Testimonials | Bespoke Caterers
Councillor Terry Sutton, The Mayor of Colchester (Civic Reception)
The Mayoress and I would like to thank you once again for the wonderful dinner provided for our Civic Reception. The meal was delicious and your staff discrete and helpful. We are looking forward to our May Ball.
Just a quick note to express my thanks, to Bespoke Caterers, for a truly professional service at my 30th Birthday Party. Everyone was impressed with the food and service - it all went down a treat! I must say I was amazed at how tidy everything was left in my kitchen - it was as though you had never been there - perfect!!
Andrew (Birthday Party)
Whilst it may seem a strange thing to say, we have been really impressed with you diligence, indeed honest, in relation to this refund on staffing hours. Realistically it would have been impossible for us to have ever known who attended and for how long on the evening, and so your diligence in that respect is to be commended. It’s good to know your administration matches the excellence of your catering. Here’s to the next time.
Paul Gayler (M.B.E), Executive Chef of the Lanesborough Hotel London
What can I say; you and your team were amazing. I have had nothing but great comments about the food from our VIP guests. The food was very well received, and although I personally didn’t get to eat a lot, if the Friday reception was anything to go by, it must have been great.
Despite the weather the show was successful; the great British weather is always here to haunt us!!
Please pass on my personal thanks to Lyn and her team in the front, who were great and extremely obliging as always. Thanks too to the boys in the kitchen, great job.
Woolwich Staff (Xmas Party)
Just wanted to thank you and give you some feedback on this year’s staff party. Feedback from my colleagues and their guests on the food has been phenomenal, how good it looked and tasted, the variety, speed of service and table clearance, quantity presentation were all first class.
The room looked great; the wine you provided on a small budget was excellent. On a personal note you kept me informed at all times as to what was happening, never once did I feel worried that we were not on track. All you staff were very approachable and a joy to do business with. I have been organising large functions like this for several years and you have been the best caterers I have dealt with. I would unreservedly recommend you to anyone and have already suggested to our management team that we contact you to quote for other functions.
Thank you very much indeed for all your hard work and attention in preparing and dealing with our anniversary party early this month. It was a great comfort to know that we were in safe hands and once again you fully met all our expectations. The feedback from our guests was excellent both in relation to the superb food and to the attention of all the staff. Which struck just the right note and judged the mood we were trying to create completely. Also the clearing up team on Monday also ensured that the site was completely tidy when you left and took care to confirm with me that we were happy before they left.
This was of course the third time we have used your excellent services and I’m sure it won’t be the last. Thank you again and please be good enough to pass on our appreciation to all those involved.
Linda Dowdall (Mother of the bride)
I am writing to thank you so much for the catering at Kerry’s and Richard's wedding at Dove Barn, everything went so seamlessly, the staff were fabulous and everything moved through so quickly and people commented on how lovely the food was. Many, many thanks again.
Claire Goodwin, CG Wedding & events
Just wanted to say there was lots of positive feedback on the wedding food on Saturday. I personally thought the food and service was first class. Many thanks.
Didn’t get round to it yesterday, wanted to say what a great team you sent down to help us – the whole event was great and they were fantastically helpful.
Carol Macaskill (Open Road Charity Ball)
Just a quick note to say, many thanks for all your hard work on Saturday evening. We, and many of our guests, thought that the food was outstanding and the service top class. As I only work Mon & Tues, I had not picked up the emails over vegan / veg meals but you seem to cope really well with that on the night. Do pass on my thanks & good wishes to your team.
We were absolutely amazed with the service that your company gave us on our wedding day and also the lead up to it. You were extremely accommodating with all of our never-ending requests and there wasn't anything that you couldn't do for us. We have had many comments from friends and family at how amazing the food was, one said, "it wasn't too little, it wasn't too much, and it was PERFECT!”
All of your staff were very friendly and very professional. My parents were especially pleased with your bar staff as they remembered individuals orders each time they went to the bar and they didn't have to repeat their order, they just knew exactly what they were doing so this was brilliant! We have already recommended you to many of our family and friends and we would 110% use you again.
We would both like to extend our thanks for the wonderful service which was provided on the day by Wayne and all the staff from Bespoke. So many of our guests said how lovely they felt everything was in terms of both the quality of food and the service provided. We are both very happy with what your company provided, and would be pleased to use your services again in the future should we need the services of a catering company such as yourselves.
We would also be pleased to recommend you to other people in the future too. Please pass our sincere thanks on to everyone involved.
Francis and Liz Orr-Adams
To absolutely everyone involved in the catering for Sophie and Phil’s wedding. The food was really superb & presented wonderfully. The staff were the most pleasant & courteous and a delight to have at our special occasion of the marriage of our daughter. From laying up to the collection of the equipment it was a first class service and from the bottom of our hearts we thank you all.
Bespoke Catering are one of the caterers who must be used for events at the Town Hall in Colchester. They were selected by us to provide the food and refreshments for a large 60th birthday party in October 2011. We were very pleased with the overall performance and professionalism of the company and would not hesitate to recommend them. I have set out a few examples of why I was pleased with their performance.
• Bespoke were the only caterer we initially contacted who actually listened to what I wanted and provided a quote and suggestions based on my requirements.
• All communications from their office were handled promptly and clearly.
• The quotes were detailed and clear. Changes to the menu were promptly priced up and where needed, suggestions for better alternatives were made.
• The initial tasting was easy to organise and the final selection for the meal / canapés were well received – our guests were complimentary about the food and service both on the night and subsequently.
• James went out of his way to source a West Australian red when our initial selection was not available.
• On the day of the party the caterers arrived and set up with good staff numbers and in good time. At no point did I feel anxious that it would not all be ready on time.
• All the staff on the evening were well turned out and behaved in a cheerful and helpful fashion coping with some last minute requests. For example an older guest announced they were seriously allergic to chilies and the chef managed to find them some alternative food.
• The cheeses provided were in very good condition for our cheese table, nice and ripe which is not always the case in restaurants etc.
There were many other examples of good practice including clearing up unobtrusively and leaving the venue in a good condition. I am happy to speak to potential customers if requested.
Mr Hernamen (Diamond Wedding Anniversary)
My Wife and I wish to thank you for all that you and your staff did to make our ‘Diamond’ celebration so memorable. We have already had many phone calls and letters congratulating us on the arrangements and quality of the food which, in my opinion, could not have been bettered.
The following extract from one of the letters received will, I am sure, give you cause for satisfaction:- “It really did beat the meal we had with H.M. The Queen and other visiting dignitaries at the State Banquet at Windsor Castle."
So, my own compliments to you and your staff.
Laura Sargeant, EA to Chairman
The food on Thursday at Mayfield was perfection, please pass on my thanks to Wayne and (I cant remember the lady’s name who helped him, sorry it has gone clean out of my head!). Can you ask him how he cooked the samphire please? Thanks.
My family and I all wish to thank you for the very professional and efficient way you carried out all the arrangements for the buffet at David’s funeral. We received many comments on the quality of the food and the attention of your staff. Nothing was too much trouble. And everywhere was left spotlessly clean afterwards. Once again many thanks from us all.
Matt & Gemma
ow we're back to work and real life we both want to say how much of a great job Bespoke did for the wedding. I dealt a lot with June on the Friday and Saturday and she was great, very friendly and relaxed yet organized and put us at ease, which was important, as the food was a very important part of our day.
Wayne was great on the Oyster stall and the young waiters and waitresses done a great job when serving and good fun when on the bar.
We had many compliments on the food, namely the quality of the canapés and the quality and quantity of the lamb & fish pie. The Osyter stall was a particular hit which was great as I had my doubts whether it was worth doing but was a great talking point as a lot of people tried them for the first time.
Thanks for your help over the last 6 months.
Andy and Victoria
We have received some excellent feedback, about the food that was served at the wedding – in particular the family service and the fried chicken that was served in the evening, they were both very popular! Oh and the desserts went down very well. The staff were all polite and friendly and always seemed available to help. We didn’t have any issues with anything regarding the food. We shall write formally but please pass on a big thank you to everyone at Bespoke who contributed. Many thanks.
Mrs. Jan Boggas, Pickering Electronics
The staff BBQ was FAB! Everyone had a great time. Food was perfect – loads of compliments on that and everything went really really well. Best one we’ve had so far (couldn’t be worse than last year could it!!!) Everything seems so much better in the sunshine.
Thank you and all your staff involved for making it such a great success. They are a great team to work with, so helpful and polite.
As long as business continues as it is I see no reason why we wouldn’t want to hold another one next year and I would be very pleased if you would work with us again.
Abs and Nick Singleton
I want to thank all you guys for making our day perfect!!! Sound a bit like an Oscars speech but we want to pass our thanks on. Amy - thanks for sorting all our fiddly bits out (napkins, tables cloths and even cake knife which I forgot about!) your attention to detail is a credit to Bespoke!
Right now on to the food!!.... It was amazing! Everyone loved the canapés so much they gobbled them all up. Grandma is extremely fussy about food and Roast beef is her specialty! Even the local butcher gives her the best cuts!!! I have never heard such glowing report from her about roast beef! Her exact words were 'blooming lovely bit of beef!' For that I alone I can't thank you enough! On talking to everyone they loved it!!!
On to the puds! You guys, it was fab. We had nothing but good comments again! Comment like 'out of this world' 'amazing' 'best desert they had ever had'. They even took so pictures so if you want any just ask.
Then the buffet! You guys put on an amazing spread. All the firemen come to weddings for the food and they stopped me specifically to say how good it was. Everyone loved the pork baps and I know lots went back for more.
My sister said she loved the pate she polished off what was left for breckie the next day!
So we just wanted to say a huge thanks to you all! You completed our perfect day with what was perfect food! You have defeated the enemy - good enough and achieved excellence.
We have only positive feedback for the team at James’s 40th. The food was fantastic and we had many complimentary remarks from our guests. The team were extremely friendly, professional and helpful so the evening went even more smoothly than I’d hoped. All in all we will (and have already) highly recommend you to anyone requiring catering services for an event and we hope to have a reason to use your services again in the future.
It was a great evening further enhanced by you and your staff. Many of our guest commented that the food was of an excellent standard and ample. The bar prices were very reasonable and you had plenty of choice and didn’t run out of anything. So big thank you to you all. I would be happy to recommend you and use your services again.