Testimonials

Creative Catering's service and attention to detail were wonderful. They helped us through selecting just the right food and quantities needed for our venue of 185 guests at our garden marquee. Kaye and her staff were kept very busy during the evening and they provided a very high standard of service to all our guests. Whilst their costs are not one of the cheaper options, I believe that you get what you pay for and we certainly did - worth every penny. I would highly recommend Kaye and her team. Quality and reputation were high on our list. I had met with other catering companies but all were either determined to do what they wanted or were rude and pushed the more expensive options. Kaye's team listened to what we wanted, added their thoughts and we worked together to produce what we and our guests considered to be a perfect catering selection based on service and quality.

Julie and Lincoln Redding

Dear Kaye and everyone at Creative Catering: I do hope you are congratulating yourselves for a job well done. We have had nothing but praise and such fabulous remarks about the day, how it all looked, how well it was presented, how well it all flowed throughout the day. I don't think Guy and Tai have come down to earth yet but I have just got to say such a big thank you to you and all your fabulous team of workers - they worked so hard - and nothing was too much trouble right up until Monday evening when David finally left.

Margery Palmer Manager & P.A. (Guy Kremer)

Dear David and Kaye, A huge thank you to you both and to all your staff for all the hard work that went into our two celebrations last weekend. Not only did the events go entirely to plan on the day but also all the good advice you were able to impart over the last months was much appreciated, and always given with charm and a smile. Thanks to you both we avoided pitfalls and were able to introduce “wow factor” to the events, such as converting the reception tent into a nightclub, quickly and seamlessly and then back again for Sunday’s drinks party. I will make every effort to recommend your services whenever the opportunity arises. David and Kaye, thank you for playing such a big part in making Katherine’s and Tom’s wedding so special.

James Meade

I cannot praise Creative Catering highly enough. I organized my wedding from 3500 miles away as I live partly in New York, partly in England and I organized it in very difficult personal circumstances. The level of service I received from the outset was outstanding from the very first e-mail enquiry I sent. I had a conversation with Helen Dollin at Creative Catering within a day of making my enquiry and instinctively felt that the company was the right company to cater my wedding. Not only did Helen listen carefully to what I was saying, but she also made me feel that the event would be handled professionally and in accordance with what I wanted. That was incredibly important to me. I had obtained six or seven other quotes prior to contacting Creative Catering and had even had a meeting with one caterer, but none of these left me feeling confident. I stumbled on Creative Catering's website and was impressed by it, which is what prompted me to contact them. I should also say that I contacted Creative Catering late in the day compared with most brides - it was only about six weeks before the event itself, but even that didn't seem to be a problem. I also had a very specific menu in mind, which they executed perfectly. Everyone I came into contact with at Creative Catering was professional, friendly, and confidence-inspiring. The week of the wedding I had a meeting at the venue with Kaye Thompson, who ran through all our requests and ensured that nothing could fall through the cracks. I was impressed by her proactive attitude and her suggestions (for example suggesting that the florist tied the table decorations so that we could give the flowers to friends as they left), and especially impressed by her kindness and understanding of the physical eating difficulties that one very important guest at the wedding had. On he day itself, the team that was sent was brilliant - professional, discreet, charming and efficient. The whole thing was set up and dismantled without anyone even realizing it was happening. I cannot fault any aspect of the service provided, nor indeed of the quality of the food. The preparation, presentation and service were all exemplary.

The Wedding Industry Awards

The attention to detail and level of service was fantastic - how many caterers would travel 70 miles to your favourite restaurant in order to taste your favourite Spanish dish and, on the day, match it and serve it to an entire wedding party having never cooked it before? The CC staff were delightful and we are still receiving fantastic comments from the guests 6 weeks later - even had 3 recipe requests!

The Wedding Industry Awards

With a Creative Catering event I know I’ll have a good night out.

Alan Titchmarsh

Your foods most certainly received many compliments and I hope that this will become an annual event.

Andrew Rome (Knight Frank)

I will keep you informed of any other events we have as I feel you have provided the best service from any catering company I have used and the food is yummy.

Laura Hutton (Marketing Scothalls BMW)

All the events were a tremendous success and you and your team all did a really wonderful job.

Alan C Lovell (High Sheriff of Hampshire)

I was the Committee Chairman for two major fundraising Balls held at Farleigh House: The Dragon Ball in 2005 and The Cannon Ball in 2008. These were 'up-market' events for 400 and 500 guests respectively and the latter raised over £250,000 for the Army Benevolent Fund. Kaye Thompson and her team tendered for and won the contracts for both, producing what can only be described as incredible feats of mass catering. The food was served on time, at the right temperature and was wholly delicious. I commend her and her team to you without hesitation.

Earl of Portsmouth DL

Kaye and the Creative Catering team have catered for lots of our family parties over the years, including weddings, anniversaries and christenings and my father’s entertaining as The High Sherriff of Hampshire. We have always been delighted with the food, service and their attention to detail.

Lulu Guinness OBE

I have used the services of The Creative Catering Company for marquee wedding receptions on my Hampshire sites on many occasions. The company were extremely competent and helpful in all aspects of the set up, the wedding day itself and the take down of our events, the catering operation was efficient and the food superb. I have no hesitation in recommending their services.

English Heritage

We wanted to thank you and your wonderful team for organising our Christmas drinks party. As always the attention to detail and innovative presentation of the canapés was the talk of the party. This must be the fourth event you have run for us and the best just gets better. Even though we have moved away from Winchester and nearer to London it was a huge relief to know you were fully prepared and able to staff and host the party as normal. Helen Smith Vice President Sales and Marketing – Dorchester Collection

The Dorchester Collection

Thank you for making the Judge’s Dinner at Winchester Guildhall such a success. Everything went smoothly and according to plan. The food was quite superb and your staff excellent. All the important extras were also highly regarded and in hindsight there is nothing that we would have changed. I have received accolades from all my guests for the evening, however, the only thing I did, as any wise Judge should do, is to make a correct choice. I clearly did the right thing in choosing you and your company! Very many thanks indeed.

His Honour Judge Keith Cutler CBE

Thank you for the catering at the event last week – all our guests had a lovely evening and enjoyed the food. Thank you once again.

Olivia Horrocks-Burns (Longines UK)

Now that the dust has settled I want to put into words how much I, and indeed the whole family, feel you were responsible for making the day such a success. Without fail all the 'thank you' letters I have received have praised the food & marquees. You did us proud & I have valued your wise counsel from the moment the planning began. I cannot say a big enough 'thank you' for the professional, efficient & friendly way in which you & your staff carried out their duties. Please convey my gratitude to all involved. Life seems horribly boring without you all around but, roll on for the next wedding, then my responsibilities are over & I can live on 'fish & chips & bangers & mash. My sincere thanks once again, you are all stars

Mark Godson (Martyr Worthy)

Very many thanks to you and all the team for what was for us, a really memorable week end. You did not hear my thanks publicly at our party but I really have enjoyed every step of the planning due to your care and professionalism. We have told our friends not to even consider using another company should they be planning a similar event! We have had well over a hundred thank you letters and all of them comment on the delicious food, particularly the young and their selection of puds! So, thank you again for being so easy to work with and delivering a great result.

Harriet Carrow

How can we thank you and Dave and all the team enough for laying on such a perfect party? Everyone had such a happy time and all thought the food delicious and the staff delightful and the marquee one of the prettiest they had seen.

The late Commander Sir Miles Rivet-Carnac

Many thanks to you and David and your teams for looking after us so well. You both did an amazing job to get it ready and looking superb despite the weather. Saturday night was a triumph and we finished well after sunrise at about 7am. All went well - good service, delicious food and a brilliant visual experience too, some of the young I think never slept. Sunday also went very well and looked great even after the carnage of the night before. Once again thank you.

John Jervoise (Director – Herriard Estates)

What a fantastic day we all had on Saturday. Everyone commented that the food was great, piping hot and beautifully presented..…we all agreed that it was considerably better than any function lunch we had ever been served. The service was impeccable – unobtrusive yet attentive everyone on your team did a great job and Vicky had the wedding she dreamed of. David and his guys were efficient and the marquee looked fabulous. There were a number of breaths drawn in awe when my guests walked in - I was advised by a family member who returned to the house first. I am just delighted I chose to work with your company, what a great decision….as was the decision to leave the clearing up to your staff…how glad was I of that one!!! I will be calling on your services for my company in the future as we put together various functions. Thank you so much. Gail

Gail Thomas (Vice President & Managing Director - Europe TW Metals Ltd)

We would thoroughly recommend Creative Catering. Right from the beginning of the planning stage for our wedding (catering for 180 people during an afternoon and evening reception) through to bringing the marquee down after the event, Kaye, David and their teams were fantastic - responding to our million questions (with speed and good humour), providing sound event advice, creating bespoke canapés to fit our wedding theme, producing absolutely delicious food, providing extremely helpful and professional staff for the day and putting up a very smart marquee all the while doing everything with a smile. Above all Kaye put us first -encouraging and supporting us to explore and develop our vision for the day rather than imposing one on us. Kaye and her team attended to every little detail and we would have no hesitation in using both Creative Catering's catering and marquees should the need arise in the future. Many thanks Kaye and David!”

Charlie and Susie Urquhart

Thank you so much for everything you did for our wedding, you and your friendly team made everything run so smoothly on the day and we are incredibly grateful. The food was delicious from start to finish, the drinks were amazing and all your staff were so kind and helpful. You were so helpful, from our initial meetings to the food tastings, to the day itself – suggesting ideas and saying yes to everything we asked for. On the day we were so impressed at how you organised everything so well to cope with that heat! and we felt incredibly well looked after. We cannot thank you and your team enough for making the wedding reception so special. We will be recommending you to everyone! All our guests were asking who had done all the catering as they were so impressed. Thank you so much!

Alexi and Susie