What our Customers Say

Hi Fenella, Laura and all other staff involved,
I just wanted to say on behalf of my family how wonderful the catering was yesterday for Dad’s farewell gathering! Everything went so smoothly and the food was gorgeous and Elaine and Fenella you were so kind and professional.
Laura, the food was delicious and we couldn’t have asked for better so please thank anyone in your team who may also have helped! I will be recommending you all! You all helped towards making what was a sad day turn into a joyful one and helped us to do our Dad proud and we can’t thank you enough! I’ll see you soon to thank you person!

Kindest regards
Clare xxx

To Fenella & Laura,
Thank you to you and your team for the truly professional and seamless Wedding catering you provided on Sunday. Your staff are a credit to you and the food was delicious. Would you please pass on our thanks to everyone involved.

Lise, Richard and the new Mr & Mrs Bate

To you all,
What can I say!! Everything was absolutely stunning…the canapes were delicious and your staff Mary & Sue were wonderful; so helpful and calming prior to the party. All my guests were very impressed.
Thank you so much

Gill x

Dear Laura & Team,
Just to say thank you so much for the delicious Lamb Tagine meal that you provided for our celebratory 80th Birthday meal in the Cotswolds on Saturday night. All the family loved it and as I was unable to cook due to a broken arm, you really ‘saved my bacon’ at very short notice. We will be recommending you to family and friends!

Best Wishes

I just wanted to say a personal thanks to you and your wonderful team for the catering you did for Mum’s funeral on Friday. The food you provided was lovely and enjoyed by everyone, I had so many people thank me for the lovely food and your two team members were fantastic.


The team were amazing from start to finish for our Wedding Day. No request was too much and I am a very fussy person! Absolutely everything was bespoke to our requirements. The food was beautifully presented and tasted insane. All my guest were raving about it for ages afterwards . The service was impeccable and they catered to every possible need. I will be recommending Gourmet Foods to my circle and definitely be using them again.

Mark Jacobs

We had a very special event and what made it so special was the catering provided by Gourmet Foods. The sit down catering not only looked stunning it tasted amazing. Had numerous comments afterwards from many guests. Organisation / decisions prior and during was relaxed & efficient, caring, attention to detail and I know this was one reason the day was a very special day. Nothing was too much and their staff were fantastic. Made the day even more special - thank you to all the team.

Jo Parkin

Efficient, effective, stunning delivery. Warm and friendly, every guest took pictures uninstructed!

Simon Sinclair

Fenella and her team were simply brilliant! From the beginning I felt in safe hands and Fenella's experience kept me calm and confident that all my requirements would be taken care of. The presentation of the food was amazing; we had afternoon tea on arrival, with beautiful little cakes decorated with flowers, delicious fillings in the sandwiches. In the evening we had several options, with lots of sides - all so yummy and wholesome! We have had so many compliments from our guests.

Caroline Dillon

Fantastic experience for our Wedding Day! Great guidance for us and helpful direction. The team with us on the day was brilliant and chef fantastic. The taster menu was really good too. We’re so happy we booked you guys!

Mary Fletcher

Gourmet Foods is an absolute gem. They delivered an amazing buffet for my hen weekend followed by a stunning graze board for my wedding party. I have never seen anything like it. It was perfection and the talk of all our guests. No one had ever seen a 4 metre long spectacular grazing board that spread the length of my worktop. When food becomes art and talking point, it must be celebrated. It was high quality food, artistically presented, and highly photographed by our guests. Stunning work!

Sharon Clay

Our wedding catering was entirely Vegan, the team at Gourmet Foods created an amazing menu, bespoke to our tastes which went down a storm with all of our guests. They advised what would and wouldn’t work and the food choices we made did not disappoint! We went to visit in the shop initially and then had a taster, the team were all so helpful and this carried through to the day as well. The team looked after everything seamlessly.

Sarah Wills

Fenella and her team were absolutely amazing. Efficient, accommodating and professional. They went above and beyond to give us the most wonderful Wedding day. Particular highlights include the croque-en-bouche which they assembled on the day (!) and the superb evening street food — evening food is often overlooked but this was delicious!

Helen Watkinson

Fenella, Laura and team,
We just wanted to say thank you to you and the team for an incredible job on Saturday. All of my friends commented about how amazing the food was and the team, everyone was so attentive and the clearing up was second to none too. We would absolutely book you again and recommend you.
Absolute perfection!


Dear Fenella, Laura and team,
We are so grateful for your amazing and delicious spread today, the food was absolutely perfect and much appreciated by all. Thank you also for the beautiful cake, and all the little extra touches with individual needs well catered for. The party went extremely well and your food made it!
With very best wishes,

Vicky and Rosemary

Dear Fenella, Laura & Team,
Thank you for preparing the most DELICIOUS canapes for our gathering on Christmas Day. Each one was so tasty and looked the part too. We had many compliments (which of course I credited to you!!) Best wishes for the coming year,

Ellie & Tim Burchell x

Fenella & Laura
I just wanted to thank you for two fantastic buffets over the last 2 days! Exactly what we needed and everyone said how lovely it was. And it meant we didn’t have to worry about what we were going to do for lunch!
Thank you so much!

Manx Healthcare

Thank you Gourmet Foods for a delicious spread you prepared for my 70th birthday on Saturday. Delicious food and such an easy process. I will be very happy to recommend you.
Thank you.

Anne Williams

To Fenella & Laura,
Just wanted to email following our event last week. The food was lovely and went down well, and the staff were brilliant and really helpful.
Thanks again for all your help, we look forward to using you again sometime soon.

Energy & Utilities Alliance - Kenilworth

Dear Fenella & Laura,
I wanted to write and thank you for such amazing food. You and your team worked so hard to make Hellie's and Duncan's wedding day so special with such delicious food . You made it seem effortlessly easy but as we know it was a tight squash round some of the tables !! John and I have had some lovely thank you letters and so many guests told us it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. Best wishes and just a huge thankyou for everything!

Esme and John

To Laura & Fenella
I would like to extend our thanks to you and your team on the food and service on Friday, it was excellent! The food was presented beautifully and it tasted equally as good. We had nothing but positive comments from our visitors (and the staff that helped eat the leftovers)

Jenni - BioCare

To Fenella and Laura,
I just wanted to thank you for the incredible team of staff who came to assist with our corporate hospitality event last night. The service was impeccable, the food was delicious and all done with minimal questions, beautifully turned out staff, warm, relaxed and accommodating style. I honestly would recommend the team to all of my network. It was left tidy, immaculately clean and organised. No fuss was made about the guests still being there when they were finishing up. They loved my animals and even took the flowers from guests and placed them in water for me! The girls left me totally free to host my guests and enjoy the event myself. You have a fabulous team at Gourmet Foods - seriously impressive!

Nadine & Keith – Heligan

To Fenella and Laura,
I would just like to say a massive thanks to you, I am going to use you again and recommend you to everyone I know! Your menus are superb with excellent service, you also take the legwork out of the whole process for your client and remain so in control. I actually organised all of this whilst en route to Dartmouth for a few days and I was full of anxiety until I contacted you and your team. The food was delicious which is even more of a bonus!

Wendy Molloy

Good morning Fenella,
Thank you for all you did to make it such a fantastic event, all my guests were absolutely blown away. Many have enquired about the food and styling, and I am very happy to recommend you. Thank you for being so professional and unflappable - it was a pleasure to work with you. I hope you receive the card in the post this coming week to thank the team. Kind regards and many thanks.

Sue Garfitt

Dear Fenella,
Thank you so much for catering at Sam and Isabelle's wedding, countless people have told me how much they enjoyed the food – particularly the Dauphinose, one French guest told me it was just like her mother used to make. You gave Isabelle exactly what she wanted, as well as a stress free and professional service, which enabled everybody to enjoy what was a wonderful day. Best wishes,

Lindsey Johnson

Dear Fenella,
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for the beautiful food you prepared and had served for us for our daughters Holy communion. All of our family and friends thoroughly enjoyed the food and it made the day so easy by having it cooked, prepared and served for us. We are so grateful for all your staff did on the day. Kind regards,

Anne O’Sullivan

Dear Fenella and Laura,
Thank you so much for the wonderful service you gavwe eneryone at our staff garden party. It was almost as if you knew I was struggling and you just took over everthin without me even saying a word. At the end of the party, when I finally limped back to the kitchen I was overwhelmed that the kitchen was immaculate. Perhaps even more important the food was delicious and everyone commented on the variety and ‘yummyness’. Thank you again for making the garden party such a success. Best wishes,

Doug and Laurie

Dear Fenella and Laura,
Thank you so much for catering our wedding. Everything was perfection. The food delicious, service amazing and it was an absolute pleasure to work with you through the whole process. We had so many compliments from so many of our guests – you made serving 200 guests look effortless! Thank you again

Mazin and Henrietta

Thank you very much for all your time and hardwork over the last few days, weeks and months leading up to Cate and Pete’s wedding.

I want to thank you and your team for your efficiency and professionalism, you were a pleasure to work. The food was highly praised throughout the day, not only by the wedding guests but also the suppliers – those puddings were a treat for us!

After seeing Cate and Pete on Sunday it was clear the wedding was everything they wanted it to be and more and that couldn’t have been achieved without you.

Lisa - Just Bespoke
Cate and Pete’s wedding

Thank you so much for making our wedding run so smoothly! We really appreciate all the support on the run up and during it. The food was beyond our expectations and we cannot thank you enough! You and the team were fantastic and we wanted to say a massive thank you.

Thank you!

Michael and Elizabeth Norrington

Many thanks for the catering, we had lots of compliments and I think my mother would have been very pleased with the celebration. Thank you for your efficiency and advice.

Emma Dicey

I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank everyone at Gourmet Foods for the fantastic service they provided at the wedding. The food was delicious, the presentation impeccable and the service was really impressive. Despite the fact that there were 130 guests in a marquee, each course was served promptly and guests commented that the waiting staff worked hard to ensure that everyone on the table was served together. Delicious pink lamb – just how we like it. We really appreciate the effort that everyone put into the day.

We really appreciate the effort!

A huge thank you to you and your team for last night. It was a very successful event from our point of view with really good feedback from all our customers. We had many comments on how excellent the canapés were, they looked and tasted fantastic. Your team were also very good – friendly and efficient, and very easy to work with, so please pass on my thanks.


As the dust settles after our weekend we have the opportunity to reflect, not only on the professionalism of your staff but also the quality of the ingredients and the skill of the chef. We had so many compliments about the delicious food, particularly the steak on Saturday evening and yesterday’s barbeque was outstanding. A very big thank you from both of us.’

Tim and Ellie Birchill

The food was first class with excellent service from the girls. I would not hesitate to recommend. There was nothing but praise for Gourmet Foods. Many thanks.

Peter Dolan

Just a line to say thank you and your staff for an excellent meal for our wedding. Your staff were exceedingly good – very efficient and a credit to your business. Please thank them again for us. Once again many thanks for your very professional service.’

Annabelle and Richard Poole

I wanted to thank you so much for the meal and service on the day, everything went so well, and we have had so many complements about the food. Some saying it was the best wedding meal they have had. Thank you for all your hard work, and please pass on my thanks to your Chef

Catherine Grimbly

Thank you so much for ensuring our wedding had simply the best food either of us have ever eaten at a wedding. Every course was delicious, the presentation was lovely, the service was very good, and so many of our guests tell us all of the above. We would not hesitate to recommend Gourmet Foods in the future.

John and Debbie Hunt

I must thank you and the ‘girls’ for such an excellent afternoon. The food was splendid and the service came with real efficiency and a happy smile. Please thank them for me. Everyone enjoyed the occasion so many thanks again.

Janet Matthews

Just a note to thank you and your staff for the fabulous food and service provided at our drinks and canapé evening. So many of Roger’s colleagues commented on how delicious the food was. Thank you for your professionalism and excellence.’

Gill Tillman

I am glad to say we have had so many rave reviews about the event and not one negative comment Thanks again Fenella – I made the right decision to go with you!

Events Coordinator - Christian Renewal Centre

Thank you for providing the food for our AGM, it was excellent and, as always, much appreciated by all.

The Chairman, The Guardians of St. Alphege Church

I just wanted to say how grateful I am to you and your team for the catering on Saturday. The steak was absolutely perfect and lots of guests complimented the food. I’m afraid I was too busy talking to eat every canapé but the crab tart and truffle one were amazing. We also found your staff to be really helpful and particular thanks to Jacqueline and Oliver for their sterling work on the bar. Knowing that you were in charge meant I could relax and enjoy the evening – which I certainly did.

Caroline Coates
So, a big thank you and let me have the invoice!

Just to say the food on Saturday was exceptional, it was beyond expectation everything about it was just perfect!! Please will you thank the chefs and the staff honestly, I haven’t had food as good as that in such a long time! Everyone was going on about the beef and the tomato salad!! Thank you for all the effort you and all your staff put into the dinner the party it was a 30th birthday to remember thanks to you all.


It was a fabulous evening, and everyone said how wonderful the food was, thank you so much!!

Claudia Santillo

Thanks Fenella! Just to say thank you for everything on Saturday! We had a few last minute hiccups from other parts of the wedding but your team ran everything incredibly smoothly, I’ll make sure to recommend you.


Thank you for making my party such a success and such a stress free day. Yours sincerely Caroline Lassen A note to say thank you so much for the wonderful meal on Saturday. Katie and Jason were fantastic and provided great service and the most delicious meal. All of us celebrating my mother’s birthday thoroughly enjoyed the evening and were very impressed with how smoothly everything ran, and with the delicious food. I know my sister has also emailed you, and I would also like to offer any of my comments as a testimonial. I would very happily recommend you to anyone. Many thanks once again,

Alex Noden

A huge thank you for the beautiful food you provided for Mum’s funeral. So many people asked who had done it and the staff were lovely too. We are so grateful.

Liz Maloney

I want to thank you so much for the lovely food you served at our re-union lunch, and for the excellent service. Everyone was very complimentary about it (and there were some very fussy folk there!) and it was a major part of the success of the day. I’m sure I shall come to you again, and I hope lots of the other ladies send some business your way too. It was fabulous!

Pam Price

We just wanted to thank you and your team for a fantastic service you provided. We have had so many positive comments about the delicious food you served. Everyone had plenty to eat and thank you too for clearing up, there was really very little to do on Sunday morning. We look forward to more parties with your help in the future.

Lindsay and Jason Dalby

Thank you very much for all your hard work and efforts to ensure the catering at our wedding was of the highest quality and so incredibly delicious. We have received so many ‘compliments to the chef’ . the food has been described as outstanding, the staff have been praised for being so friendly and helpful and several of our friends would like your lemon tart recipe. Many thanks again.

Adam and Sarah Kettle

On behalf of the Special Events Committee of the Birmingham Branch of the NSPCC, I should like to thank you and your team for such a delicious meal on Thursday. We have had numerous compliments on the excellence of the meal and the superb service of your staff who made it look effortless, although we can appreciate just what hard work was involved for all of you! Once again, many thanks for helping to make the evening such a success.

NSPCC - Birmingham Branch

Thank you for all your help with regard to our wedding planning, and for a fantastic meal on the day. We have received so many compliments on the food. How you managed to produce such a large quantity of amazingly tender lamb will remain a mystery to me!

Alison Marshall

I just wanted to say how absolutely delighted we were with all the food at the wedding. It was all beautifully present, tasted delicious and was everything we could ever have wished for.

I cannot thank you enough for your efficiency, attention to detail and precision in delivering the food for our event. It really could not have gone any better and I really do appreciate the effort you have put into making this a very special day for us all.

Jo Bloom

A great big thank you to all at Gourmet Foods for helping to make our anniversary celebration very special! Delicious food – First class service!

Mr and Mrs Foster

I just had to let you know, although I think other wedding party attendees may have done so already, that Ruth (the wedding planner) told Rachel that in 13 years she’d never worked with such an efficient catering operation as Gourmet Foods. We all had a fabulous day and can’t thank you enough for the food you produced on Saturday.

I’m sure there were hiccups behind the scenes but I was certainly not aware of them – I know the setup wasn’t quite what you wanted but I can’t thank you enough for, despite this, helping to make Will and Rachel’s day such a wonderful one. When I saw the seating plan with allergies and “dislikes” I realised I have no idea how you cope!!

Thank you so, so much – you all did a fabulous job and your staff were brilliant.


A huge thank you for everything this weekend. Everyone was raving about the food and your waiting people were wonderful. Thank you.


Awesome job, well done. Lots of people said very nice things about the catering. The whole team were at such a high standard, the food was spot on, thanks so much for your and the team’s part in making a fantastic day run so well.


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