Sheer Elegance Catering supply bespoke, quality catering for cocktail and dinner parties, receptions, canapé parties, weddings, corporate events, garden parties, BBQs or any event where you’re out to impress!

Sheer Elegance is a new and vibrant catering company based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Chris Allison, our Executive Head Chef, has over 25 years experience in the hospitality industry. Starting training at the Newcastle Marriott Gosforth Park and Heathcoates in Leeds, Chris went on to several high quality establishments in Manchester, Scotland and London before returning to the North East, where he was awarded two Rosettes while Head Chef at Treacle Moon.

In the North East Chris has been Head Chef at many prestigious venues including:

  • The Fishermans Lodge 
  • Charley's Bistro 
  • The Ivy House 
  • Treacle Moon 
  • Six@Baltic 
  • Fresh Element
  • Ellingham hall
  • The boat house

He is now executive head chef and director of the lion and lamb in Horsley  - 




Chris Allison worked his magic for the Queen while at Alnwick Castle. He's also served Queen Rania of Jordan, the Duke of Northumberland and Lord James Percy of Northumberland.

Other famous people Chris has cooked for include:

Danni Minogue, Ant & Dec, Alan Shearer, Lee Clark, Freddy Shepherd, the Falcons Rugby Team, Neil Tennant (Pet Shop Boys), Robson Green, Vic Reeves, Mike Griffin OBE (world-renowned cancer specialist, surgeon & professor of gastrointestinal surgery).

"Chef Chris Allison is a familiar face in Newcastle's top kitchens and he has opted for an eclectic, 'no boundaries' approach based on top-notch produce. The menus feature a blend of traditional and non-traditional tastes from around the world."

Gordon Barr, The Evening Chronicle


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Sheer Elegance Catering supply quality food and service to a range of special events throughout the North East of England, including:

  • Catering for weddings
  • Catering for dinner parties
  • Catering for corporate functions
  • Canapés for receptions & cocktail parties

  • Hog Roast catering facilities
  • BBQs and carveries
  • Christenings
  • Funerals



If you want fantastic food, look no further than Sheer Elegance Catering, we cover the whole of the North East.


We source the freshest ingredients from local suppliers. For catering hire Newcastle, catering hire Sunderland, catering hire Northumberland, catering hire Tyneside, catering hire Tyne and Wear, catering hire anywhere in the North East, with quality food and service as standard.

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