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Francescas Catering

London, Greater London, Hackney

(173)
113 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
Francescas Catering logo
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Francescas Catering

London, Greater London, Hackney

(173)
113 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

About

Specialising in all types of cuisines, from Caribbean, English, African, Asian, Chinese, Greek; BBQ, hot/cold buffets, canapes;
great deals on christmas menus/new year
Providing a first class service with waitress and warmers;
Linen & chair covers available

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Reviews (173)

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M
9 August 2020

Melissa was very helpful in selecting a cake design for my Dads 60th Birthday. During covid she was extremely flexible and accommodating. She delivered an exceptional cake which looked and tasted great. It was almost a shame to eat it!
10/10 - can't recommend highly enough!
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M
1 August 2020

Melissa and her team are absolutely amazing. They did. BBQ birthday celebration for us. For once I sat down and relaxed knowing that Melissa is in charge . The food was delicious and the service is phenomenal. I’m definitely using them again. More...

Thanks Marie, for such a lovely feedback

C
1 August 2020

Francescas catering offered an amazing service with fantastic food! High recommended! This is the 2nd time we have tasted their food and it did NOT disappoint! Thanks so much

Thanks so much, glad all enjoyed

R
30 July 2020

Excellent service. Went above and beyond requirements. First class.

Thanks Russ, for such a lovely positive feedback, glad all enjoyed your 50th Birthday Catering

G
28 July 2020

It has been incredible. Francescas catering are pleasant efficient and very lovely to deal with. The cake for my husband birthday is incredible. Highly recommended .

Thanks Georgina for such a positive feedback

T
26 July 2020

Melissa’s Birthday cake she made was absolutely delicious.
Fantastic service from the start to personally delivering to my office ...

😊 🎂

Thanks Tina for such a lovely positive feedback

E
24 July 2020

Thank you so much for our cake to celebrate the date we were meant to get married. It was so beautiful & delicious. You went the extra mile in terms of decoration & delivered by hand at the agreed time. It helped make the day special. Highly recommended. More...

Thanks Emma for such a beautiful feedback, glad all enjoyed

C
20 July 2020

I also meant to say that the chocolate cake was one of the best I have ever had !!! X

Thanks Candice

C
20 July 2020

I ordered a very bespoke cake which I new within the timescales would be a real challenge. It was what I would call a ‘memory cake‘ full of memories throughout my husbands 50 years of things he loves, and significant moments in his life. This was of course very personal and the cake maker brought my idea to life . She went over and above to accommodate me and nothing was too much trouble the cake was a centre piece Showing my husbands journey in life and a great talking point - it even had a pair of lungs with blood clots!! Truly tremendous!!! Thank you so much xxx More...

S
16 July 2020

Absolutely fabulous cake design, all the requests was meet and made the cake so special for my daughters first birthday! Would highly recommend!
(Thank you so much Melissa)
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Wow, words cannot express how grateful I am for your positive feedback

R
12 July 2020

The cake is exactly what I wanted!!!! Amazing thank you very much!

Thanks Ruby very much for such a great positive feedback

C
11 July 2020

The food was amazing and great value for money, thank you so much.

Thanks Colette for such a lovely positive feedback re BBQ

A
10 July 2020

fantastic service, amazing cake

Thanks Arran for such a great review

K
10 July 2020

very friendly lady and very quick responding . Cake was / is delicious..many thanks 😊

Thanks Karen for such a lovely positive feedback

R
9 July 2020

I've just had my cake delivered and I'm delighted with it!!
I put my request in with Melissa and she created EXACTLY what I asked for and something I didn't ask for, a glittery topper, which was FANTASTIC! !
Will definitely use these guys again!!
FABULOUS, FABULOUS, FABULOUS!!
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Thanks Raquel, for a lovely feedback

E
9 July 2020

Service was very good but however the cake is very smudged and not what I though it was going to be

M
4 July 2020

The cake was delicious and enjoyed by all our guests!

Thanks Margaret for such a positive feedback

A
3 July 2020

Melissa was fantastic at getting back to me, very professional.

Thanks for your positive comments

A
3 July 2020

The cake was amazing, beautifully decorated and very tasty.
We ordered a curry, both chicken and vegan, both were very tasty. Made the party very special to have lunch catered for, thank you. More...

Thank you very much for your positive feedback

D
29 June 2020

I ordered a Gluten Free cake for my mums 60th birthday. The service I received was extremely professional. Melissa kept me informed along the way. The cake was decorated immaculately and tasted amazing. Mum couldn't stop eating the cake and said "it was the best Gluten Free cake she tasted, especially the carrot cake". Thank you so much. I will definitely be using this service again and have already made a recommendation to one of my guest. More...

S
27 June 2020

Received my daughters cake last night and it look absolutely amazing I’m really impressed and I would definitely recommend you to others and ask you to make another cake when needed thank you so much

Thanks Sammie for such lovely comments

E
26 June 2020

Just received my cake for my 18th birthday, looks and smells amazing!! Thank you Melissa!

Thanks Emilly for a great feedback

A
26 June 2020

Francescas catering have just delivered a 25th wedding anniversary cake. I decided to use Francescas catering due to the knowledge and expertise. They designed a cake suited to my needs at such a competitive price. The cake was also delivered right on time. Would highly recommend to anyone. More...

Thanks Alex for such positive feedback

L
24 June 2020

The cake was for my one year old and Melissa not only met the brief for what I envisioned it to look like but the cake itself tasted amazing! I would definitely use Melissa again . More...

Thanks so much for a lovely positive feedback

P
23 June 2020

Amazing service. Would 100% recommend. With only 2 days notice I received a hand delivered show stopper of a cake. Absolutely gorgeous decorating and moist sponge. Totally deserving of 5 stars.

Thanks Pippa for such a positive feedback

M
23 June 2020

Good value for money , plenty of food and good quality

Thanks for such a great review;

L
20 June 2020

Honestly the most professional and understanding lady, with the best quality cakes. Would not recommend her enough! Absolutely brilliant

Thanks Lauren , wow

C
20 June 2020

Great service and a wonderful cake.
Thick layer of icing which we tasted had a stale taste between the sponge and the icing.

Thanks for your comments

R
18 June 2020

Wonderful service and a stand out 40th birthday cake created by Melissa. From first point of contact, through discussions about design, it’s execution and delivery, I can’t fault the service. My wife loved her birthday cake! Big thank you :) More...

Cant thank you enough for such a lovely positive feedback, glad your wife enjoyed

L
18 June 2020

Melissa made the process of ordering a.very special cake very easy. Her speed of response and sense of assurance meant i felt happy to leave details to her. On the big day, she arrived on time and with a lovely cake that everyone was impressed by. Would use again and would recommend to anyone. More...

R
12 June 2020

I cannot explain how pleased I am!! The cake I wanted I knew would be a challenge but Melissa pulled it out the bag! So stunning and the colours really pop! ! Quick responses and very friendly! I will definitely be coming to her in future,
Thank you again!!
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Thanks Rachel for your lovely positive feedback

E
8 June 2020

Very nice cake 🎂 really friendly lady very help. Thank you so much

Thanks for your feedback

S
7 June 2020

The eggless cake I ordered looked beautiful and tasted delicious - it was enjoyed immensely - I look forward to placing a further order when next required - I also appreciated the kindness and hospitality on collection - a lovely purchasing experience throughout - thanks Francesca and hubby assisting..

Thanks for your generous comments, great feedback, glad all enjoyed

S
7 June 2020

Excellent and easy to contact and maintaine communication theoughout the process - Francesca was responsive throughout and made the order and pick up process quick and easy..

Wow, thanks for such brilliant feedback

N
7 June 2020

Melissa was attentive and communicated well with me. The cake was very well made and tasty. Absolutely delightful person to work with. Thank you. Will be ordering again soon. More...

N
7 June 2020

Francesca’s cakes are always the best. I’ve been going to her since my 18th birthday and the service has always been amazing! She’s great at what she does !

Thanks Nana for such a positive feedback

I
4 June 2020

First time to order from francescas and it won’t be last.
Communication was very easy.
Cake presentation was so good and exactly as I wanted it.
Taste was lovely and delicious.
Great for the value as well.
Overall experience is perfect.
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Thanks Imane, glad everyone enjoyed;Look forward to working with you again

D
1 June 2020

I was looking for someone to make my daughters 18th birthday cake 2 weeks before her birthday in lockdown. Francescas catering offered to help. Melissa is a lovely lady who was always in contact with me every step of the way. My daughter loved her cake, it finished off her birthday celebrations. Would definitely recommend More...

J
31 May 2020

This is the first time I have used Melissa, I was let down, Badly by my own contact and Melissa stepped in, NOTHING was too much trouble, extremely accommodating, my order was complexed to say the least, but Melissa home delivered the most amazing cake, beyond all expectations, and if that was not enough, I have been informed, and can confirm for myself, that the chocolate decorated cake was the best cake they had ever tasted, coming from Radlett Residence, NW London, trust me, that was special.
Melissa was totally professional and kept in touch throughout. I had suggested though she was too cheap, seriously.. would definitely, highly recommend her 🙏❤️🌈🦋🍒
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G
30 May 2020

Melissa did my fifth wedding anniversary cake and it was delicious. The cake was amazing. Thank you so much. Really appreciate it especially since we told her late. Would recommend. Best cake ever tasted. More...

Thanks Gary for such a great positive feedback

B
30 May 2020

Amazing service. Excellent communication. Delivery superb. No job too small. Would always recommend. Mel is a star.

Thanks Bridgitte, for such a lovely positive feedback

H
29 May 2020

Very professional cake looks gorgeous definitely will be using her again x x x

Thanks Hayley... lovely review

T
28 May 2020

Honestly the cake I got was so lovely it looked nice.was well happy with the cake Tasted delicious was worth every penny thanks again

Thanks Tia, glad you enjoyed

G
27 May 2020

Thank you so much Melissa for my Mum’s delicious birthday cake!

Highly recommend, excellent communication and quick delivery.

The cake was wonderful, looked amazing and tasted so yummy.

Will definitely order again!
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Thanks Gemma fot such a lovely positive feedback

R
24 May 2020

I have ordered Carribean rum cakes from this Lady on a number of occasions, and can honestly say they have all been so nice. A hidden gem indeed.

I have had birthdays and Christmas cakes made and from them for the last four years and I've always been pleased.

Keep up the good work.
Looking forward to my next order with them.
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Thanks Ron for such a lovely positive feedback, look forward to future orders

M
23 May 2020

Francesca worked with me to keep the surprise cake hidden from my wife before her baby shower. It was beautifully decorated and the chocolate orange sponge was delicious!

Awwwww thanks Matthew for such a lovely positive feedback;

V
19 May 2020

This company is amazing from start to finish. The communication you receive is second to none. I usually get my birthday cakes made with them and let me tell you - DELICIOUS! Thank you for always providing me with great celebratory cakes. Will continue to use you always! More...

Thanks Victoria for such a lovely positive feedback

A
18 May 2020

Not sure where to start. I have been a customer of this talented lovely lady for decades. What amazes me is the exceptional creative flare Mrs Hall has, and nothing is impossible for her. A natural flate for customer service it is tearful sometimes to witness other clients see her as a mother or sister figure as clients are so well taken care of. This is a family business who knows how to take care of us. Thank you so much for all the years of your relentless efforts in always striving for the very best of delivery of a bespoke service. Thank you for putting up with me. More...

Thanks Ayo for such a beautiful positive feedback

M
18 May 2020

Service was absolutely fantastic, very responsive and contacted me almost immediately. I asked for a fresh cream cake and got butter cream! No the less it was still a delicious tasting moist cake. Thank you More...

Thanks Millie for you comments, glad you enjoyed

S
15 May 2020

I’ve been getting my cakes from here for a couple of years and her service is excellent. The cakes taste delicious and her designs are beautiful! For any occasion there is a cake!

Thanks sabrina for your lovely positive feedback.

G
13 May 2020

Cake was delivered in perfect time and was lovely. Will definitely be using again. Thank you

Thanks Gary for such a positive feedback....

P
10 May 2020

Francesca made a carott cake for my husband's birthday. It was delicious! Moist and sweet...with walnuts, not raisins 😄
Thank you again

Thanks for such a lovely feedback, glad you all enjoyed

K
5 May 2020

I asked Melissa if she could make me a cream cake for my mums 80th birthday and deliver it. Nothing was to much trouble. She kept me updated all the time, even told me when it had been delivered. My mum was over the moon with it, she said it looks lovely. I'm so grateful to Melissa for doing this at such short notice. I would highly recommend this lady. I hope to be able to order from her again. More...

Thanks Kim for such lovely feedback....

S
27 April 2020

Amazing experience.. very nice and tasty cake the whole family loved it.. I would defo recommend. And defo will be using this service again.

Thank you for the lovely cakes for my daughters first birthday couldn’t have asked for better.
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Thanks Sam for such a positive feedback

H
22 April 2020

Been using Francescas catering for many years now for my kids birthday 🎂 and stuffs
Nice and stylish cakes and always on point and timely. She had to delivered them on few occasions which is not part of the agreement!Enjoyed the cakes !!! More...

Wow, thanks Henry for such a lovely feedback

S
22 April 2020

From the food tasting at her home to the day of my wedding, the food was exceptional. Would definitely recommend to others! Great quantity and quality for a fair price. More...

Thanks Stephie for your lovely positive feedback

T
11 April 2020

I didn’t go ahead because of the lockdown caused by the virus and even though my event was to be in July I couldn’t be sure what would be happening then. I would definitely use Francesca’s as she contacted me personally and her company looks as though it offers a good service at good value. More...

Thanks Tricia, for your confidence with my services, was unfortunate we never got to meet, but hopefully in the future;

M
11 March 2020

Mellissa and her Francescas Catering team have catered an event for me, two years in a row, we will definitely be making it three in a row.
The food is well presented and fantastic to taste, her staff are just lovely, always happy and attentive.
They clear up without any fuss and without a trace of them being there.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Mellissa and Francescas Catering to anyone in need of a great catering experience.
Mike Tinnion
GMB Union.
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Thanks so much Mike.

P
10 March 2020

Fantastic from start to finish. From our first communication around the type of menu we wanted, everything was clear and straightforward. When it came to the day, they turned up on the dot. Food was tasty and served well. We also ended up having them make a cake for our occasion and the guests couldn’t stop commenting on how tasty it was. Would use again without any hesitation! More...

Thank you Pamela for such a lovely feedback

R
9 March 2020

From the first point of contact until the last plates had been cleared away, Melissa and her team did an amazing job catering for our fundraising event. Highly recommend! Thanks Melissa!

Thanks Rena, for such an amazing feedback;

L
22 February 2020

Hello good evening hope you got Back safe.. Thank u very much for your patience today and I must say your cakes are amazingly beautiful and delicious and your customer service is out of this world. For as long as I need cakes your my call for help 😊😊. I really appreciate your hubby's help to the restaurant... thank you for your patience I just can't thank you enough am really happy and my mummy was wowed.. GOD bless you and everything u do... And thank u for the extra cupcakes 🙏. More...

Thanks Lillian for such a beautiful feedback, glad all enjoyed the cakes;

O
4 February 2020

Great service and great food prompt time keeping and friendly service.

Thanks Olu, for your positive feedback

D
2 February 2020

We had a great experience with Melissa and her lovely team for our sons 1st Birthday Party. The food was great hardly anything was left and Melissa was very professional and organised !

Thanks Diana, for your lovely positive feedback.... Glad all enjoyed

M
2 February 2020

Loved the flexibility and punctuality! Was very easy ordering for 20 people although I called quite last minute (one day before). Food was great, plenty of it and prepared with care and quality. Would use Francesca’s catering again any time! Thanks! More...

Thanks Melanie for such a great positive feedback

N
29 January 2020

From the beginning (being contacted) to the end (my event), Melissa was very professional. I was contacted promptly after submitting my request. I liked that Melissa listened to what I wanted on the day and once discussed gave me time to think about the service she would be providing. Once confirmed, I also loved how Melissa paid attention to the smaller details i.e asking if I had a theme so she and her team could attend to suit.

I also like how she maintained contact with me all the way through to check if there had been any changes or if she could assist further. This really took the pressure off of me and was such a lovely touch!

On the day of my baby shower, Melissa and her team were very early, efficient and professional. It was such a pleasure to have her and her team be a part of my special day. All of my guests commented on how lovely the food tasted. I also loved the food and
I will definitely be using Francesca’s Catering again.

Given that I am new to Bark.com, Melissa made this whole experience stress free and easy.

Everything was 10/10

Thankyou Francesca’s Catering (Melissa) . I will be in touch for my Christening 😊
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Wow Nadine, Im so pleased you, family & friends enjoyed the experience;

D
20 January 2020

The owner contacted me and was very accommodating regarding my requirements, for catering, for a funeral wake. The caterers arrived at the agreed time and laid out the food. They also served teas, coffees and soft drinks to the mourners. They cleared up after too. This meant the mourners were able to chat without any worries. Thank you very much Francescascateringcakes. More...

J
20 January 2020

I was very impressed with the speed of response when trying to find a caterer for my uncle's funeral at very short notice.
Melissa responded very promptly to my request and went over and above during the organisation of the food and arranging the hall, both preparing, setting up and clearing away.
The food and service was excellent and her husband and team were friendly and very helpful. I could find no fault apart from I should have requested more food as is was so good and went very quickly. Thank you once again Melissa, husband and team. :-)
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Thanks Janet, for a lovely positive feedback:

V
12 January 2020

Melissa and her team did a great spread for my dads funeral. There were many compliments on her pumpkin soup. All the food was served hot and was very tasty. They arrived on time and tidied up and even mopped the kitchen. All her staff were friendly and polite. I
would highly recommend her without hesitation.
Thank you again 😊😊
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Thanks Velmar, for such a great positive feedback;

I
22 December 2019

Wow wow wow. Melissa catered for a big family Christmas lunch. The food was delicious - everyone loved the green bean casserole, the meat was so lovely and tender and beautifully flavoured, and we didn't make it easy for her either, with gluten and nut allergies in the family! She handled everything so efficiently it was amazing to watch. They also travelled 1.5 hours to deliver all the food! Communication with her was also very good, replies very quickly. Would definitely recommend and use her services again. Thank you so much, Melissa! More...

Wow, so thankful for such a lovely positive feedback....

C
20 December 2019

The food was delicious great service would definitely recommend them for a party

N
19 December 2019

Melissa catered for our office party - the food was absolutely delicious! It was super easy communicating with Melissa. They came earlier to set up and we had a lovely evening with great food! Thank you Melissa and the team.

Thanks Negar. For such a positive feedback;

D
17 December 2019

From the offset communication with
Mellisa was easy I hired Mellisa to facilitate my Father’s funeral.
After our conversation she carried out my instructions with due care and understanding.
The food was excellent presentation of the Hall was perfect.
Mellisa and her team were very professional and courteous.
I would hire them again
Thank you Mellisa and team for taking some of the stress out of a very sad day.
Kind regards
Daniella
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Thanks very much for such a positive feedback

S
14 December 2019

Great communication and understood our catering needs. Food was delicious and served with passion. Would highly recommend.

Thanks Stephen for such great positive feedback....

S
9 December 2019

I gave them 5/5 due to the hard work they have done for my 60th birthday. Also them yummy cakes and food they have served . Which made the people at my birthday go on and on and on about it . So grateful for the work they did for my birthday. Much love 😘 More...

K
9 December 2019

Amazed by the effort that was done for my birthday. FrancescasCateringCakes made my day magical and memorable. Big thanks to you Mel 💕

Thanks Katie for such great feedback

B
9 December 2019

Great service and amazing staffs .
Much recommended 100% . Will be contacting them again for my next event 😊

Thanks for a great feedback

L
9 December 2019

Melissa and her team were a pleasure to work with. They literally brought along everything we would need for our office function and served the food as well as cleared up without a trace of being here! The food was great and went down a storm.. there was nothing left so the proof was definitely in the pudding. Talking of puddings, the carrot cake was absolutely awesome! Thank you to Melissa and Frank and team. More...

Thanks Libby for such a great positive feedback

C
6 December 2019

We hired catering for an office party last night - the food was amazing, and the staff were so lovely! Will definitely be in touch again soon!

Thanks Claire for such a great positive feedback

N
5 December 2019

Melissa was very professional, prompt and friendly and offered needed help without hesitation or ask. I appreciated the excellent food she provided for my daughter’s bday dinner on Saturday. The taste was great as well as the presentation. I will definitely use her service again hopefully not too far future. More...

Thanks Nike, for your lovely feedback

E
30 November 2019

We hired the catering for our church women's day and the service was first class. They turned up on time, food was delicious, staff courteous and attentive and serving very organised. Melissa, even went the extra mile to offer little complimentary treats. I will highly recommend this company More...

Thanks Elizabeth for such a great positive feedback

A
18 November 2019

Melissa was brilliant from the very beginning - very prompt with her responses at all times. The value for money was exceptional and all the staff were very professional. Would highly recommend.

Thank you Aislinn, glad all enjoyed

M
18 November 2019

Melissa ,I would like to thank you and your staff for the hard work they put in to make my wife Chantal birthday party a success. The service and the food were excellent.I would have no hesitation to recommend you to anyone .A million Thanks. More...

Thanks Mario for such a great feedback, glad all enjoyed

S
15 November 2019

Very friendly and efficient staff. Some dishes nicely done and others need a little tweak. Plenty of tea and coffee. Need to work a little on presentation.

Didnt get that impression on the day, thanks for your honesty

R
15 November 2019

Melissa and her team were amazing!! I am so sorry for my awful delay in sending you a review. We organised with Melissa super last minute, she was incredibly flexible towards dietary requirements, coming into our office whilst our Halloween event was in full swing and feeding our wonderful team. Our lovely team have so many positive things to say about you all and how friendly, polite and hard working you were. Not to mention... How delicious the food was!! Thank you SO much we WILL be using you again :) x More...

H
9 November 2019

Milessa and her team were excellent! The food was the best! everyone loved all the dishes, the service was great the team was very professional but so polite will defiantly be using milessa and her team again thank you all.

Thanks Hilary for such a great positive feedback;

R
25 October 2019

I cannot emphasise how outstanding the service was. You get so much value for money; from the service to the food. The food was exceptional that nothing went to waste at all. We felt a sense of the Caribbean culture with the food and it complimented the event very nicely. In addition, the service was impeccable, everyone felt very welcomed and enjoyed the food. The food was delicious and you will not go wrong at all, the quality was of a high standard.

I am extremely happy and very lucky to have had gone for Francescascateringcakes because I would not have had the amazing experience I had if I had gone for otherwise. Thank you very much it was an absolute pleasure and the food was really really good, the feedback from students was really positive all round. I would definitely recommend 1000%
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Cant thank you enough for such a great positive feedback Rania...

K
19 October 2019

I would like to thank you again for all your help last night at our student welcoming party. The food was lovely and your staff were very helpful and polite the students have been talking about it all morning. Thank you again

Thanks Karine.... great positive feedback

B
16 October 2019

Very efficient and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. Food was absolutely delicious and everyone who attended complimented me on the choice of Caterer. Would definitely recommend and use again, if needed. Thank you for a top class service. More...

Thanks Barbara, for such a great positive review.

A
15 October 2019

The service is outstanding. Melissa was very professional, She arrived on time, set up the venue, decorating it in a smart and beautiful way. My guests were really impressed for everything specially for the delicious food. Melissa's team was excellent. I was just a happy customer without worries. I really recommend this catering business. Thanks Melissa. More...

Wow.... a lovely positive feedback; Thanks Ana

I
15 October 2019

Melissa and Frank were very professional. They arrived on time, set up everything well and tidied up everything before leaving. The food was good and in particular the burgers, peri peri lamb chops and jerk chicken. Melissa was always prompt in replying to emails and text messages which gave me peace of mind that everything will be well looked after! More...

Thanks Imen for such a positive feedback

M
4 October 2019

Friendly folks and just what we wanted - simple, quality, special needs catered for. Packed any left over items in easy to transport containers

Thanks Sylvia, for such a great positive feedback

G
2 October 2019

A fabulous experience. Excellent communication from the start. Delicious hot buffet food, Carribean food was perfectly cooked. Great choice and prices.
Really helped the function go smoothly. Served drinks and food saved us so much work.
Really friendly team. Cleaned up after. Highly recommend Melissa and her team. Many thanks.
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Thanks Georgina, for such a great positive feedback

E
23 September 2019

An absolute gem of a woman. Excellent communication and reassurance throughout. Had a two sided birthday cake - one Caribbean rum the other red velvet. So unusual to get such a lot of feedback about food from guests. “OMG that cake was so moist and tasty” “You never made this, it’s gorgeous!” “I haven’t eaten cake in a while, that was well worth it”. Thank you Melissa for everything :-) More...

Wow.... what a lovely positive feedback.. Thank you

R
21 September 2019

A great service from beginning to end. Fast response and dealt with a couple of changes quickly and efficiently. As it was a funeral I was not there to greet them but they stayed in contact and didn’t once make me feel stressed. When we arrived back they quickly served everyone with tea/coffee and even offered to serve the guests the other drinks i’d bought which was lovely. The food was plentiful and there was lots of choice. Would recommend Melissa and the team. More...

Thanks Rebecca for such a positive feedback.

M
16 September 2019

Melissa Hall recently catered for our daughter's christening. Melissa and her team were extremely professional and took control of the entire day without a hitch. We have received many positive messages from guests regarding how delicious the food was. We would happily book Melissa and her team again for any other parties.

Thank you, Melissa and Team, for making such a wonderful and unforgettable christening . Mirka&Madhan
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K
10 September 2019

We hired Melissa Hall for our garden party in September 2019. Melissa, Frank, and Francesca were friendly, professional, and efficient. As soon as they arrived they made me feel at ease. The canapés were well received by our guests. Once they had finished they packed all their stuff away and they left no rubbish. They left my kitchen as they had found it. Although I didn’t order desserts Melissa brought some brownies and lemon cakes- which were delicious! I would be happy to recommend Melissa to anyone who is looking for a caterer.
Thank you!
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Thanks to such a great positive feedback

M
8 September 2019

We hosted a rather large garden / house party on the 31 August and now that the dust has settled and everything is back to normal, I just want to say a HUGE thank you from the bottom of my heart to Melissa for the outstanding effort you put in to catering for our event. Your food was amazing, and we have been inundated with compliments from our guests on the delicious, spectacular spread.

It was the first time I have used outside catering and it was absolutely worth it. Melissa’s suggestions, planning and guidance were invaluable in making the party a roaring success.

Prior to the event, communication was frequent, easy and precise. We had several dietary requirements and everyone was catered for. All the dishes were delicious.

The service team were professional, courteous and non-intrusive but fuelled the party delightfully (no hungry tummies!).

I cannot recommend Francesca’s Garden Catering enough. Melissa is an extremely talented chef with a warm and accommodating personality.

I am more than happy for any prospective customers to contact me via Melissa.
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Thanks Maggie for such an incredible positive feedback, glad all enjoyed;

P
1 September 2019

Food was great, really friendly and helpful giving us lots of different options for set up helping us run a great party at the right cost.

L
29 August 2019

I had Melissa Hall cater for us for two BBQ'S, The 20th August and the next week the 28th August 2019. Melissa and Frank were Brilliant. As soon as they arrived they helped me set the tables up, and put them away once we had finished. The food was excellent, i would rate it 5 stars, it was cooked to perfection. The food was presented really well on the tables as well! Once the BBQ had finished they, packed all their stuff away, and they left no rubbish. The Desserts were delicious! I Definitely recommend Francescascateringcakes to anyone who is looking for a caterer for a BBQ. More...

Wow, thanks Leon for such a great feedback...

C
27 August 2019

Really friendly and professional service, loved the food choices and great vegan options!

Thanks Conor for such a lovely positive feedback

L
5 August 2019

Melissa went above and beyond for my dads wake, the food was incredible, she even provided extras which was an amazing touch.
We can’t thank this lady and her family enough for the food they provided today 5/8/19.
I would highly recommend Melissa for her amazing quality of food, so thank you xx
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Oh wow an outstanding feedback! Thank you so much...... Glad all enjoyed;

E
21 July 2019

Well what can I say! Melissa and her team made a very special day for us at my Mum and Dads Surprise 60th birthday celebrations. The food was amazing and everyone commented on how delicious it was.
The team were so professional and I didn't need to think or worry about a thing.
Amazing value for money. I can not recommend enough.
I will most certainly be using them again and can't wait to try some other foods.
The surprise brownies were out of this world!
So friendly and attentive, Thank you so much for making a special day that little bit more perfect!
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Wow Emma, I cant thank you enough for such a great feedback; Glad all enjoyed...

J
19 July 2019

Francescascateringcakes were efficient, professional, friendly and delivered the perfect picnic spread for the Baby Shower I hosted.
The Chocolate Brownies are a must have and the vegetable samosas and pinwheels and spring rolls deserve a special shout out. Was a pleasure doing business and took all the pressure out of the catering side - will definitely recommend and use again!
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Thanks jay for such a lovely positive feedback, glad all enjoyed.

A
18 July 2019

A very professional service with nice people. Always very accomadating. They have taken the pressure off of cooking Xmas dinner by cooking it for my family and serving it too on several occasions.

Thanks very Andrea, for such a great feedback....

M
18 July 2019

Handmade cup cakes delivered to my office all the employees enjoyed the taste, and decor was amazing. Will certainly be using Francescacatering services again. Great service!

Lovely feedback, thank you, glad all enjoyed

J
17 July 2019

My son's wedding was in few weeks when it was decided to have the reception in the garden. Melissa was professional and very accommodating throughout the whole process. Always communicating and flexible with any changes.

On the day it was great! The service was professional, the food was delicious and she went over and above what was expected. She also did a miracle on our cake. 'She has madskillz'. Everyone came back for seconds. They were also very helpful, attentive and very sociable. I would definifinately recommend her professional services.

Thanks Melissa,

Appreciate you and your team.
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M
16 July 2019

Choosing Francesca's Catering to cater my event was the best decision I ever made. Melissa and he team were super professional and went above and beyond to ensure my day went smoothly I didn’t have to ask for anything, everything was punctual, the tables were cleared promptly when people finished and overall their service was second to none. We had a lot of different dishes and everything was to perfection, all flavourful and fresh. The food was really the star of the show, my guests haven't stopped complimenting it since the day. Also, the cake Melissa made for me was stunning, it brought tears to my eyes because she exceeded any expectations I had. I had a two-tier cake of Victoria sponge and red velvet, it was so soft and moist, everyone loved it. Melissa and team really made my day special and I would defiantly recommend Francesca's catering to anyone, I will be using them again for my next event! More...

Thanks Maya, great positive feedback, glad all enjoyed

A
15 July 2019

Melissa and her team, were amazing! Great service and lovely food.
I would defiantly use her again. All the best

Thanks Ashley, your more than welcome... Thank you

J
4 July 2019

Very professional! Second time we have used Francesca’s catering and found then to be amazing! They took all the stress away from hosting a party for me! The food is delicious I highly recommend the carribean menu!! More...

Thank you for such a positive feedback;

K
30 June 2019

I’m beyond satisfied with Melissa and her services, She made it easy from start to finish and went above and beyond. The food was lovely and it was all gone in minutes. Thank you so much and will def be using again 😀 More...

A
25 June 2019

Very helpful and the menu sounds lovely

Thanks Ashley, look forward to meeting you

L
17 June 2019

Food fantastic. Service perfection. Polite kind and very very helpful. Would definitely recommend and use again.

Great positive feedback, thanks Lynda

P
17 June 2019

Fantastic professional experience. Great communication from the start to finish and a wonderful spread and decoration

Thanks Paul, for such a positive feedback

M
27 May 2019

Melisa and her team were on time, professional and her team did a wonderful job entertaining the kids making sure they were not bored. My daughter had a lovely time for the Holy Communion and 8th yr Birthday. I will definitely use her again. More...

Thanks Mark for such a lovely feedback;

L
25 May 2019

How did they do is the question asked. The answer simply is that they were brilliant. We used them for my Mum's funeral, so a very difficult time. Melissa was superb. She made everything so simply and straightforward. She WhatsApp when on route with the food a simple thing but it reduced my worries just before the funeral. And the food well this was all just delicious especially the cakes. Put simply I cannot recommend her enough. Please definitely used her. You will not be disappointed in her or her food. More...

Wow Lynne, a lovely feedback; Thank you very much...

J
18 May 2019

Melissa and Frank, lovely, warm and professional. Took the hassle out of catering for our father’s funeral.. did everything from making and serving tea and coffee to everyone and washed up everything before they left! Fab service and helped out at short notice :) More...

Thanks Jenny for such a positive feedback...

E
15 May 2019

I was recommended to use Francesca catering.
We were treated like royalty from the moment we stepped into Melissa's home to sample her food. She had laid out a spread of delicious Caribbean food and we were treated to a 3 course meal. We knew immediately that we were dealing with true professionals. and we were hooked. My husband is of Caribbean heritage and I am African so it was important to me to get that side of things right. What can I say!! Fantastic service from Francesca catering. Best decision we ever made! They are very attentive and the food was absolutely delicious. They went beyond the call of duty in setting up the hall and tidying away afterwards. All my guests were commenting on the food afterwards and took some home.. I will always use them for any catering event More...

Thank you Emma for such a wonderful positive feedback, glad you all enjoyed ???? Look forward to working with you again in the future

J
10 May 2019

Melissa served food for 100 guests at our party. Food was delicious and arrived on time. Everybody at the party loved it. The curried goat was the favourite. I will be using again!

Thanks Jenny for such a great positive feedback

D
6 May 2019

Melissa and her family were great and very kind, communication from booking all the way through to arrival was very prompt and clear which is great peace of mind. The service and food was faultless and delicious, I will definitely recommend this service and use it again.
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Thanks Darren for a great positive feedback

M
6 May 2019

We had an excellent service, very professional, on time and very friendly team.
The food was well presented and also tasty.

I highly recommend it's a must Francesca experience
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Thanks so much for a great positive feedback

R
5 May 2019

Everything was really lovely - Mel was communicative and kept in touch with information about the order and delivery. The cakes and scones were absolutely wonderful - especially the chocolate ones!!! Highly recommend.

Thanks for such great comments...

L
1 May 2019

I had a great experience with Melissa, she was great in accommodating to our budget and to our wishes. On the day of the party she and her team were so helpful with setting up and welcoming all our guests. We didn't realise that they would go around during the event offering snacks and drinks, which really gave the party a little something extra! We received a lot of compliments on the service, the food and the cake, everyone loved it. The only reason I can't give 5 stars is because long before the end time of our party, after the food was served, the team started getting ready to leave, clearing everything even taking off the chair covers etc. This made some of the guests think they had to leave. Other than that everything was fine, just some miscommunication that could have been solved with a quick question. More...

Thanks for your lovely positive comments

M
1 May 2019

It’s the second time I have used there services. They were amazing and very friendly and helpful staff. Nothing was too much trouble. And the food was very good as well. More...

Thank you so much for your great feedback

G
1 May 2019

They were brilliant! On time and the food was delicious, also good at maintaining contact throughout the arranging stage.

Thank you so much for great positive feedback

L
12 April 2019

Quick response, reasonable price. Very good customer service. Can't review quality of food as event hasn't taken place yet.

L
8 April 2019

Great family team. Very accommodating. Nothing is unachievable. They have done three parties for us both children’s and adults. Would recommend.

Thanks Laverne, for such a positive feedback;

A
24 March 2019

Melissa and team were attentive,helpful throughout my birthday party and the food was as brilliant,all the guests enjoyed the food.

Thank you for a great positive feedback

P
20 March 2019

Great range of tasty food, plus some chocolate brownies for free. Will definately use again.

Thanks Paul for such a great positive feedback, glad all enjoyed

P
20 March 2019

Absolutely fabulous service, food was good, delivered on time . Those attending enjoyed the food some even took some away with them. Will definitely recommend and use their service again. More...

Thanks Peter for such a positive feedback

T
25 February 2019

Catered my daughter's 4th birthday. Everybody loved the food and I heard many compliments about it. The team were punctual, set up quickly, and I didn't have to do a thing. The value for money is excellent given the added service on top. A delightful team to work with and extremely professional. Thank you. More...

Thanks Tizai, for such great positive feedback

J
24 February 2019

Francesca’s cakes were incredibly helpful throughout the entire event ensuring the food got delivered and eaten by providing ppl to assist the guests with drinks and cake. They were accommodating with requests for a variety of food choices they could supply and the price. All the guests complimented me on the food and drinks. More...

Thanks so much Nicola for such a lovely positive feedback;

R
20 February 2019

Everything was perfect. The food was wonderful. And the service was a really nice touch. Really friendly staff. Highly recommend and will certainly be using them again.

Thanks Robert for such a great positive feedback????

D
17 February 2019

Absolutely fabulous service, great food, great team. Will definitely recommend and use their service again.

Thanks Dwayne for such a great positive feedback ????

A
13 February 2019

Food was good especially the red been soup fried chicken. Curry was well cooked and flavoursome only the rice and peas was slightly over cooked which was the reason for 4 star. Staff were friendly and attentive so they would get 5 stars.
I would recommended them and use them again
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Thanks Anne for such a great review

K
6 February 2019

Melissa was super accommodating and was there for the duration of the dinner service. Together with Frank they were a dream team and we had a great birthday dinner party. She was able to accommodate our low budget and deliver great food that we all enjoyed. More...

Lovely comments. Thank you, glad you all enjoyed...

K
5 February 2019

I was really impressed with Francesca Catering. It was a late booking for 28 people and she was really helpful and accommodating. Lunch was lovely and her cakes are amazing!! Can highly recommend the cheese cake and chocolate brownies they were delish! More...

Thanks Kimberlee, for such a great review????

J
23 January 2019

A wonderful afternoon thanks to the care and attention (and of course fantastic food) by this company. Highly recommend

Thanks Jonathan for such a lovely feedback

L
21 January 2019

From start to finish Melissa was so helpful coming up with ideas .on the day she turned up set out tables and decorated them for us and buy the time we come back everything was up and running . everyone loved the food and went back for seconds and thirds .
Melissa was alway there if tea or coffee was needed to be made would do it and hand it out going above and beyond to make mums party the success it was.
And when it was all over they cleared away as well .would recommend Melissa to everyone
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Thank you so much for a great positive feedback

L
14 January 2019

Mel and her team were fantastic! I hired them to cater for my grandmas wake. Mel was happy to cater for our every need. She arrived on time and did everything she said she would do. I didn’t need to worry about a thing. Her team were helpful and attentive. They made a stressful occasion a whole lot easier. I would highly recommend and should the need arise I will be hiring again! Thanks Mel x More...

Thanks Lauren for such positive feedback

B
9 January 2019

The service and food provided was excellent value. Could thoroughly recommend Melissa and her helpers. They cleared everything up beautifully and were such nice people. Very friendly and reliable.

O
1 January 2019

They were excellent and delivered within a very short notice.

Thanks very much Oma

M
30 December 2018

Experienced caterers with an exceptional work ethic. We used Francesca’s catering for my daughters birthday party and the food and service was fantastic. We asked them to come back again 2 days later to cook our Christmas dinner and it was the best Christmas dinner we’ve ever had! Will definitely be using them again for our future events! More...

Thank you, for such lovely positive feedback... look forward to working with you again ????

A
20 December 2018

The food was wonderful, Melissa made everything from booking onwards straightforward and her team on the day were brilliant. All the members at our charity event were taking food home in boxes it was that good ! More...

Thanks Alex for such a great positive feedback

V
19 December 2018

Francesca’s catering was absolutely amazing. Food was really delicious, and Melissa is a delight to speak to, very courteous and asked myself details of the event we required to make everything perfect.

Thanks Vivien for such great positive feedback

N
18 December 2018

Melissa and her team handled the catering for the reception after our father's memorial service. She handled everything efficiently and in a very pleasant friendly manner. From the very first telephone discussions she understood what we wanted and what could work regarding quantities, mixture of food avaiable to make a balanced buffet within our budget. Her pricing was competitive and we would be happy to recommend to anyone. Thank you Melissa for your(and your team's) help. More...

Thanks Nick for such a lovely positive feedback

S
18 December 2018

I used this service for catering for my cousins wake. Melissa was so accommodating and understanding. In these situations you want to deal with people who can take complete control from start to end and Melissa and her wonderful team did precisely that. The service, food and experience was first class. Definitely use them again. More...

Thanks Selina for such positive feedback

J
13 December 2018

Excellent quality, service, and value.
Hired to do catering for our film shoot over 4 days. The food was varied each day and went down very well with the crew.
Would definitely hire again and have already recommended to others.
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Thanks Jamie, wow great feedback ????

D
8 December 2018

Thanks a lot, I have hired FrancescaCateriang for my son birthday party. I would recommend her service without hesitation. The children were happy and have eaten everything. More...

Thanks for such a great feedback

M
6 December 2018

We ordered rice and peas, plantain , curried goat and jerk chicken for 20 people. The food arrived on time and nice and hot. The rice and peas and curried goat was particularly good. More...

Thanks for such lovely positive feedback

D
25 November 2018

Francescascatering was hired for our Dear Mum's Wake and they were extremely organised and were compassionate and tentative to our needs. Their service went above and beyond what my Family and I expected. The food was setup and presented really well and tasted great. Our family and friends present also commented on how good their service and food were. We would definitely recommend them. Thank you More...

Thanks Dionne for such lovely feedback????????

R
21 November 2018

Francescascateringcakes catered for approx 50 people for a special occasion we were having and did an outstanding job; we had 2 brief phone calls with Mellisa who took the details and made helpful suggestions for food we could have.
They arrived early and set up by themselves, bringing all equipment, food heaters and plates etc.,
The food was amazing, and several of the guests commented on who great it was, particularly the rice and the chicken, which was still juicy and succulent and beautifully seasoned.
The staff were excellent, serving everyone and even helping to clear away glasses and cups; they helped us box up the left over food, which there was more than enough of, with lots of people having seconds.
Overall I could not recommend Francescascateringcakes and Mellissa enough, and will definitely be hiring them again when we are next planning a gathering.
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Wow, what an incredible positive feedback... Thank you so much;

S
11 November 2018

Francescascateringcakes catered for my Father in law's funeral and the experience couldn't have gone more smoothly. From the minute we arrived at the church hall where the reception was, Melissa and her team had the bar set up and the food ready. They were very professional and provided delicious food. We chose a hot vegetarian and a selection of cold dishes and 2 desserts. The tables were cleared and they went beyond the call of duty with the washing up! More...

What a lovely feedback, thanks so much Sarah

A
29 October 2018

Beautiful food and friendly service. Efficient, on time , exactly as promised and served with a smile. Our school reunion party was made extra special by the wonderful food. Thank you

Thanks Adrian for such great positive feedback

S
28 October 2018

The proprietor was very sensitive around my event being a wake, I did not have to worry about a thing, food was excellent, and service to match.

Thanks Sonnie, for such great response;

K
27 October 2018

Francescascateringcakes are amazing there customer services and services were great I would defo reccomend them to anyone the food was lovely and everyone loved it so thank you again :)

Thanks Karine, for such great feedback ????

K
24 October 2018

She made fantastic food for our Wake, everyone enjoyed all of it. They were all very friendly and kind. Would definitely recommend for any event and will use again in the future.

Thanks Katherine for such positive feedback

E
18 October 2018

Very easy to arrange what I needed for my event and communication was good. The staff on the day were very discreet and polite. The brownie and cold fried chicken in particular were highlights and went down very well. All for a most reasonable cost. All in all I’d definitely recommend! More...

Thanks Eleanor for such a great review;

E
17 September 2018

Working with Melissa was amazing. From the very beginning her communication was fabulous. She was very accommodating and did her utmost to make us happy. Her sister Sam came to drop off the food and she was very professional and friendly and discreet. She got everything ready very quickly and the food was excellent. All our guests commented on how tasty it was. I would highly recommend this company and will definitely work with them again. More...

Thanks Eleni for such lovely positive comments

J
6 September 2018

what was provided for the occasion was excellent and well presented. the service that was provided was first class and I could not have wished for better. All who had attended the event was very pleased with it. More...

Thanks John for such lovely comments;

K
30 August 2018

The service was very good. So much so w have used them again and all our staff, children and visitors really enjoyed the food and service. we will defiantly be using them in the future. THANKS More...

Thank you very much Khush, for such great feedback

M
14 August 2018

The food and service was first class. Melissa and her staff were very helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. All the cakes were home made and scrumpy . Will have no hesitation in recommending them and will use again. She responded very quickly and it was excellent value for money. Thank you Melissa More...

Thanks Margaret for such lovely comments;

A
3 August 2018

Food was delicious and the added free extras were a pleasant and much appreciated surprise.

Thanks Ami for such a lovely feedback

F
16 July 2018

Mellisa was great , very accommodating with our budget and dietary requirements. From the guests the best BBQ item was the two types of chicken ! (Jerk and BBQ style) . Came to venue with a full team and set up swiftly . Thank you for making my charity BBQ a success! More...

R
14 July 2018

Melissa did an amazing job....arrived in time for set up and the portions were a great size...everyone had more than their fill. It made hosting friends at home so much easier and fuss free. the Rum cake was a hit! More...

Thanks Rudo for such lovely positive comments...

F
14 July 2018

Mellisa was great , very accommodating with our budget and dietary requirements. From the guests the best BBQ item was the two types of chicken ! (Jerk and BBQ style) . Came to venue with a full team and set up swiftly . Thank you for making my charity BBQ a success! More...

Thanks Fatimah for your lovely positive feedback

A
2 July 2018

Absolutely wonderful, impeccable and affordable service.
I used them for my husband's small birthday do in our garden. As promised, and apart from the actual BBQ, they provided absolutely everything required for a lovely BBQ, in good portions and deliciously cooked. Sam and the lovely lady with her (sorry cannot remember her name), were simply wonderful. Melissa sent everything we needed and more! As a perk, she sent us two trays of pudding which we didn't order and they were fantastic.
The birthday cake was also made by Melissa, very nicely decorated.
Thank you very much for a lovely BBQ. Will definitely use them again.
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Thanks Angela for such lovely positive comments...

E
2 July 2018

They provided the delicious fresh home made food as promised. They were on time and attended all through the party.Melissa is very friendly and supportive all the time, I feel like I have known her for ages.

Thank you Elizabeth, for your great positive feedback, look forward to future bookings...

G
20 June 2018

Melissa made it very easy for us at a very difficult time. She responded very quickly to all e-mails / communications we sent to her and produced a wonderful spread on the day. Several folk commented on how helpful Melissa and her staff were with our guests, many of whom were fairly elderly. Thank you Melissa and team More...

Thank you both very much, for such lovely positive comments;

C
10 June 2018

Excellent would highly recommend Melissa and her waiting staff. Everything from the first phone call to end was brilliant. Used Melissa to cater for a funeral, from the moment Melissa and waiting staff arrive everything was taken care of to the setting up of the hall, the excellent food and lovely deserts and the serving of the drinks to the clearing away. I really felt very comfortable leaving everything to Melissa and I could just concentrate on the guests.
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M
5 June 2018

From the first contact everything was very professional. Initially via email and then a couple of phone calls and all was taken care of. Friendly and very good service. Ours was a funeral and all of our requirements were met and nothing was too trouble. More...

F
1 June 2018

Melissa managed to cater for my client's boat trip in Dover with a very short notice over the bank holiday weekend. Great communication and food ! Highly recommended!

A
31 May 2018

Great food and worked round my party plans perfectly. Highly recommended.

K
14 May 2018

Great organisation - really helpful with ideas - can’t wait to taste the food!

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Curry Goat
Jerk Chicken with a twist
BBQ,
Buffets with loads of options for both meat, veg, vegan options

Discussing and Exploring their needs, ensuring all these are met, to provide a first class service;

My passion is ensuring my customers are happy and leave with a memorable experience

My passion for baking flavoursome cakes with good quality ingredients, and stretching towards providing catering to all types of events with a good quality service, so customers can feel assured with my abilities;

Im a step above other caterers/bakers/chef because my prices are competitive, incl service and waitressing; tasters are readily available, and covering all other services around event management, makes me a one stop provider;

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