Butler's Pantry is run by Helen Skripek and her husband Ralph (the chef)

Helen and her husband Ralph (the chef) offer a dinner party catering service at our holiday cottages. They can also provide BBQ's, buffets and canapes.

The dinner parties are fully inclusive of crockery, cutlery, napkins, events team and VAT and are priced at £35.00 per person or £28.00 per person.

Children can eat from the main menu for half price or a different menu can be served for them.

All special diets can be catered for, and they can also tailor a different menu to your specific taste if preferred.

Our waiters set the table for you, serve the meal & your own drinks, and clear away afterwards, leaving you to enjoy time with your guests.

Pre-order of maximum 2 different starters, 2 different mains and same desserts for all guests to be pre-ordered 7 days prior (in addition to any special dietary requirements).

The menu is cooked fresh at the venue.

To confirm a date, they ask for £25.00 deposit with the balance payable 7 days prior upon confirmation of details.


If required, our events team can serve a selection of home made canapes prior to dinner, suggested menu

  • Mini Yorkshire puddings filled with a curl of roast beef & horseradish cream
  • Toasted croute topped with home smoked Carsington caught trout fillet, creme fraiche & dill
  • Mini mozzarella & cherry tomato skewers drizzled with home made basil oil

Above canape menu £5.40 per person 

For all enquiries, contact Helen Skripek at The Butler's Pantry (Derby) Limited:
Tel: +44 1332 519007
Mobile: +44 7931 933892
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Private Dinner menu 

£28.00 per person


Home made shortcrust pastry tartlet filled with feta cheese, sun dried tomato & basil, served with dressed rocket leaves drizzled with Derbyshire lemon infused rapeseed oil & balsamic glaze (V)

Home made butternut squash soup with swirls of cream topped with fresh herbs & sliced baguette with butter (V)

Home made creamy chicken liver parfait, served with a tossed leaf saladette, home made Butler's date chutney & a stack of wafer melba toast

Home made creamy tomato & basil soup served with sliced artisan breads & butter (V)

Main Course

Chicken breast filled with cream cheese & chives, surrounded with a creamy mushroom sauce and served with dauphinoise potatoes & carrots and green beans tied with leeks

Oven baked fillet of salmon with mozzarella & basil crust, served with a creamy white wine sauce, dauphinoise potatoes & carrots and green beans tied with leeks

(V) Aubergine filled with couscous and mixed beans, topped with cheese and surrounded with a creamy mushroom sauce, served with dauphinoise potatoes & carrots and green beans tied with leeks (V)


Home made sticky toffee pudding served with vanilla pod sauce

Warm classic Derbyshire Bakewell tart, served on swirls of vanilla pod sauce & garnished with fresh garden mint


Private Dinner Menu

£35.00 per person


Sweet Tomato with Basil Oil Soup
A creamy sweet tomato soup with swirls of basil oil and served with toasted cheese croutes

Feta Cheese and Sun Dried Tomato Tartlet
A home made shortcrust pastry tartlet with a feta cheese, sun dried tomato and tarragon filling served with a spicy tomato salsa and assorted leaves drizzled with Derbyshire rapeseed dressing

Brushetta with Mozzarella Cheese and Home Smoked Chicken
A toasted brushetta topped with slices of mozzarella cheese, a drizzle of red onion and chive dressing, topped with curls of home smoked chicken, finished with a rocket and olive tossed saladette

Home Made Chicken Liver Parfait
Home made smooth chicken liver parfait served with wafer thin melba toast & Butler’s home made date chutney, finished with tossed rocket leaves drizzled with a balsamic glaze

Parsnip and Butternut Squash Soup
A home made creamy parsnip & butternut squash soup with swirls of cream and tarragon, served with cheddar cheese croutes

Main Course

Braised Derbyshire Beef
Braised slices of tender beef cooked with shallots, smoked bacon and mushrooms, with a burgundy red wine stock, finished with potato puree

Filled Chicken Breast
Chicken breast filled with cream cheese & chives, wrapped with Serrano ham, carved and served onto a creamy mushroom sauce

Pan Fried Fillet of Seabass
Fillet of seabass pan fried with dill, finished on sautéed mushrooms and curly kale surrounded with a saffron and lentil creamy stock sauce

Fillet of Pork with Crispy Belly Pork
Fillet of pork wrapped with fresh sage and serrano ham carved onto sautéed creamed leeks, crispy belly pork and finished with a creamy asparagus sauce

Haunch of Venison
Haunch of venison, carved and finished with selected wild mushrooms and sweet potato puree, surrounded with a rich red wine stock sauce

Filled Roast Aubergine (V)
An aubergine filled with a mixed beans and couscous topped with feta cheese, roasted and finished with a clear lentil stock sauce

All the above main courses are served with a selection of seasonal vegetables & a potato dish

Home made ‘Pantry’ Desserts

Belgium Chocolate Torte
A home made rich Belgium chocolate torte, served on swirls of berry coulis, garnished with berries & fresh garden mint

Marmalade Bread & Butter Pudding
A home made creamy bread & butter pudding served with vanilla sauce & garnished with berries & mint

Citrus Cheesecake
A home made light creamy citrus cheesecake on an amaretto biscuit base, finished with swirls of berry sauce and a refreshing crème fraiche, garnished with fresh garden mint

Cheese board may be served as an additional 4th course
a selection of County cheeses served with celery, grapes, home made Butler's date chutney, savoury biscuits & bread croutes
£7.50 per person

Coffee & Home made Chocolate Truffles
£3.50 extra

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