The roots of Purpose Catering come from a provincial farm on the outskirts of Lille. Here Emmanuel was raised with traditional country French cooking. In 1990 Emmanuel received his masters degree in hotel management and spend the next 10 years working on cruise ships, Michelin starred restaurants and even as a Butler to the Queen 


With the help of his brother, Emmanuel set about to create acclaimed restaurant “Chez Manny” in 2002 a modern French bistro in the heart of Battersea.
This local gem hosted an enticing picture of traditional French cuisine with a modern twist, amassing great reviews and a loyal customer base. 


Founded in 2019 by Emmanuel Lambelin, 

Purpose Catering accumulates over 30 years experience in hospitality together with french style flair to create a catering company with heart and soul.

After many years of service, Chez Manny shut its doors as Emmanuel Lambelin began to focus his talents to work internationally as a butler and catering specialist ensuring that his positive ethos around hospitality and service was implemented in each engagement.

At Purpose Catering our dedicated team have been hand picked by Emmanuel. Inspired menus designed by Head Chef Krys can be modified to suit every palette and an excellent selection of wines are curated by head sommelier David Chatain.

Believing that hospitality must have purpose and heart, we look forward to working with you soon!