About Us

Susan Berks - Owner and Chef of Green Bean Catering

Cooking, baking and riding horses have always been my passions since I was a little girl and I have continued them all now for more than 30 years.

Having gone straight from school to a private residential 'cordon bleu' college, my first step into the world of Private Catering was living on a 2000 acre stud farm in Sussex as the private chef and also catering for the frequent weekend house- parties for racehorse owners and trainers. These were particularly fond memories for me as I was also allowed to ride some amazing horses including a Grand National Winner. I then moved on to Kings School Canterbury , living literally next door to the cathedral, at the headmasters house ,where I spent the next few years cooking for Lord Pilkington and various other church dignitaries and politicians.

I have always enjoyed cooking for parties and there is nothing more satisfying than seeing hosts and guests enthuse about the dishes that you have presented them with, so when I then had a young family to bring up and horses and dogs to look after, the obvious choice was to go freelance which I have continued to do until the present time.

From Directors lunches in the West End of London for companies such as Price Waterhouse , outside catering for private functions, weddings, funerals and barbeques; I have many testimonials from happy clients who appreciate the personal attention I give to each and every event and they have returned year after year for annual functions such as Jazz Festivals and NSPCC dinner dances.

Now , this year, with my partner Tim we have created The Green Bean Catering Company and are now able to offer an even better bespoke service which can include marquees of any size, bars, dance floors and entertainment to suit any occasion.

We have included some menus on the website to give an idea of the style of food we can provide, although we are always ready to adapt to suit any occasion.

We always like to meet clients for a friendly discussion about your particular event so as to fully understand your requirements and suggest the best options.

Style of Food

We can accommodate any style of food to suit any occasion and all of our dishes are homemade using fresh locally sourced produce.

Whether you would like eastern flavours, simple home cooking, classic French dishes or Mediterranean cuisine, we can adapt our style to suit you.

Please contact us now for a no hassle discussion about your requirements.


How To Book

We pride ourselves on offering the very best customer service from the initial enquiry until we collect the last piece of cutlery once the occasion is over.

If you would like to find out more and receive a no obligation quote and menu then please get in touch by either sending us an e-mail or giving us a call.

We look forward to hearing from you.

List of areas we cover (non-exclusive)

Abinger Common, Abinger Hammer, Albury, Alfold Crossways, Ashtead, Banstead, Beare Green, Betchworth, Bletchingley, Blindley Heath, Brockham, Buckland, Burgh Heath, Burstow, Capel, Caterham, Chaldon, Charlwood, Chelsham, Chipstead, Claygate, Cobham, Coldharbour, Copthorne, COULSDON, Cranleigh, CRAWLEY, Crowhurst, Croydon, Dorking, Dormans Park, Dormansland, Downside, East Clandon, EAST GRINSTEAD, East Horsley, EDENBRIDGE, Effingham, Ellen's Green, Epsom, Esher, Ewell, Ewhurst, Ewhurst Green, Farleigh, Felbridge, Felcourt, Fetcham, Forest Green, FOREST ROW, Friday Street, Givons Grove, Godstone, Gomshall, Great Bookham, GUILDFORD, Haxted, Holland, Holmbury St Mary, Hookwood, Hooley, Horley, Horne, Jayes Park, Kenley, Kingswood, Leatherhead, Leigh, Limpsfield, Lingfield, Little Bookham, Long Ditton, Martyr's Green, Merstham, Mickleham, Newchapel, Newdigate, Newland's Corner, North Holmwood, Norwood Hill, Nutfield, Oakwoodhill, Ockham, Ockley, Outwood, Oxshott, Oxted, Parkgate, Pebble Coombe, PURLEY, Redhill, Reigate, Ridge Green, Salfords, Shere, Shipley Bridge, Shirley Hills, Smallfield, South Godstone, South Holmwood, South Nutfield, Stoke D'abernon, Surbiton, Sutton, Sutton Green, Tadworth, Tandridge, Tatsfield, Thames Ditton, The Hermitage, Titsey, Walliswood, Walton On The Hill, Warlingham, West Horsley, Westcott, Westhumble, Whyteleafe, Woldingham, Wotton and everywhere inbetween.


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Bletchingley, Surrey
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