Bouquet Garni Caterers
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Located close to Ipswich and Colchester on the Essex and Suffolk border, we successfully plan and cater at hundreds of weddings and events each year.
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Mobile Bar Services
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Bar / Cocktail Service
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- Bouquet Garni provide fantastic food and exceptional service for weddings, corporate events and private parties throughout East Anglia. Our office, kitchen and tasting room are based in Manningtree on the Essex and Suffolk border, between Ipswich and Colchester. We are the exclusive caterers at Layer Marney Tower, and are caterers for events at a number of amazing venues, marquees at client’s homes and business premises in and around Colchester, Ipswich, Chelmsford, Mersea Island and Sudbury. Our vintage Citroen H Van can pop up at your venue, home or office and is perfect for serving delicious food when cooking facilities are limited. From intricate canapés to mouth watering desserts, our sensational menus are sure to create a memorable occasion. We are passionate about food, from the selection, preparation and presentation through to the service at your event.Our team will assist you in designing your perfect menu or if you have your own ideas our chefs will be happy to discuss your exact requirements. We pride ourselves not only on our delicious food, but the quality of our service. From the initial meeting through to the big day we will ensure our service is both personal and professional. It is this degree of care which has allowed us to build a reputation of which we are justifiably proud. Please don’t just take our word for it; we have many client testimonials.
ExperienceYear Business Was Established2001# Of Weddings HostedMore than 50# Of People In Team70Public Liability InsuranceYes
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What is your most memorable wedding?
There are so many weddings that stand out to us! It wouldn't be fair for us to choose just one, they're all unique in their own special way and we love being a part of that!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Exceptional Personal Service Seasonal Produce Imaginative Menus Events to be Remembered Sensational Food
What about your business are you most proud of?
We are most proud of the repeat custom we get. Many of our clients use our services time and time again, and we're so glad that we are able to build relationships with clients in this way. We also get lots of recommendations from previous clients, who tell their friends and family about us and the service they received.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Remember that your Wedding Breakfast is a focal point of your wedding day. Your guests will be discussing your Wedding Breakfast for years to come, so make sure you're happy with all aspects of the catering.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Again there are so many little quirks to each individual wedding. My personal favourite is when our H Van is used to surprise the Bride or Groom, its such a lovely touch and always makes for fantastic photos.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
We like to get to know the couple's we work with, so after your initial enquiry we usually have a meeting to discuss your requirements further. From there we arrange a tasting, so that the couple can sample our delicious food. Then we send over their tailored quote based upon their ideas, then the couple will pay their deposit and it becomes a confirmed booking. Then we keep in touch over the following months to ensure everything is going to plan. We get those final details the month before the wedding and before you know it the day will be here! Our favourite part is receiving a thank you card at the end, we've even had flowers delivered before!
How would you wow the Judges on Masterchef?
You'll have to find that out yourselves!
What is the most innovative dish you have created for a wedding?
Brides and Grooms come to us often with their own unique ideas, whether that be a theme or a type of cuisine. We always aim to go one step further to create something truly special for each couple's day.
What is the food of love?
I'll leave you with a quote. " There is no love sincerer than the love of food".
What is your secret ingredient?
Well that would be telling...
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