Answers to some of the questions we are most often asked
How do I book you to cater for my party?
You can fill and submit the form in the "Contact" page, and we will be pleased to answer any queries. Or you can always email or call us anytime on 07590 620581 if you prefer to talk to us.
What area do you cover for private catering?
We cover all around London and the surrounding areas.
What are your payment terms for a private catering booking?
We ask for 20% at the time of booking confirmation and the balance paid two weeks prior to the event.
What is the minimum or maximum number of guests for a party booking?
This can be discussed and we will endeavour to satisfy your requirements.
Do you provide any entertainment with your crêperie service?
Crêperie Guadeloupe, alongside our catering service, can also provide your guests with the Zouk, Salsa, exotic ambiance. We work regularly with musicians and dancers to give your event the whole Guadeloupe experience! Prices are flexible according to your requirements - please contact us to discuss.
How long does a crêpe take to make?
Less than 2 minutes! This makes it one of the healthiest "fast-foods" you can treat yourself to!
What is the base ingredient used in a crêpe?
Crêpe froment/flour contains milk, egg and flour. Crêpe Buckwheat contains water and buckwheat. You can read more about the nutritional values of the crêpe on the right side of this page.
Can you provide a crêpe for someone with an allergy ?
Our aim is to satisfy you, therefore, we will always endeavour to provide you with an alternative.
History of Crêpes
The word crêpe is French for pancake Celebrating Shrove Tuesday. Crêpes originated from Brittany-Brest in the northwest region of France, Buckwheat thrived on the desolate and rocky Breton moors and is called “sarrasin” or “blé noir” (buckwheat) due to the dark specs that are often found in it.
Buckwheat is one of the plants of the polygonaceae family, which also includes rhubarb and sorrel. It is high in fibre and is an excellent plant source of easily digestible protein and contains all eight essential amino acids. Another benefit is that it is gluten free.
Crêpes are popular not only throughout France and Guadeloupe but elsewhere in Europe where the pancakes go by other names and adaptations, including Italian crespelle, Hungarian palacsintas, Jewish blintzes, Scandinavian plattars, Russian and Greek kreps. Crêpe is on the verge of becoming as trendy and marketable as the Pizza phenomenon.
Crêpes’ day of the year
Shrove Tuesday (widely known as Pancake Day)
Pancake Day (or Shrove Tuesday) falls 41 days before Easter. The term Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday," It is a day in February or March, preceding Ash Wednesday the first day of Lent, which is celebrated in many countries by consuming pancakes.
Shrove Tuesday is observed by many Christians, including Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists and Christians. Christians make a special point of self-examination, considering what wrongs they need to repent.