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Run a better business with our resources specifically designed for the Event Catering sector. Created both in-house and with our partner agencies.

Event Catering courses

Your website is your shop front for events - what do your clients see when they search for you online?

Our bespoke built web pages get you started with a slick, professional image, what's more we handover the complete website to you so you have full control of hosting, updates and changes. 

£799 + vat





Contracts... so much to consider, are you compliant and up to date? What about changing work, probation periods, breaks, cancelling work... our templates have been created by our specialist HR Consultancy and made especially for Event Caterers, accounting for the need for flexibility in this fast moving industry.

We have three types of contract

Permanent: Employees on a permanent salary ongoing

Fixed-Term - seasonal staff who will work for a fixed period of time on a fixed salary

Zero Hours - for casual staff who work on an event-by-event basis on an hourly or daily wage rate.


121 Events Business coaching

One to One coaching covering all aspects of your business. Helping you to overcome challenges and boost your business success

let's chat about event catering?

Curious about Event Catering ?

 Why not book a free initial call to find out more... we have seven years in the field experience, so we can help you get started.


Tuesday 18th to Wednesday 19th August 2020

At the Pentahotel in Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7RH

Coffee, Tea & Lunch included, +10% off room rates for guests

Limited spaces available!

with special guest speakers:

10% off your booking_ Voucher code_ AJS2

Andrew James is Chairman of The Catering Accounting Company, an innovative, forward-thinking specialist in the Event Catering Sector.


There’s simply no one better placed to deliver this module to a new or established Event Catering business.


Andrew will be covering those important topics that many of us can find a bit daunting… Accounting Systems, Forecasting, Company structure, Tax, PAYE & VAT

10% off your booking_ Voucher code_ AJS2

Corrie Jones is the founder of Untapped Digital Media and The Self-Made Women Podcast.


Corrie, a social media expert, has worked on content, strategy and advertising with clients around the world including Virgin Startup & NatWest and has spoken at The General Assembly’s “Talk Data To Me” in London and SEMrush’s Global Marketing Day in New York.


Corrie has also managed live social media at a number of high-profile evens and will be showing us what social media mean for Event Caterers in an evolving online world.

(Day 2 - only on the full course)

1 Day (Fast Start) Course - £950

2 Day (Professional) Course - £1,750

Prices subject to VAT

Download the curriculum now for full course content.

"Getting it right from the start means the results will only

compound year after year... more time for family, lower overheads and more income! Now that's a hat-trick"

Access our free e-books

Get started with our Industry-leading ebooks, for caterers, by caterers. Wether you're new, looking to grow, or just after a fresh perspective, we've got you covered and share insider tips with you for FREE in our exclusive ebook series.

Top10 COVID ebook
Top 10 Mistakes in Event Catering eBook
Top 10 Things to Love about Event Catering FREE eBook
Top 10 Things to Love about Event Catering eBook

About Us

Greg Gabriel

Hi, I'm Greg Gabriel, Founder of The Mixing Jug & your training host!

I began my career after completing a Bsc in Business Management at The Uni' of Surrey and have worked with big brands; Procter & Gamble, Colgate and Lego Group in logistics & management roles. I have a passion for helping and inspiring others, and I'm a mentor for Young Enterprise & The Mentor Circle


I have trained with world-class business leaders and I'm part of a training and mentorship group with a multi-million dollar brand. 

I started The Mixing Jug in 2014 on a journey to bring better quality to events. Since then the business has grown (As have I) to a thriving Event Catering business, employing up to 50 seasonal staff and experience of over 100 major events across the UK. We have worked with the F1, BBC Proms in the Park, Latitude, Isle of Wight Festival, Goodwood, Countryfile and The London Marathon to name a few. (We were also booked for Glasto' in 2020... pre you know what!). We have been featured in NCASS Catering Magazine and we're well known for high-quality, fast service and our fresh and unique approach to Event Catering.

I know how daunting and stressful setting up and running a successful business can be, whether you're right at the start, transitioning from a career or another business or already a few (or more) years in.


Getting started is often the hardest part, with what can seem like and endless list questions and hurdles. Once established, many businesses struggle with growth and the new challenges of hiring and growing a team, managing more workload and giving responsibility to others whilst staying profitable.

Over the past seven years, I have learnt the hard way through trial & error, constant learning and perseverance. We now have simple systems and incredible partnerships, which make the business more profitable and a whole lot easier to run and manage, not to mention enjoyable!


I believe with our training, support & mentorship, you too can grow a successful business, wether your ambition is to run one outlet yourself or grow to multiple outlets. I believe the best way to do business is to combine your passion with a high standard of ethics and a growth mindset focused on constant learning & improvement.

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