Our Journey

Passion Fruit Catering was founded in 2015 by qualified Chef Director, Sara Gibson from a passion for cookery, a love of fine food and hospitality.

The catering business was first based in the Home Counties, and fast developed a fantastic reputation, as the go-to catering company for exceptional private event catering.

In August 2022 we moved our catering company and relocated to Poole, after a long awaited goal to live by the beautiful Dorset coast. We are thrilled to be delivering our bespoke catering services across Dorset and still continue to travel all over the UK.

Meet the Owners

Culinary Director – Sara Gibson

Sara, a qualified Chef with 21 years experience, began her culinary training in London and has worked in Michelin star restaurants, hotels and event venues. One of her most memorable achievements, whilst working as the Head Chef of The Queen’s House in Greenwich, was cooking for the late Majesty the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations for 500 guests and providing full catering for the England equestrian team during the 2012 Olympics. Sara has a huge passion for creating bespoke menus, tailored to our clients ideas and requirements, producing a truly unique menu for every event, as no two events are ever the same! You will find Sara at every event, leading the kitchen team and ensuring the food is executed to perfection.

Events Director – Frances Laws

Frances, joined the business after leaving her role for 15 years as a Detective in the Metropolitan police service. She is an avid “foodie” which fuelled the change of career path and now has 8 years of catering and event management experience.

Now as Senior Events Manager, from your first initial enquiry to the final farewell, Frances works tirelessly on the pre-event planning and managing the team on the event day, ensuring all of the small details are checked and the hospitality is delivered seamlessly.