If you are an impatient person here is our abridged version: Book them!
Here is the longer version- If you want your catering to go without a worry or a hitch, if you want your guests to keep talking about the food for weeks after your special day, if you want outstanding value for money and more food than you can eat and if you want the friendliest most helpful bunch of caterers you will find then booking Kevin & his team is a no brainer. They go out of their way to be helpful and nothing is too much trouble. Don't be fooled by the laid back approach, the end result is amazing and delivered by a great bunch of hard working yet happy people.
Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day the perfect day that it was - even my dad was impressed and that takes some doing! I cant recommend you highly enough and have already given your details to a friend looking for something similar.
Hopefully we will have the pleasure of tasting your food again before long, Thanks so much!
Penny & Ben Williams
Rhi and I would like to pass on a huge thank you to you and your team for providing such delicious finger licking good food! Every one of our guests have commented on how much they enjoyed it and it fitted our occasion perfectly.
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your hard work for the catering for our wedding. We had lots of great comments from the guests on the food, the smoker and on your lovely self too! We really appreciate all the efforts you went to and how nothing was any trouble, including all the extras you did for us, such as food for the photographers, extra plates and of course the ribs too! We're so glad and feel very lucky to have found you in the nick of time for our wedding!Thanks so much again for everything and we won't hesitate to recommend you to our friends and family. All the very best, Phoebe and James
From start to finish our dealings with Kevin have been great. Such a nice accommodating guy to deal with. More than happy to make suggestions or take on board our suggestions. Ironbridge Catering dished up excellent food for our Xmas party of over 120 staff. Two giant Pan dishes, plus a smaller dish for our more fussy eaters.
From arrival on site, to dishing up the food was seamless. We would happily recommend Ironbridge Catering to anyone. Thanks you for a great service. Corporate Customer
We both can't thank you enough for your incredible hard work and unbelieveably tasty food. We had complete faith in you once we had booked you to cater our wedding, we didn't feel stressed about the food (unlike most other aspects!) and true to your word you turned up on the day and worked some kind of magic! The way you work is Your setup is so slick and professional, the day worked like a dream and we couldn't be happier with how everything worked out. So many of our guests are still telling us how much they enjoyed not just your food but chatting to you throughout the night, which made all the difference to the whole atmosphere. I will absolutely be recommending you to anyone else I know who needs top class grub with a difference!
Once again a huge huge thank you, we still can't believe how wonderful our wedding day turned out to be. I'm sure we will see you soon at a public event as we will need to get some more of your food before too long! Kate & Alex
Just wanted to say thanks for all you did at our wedding. From helping design menu choices for specific dietary requirements, to helping tidy up at the end. The food was excellent. Thanks again for introducing my wife to smoked halloumi. Your relaxed informal attitude was especially appreciated. It made it seem like there was some sanity leading up to the wedding. Everyone seemed to enjoy the food and I got several compliments on your behalf as well as one or two enquire regarding future bookings.
Thanks once again, Ozzy and Nikki
We booked the Ironbridge catering company after a friend recommended them to us and it was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Kevin and team totally took the stress out of the catering for us and solved any problems before they arose. All our guests remarked on how good the food was and there was a huge queue for 2nds which I think speaks for itself! The option of having the BBQ and the paella separate was perfect too, meaning all our guests were well fed all throughout the day. Kevin himself was so good and really looked after the bride and groom (we ate!!) and got the kids involved, it all really contributed to the atmosphere of the wedding. I really cannot thank everyone enough.
Mr and Mrs Mooney
From first getting in touch with Kevin he was exceptionally helpful and always available to answer any questions or queries. From the second we first tried his ribs we knew we wanted them at our wedding, and we weren't disappointed. So many people at our wedding commented on the quality of the food, and how different it is compared to the standard “mass produced” hotel food you get at so many weddings. This is not just a standard BBQ, but a real display of showmanship with the giant meat smoker, and the giant paella dish in the evening. Food service was slick, and Kevin went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure our special day went exactly to plan. We would highly recommend Kevin to anyone who is looking for something different at their wedding or event. Thank you again for everything!
As promised, but a little late I know, a few words in praise of your work on the 5th July at GT Barrington.
The thought of a BBQ at our sons wedding was at first a little daunting, but from the first contacts to the end of a very enjoyable and stress free day, we were so pleased with the the exceptional quality of the food, the quiet efficient organizing of equipment, and smooth service. This is a man who seems to be ahead of the game, "No" does not appear to be word in his vocabulary, nothing was too much trouble. If you want something special for your occasion, this is a very safe bet you won`t regret. Highly recommended. Paul Morgan
By having our ceremony and reception in the middle of a camping field at the foot of Snowdon, we were not having what we would consider to be your standard, traditional wedding. We therefore definitely didn’t want our wedding meal to be the normal wedding fare either and Kevin and his amazing team did not fail to deliver.
After spending many an hour scouring the internet for something that would satisfy the hunger of 100+ guests with “healthy” appetites yet not cost a small fortune (and not just another hog roast), my wife stumbled across ironbridge. The concept was enough for us to drive 3 hours just to meet Kevin and taste his food at a small village fate they were attending. We were not disappointed. To start with, Kevin and his wife were the friendliest most hospitable people we could have hoped for. Nothing was too much bother for them and they did everything they could to make us feel relaxed and comfortable that at least their part of our special day would run smoothly. The food was another story. Burgers, Ribs, Joints, Crowns, Hot Dogs, Pulled briskets lots and lots of beautifully cooked meat. The worst point was deciding on what to have at the wedding. The team that served the food at our wedding (I believe all family members?) were also wonderful, helping my Best man to make some finishing touches to the dining area and also tidying up the aftermath, something completely not expected!All in all I could not recommend Kevin and the Ironbridge catering company enough. They were a hit all-around, even camping over to serve breakfast AND brunch the day after. I believe our guests have even befriended them on Facebook, just showing how genuine and lovely people they are. Alistair & Kim
We were delighted to use the Ironbridge Catering Company for our wedding in August 2014. The daunting prospect of organising the catering was one that initially filled us with dread but after having met Kevin and sampled some of his delicious BBQ food, we knew we would be fine. Kevin helped us to choose a menu that would suit the laid-back theme of the day but that would also satisfy and wow our guests - he certainly delivered. The food was superb, the service efficient and the Tequila potatoes were a real hit! I would absolutely recommend The Ironbridge Catering Company for any event but the professionalism and humour Kevin brought to the table made for a truly memorable day!
Lou and Matt
"When we started planning our rustic country wedding, we really wanted to find some tasty outdoor food with a difference to add to our's and our guest's experience on the day. After much searching, we were delighted to find Kevin and the Ironbridge Catering Company which we felt had offered just the right style of relaxed outdoor eating we were looking for.After initial conversations with Kevin we only grew more excited about the prospect of a friendly local supplier who could give us plenty of tasty grub for our big day! We were very pleased to discover that all of the meat for the meal came from a farm which was a mere 5 miles from our venue. Supporting good quality local suppliers is always important for us, and we couldn't have got more local than this! The variety and quality of food which was produced for us on the day was tremendous. We were offered a professional but relaxed service with plenty of friendly conversation during service with our guests adding to the atmosphere and our friend and family all seemed very satisfied with their food, many going back for second helpings!We can't thank Kevin and his team enough for his fantastic customer service - he couldn't have done more to help us leading up to the day, and that's before the spectacular food he produced much to our and our guest's enjoyment.
All that remains to say is thank you so much to all at the Ironbridge Catering company for their fabulous service and I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking tasty food, fit for any occasion accompanied by warm and friendly service to match." Mark Foster
"Kevin catered for our wedding on Friday 29th August. From the moment I first contacted Kevin he was an absolute pleasure to work with, straightforward and honest. He always responded to email correspondence promptly and was very flexible and adaptable/helpful nearer the date as we were firming up numbers. He was also happy to travel all the way to Oxford for us. Now, for the important bit... on the day Kevin was AMAZING. The food was incredible, we went with Kevin initially because we literally didn't see anyone in the market offering what he offered. Pulled pork, ribs, jamabalaya so much classier and tastier than an ordinary bbq! Our guests were tucking in and we got so many compliments on the food! I can confirm that the food was delicious too,I just wished I got to eat more of it!! The serving venue that Kevin works from looks great and fit in well with our very classic venue. Guests loved the overall experience and talking to Kevin and we got so many compliments that our wedding was like a May Ball - (Oxbridge college ball) and Kevin massively contributed to that. I forgot to mention- finally from a value of money perspective- INCREDIBLE. I couldn't recommend Kevin more -10/10. Thanks Kevin! you were amazing! Love Kira and Karl
Kevin helped my wife and I arrange the catering for our wedding in July 2014. I have worked as a pub manager for 10 years and I have dealt with many people in the catering industry. I can honestly say, I have never met anyone as helpful and friendly as Kevin. On top of that he is a true expert at what he does and worked tirelessly to make our day work for us.
For the Brides - Lyns and I wanted a sit down, 3 course wedding breakfast which was something Kevin hadn’t done (a lot of) before. We also wanted it for 120 people! Kevin was fantastic, he didn’t hesitate to organise serving boards, waiting staff and a plan to execute it all. It was such a joy to work with someone who wanted to work with us, to get our result, rather than “this is what I do and you fit me in”. Kevin’s attitude was summed up 3 days before the wedding when he called me and said, “if there is anything you have forgotten once you get to the venue, just give me a call and I’ll get it for you”. Kevin took the stress out of the entire catering for our day… Breakfast for the wedding party, wedding breakfast and supper.
For the Grooms – I have never tasted meat like what Kevin can pull of that smoker: Smoked lamb is divine and I would whole hearted recommend it. It is such a unique way to do the food and a huge step away from the say old boring wedding breakfasts you see at the majority of weddings. Our guests loved it and we have passed on Kevin’s details to a number of our guests. The pork and the paella in the evening were equally well received; tender, flavourful and lots of it!
Kevin, thank you so much for being a huge part of our special day. We look forward to seeing you again at any do we have an excuse to invite you and your smoker: Baby is due in February; expect a call. DAN
“Tom and I would thoroughly recommend Kevin as great wedding caterer!
Before the day Kevin patiently helped us to pick a menu that all of our guests enjoyed - which must have been really trying as we were so indecisive! On the day Kevin was punctual and very professional but he also maintained a relaxed and easy manner that fitted in really well with the day. I’ve had numerous compliments from guests asking where we found Kevin and saying how much they enjoyed having a chat (and sharing some tequila)! Most importantly the food was brilliant - really tasty and tender. Tom and I would definitely use Kevin if we were planning a party again.”
Many thanks for the brilliant catering for our event yesterday. I’ve had lots of excellent feedback, both during the event and this morning when everyone is back at work. People are still talking about what they ate and what they didn’t have room for! Everything was superb, from the setting up to the service and the food was absolutely the best. Could you pencil us in for the same event next year? Thank you Linda June 2015
5 months before our wedding after being messed about by other caterers and supplies. Then you came along! We made one trip up to you and we were sold! You just made wedding planning life seem so simple. You pretty much thought about everything and as soon as we told you what we were looking for you were always able to accommodate us. We cannot thank you enough for all your help, support and advice in making our day the very best it could be. What we particularly loved about you was the automatic feeling that we were able to trust you fully with our day and that you would come through over and beyond what we had asked. The food was such a great hit on the day and we received so many compliments, on our day we had two cultures coming together so pleasing them was a task that you Kevin took on and succeeded
I apologise for the lateness of this email. It has taken me a week to get over the party last Sunday. We were so lucky to have all our children and grandchildren present, and they stayed on and did not go until today.So, I just wanted to say a great big thank you for providing us with such excellent fare.
I have had numerous letters that have stressed how wonderful the food was. I have to admit to having my doubts that you would really be able to serve all our 200 guests without having long queues - but you made it seem easy. No mess to clear up, fantastic.I would recommend Ironbridge catering to anyone.
Thank you again, and we look forward to catching up with you somewhere in the future.
Best wishes, Clare and Arthur
Just wanted to write a quick email to thank you and in particular your two staff who catered for us on Saturday. They provided wonderful food and on top of that they were incredibly friendly and cheerful. Which just added to our day. I have left a review on Facebook and we will definitely be recommending you guys to everyone in the future. Thank you again.Kind regards,George
Many thanks for your excellent food and support at my daughters wedding in Derbyshire last Saturday.The smokey flavour of all the meats was commented on by many and some I know came and spoke to you personally. Richard