Who we are

We provide homemade, traditional buffet food for family, friends and business.  We have been best friends since University and as well as getting on very well with each other, we enjoy working together and are a great team.  We both love food and cooking and are passionate about eating delicious food, using fresh ingredients and sharing food together.  We aim to buy British wherever we can and only use free-range eggs.


We are also keen to play our part in protecting the environment, so we are proud to use ©vegware, disposable tableware and packaging made from plants and therefore fully compostable, for all the food and drink. 


What began as a love of cooking at home for family and friends, has now become a business for us. 

BA (Hons) Food Science / Food Hygiene Certificate Level 2 / DBS (formerly CRB) checked

Why the name?

We are often asked “why the name?” It’s easy really….


How do you pronounce 'buffet'?

You say bu (rhymes with "you" or "to") and then fei (rhymes with "day").  You do not pronounce the T at the end, and the stress is on the "fei".


So Bufei it is.  Bufei is the phonetic way of pronouncing buffet so it seemed a good name for our company.


All food is dropped off in our compostable containers. If you would like us both to stay, please contact us and we can quote you for this service. 



The small print

We are based in South West London.  Please contact us for delivery charges.

We have a minimum food order of £250.00.


If you would like to book us, we request a non-refundable 50.00 deposit to save the date with the balance payable on the day of the event.  We ask that no changes are made to the order less than one week prior to the event. However, we will always try to accommodate your needs.


All orders are delivered to you in fully compostable ©vegware containers and can be either served in them or transferred onto something else by you, if you wish.


Prices are subject to change without notice.

Contact and booking

We are happy to discuss the requirements with you or direct with your venue and we can also advise you what to choose if you are working to a budget, need menu ideas or to help with quantities.


We work in a friendly, approachable, efficient and organised way and offer a professional and reliable food service for your family, you friends or your business.  To check our availability or to book us, please contact us.



Mobile: 07710 906 986

Email: clarebs@btinternet.com



Mobile: 07901 680 722

Email: susanna.drew@btinternet.com

Happy customers

Our philosophy is to provide a delicious homemade buffet, time and time again. Our aim is also to provide our customers with 5* customer service and with this ethos, we have regular customers.  Much of our business is word-of-mouth and we are proud to have received positive feedback from happy customers.

Margaret, Putney Bufei catered for a small lunch party at the church after my granddaughter's christening. The food was deliciously fresh and tasty and was beautifully presented. Guests enjoyed the good menu, the helpful labelling (especially for vegetarians) and the spectacular tower of fairy cakes. Susanna and Clare were so helpful before, during and after the party and contributed greatly to the happy atmosphere. They also tidied up impeccably afterwards.

(January 2019)


Anita, London I wanted to say a huge thank you for your help and dedication last night! You both went above and beyond your duties and your attentiveness and kindness to our guests went a long way in making the night a success.  The food was not only delicious but beautifully presented, too, and people were really impressed with the high quality they were offered.  It was delightful to work with the two of you, and I hope we'll cross paths again in the future!

(January 2018)

Jessica, London The personal service and variety of home baked goodies makes Bufei stand apart from the high street alternatives.  It really does offer that personal touch. Nothing is too much and the treats really do go down “a treat”! 

(May 2016 - May 2017)


Dimity, Kensington - I highly recommend Bufei for any party you were giving - the food is absolutely fresh and delicious, all made with best ingredients.  The girls arrived promptly, worked most efficiently and left the place in immaculate order.

(February 2017)

Susan, Putney - Thank you very much for a wonderful service and buffet that you provided. The sandwiches were of a very high standard and more to the point delicious, as for the cakes, all were scrumptious, especially the mini Gin &Tonic ones.  I have never had brownies that were so light and delicious.  We really appreciated the unobtrusive service which was spot on, responding effortlessly to everyone’s needs.   A huge thank you for being just perfect.  Thank you again for an excellent buffet and service.

(November 2016)


Val, Earl's Court - We ordered sandwiches, savoury muffins, devils on horseback and mini cupcakes - all were delicious with the cupcakes scoring a particular hit. We can thoroughly recommend Bufei for any celebration you might be planning in the future.

(October, 2016)


Richard and Debbie, Earl's Court The food you prepared for the christening was delicious and not a scrap was left over! 

(May 2016)


Jo, Kew - Thank you very much for the cupcakes.  They were absolutely delicious.

(March 2016)


John, Honor Oak Park - I was exceedingly happy with my delivery – beautifully presented, not just the food itself but the packaging (and the amounts) which fitted very neatly into the fridge (which I had emptied in advance).  The food itself was perfectly fresh and bursting with flavour.   The mini quiches were popular and there wasn’t a cupcake left by the end of the party!  I highly recommend Bufei.

(December 2015)


Felicity, Kingston upon Thames - Susanna & Clare run a very professional  catering service. Their food is freshly prepared with generous proportions! I defy anybody to taste a more delicious Quiche Lorraine!

(December 2015)


Andrea, Fulham - We recently used Bufei to cater for a wine tasting event - the food was deliciously fresh, ideal for the occasion and, delivered perfectly on time - real quality catering and very reasonably priced too.

(October 2015)


Ceri, Putney - Thank you for the fantastic cakes for my daughter's birthday.  Not only were they delicious, but also looked amazing.  It's pretty hard to impress teenagers but they all thought they were fantastic!

(October 2015)


Chairman, London Area, British Judo Association - Whether you are a corporate enterprise or a new fledgeling community organisation, this bespoke quality and stylish caterer will plan your individual catering needs with style and great taste! Accommodating and real value for money. I have no reservation in commending them to you.

(August 2015)


The Budokwai, Chelsea - Brilliant service from Bufei. Delicious food, beautiful, eco-friendly presentation and worth every penny. Friendly and helpful in menu choice, I couldn't fault them. Large numbers not a problem!

(February 2015)

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