It was an absolute pleasure working with you! You totally understood our idea of filling picnic hampers for Georgie's wedding. The menu ideas you suggested were exciting with a wonderful range of foods to cover the courses.
Thank you for providing an alternative menu for those with food allergies. You were always efficient and punctual. On the day, the food was DELICIOUS. We had so many compliments for the food, which we pass on to you! I would highly recommend your catering services!
With thanks and best wishes
Jo and Geoff, Josh and Georgie xx
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TOWN HALL MALMESBURY
Echo Food did a marvellous job providing the catering for 150 people at our recent Mayor of Malmesbury's Charity Ball.
From the moment I first contacted Leanne to ask for a quote and some suggestions for the menu I was impressed with the quiet professionalism with which our various 'demands' were dealt with.
Nothing was ever too much trouble and we could have changed items on the menu for others should we have wished. But we never felt the need! The suggested menu was perfect, delicious, and catered for all tastes, even the vegetarians who so often are ignored or treated as 'add-ons'! Leanne was happy to discuss and find solutions for feeding 150 people efficiently and quickly and we settled on serving the tables 'family style' and this worked well.
On the night of the Ball Leanne and her team arrived early to prepare and went about their business efficiently and with great skill.
We were served tasty, indeed very delicious, hot,
interesting courses by courteous staff.
The food was a delight to the senses - taste, smell and sight! Fabulous!
Most importantly all the other people at the Ball were very complimentary about the food, which is no mean feat when feeding such large numbers.
Well done, Leanne! We have absolutely no hesitation in
recommending your catering services to others.
I can not praise Leanne and Jo highly enough. Leanne is an incredibly talented cook and has great ideas for menus.
She was also absolutely brilliant at accommodating the various allergies and intolerances at our birthday dinner party!
Jo is wonderful – she is unobtrusive and polite and just lovely.
The food was utterly delicious and we totally recommend starting off the proceedings with some of Leanne’s amazing canapés!
The whole menu was delicious and it was so good to have great restaurant quality food in our own home. What was even better is that Leanne and Jo washed and dried everything up and left our kitchen looking totally spotless!
If you want a special treat, then I would recommend wholeheartedly that you talk to Leanne and book her up.
We would not hesitate to use her again and our friends who came to the birthday dinner party think that this is the way forward for a fab and totally stress free evening where the hosts enjoy the whole event just as much as the guests and no washing up and tidying at the end of the night!
Debs & Andrew.
Below are some of the many letters,
emails and comments we have received.
I would like to thank you for organising & cooking our staff party.
We had explained to you that we wanted something memorable, indulgent & obviously mouth watering. You were able to exeed all our expectations.
The food was absolutely stunning!
The salmon stilton on the new potatoes was superb & so
different from the normal nibbles you get.
The lamb smelt & tasted wonderful, if only I could have eaten more.
The whole meal was beautifully presented and tasted to perfection but what made the whole meal memorable, was the way you handled the whole evening. You were professional at all times but this did not stop you from being human & having some fun with our group of employees - roll on next Christmas!
Thank you again, I will not hesitate to recommend you to any friends or business associates - Swindon really needs a good chef & you certainly provided that, but with all the benefit of being in our own home!
Thankyou so much for coming to our home and cooking for all the family last week. Despite the fact that we had made such varied choices from your wonderful menus all the food for all three courses was prepared and cooked perfectly. It was a real treat for me to be able to sit down with everyone and just enjoy the evening without once venturing into the kitchen. All the family complimented us on the presentation and quality of the food you so lovingly prepared. It was a delight also to look in the kitchen the following morning and see it looking so spotless. You have proved beyond a doubt that you can cater for all sizes of party - from the 30 of us at Christmas to 8 last weekend and we shall certainly be looking to use your services again in the future.
With best wishes
Mamie and Nigel Beasant
FAMILY DINNER PARTY
You added the perfect finishing touch to what was such a special weekend for my family. I can't thank you enough.
If any prospective clients ever want you to provide a reference for Echo please give them my name and number. I shall be very pleased to recommend you.
Thank you so much for an amazing evening. We had a great time.
The hen was made up that we had a chef for the evening and everyone commented on how lovely the food was. In fact one friend said it was the sort of meal she would expect in an expensive London restaurant and particularly commented on the cut of the beef. Your menu choices are fantastic.
As a vegetarian, it was such a nice surprise to see an imaginative vegetarian menu rather than the usual tomato pasta! And of course the added bonus
was that you left the kitchen spotless!
Thanks again for all your help in the lead up to the day
and for all your hard work on the evening.
Thank you for the fabulous canapes and buffet you provided for our wedding on the at Malmesbury town hall!
The food was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone, we had lots of people passing on complimentry comments, especially on the quality of
ingredients and the presentation.
The professionalism during your visits to our home, the venue and on the actual day were much appreciated.
You also tolerated our changing requirements and coped
with 150 wedding guests!
p.s. The "cheese cake" stack was a great idea !
VILLAGE HALL WEDDING
Email message from the Groom:
We would be delighted if you were to put Pat's comments on your web site.
We had a truly memorable Wedding Party and the superb Echo
catering was a huge part of this.
We were so impressed with your professionalism and the high quality of the food. There was plenty for all and it was absolutely delightful.
We have had so many lovely compliments about the catering since the Wedding!
Well done and thank you so much.
Email message from the Bride:
Big big thankyou for Saturday - food was amazing & service perfect. We have had some wonderful feedback re your food.
Everyone had a wonderful time & you may like to be aware we raised over £1,000 on the night for Help for Heroes & East Africa Appeal
with our raffle which replaced a gift list.
Andy & I would love to 'comment' on your website - if you would like.
Please pass on our thanks to your colleague too.
Hope to see you again sometime
Thank you sooo much for everything you did for my surprise party. It was fantastic and the food was amazing too!
Still bowled over by the whole thing, most of all, the effort you,
Karen & Fuzz put in to pulling it off.
l'll never forget it!
You're a wonderful girl!
Thanks, thanks & more thanks...
SURPRISE DINNER PARTY
I just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks for the amazing meal you made for my wife’s surprise 40th birthday dinner party.
Not only was the menu totally fabulous, it was cooked and presented to perfection. How you can do this in an unfamiliar kitchen is quite gobsmacking.
Sarah’s waitressing was attentive but not intrusive and in such an intimate surrounding as your own home, this too was perfect.
I have since spoken to our guests who attended on the night and they are all of the same opinion – what excuse can we come up with to do it again!!
They loved every course and were especially blown away by the fish, the steak (our beef farmer friend said it was cooked to PERFECTION)
and the poached pear sauce.
I am not joking when they said that it was the best dinner party they had ever attended – most didn’t leave until 1am as they were having such a good time.
On the Monday evening I cooked for my wife and used the leftover greens you gave me and also tried to do the roast potatoes in the way you suggested.
They were not quite as crispy as yours but the roast garlic and rosemary from our garden worked well. A few more trials on that one I think.
Anyway, it made my wife think of the Saturday again and she sat there the whole time beaming. In fact, I don’t think she has stopped smiling yet.
We are very much hoping to come to one of your ‘pop up’ restaurant nights this year so hope to see you then.
Once again, many thanks for making the night SO special.
It was not only a pleasure to eat your food, but also to meet you and Sarah.
See you soon, John.
I have been meaning to drop you a quick line for ages to thank you for the absolutely delicious food you prepared for our party on the 15th of September.
The substantial finger buffet worked really well for us and everybody was 'raving' about the food and went back for more
two or three times throughout the evening!
There was plenty of unusual and mouth watering food and to my delight, there was very little left over at the end of the evening and the guys in the office really appreciated the few left over chocolate brownies I took into work on the Monday!
By the way, the drink holders which clipped on to the plates were ingenious and worked really well- as most people were drinking wine, they were just perfect! Quite a few people asked me where I got them from and I said
" It's not what you know but who you know!"
Once again, many thanks for the outstanding food which
helped to make our special party a big success.
With very best regards,
CHRISTMAS DINNER DELIVERED
Leanne – sorry it has taken a while to respond – I work for myself and decided to shut down everything for a few weeks ( so nice !)
Christmas was wonderful – you are a LEGEND ! ;)
The food was truly delicious – and the way it was delivered meant that the cooking process was just simple – no prep and hardly any washing up .. it meant a really stress free Christmas for us and we really appreciated that .
The canapés were incredible – so much flavour – the soup I can honestly say was the best I have ever tasted – did you roast the Pumpkin before ?
Even the 5 year old enjoyed it !
Clearly the choice of bird was great and once cooked it was incredibly moist and even the leftovers were tasty which we sometimes don’t find .
The roast veggies seemed to have absorbed some
of the dressing overnight and were gorgeous ...
The chocolate torte – OMG – the girls were in heaven .
And the extra mile you went to get the cheese was really appreciated – you must tell the cheese guy that the Goats cheese was fantastic –
we will be searching that out again .
So without spouting on too much – I would like to say a MASSIVE thank you – for your help from the first E mail and phone calls – to your flexibility in sending the stuff by courier – you quite literally made my Christmas ;)
Like I said it’s our turn to host the big one next year – for 20 + people – so I will be in touch for the Christmas Eve through Christmas day
arrangements if that’s ok with you ....
Once again , from all of us – many many thanks
Rob , Charlotte , Freya and Emilia
POP UP RESTAURANT
A rather beleted 'thank you' for a really lovely evening on Friday night. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home (and garden) with us -
it was such a different, and enjoyable evening. And the food?
Angus works away during the week and is exposed to restaurant food of all standards. He was slightly non-plussed at the idea of eating out 'again', but was we were both blown away by the standard.
Better than anything we've had in a long time.
You really are a talented chef!
It was lovely to meet you both, and hope we can
take advantage of your hospitality another time.
I just wanted to drop you a short note to say a very big thank you for all you did to prepare for my Mothers funeral 'party'.
From the time I returned to England I had worried about this event because my Mum had always been a great party planner and I did not want to let her down at this 'last' event.
With your expertise, quiet confidence and willingness to go with our wishes and then superb cooking, presentation and invisible service we had just the kind of 'party' that would have pleased and honored my Mother.
I thank you for that because without your help and support,
it would not have been perfect.
I believe that your business will go from strength to strength because you are extremely good at what you do and we had the good fortune to find you and exploit that talent, to our benefit. For this we are very grateful.
I hope that your future is rosey and that you
continue to enjoy doing what you do so well.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
(and Patrick Horner)
CHRISTMAS & WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
We are so glad that we discovered you and Echo Food through the internet.
We wanted a family meal to combine our 40th wedding anniversary with a Christmas celebration and you did us proud!
Obviously, we chose a Christmas dinner for the main menu but you handled a couple of vegetarian alternatives and some allergy issues without any hiccups and the meal was absolutely delicious.
The atmosphere of studied calm in our kitchen just before you served up was very different to the chaos had we been trying to do it all ourselves, and meant that we could enjoy the celebration rather than worry about organising the meal!
So thank you again.
We are looking for an excuse to book you for another celebration and we hope it won’t be too long before we find one!
With best wishes,
Cedric & Penny Pierce.
GLUTEN & DAIRY FREE WEDDING RECEPTION GUESTS
I was one of the “special people” on Saturday and although I thanked you at the time I just had to write and say again, thanks for a truly wonderful meal.
Normally, apart from glares, we get melon as starters and sorbet as dessert - so what you served (with a smile) was beyond brilliant!
If ever you need a testimonial then do not hesitate to ask.
Lester and Wendy Firkins
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Thank you so much for making our day so special and making it look effortless, which Im sure it wasn't.
You coped wonderfully with the thunderstorm, the only set back!
I have had fantastic feed back from my friends and family, so will be highly recommending you!
Thanks once again, to you and your team, for making it such a wonderful day!!!!!!
ABBEY HOUSE MALMESBURY WEDDING
Echo catered for our wedding in Wiltshire this summer. Leanne was absolutely fantastic throughout the whole process. She is friendly, well organised and professional. We had an initial meeting to talk through our ideas for the day. She was open to all suggestions and had sample menus ranging from buffets to sit down meals, allowing us the flexibility to fit within our budget. Leanne's experience meant she was able advise with even the smallest details - even down to the perfect size slice of French bread!
In the lead up to the wedding, Leanne's organisation and recommendations were brilliant, not only surrounding the meal itself but also with more practical aspects including timeframes, crockery hire and drinks. She was dealt with any queries and alterations we made swiftly and efficiently. It was so reassuring, meaning we could enjoy our day with complete confidence in the team. The staff on the day were wonderful - attentive, discreet and clearly well experienced. The food was delicious, well presented and plentiful. We certainly recommend the paella!
Echo catering is second to none, we only wish we could have a second wedding to work with them again! Thank you so much xxx
PRIVATE DINING AT SOUTHGATE COTTAGE
Thank you for last night's private dining party for Sylvia's birthday, I'd heard and read good reviews about your food and I've followed your page on Facebook for a while, so I was thrilled to finally experience your cooking for myself. I was blown away by the quality and flavours. I worked at Whatley Manor for 3 years and I know what goes into producing such high quality food - but they have a large brigade in the kitchen!! I'm also lucky to have eaten in some Michelin star restaurants (Le Gavroche, The Square, Arbutus, Oxo Tower, Galvin at Windows) and your food was of the same high quality and standard, with amazing flavours.
Jon added entertainment to the evening and was a great host too, I had such a wonderful time, thanks to the company,
the quality of your food and those big flavours!
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you for any catering event, I also see on your website you cater for large events too.
Thanks again for a wonderful evening, I'll be back!
Kind regards, Catherine Parry
What a glorious day we had!! Much of which was due to you and your wonderful team and fantastic food. I can't even begin to thank you.
Many many thanks Linda
WEDDING AT ABBEY HOUSE GARDENS
60TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
Just a very quick note to say thank you for all the hard work you and your team put in this evening. Everyone was totally bowled over by the food – I think they were expecting sausage rolls and a few curled up sandwiches.
Total quality – couldn’t have asked for more – lovely service –
the girls are a credit to you.
Roger and Mary