What is your most memorable wedding?
A beautiful jewish blessed civil ceremony held in a warehouse space. We were scrubbing the windows 1 hour before the guests arrived and the ovens had not yet been delivered. But by the time the guests came it was so magical and the latin band started playing, the food and drink were flowing and it for some reason remains one of my favourites.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Fun, bright, sumptuous, fresh and simple
What about your business are you most proud of?
That most of our clients become repeat clients (especially the corporates). Or are guests are previous weddings or events.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Start by choosing 2 things each that you "have to have" to make your day special and build everything else around those.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
A little side room with two dressing tables with fully stocked make up and hair styling equipment
for the bridal party and guests to retreat to for top ups.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Initial phone call followed by sample quotations and some ideas. This then leads to more firm menu ideas.
Then a tasting where we can also look at drink and equipment if you are wanting us to organise that for you.
And then it's a go with multiple mails and meetings until it is exactly as you wish . You will be introduced to your manager prior to the event, normally at the site meeting and will deal with myself and him or her the whole way though the process.
How would you wow the judges on Masterchef?
Just cook our food.
What is the most innovative dish you have created for a wedding?
Actually little gooseberry trees with the puddings hanging off the branches in birdcages and ribbon . Then set in edible soil with more edible treats . Looked and tasted amazing. And the impact on entry to the marquee is was great.
What is the food of love?
chocolate and steak
What is your secret ingredient?
I should say passion but I think it's butter and salt really...