Our Story

In 2000, David Smith and Simon Rayner opened the first To Go coffee and sandwich shops. It soon became apparent there was an overwhelming demand for office catering from companies in the local area.

As the company expanded, To Go created cafes in office foyers and continued to expand the office catering business. This formed the basis of To Go Catering.

In 2007, David and Simon invested in Kingdom Coffee, a local ethical coffee supplier. In the same year, head chef David Hatherall joined the company, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge.

As Executive Chef, David took over the running of To Go Catering. Under his leadership, the brand has built relationships with local companies and suppliers, and expanded to provide many different services such as office catering, office pantry services, executive dining, BBQs, weddings and many other events.

In 2010 To Go moved into new bespoke production unit at Spencer’s Wood, as the company grew after securing new contracts to supply in-house catering services, including Jacob’s at Winnersh.

Since 2012, To Go have expanded into providing Micro Kitchen services, a business which now services many high profile companies in London and the South East.

Building a sutainable, ethical business

Fighting food poverty

As the To Go group grows, we want to do right by our local community and our planet.

By teaming with a local charity — the Providence Chapel in Reading — To Go have been helping to fight food poverty, especially among homeless people.

Despite its many changes, To Go remains the local company with a global perspective.

Supporting sustainable initiatives

To Go Catering has always taken sustainability seriously — right from the start, we used fair trade, ethical coffee that respected growers and the environment. Recently, we’ve invested in low-carbon delivery vans.

We’re also sponsoring the Teague Farm Project which, amongst many activities, grows organic fruit and vegetables, plants wild flowers and an orchard, restores wildlife habitats and encourages community pollination from bees.

We are also currently working on a system with Teague Farm for recycling used coffee grounds.

1999

To Go founded as gourmet coffee & sandwich shop in the Thames Valley.

Early 2000s

Word spreads fast! To Go creates cafes in offices.

2007

Investment in Kingdom Coffee, an ethical coffee supplier.

2009

With demand quickly increasing, To Go Micro Kitchens is created.

2010

To Go moves to bespoke production unit in Reading.

Early 2010s

Service expands across Thames Valley, London and EMEA.

2015

Formation of To Go Group Ltd, comprised of two distinct companies serving different needs.

2016

We are asked to find a office pantry finder in Budapest for one of our regular customers (who is based in California and was opening a large office in Budapest). We sourced a vendor, trained them, and helped to set up the service. We are still working with them. Take a look.

2016

David and Simon are approached to provide Micro Kitchen Services in Singapore.

2017

MK To Go Singapore opens and continues to expand.

2020

Launch of new service and company, Snacks To Go.

2021

Launch of new service and company, iCanteen.

Join To Go

If you’re interested in what To Go Catering can offer, or want to know more about the To Go Group’s services, please get in touch.