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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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.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Xandrina
First of all, Congratulations on your engagement! We thank you for your interest in Bouquet Garni Catering Sevices and look forward to hearing about your wedding in more detail.
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Wedding: September 2016
Our experience with Bouquet Garni...
Our experience with Bouquet Garni and with Jon Marriot who was our main contact was amazing from start to finish. Very customer friendly and willing to cater for our want...
Wedding: September 2016
We were very happy with the service that they provided...
We were very happy with the service that they provided, the whole process from enquiring, to booking, to tasting, to the event itself was handled very professionally and ...
Wedding: August 2016
From our first meeting with staff where we discussed our...
From our first meeting with staff where we discussed our BBQ menu and set-up we cancelled the meetings with other companies as we knew that Bouquet Garni would provide ta...
Wedding: August 2016
From meeting at the wedding fair to our initial meeting...
From meeting at the wedding fair to our initial meeting, subsequent tasting and pre wedding finalisation conversation, the Bouquet Garni team were all brilliant. They und...
Wedding: July 2016
The food served on the day was superb...
The food served on the day was superb. Including the lovely canapes which everyone commented on. We opted for Paella in the evening which was cooked in front of our guest...
Wedding: July 2016
the whole experience with them was outstanding from start to...
the whole experience with them was outstanding from start to finish, they were professional and took all our needs on board and provided us with an outstanding meal and s...
Press & Awards
Press & Awards (3)
Industry Awards (2)
Essex Wedding Awards 2016 Finalist
The Wedding Industry Awards 2017 Finalist
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 No. 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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