Parcel.Love is a personalised baked-gifts delivery service run by the Barr family. We have taken our 20 years catering experience and channeled it into a selection of smile-inducing gift boxes to help keep loved ones connected.
Where It All Started
A passion and enthusiasm for sharing glorious food.
Al Fresco Feasts was founded in 2000, when I saw the demand for a high-quality caterer who was able to give unstinting attention to clients’ needs, yet remain affordable for the customer.
With more than 20 years experience in delighting catering clients from the House of Lords to private weddings, Al Fresco Feasts is all about a passion for creating bespoke food experiences.
With the finest ingredients from local suppliers, imaginative menus and impeccable service, we don’t believe you’ll find anyone else offering such quality at such a competitive price.
Connecting Loved Ones
Our aim was to make people smile, to remind them that their loved ones are thinking of them, even when they can’t be together.
When Lockdown hit the UK in March 2020, like the rest of the hospitality industry, Al Fresco Feasts had to be put on pause. But as we noticed the need for us to remain connected to those we love, Parcel.Love was born.
Armed with a household of very willing taste-testers, we set about creating parcels of indulgence to lift the spirits. There’s nothing in any of our parcels that hasn’t been given the seal of approval by our head chef. Everything is made with care, love and attention.
As a finishing touch, all of our parcels have the option to contain a personalised photo gift card. We want to take the recipient on a journey with food and memories, to reach out and have a human-touch on every parcel.
Everything is hand-made or carefully sourced, we aim to provide indulgent treats with none of the nasty additives.
For us, good food means baking in small-batches, and not using preservatives to create an artificially-long shelf-life. Our biscuits and cakes are baked fresh and despatched quickly to ensure it reaches you in perfect condition.
Some of our parcel include carefully sourced artisanal products from other family-run businesses (if you haven’t seen the Shorrocks Cheese Bomb go check it out!). Most importantly, none of our treats can be found on a supermarket shelf.
Each box arrives in fully recyclable packaging - we believe in caring for each other and for the planet.
A Bright Future
As the world around us has continued to adjust we will continue to listen to your needs.
Al Fresco Feasts is proud of its 5-star food hygiene rating. The present COVID-19 precautions are an extension to our already high standards. In addition to all food preparation and packing taking place in accordance with government guidelines, our parcels are delivered by national couriers who use standardised social distancing protocols.
We have been working very closely with our wonderful customer to produce gift parcels perfect for any occasion. From Fathers Day to Last Night of the Proms, and from Teacher Thank yous to Bespoke Build-Your-Own parcels.
We are now offering bespoke orders for businesses big and small, to connect teams working apart due to Covid. If you have any events or particular requests, we would love to hear from you and see what we can do to help.