SOME CUSTOMER’S STORIES
‘Our guests are still talking about the food’
Catherine has been a pleasure to work with towards my Wedding. From our first meeting to the Sunday lunch after the Wedding, Catherine was professional, in control and confident of what she was delivering. And so she should be. What Catherine produced was fantastic. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Her menu, her delivery and the overall look of each dish was wonderful to taste and beautiful to look at.
At our original meeting we choose from an array of canapés which was a very difficult process considering we liked most of them! There was a starter we loved, but we thought would work brilliantly as a canapé instead. Catherine responded eagerly to our request.
She was flexible with all our demands and understood what we wanted. When it came to the dessert we tasted quite a few but could not agree on a particular one. Catherine suggested her Caramel Salted Home-made Ice Cream in a Brandy Snap Basket. There was none to taste but at this stage we trusted her implicitly and knew it was the right choice. I can honestly tell you that it was the pièce de résistance of the whole evening! Our guests are still talking about the food and most of the thank you letters we have received mention either the ice cream or the lamb or both!
Catherine executed the menu to perfection. Her whole team working behind the scenes were a pleasure, professional and extremely efficient. I would highly recommend Catherine for any event. She has been a true professional throughout. We had 240 people seated in the marquee and she made it look and seem effortless.
Serena Reschke, Co Wicklow
‘A real passion & pride’
A Foodie’s Foodie! It is four months on and friends and family still rave about the food at our Wedding.
Being someone who is incredibly into my food, I was tasked to choose the caterer for our Wedding. Being passionate about food is probably an understatement, getting the right caterer for our Wedding – an obsession.
Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of perfectly adequate Wedding caterers who will create a meal for you that will be politely eaten and then forgotten. That option was definitely not for us! We wanted a meal that would only add to our day, reflecting our high standards while cementing our stature as Foodies. Every course had to be a taste sensation – we were looking for something akin to what our friends and family would eat in the best of restaurants… that was the challenge.
The search for caterers was interesting and not what I expected: we had a short list to work with based on our venue’s high operating standards, but when we met Catherine and her competition, one noticeable difference made the decision for us… the competition was all about the process, the nuts and bolts of the job, while Catherine was electric with our challenge, her passion plain to see! She was all about the food and its quality. She has a real passion & pride in her job, which we happily took complete advantage of. There was only one caterer for us, our caterer could only have been Catherine.
We know we definitely made the right choice!
Scrumptious, delicious, imaginative, flavoursome, succulent, delectable, lip-smacking, phenomenal, finger-licking good, temperature perfect… I could go on. Every course was cooked & delivered with perfection. Sue’s team were a well-oiled delivery mechanism which only complemented Catherine’s hard work. This was Michelin-starred dining for every guest… not just the top table was spoiled that day!
We unreservedly recommend Catherine as a caterer, as well as Sue’s running of the dining room. I am trying to think of a reason to hire both again!
Also not mentioned above, my now wife is inflicted with the dreaded affliction – vegetarianism, which to my utter shock & surprise only caused one problem and that was in choosing just one main course from the many options that Catherine confidently offered.
GP Carlo and the missus :-) aka Marian
‘A joy to work with’
Catherine Pringle and her team handled all the catering, etc, for our daughter’s wedding on the wettest day of the year and I will now try to express how thrilled we were with her efforts – she could not have done more!
From my first contact with Catherine, I suddenly went from being totally frazzled and unable to find any direction for Juliet’s wedding to a feeling of total confidence that I had finally found exactly the right person with whom I empathised and for whom nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Suddenly this project was going to be FUN!!
We had 250 guests in a marquee in the garden. We planned to have the initial reception outside but the Gods deigned otherwise so Catherine and her team had to quickly bring everything inside and serve the canapés in the house which was as far as possible from the catering tent – effortless! Dinner was then served. It was absolutely delicious – a starter of the most wonderful prawns served warm with a sensational salsa and baby leaves followed by exquisite rare roast beef with onion jam and Béarnaise Sauce and a delicious pudding. We have received countless letters which commented on the fabulous food and the charming staff.
Catherine took over the project, she liaised with Caterhire, with the bar staff, with the marquee company and even with the musicians! She was totally open to our suggestions and was very helpful with tastings, etc. We felt completely involved at all stages. All of our meetings did turn out to be the best of fun and the whole day was a huge success.
Catherine has also catered some smaller parties for us, all of which were excellent and many of our guests have requested an introduction! I cannot recommend Catherine and her team highly enough. She is organised, competent and a joy to work with.
Paula Ledbetter, Blackrock, Co Dublin