We just wanted to say a huge thank you for the wonderful Memorial Tea that you provided for us.

The food was first class as was the service and we are so very grateful to you for making such a difficult day go so smoothly and for giving our family and friends such great hospitality.

We will not hesitate to recommend your services to our friends for future events.


Thank you for everything yesterday. The food was delicious; the canapés were very tasty and the bowl food , according to my son in law, was even better than at the christening! Also a very big thank you for quickly making up a vegan dish for Simon. We were so pleased to see him we forgave him not mentioning his dietary needs.


Elizabeth has just supplied our ‘Friends of Bookham Commons’ Spring Buffet for 120 people. A fantastic array of food, beautifully presented and served with a smile. Thank you Elizabeth – everyone was delighted.   Paul – Barn Hall Bookham

Paul – Barn Hall Bookham

Enter the World of Home Cooking by Elizabeth

Bringing Food and People Together

I am now celebrating over 30 years as a caterer, this has been a very rewarding period of my life, giving me great satisfaction knowing every event is special.  I generally bespoke every menu, often producing recipes personally for my clients.  I am the main influence of all my catering events and will be seen back of house in my apron!  I am supported by my husband Jon and daughters, who all have their own roles within the business. My daughters work closely with me and have become a very important part of the business taking the next generation to a different level.

It seems a long time ago, starting just in my kitchen at home with my three small children, producing and selling my products at local indoor craft markets. It was during this time in my life when I created my signature dishes, which I am still producing today; homemade pies, quiches and numerous types of cakes.

Over the past years, I have always kept food ideas and styles up to date, my basic

technique of home style cooking, or as a great friend of mine always says “Cooking from the Heart”, using the best possible ingredients, has always been the key to my success. I am also mindful of and support local produce and businesses. I am very fortunate to live in Great Bookham in Surrey where there is a wealth of great suppliers, with excellent butchers, a fish monger, a bakery and a greengrocer all of which are family businesses who care.

Throughout the years, my personal catering service has always thrived and many clients are still using our services since 1986.  It is the core of my business and my great passion.  I have many testimonials from past clients who have appreciated and experienced those special touches of mine and those of my staff.  Whatever the size all events are treated the same.  The menus are only an idea to give a price structure when you are browsing through them.

I eagerly write my own recipes and you will find many of my recipes on the website, I have also written for local magazines, occasionally broadcast on local radio and apparently pop up on Cbeebies in a children’s programme, as a puzzled cook producing bizarre things from the kitchen! Something I did a few years ago!

Our beautiful unique catering showroom in Great Bookham welcomes clients to visit and discuss their personal requirements, at the same time viewing our range of china, cutlery and glassware etc. Our showroom can also host private parties up to 20 guests; perfect for Ladies and Gentlemans Lunch Parties, Baby Showers, Family Celebrations or Small Memorial Gatherings.

I have held a Personal Liquor Licence for over 20 years, we can now provide cash bar services or party packages. We include Trained Staff & Glassware.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Elizabeth Treliving
Elizabeth - Home Cooking Direct Esher

Office 01372 453206 Mobile 07712760175 or email me ejtreliving@aol.com