From start to finish Kemp & Kemp, made the whole process ever so easy. Karen and Richard are incredibly organised and gave us lots of guidance for helping the day run smoothly, not just from a catering perspective! The food we had on the day was absolutely perfect and we've had so many of our guests comment on the quality of the food. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kemp & Kemp as wedding caterers.
We got married nearly three months ago and people are still telling us how much they loved the food. If the quality of food is really important to you at your wedding, talk to these guys.
We knew we wanted a sharing board style, probably a roast meat main and something very chocolatey in the dessert, but had no real idea beyond that. An hour talking with Karen about different foods we love, and we basically had our ideal menu sorted. And when they delivered it, it blew away people including some who are very used to 5* hotels and high-end corporate catering.
For the planning, Kemp & Kemp had helpful tools and advice - if you're looking for an independent caterer then you're probably aiming for a fairly DIY wedding, and that makes Richard a godsend! The Famous Checklist is exhaustive, and highlights every little detail of exactly who is doing what and when, that might otherwise fall down the gaps between venue, caterer and other suppliers.
On the day their staff were great - efficient, organised, pragmatic and yet patient and friendly when the smokers, the weak-bladdered and the circulating bride and groom kept getting in their way.
They ran a really good bar for us too, and tidied all the glasses and the rubbish up at the end of the night so we had far less to sort out on the Morning After than we expected.
Also...there was no hassle, no ambiguity, no arguments. They said in explicit detail up front what they would and wouldn't do, and stuck to it. You might think that's to be expected, but I know friends who haven't been that lucky, with terms being changed or renegotiated even in the week before the wedding.
Bottom line, if you want the food to be brilliant and you want caterers who will make your dream wedding simpler to put together, these are the guys you should talk to.
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Wow - what can we say to that - except a huge "thanks". Its so gratifying to find our systematic approach to planning and preparation combined with Karen's creativity in the kitchen are appreciated. Its what we set out to do and are delighted it works. [Less]-
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The level of service we received from Kemp & Kemp was exceptional! We had the difficult challenge of organising a UK wedding from NZ but Kemp&Kemp helped make the process very straightforward. It all started with a phone call discussing our favourite food and food styles, then they sent us through some bespoke food choices. They were incredibly thorough with checklists which really helped ensure that all our other suppliers and vendors were just as organised and put my mind at rest that everything would go smoothly despite the fact we had never seen the reception venue! I suggest looking at the checklist as soon as Richard sends it through so you have plenty of time to work out certain details. The day before the wedding Richard advised we bought more bubbles which I'm really glad we did as our guests were rather 'thirsty'! Everything went incredibly smoothly and I didn't have to worry about anything on the day as Richard had arranged to check if we wanted to move timings (we did as photos take aaaaages), he arranged for nibbles to be bought to us whilst we were having photos taken, and the food service itself was exceptional. All our guests have been complementing the food and how much they loved the sharing style we chose. Btw - the servings are VERY generous and a few of our guests thought the starter was the main and got rather full!! I will admit I was a little concerned about the size of the deposit (250 pounds, not loads but we had already spent a lot on the food) and there were lots of stipulations about everything being clean/not broken etc. But it is just another example of Kemp&Kemp being incredibly thorough and organised and despite our rather rowdy wedding reception (!) we received our full deposit back.
Thanks so much - couldn't recommend you highly enough!
Kemp and Kemp are fantastic! From the first email sent, to the follow up after our wedding, Richard and Karen have put us at ease completely. Their communication has been excellent and so carefully thought out, to provide us with all the information we needed, exactly when we needed it. The care and attention they give to brides and grooms is second to none and I wholeheartedly recommend them for this award.
Absolutely fantastic! Brilliant to work with from start to finish and food was superb - from canapés through to dinner, and then the amazing array of cheese in the evening. Kemp and Kemp provide great support right from the start and highly recommend them to everyone!
Where do I start?! After being let down by a local catering company we were recommended Kemp and Kemp and they put me at ease immediately, they really do know everything about every type of wedding, and helped out with so much more than just food. The tasting sessions, the checklists, the emails, all there to help before the big day. And on the big day the food and service was just amazing, everyone has not stopped talking about it since, it completely fitted our theme and we all had very full bellies. Thank you so much Karen and Richard xxx
Kemp & Kemp were fantastic and couldn't recommend them highly enough! A delight to work with all through the planning stage and a very useful source of knowledge when it came to anything wedding food related, their experience was invaluable. The staff they provided for service were all so lovely and helpful and then the food - wow! We were so impressed that they were able to feed almost 150 people a hot, tasty, well presented meal in a tent, in the pouring down rain! All the guests were complimenting us on the food - hot, scrummy and tons of it! We said we wouldn't compromise on the food and were really glad we didn't - wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone! Caroline & James