Our Team

Meet the team

Our team is highly experienced and dedicated to creating an unforgettable feast for you. We’re passionate about local produce and constantly seek fresh ways to create healthy, nutritional combinations that burst with flavour.

Elaine Day

Elaine Day is the owner and Head Chef of Entertaining Food. She has been a professional chef for over 30 years.

Elaine provided catering for formula 1 teams around the world for 10 years and has cooked for top celebrities and royalty.

Entertaining Food was launched in 2003 and moved to Devon in 2013. Today, Elaine’s passion and expert knowledge of local produce ensure all her menus are fresh, seasonally biased and beautifully presented.

Charlie Ramsdale

Chef and nutritionist Charlie Ramsdale has 17 years of catering experience, ranging from fine dining restaurants in the South Hams serving beautiful game and fish dishes, to running chalets in the French Alps and working on super yachts.

Charlie’s knowledge of nutrition is invaluable to clients with special dietary requirements. With a passion for seasonal and home-grown produce, she works closely with local suppliers to source some of Devon’s finest ingredients.

Tara Horwood

Tara has a long and successful career in event management, wedding catering and the restaurant trade including working as a chef at the acclaimed ‘Louise’s Kitchen’ in East Sussex.

Tara has also worked in publishing, media, and marketing and she has been instrumental in building the reputation of Entertaining Food as one of Devon’s premier catering companies.

Just a little email to comment on such wonderful food you served at Harry and James wedding on Saturday. We were there as guests and all thought how wonderful it all was and so tasty!!

Richard |Kingsbridge

I just wanted to send a massive thank you for delivering such amazing food at our wedding reception. So delicious and beautifully presented. Guests commented on the food for days. We would also like to thank all the waiting staff and chef!!! Thanks.

Holly & Joe |Plymouth

Oh my goodness Elaine, we had literally the BEST day of our lives on Saturday and you and your fabulous team just made it even better! The food was absolutely incredible, everyone was raving about it. The whole thing was totally seamless and all from a shed behind a marquee in a little courtyard! We both want to say a HUGE thank you.

James and Harriet |Modbury

Elaine organised a two-day event for our children’s joint 21st and 18th birthday with over 100 guests. She arranged a block tie diner on one night and a western-style “Ho Down” on the other. It still ranks as one of the best parties we’ve been too. Thanks Elaine!

Edward |Dartmouth

I just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for the incredible food and service you provided over the weekend. The menu was beyond our expectation and some of the best food we’ve eaten in a long time and thanks for being so accommodating with my pregnancy dietary requirements!

Sylvia |London

Our dinner party was absolutely wonderful. Your team were delightful and made the whole experience so natural and lovely. The food was amazing and it was fabulous not to have to clear up afterwards. Many thanks for all your thoughtfulness.

Liz |Derbyshire

We used Elaine and Entertaining Food for a charity fundraising party last week. Her food was fantastic, delicious and tasty, beautifully and promptly served. Elaine and her team were a pleasure to work with, professional and full of useful advice as well as being super easy, accommodating and friendly.

Therese |Chichester