Kind Words

Mexican Food for a wedding October 17

“We were looking for some caterers for our wedding and as soon as we met William and Sarah we knew we would use them.

They are a great duo and have a real passion and enthusiasm for authentic food. Our Wedding breakfast was Mexican food and the research and level of detail they put in ensured that we got a stunning menu delivered by a really professional outfit. Highly recommended”

Joe

 

Charity Fundraiser at Milden Barn November 17

Hi William,

Thanks for the great food and service on Friday night we had a lot of positive feedback. The fact that when I checked to see how you were doing later in the evening and found the kitchen clean and tidy and all of you gone is a testament to the good operation!. The serving staff all did a great job. So thanks to all! Hopefully you will get some enquiries from the people at the Ball

Thanks once again to you and your staff

Cheers!

Adrian

 

Weekend event at Cavendish hall October 17

We were so lucky to find you !

 

Weekend event at Ringshall grange  October 17

Everything was fantastic

June 2017 Marquee wedding in Feering

Dear William and Sarah

Sorry its taken so long to write to you but the wedding whirlwind has only just calmed down!

So THANK YOU so much for all the hard work you put in to help our day be so special. From the initial tasting you were so helpful in giving advice based on your experiences which helped us plan the day, and on the day you were fantastic! William working hard to produce sensational food         (which our guests loved) and Sarah ensuring everything ran smoothly and sorting out anything and everything she could! And finally liaising with Pippa and Simon and sorting out all the clear up leaving us undisturbed on our honeymoon!

Thanks you so much and let us know if it would help you for us to do an online review as well

Love Susy and Dom XX

 

Wedding April 17 at Alpheton Barn

Just wanted to say thankyou for making our wedding so special.  The  duck confuit and the  pizza cooked in  the wood oven were superb and all your bar staff were great at keeping people inebriated enough to dance. If either  of us get married again we will definitely  use you as caterers

July Hen Party Tudor Barn Milden

Hi William,

I just wanted to email and say Thank you so much for providing the food and table service for Saturday evening at Milden Barn. All our guests really enjoyed the food and said how delicious it was!

We really appreciate the effort that would have gone into preparing the food and it was perfect for what Laura wanted. Also my thanks are passed onto the servers who provided brilliant service throughout the evening, and good humour when accosted by some members of the hen party!!

Many thanks again,

Best wishes

Vicky, Rosanna and Laura.

 

Island event

Hi William

You managed the island’s difficulties effortlessly, the logistics with the tides and distance from the cottage to the venue were dealt with without complaint, which really did make it more relaxing for us!  The only complaint is that we all wanted third helpings of that delicious pork! (greedy friends)

I agree, 9pm was too late, lunch was pushed forward due to the aerobatics, and I should have therefore pushed supper forward for the hungry hoards.

You’re more than welcome to put up photo’s of the food and long shot’s of everyone, no problem at all.

We have found, over the last couple of days clearing up, quite a few intact glasses in the oddest places so I shall let Emma know.

Best wishes

Henny

Marquee wedding   June 16

Dear William and Sarah,

Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding so brilliant and delicious!

We have had sooooo many comments about the food – a lot of people its the first thing they say! it was scrummy and just our kind of thing.  The imam biyaldi went down particularly well, and all the salads were so beautiful as well as being delicious!

Also, Sarah, thank you so much for running everything so brilliantly well. It was so reassuring to have someone so charming and so clearly in control of everything to keep things running smoothly!

It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both, and to go through the process of designing the menu together and tasting, everything was brilliant, such a wonderful experience.

I hope you are enjoying the summer and not working too hard!

all the very best

Lucy and George

 

Small family wedding in a back garden  July  16

HI William

You enabled a wonderful time, we were really pleased, thank you. We’ll certainly be recommending you,  all the best for the future, it was truly great fun!

All the best

Jack & Pam

 

 

Marquee wedding  North Suffolk  July 16

An immense thanks to both you and sarah for the incredible food – everyone has said it was the best wedding food they ever had !!! XXXX soon as I get some photos back I will send them and you can use them on your website xxx also if you want any quotes / testimonials for your website let us know

XxxTHANK YOU XXXDani and tim

Dear Sarah, Dear William,What a fabulous meal you cooked for us!  Everyone loved the food you made and it was absolutely delicious from the canapés all the way through!  You were really wonderful in every way.  You made everything run so smoothly and so peacefully, which contributed to making the whole atmosphere so splendid and lively.  We all had the most fantastic time  thanks to Sarah, your quiet and brilliant hands on (and off) organisation as well as William’s culinary delights that we were all charmed by.  How can I thank you both for your creativity, artistry and professionalism!  Please will you thank your team to on our behalf too.  Their cheerfulness and smiley faces made all the hard work that they were doing feel light and joyful to us on the receiving end.  No one wanted for anything!I might be very biased, but honestly, in all my experience, that was the very best wedding I ever went to and so much of that was most definitely thanks to all of you.  With so much appreciation from a very happy bride, groom and Mother of her first married daughter!  Hooray!  Only one to go now!Warmest, warmest and most appreciative

regards,

Ilona

 

Family gathering Cavendish hall August 16

William,

Many thanks for the delicious food, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. The quantities were just right for us too. Thanks also for looking after our vegan so well.

Best regards,

Gavin

 

Wedding Haughly barn  August 16

Hi William and Sarah,

Sorry for the slow reply, we’ve been away on honeymoon -Had a fantastic time in Italy and Slovenia.

Thank you so much for all your work on the day and in the lead up to it.  The food was fantastic, and I’ve heard nothing but good things from the other guests.

Equally if you want us to do a proper review for your website, or facebook, or be any kind of reference, we’d be delighted to do that.

All the very best,

Keith and Nicola

 

Hen weeknd Tudor Barn at Milden  August 16

Hi William

I just wanted to say a big thank you for the amazing food and service you all supplied for us this weekend. To have our food cooked fresh and served in the location we were staying was better than going to any restaurant and I would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone.  Thank you again.

Kindest regards Lou

PS what did you marinate the pepper in?

 

Wedding Great Bardfiled  September 16 http://www.greatlodge.co.uk/

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Wedding Alpheton Barn September  16

 

 

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Tipi Wedding Great Waldringfield October 16

 

William and Sarah and All the Catering for Suffolk Team

Thank you thank you thank you

I know we were a nightmare as we did it all ourselves it meant so much to us that you   came and soldiered on and delivered the most  beautiful and mouth-watering shepherds pie  ( set the bar really high thanks for  that!) and chocolate torte and canapes  ( those sausage rolls and that curry!) Sarah you organised the tipi and I know you struggled with the space but it all worked and we had the happiest of weddings.

Buckets  of love and thanks and best  luck for the new year  Bex and Ben

 

Wedding Tudor Barn at Milden  October 16

Hi William

 

 

We would also like to say a long overdue thank you for everything you did for us. We had a wonderful day that was complimented by the beautiful food and the quiet, professional and friendly service. You and Sarah (and all your staff) worked so hard to provide exactly the atmosphere that we were looking for. We have has so many compliments on the food and there wasn’t a hungry person in the whole barn (which given some of the appetites is quite a feat)! The vegetarians/vegans were particularly thrilled to have such an interesting dish, far in excess of what they are usually provided with!

 

We are very grateful to Sarah for clearing up after the excesses of youth. This was beyond the call of duty!

 

I hope you managed to get the gear box on the mixer fixed. It actually worked out brilliantly having a break between main course and dessert.

if there is anything we can do if terms of writing reviews etc we would be more than happy to do so.

 

Kind regards

Kate and James

Family celebration Tudor Barn at Milden November 16

Hi William, Thank you so much for a lovely dinner, everyone enjoyed it. You and your team made it so easy for us and we appreciate it very much.  Thank you again Helen and Ian xxxxxx

Wedding  at the Tudor barn Milden  January 16

Hi William,

You guys were tremendous, as I said to Sarah on the night, I hadn’t thought you could have made the food any tastier than the tasting, but wow – it was incredible on the day! Everyone raved about it and the chips* were a huge hit! Thank you both and your staff for being perfect for us :)

Thanks again! We will absolutely want to use you guys again, even if it’s a small dinner party, and of course will recommend you to anyone who needs caterers!

Best wishes,
Yogi & Matt xx

* Thrice cooked handcut   cheesy chips for evening food.

Hen Weekend February 16

Hi William

Just a quick email to say thank you again for a fantastic tasty meal last night. Everyone enjoyed it and looking at all the empty plates I think you could see that for yourself . Thank your family for their attentive and friendly approach.

You made Kimberlys hen weekend perfect!

Thanks again

Jean X

Curry enthusiasts birthday party March 16

Dear William,

Can I say an enormous thank you to you and Sarah, together with your team of able colleagues  I was so pleased with the quality of the food and the warmth and efficiency of the service you provided.  My guests were hugely impressed and it made all the difference to my party – I was able to relax and enjoy, knowing that my friends were being very well looked after.  I will most definitely employ your services again in the future, should the need arise!

Helen W

Cavendish Hall family party April  16 

William,Thank you so much. Everyone was full of compliments for the food ( the pigeon was just delicious!) and the relaxed but efficient service – it made for a perfect atmosphere.

Thanks again  Judith

Family vegetarian celebration Waldringfield  July  16

Dear William and Sarah,

Thank you very much – everything was lovely – the beans were a risk so late in the season, but don’t worry.  And all so easy and efficient.  You could probably see we had a lovely time as well as (I think) everyone else…

Yours,

Betsy

Personal Chef for a Birthday weekend at the Tudor Barn in Milden, July 2015

When you plan any special occasion, in this case my wife Fiona’s 40th birthday party, you want everything to go to plan. I cannot thank William and his team from Handmade in Hundon enough for catering Fiona’s special weekend.

We had a number of guests with allergies and everything was taken care off with a minimum of fuss. The food was nothing short of spectacular. The amazing BBQ, an epic dinner party and wonderful brunch to finish off an incredible weekend. If you have a party or celebration and need a caterer, give William a ring, you won’t be disappointed.

Thank you, everything was perfect.

-Mike and Fiona

Tipi wedding for 150 in Stony Stratford, May 2015

HI William & Sarah

Sorry it’s taken so long to get in touch – I thought things would be much slower once the wedding was done but they don’t seem to have stopped!

I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you did for us. Obviously on our wedding day itself, but equally, if not more so, for the support, time and energy you gave to us when we were planning. I was busy but I was never stressed or upset, I actually really enjoyed putting it all together, it allowed me to stretch the creative side of my brain a bit. But I wouldn’t have been able to do that if you guys hadn’t had such a positive, enabling attitude. I expected to be pushing suppliers out of their comfort zones and convincing them to try things differently. Instead you pushed my creative boundaries and did all of the how-to-make-this-work thinking for me. It was so refreshing, reassuring and exciting.

And Good Grief The Food. We’re still getting compliments! So many people have said it’s the best wedding they’ve ever been to (many of whom are old enough to have been to quite a few weddings) and everyone knows the food makes the wedding!

We’re still a bit overwhelmed by the whole thing, but particularly how amazing you were to work with. Let me know if there is ever anything either of us can do for you. We really are so grateful.

speak soon!
-R xxx

 

Marquee wedding for 224 guests Withersfield, May 2015

Dear Sarah and William

I have been thinking about writing this note every day since the wedding earlier this month, but have not thought of any better words than to say a huge THANK YOU for the delicious meal and fine service that Hand Made in Hundon provided us all with at Clare and Philips’ wedding.

A wedding meal for over 200 guests is a huge undertaking for any caterers, but you made it seem easy – even if you were paddling very hard underneath!

As soon as Clare and Philip met with William they had every confidence that William had “got” what they wanted and understood the type of meal they hoped for. You did not let us down and indeed surpassed expectations!

Delicious food right through, cooked carefully and expertly from hot and cold canapés through to the “starter” and then the beautifully BBQed joints of meat with those delicious salads and finished off with the fantastic tarte tatins (which I am still licking my lips over all these days later – or is that Clare and Philips’ home made limoncello!?)

Sarah had complete control of all the “front of house” staff – Nothing seemed to be too much trouble and all sorts of little extra touches were noticed by me and others that you went the extra mile – Indeed a cousin of mine (who was in catering) was delighted to be served the fresh mint tea at the end of the evening and was impressed!

In many of the thank you letters I have received, your delicious food and capable, friendly staff have been “mentioned in despatches” for helping the whole day go so well.

From early planning and the yummy trial evening, to “the day”, to the final clearing up, I felt confident that all would be well ….. even when our numbers grew significantly ….. and it was, thanks to you both and all your hard work.

So all I can do is repeat my big THANK YOU!!

Of course, it goes without saying but I will, I would be happy to provide any reference you would like,

With best wishes

Rosie

Marquee Wedding for 224 guestswww.alisonmckennyphotography.com

 

 

Dear William and Sarah

A huge thanks you for your absolutely jaw breaking effort to give us the best food ever at our wedding.  It was more than we could ever have hoped for and we have had so many compliments from our guests there on the day.  The lamb in particular was mouth-watering .We tried to recreate it yesterday on our BBQ but it was not a patch on yours . We also want to thank you for making the process so easy for us. It was so welcome to have absolute faith that you were going to provide excellent service,  that we could relax and enjoy our day

Many thanks again

Love Claire and Phil  xxx

Wedding for 130 guests at the Tudor Barn in Milden, May 2015

Hi Sarah and William

Rob and I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your hard work on Saturday. The food was absolutely delicious, everyone commented on how much they loved it. It was really everything that we hoped for, I loved the lamb and the pavlova was to die for!

Also thank you for being so flexible and pushing the timings back, I’m sure that wasn’t easy at the last minute. Sarah you did an absolutely amazing job at managing everything and making sure it all went without a hitch so thank you so much. We really did have the best day and thank you for your part in that.

I will send through photos for you as soon as I have them.

Thanks again and best wishes

Polly & Rob

Ruth – Spanish Tapas hen night Tudor barn at Milden – February 2014

Thank you so much, it was just perfect.

Emma – Medieval banquet for a hen night Tudor barn at Milden – January 2014

Thank you so much for all your hard work on Saturday and all the prep for it.

Everyone absolutely loved it and couldn’t believe the very high standard of the food. So thank you very much for making it so special.
We will definitely be back and will of course be booking your services!

Barbara – Christmas Drinks party – December 2013

Just wanted to say how much everybody has talked about the food you served on Sunday, and how completely different it was to the usual party fare. I have told everyone that they can find you in the Clare Focus.

We received our wedding photos at the weekend so totally relived the day (shed a few happy tears). Can we do it all again?!?

Sophie x – December 2013

Thank you for playing such an integral part in it and making everything so delicious.

Dickon – Tudor barn at Milden – October 2013

I particularly wanted to write to thank you for the meal you prepared for our extended family who were celebrating an important birthday – it was a complete delight from start to finish. You were helpful and imaginative in discussing the menu beforehand, and I particularly liked your emphasis on using locally sourced vegetables and meat; hearing that the delicious roasted beetroot had been in the soil only hours before we ate them just made them better still! The canapés were exquisite; spicy, different, and building anticipation for the main course … which did not disappoint! The beef was exactly as it should be, the vegetables seasonal, colourful and dancing with flavour. The little wild blackberry fools were masterful, preparing us for the blockbuster birthday cake!

I was particularly asked to mention how beautifully the meal was served, and would be grateful if you could pass on our thanks to your waitress who I am embarrassed not to be able to thank by name! She had exactly the right balance of unfussy relaxed informality with great professionalism – and I am sure the family kept her very busy!

Laura and Lewis – Preston Priory Barn – July 2013

Please don’t worry about returning the £33. We were so pleased with the everything you did for us; put it towards a family treat!

Mr and Mrs S.D.

A massive thank you for catering for our wedding. The food was exceptional and we had many positive comments from our guests, particularly your lovely game pie.
We also want to thank you for your patience and help in planning the wedding. I am sure you did more than you are supposed to and we are massively grateful. I know we weren’t the most organised of couples and I hope this did not cause you too much trouble.

Naomi and Duncan – June 2013

Thank you both for doing such an amazing job at our wedding. All of the food was delicious; there were so many compliments from the guests. We also wanted to thank you for running the show in such a calm and friendly way and looking after me and Damian so nicely. It was a wonderful day and you and your team played a huge roll in that. Great job of showing our American friends & family how great English food can be.

Paul and Kate – March 2013

Kate and I would like to thank you both very much for your massive contribution to an excellent day. I did mention you in my speech!! I hope we both communicated this to you on the night and everybody we spoke to, during and after, have raved about the food and the service! We have a mountain of wine left, which goes to show I am not very good at this estimating lark, but it was worth it, all of it.
Many thanks once again and hopefully we’ll cross paths again very soon.

Sam and James – December 2012

Thank you so much for all your hard work on our wedding day! So many of our friends commented on the amazing lamb! The food was fantastic and the service brilliant. You really did help make our day just as we wanted it, so thank you.

Thai curries for a Fireworks party for 120 Somerset – November 2012

Great weekend! – thanks so much for all your hard work. A tough act to follow next year food-wise..!!

Susannah and Paul – Smeetham Hall Barn – October 2012

We just wanted to thanks you both for all your hard work and dedication on our wedding day and the months leading up to it. You enables us to have the wedding reception of our dreams and we loved being able have such an n involvement in the decision making process. We have lost count of the number of comments we had on the quality of the food you served and how refreshing the BBQ and food choices were!
Thanks for saving us from Set menu A!

James – September 2011

Thank you both for giving your time energy talent and spirit to help  create a perfect wedding for us! Every dish felt like an old friend the whole event ran with polish and a lovely smile

 

Kate September 2011

It was just a dream – we couldn’t have had anything less than extraordinary food which you supplied with such grace, thank you both so much we wish we could do it again.

 

Lynda and Mike – February 2011

Thank you so much for the superb job you made of our Tudor celebration the food was gorgeous and the service was slick and friendly. Every one commented on how good it was

 

Thanks  again  Mike and Jenny October 2010

Just wanted to say how grateful we are for all the passion and professionalism you showed in making our wedding food so sensational we have had nothing but compliments

 

Simon and Kristal – May 2010

Thank you for all of your incredible hard work and inspirational food that helped to make our wedding day the perfect day we had hoped for.

You seamlessly incorporated our unusual needs into your well orchestrated service and everybody thought the entire meal was amazing.

Anna and Matt   July 2009

Many thankyous for what you did for our wedding back in May…. The memory of the food will be one of my/our favourite thoughts. We really can not thank you enough for such a fantastic celebration of  food that you lovingly put together!

From the planning stages, through to the beautiful ingredients to how everything was cooked from scratch… to the way it was presented. … Sarah thank you for being such a calming presence on the day. Nothing was ever a problem at all there was always a solution

Katie and Andrew – July 2009

Just to say a great big thank you for your wonderful food and hard work as our wedding Belchamp hall. We could not have asked for better food and staff our guests have all raved about the food and many have talked about the canapés and swordfish in particular! The Barbeque was a big hit! many people commented, and we noticed how lovely and friendly the staff were

Martin and Florentine – September 2009

Our huge thanks again for helping make our wedding day as wonderful as it was! The choice of a BBQ was universally applauded and the food went down an absolute storm! The Bitterballen are still being talked about ( for all the right reasons) We shall certainly be recommending you as opportunities arise!

Nicky and Neil – July 2009

A huge thank you for the delicious food and keeping so calm under pressure! We have had many compliments on everything that you prepared. We knew you where exactly right when you went out and picked the different mints on our first visit and you really made a huge contribution to a perfect day

Helen and Fil – May 2009

Thank you so much for the efficient friendly delicious catering for our wedding at the Milden Barn. It went incredibly smoothly due to you many guests commented on how great you were….it was the best wedding meal they had ever had