I am back in California after our simply astonishing whirlwind weekend of assorted celebrations for Alexandra and Alex. The preparation and dinner the night before were really fun, the brunch was just perfect – allowing everyone a casual setting to just keep the party going, but the real success was the wedding reception and dinner. I can’t thank you enough for so quietly and efficiently making it all happen. I seemed to be so busy with the events of the day, and didn’t really get the chance to tell you and your key staff what a fabulous job you did.
Maybe I looked at things a little differently from most guests, and noticed some details that I am sure just floated past everyone, but there were so many little touches that just made me know that we had made the best, and really very critical decision, in hiring Food Glorious Food. It was such a luxury to have a few days to get everything set up. And everyone was so nice about all of the last minute thoughts, such as changing the napkin fold, and upgrading the glasses to the higher end choice. And we certainly didn’t expect to have to bail out the tent delivery people from the mud – Chrissy’s people were fabulous too, and I will write her a separate note. And the food was just lovely. From the generous assortment of appetizers, (or appetisers over there) through each beautifully presented course, it was all delicious, local, and visually interesting. I know it’s not easy doing this in a tent, with no running water, and and your staff just made it all look effortless, which I know it isn’t.
There should be some lovely pictures to follow when the official photographer gets back to us. I hope some of them will be useful for you.
So, my highest compliments to you, and I wish I could just give you a huge hug.
Many many thanks for making a day that is so important to our family, a perfect, stress free and delicious happy occasion.
Alexandra & Alex – Wedding July 2017
Thank you so much for catering such delicious food throughout our day. Everyone loved the lamb! Also your team made everything so smooth and relaxed we wouldn’t change a thing!
Lots of Love
Philippa and Steven
Phillippa & Steven – Wedding May 2017
Apologies for not penning this sooner but we’ve been swept up in post wedding indulgence!
We just wanted to write to you thanking you for everything you did in catering for what was the best day of our lives.
The canapes were universally regarded as excellent. (Julia I’m sorry I couldn’t eat any but my stomach was just tied in knots at that point. I made up for it later!)
The carve at the table was such a hit with everyone and completely reflected the fun and atmosphere we were keen to pass on to our guests. As soon as the meal finished we were told by so many guests that the breakfast was the best they had ever had at a wedding. We completely agree and are so proud to have had this response from everyone.
From day one we were impressed with the way you all conducted yourselves and were left in complete confidence that you would do an excellent job.
The fact that your timings were so precise also left us able to meet our evening guests on time. Hannah was calm and totally in control and we were just so impressed with how it ran so smoothly leaving us to relax and enjoy the day.
Altogether we would happily recommend FGF to anyone.
Tom and Helen xx
Tom and Helen – Wedding June 2017
Well, that is it for another year. The Festival is finished and the marquees are finally being taken down.
I wanted to drop you a note of thanks for all your help with the Festival Dinner.
Firstly, to your staff as they were all wonderful on the night. They were courteous to my guests, attentive to their needs, very efficient in serving and clearing, respectful of the speakers and polite at all times. They worked incredibly hard and are a real credit to Food Glorious Food.
As for Hannah, well she was also superb. The Festival Dinner is always a nervous/pressured time for me as its my event, organised by me. So I’m often running around in different directions. But having Hannah there to keep me calm, act when I needed her to and keep the whole evening flowing from a catering point of view was amazing. She was a real star!
I also have to thank you Julia, for your support of the event, your advice and guidance, and for producing such a sumptuous meal for our 150 guests. I have had no complaints only compliments on how much they enjoyed the food. You certainly delivered a truly memorable meal.
These dinners are not the normal run of the mill event. We have the speakers, VIPs, table priorities, a demanding crowd and the timings are quite tight whether serving, clearing away etc. We also have to figure in the complexity of logistics – the site itself, set up of your marquee and the kitchen, and any cleaning away that night or the following morning. Therefore everything has to be perfect.
Food Glorious Food delivered on all accounts and helped us to put on a fantastic evening for our guests. I could not have done this without you and would have no hesitation in recommending your company to others.
If you could pass on my sincere thanks to your team who helped on the night and to Hannah as well, I would be very grateful.
Thank you again Julia for all your help and here’s to 2018!
With kind regards,
Literacy Festival Dinner – May 2017
Thank you and the team SO much! Yesterday was a fabulous success and everyone was just delighted. The food was wonderful and the service impeccable. Niki was fantastic – always seemed to be just there when there was something to check, has the right balance between informality and being professional and the team seemed to work brilliantly together. We were so grateful in the end that the bar was managed for us and again that was of course done perfectly as well as all cleared down. Almost nothing for us to do!
So lovely to have the FGF experience as a guest. Thanks again so much & look forward to seeing you soon!
x Emma & Mark
Emma & Mark – Wedding Anniversary – Gildredge Manor – March 2017
Thank you so much for today. . completely seamless. It was lovely meeting you and Keith and the rest of the team.
Your business is very appropriately named and each table was full of compliments for your delicious food. You were such a lovely, easy team to be along side.
Congratulations on your well deserved award. We will have no hesitation in recommending you and hope that we can find an excuse to use your services again.
The very best of good luck for your very busy schedule ahead.
With best wishes to you and your team,
Eddie and Gill.
Eddie & Gill – Birthday Party January 2017
The Food Glorious Food Team
Thank you so much for all your hard work on our wedding day! It was an amazing day and you made sure everything went without a hitch – despite the bad weather!
The food was beautiful and everyone said how much they enjoyed it. I’ve given your contact details to a couple of people!
Thanks again and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
Best wishes Charlotte and Alex
Charlotte & Alex – Wedding August 2016
Thank you so much for the fabulous food served at our 20th Anniversary dinner. The food was amazing and the service impeccable.
We have received many thank you letters from our guests and all of them mention how much they enjoyed the food.
I think our whole experience can be summed up using the words of one of our guests – “The food was deliciously excellent, creative with a hot main course (unbelievable with over 100 guests to cater for!), and the service was unobtrusively attentive. 5*’s all round”
Again thank you to you and your team for making a special night even better.
With kind regards
Corporate Dinner – October 2016
Chris and I want to express our extreme thanks for everything you did to make our wedding day so tasty! The food was simply delicious and just like eating at a high end restaurant. Beautiful presentation and flavours, with such attention to detail with the wedding breakfast and reception canapés that there was not much left!
Chrissie was fantastic as the event manager – so efficient and thought of everything on the day – even the things that we forgot and the catering staff were a credit to you.
Every single one of our guests commented on the quality of the food and we will certainly recommend you if we can.
Thank you Julia, Chrissie and your team for making our day so magical (and tasty!)
Milly and Chris
Milly & Chris Wedding – September 2106
I called yesterday to try to thank you for everything on Saturday but failed to track you down!
The food and service were absolutely wonderful and I have already had several comments from guests praising it all, and particularly the lamb which was perfectly cooked. How you did that for so many people I have no idea! The starter was delicious and my risotto lovely and again perfectly cooked.
You are all so professional and we truly felt that we were in very capable hands.
I would like to thank Hannah personally. She was outstanding and could I have her email in due course please?
Again our heartfelt thanks,
Nicky and Neil 6/08/16
Rosie and Will – Wedding August 2016
Thank you so much for Food Glorious Food to what was a fantastic event on Saturday! All the feedback for the catering side of the event was overwhelmingly positive. The presentation, servers, choice and quality were all of a really high standard and it all helped create the “feel good” family vibe we were going for on the day – so thank you again.
Corporate event July 2016
I know that I have spoken to you to thank you, but I just wanted to reiterate how pleased I was. You and your lovely team helped to make the occasion very special. So many compliments on your food.
With best wishes
Catherine – Lunch Party June 2016
Dear Julia and Hannah
Thank you so much for the amazing food you made for our wedding at Wakehurst and for the wonderful service which made the whole day run smoothly. We had a very special day and so many of our guests commented on how tasty all of the food was. Thank you for helping to make it so lovely!
Love from Rachel and Gordon
Rachel & Gordon – Wedding June 2016
Dear Julia, Hannah & the team,
Lew and I wanted to say the hugest thank you to you all for being so incredible during our wedding day at Wakehurst Place a few weeks ago. I’m so sorry this has taken so long to send – we were hoping for some photos of the food to come through from the photographer that we could include but we didn’t actually get any I’m afraid. I’m slightly gutted about this as it was truly incredible, and that dessert – wow! All of our guests loved it just as much as we did…we really can’t thank you enough.
You were such a pleasure to work with both in the run up and on the day itself – and Hannah was an absolute superstar, I’m so sorry I didn’t get to say goodbye to her on the night. If you ever need any recipe tasters, you know where we are, we would gladly eat that meal every day of the week!
Very best wishes,
Laura & Lewis xxx
Laura & Lewis – Wedding May 2016
I just wanted to thank you and your team (especially Nicky and Grace) for making out Silver Wedding Anniversary Celebration such a success.
Our guests loved all the food and your attention to service was excellent.
All in all we have a wonderful day and thank you so much for all your hard work.
Silver Wedding Anniversary – April 2016
Thank you all very much again – delicious food and you helped to make a very happy and enjoyable event!
Corporate buffet lunch – April 2016
Ray and i had a wonderful day on Sunday, thank you all very much. As usual the food was A1, we have had lots of lovely comments and all your staff worked so hard to make it a perfect party.
Tanya & Ray – Ruby Wedding Anniversary – May 2016
Dear Julia and Hannah
A very belated Thank you for all your hard work and assistance on our wedding day back in May. We all really enjoyed the wonderful food.”best canapes ever” has been a recurring comment! The service from you and your team was perfect. You were all so friendly and helpful, and looked after us so well. Married life is treating us well and thank you for helping give us the best possible start.
Many Thanks Bob & Nancy xxx
Bob & Nancy – May 2015
Dear Julia, Chrissy and all the Team,
Thank you so much for helping to make our special day so amazing and for running it so smoothly. The food was exquisite and the service was fantastic.
We were able to just sit back and relax and enjoy the day. Thank you so much for everything!
Love Ellie and Rich X
Ellie and Rich – Wedding Summer 2015
The canapés, main meal and evening food were all absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection. I personally loved the rack of lamb. In addition, numerous guests commented on the day and subsequently on how fantastic the food as well as the attentiveness and high level of service of the staff who were well organised, so well done!
We really can’t thank you enough for making the day so special, along with being so lucky with the weather, (and the ceremony!) you made the day one we’ll remember for a long time to come.
Wedding 2014 Tom and Lara
I am hugely appreciative of your support on Sunday. I am so glad you received fan mail from the Air Ambulance. I have had nothing but praise for the excellent food. I think the choice of menu was great for such a large number and, as usual and as expected, Hannah and the front of house team were stupendous. It is always lovely to work with FGF.
Being the first occasion of this kind at Folkington it really was quite demanding logistically and I had coerced so many friends into supporting me it was almost impossible to see everyone! The evening was a huge success financially and I think we have managed to spread the word about the good work of the Air Ambulance.
My heartfelt thanks once again.
I can’t thank you enough for all you and the girls did for us yesterday. The food was absolutely wonderful, and not only looked good, but tasted wonderful too. I could get used to having caterers, and amazed at how smoothly it all happened! Thank you, it was all superb.
Jane Murray Brown
Wow sums our experience at FGF this past weekend! Julia and her team were phenomenal from start to finish, from the quote to the ‘no problem we can do that’, I felt at ease during the entire booking process and also on the day. Julia was in charge in the kitchen and Hannah in the room and I did nothing but just be a guest in their hands!
They all worked seamlessly together and all our guests raved about how amazing the food was and how unobtrusive the servers were. All the team members were available at all times should we need help and the bar team were also great at letting us know how the levels of alcohol were going and dealing with all the specific needs of our guests!
I cannot thank Julia, Hannah and her team enough for making our weekend the best one in our lives. We will rebook within a flash when we need catering again.
Suz and Lee
To all the Food Glorious Food team,
Where do we start? We are so,so,so grateful for everything you did for us both before and on the day of the wedding. From the food tasting to the last slice of pizza everything was seamless. We had the wedding of our dreams, everything we could of wanted and imagined, and such a huge part of that was because of you, Food Glorious Food. “Oh my god that brownie!” is all we’ve heard the last few weeks. But you’re so much more than the food and we were thrilled with everything! (Even offering to pencil-in a grooms eyebrows because he shaved it off the night before!) We’ll be sure to nominate you in any awards we see and I’m sure there’ll be many more to come in the future for you!
Love Chloe and Sam xx
Chloe and Sam – Wedding June 2017
I just wanted to say a sincere thank you for all your hard work on Monday and in the weeks leading up to the Ball – and of course please say a big thank you to all your staff as well! It was such a pleasure working with someone so experienced in catering for Jesus, with your food which everyone loves so much every year – the curry in particular received rave reviews from my friends I spoke to after the Ball.
It was a fantastic night, with many commenting positively on the food in particular – I hope you and your staff enjoyed it too!
Best of luck with any other events during the rest of this summer, and thank you very much again for contributing to such a successful night!
Cambridge Jesus Ball – June 2017
We just wanted to say a huge thank you to all who helped make our wedding day as spectacular as it was, from the preparation planning to the day itself.
Everyone was complimenting how delicious the food was and how everything flowed so nicely.
Hannah you were amazing on the day.
Guests thought you were Hendall’s contracted caterers so were amazed when we said you weren’t as you made it seem like you were always there which added to the smooth running of the day.
We couldn’t have wished for a more perfect day if we tried!
Thank you once again – we hope you have a lovely weekend.
Lots of love
Harriet and Matt Leppard
Wedding – Harriett and Matthew – May 2017
Just a few words to thank you personally, and of course the team on the night; for the magnificent supper you provided for my 50th Birthday on Saturday February 18th at our home address.
I was over the moon with the food and beverage, and the excellent service that you engaged with Martyn, it really was superb in every way possible and people are still talking about it all, the living room looked amazing and you attention to detail professionalism and know how was spot on.
Congratulations and a million thanks to the cake maker you engaged; the British Airways World Network was spot on, i should know after 26 years!!! Tasted like clouds in heaven too.
The food was piping hot, served timely and appropriately, the canapes sufficient for all and superbly good, the quality and standard above and beyond, the team of servers always so polite, well groomed, courteous and friendly. Super stars all of you.
Martyn and Domingo – 50th Birthday Dinner February 2017
Just to say thank you so much for all the wonderful food you prepared for our wedding.
After our tasting session with you, Ben and I knew how delicious it would be but our guests were suitably impressed and singing your praises all night!
We had such an amazing day and you professionalism and lovely team really helped it go smoothly 🙂
Have a great Christmas and New Year.
Love Alice and Ben xxx
Alice and Ben -Wedding November 2016
Thank you to you and your team for making our wedding day the best day ever. The food was exquisite and the team were so professional.
I’d recommend you guys in a heart beat to anyone else 🙂
Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2017!
Elizabeth & James – Wedding December 2016
Dear Julia and Team
We wanted to formally write to say a huge thank you to you all for delivering such a fantastic service on our wedding day.
Our family and friends have not stopped complimenting the catering, the canapes were a hit the sharing platters were a really fun way to kick off the wedding breakfast and a couple of guests have even admitted having two servings of desserts. Our favourite was the lamb which definitely suited everyone’s taste!
You made the difficult decisions through the planing easy and we never felt a hint of pressure knowing we had you on board.
with thanks again
Andrew and Kirsten
Andrew and Kirsten – Wedding – August 2016
Myself and Dan just wanted to express how grateful we are for all your hard work yesterday. The food was amazing and we’ve had so many wonderful positive comments 🙂
Thank you for being so accommodating and kind throughout:) Your staff were beyond wonderful!
Love Sophie and Dan
Sophie and Dan – Wedding August 2016
We just wanted to drop you a message to say thank you so much for your very slick, fantastic catering on Saturday night. The food was absolutely delicious, and everybody I have spoken to since has said how great it was. I think also you did a few extra bits for people who don’t eat meat, so thank you very much for that too, very kind of you. We also wanted to say how lovely all the staff were, so friendly and efficient and nothing was too much trouble. I think they also sought out Jim to make sure he ate some food as well, also very thoughtful! It all contributed to making the party such a successful evening. Sorry I didn’t get to say goodbye – once the music is on – that’s me on the dance floor for the evening! Please do pass on our thanks to the team, and thank you very much to you too. You may be seeing us again in the future …..
With kind regards
Lizzie & Jim
Lizzie and Jim 50th Birthday Party June 2016
To Julia and the FGF Team
We cannot thank you enough for the hard work you put into our wedding day. You were an absolute dream from the day we very first contacted you! You all worked so hard on the day and made it perfect. How you managed to serve such delicious food in the middle of a field – battling the rain, I will never know! We were completely blown away and so were all of the wedding guests. We received raving reviews on the day and people are still talking about the food at our wedding now! Thank you for the part you played in making our dream wedding vision become a reality!
All our love Charlotte and Darren x
Charlotte & Darren – Wedding May 2016
Hi Julia and all your staff
We cannot thank you all enough for the most fabulous catering you provided for Emma and James wedding at Gildredge Manor. The attention to detail, the fabulous food made it a day to remember for ever. All our guests were so amazed by the canapes and lovely meal. We’ve had so many compliments. If we can ever recommend you we will.
All the staff were so efficient but friendly- just perfect and so ably directed by your daughter.
There are no words to express our delight at the whole day!
Yvonne and Ken
Emma & James – Wedding – April 2016
I just wanted to say Thank you so much for making our party on Saturday so very special. We were absolutely delighted with the whole experience. The food was superb, beautifully presented and tasted even better and definitely the best canapes I’ve ever tasted! Hannah and Victoria ensured we received every attention whist remaining totally unobtrusive. And a spotlessly clean kitchen after you left! We would be so happy to use your company again. Thank you for making our day perfect.
80th Birthday lunch – March 2016
Hi Julia + Team,
Thank you so much for all your work in making our wedding so special. The efficiency and presentation was commented on by everyone. We appreciate you had lots of work to do turning the room around and you did a wonderful job.
The staff were so professional and yet considerate-I was so happy to be regularly offered food and drink by some of the servers.
I was so worried about the meals as I had quite a few vegetarians and people with dietary requirements and it all went smoothly.
The food was simply divine and thank you for accommodating the Greek alcohol and almonds!
Thank you so much again, we are just so happy to have had your expert help.
Lauren and Dan
Lauren and Dan – Wedding – May 2016
Dear Julia and team
Just a formal note to thank you for the delicious food and first class service at our wedding in the Seed bank at Wakehurst on 3/10/15. You were mightily helpful before and during the event, and everyone commented on how lovely the food was – perhaps especially the canapes and desserts! Your staff team were brilliant and all in all it was and amazing day. Thanks for your part in it.
All the best, Ian and Jo X
Ian & Jo – Autumn Wedding 2015
Julia, it was just wonderful, amazing, and perfect in every way. Can’t thank you enough.
“I just wanted to thank you and your totally amazing chaps and chapesses. Everything was perfect. You saw no leftovers. It was the best wedding I have ever been to” Your guys are wonderful – so professional and lovely, too. A xxx
Wedding 2014 Anji
I wanted to get in touch on behalf of Ash and myself and all of our family.
We could not be more happy and thrilled with the outcome of Saturday. Several people told us that the starters were the best canapes that they had ever had! The main course was absolutely delicious. The aromatic spices and flavours of the curries were absolutely spot on. Several of the tables, as you know were filled with Indian people who had travelled from all of the the UK, America, Dubai and India and they all loved the food. They of course added the extra chilly to taste. The Irish contingent from my side of the family also loved the food and the level of heat and spice was just right for them. So everyone was catered for perfectly! All in all everyone was so impressed with the food. I gather that several members of both sides of the family came to speak with you to personally thank you as they were just so impressed on the day.
The deserts were a big hit too. Everyone was so impressed with the buffet style desert tables and that they had a choice of what to have. People were also raving about the fish and chips and cheesy chips and I gather that lots of people ate them too!
Your staff were very friendly and professional and looked very smart. I would like to extend a big thank you to Hannah. She was so kind and friendly and I felt that my every request in the planning the day before and on the day was listened to and action was taken. Hannah remained calm and smiling throughout the day and was a pleasure to have there.
I hope that you both took the wine and champagne that I suggested you take and that all the other staff took a drink or two at the end.
I could not recommend you more highly. You listened to my every suggestion regarding the planning and the food itself. I can imagine as a British chef taking advice from two Indian ladies must be very daunting but you were so accommodating and on the day it was perfect!
If you ever need a testimonial please feel free to use these words or ask for some others. It was a pleasure to work with you and your team and best of luck for future events… not that you need it!
I am writing to thank you personally for the wonderful canapes and dinner you produced for Musicals at the Manor event. The food was delicious, the waiting staff impeccable and I heard a number of guests comment on how wonderful the food and service was. Hayley, my wife, and I are lucky enough to go to a number of events but rarely is the food of such a high standard and so enjoyable. I was speaking to someone (I’m afraid that I can’t remember his name) as we were going into the show who said he had been sitting with someone who is a restaurant critic and who greatly rated your food – fine praise indeed!
Although we do not yet have a final figure for the amount raised, indications are that this event was not only a resounding financial success but also afforded us the opportunity to reach out to new potential supporters, the impact of which is unmeasurable at this stage but I am sure will be of enormous benefit to the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance. I hope you feel very proud to have contributed to this marvellous event.
Thank you again from everyone at the air ambulance and more importantly from the patients that we will be able to attend and help as a result of the evening.
Please don’t think we’re showing off; well we are a little, we would like to share a few testimonials with you: