A few years ago, Chef Karl & events manager Kat took a leap of faith, leaving roles in their fields to pursue their dream of creating & running their own catering & events business.
Kat & Karl have over 25 years combined experience working within the field of hospitality. Kat is an experienced events and marketing professional, having worked at large companies organising their biggest events of the year. She now oversees all marketing aspects of Dapper Hospitality and it’s sub brands.
Karl is a formally trained chef with over a decade of experience working within restaurant & hotel settings, including Michelin Star & Rosette rated establishments across the East Midlands, Australia and New Zealand.
From there, The Dapper Catering Company was established; offering premium private chef services, bespoke menus and a completely personalised dining experience for each client. Demand soon grew, bookings increased and a small, purpose built kitchen at home was no longer adequate.
While searching for a more suitable business location an unexpected opportunity presented itself; the chance to take on and rebrand a local village pub in Nottinghamshire.
Award Winning Pub
The Dapper Spaniel opened in 2019 as a welcoming, dog friendly gastro pub with an emphasis on seasonal menus, locally sourced ingredients and fantastic dishes.
The pub is named after Karl and Kat’s oldest (& most dapper) dog Archie, an 11-year-old springer spaniel, immortalised in the pub logo.
It has since won a number of awards and continues to welcome dog loving guests year round.
Whilst running the pub and catering businesses, our company has grown to include a new food van; The Streatery offers unique fusion street food from across the world. Book us for festivals, weddings and events throughout the UK.
From festivals to your back garden, we are able to travel and serve you our food anywhere imaginable. We work with you to create a bespoke menu based on your preferences, event theme and budget. Perfect to elevate your next celebration! Karl is a formally trained chef with over a decade of experience working within restaurant & hotel settings, including Michelin Star & Rosette rated establishments across the East Midlands, Australia and New Zealand.