Eventist Group has acquired the London-based event caterer Zafferano.

Zafferano has more than forty of the capital’s landmark venues within its client portfolio and produces private parties throughout the Greater London area. Zafferano will be kept entirely intact and continue to operate as an independent entity. There are no plans for any mergers or consolidations with the Eventist Group’s existing brands.

Joanna Moody will lead Zafferano as creative director, with Julian Saipe still closely linked to the company. The company will retain its Kingsbury premises with the same stronghold team.

Tim Stevens, managing director of Eventist Group, commented: “We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to acquire Zafferano, a highly respected company with a fantastic and creative team of experts in their field. This is also a great opportunity for Eventist to further its offerings of London’s finest venues, giving discerning hosts a choice of the most eclectic, creative and flawless catering teams to be found in London today.”

Moody added: “The team are delighted by the new union and know how much the Group appreciates our cornerstones of passion and performance whilst allowing us the space to continue to grow our reputation for exceptional creativity and performance. Above all we are appreciative of the retention of our outstanding team who are an integral part of our brand, identity and reputation.”