About Us


Welcome to Chefs Catering Northwest, where two trades collide with one common goal – to deliver the best of British cuisine and provide great opportunities to our communities!

Alongside her husband Gareth Gardner, a veteran who served 20 plus years as a Royal Army Physical Training Instructor. He took over as Managing Director and CEO, because he knew how important both physical and mental wellbeing of the staff was, especially in the hospitality industry.

After running gymnasiums for many years, carrying out risk assessments and prioritising staff welfare which was a key component to delivering a service that the British Army required and needed. He new by utilising his skills could positively impact not only staff but the customers.

Both Gareth and Gemma have a clear vision and mission.


Simply bringing together inspirational chefs to deliver retro styled food, served using the freshest local ingredients, while providing every guest with the personal care and elegant service they deserve at a price that is affordable to our community.


One team, one voice, driven to provide elegant, retro catering for any occasion. We believe the choices we make about what you eat, should make you feel good and taste great!


Chefs Catering Northwest was founded by Gemma Howarth (inspirational business woman of the year 2017/2018), who is passionate about her military heritage, and giving back to her community.

As a mother, wife and veteran who served for 14 years, Gemma understands the hardship when your career comes to a rather abrupt end due to chronic pain, which triggered a mental break down.


Gemma believes whole heartily in recruiting those who deserve a second chance in life, very much like herself, and giving our youth a great opportunity to belong to a company who is driven by doing the right thing. 

Through traineeships and apprenticeships.

  • positive review  Had afternoon tea at Heysham Golf club today, and it was absolutely fantastic! Can’t believe we have not had food here before! Will certainly be back!

    Anne-Marie Wilson Avatar Anne-Marie Wilson
    August 31, 2020
  • positive review  Would like to say a massive thank you to Chefs Catering. We got in touch with Chefs Catering for a buffet for a surprise hen party. Delicious food, great snacks and amazing service. Would totally recommend. Not only great sandwiches but amazing cooked meats. Thank you guys we will be back 🥳🤩

    Poppy Kershaw Avatar Poppy Kershaw
    August 23, 2020
  • positive review  Went to heysham golf course for curry night ad it was beautiful throughly enjoyed it all 4 of us did thankyou x

    Sharon Louise Pollard Avatar Sharon Louise Pollard
    August 14, 2020
  • positive review  Just had a Afternoon Tea delivery as a surprise and it is absolutely delicious and would highly recommend.

    Stephen Fawcett Avatar Stephen Fawcett
    July 31, 2020
  • positive review  This post is on behalf of my Nanna, Veronica Wilkinson We had my Husbands wake at Heysham Golf Club and catering was provided by Chef Catering. They were very professional and look after all of us soo well. I would recommend these to anyone who would like some catering. All the staff were very friendly and couldn't ask for more! Thnak you for being part of a special day for me and my Family!

    Matthew Newsham Avatar Matthew Newsham
    July 25, 2020
  • positive review  Absolutely outstanding service, delivery and food!!!! Placed a large 'Afternoon Tea' order for team members working from home as recognition for their hard work during Covid-19, Gemma and the team went above and beyond to cater for us! We would highly recommend and certainly use again. Thank you so much Gemma and team!

    Daniel Gavin Avatar Daniel Gavin
    July 17, 2020
  • positive review  It was as my dads funeral & chefs catering northwest went above & beyond to look after our needs . The weather changed so no longer could eat outside & they individually boxed the food up . Everything was delicious & would definitely recommend them for your catering needs Thank you so very much for everything you did Lisa Costin

    Lisa Costin Avatar Lisa Costin
    June 30, 2020
  • positive review  We had the best afternoon tea recently the best I have had, we even got special picnic boxes for the children Best value for money for quality tea Will definitely order again

    Karen Pemberton Avatar Karen Pemberton
    June 24, 2020
  • positive review  Absolutely awesome, a big thankyou 💓Hubby totally loved his Fathers Day afternoon tea x highly recommended A*A*A*A*A*

    Emma Thornton ૐ Avatar Emma Thornton ૐ
    June 21, 2020
  • positive review  Great food lovely people great value for money afternoon teas of beautiful

    Kim Roe Avatar Kim Roe
    June 14, 2020