and always happy to engage with others.
  • Marie has a background in providing targeted support for vulnerable children, young people and families. She is a self taught cook who realised when becoming vegetarian aged 13 and living on a Northern council estate with little money and a Mum who was a basic cook (sorry Mum your love was more than enough!) that getting creative with seasonal food was the way to go.
  • Sandra is a Portuguese, passionate cook, with a background of home-grown, allotment keeping by her parents. Her taste buds were shaped by the seasonal food picked straight from the ground and cooked by her amazing Mum.​ 10 Years ago she moved to Oxford with her very young family . Since then she has been, in her own words: ‘getting to know the world, the people and myself’. A new adventure started! She was lucky enough to have been responsible for the running of a community kitchen in East Oxford, cooking for around 50 families each day from food surplus provided by Oxford Foodbank. Alongside this she developed an external catering service generating income for the charity.
  • We have experience of engaging and supporting vulnerable people and have knowledge of providing volunteering opportunities to a wide range of people.
  • We are fiercely passionate about food and supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   We love food, we hate waste!                                                                                              A high proportion of our catering is  Vegan and Vegetarian

 

  • We can cater for any occasion:
    Your corporate breakfast and lunch, Staff day out, conferences, weddings, birthday cakes, meetings or parties.
    ​Please allow 48hrs
    Email: 
    catering@waste2taste.co.uk
  • All of our food is handmade, on the premises, and we never make big batches of food in advance.We aim to show you, with our creative collection of dishes, that we are anything but simple ‘crudites and dips'

"Waste 2 Taste are amazing!

As well as being consistently delicious, the food is ethical, looks mouthwatering and comes with the warm smiles and all round friendly and efficient service that Sandra and Marie provide. They are also brilliant at coping with pretty much any dietary requirement you can throw at them without compromising on the quality of the food. I highly recommend them to everyone and I'm always telling my friends and colleagues to use them."

 

Mairi Brookes | Sustainable City Team Manager | Oxford City Council

 

 

  "Sandra is an absolute genius the food that she delivers is so healthy and delicious It's also a feast to the eyes  always beautifully presented .She also does the most fantastic cakes including a much complimented gluten free cake .I would recommend to all in need of catering because it's not just the amazing food its also a much needed enterprise addressing some really important issues regarding food wastage"

Brothers Oxford

"Thank you SO MUCH for everything you did on Friday .
Everything was absolutely delicious - people particularly raved about the custard tarts and the lemon drizzle cake. I received SO MANY lovely responses - people saying how delicious, generous and varied it was. The vegan and gluten free options were very impressive and I received a lot of compliments for those. Proper tea in proper good sized cups was also a common positive comment.
You and your staff couldn't have been nicer or more efficient - from the initial rush to the end of the evening the service was absolutely fantastic and everyone from the old and infirm to the very small were absolutely thrilled by it.
I will be recommending you to everyone - as will everyone from the day. Your customer service to this very nervous organiser couldn't have been kinder or more sensitive.
You run a fantastic, delicious, thoughtful, efficient service with a moral compass and that is very special. I can't thank you enough. On a difficult day you made things much better.
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Lily Williams

"It is not often that food that looks so good tastes SO mouthwatering! From delicate aromas to the careful thinking that go in the harmony of colours, Sandra's #real food is always a treat that puts a smile on our faces whenever we're at an event. Thank you Sandra and team for spoiling us! "
​Marinaes LaSalva

 

"Waste2Taste and team catered for our event (60 adults and 30 kids). They were all very friendly and so helpful throughout, and the food tasted great! Would highly recommend the team to anyone and everyone! "

 

 

Rose Rolle-Rowan

 

 
 

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