I attended last night’s function at Salisbury Cathedral’s Medieval Hall.
Forty-five years after completing my Diploma course at London’s Cordon Bleu I have been cooking unprofessionally but with a passion ever since: a day away from the kitchen is not a good day. I’ve attended cookery courses in Paris, Tuscany and more recently a few at Ashburton. I have been accused of being a perfectionist: those accusers should see the real thing, by which I mean you and your fare.
Not only was yesterday’s food visually stunning, it was also truly scrumptious. I was the annoying person who invaded your kitchen querying the making of the hummus-filled filo cones. Not only did you spare the time mid-service to illustrate how you made them but it immediately struck me that your preparation room was an oasis of calm: no mean feat when dealing with such a variety of canapés.
A large (and undoubtedly most enjoyable) part of my job in London (where I lived for 30 years) was arranging dinners in the city’s finest eateries so I know what food should look and taste like. Given that experience I will have NO problem in recommending you to any of my friends in need of a top class caterer for you are quite simply in a class of your own. I don’t know what I was expecting by way of canapés yesterday but you more than exceeded what those expectations might have been. Many congratulations – and thank you.
An appreciative Margaret Tribe.
The real reason for writing was to thank you and all the team for a wonderful spread on Friday. To prove how good it was you actually got me eating sweet things. Not something I do much these days but the mini lavender eclairs were sublime. I know that we had many more than expected however you fed us very well and no one went hungry. Quite an achievement considering that it was generally the horsey crowd who all eat like well horses. Your team got the drink whizzing around at high speed to the extent that there was very little left. You really made the day just as we had hoped it would be. There were a lot of compliments from the guests and I have given your details to a few people so hopefully they will be in touch.
Many thanks for everything and I will be in touch very soon
I must tell you that the ‘thank yous’ are pouring in and it seems that a really good time was had by all – lots and lots of lovely things said about the flowers. the fellow guests, the flowers in the church, the flowers etc in the marquee, the speeches … and, of course, about THE FOOD:
“your food was delicious, it looked and tasted beautiful” (Sunday)
“one doesn’t usually comment on the food at a wedding but yours was so very good. Helping ourselves with tapas and the that succulently tender lamb and the delectable pudding” (Saturday)
“delicious lamb perfectly cooked”
“the dinner was absolutely delicious”
“the sumptuous wedding breakfast”
“the most beautiful wedding reception dinner and lovely lunch ..”
oooo, I think that’s enough to be going on with!
WOW! What an incredible day….I am in a dream-like bubble and feel so happy, as does Kebba…
The food was absolutely delicious…everything was stunning.
My proper ‘thank you’ will come – we’re setting off on a honeymoon on Thursday to South of France – but I just wanted to say that I loved it all!
Thank you for your efforts on Saturday evening at King John’s Castle, we had a lovely evening and the meal was gorgeous.
We have had some great feedback, ‘one of the best meals I’ve ever had’….’delicious piece of beef where did she get it’ ‘delicious and those desserts!’ And it goes on…… Could get boring!!
Please pass on our thanks to Harriet when you see her…. You were both a joy to deal with..
Rachel, if you do want to use me as a reference at any time please do so, I don’t mind a potential customer ringing or emailing.
Thank you again Maggie and Clive
Now the dust has settled! Nigel and I wanted to thank you so much for making our wedding party goes so well.
The food was delicious Rachael, absolutely wonderful and we couldn’t have wished for anything more. And, believe me, food is very important with us greedy little pigs, and as Anna will tell you I’m very particular about what I serve up!
So many people said they loved the canapes and the bowl food, Clive said it was the best food he had ever had at a wedding!
Thank you very much once again and you might well be hearing from our friends requesting help with their parties!
xxx Jenny and Nigel
Now, where to begin?
You and your whole team were outstanding for our wedding. We have got home to lots of thank you letters, all of which say it was the best food they’d ever had at a wedding. And it truly was. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you did- I know you worked so hard behind the scenes- your staff were wonderful, so charming and professional.
I couldn’t have hoped for it to have gone better- you exceeded all our expectationsand somehow remained so cheerful throughout.
With much love and thanks,
Polly and Georgexx
It is 6.20 on the morning after the wedding and it was such a wonderful success – Lucy and Max had a simply lovely day. Your contribution was tremendous and people raved about the food – Sheila is even waiting for Guthrie to die to enjoy it again!
The food was fantastic! Thank you so much for your help and assistance which ensured the the day went to plan, it was great!
We wish you all the best in the future and it was a pleasure having you cater our special day.
Many thanks again,
Nina and Andrew Clough (p.s we are the first of our friends to get married so we hope to see you again soon!!!)
Thank you so much: many people said the food was delicious.
Your food saved the day: great sucess: wish you had done the reception also!
Robin- Smith- Ryland Sherbourne Park