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Celebrating 32 years as a caterer, Elizabeth Treliving is renowned for creating outstanding, home-style cuisine. The food writer and broadcaster develops her own recipes and embraces the influence of changing food styles and seasons, always cooking from the heart. A longstanding supporter of fellow local businesses, many of Elizabeth's suppliers are based in her own village of Great Bookham: the fishmonger, butcher, bakery and greengrocer, all family-run, just like Home Cooking By Elizabeth. 

Menus and recipes are often created especially for a particular event, so flexibility is the keyword when you entrust your catering to Elizabeth. Elizabeth is supported by her husband and daughters, Stefanie, Lucinda and Olivia (who all have their own roles in the business), together with the help of a great team. Specialities include canapés, finger buffets, formal occassions, knife and fork buffets, tea parties and sitdown dinner parties.

Party planning

Home Cooking By Elizabeth offers a full party planning service, which takes care of everything, if that is your wish - including the drinks, wine waiters and bar staff; linen, glassware, cutlery and furniture hire; marquees, discos, even the wedding cake! Of course, many clients like to organise some, or all, of the event themselves, and you can leave as much - or as little - as you like to Elizabeth and her team.

Unique venue

The catering show room is situated in a beautiful listed building in the heart of Great Bookham. Please visit to discuss your event, browse through the menus and create new recipes. Home Cooking by Elizabeth is also able to offer private parties for 10 to 20 people depending on the type of party, which have included vintage tea parties among other events.  

Show room address - Wyvern House 1 Church Road Great Bookham KT23 3PD

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Catering for weddings, private functions, civil partnership ceremonies, funerals and memorials as well as corporate catering.
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Local Food Surrey says

Home Cooking by Elizabeth is a truly local business that has earned a great reputation as a caterer you can really trust. There are lots of testimonials on their website, like this one:

“It was wonderful yesterday, you couldn’t have done anything to make it better. The girls were wonderful and left everywhere immaculate. A huge huge thank you."