When you use Big Top you can be certain of great food and service, with the knowledge that by using our business you are helping to bring hope and a future to families, children and young adults.
Who We Are
Big Top Catering and Big Top Parties are companies founded by Dave and Judy Usher.
Big Top Catering provides delicious hot and cold food for corporate events, weddings, family celebrations and smaller occasions throughout Greater Manchester.
Big Top Parties provides complete children’s parties, mobile creche facilities at corporate or family events and school holiday activities.
How We Started
At the outset the company was formed with its objective to be a company that would support and become a part of the community in which it was based. Dave and Judy have previously been directors of businesses and worked in community positions. It was and still is their vision to do more than just tick the Corporate and Social Responsibility box but to become integrated into a community. They also have moved into the same area.
The company is based in Eccles. It is housed in what was an old Co-Op shop and Dave and Judy (but mostly Dave!) have converted it into working kitchens, office space and a community centre known as The Castle Community Centre which is used by a variety of local groups.
Our Community Work
At The Castle Community Centre we are able run a number of children’s activities. We have a well established Kids Club and a stay and play group for children with special needs. In 2018 we were able to run Play Street activities throughout the summer holidays to provide the children with positive, fun activities to get involved in. In 2019 we are pleased to have secured funding for a holiday club in every half term this year which will allow us to build on the success of Play Streets.
Working with Housing Trusts and local schools we run family cooking sessions that encourage parents and children to explore healthy meals that they can make together at home. We run community cooking sessions that bring lonely and vulnerable people together to cook, chat and make new friends. At The Castle we run “Kids Kitchen” courses where children learn cooking skills, food hygiene and how to use equipment safely. We are planning more intergenerational activities that will bring people of all ages together.
As you can see there is a big emphasis on family, food and fun across all areas.
As a business we are about excellence. We can offer personal service with that extra attention to detail and excellent handmade food made to homemade recipes, to ensure your event or celebration has the ‘wow’ factor. We have an amazing creative team who just love to provide celebration cakes, buffets and hot food.
Our children’s parties work to the same standard providing the complete party package for busy parents. We offer 2 hours of none stop fun with games, crafts, music, prizes and delicious food. There is always something for everyone.
The more we grow the more we can provide more of the above. There are no limits.