Comments from The Dorset Wedding Awards 2013:
An all round excellent service, with top quality food for all. We were amazed at how Gideon not only produced amazing food at such a reasonable price, but he went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed and wanted on the day, and made sure we could relax and enjoy our day, he made us feel very easy and happy and his staff were so helpful. It was an all round perfect service that Gideon provided. We assumed that it would be food focused, but it was far from this, an amazing all round package was provided and he made the effort to talk to us on the day and make sure all was ok.
Everyone commented on how delicious the food was and how professional the service was. We would highly recommend Gideon Hitchin Catering, especially seeing as they have a sustainable approach to catering and base their menus on seasonal and local foods. Perfect for an ethical wedding!
Absolutely brilliant – the best wedding food we have ever tasted, and impeccable planning and service made the planning process and the day itself absolutely stress-free. All of our guests commented on how delicious, fresh, and high quality our wedding meal was – huge credit was given to Gideon and his team, who provided an amazingly friendly, efficient, and original service, and produced a mouth watering range of canapes and 3 course meal for over 100 guests – all using locally sourced, deliciously fresh ingredients. The small personal touches (e.g. hand made chocolates) were also brilliant – they really made the differene and turned our wedding into a true celebration of good food and good company. Thank you Gideon – we have been recommending you relentlessly since the wedding!
Far exceeded our expectations in all categories. Implemented changes to menu / numbers at short notice, without any problems. All staff were very helpful, friendly and professional on our wedding day. We would not hesitate and have recommended his services to other wedding couples. Also attended on the following a private function where he again provided the catering which was 1st class.
Throughout the organisation of the wedding I was able to speak to Guideon and discuss various options to help us keep to budget.I feel that he really understood our requirements and felt a real desire from him to make our day special. The food on the night was extraordinary. Our guests were very complimentary and the service was excellent, again dealing with our queries expertly. I would definitely recommend Guideon for other occasions.
We were blown away by the quality of the food on the day and also the amazing menus to choose from in the planning stages. we had amazing feed back from all our guests. All in all a wonderuful service
The catering for our campsite wedding was fantastic and a show in itself. Gideon cooked a huge paella to feed our guests, ladled with mussels, prawns, gurnard and all the trimmings. Our guests loved watching it come together, and I can’t believe such a mouth watering feast was provided with no kitchen in site anywhere! Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
Fantastic food, great service, a pleasure to deal with.
Gideon’s food was delicious and beautifully presented in keeping with our country wedding in Dorset. Small, thoughtful touches such as the wooden presentation blocks made the room look lovely. The serving staff moved effortlessly around the room so that we barely noticed them and yet glasses were never empty. I would thoroughly recommend Gideon Hitchen Catering for intelligent, original and memorable food and service.
The food was superb and the service fantastic. Nothing was too much effort. The team truly made our wedding perfect.
It was a great relief to meet Gideon before our wedding, he got what we wanted immediately and it was at a price that we could afford. He was interested in local produce, had some clever ideas and is keen on the environment. We thought the meal was just brilliant – the starters make my mouth water just thinking of them now. The main course was a wonderful melt in the mouth slow cooked lamb and the fish that he specially prepared for just a few was simply divine. I’d use him again, hopefully not for another wedding but for any party or event that I could justify having caterers. I hope he wins, he certainly deserves to.
Gideon provided the most amazing food for our wedding. There were 108 guests, we had a 3 course meal and the facilities weren’t easy for catering at all but you would never have known. So many of our guests have commented on the food – it really was high quality top restaurant standard. Gideon’s team were very professional and thoughtful and I really cannot recommend him highly enough. You cannot get better catering than Gideon’s and I’ve been to a lot of weddings and functions so I feel like I have enough experience to say that!
Gideon’s work was absolutely phenomenal. The food was spectacular, the service very professional and also delivered with a lovely personal touch. Gideon went the extra mile to accommodate our specific demands and really made the wedding very special. We’ll definitely use him next time we get married (!)
Every single person there agreed the food was outstanding. We just couldn’t agree on what we liked most. The fish pie was the best people had ever had, the canapes were amazing, the pudding was outstanding and all the adults agreed that the meatballs were too good just for the kids. Brilliant, perfect service – didn’t realise how good the service was going to be. Pretty please, pass me your meatball and spag recipe. No improvements. It really was 10/10 on every single level. I cannot thank you enough! Zoey, March 2013
I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for Saturday. You and your team were excellent and made it a very special and enjoyable evening. The food was even better than expected, and the additional touches (coffee and chocolates at the end etc) were really fantastic. As I am sure you could tell from the empty plates, the food went down a treat!This is the first time I have ever tried something like this, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but having done it, I think it was a really fun, special, and amazingly cost effective way of having a high quality meal. I will definitely recommend you!
Zoe, Dec ’12
I just wanted to say thank you so much for catering at our wedding, for cooking such delicious food and for being so professional with your service. Everyone loved the food and your staff were brilliant. Thanks again for all your help in helping to turn our wedding weekend into the great one that it was!
Chrissy & Colin, Sep ’12
I wanted to thank you so very much for beautiful food you provided. Everything was delicious and most of the guests remarked on the wonderful food. Your staff were very competent and very nice and looked after everyone so well.
Mrs. Peers, Sep ’12
50th Birthday Party
Geof and I would like to thank you for providing such wonderful food at my 50th Birthday Party on Saturday at Somerley. Our guests were very impressed and I was told countless times how delicious the food was. Your staff were so helpful and friendly and very professional even when I was bombarding them with questions. I shall certainly use you again for any future functions.
Kate Mason, July ’12
Thank you so much for the most incredible wedding feast. Giles and I thought you and your team were absolutely excellent and we were thrilled with how the evening went. Your food was delicious and I will definitely be recommending you to everyone who is getting married.
Maddy and Giles, March ’12
Just a note to say an enormous thank you for providing us with an absolutely outstanding catering service for our wedding. So many people have commented on how delicious, and beautifully presented the food was, that we wanted to pass on their compliments and add to them our own thanks. From the moment the first canapé emerged, we knew we were in for a treat, and we were right! Every single one of your dishes was cooked and seasoned to perfection, and all were presented beautifully. We can sincerely say that it was the most delicious meal we have ever had at a wedding, and lots of our guests have said the same. We also wanted to thank you for the service you provided – your help in choosing menu selections and ordering catering equipment was hugely appreciated; and the staff you had representing you on the day were first rate – extremely helpful, very friendly, and nothing was too much trouble for them. Please pass on our thanks to the team, and again to you for making our day such a memorable one. We just need to find an excuse to have another catered party now!
Tom and Lucy Reynolds, (Dec ’11)
I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you did for the birthday dinner. The food was spectacular – delicious, beautifully presented and plentiful! The cake was a work of art and tasted as good as it looked. You guys left the place spick and span too so many thanks for that. Let us know when you are opening your restaurant! – Henrietta Morrison (MD ‘Lily’s Kitchen’) Sep ’11
Summer Ball for 500 people
A massive, massive thank you to you and your wonderful staff for all the help you have given us to make our Summer Ball a huge success. We received amazing feedback yesterday. We hope to work with you again some time in the future. – Sarah McWilliams (Bourne Leisure) July ’11
I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for all the food on Saturday night as we have had so many people saying how fantastic it was. Also, your staff were great – really personable and fab with the kids. Anyway, I won’t hesitate to recommend you guys to anyone that needs catering for an event and once again, many thanks. – Sarah Wood (the Bride) Sep ’11