The Modern Caterer

The Modern Caterer is devoted to honest, quality food. Using seasonal ingredients, sourced locally and ethically, we offer a tantalising range of innovative, flavoursome dishes, drawing influence from a variety of transcontinental cuisines. We know that good food speaks for itself; simplicity and flavour is key.

Our Ethos

The Modern Caterer has a passion for good food and a passion for good service that covers the whole spectrum. We are dedicated to delivering a fantastic food experience.

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Jodrell Bank has now been trading strongly since April 2011. The children's school holidays is well upon us. The good news is Jodrell Bank has scooped its first award, being name based cafe in Merseyside and Cheshire by Northern Rail, Hidden Gems. Unfortunately we were sad to see Gabriel's kitchen go, but that's business. On a more positive note, we [..]

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Our Latest Recipie

Chocolate Brownies

Preheat oven to 180ºC / gas mark 4. Line the tin with baking parchment. Melt the butter and chocolate together in a heavy-based pan over a low heat. Beat eggs with the sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Allow the chocolate mixture to cool a little then whisk it into the eggs and sugar. […]

Shopping List

375g unsalted butter
375g fair-trade dark chocolate
6 free-range eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
500g caster sugar
225g plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
300g chopped walnuts
a tin measuring approx 30cm x 25cm x 6cm

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It attracts, not just art lovers, but many clued-up Mancs. However, new venture, Gabriel's Kitchen (daytime only), takes Booth's ethos to the streets.

Tony Naylor
The Guardian Guide

What they Say

Long before the credit crunch kicked in, Peter Booth was pouring his energies into democratic, casual dining. His Whitworth Gallery café (best Family Restaurant in the 2009 Good Food Guide) produces flavourful dishes, at fair prices, using quality seasonal, regional ingredients. It attracts, not just art lovers, but many clued-up Mancs. However, new venture, Gabriel’s Kitchen (daytime only), takes Booth’s ethos to the streets.

A bright, white tiled canteen, in which you eat at simple, parquet-topped tables, the food is as neat and fresh as the venue. A salad of steak (from renowned Glossop butcher, Mettrick’s), zingy endive, balsamic and good, salty Pecorino is simplicity itself. Across the table, proper chips and a punchy sweet pepper relish gild a great, juicy burger.

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