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“Cath made the most suburb vegetarian feast for our wedding party. She gave us a wide range of options and helped us carefully choose a perfect blend of dishes which looked beautiful and tasted even better! The service from Cath and her waiting staff was second to none. Everything appeared and disappeared as if by magic with perfect timing! We got married in July and had a banquet in the open air. Cath kept her cool even when a splattering of rain appeared and ensured everything went smoothly. The sun reappeared from behind a cloud just in time for opening champagne and canapés all round. I could not recommend Cath more highly for her professionalism, ease and gentle sense of humour..”

Star Star Star Star Star - Alice M

“Now that all the hoo ha has died down I just wanted to say thank you again for such wonderful catering.

We have had countless letters and comments about Saturday and all of them have mentioned the excellent food. Many of the guests were professional event planners and as you know there were a lot of rowers there and they can really eat!

All, without exception, have raved about your catering. Another comment, which has kept cropping up, is how cheerful and pleasant you all were and how that makes such a difference..”

Star Star Star Star Star - Joan Ap-Thomas

“Cath has provided wonderful food for our yoga weekends. She has risen to the challenge of vegetarian meals and strange dietary requirements. We have been willing guinea pigs for her creative vegetarian dishes and we have tried NOT to love the delicious cakes and puddings too much. (But failed!).”

Star Star Star Star Star - Sheila Baker

“Cath provided a first class service and a high standard of food for my mother's 70th birthday party. Her pleasant and efficient manner meant the day party went without a hitch and everyone commented on how delicious the food was.

She even stayed to help tidy up and clear away the dirty plates and glasses. I would highly recommend her to anyone considering an outside caterer..”

Star Star Star Star Star - Nicola Pollock, Leicestershire

“Cath provided a splendid lunch for 70 at very short notice with plenty of variety and beautifully presented. She has a delightful and professional team who also cleared up at the end quickly and efficiently..”

Star Star Star Star Star - John and Sue Gill

“Thank you Cath for an fantastic Christening buffet. So many people commented on the quality of the food, it's presentation and generally how good it all was. The mini scones and meringues went down a storm after and it was a pleasure to see everyone enjoying it so much! I would recommend you to anyone as a friendly, personable and extremely efficient person to hire as a caterer. Thanks again for helping our day go so smoothly..”

Star Star Star Star Star - Ginny Winder

“A very professional service, the standard of food is excellent, nothing too much trouble to meet your personal requirements, attention to detail is outstanding, can happily recommend and will definitely be using your services again, hopefully not for such a sad occasion, thanks.”

Star Star Star Star Star - Libby Greaves

“Not sure what superlatives to use to describe the amazing wedding breakfast and subsequent buffet provided by Cath. The planning, organisation and ultimate delivery were first class. The food was outstanding and the service so discrete - having to deal with a complete range of guests from soldiers to grandma's Cath and her team handled them all so well. I always thinks the mark of outstanding service is it just happens. Well not doubting all the hard work she put in Cath made the catering "just happen". Adding sublimely to a perfect day. Thank you so much. We would not hesitate to recommend Cath to anyone..”

Star Star Star Star Star - Rod & Anne Weston

“We used Cath and her team for catering and service at our wedding. They were fantastic from having initial discussions about the menu choice to the food and service on our big day. The canapés were delicious including the freshly barbecued asparagus. We chose a roast lamb dinner which was carved and served on the plate but the potatoes and vegetables were presented in large dishes on the table for us all to share. This was a much better and more social option. Cath’s team even came round with extra meat and vegetables ensuring everyone had enough to eat. I cannot recommend Cath highly enough..”

Star Star Star Star Star - Bruce Mowbray

“Wonderful food and superb service worthy of a 5star hotel, ensured our son and daughter-in- law's wedding was more than a day to remember. Thank you so much Cath and your team.”

Star Star Star Star Star - Robin Mowbray

“I attended a family wedding in Sept of this year (2015) where Catherine and team were catering for around 80 people. It was a very well organised and presented service with a friendly and professional attitude and some fantastic food (Lamb plus all the trimmings). The extra portions brought out were appreciated and the alternative options give to the kids met with approval. My personal highlight was the desert (trio of deliciousness).”

Star Star Star Star Star - Craig Mowbray

“Cath and the team provided some excellent food for my brothers wedding in September. The canapes were delicious a personal favourite was the blue cheese with mushroom and the haggis. The staff were fantastic and canapes were never far away! .”

Star Star Star Star Star - Jilly Mowbray

“I've used Cath's catering services on 3 occasions now, for events seating between 50 and 100 guests. The food has always been excellent, as has the punctuality and the friendly and efficient service provided by the staff. I feel no need to look elsewhere for future event catering. 5 stars!.”

Star Star Star Star Star - Pete Jesson

“We were lucky enough to attend an 18th birthday party where Catherine and the team provided the catering, the food was fantastic, the service was flawless.
We highly recommend Catherine and her team and we hope to have the pleasure of experiencing the food and service again! .”

Star Star Star Star Star - Sean McAuley

“Cath was extremely helpful in shaping a bespoke buffet menu for a family 90th birthday celebration.
Professional, friendly, and supportive; it was a pleasure dealing with her.
Quality is the over-riding impression of the buffet: in taste, presentation, and service.
Everyone, independently and unsolicited, enthused about the food as the best buffet they had experienced.
Gratifyingly it was both integral to and underpinned a memorable day.
I would unhesitatingly recommend Cath to anyone wishing to engage a catering service to delight.

Star Star Star Star Star - Phil Bray

“Cath offers a wide range of options for food to suit all ocassions and is very willing to provide your personal requests. Although she was unable to be on site personally for my Mum's 90th Birthday celebrations due to another committment, her very friendly and professional team produced a choice of freshly cooked hot buffet meals with all the trimmings and delicious sweets, all of which were superb. Many of the guests commented on the excellent food -quality and quantity, plenty for seconds! and asked for details of the caterer. All went to plan as everything was so well prepared and organised, I have no hesitation in contacting her again in the future and highly recommend her services. .”

Star Star Star Star Star - Linda Pearce

“Cath provided a first class lunch for our son's christening. All our guests commented on how delicious the food was & it was so nice having a tasty selection of vegetarian dishes. Cath made the whole occasion very easy, especially as she stayed on to help serve & left our kitchen spotlessly clean. We highly recommend her food & professional service..”

Star Star Star Star Star - Polly Swan

“Brilliant experience! We had a 50th birthday/retirement party at home. Cath and her team (Wendy and Jamie) provided us with the catering for our big day.

We had a selection of canapés (all served with a smile by Wendy who remembered people's vegetarian preferences as she went around which was a great touch) to start followed by hot buffet dishes and 3 desserts. Without exception all of our guests thought the food was absolutely great. My personal preferences were the vegetable chilli and the strawberry pavlova which was to die for.

Cath took over our kitchen from around an hour before the party started until after we had finished tea/coffee. The kitchen was left spotless and we even had the pleasant surprise of a few leftovers in our fridge.

All we had to do was clear up the used glasses that were needed long into the evening.

Cath, Wendy and Jamie contributed hugely to the success of our party and I can totally recommend them to anyone..”

Star Star Star Star Star - Paul and Kate Britton

“Cath arrived and got straight on with everything.
We didn’t have to wait inbetween meals and she described everything that she served us. It was all hot and very well presented and above all everything tasted delicious. Anything that she had left over she wrapped up and put in the fridge for us. The kitchen was left very clean & tidy.
I’d like to thank her for her excellent food and outstanding service. Will definitely use her again. .”

Star Star Star Star Star - Valerie and Tony Carter

“Cath did a fantastic job of catering for our 25th Wedding Anniversary Hoe Down - everybody raved about the food and Cath's team were so efficient at preparing, serving and clearing away - it was so nice not to have to do it ourselves and many of the guests raved about the food..”

Star Star Star Star Star - Penny Jackson

“Hosted a party for 130 people. Everyone mentioned how wonderful the buffet was with many stating ‘it was the best buffet spread they have ever had’! Have to agree. Couldn’t fault the food and the service from organising the day through to leaving at midnight. Well done to Cath and her team. I would 100% recommend Cath to look after your catering at your function..”

Star Star Star Star Star - Matt ulyett

“We have never used a catering service before but I have to say I had complete confidence in Cath the minute I met her. Her range of menus, flexibility and professional but friendly manner put me at complete ease.
The food was fabulous and plentiful, everyone who attended our party said how wonderful it was and many have subsequently highlighted that again. We were so impressed with the service, the team were professional, friendly and efficient, the food was superb.
I will happily use Cath for future events and recommend her too.
Thanks to Cath and her team..”

Star Star Star Star Star - Sally Warwick

“We booked Catherine for our recent wedding in Long Clawson. We had an evening buffet and the food and service was exceptional. All of the staff were brilliant and so helpful. Many of our guest commented on how good the buffet was. Thank you for making our wedding day so extra special. Would definitely recommend. .”

Star Star Star Star Star - Alison Matthews

“Cath recently catered for our 70th birthdays. From our first contact, she responded promptly to our every enquiry. She provided a most delicious buffet, delivered promptly and the food was beautifully prepared and extremely tasty. We received many compliments on the catering, both the presentation and the quality of the food. In conversation we learnt that two of our guests already knew of Cath as she had catered for their Wedding Reception. We would not hesitate in recommending Cath for her expertise, everything was done in a calm, efficient, friendly and professional manner. Thank you Cath for making our celebration so perfect..”

Star Star Star Star Star - Jennifer and Vaughan Gregory

“I booked Catherine on the basis of the testimonials here.... The catering provided was beyond my expectations ....fabulous!
Catherine and her team, brought the food, crockery, cutlery, napkins, glasses. They served the food, poured drinks, washed up and cleared away everything....and all with such professionalism, and with a smile. Lovely people, food was amazing and I received many many compliments on the service she provided.
Can't recommend her and her team enough, definitely would use again 110%. Thank you so much!!.”

Star Star Star Star Star - Gill Pear

“Cath, was a saving grace for my Yoga Retreat Weekend. Rising to the challenge of Vegan, Gluten free and Soya free cuisine with total ease. The food for the whole weekend was totally delicious and all my guests commented on how much they enjoyed it. Everyone said it was the best Vegan chocolate brownie they had ever had! It was a pleasure to have Cath cater for my Retreat and I will most definitely be asking her again for future dates. .”

Star Star Star Star Star - Helen Dixon

“Cath recently catered for a small gathering of 10, celebrating my 50th birthday. I was able to choose from a fabulous set of menus, allowing me to serve exactly what I wanted for both lunch and dinner. All the food was delivered in good time and all my guests commented on how lovely it was. I would not hesitate to use Cath again..”

Star Star Star Star Star - Helen Taylor

“The valentines box...Wow! The presentation was excellent and included a red rose, heart shaped chocolates and full reheating instructions. The food was just superb, the fillet steak Wellington was probably the best one I’ve ever had. It was a wonderful experience and if there is any truth about valentines happening again in March I would like to reorder!!!!
Thank you for an all round excellent meal, seriously I wish you’d repeat it in a months time!.”

Star Star Star Star Star - Di Orson

“We ordered a Valentines dinner for delivery from Cath during lockdown. The food was delicious and loads of it. The mushroom starters were particularly fabulous. All arrived ready to do the last bit of cooking, packed in a cardboard box with a lovely rose and an after dinner chocolate for each of us. A little something nice during the February doom and gloom. Lovely - thank you!.”

Star Star Star Star Star - Karen Riley

“The valentines box...Wow! The presentation was excellent and included a red rose, heart shaped chocolates and full reheating instructions. The food was just superb, the fillet steak Wellington was probably the best one I’ve ever had. It was a wonderful experience and if there is any truth about valentines happening again in March I would like to reorder!!!!
Thank you for an all round excellent meal, seriously I wish you’d repeat it in a months time!.”

Star Star Star Star Star - Di Orson

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