We take our responsibilities very serious, and it shows. Below are just some of the feedback testimonials we've received.
"Our wedding day did not follow the usual pattern, and Kevin took the time to ensure the food reflected our personalities. He recognised our indecisive hipness and was able to conjure an inspired selection of food for our day. At no stage did we worry about the catering in the run-up to wedding as he filled us with complete confidence that he could deliver all of our requirements.On the day, Kevin and Suzie became food magicians wielding their culinary contraptions with expert skill. Not only were they passionate about the food they served, delivering our guests with top quality delicious food and witty banter at the same time, but they were also tremendously supportive in many other practical aspects of the day. Feeding our friends was incredibly important to us, and no words can completely express our thanks for the great job they did. They were also lovely people to spend the day with. We were chuffed to bits and stuffed to split! 🙂 On a personal note, we want to mention how touched we were that you came to find us with two great plates of grub because you'd spotted we'd been too busy briding and grooming to see to our own stomachs! Big thanks to you both for helping us achieve our ambition of a wedding for friends by friends. We will never forget our big day.Martin and Sam" (Sept 2011)Dear Kevin, I wanted to say a more personal thank you than I could in an email. I have to confess that I didn't quite believe you when you kept saying "I can do that" without it costing us an arm and a leg! Your personal charm and helpfulness , combined with the lovely food made the party go so smoothly. All those little extra things like the kids tea, preparing the Pimms & whipping the dessert cream.. made a huge difference to the day. thank you.. we will certainly sing your praises to anyone coming over your way. Helen & Nick ( March 2012)
We wanted to meet Kevin before our wedding day to sort of ‘check him out’ before the event. Well, I'm really glad we did as he offered us some fantastic tasters; the home made sauce is to die for! During planning Kevin was responsive and flexible; on the day he was a star, a brilliant host. His staff were excellent, the food was incredible, everyone loved it adults and children alike. I would highly recommend Kevin and The Ironbridge Catering Company to everyone. Susannah & John (June 2010)if you’re like me, the chances are that you are starting to get square eyes searching for someone to cater your event. The good news is that the search is over! I recently got married (in February 2011) and Kevin (and the Ironbridge Catering Company) supplied the food (and much more!). Below is a short testimonial. Right from the outset dealing with Kevin was far more like a friendly chat than a hard-nosed business conversation yet he is professional and thorough in his approach. In addition to detailing his normal services Kevin was extremely helpful when it came to our specific needs and was able to tailor them to our event. Its all to easy in wedding planning to believe everyone treats the situation like a cash-cow. This is not the case here however where fees are explained openly without last minute “hidden extras” or surcharges. Kevin worked within our budget and stretched its capability beyond what we had hoped. Of course most importantly – the food! I had smoked lamb and Chicken (melt-in-the-mouth delicious) and the soup-in-a-bun went down a treat!The evening paella added theatre to the cooking (a massive gas fired frying pan) and was rapidly consumed by guests. Despite the stress on the day Kevin remained ever-calm and didn’t appear phased by the early arrival of our guests! Overall the Ironbridge Catering Company Staff were open and friendly and Kevin in particular was a valued asset to our event – I cant imagine it would have gone so well without him. You’d be mad not to choose them! Francis Kynaston-Pearson (Feb 2011) If you are after catering with a twist then look no further than the Ironbridge Catering Catering. They recently produced a fantastic hot and cold buffet for my husband's 40th birthday party. The huge paella which was cooked on the evening went down a storm with guests as did the mouthwatering selection of cold meats, cheeses and salads. The food was of excellent quality and beautifully presented. Kevin and Susie make a great team, nothing was too much trouble and friendly, helpful advice was given. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who has a special occasion to celebrate." Thanks,Kate 😉 (March 2009) Both me and my partner would like to thank Kevin and his team for helping to make our wedding day such a success. Even before that day I had no doubts about the BBQ being a success, Kevin talks with great passion about his food and after tasting it we know why.On and before the big day Kevin kept in contact with us, this helped to relieve the organisational stress of our wedding. All our guests told us how great they thought Kevin's BBQ was. Also how friendly Kevin and his team were. We saw Kevin mingling with our guests and having a laugh with them just as much as us.We would not hesitate in recommending Kevin and his team for any event and we are looking forward to eating his sticky ribs again (very soon we hope).Thanks again Kevin Brian & Helen (July 2010) Kevin You are a star - very many thanks for your role in making Saturday evening such a success - everyone commented about how good the food was! You did the job extremely well and you'll certainly get our business again - and also, I suspect, from friends who were there! Pat and Geoff (Sept 2010) "Thank you Kevin for all that you did at our party. Every guest, without exception, commented on how amazing the food was. Not only was the quality (and quantity!) of your food exceptional, your service and company were unparalleled. Having looked at your website, and spoken to you on the phone, you gave us very high expectations, and every single one of those expectations were exceeded. Ultimately you made our day effortless, so while you were filling the bellies of our guests with wonderful food, we could relax and thoroughly enjoy it with them! Thank you. James & Becky"(July 2011) Hi Kevin, Thanks for the email - I can't believe it was over 6 months ago now. Everyone STILL talks about the food you provided for us (not so much a mention of the bride or groom, oh no, just how amazing the food was!!) so there's no better recommendation! I hope this year keeps looking up for you. I'll keep track on Facebook! All the best Sue and John x (Summer 2010) Kevin and the food was absolutely everything we had hoped for and more! From the start Kevin was friendly and professional and I felt we could ask him anything and he would always be really flexible and have our best interests at heart. The food was superb and had our guests salivating for months in anticipation! The meat was beautifully cooked and fell apart in our mouths, the sauces were to die for and despite being a complete meat-fest all my vegetarian friends were more than catered for. Kevin is clearly passionate about his food and service and this comes across in his choice of meats, hugely generous portions, impressive presentation and constantly going that extra mile. Would highly recommend Kevin and the Ironbridge Catering Co. to anyone!" (Summer 2009) Hi Kevin We just wanted to say a very big thank you for today, everyone commented on the food and remarked how tasty it was and what a surprise over the expected cold buffet. We would absolutely recommend you to anyone and would use you again without any hesitation. Hopefully next time we don't have the issue of the snow.It was a most enjoyable day and you took a large chunk of the hassle and pain away for which we're grateful. If you need any testimonial, we are happy to be quoted, or indeed to provide any references should the need arise. many thanks Graham, Charlotte, Enid & Anna. (Feb 2012) Hi Kevin We found you and your colleague absolutely fabulous! Not only did you keep us informed and answer any queries in the run up to our wedding, (a small thing in most cases but when planning a wedding knowing you can rely on someone is of paramount importance). You always responded promptly, served fantastically tasty food on our special day that both impressed and filled up our guests! You bent over backwards even suggesting changing the plan slightly on the day to be more convenient for us and our guests. You interacted with all of us and made our day even more special. Not to mention the fact you and the smoker fitted right in with our theme!! We would recomend ironbridge to anyone for any kind of event!! Please feel free to use any pictures you took too. Thank you once again for everything, we are eternally grateful. Mrs and Mrs Burfitt-Delord August 2012 Thank you so much for catering at the Breathing Club Garden party. The food was fantastic and definitely the nicest pork I've tasted since the last time I ate your food! Everyone commented how good the food was and how friendly and professional you were. Just a shame the weather was not so good! Kind regards, Sarah Ellson ( June 2012) Just wanted to say a massive Thank you to Kevin and his team for supplying the catering for our corporate summer party a few weeks ago. Excellent value for money, well organised and came all the way to South West London for us! He kept me well informed, and with his calm attitude it made it easy for me to leave him to it and worry about the rest of the party. I would recommend his services to any corporate business. Many thanks, Clarion x ( Sept 2012) Thank you Kevin, what a wonderful day and the food fantastic couldn't have been better everyone loved it I know you were working ,a long day for you but we hope you enjoyed it as well again we thank you love lib and jeff ( September 2012) “How do you get busy people to volunteer to spend a morning litter picking? Simple, get the Ironbridge Catering Company to come in and cook them a barbecue lunch as a reward! Kevin and co were on the case with a fantastic feast for the troops, and I even had left-over’s to take back for the rest of the team. The whole thing was really simple to arrange, everything was set up with plenty of time to spare and there was a great selection of barbecue favourite to suit everyone’s taste. On behalf of the Ironbridge litter pickers, thanks very much for a job expertly done!” Martin ( August 2012) We came across Kevin whilst searching for a caterer for our wedding. If you are looking for a caterer for your big day too, you don't need to look any further! We met with him before the day and he travelled more than hour on a cold winters night to go through possible menus with us, we're not sure any other company would do this! He was open to changing the menu to suit our requirements and was easy to contact if we had any questions. On our big day, we didn't even notice him setting up and at the last minute, plans had to be changed, and he knew exactly what to do (as the English weather wasn't kind to us!) One of our guests said "this is the best wedding food I have ever had" another guest who has been farming all his life, said "that was some BBQ!" and if that particular guest makes a comment like that, you know that it must be good! We had nothing but praise for the food and we are so glad that we gave him a call. It honestly helped to make our wedding perfect, as everyone always talks about the food - you can't go wrong!" Thank you again Kevin for fantastic food at our wedding we will keep recommending you! Steve and Claire Humphreys Oswestry (3rd June 2012) Kevin @ Ironbridge catering came highly recommended from a friend after he catered for his 50th - so we booked him for our daughter's christening. From my first Email enquiry - Kevin was a pleasure to deal with - Always efficent and professional and left us with 100% confidence that he would take care of everything from a catering perspective on the day - which he did. All our guests loved the BBQ food - the paella was fantastic and their super friendly positive attitude to us and all our guests on the day was fantastic. We couldn't recommend Kevin highly enough and will definately be booking him again in the future." Thanks again for all you did for us last Sunday Olive and Rod (September 2012) Kevin and Suzie (Ironbridge Catering Co.) go far and beyond the extra mile…in fact it was about 300 miles for our wedding and we could not have asked for more. We were looking for Caterers who would provide a top quality BBQ for our wedding, in a relaxed setting on the coast of Cornwall, and from the moment we met Kevin and Suzie they were able to provide everything we wanted. They helped us build a menu which catered for all, mouth-watering BBQ Ribs (to-die-for!), Paella (meat & veggie), Pulled Pork, Drunken Mexican Sweet Potato, and even helped us make sure there was something for the kids…the food was terrific. We were also really grateful for the extra effort and quality of service Kevin and Suzie put in, and especially helping us out the following day with clearing everything away early in the morning and providing a Brunch for all the guests. They really made our wedding weekend extra special. Top food, top service, top people! Thank you guys! With Love, Will & Heather. ( August 2012) Dear Kevin Thanks so much for taking away all the hard work of having a garden party. I was so relaxed that many people thought I was one of the guests rather than the hostess! Your messages that you were all organised and on your way etc were very reassuring and you were a great help with all the practicalities from chilling our drinks to clearing up afterwards. The paella was a work of art and the deserts were delicious too. I know our friends were impressed - some of them are planning to request your services for their events. Thanks again Caitlyn (October 2012)
[blockquote]2 Years ago we were lucky enough to fall upon Ironbridge Catering Company's website whilst on an initial hunt for unique wedding catering, and since then we have never looked back. From day 1 Kevin and his team have given a totally professional and personal service. From initial meetings, regular email contact and tailor made menus, Kevin made us feel completely in control and involved in every aspect of our menu. His willingness to take on board suggestions and work creatively with our ideas shows how truly talented a chef Kevin is. As a couple, we had a clear idea of what we wanted to have foodwise at our wedding. We loved the idea of a real authentic BBQ, but also wanted a social dining experience that would become a talking point for our evening guests, so that they wouldn't feel like they had missed out on events throughout our day. After a brainstorm meeting about our personal wedding style, likes and dislikes, we decided that a southern style Jambalaya, using their amazing HUGE paella pan was the perfect solution. Kevin's ability to involve the crowd, and create a showpiece of his amazing quality food is a skill few caterers posess. His food is incredible, and the knowledge that it is locally sourced only further proves that everything he creates is of the highest quality and standard. Every single guest from our wedding enjoyed every mouthful, I know that some appeared at his station more than once, which was perfect, as there was ample food to fill even the most gluttonous of our party! Kevin and the entire team have transcended the role of caterers, and we now consider them friends. They were with us every step of the way throughout the whole wedding process, nothing was too much trouble, no request too crazy, and no matter what was thrown at us, we always knew that we would have amazing food from great people. So thankyou Kevin, for everything! Colin and Sarah Mr and Mrs Rees xx[/blockquote]When we first met Kevin's wife, there was a still a foolish part of us which was considering self-catering our wedding. We'd heard so many stories about complicated, expensive and annoying catering companies that we thought we might just... Well, it was a foolish thought, like I say, and it was chatting to Kevin's wife and realising that there was another way that cured us of it. From the other side, it's hard to imagine how we could have had an easier or a better experience than we did with Kevin and his team. From that first chat, through the process of choosing a menu where Kevin couldn't have been more helpful, through the way he sorted out extras like dish-washing and refrigeration and, especially, the friendly and brisk way he ran the day and staggered people with tasty food mountains, he was exactly the relaxed, unfussy, incredibly helpful caterer we were hoping for. Thank you so much again, Robbie Oct 2012