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 cooking my food. Possibly the veal, with wild mushrooms in parma ham truffle sauce and white onion puree, which is one of my favourites.
What is the most innovative dish you have created for a wedding?
Probably the dessert gardens. Everything was edible from the soil to the bark on the mini trees, meringue daisies, the sprouting carrot top cakes.
It was stunning and delicious. A real memory maker .
What is the food of love?
For me ... chocolate
What is your secret ingredient?
Sugar, salt and butter.... to be honest.