About Us

The Green Fig Catering Company is a small family-run company established by partners John & Jo Crittenden, committed to providing real food throughout East Sussex.

Basically we’re nuts about food! We’re proper foodies with a focus on simple but delicious tastes, attention to detail and a friendly, approachable manner.

No Michelin stars (yet!), but we do know how to organise a successful event, as well as cater for it. We go the extra mile to ensure all aspects are covered, from planning the menu to producing it on the day.

Working with professionalism and integrity and always striving to improve, we take every care in not only meeting – but exceeding your expectations.

Q&A with John Crittenden

John Crittenden

Q: What is your favourite dish?
A: “Roast Rib of Beef with roast potatoes cooked with goose fat, and proper gravy”

Q: Where have you had a memorable dining experience?
A: “At the Sir Charles Napier Inn, somewhere in Oxfordshire”

Q: Where have you had good food recently?
A: “Riddle and Finns in Brighton”

Q: What is the most unusual thing you’ve eaten?
A: “We had lots of unidentifiable things in Vietnam, but I loved the kangaroo steaks in Australia”

Q: Who would you like to invite to a dinner party?
A: “Nigella Lawson. If she accepted, I wouldn’t bother inviting anyone else…”


Q&A with Jo Crittenden

Jo

Q: What is your favourite dish?
A: “Crispy Peking Duck with all the trimmings. I could eat it at any time of the day”

Q: Where have you had a memorable dining experience?
A: “64 degrees in Brighton”

Q: Where have you had good food recently?
A: “The Wild Mushroom in Westfield”

Q: What is the most unusual thing you’ve eaten?
A: “When we were on our honeymoon in Vietnam I (unwittingly) ate something that should be on a lead or barking at the postman…”

Q: Who would you like to invite to a dinner party?
A: “Guy Garvey from Elbow, Trevor Eve, George Clooney and Steve Coogan.


Q&A with Ned Crittenden

Ned

Q: What’s your favourite food?
A: “Pizza, Tagliatelle Carbonara and Fahitas”

Q: What’s the best thing Daddy makes?
A: “Chocolate Brownies – definitely! He made chocolate covered sprouts last Halloween. They were disgusting, but it was really funny because my friend’s Nan loved them and took the rest of them home with her!”

Q: What’s the best thing Mummy makes?
A: “Macaroni Cheese and Flapjacks”

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: “An explorer”

Q: Tell me a joke about food
A: “What do you get if you put hot water down a rabbit-hole?” “Hot-cross bunnies!”


Q&A with Grace Crittenden

Grace

Q: What’s your favourite food?
A: “Chocolate, Prawns and  Avocado”

Q: What’s the best thing Daddy makes?
A: “Bread – but I always help him”

Q: What’s the best thing Mummy makes?
A: “Pumpkin Soup”

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: “A chef, or a vet. I haven’t decided yet”

Q: Tell me a joke about food
A: “Why did the crab go to prison?” “Because he kept pinching peoples’ bottoms!”