Testimonials

wedding catering

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Tim and Clare (Derbyshire) wrote: I can’t recommend Karen and Richard more highly.  They had a pretty tough brief (food stations in the garden, wild foods, veal and exquisitely rustic). We were astonished at how successfully they managed to fulfil it.

I work for a high-end organic food retailer, cafes and restaurants (Daylesford) so like to think I know a bit about food – and our guests were all big foodies.  I’ve never been to a wedding where so many people were discussing the food with such positivity!

And nothing was too much trouble when it came to service… and as a bloke [Tim!] with OCD and more spreadsheets than imaginable, it was reassuring to see the transparent planning that goes in beforehand.

 The references you see on their website are genuine!

Penny and Ian (Staffordshire) wrote: We had the most amazing day we could have ever imagined. The food was sensational and everyone went away raving about it. I still get teary thinking about it all! Thank you so much again to you and Karen and the team. You made it the best day of our lives.

Rosie Borland (Gloucestershire) wrote:We spent literally weeks looking for caterers that offered something a little bit different – we wanted whimsical, but professional. After contacting several references, and many late night Skype calls with Karen & Richard (we live in New Zealand, but were getting married at my family home in the UK) we were confident they were the best choice. At first, I felt they were a bit too expensive – I had spreadsheets comparing tens of caterers, costs, value for money, references etc. Kemp & Kemp weren’t the cheapest but the value for money, the quality of the menus, the cooking (my God, the food!!), the help they provide, how easy they make things – they were an absolute pleasure to work with. I have to say, after initially almost not choosing them because I was worried about the cost, I can genuinely say that now the wedding is over, I’d have been happy to pay a good percentage more to use them!

Lucy and Alan (Shropshire) wrote: Thank you so, so much for making our wedding so unbelievably perfect!!! No one ever remembers the food at weddings but I can honestly say- Everybody is still talking about the food!!!

It was everything we wanted and so much more. Absolutely delicious… Mouth watering and phenomenal looking. And then there was the service…

Richard you were absolutely brilliant. Your attention to detail, your personality and your organisation… Your team are a credit to you too. Polite, professional and brilliant at what they do. 

We honestly can’t thank you enough… If there is anything we can do by way of recommendation- please don’t hesitate to let us know.

Thank you so, so much.

M’s dad (Staffordshire), wrote: I want to thank you for such an excellent wedding meal. I have been to probably over forty and this excelled all of them. The food was stunning from beginning to end. It was served in unique ways and tasted fantastic.
Everyone commented that it was the best they have ever had. Even the next day it was the hot topic of conversation. I cannot thank you enough for making the day so memorable for the special couple. My daughter’s choice of caterers was perfect.

Helen and Steve (Derbyshire) wrote: We just wanted to say a massive thank you for the AMAZING food at our wedding on Saturday! I knew it would be good but it far exceeded our expectations and our guests were completely wowed by it. Everyone commented that it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding (or to be honest the majority of restaurants as well!) and it was a major talking point. Tina and the rest of the guys did a great job of organising the day (in spite of our total lack of organisation). So, thank you, you really made our wedding day fantastic!

Bethan and Mark (at Sandon Hall, Staffordshire) wrote: Thank you so much for the incredible wedding breakfast, canapes and cheese table you put together for our wedding. We couldn’t believe it when the food tasted as good as it had when we met you, Karen, in August to taste the sample menu. How you produced such incredible, top-quality food from that tiny catering tent is beyond us – you’re amazing.

You were both so easy to deal with and made the whole process so much easier. You let us choose exactly what we wanted to eat and gave us all the expert guidance we needed. Thank you!

Caroline (Ashbourne, Derbyshire) wrote: “I am at the risk of being gushy and running out of superlatives because the quality of the food was beyond excellent; your professionalism was superb; your presence, your command and your control were superb – you got everything absolutely right for us – it surpassed our expectations.

We are a demanding lot and from our perspective the whole day was flawless. We were delighted with everything and a huge part of the success can be credited to you.

Thank you Richard and Karen, I shall recommend you at every opportunity and am happy to share our experiences with prospective clients of yours.

Chris and Becky’s wedding at Osmaston, Derbyshire: Well, what can I say apart from a huge thank you. Becky and Chris have flown off on honeymoon, but I wanted to let you both know how thrilled we all were with your service.

Richard… your staff were fantastic.. professional, discreet and very efficient! It was lovely to have such wonderful service, with no stress or worries.

The food, Karen was even better than expected! Absolutely delicious! The sharing platters worked beautifully, watching from the top table was a delight to see how people chatted and interacted at their tables.. Fabulous and just how Chris and Becky wanted it. From the posh nibbles to the delicious desserts, the food was faultless.

The whole day was perfect, thanks for making their day so special.

Louise and Ben (Derbyshire) wrote:  Karen, Richard, Tina and the whole team, Ben and I wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to you all for Saturday. The day went perfectly, the food was everything we dreamed it would be and all of our guests loved it too. The whole day was managed brilliantly and I don’t think I was asked one single question during the morning as everything seemed to have been planned meticulously!
Thank you for making our day so special.

Emily & Tom (Cheshire) wrote: Thank you so much for enabling our wedding to be everything that we could have hoped for and dreamed of. You understood implicitly what we were after. In a sea of over-priced, uninspiring, fancy wedding food you are a beacon of inspiration & goodness.

Helen & Pierre (Cheshire) wrote: We cannot thank you enough for the special attention you gave every aspect of your service. Richard, your infallibly calm attitude was a godsend and Karen, please agree to be our chef and come and live with us! Of all our suppliers you were the easiest to deal with and by far the most organised.. We are your biggest fans!

Sam & Mark (Shropshire) wrote: Thank you for everything – you were there for us every step of the way and exceeded our expectations. The food was exquisite and the front-of-house flawless.

Dan (Northamptonshire) wrote: I thought your side of things was superb. I can honestly say its the best wedding breakfast I’ve had, which is a bonus as it was mine!!

Salvatore Cammarata  (Lincolnshire) wrote: When we first started to look for wedding caterers for Holly and Dan I believed we were up against it because I have never had acceptable food at any mass catering event. Furthermore, it had to be good enough to please the many Italians in our family who insist food has to taste good and be presented in the best possible way.

At our first meeting we knew we had found kindred spirits with Kemp & Kemp. Your ideas and proposals were exactly what we had spent weeks looking for. Our tasting session encouraged us more – but could Karen achieve that standard on the day? I know that cooking for these numbers in a marquee doesn’t get much harder. Suffice to say, all expectations were exceeded by a good margin.

We are still talking about the canapés weeks later. The main course (including the Vegetarian option) was superb, and I would have been proud to have made the sauteed potatoes with rosemary myself, not to mention the sauteed endive. The desserts too were unbelievable. Our guests were talking about the meal all night, and my dad said it was the best meal he has ever eaten outside our family… he now even concedes that English people can cook – well, some.

On top of this, the service was outstanding. I will say again – you achieved everything we asked for, and more. Thank you for making the wedding so memorable.

Penny & Gareth (Warwickshire) wrote: Thank you for the outstanding catering at our wedding – everything you did was flawless. Your staff were professional and your service was impeccable and of course, the food was incredible.

We had so many complimentary comments and people could not praise the home-made ‘Eton mess’ enough. It was a truly memorable meal, preceded by delicious canapes prepared exactly as we wanted them. Thank you too for being so accommodating – you took on board exactly what we wanted and translated everything perfectly to the plate.

We could not have chosen better people to be involved in the most special day of our lives and we hope that we have the pleasure of eating your food again.

Stacy and Jack (Warwickshire) wrote: Thank you so much for providing such an excellent service at our wedding. The food was exactly what we wanted. More than just the food though, the professionalism and brilliant planning that made the day run so smoothly was amazing. Knowing this meant we knew everything would go to plan and we could just enjoy ourselves. You get top marks for project planning and coordination, as well as for the wonderful food.

Phil & Leanne (Cheshire) wrote: Thank you for the wonderful job you did on our wedding day. We literally had the best day of our lives and it was in no small part down to both of you.

The service and treatment from you and your staff was faultless. The food was truly delicious and was exactly what we had hoped for when we imagined our wedding. Everyone commented on how good everything was from start to finish. Perhaps your biggest fan was Thea (our 6 month old daughter) who could not quite believe how good it was to eat home made custard.

Once again, thanks for everything you did from conception to delivery.

Claire & Mark (Leicestershire) wrote: We thought the catering for our wedding was exceptional. The service during the drinks’ reception was organised and efficient; exactly what we asked for. The canapés were like nothing we’d ever tasted and they are still a major talking point of our guests – particularly the mini cottage pies!

We cannot even begin to describe the main course – it was sensational. The beef was cooked to perfection and, as huge connoisseurs and lovers of chips, yours are without doubt the best we have ever tasted! Again, guests have commented on how delicious all the food was.

We are great believers that if you get the food and drink right at your wedding then the rest will take care of itself.

Michael & Joanna (Warwickshire) wrote: Many thanks for helping to make our wedding day so special. Your food and service were fantastic & many of our guests commented on how good they thought you were. 

Jade & Matt (Wawickshire) wrote: I cannot begin to tell you how over-the-moon we were with the food and service that you provided. Everyone commented on the quality of the food and how nice it was to have such variety and something ‘a bit different’. As with most brides, I didn’t manage to eat a great deal as I was chatting with guests and generally feeling elated, but what I did eat was truly amazing.

Helen & James (Worcestershire) wrote: Thank you so much for the excellent food you served at our wedding. Lots of guests commented on how lovely the food was. The waitress service your staff provided was also excellent – they were attentive and professional at all times.

Emma & Angus (Warwickshire) wrote: I would have no problems giving Kemp & Kemp Catering a reference, you were absolutely fantastic and we would use you again. Your food and service are still being talked about from our wedding.