Caroline’s Story

A lifetime of love for all things food

From Humble Beginnings

My name is Caroline Haylor, and I have a story to tell – a story of humble beginnings, of inspiration, dedication, a passion for creating great food made from the finest fresh ingredients. A story of success.

Cooking is in my blood. Catering is my life.

It all began with Mum – my inspiration. It was she who inspired me from the start. All I ever wanted was to become a chef – but not any chef. I wanted to be the best chef ever! I’ll leave it to the testimonials to tell you how close I’ve come to achieving that childhood ambition!

Cooking is in my blood

Training with Prue Leith

Even as a young child, I appreciated all the different delicious flavours and textures. Then, of course, there were the beautiful smells from the home-grown vegetables and herbs that Mum would use in our family meals. Home was a farm. I soon learned where food came from and what a fantastic difference fresh ingredients make.

During the early stages of my career, I trained at Prue Leith’s School of Food and Wine and worked in several restaurants. Here I learned all about the intricate workings of a professional kitchen.

Creating tasty and exciting food

Then it was time to broaden my horizons, so I John Lewis PLC, staying for 15 years, working my way up to Head Chef/ Section Manager.

I’ve always been one who relishes a new challenge. There have been few challenges more exciting and rewarding than using my passion for creating tasty and exciting food in my own catering business. And so … Red Pepper Catering was born!

Of course, setting up and establishing Milton Keynes’ premier catering company takes more than a passion for food!

Dedication to customer service

I also love dealing with customers. I derive enormous pleasure from seeing how they enjoy eating food as much I enjoy preparing and cooking it.

Our dedication to customer service is legendary. Our customers tell us time and again – they love our friendly approach. Whenever possible, we visit you to discuss your requirements face-to-face. We respond promptly to phone calls and emails – always making sure that you are the focus of our working day!

I always strive to create new and exciting dishes to tantalize my client’s palates. And yes – I admit it – the dream of a restaurant and that coveted Michelin star is never far away!

The Red Pepper mission

It’s my mission to deliver to you the very best luxury food experience. I want you to enjoy your food as much as I enjoy cooking it.

Make an enquiry

Call me - Caroline Haylor – and let’s talk fantastic food.

01908 048820

Enjoy the Red Pepper experience