What is your most memorable wedding?
My own wedding, but its impossible to forget any of the weddings we have done, the experience is so personal and unique every time .
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Please visit www.dineincatering.co.uk and see what a real couple described me as, i say no more
What about your business are you most proud of?
My staff, they show me and the business off every time, i adore them and i think the feeling is mutual .
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Always ask for what you actually want, set a budget from the outset and ask them what can be done for that budget, if you leave it open ended it will go out of control, remember a good supplier will have the knowledge to meet your requirements .
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Building a set of market stalls of international cuisine each stall offering a speciality for guests to chouse from
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I listen and listen and listen and then i give appropriate practical advice and i would always set up an appointment the day before the event at the venue and go through everything with my happy bunnies
How would you wow the judges on Masterchef?
Part of the dine-in catering group is Dine-in leisure, service with pleasure, is all what we are about and we can only be judged on case by case basis, every wedding is unique to us and being based in Dorset, we are so lucky to have a wealth of local fresh produce, when assembled together in an elegant manner, judges will be speechless, so why have them in the first place, its all about passion, love and care .
What is the most innovative dish you have created for a wedding?
A flamed DIY BBQ on a clay mini grills that guests cook themselves with meat marinated for 36 hours it was really quick to cook and duck pancakes for guests to load them selves served with drink fuelled pumpkin with holes and straws to sip from, a very sharing and fun experience
What is the food of love?
One that does not leave you hungry or reaching out for chocolate, apart from that cherish, enjoy and celebrate what you have if it was only a bowl of soup and a bread roll it will taste lovely
What is your secret ingredient?
Passion and trust