Marie-Clare Cooks

Marie-Clare Cooks

Marie-Clare Cooks  is a verified pro service provider Certificate of Excellence 2019

Marie-Clare Cooks  locationEaling, Greater London

(26 Reviews)

We are a family-run business, which I set up in 2006. We cater for medium to large sized events - anything from birthdays to first communions to funerals and corporate events too.

What we love is creating a special event for you and taking all the stress away from you . This way, you not only enjoy the food but you get to relax and enjoy the event too.

We will spend time with you to gain an understanding about your requirements and will create a tailored menu to suit. If you don't have a set picture of what you want, don't worry we will come up with the ideas for you....

We also offer catering equipment hire as part of our service - Anything from table linen, glassware, china, cutlery and furniture. We will work out what you need for your event and include this as part of the proposal.


  • 15 hires on Bark.com
  • 7 minutes average response time
Marie-Clare Cooks  Reviews

Marie-Clare Cooks Reviews


Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Elinor Parry-Jones
5 19/03/2019 Elinor Parry-Jones

Marie-Clare is fantastic. She has catered three parties for me, each time we have chosen the menu together and she has quoted very reasonable prices, whilst being very flexible. The food has been delicious, and my guests have always complemented the food and the variety. The favourite is the hoisin duck salad and noodles, I always order more than I need so there are leftovers for me.

I have also used her delivery service for individual meals. She delivers family meals ready to eat or freeze in their containers. The variety and quality are great and a good 'go to' on a busy day.

Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Michael Brown
5 18/03/2019 Michael Brown

I have worked with Marie-Clare on a couple of occasions now and each experience has been absolutely brilliant. She is incredibly professional, very easy to work with and the food is outstanding. She is creative with her dishes and can practically read your mind with regard to the type of food based on the occasion. That said, she is more than willing to cook to your exact specifications as well. And finally, the service on each of the evenings has been outstanding as well. It is my intention to have a yearly summer shin-dig and I will look no further than Marie-Clare Cooks for my catering needs.

Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Stephanie K
5 05/03/2019 Stephanie K

I have used Marie-Clare cooks several times for occasions from a large family birthday party to a summer lunch party for 24, and it has always been a great experience. She takes a lot of trouble to get the menu right for each occasion, happily embracing our own suggestions and requirements. She delivers the food, sets it out and her staff serve and wash up as required. Basically whatever you want, they just do it with great efficiency! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her for any occasion. Let her take the stress out of your event!

Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Samantha Dark
5 05/03/2019 Samantha Dark

Marie-Claire catered for my daughters Christening in November 2018 and the food was absolutely perfect in every way. Every dish was extremely delicious, the salads fresh and all details were thought out in the finest detail. My guests complemented on the food all day and the event was a huge success. Thank you Marie-Claire!

Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Tony Barber
5 05/03/2019 Tony Barber

Marie-Clare provided wonderful spread of food catered to the specific requirements of our 45 guests. And on the day she and her team managed the whole event quietly and efficiently so that we were able to enjoy the party as much as our guests. We look forward to being able to use her services agaIn.

Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Lyn Owen
5 04/03/2019 Lyn Owen

Marie-Clare and her team helped me with a garden party celebrating my daughters wedding. I cannot speak highly enough of the service we had. From making menu choices, to the organisation and food on the day, clearing up etc - all went really well. The team worked during the afternoon and were really attentive to the guests and also very good fun. It made the day very successful and special. I would highly recommend and also have plans to use Marie-Clare again this year.

Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Sarah Pooley
5 04/03/2019 Sarah Pooley

Very helpful in terms of finalising a suitable menu. We haven't had the event yet - but look forward to tasting the food which sounds delicious.

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Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Rachel Neuer
5 04/03/2019 Rachel Neuer

Marie-Clare gave an amazing service; we used her to create a Christmas lunch for the young adults at our charity at Christmas. She made it a really special occasion, everything was cooked to perfection, she gave us exciting vegetarian options and the food was piping hot and tasted great. Delivery and customer service was great also and great value, I would definitely recommend Marie-ClareCooks and will use her again!

Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Caroline Scott
5 04/03/2019 Caroline Scott

We have used Marie-Clare Cooks for two big birthday events. We received amazing attention from initial inquiry, through the menu planning, to the service that we received on the night of the parties. Marie-Claire and team ensured that everything ran smoothly, leaving me to enjoy the festivities! She went the extra mile to ensure that everything was thought about, right down to making sure that there were vases ready to receive the flowers that guests brought as gifts! And I had so many compliments about the delicious food. I would thoroughly recommended Marie-Clare if you want amazing cuisine, superlative service and those extra touches that you don’t even know you need until your event is underway!

Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Lesley And Ken Norman
4 03/03/2019 Lesley And Ken Norman

Great communication .. very friendly.
Very reliable.
Food was tasty and great service.

Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Isabel Mackay-Thomas
5 12/02/2019 Isabel Mackay-Thomas

I am so grateful to Marie-Clare Cooks for doing a fantastic job for my family at our service of remembrance for my late grandmother. This was especially appreciated as I was unable to be there as liaison on the day due to my daughter being ill in hospital.

From the very first response to my catering request, to meeting Marie-Clare to plan the event at our venue beforehand, and our subsequent communications I felt assured at every stage that all would go smoothly; which was a huge comfort to our family at a difficult time.

Having worked in events and catering myself for many years I know I can be a demanding client, but Marie-Clare was so helpful, caring and accommodating to all our needs. Her and her team took care of everything so professionally and moreover took great care to take any pressure off me at a very stressful time.

I would be very happy to recommend Marie-Clare Cooks to cater for your upcoming events and would like to wish her and her team all the success they so evidently deserve.

Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Libby
5 24/08/2018 Libby

Marie-Clare was amazing. Not only was the food absolutely delicious and beautifully presented, but at every stage she was helpful, offering sage advice and a sense of calm that was invaluable. Her rate was extremely reasonable too. If only I could give her more stars!!

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Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Pat Egloff
5 07/08/2018 Pat Egloff

This Lady and her team certainly know their onions and every other fruit and veg you could name, to come up with exquisite food which will leave your guests begging for recipes.
Thanks Marie Claire for making a wonderful day.
Van & Pat

Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Rosemary
5 25/07/2018 Rosemary

Marie-Claire catered for drinks and supper for over 100 guests an was organised and calm. She managed to make the whole operation feel stress-free. Both she and her team were complimented by lots of my guests. Her menu was simple and delicious. I would highly recommend.

Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by George Broke
5 18/06/2018 George Broke

Marie-Clare created time at short notice to help us put on a party for 80 people. The team were polite, professional and full of good ideas when it came to the set up and delivery of service. Food was varied, commented on by guests and plentiful. The bar was expertly managed and no glass was left empty. It was all-in-all a great evening made that much greater by the cool heads, experience and quality of Marie-Clare and her team.

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Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Linda Stay
5 04/05/2018 Linda Stay

Although we did not use Marie-Clare - we did get a quote from her and we had a number of conversations. Her customer service approach was fantastic, her quote fairly priced and service offered ideal. It was just unfortunate that our venue we were hoping to use let us down. Marie-Clare was so lovely when we had to decline the services she had offered and very professional. My family and I would approach Marie- Clare in the future should we need her service type and expertise. Best wishes Linda

Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Mariola
5 26/03/2018 Mariola

It was a pleasure working with you. Your service on 10th March 2018 providing catering for our first ever event was just what we were looking for. I appreciate the time spent beforehand listening to our needs and understanding the nature of our charity. This allowed you to cater to our needs, customizing accordingly. I must also compliment you on your help after the event and confirming our needs were met.
Your engaging style and flexibility really set the tone for a successful partnership.
We enjoyed it greatly!
We wish you continued success in your work and hopefully we will work together again.

Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Carolyn Driver
5 18/12/2017 Carolyn Driver

Marie Clare provided a wonderful service for a sad occasion. It was difficult to estimate numbers but she helped me to plan and provided an excellent service with delicious food. I thought her rates were very competitive but most importantly she was calm, efficient and helped a difficult occasion to run smoothly.

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Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Yvonne Coghill
5 26/07/2017 Yvonne Coghill

From the moment Marie Clare phoned me to discuss my sons wedding, to the moment we celebrated the success of the event with a glass of prosecco I can honestly say that having Marie Clare Cooks cater for my sons wedding was one of the best decisions I have made in a long time. The time she took to get to know us, our needs and what we wanted for the wedding was impressive and very personal, in short Marie Clare cared for us as if we were members of her own family. The attention to detail with the planning and the quality of the food were superb. All guests felt the food and the service was exemplary. Vegetarians and meat eaters alike were well catered for and there was plenty for everyone. Guests commented on the efficiency and professionalism of the service and I had every confidence that the food would be great, it was one less thing to worry about. Marie Clare had brought delicious tasters to our house prior to the wedding so we knew the quality of the food that was going to be on offer. I cannot rate this company highly enough and would use them again in a heartbeat. For care and attention to detail, great food and professionalism, you seriously could do no better than to choose Marie Clare Cooks.

Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Donna guppy
5 26/07/2017 Donna guppy

Marie Clare and staff were excellent. Would use again and recommend.

Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Ros Nockles
5 01/06/2017 Ros Nockles

We were very pleased with Marie- Clare Cooks. From her first phone call to the team driving away after the party the service was excellent. The food was lovely and there was a lot of choice; she and her staff were efficient and polite as well as very professional throughout. I would certainly recommend her. We had 64 people to a 70th birthday party in a marquee in our garden

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Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Ellie Rich-Poole
5 Ellie Rich-Poole

Marie-Clare is FAB. She catered my 40th and was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Not just in the food (which is lovely) but also in her all round approach. She was so helpful when all my guests arrived at once helping with coats / gifts and her team were serving drinks. I have already booked her for my next party!

Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Sapna Pieroux
5 Sapna Pieroux

I hired Marie Clare to cater for a surprise renewal of vows party I was holding for my husband and me and about 120 of our friends.

From the start I was impressed by not only the range of options MC provided, but her professional manner and attention to detail.

She was happy to cater for a range of our guests' dietary requirements, in budget and on top of that the food was beautifully presented and went down a storm.

MC and her team worked really hard throughout the party and they were never anything less than charming and helpful - even offering to top up our guests glasses when the bar staff were too busy.

I have since ordered take-aways from her other part of the business and again, the food is always packed with flavour. My boys and I absolutely LOVE her brownies (and I am not normally a fan of brownies).

Absolutely hire Marie Clare to cater your next event.

Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Sue Grange
5 Sue Grange

Just had a wonderful Sunday lunch buffet from Marie-Clare....really loved it. The menus Marie Clare put together were perfect for really mixed age group family party, delivered to the house and idiot proof instructions to heat up. Definitely recommend using Marie-Clare again

Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Erin Hope Thompson
5 Erin Hope Thompson

Marie-Clare cooked at a weekend retreat for our charity and provided a great menu of nourishing foods for us all. She was able to work within our budget and meet the needs of our event, and she was a very friendly person to have around. Many thanks for all you did!

Review of Marie-Clare Cooks  by Amy Gorman
5 Amy Gorman

Marie-Clare came highly recommended to me to cater for CAFOD's Advent Carol Service in December 2017. I would without a doubt recommend her to anyone else that is looking for a caterer. I felt that she understood very quickly what we were trying to achieve, the restrictions we had with budget, the demands of the events and the style of food we were looking for.

She was incredibly friendly and welcoming and slotted in so well to the evening and to our team. I cannot wait to work with her again this year!

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Marie-Clare Cooks  Q&A

Marie-Clare Cooks Q&A

What’s your signature dish?

There are many! Hoisin duck, Indonesian ginger chicken, goat's cheese & red onion quiche, chorizo prawns, prosciutto lollipops, mini sliders......oh and some deliciously decadent brownies.

How do you go about creating the perfect menu for your clients?

I think the key is understanding and formulating the brief, and if a client is open to ideas, we will come up with the suggestions. Every job is a blank canvas for us - tell us what you need and we'll come up with a tailored proposal for you.

What do you love most about your job?

Food makes people happy - the best bit about my job is seeing people enjoy my food! I also love to organise an event because I know how stressful it is to host your own party or event, so we like to take all that stress away so that you get to enjoy or relax at the event.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I am driven and like the diversity of what I do. I also love the responsibility and challenges that come with the territory.

Why should our clients choose you?

We have a great track record with repeat business and testimonials to prove it. We are an independent, family business who is passionate about what we do. We take great pride in every part of the job - from the finessing of the food and presentation to ensuring the washing and clearing up is seemless, super clean and organised.

  • 15 hires on Bark.com
  • 7 minutes average response time

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