We understand organising a wedding is a complex affair. At Kemp & Kemp we strive to make the process of organising your wedding catering as simple as possible. Please find here a list of our Frequently Asked Questions. If you need answers to questions, we haven’t covered here please do feel free to get in touch.
Simply put, wedding catering is the food offering you arrange for the big day! A good wedding caterer will offer you plenty of dishes to choose from (if not create you a bespoke menu from scratch), help you to meticulously plan your day so that everything runs smoothly.
You’ll be serve up the feast of your dreams in any location you require (windswept marquee atop a hill during a storm? Been there done that), and finally, delight your guests with flavours they’ll be talking about for (literally) years to come. In short, your catering can truly make or break your wedding day.
We shudder just thinking of the horror stories we’ve heard of poor planning whipping guests into a rage and disappointing dishes leaving a sour taste in the mouth. After countless years in the business our advice is to always do plenty of research; make sure you choose a wedding caterer with plenty of experience, genuine passion, and truly outstanding dishes.
We offer a bespoke service; every wedding is entirely unique, and we therefore cost them out separately. We take the fixed costs, which are the same no matter your guest numbers, as mentioned above, and then add the variable costs (like food, crockery hire, wait-staff) and divide that by the number of guests to get a price per person. Our average wedding is about 100 guests and in 2022 the prices are working out at roughly £55-£65 per person, plus VAT. All we need to work out your price is your postcode and the MINIMUM number of people you expect to attend, plus the number of courses you want us to provide.
Our prices are always quoted ex-VAT (20% currently) and ALWAYS include food (obvs), chefs, waitresses, a Front of House Manager, crockery, cutlery, napkins, tablecloths, transport, tea and coffee buffet-style, project planning and (via the Manager) on the day coordination. We simply don’t do the dreaded ‘hidden extras’; there’ll be no nasty surprise figures on your bill and no awkward ‘of course we can do that for you … but it’ll cost this much’ conversations. We certainly do not charge corkage (and never will). With Kemp & Kemp, what you see is what you get, and what you get – is delicious.
Absolutely, in fact, we have a whole website designed to help independently minded couples find their ideal suppliers. At the end of the day, your wedding is about you and should therefore be totally unique! Don’t let anyone tell you that you need to squeeze into Package A, Package B or Package C – instead, build your own experience with your own suppliers. We’ve got it all covered, from fridge trailer hire, to florists, to (of course) loads of venues where we can cater – we’ve made it easier than ever for you to create your dream bespoke wedding. We‘ve worked with all these lovely people over the years and are proud to personally recommend them, so you can trust they’re the best of the best. Visit www.independent-weddings.co.uk to kick-off your planning.