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Charlie Thellusson, Managing Director of The Red Olive Catering Company answers a few questions for Derbyshire Life magazine.

Charlie Thellusson - Director of The Red Olive Catering Company


How has your background in the catering industry influenced your approach to your business?

Gaining experience in all the restaurants and hotels for which I was lucky enough to work has been the bedrock of my business. I was fortunate to have an apprenticeship in France, work for the Roux brothers in Mayfair, and work at Hambleton Hall and Le Gavroche. It’s all about delivering the very best you can and understanding how to achieve high quality.

What would you say is your greatest achievement?

I’m proud of many things but staying in business for 14 years, winning Best Wedding Caterer 2012 for the East Midlands region and cooking for Royalty all rank highly. Having a loyal, talented and friendly team who consistently deliver a quality experience to our guests, from the moment we meet them to the day itself, time after time, has to be my proudest achievement of all. It’s all about good people!

Aside from weddings, what have been the most memorable events you’ve catered for?

We cater for all sorts of occasions including private and corporate events. We felt very privileged to cater for the Aviva athletes in 2012, including Mo Farah, Greg Rutherford and Christine Ohuruogu. Another big achievement has been catering for over 700 people at the Leicester Mercury Business Awards dinner for the past two years. I am proud to have Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Coutts and Bang and Olufsen amongst our corporate clients and we enjoy being part of the inauguration events for the High Sheriffs of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. We know that every guest at every event has the potential to be a new or returning client, so we ensure that they all leave impressed.

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We all had a truly magical weekend and it was enhanced by the service you provided.

Wedding of Laura and Alan at Tissington Hall - Claire and Nigel Prince