Posts Tagged Food
Our next February Wedding to cater came along soon after, Tom & Charlotte married on the 21st with the reception held at Alderley edge cricket & hockey club. The reception was held in a marquee at the club where I believe Tom is a member and captain of the cricket team.
It was a cold but bright sunny day, the temperature poses no problem if you have plenty of heating within the tent in which they did so don’t be put off by the thought of a tent for your wedding reception in February.
The happy couple opted for a Two course Wedding breakfast with a light Smoked Salmon mousse to start things off, served with warmed ciabatta toast along with a cucumber & dill salad mixed with lemon zest.
The main course soon followed, the groom in particular wanted a hearty, filling main course and opted for a Steak N Ale pie made using our own blend of braised steak and Bombardier fine ale. Served with seasoned mash potato & roasted root winter vegetables. There was an alternative main course served up for a number of non-meat eating guests, pan fried Seabass laid across a bed of crushed new potatoes with a butter sauce.
For dessert, the couple wanted to make use of the wedding cake which is often discarded at weddings and rarely eaten. They provided an array of cupcakes creating the effect of a tiered wedding cake. We were asked if we could use the cakes as dessert, no problem, we dressed each cake with a fruit whipped through the cream, fresh mint and droplets of passion fruit coulis.
We weren’t finished yet, we had to feed the guests late at night and as the wedding had been designed around a budget then we were tasked with providing catering for less than £3 pp, simple, slow cooked pork shoulder with home made cider stuffing with apple puree along side pulled lamb legs soaked in a rosemary & red berry jus (taken from a lamb dinner created 3 days before, yum!) all served on soft bread rolls with loads of crackling, no complaints there i can assure you.
Our work was then done for the day, we headed home to leave the happy couple to party late on…..
Courtesy of Dave Whitehurst
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.
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.
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
https://callthecaterers.co.uk for more menus, further information…….
Think though your timings for the day; the Wedding ceremony is at 1pm and you plan to eat at 5pm, what are you going to do for those 4 hours in between? Your ceremony may take an hour, yes your photographer will take maybe another hour to get the numerous shots they want to create the best ones for your album but even the most conscientious photographers will do well to stay over 2 hrs. They may have another wedding that day and will need to go but I do know the good photographers will expect to be hired for the whole day and capture the whole wedding day right up the first dance.
Consider adding a drinks and canapé reception to your plans, when your guests arrive at the venue they will expect to be greeted with a welcome drink and something to nibble on. Drinks can range from Summer fruit pimms to more traditional champagne, TIP 1-if saving the pennies for the honeymoon then consider Cava or Prosecco as a cheaper alternative as I’m sure your guests wouldn’t notice or even care.
Canapés served with the welcome drinks will eat into the budget; they are expensive for caterers to produce and can often range from £4-£10 per person dependent on the final choice as well as the number of canapés you serve.
TIP 2-Consider simple nuts, nibbles, pretzels as a cost saving option or ask your caterer to make rounds of sandwiches and cut them into fingers, you can now call it an “afternoon tea” style reception.
The time between arriving at the venue and being seated for dinner will determine how many canapés and drinks per guest you need to allow. Some guests may have travelled far and wide and will need topping up if there is a while before dinner.
TIP 3- open the bar early and allow guests to buy themselves a second or third drink if they prefer.
More to follow……………………
Sorry we have been so slow in getting this to you. I thought we might be able to write in straight to the website but couldn’t find a way to do this, so we’ve just written it below instead.
” We are so glad we picked ‘Catered-Events‘ for our country wedding, they went above and beyond what we had asked, in order to help our day run smoothly. Many people have commented that the food was excellent and we couldn’t have asked for more on taste, quality and value for money. They were very efficient, friendly and helpful before and during the big day, and we would recommend them to anyone wanting great food and good service.”
Thanks once again and good luck in the future.
Simon & Meex