What is your most memorable wedding?
After the initial emails or phone calls we really like to meet up in person to give us a 'feel' for how the couple would like their day to go. The personal meeting is so very important and can be just a general chat or combined with a food taster of some dishes / styles they are considering. I'm sure that it's not just our food - but after meeting a couple in person we have a 'booking success' rate of around 96%!
K and forward vuntil we have it
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
A grand Italian feast for a true, old fashioned Italian family. 12 courses, 6 hours and amazing food - with an amazing amount of drinks as well! Hard work but such great fun! We also recently did a 'Rocky Horror Show' themed wedding in Colchester which was fabulous!
What about your business are you most proud of?
Relaxed, friendly but very efficient and professional.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
So many clients have become really good friends who we still keep in touch with.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Too many to choose from and too personal to list here.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Think about what YOU both want and go for it. Don't worry about the others - it's your day! Have the menu that suits and reflects your personality. After all, if you are generous enough to invite your guests to eat and drink with you they should certainly be gracious enough to accept your choices!
How would you wow the judges on Masterchef?
Several come to mind but they are all personal to individual brides and grooms so not for discussion here.
What is the most innovative dish you have created for a wedding?
Good food - of any type - presented well!
What is the food of love?
I am not into that kind of thing. We do what we do - good and unpretentious food - and our clients seem to love it. That's enough for us! It's our clients who we want to impress, not our own egos.
What is your secret ingredient?
Acute attention to detail.