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Bowl food & canapes for 60th Birthday party

We catered John’s 60th Birthday party on Saturday night, 95 guests arrived to a champagne reception coupled with a selection of “chef’s choice” canapes.

Smoked salmon blinis topped with dill & caviar, Asparagus tips wrapped with toasted panchetta, Goats cheese fused with basil and sun-blushed tomatoes finished off with sticky beef teriyaki dipped in sesame served on mini skewers………………..

A five course dinner was served in the way of a bowl food menu, scalled down portions served in rice bowls of………….

Braised beef stew, with dumplings on a bed of mash potato, Chicken curry with pilau rice and mini nan bread, swiftly followed by beer (boddingtons) battered fish n chips served with a chunky homemade tartar sauce, Salmon teriyaki with spring onion & Udon noddles.

For dessert Baileys bread & butter pudding with a splash of Vanilla custard to finish the dinner.

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Here’s what the client thought……………testimonial 

Absolutely top class!

 I’m delighted to offer you these words of appreciation.

 Dave and his staff were outstanding in the way they went about their work. Dave and Ryan, the chefs, arrived early enough to ensure there were no timing issues and set about preparing some fabulous food. The bar staff were excellent and handled matters in a calm and efficient manner, and the girls serving the food were lovely, friendly people who helped make the occasion a huge success.

I have had so many compliments concerning the food, I’ve lost count!

Would I recommend this company to anyone seeking high quality food and top service for a function…..absolutely, they are a class act!

Can you pass on my appreciation to all your staff as I didn’t manage to speak to all on their departure.  

Thank you so much

John and Susan

Glad you enjoyed the party John and we look forward to serving you again.

Dave callthecaterers

 

 

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Big pan Paella menus from £9.00 per person

Big pan Paella menus from £9.00 per person.

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Big pan Paella menus from £9.00 per person

The following paella menus are cooked in the traditional big pan way, full of smells and flavours simmering away in front of your guests.

A few select menus below but please feel free to mix n match the ingredients to suit your occasion your budget or add to one of our Barbecue menus…….

Seafood & Fish £10.50 per person

A blend of white fish and seafood,  green lip mussels, king prawns, squid & escolar, scallops, roasted peppers & tomato, onions, saffron, our own blend of fish stock herbs and seasoning, garlic, lemon.

Chicken & Chorizo £9.50 per person

Chicken thigh, sliced chorizo, smoked ham, garlic, roasted red & green peppers, smoked paprika, onions, chicken fusion, roasted tomatoes

Vegetarian £9.00 per person

A vegetarian paella full of flavour, marinated tofu and chick peas, red & green bell peppers, onions, courgettes, mushrooms, tomatoes, saffron, smoked paprika, vegetarian bouillon stock, ginger, chilli, coriander.

Create your own from £10.00 per person

Mussels, Prawns, Scallops, Squid, Rabbit, Chicken, Chorizo, Tofu

Tuna, Langoustine, Octopus, Asparagus, Aubergine, Parma ham

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https://callthecaterers.co.uk for more menus, further information…….

 

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Sample #Barbecue menus for summer 2014

Sample #Barbecue menus for summer 2014. google+

 

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Guests arrive………..

Ok we all have budgets to work too but a drinks reception will plug that gap between guests arriving and being seated for dinner, serving canapés will offer a taster of what’s to come, again talk to your caterer to establish costs.

Canapés are designed to stimulate the taste buds not satisfy the hunger, we can often discount our canapé menu if providing the main wedding meal as we are already on site and some of the costs (staff) to  provide canapés have  already been met.

Canapés aren’t cheap, by their very nature they are hand crafted tiny morsels of several foods, constructed to appease the eye first and taste buds second, and well that’s my opinion. Canapés on a budget can be done as long as you select the right caterer; there are cheaper alternatives that won’t break the bank.

* cook a lasagne the day into a 3-4cm deep tray, the next day square pastry cut small 2cm square portions, heat gently and serve as mini lasagne, cheap, cheerful fed your guests….

* trim Asparagus tips to about 8-10 long, serve blanched next to a small glass of warm hollandaise but guests to dip into…………that will cost you about 15p a portion

Alternatively try a bowl food menu, bowl food offers an alternative to canapés where something a little more substantial is required with limited or no seating. Ideal if eating late with a few hours before the reception meal, bowl food is by its very name small quantities of fine food served in small rice bowls, it will cost more per unit but will offer more in terms of quantity.

More to follow……………….

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checking the caterers credentials

When talking with your potential caterer and seeking testimonials,  ask if they have clients who would be prepared to discuss their experience via telephone or email. Its harder than you may think to get the client to write that testimonial, all the best well wishes are made after the event or wedding (I know I’ve been there many times) but actually getting that small letter proves the client is prepared to take the time out and express there actual feelings surrounding the service they received.

I not suggesting certain websites publish fabricated testimonials! but ask to see the originals. 

“well despite my original concerns everything went fantastic on the night. Now I understand your concerns about sourcing a suitable chef as I understand that you only use chefs who you have used before – I did not appreciate that Richard would be making such a long journey.

 A big thank you for the organisation of the party catering it couldn’t have gone better, if this is the standard of the chefs you employ they are all a credit to you. Richard was fantastic not only was the  meal  superb (every single guest was very impressed) but his professional manner, organisation and tidiness were fantastic and I can’t speak more highly of him. If ever we need any catering in future I will definitely be in touch with you again and request his services.

 Again a very big thank you from a very satisfied client, Ron & Val

Wedding of Sinaed & Simon

Final touches being made to today’s marquee wedding reception…..

A great way to determine the caterers credentials is ask if you can have a sneak preview of their next wedding by joining them back of house. While they are preparing their next wedding meal, you can see the set-up for yourself, the presentation of the food and even get a chance to taste it. Be warned though, don’t stand still too long as the Chef may well have you running a plate out!

More to follow……………………….

www.callthecaterers.co.uk

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