Corporate Events Food & Drink

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Food & Drink

Whatever your event, you should expect nothing but the finest quality catering to ensure that your guests have everlasting memories of the occasion. Our award-winning chefs will work with you to make your experience entirely unique by creating the perfect menu for your event, to your exacting requirements.

About Beales Gourmet

Founded in 2005 by award-winning chef – Tony Beales, Beales Gourmet is one of the fastest growing and most respected wedding & event catering companies on the South Coast, bringing a modern and sophisticated approach to catering at the Italian Villa. The back bone of the kitchen, Head Chef Ladislav Poustevnik, runs a very tight ship with the rest of the kitchen team ensuring that every dish meets the high quality standards expected by Beales Gourmet. Operations Manager, Drew Illman, shares the passion for professional and friendly service at every event. When it comes to good food and great service, the Italian Villa has it all! There is no event too big or small – having catered for everything from a 12-person boardroom lunch, right through to the Dorset Business Awards with over 500 attendees, as well as the Sandbanks Beach Polo for 350 VIP guests each day. In any case, you can be sure that our dedicated team will create a menu that is perfect for you and your guests. And if you want to bring a touch of class to an event at your premises or external venue, our chefs from Beales Gourmet are able to bring the flavours of The Italian Villa to you (see Beales Gourmet site).

Canapes & Drinks

Get your event off to a stylish start with our beautiful and imaginative canapés. Choose from our innovative sweet and savoury menu, or have our chefs design something especially for your event.

Gala Dinners

Our exquisite and vibrant gourmet evening dishes are created using only the finest and locally sourced ingredients to give your guests the ultimate taste experience. These beautiful dishes will be the talk of your party and be remembered long after the party has finished.

BBQs, Hog Roasts & Evening Buffets

Let your guests enjoy their dinner whilst soaking up the beautiful views of the beautifully manicured Italian Garden. We offer a range of BBQ, hog roast & evening buffets menus to compliment your corporate event proceedings. As always, our menus are fully customisable and our chefs would be delighted to invent a dish exclusively for your event.

Hannah Gibson, BSO Senior Development Officer

On behalf of us all at the BSO, we cannot thank Tony Beales and his wonderful team enough for their fantastic support in organising our Black Tie Gala Evening at The Italian Villa.  It is rare to work with a team who is prepared to support on each and every aspect of the event - however big or small.  The team at Beales achieved this proudly.  The evening will be remembered as a truly memorable and special experience for our most valued supporters, special guests and musicians.

Koh Thai Group

The Italian Villa was the venue in which we decided to host our annual in-house Koh Thai Tapas Awards Ceremony in 2014.

It was the idea location for such a momentous occasion.  It provided the perfect setting for our glamorous showcase event and the team were fantastic in every aspect.  The food was incredible and service impeccable - we couldn’t have hoped for more!


Our annual Company BBQ for 250 people went extremely well this year and more importantly the number of children attending was the best ever so lots of smiles all around there!

The giant New Forest Eton Mess was a huge discussion point - totally gorgeous!  Many thanks to you and your team.

Pippa, Savills Estate Agents

I just wanted to thank you and your team for helping to make tonight’s function a huge success.  All of our clients remarked on how scrumptious the canapés were!!

Simon Brooks, Seventa Events

We love placing client events into the Italian Villa.  We’ve utilised the venue for all manner of events from team building activities, awards ceremonies, Christmas & summer parties and even book launches at the venue.  Tony and his team are true perfectionists when it comes to service, catering and beverage and it’s a joy to work with a venue that truly cares about the customer journey/experience.

Fiona McKenna, CMUK

The party was amazing - the best we have had to date.  Everyone had a great night.  My thanks to all the staff, especially the guy who greeted us and was in the main room when we were eating who was very attentive and welcoming.  The food, as always, was wonderful.  All my staff want to come back next year.  I will be in touch!!

Lee Taylor - Steele Raymond Solicitors

We regularly hold our Christmas events at the Italian Villa. There is a reason for that. We haven’t found anywhere that puts so much in to making our events extra special for our staff. The food by Beales Gourmet is exquisite. We always have staff leaving with a smile on their face and can’t recommend you highly enough. Thank you!

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