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Brown Goose Catering

Dorchester, Dorset

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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020

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From corporate catering to a Wedding Breakfast; a Business dinner for important clients to a family BBQ get together - Brown Goose is a family run catering company based in Dorset, who can bring a wealth of experience and international flair to any event.

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27 January 2020

What an amazing evening. I had planned a secret weekend in Lyme Regis for my other half's 60th birthday with 14 friends (he was the only person who didn't know :-)). I asked Rob to cater for our Saturday evening meal and it made the whole weekend.

From not having to go out in the cold, to wearing slippers with our dresses, having Rob and his two ladies - who's names we didn't get - come to the house, do all the preparation, serve fantastic food (and lots of it) and clear up was the best idea.

Communication with Rob was excellent and the choices that I had to get down to just two for each course was amazing and it was such good value for money as well.

If you are considering using Rob for your event, just do it :-)
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27 January 2020

Very good personal service. Efficient , no fuss and great communication. Got back to me very quickly despite short notice requests. Great food for a Sunday lunch for 16 adults and plenty of it - delicious, and no setting up or clearing up afterwards- a real treat in our home from home. Thank you Rob & Richard. More...

19 January 2020

Rob, recently catered for my husband’s 40th birthday and it was absolutely fantastic! There were 19 guests in a relatively small open plan space with Rob, Gemma and Richard working very closely around us. It still felt as though we were in a fine dining restaurant. The food was divine and the service was faultless. I cannot recommend them enough. Thank you so much for making our evening very special. More...

3 November 2019

Brown Goose offered a faultless, friendly and professional service right from the moment I first made an enquiry. Rob was first to respond with menu details and options , our food on the night was exquisite , and both he and his wife Polly are just lovely , joining in with conversation and stories. They catered for my parent's 50th wedding anniversary - who were blown away with it all. I would thoroughly recommend using Brown Goose - you'll be in good hands. More...

30 October 2019

What an amazing evening.
From the minute Rob & Polly arrived and took charge we knew we were in safe hands.
This was a celebration of my in-law’s 50 years of marriage and Rob & Polly were consummate professionals from the start.
Couple this with some of the best food we have had the pleasure of eating and it all added up to a sensational experience.
If you book the services of Brown Goose you can sit back, relax and enjoy a meal to remember.
We would book again without hesitation.
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30 October 2019

Rob was helpful and prompt with emails and clear about what was being provided. On the night, he and his team were friendly but efficient and professional. We felt completely relaxed and were able to enjoy spending time with our family without any stress. The food was excellent right the way through. Everyone (21 of us) said how good it was - we've done quite a few of these catered events now and this has to be one of the best. Can thoroughly recommend. More...

30 October 2019

What an amazing evening. From the minute Rob & Polly arrived and took charge we knew we were in safe hands. This was a celebration of my in-law’s 50 years of marriage and Rob & Polly were consummate professionals from the start. Couple this with some of the best food we have had the pleasure of eating and it all added up to a sensational experience. If you book the services of Brown Goose you can sit back, relax and enjoy a meal to remember. We would book again without hesitation. More...

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30 October 2019

Had the best evening celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary and 75th birthday for my parents with in-laws and siblings. Delicious food, amazing value and very professional, friendly staff. Everyone loved the food, restaurant quality in the comfort of our own home. Rob and Gemma were so professional and so lovely. Just a fabulous evening, perfect in every way. Highly recommended. THANK YOU! More...

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3 September 2019

Brown goose catered our wedding 3 days ago and were just amazing, Rob and his staff were absolutely fantastic. The food was exactly what we hoped for and more. We would highly recommend them to anyone planning an event. My husband and I would also like to thank all the staff and Rob for the outstanding job they did from the bottom of our hearts and very full tummies. Xx More...

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28 August 2019

I cannot rate Rob and his team highly enough. The dedication and hard work that they all put in leading up to and on our wedding day was phenomenal. Thank you so much for providing such delicious food and excellent service. More...

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19 July 2019

We had Rob cater for our wedding a couple of weeks ago. The canapés and meal were fantastic and the waiting staff were very efficient. Excellent value for money x

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15 March 2019

What amazing food and organisation! We came down to Dorset from London to stay in an amazing house for 40th birthday celebrations. I contacted several catering companies but the menu was very reasonable and looked delicious. So happy I chose Brown Goose the food was outstanding and the service second to none. Please come to London! we are hoping to return next year so will be booking you 100% thanks so much x More...

7 February 2019

Rob and his team at Brown Goose were superb! The food quality was exceptional, the service professional throughout and the whole experience from start to finish tremendous. It was simple to arrange and the menu choices really catered for everyone's varied tastes. I would hire them again in a heartbeat! Rob even served a complimentary first course and the kitchen was spotless at the end of the meal! 10/10. More...

21 January 2019

I am so pleased that Brown Goose Catering was recommended to me for my husband’s birthday dinner party for 15 guests. The menu choices were extensive, and communication with Rob from start to finish was clear, professional and friendly. The food tasted delicious, it was presented as if you were at a restaurant, and was cooked perfectly. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the meal, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Brown Goose Catering for any event! More...

9 January 2019

Fantastic service, very accommodating and delicious food

5 December 2018

We absolutely loved our dinner party. The food was delicious, and Rob's team were all so attentive. I couldn't recommend them highly enough!

10 November 2018

We had a wonderful canape party for 8. Rob prepared 12 canapes with an incredible variety of tastes, all absolutely delicious & beautifully presented. We'll definitely be doing this again! More...

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27 October 2018

I can highly recommend Brown Goose Catering. I booked them to do a private dinner for a 60th birthday celebration. The food was excellent and we were given lots of choices in advance. The team quietly took over the dining room and kitchen to set up and cook while we all relaxed and left us to carry on celebrating while they cleared up. A wonderful experience. More...

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8 October 2018

Rob cooked us an amazing celebration dinner for 8 on Saturday. He seemed completely unfazed by cooking in an open plan holiday home kitchen while the rest of us enjoyed champagne and the food was delicious. Rebecca laid the table and served quietly and discretely, even offering to take photos of us all . Would highly recommend. More...

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30 September 2018

Thank you Rob & Team for an excellent meal last Saturday for our hen do celebrations! Food was delicious. It was great to have you come in and set up, cook and clear away after. Highly recommended! �

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29 September 2018

We used Brown Goose Catering whilst we were staying in a holiday home in Wimborne for the weekend, celebrating my hubby’s 50th birthday. I can’t rate them highly enough, from the moment you first get in contact with Rob until the moment they leave the kitchen (you would never know they’ve been!) On the night itself, Paul (chef) and Julie (staff) were amazing and we were waited on hand and foot. We had a 3-course menu and we couldn’t fault the food, it was delicious. You will not regret booking with them! More...

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4 August 2018

We had Brown Goose Catering do the food today for you parents Diamond Wedding Anniversary do. It was held at my parents house and one of the guests had severe food allergies. There was great communication beforehand and Rob was able to advise on food choices. On the day everything went smoothly, the food was brilliant, guests who are proper foodies commented how good it was. Rob and the waiter were efficient and unobtrusive. I couldn’t recommend highly enough Thank you so much for adding to our memorable day More...

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25 July 2018

Rob cooked a fantastic three course meal & canapés for our group, and made the evening super relaxed by serving and cleaning up everything up for us - an especially impressive feat, since a change of events on our part meant there was no waitress to help him out. The dishes were really high quality and generous in size. I would highly recommend Brown Goose, and Rob specifically. More...

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25 July 2018

If you are looking for a chef to come to your home or holiday home, then look no further. Rob and his team (Brown Goose catering) are just totally amazing. From the canapés to the sorbet to the cheeseboard, the food quality, presentation and choice of menu is exceptional. Rob is a professional chef producing top quality food. We had two different hirings during our holiday hire on Norden Farm, Corfe Castle, both were celebrations for my husbands 50th. We had a family meal for 16 and a meal for 14 with friends. Both were top quality, thoroughly enjoyable and the evenings were memorable. It was such a treat to have the service and no washing up. Everything was spotless and cleared away after the meal service. Communication throughout the booking was reliable, clear and organised even down to small detail of keeping it a surprise! I would thoroughly recommend Rob and his team and will definitely use him again in the future. Thank you again Rob. More...

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25 July 2018

Brown Goose Catering made our New Year celebration one we won't forget. They joined us in our cottage to cater for myself and my family. Rob and Polly made our evening very enjoyable serving up a delicious menu. Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup, Smoked West Country Venison, Sirloin of Dorset Beef with roasted vegetables, Raspberry and Tarragon Sorbet, Yoghurt and Vanilla Panna Cotta and to finish local cheeses. Everything was divine! An outstanding service that we would highly recommend and will of course use again in the future. Thank you Brown Goose! More...

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25 July 2018

We recently organised a hen party for my cousin and on one of the evenings wanted a chef to come to the house. Brown Goose could not have been more accommodating! Their food was absolutely delicious and the service and catering staff were so lovely! They made the evening absolutely perfect! Thank you so much!! More...

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25 July 2018

Rob and Gemma provided a 5* service for our group of 6. The food was amazing and their attention to detail did not go unnoticed. I would thoroughly recommend Brown Goose Catering to anyone. Rob made the whole booking experience really stress free and offered a varied menu of choice whilst considering the allergies and intolerance's we had in our group. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience! We will be looking you up again! More...

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25 July 2018

Rob & Lisa did an amazing job for my mum's birthday. Rob had to deal with a variety of food intolerances, offering a wide array of dishes for each course which were very hard to choose between as they all sounded so yummy. The table was decorated beautifully & the food & service were amazing. We were made to feel so comfortable & poor Rob had to deal with our hire house facilities which weren't the best. Thanks you Rob & Lisa for a wonderful experience! X More...

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25 July 2018

Faultless!! The whole dining experience was unforgettable from Brown Goose which was perfect for my wife's 30th celebrations.
Everything was immaculately presented and the food was incredible. These guys are amazing and we would definitely recommend to anyone after a top class service... All 7 of us were raving about them after they left.
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25 July 2018

Fantastic, professional and an overall superb experience with Brown Goose for our hen night. Great communication with Rob from start to finish, and the food was equal to fine dining - absolutely outstanding! ! The canapés especially were a huge hit with everyone. Rob met all of my requests including cocktail making, which Polly delivered brilliantly. And even though the weather was against us yesterday (torrential rain and high winds), they arrived on time. Would thoroughly recommend and use Brown Goose again. More...

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25 July 2018

We gathered this weekend in Dorset for a family birthday celebration. Rob was a fantastic chef, excellent food, beautifully prepared and presented. Polly’s table service was superb, and we didn’t have to lift a finger for anything. Everything was cleaned up and tidy when they left which was a real bonus. Would highly recommend these guys for your next event.

Thanks “Chef” for such a memorable evening!
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25 July 2018

I recently had Brown Goose cater for a hen party I had organised, we were staying in an air b&b house so not our own. Rob was fantastic as we had problems with the oven which we forewarned him about. In terms of booking, choosing menu and paying this was all very easy and flexible. Rob arrived bang on time with staff to help wait on us. Food came out again on time, we had a 5 course tasting menu, it was fantastic, our bride to be is vegetarian so we opted for a vegetarian feast with 1 fish course, it was better than any restaurant and such good value for money! Everyone in our party (7) were all blown away with the quality! Rob then cleared away and left the kitchen probably in better condition than when he arrived!! I would thoroughly recommend Brown Goose, he made us feel relaxed and provided a fun atmosphere in our own home! More...

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25 July 2018

Absolutely fantastic!!

Rob was fab, from the first email through to our event last night. The food was incredible, so many comments from our guests and they want his contact info.

Thank you to you and your team for helping make our fundraiser a HUGE success.
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25 July 2018

Beautiful food catered around our wants and needs and very helpful people. I hope we have an excuse to use this company again

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25 July 2018

We had Brown Goose cater for a 50th Birthday party last weekend in an AirBnb property. They were absolutely fantastic and I can't recommend them highly enough. Rob was very easy to communicate with, our waitresses, Lisa and Sophie, were brilliant and chef Paul cooked wonderful food. They were all very friendly and worked like troupers all evening. All our guests commented on how great everything was.Thanks to you all, you made our evening really special. More...

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25 July 2018

Brown Goose catered for my family at my (much older) brother's 50th Birthday last night. The food, presentation and service were all excellent and they left the kitchen looking immaculate. We will definitely be booking you again! Thanks for everything! More...

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25 July 2018

Brown Goose catered for our charity Burns night. We had about 70 and the food served was well presented and very tasty. Pudding was FAB! Staff went the extra mile to make our event a success. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend
them and will certainly use them again. Thank you chaps (especially for all that washing up).
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25 July 2018

Rob and his team cooked and served us a 3 course meal for our hen party of 24 in Ringwood on Saturday night. Food was excellent and service brilliant. Also very reasonably priced. Would highly recommend to anyone! Maddie More...

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25 July 2018

Thank you for a fabulous meal and brilliant service. Would recommend you to anyone who wants excellent food and great service in the comfort of your own house. No washing up or clearing away and beautifully laid table. Could ask for anything more. More...

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25 July 2018

Excellent food prepared quickly and served promptly. Was a real treat on our family holiday for the grown ups to sit down for a delicious 3-course meal in our holiday home - restaurant quality food with no need for babysitters.

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25 July 2018

We used Brown Goose to cater for our Wedding Reception at Moreton Village Hall.
Rob was brilliant and gave us exactly what we asked for. Without any of the usual wedding price dump.
We asked for sandwiches, sausage rolls, quiche, cakes and scones. All the food was delicious. We could not fault any of it.
They catered wonderfully for all our food allergies and dietary requirements and the coeliacs said the gluten free options were spot on.
The food was plentiful and there was never any danger of there not being enough to go around.
We asked for the food to be out on tables when we arrived and it was presented beautifully on the tables with cake stands. It was a great compliment to a brilliant day.
Thank you so much

Elliott and Vicky
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29 June 2018

Rob & Polly are an exceptional team. We hired them for my mothers 70th Birthday and had 30 guests for lunch and evening. The food was wonderful, everyone praised the food and asked how I’d found such great catering. Rob was very professional and his knowledge of what his customers need was clear from the start. We will definitely use them again. More...

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25 May 2018

Rob and Polly cooked and served a most excellent 3 course dinner for my wife’s 40th. The food was delicious and well presented. Brilliant to be able to choose a choice of 2 items for each course. Although the weather was quite snowy they were still up for the challenge. I was a little concnered about paying the full price up front a week before but after speaking to Rob was reassured and we had a wonderful dinner. Certainly will be using him again, hopefully minus the snowy weather. A great alternative to going out to eat for a family get together with added bonus of not needing to find a baby sitter. More...

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25 May 2018

Rob and Gemma came to the holiday home we rented, neither him or us knew what facilities were available and produced an excellent 3 course meal. While Rob was cooking Gemma laid the table, she also served wine (supplied by us) while we were eating and washed up.I cannot praise Brown Goose catering enough. More...

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25 May 2018

We were delighted with the buffet catered by Brown Goose in the garden of a beautiful home we had rented in Dorset to celebrate our Golden Wedding anniversary. All the menu choices tasted delicious and looked stunning. Rob is a highly talented chef and was most helpful to us in the planning process, giving us lots of choice of dishes in addition to catering wonderfully for those of our guests who had individual dietary requirements. He was assisted by Polly who was so relaxed, happy and welcoming, setting the tables attractively and ably looking after all our guests. Mike and Chris were effective and helpful in all that they did and contributed much to the success of our event. Without hesitation, I would recommend Brown Goose to anyone thinking of holding a catered celebration.Many thanks Rob. All good wishes to you and your team.Jackie and David More...

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