Backstage Bites

As life begins to return to normality and you are starting to come back into the CAA to reunite with family, friends and colleagues, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, Peter, your new caterer at the CAA and my catering company, Backstage Bites. 

Some of you will already know me as I have been a lunchtime member for over five years and you may have seen me at many CAA social events, including the Annual Balls and Christmas parties.

In line with the steady step by step reopening of the Club I will be offering a limited lunchtime menu, closely managed to help keep us as Covid-19 safe as possible. The Kitchen has had a full and thorough, professional, deep clean and been treated with a revolutionary long-term anti-microbial coating, designed to inhibit the growth of micro organisms for up to ninety days after application. As your server, I will be wearing gloves and a face shield at all times. With the renewed attention to safety no-one will be allowed to enter the Kitchen and all food orders will be taken by me at your table.

The Club reopens on Thursday, 3rd September, with food being served initially 12 noon to 4pm, Monday to Friday.   Starting off, I will offer a selection of sandwiches and afternoon tea, so you can enjoy a nibble or two while you are catching up. Due to Covid-19 regulations there will be some specific aspects to service, for instance we cannot put condiments or sauces out as before, and these will, for now, be available individually. Also, although cash is still the preferred payment method for food, I am able to take contactless card payments if this helps to make you more secure.

As confidence and Club attendance grows so will the range of food on offer and our new extended menu, with comforting hot dishes, sumptuous salads, light bites, sharers and tempting desserts, will be introduced as soon as possible and eventually served from 12 noon to 7 pm.   Once the Hall returns to operation, and you have an event booked, I will be able to provide you with a variety of menus, including lunches, dinners, buffets and canapés.

I look forward to seeing you all very soon,


Peter Cliffe for Backstage Bites

Phone 07801 351863


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