Consider yourself a foodie? Want an epic catering team to feed your guests the feast of their life? you’re going to love Bear Claw Catering

Dietary Options


Food Type

Western / European

General Services

Tables and Chairs Provided
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Midnight Treats
Tableware Provided
Staff Provided
Seated Meal
Physical Kitchen Premises
Marquee Catering
Linen Provided
Full Description
Consider yourself a foodie? Want an epic catering team to feed your guests the feast of their life? I think you’re going to love Bear Claw Catering. Founder Jessica is not just experienced at working amongst some of the most well known chefs, she is also Cordon Bleu trained, and will take a vested interest in your big day, offering her knowledge at every point you need it. And just wait ’til you see the food… I’m dreaming about it. “I adore cooking and eating food, hosting celebrations, decorating tablescape’s and creating formal feasts, it’s what I do best, along with the incredible Bear Claw team” Jessica De Jong, Bear Claw Catering’s Founder Bear Claw was set up by Jessica De Jong in 2015. Having completed her Cordon Bleu training, Jessica moved to the capital, and became involved in larger events, leading her to work alongside the likes of Jamie Oliver, Michele Roux Jr and Raymond Blanc at the well known Taste of London festivals. This gave her the inspiration she needed to start Bear Claw Catering.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Bear Claw
Thanks so much for your email - we're so looking forward to help you plan your awesome wedding feast! Speak soon


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
John and Saffron Mackenzie
Happy couple married in December
May 2018
We cannot recommend Bear Claw enough
“Jessica and the Bear Claw Team recently catered our wedding on 12th November at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington. We are so happy that we chose them as they were beyond fantastic! From the friendly, helpful and informative emails, the amazing tasting session and right up to and including the day itself, the Bear Claw service was brilliant and really helped to make our wedding a wonderful occasion. They happily accommodated all our special dietary requirements and were enthusiastic about helping realise all our ideas with regards to presentation and service. We went for banquet themed, rustic trestle tables, the food was served on beautiful sharing platters and looked and tasted amazing. The service staff were on hand throughout the day to refill drinks and work the bar and did a fantastic job. We cannot recommend Bear Claw enough!”
April Tarr
Happy couple married in July
May 2018
The food was absolutely exquisite
“We cannot wait for Bear Claw to cater at our wedding next year! From the moment we arrived at the Bear Claw HQ we knew it was the one from us.. Jes is so friendly and made us feel at ease immediately! We found it hard to explain the vision we have for our special day but Jes helped make it feel possible. We discussed the timings, tables, drinks, different courses available and with Jes’ advice and expertise, felt really ready to make some big decisions. The food was absolutely exquisite and was served impeccably. We cannot wait to work with Bear Claw in the coming months and would recommend to everybody! More than just a caterer, almost a wedding planner thrown in too!”
Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall
Happy couple married in June
May 2018
Jessica felt more like a friend..
“From the very first email, Jessica was so friendly and accommodating. She really listened to our ideas and what we wanted from our day, and brought some great options to the table. We were so pleased with our tasting .The food was so tasty and fit the bill perfectly. Not only that, but sitting there eating her food and chatting about our wedding, Jessica felt more like a friend, which definitely put me at ease!”
Location & Contact Details


South St, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 7LS, England

Travel Notes

The post code will direct you right outside of our HQ

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

West Worthing

Nearest Airport


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You & Your wedding

What is your most memorable wedding?

De Jong Wedding 2016

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

My Eats, My Family, My Black Lab, Coffee & pondering the universe

What about your business are you most proud of?

Creating beautiful feasts for beautiful people

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Its YOUR day, choose a menu YOU love

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Family 'photo tree'

Describe your typical process with a couple.

We’re there on hand from your initial enquiry, throughout the year leading up to your wedding planning to of course the big day! — We’ll arrange a venue site visit with you to discuss your wedding style and ideas, helping to plan the timeline of your day — You won’t find a doily anywhere near us! Let’s get creative and start your reception welcome nibbles & bubbles off with a bang, styled to perfection with our range of awesome serving ideas, glassware and props — Let’s plan and create your dream tablescape...we supply, fully set up and make sure your vision is nothing less than perfect — We love chatting with your chosen photographer, florist and band in the lead up to your big day (we’ll even feed them too!😉) — Provide an ‘On The Day’ Events Coordinator who will also run through your carefully detailed Bear Claw wedding form a week prior, really assures you can breath easy on your big day — And of course put on that awesome feast the inner foodie in you designed to get your eat on! — Who knew.......🤷🏼‍♀️?!