About Us


Thank you for taking time to look through our site and we hope that we are afforded the opportunity to provide catering services to you.

We are Charles and Grace Hopkins – a professional couple who work well together to provide a perfect balance through our skills and talents, ensuring all functions run smoothly – from the planning to the packing down.  Our aim is to take away your stress whilst providing fresh, quality and delicious food.

Charles is a qualified chef, having worked both fulltime and freelance in various positions.  Following a career in high profile security in South Africa, Cape Town, Charles moved to Bristol (UK), where he studied at Brunel College becoming a chef – just your regular Steven Seagal!  He has worked as a Head Chef for Rolls Royce, and been part of the team with various large events companies being placed on the SS Great Britain, The Mansion House, @Bristol, Ashton Court, Caldicott Castle, Bath Racecourse and Cheltenham Racecourse.  Charles spent a year as a chef for Bath Rugby, also was a chef at Prince Charles’ Highgrove, has been personal chef to Bristol City Football players and a chef on an oil rig, to name but a few.

Grace worked as a medical secretary for many years in Cape Town, South Africa.  Whilst living in the Garden Route, she owned a Restaurant, but as she had two daughters took her passion for cooking and service into catering from home, which including a contract with Meyer Zall Clinic to provide holistic meals.  On moving to Bristol (UK), Grace worked for a year at Coca Cola followed by a few years as a PA for a local church which involved catering for many functions.

In 2009 we jointly worked at Chantmarle Resource Centre in Dorset – Charles as Head Chef and Grace as Marketing Manager, during which time we actively managed functions and groups of up to 240 in residential bookings as well as weddings and corporate functions.

Since 2010 we are Gracious Catering and cater for any function – private, corporate, weddings, birthdays, christenings, funerals, residential bookings, activity holidays and have our own hog roasting machine.


Email : graciouscatering@hotmail.co.uk

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