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Dorset Wedding for 120. Oct 2019
Well…..it’s all over and my feet are just starting to touch the ground again. It was a truly wonderful day and I can’t thank you enough for your first-class catering. Everyone commented on the delicious food including my 19 year old nephew who leant across the table and said that it was the best food he’d ever eaten! The wedding cake went down a storm too with several girlfriends saying remorsefully(?) that it was so good, they’d eaten the lot so bang went their diets. I had no such reservation and enjoyed everything on my plate from start to finish!
I feel it’s important to add that not only was the food excellent but your waiters and waitresses did a sterling job – everyone had drinks and food was beautifully presented and efficiently cleared away. Not forgetting the back-up team in the office too so 10/10 all round!
What more can I say – it was an absolute pleasure to work with you and I’m in awe at how you manage to produce such a high level of cooking out of a funny old tent stuck on the back of a marquee.
Somerset wedding – 180 August 2019
Firstly; THANK YOU. And so sorry for having not been in touch sooner. It has been a very busy 10 days, (mini-moon, 30th birthday weekend and now on a stag), and haven’t made time to stop and send our thanks to anyone. I will review and revert here plus send a proper thank you early next week. In the interim; we have had so much amazing feedback about the canapés and food. We loved it all too and was better than we could possibly have hoped for.
Wedding for 200. Dorset – July 2019
I feel so awful I haven’t been in touch before now to thank you and your wonderful team SO, SO much for once again providing us all with the most outstanding food for Frankie and Miles’ wedding! Words cannot describe how fantastic it was! It was just incredible and every ‘ thank you’ letter we have received has mentioned the amazing delicious food. I really don’t know how you manage it but everything was perfection and everyone serving and helping were just amazing and such gorgeous people – just SO lovely! You all went the extra mile to make sure everything was perfect and we could not appreciate it more!
You were amazing making sure Frankie had all she needed too – not easy I know with all her allergies- thank you all SO SO much!
We are all still on a high after a magical, very happy , wonderful, wonderful weekend which you all helped to make perfect!
SOMERSET Sept 2018, Funeral party 120
WOW as normal your crew and you did the most amazing job last Thursday in that lovely sunshine. I always feel it is a bit bizarre the way we have a party after a funeral but honestly from my point of view it couldn’t have gone better as everyone LOVED your bowl food and little puddings so thank you.
DORSET Oct 2018, Wedding for 180
You and your team were quite simply wonderful. The food as always was so delicious and beautifully presented by your excellent staff. They were so attentive to everyone and always with a charming smile. – while we were going through the necessary ritual of the formal photos they thoughtfully brought over plates with a selection of all the different delicious canapés to keep us going. Without exception every thank you letter has commented on the wonderful food and lovely helpful staff. I can not thank you enough for the huge contribution you and all your team made to the success of such a happy wedding. For me personally, knowing all the way through the weeks of organisation -which at times can feel rather stressful – that I had you alongside taking care of all the catering was a huge support. I just knew that it was one area I didn’t need to worry about and that it would be wonderful and completely delicious.
DORSET Nov 2018, Wedding for 150.
The biggest thank you for the amazing job you did on our wedding. EVERYONE has said how good the food was and the whole running of the catering side was just phenomenal.
Christmas party for 250 DORSET Dec 2018
We all thought it was the best Christmas party ever, and that is of course almost entirely down to you! Thank you (all) VERY much – you were, as always, brilliant. And unbelievably every last bit of leftover fajita chicken/beef has now been eaten and enjoyed very much. Sausages too were all gone by lunchtime the next day! Brilliant.
Words are hard to find to compliment you and your team on everything you did for us over the weekend. You made it a most wonderful and memorable occasion for us all.
Without a kitchen for much of the reception and despite the wind and rain, you managed to produce the most delicious food imaginable. I cannot tell you how much we ALL appreciated your efforts. Sunday must have seemed a walk in the park by comparison. The beef was quite superb. As someone remarked, there was never a moment when either their glasses weren’t being topped up or they were being offered something to eat.
You, Julian, Ali and all your team were simply wonderful last Saturday. Thank you once again for helping to make another party such a huge success. Everyone had the time of their lives, and the comments about your delicious food have been flooding in. So thank you thank you thank you.
Between Richard and myself we both are hugely sorry as each other thought the other had written to thank you and your wonderful team following Richards 60th party here on the 26th.
So many apologies. Your team did you proud and were all a total delight and the food was stunning as always
Please pass on our regards and huge thanks to everyone.
Sam and Richard
Total triumph as ever. Perfect food and wonderful staff. Can you please thank them from us. We had an amazing evening. All best Johnnie B.
We just wanted to say that yet again you and your wonderful team surpassed yourselves . From the canapés to the main meal to the cheese cake , it was all totally sublime and added to that was the total calmness and friendliness of you all .
We loved you being there in that inside outside space and being part of our magical day .
As always we recommend you unreservedly
Please use this review !!!
THANK YOU THANK YOU .
Nikki , Geoff , George and Olls .
We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you Victoria, for the superb food at our wedding on 30th September 2017.
I can’t tell you how many of our guests commented on the food, with many of them saying it was the best they’d ever had at a wedding. What more could we have asked for?
The waiting staff did a great job – we received lots of lovely comments about them too.
Overall we’re delighted with how it all went, and hope to find an excuse to eat your exquisite food again in future!
Suzie & David
Now that I have returned home, I feel compelled to write this as the lunch was such a huge success, almost entirely, due to you & your team.
I have to say that on arriving at Brewham, on the Friday morning, I was taken aback by the state of The Stables. My immediate reaction was that there was no way we could hold a lunch there.
I was on the point of ringing you up to ask if we could possible change the venue then thought better of it. Your husband was totally relaxed when he arrived to check everything & I calmed down – just a little.
That you were able to produce sensational food in such conditions, in my view, was quite remarkable. Had I been in your position I would have ‘blown my top’.
The nibbles before lunch caused a mighty stir – everyone thought they were outstanding including me. The Waiting Staff were brilliant in the manner in which they got on with serving. What impressed me most was their unobtrusivness as they went about their business.
Thank you. so much, for all that you did to make the occasion a most memorable one.
We would like to thank you and your wonderful team very much for providing us with the most excellent canapés, meal and service last weekend. Needless to say, our guests are also singing your praises. Louise was incredibly kind, helpful and thoughtful. You are all still the best in the west.
With many thanks again,
Walter & Manya Steward
A VERY Big thank you to Lindsay, Kim and all the team for the most wonderful wedding feast. It was all perfect and we have had so many compliments re the food, I just wanted to convey our thanks to you all. Everything went without a hitch, and your staff were delightful.
We were delighted.
With very many thanks
Hope you’re having a well deserved restful Sunday.
Just a quick note before I jump on the plane to say a massive thank you.
Everything was perfect. Such delicious food and amazing, polite and helpful staff.
Please don’t forget to put me forward for any references. I’ll give with great pleasure.
Dear Caroline & Victoria
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you both for helping to make our wedding day so special. We had such an amazing day and the service and food provided was a huge part of that. We have had some wonderful comments from our guests, many of which said it was the best wedding food they had eaten!
Caroline – thank you for being so helpful, especially when I changed the order a number of times! Nothing seemed like a problem and you were very supportive and helpful.
Victoria – the day ran amazingly well and this was all down to you making sure what we wanted happened. I never had to worry about anything and nothing seemed like a problem from the cocktails to the food and service.
I am sure you are busy with lots more weddings now we are in the season, hope they all go well.
THANKYOU so much for the EXQUISITE meal you cooked for us on Saturday- it was PERFECTin every respect and ALL our guests were blown away with the kindness and professionalism of your staff (especially Tracey!!) Everyone said it was the best meal they had had at any event and how on earth you had been able to do it in what is basically a field kitchen. The strange thing was that most guests were in awe that the plates themselves were hot(apparently they are usually cold!) The only thing I was upset about was that I didn’t come in to say thank you to you all personally which I was REALLY sorry about,but as soon as I could get in there in your usual efficient way you had tidied up and gone!! Oh and the canapés were fantastic! Will await your final bill with the extras on. Finally, thank you for all the care you showed-the whole thing was beyond my expectations, thank you. DianaX
I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all your hard work. We have had SO many compliments about the food and especially how delicious the sticky toffee pudding was which so many people have raved about. One person I know ate three of them!!
Your staff were quietly professional, were well presented. How you got the chicken at the wedding to be so perfectly cooked, tender and tasty, I don’t know.
The result was faultless.
Hoards of thank you letters have been flowing my way. I really ought to have redirected them to you as without exception, they praise the food and congratulate you all on having produced such a magnificent feast.
Indeed it was a veritable culinary ‘ tour de force’ ! Well done and please pass on our thanks to your lovely staff on my behalf.
Needless to say your team were great. Everything went very smoothly, the food was amazing, the service was awesome, all of it was just right. I don’t know whether you do Yelp! reviews here but I’d be happy to write one if it helps.
The food was wonderful! It was exactly as I had hoped, light but delicious and beautifully presented and served. Thank you so much. Service was excellent and Charlotte the chef was brilliant – very calm and friendly but clearly really proficient. Unfortunately she had gone before I could thank her at the end of the evening. The waiting staff, a lovely couple who prepared the oak room beautifully for our return after supper.
Wow! Kim and the team far exceeded anything we had hoped for or expected for P’s 50th Birthday on Saturday. We, and our close friends, were completely overwhelmed. Our daughters/son have requested nothing but Kim for all events from now on……..all was left spick and span, and everyone departed raving about Victoria’s catering! We foresee the odd wedding in due course as well…..
I wanted to write also to thank you so much for the quite wonderful dinner you cooked for us all on Saturday night. I had so many compliments on your delicious food from everyone. The canapes as always were superb especially with their heart sticks and the venison just melted in my mouth.
I wanted to pass on our thanks for Saturday night at Chaffeymoor Grange.
The food was absolutely delicious (particularly the scallops) and our guests could not speak highly enough of the evening.
Kim and her team were fantastic all evening, we hardly knew they were there and everything was done with seamless perfection, please do pass on our thanks again.
I’ve finally recovered enough to remember to thank you for the fabulous food you served on the 30th.
It was delicious and the service was flawless & helped make it a most unforgettable night.
I just don’t quite know how to thank you enough for the spectacularly delicious feasts that you and your team provided. EVERYBODY just adored the dinner, and the nibbles before were wonderful and the breakfast outstanding. Thank you; Thank you.
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