We cannot thank Rosie and her team enough for making our day such a great success. The quality of the food was exceptional, comprising local produce delivered in a mixture of modern and traditional recipes. The standard of service was superb, with many guests commenting such; a mix of calm efficiency combined with a friendly, personal approach.
Being based in England we were initially concerned about everything being in place and on time given we had chosen to hold our wedding was in France. Very shortly after choosing Rosie she quickly allayed these concerns, giving us complete confidence and piece of mind.
She maintained regular contact in advance of the big day and we even visited Le Restaurant Monclera for a taster menu in the weeks leading up. Throughout the process she was patient, helpful and prompt in her responses, whilst being honest and politely direct when our ideas ran away with themselves!
Personally we felt Rosie and her team were the perfect fit, primarily because they maintained the difficult balance of being fun and friendly whilst remaining professional and organised.
What set Rosie apart for us is that she is an experienced caterer providing top quality food and service with the additional benefit of wedding planning services. In her own words, the catering element is the critical part of the day but it works far better when the two are combined.
Many online reviews and people we spoke with who had married abroad indicated that they were either disappointed with their wedding planner or felt the services lacked value for money. With Rosie we felt we got an excellent deal, she arranged so many additional aspects of the wedding and regularly provided us with tips and contacts for the elements we wanted to arrange ourselves.
The result is we had the day of our lives and with so much of the stress taken away. For that we are eternally grateful to Rosie and her team. We cannot recommend Rosie highly enough, especially if you are looking for catering/wedding planning services in South-West France.
Alex and Michelle
I can’t begin to tell you how much I LOVED your entire catering services! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!! The food was fantastic! Everyone said so! (And that includes a whole bunch of non-vegans, as well!) It was truly delicious….and unique! The menu truly made me proud….not to mention, wanting to eat it all!
And your staff was so gracious and attentive. Good vibes all around!
So, “thank you” is something of an understatement. The wedding was as good as I could ever have hoped for. Julie and Oliver were thrilled about how it turned out. So I am one happy camper! (albeit exhausted!! ;-D)
If you should ever need a recommendation, I would enthusiastically recommend you to anyone and everyone.
Thanks so much for everything you did – I can’t believe you guys were able to produce such wonderful food in that pokey little kitchen: how on earth did you do that!! Going inside was the right call and in a strange old way added to the evening, we were all hot and sweaty together!
Helene & Anton
Rosie was a godsend for our wedding at chateau Raysee…. Rosie thank you for helping us set this up and making it such a special day. You were amazing and we could not recommend you enough. Your staff were professional, the food was very classy and gorgeous tasting and your organisation skills in terms of the set-up and the planning was phenomenal. We will always remember your efforts.
Sarah and Danny
Just a quick one to say thank you so much for everything! The food was wonderful! People were raving about it. Your staff were lovely. After initial anxiety, I had a brilliant day and Ali loved it too – thank you for all the lighting of candles, switching on of fairy lights, pool decorations (And yes, Ali did get thrown in) last-minute changes to the meal, setting up of tables, putting out of names that were different to the table plan and all the many many things you did to make our day go smoothly. Thank you so so much.
Siobhan and Ali
John and I wanted to write to you to thank you properly for all your wonderful help with the wedding. You were always so calm and professional whenever we spoke, (even when I panicked over the leaking loo!) and your help and advice was invaluable. Everything you organised for us worked beautifully and you were a great support to us both throughout the whole process – so a huge thank you. Your lovely girls were great on the day – friendly, cheerful and helpful despite the dreadful weather, so please send our thanks to them. It was a huge amount of work to organise a ‘simple’ wedding with all sorts of dramas thrown in, not least the weather! but in retrospect it was a special day and everyone has been very complimentary… The rain makes it all look quite magical in the photographs. I still don’t know how you and your girls managed to get everything down into the marquee with such short notice when it was raining. You were magnificent! Lots of people have commented on the delicious food…
(From the Parents of) Erica & Andrew
Rosie and the team were absolutely brilliant from start to finish. The food was just amazing, many people commented on the canapés and on the wedding breakfast, it was simply delicious. When you place your trust in someone to deliver on your special day though, whilst the food is of course important, it’s so much more than that. It was obvious from the start that Rosie was hugely experienced, she guided us, offered great advice, considered things we would never have thought of and on the day she remained calm and flexible when some unexpected rain meant we had to delay the service and delay the sit down to our meal unexpectedly. We wrestled with whether we needed a wedding planner having booked just a venue, nothing else, so we were grateful that Rosie was able to take care of staffing, furniture hire, chiller units and all the other bits we needed as one catering package.
With Rosie organising all of that for us, and organising everyone on the day (including my best man), we certainly didn’t need a planner. Such a lovely team to work with, and importantly, delicious food. Highly recommended!
I finally have a moment to write to you.
I don't know quite how to express my gratitude but I'll give it a go. 2 words mainly:
The food, the setup, the service, the patience with our slow guests to get their asses into seats.....
We could not have imagined more PERFECT, BEAUTIFUL food, and this being the most important part of our day, made our day. I have never heard people compliment wedding food so much in my life, not that I did any of it, that was you guys, but I was so proud, you guys nailed it so hard.
I could go on, and on, and on and on, but I won't take up too much more of your time. I just want to say the biggest thank you, and I so wish I could have given you a huge hug afterwards to express how much it meant to us. By far my favourite part of the wedding. Please send our compliments to your amazing and patient chef, and your wonderful, smiling, patient team. Such cool people.
The biggest thank-you of course to you, for pulling my vision together better than I could ever have imagined.
Can't begin to describe how incredible our bespoke feast was! We LOVED it and our guests have been raving about it - especially the melt-in-the-mouth pork belly, duck with pear and blue cheese, cheese fondue, and the epic cake of cheese complete with its own grapevine!!! The frog legs went down well too! Oh and not forgetting the amazing chicken and chorizo pastries for the night do (which didn't last very long) and the leftover pulled pork buns (which we had for breakfast the next day!)
Thank you so much to Rosie and the team for working so hard and pulling off our perfect menu throughout this fantastic day!!
We just wanted to email to say thank you SO much. We honestly cannot believe how wonderful you and your team were on the day. You made everything so perfect. The food was incredible - the design of the canape table and the cheese board were absolutely perfect. Everyone kept commenting on how beautiful it looked. Your staff were also so relaxed, personable and also just bloody brilliant at making sure everyone had everything they needed. Honestly, we are completely overwhelmed by how brilliant it all was and how smoothly it all ran! Thank you SO SO much!!!
Rosie and Jack
Thanks so much to you Rosie! We really had the best day ever, it exceeded all expectations and you guys were a huge part of that. I was super relaxed all day as I knew you had everything covered. It was a pleasure to have you all come and join the party too!
Lots of love and a MASSIVE thanks to you and all your team.
Maria & Javi
Thank you so very much for everything. The food was absolutely wonderful - everyone remarked on it - and you did such a superb job. I am beyond grateful to you.