Client Beverley Blundy was organising an outdoor party for her husband’s 50th birthday.
Beverley is a keen cook herself and didn’t want masses and masses of dishes (or expense) and felt she might add some dishes to the party herself. Husband Neil liked curries and barbecues and Beverley was keen for there to be a theme allowing guests to dress up potentially. She wanted the party to be outdoors, weather permitting, so the theme needed to incorporate that.
We discussed a number of different themes and I came back with 2 “drop and go” great value menus and 2 “part served” menus. At the value end the proposal was simply to have great vats of hot curries to which Beverley would add some extras. For “drop and go” menus we simply deliver the food, and the host heats up any dishes and lays out the buffet. For “part served” buffets we finish off the hot items, lay out the buffet and help serve, usually leaving the client with desserts. With the 4 options in the proposal Beverley had the choice of how much service she wanted.
I am the biggest fan of Katherine Garner and Mustard Seed and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend for any event! After a first meeting in which I was sure I knew what I wanted (!!), I was inspired by Katherine’s excitement and suggestions for the food to be served at Neil’s special birthday party! Our party was scheduled for August bank holiday weekend and so myself and my daughters were toying with an Hawaiian theme, whilst praying for sunshine. I mentioned this in passing to Katherine who ultimately suggested, amongst other menus, the most delicious Hawaiian party food menu – which looked colourful and enticing and tasted amazing! Having never previously tasted any Hawaiian food, the variety of dishes were so tasty and complemented each other brilliantly! Despite our prayers for sunny bank holiday weather, we were treated to extremely hot and close weather – and extremely heavy rain! Katherine and Peter worked brilliantly under these ‘cosy’ conditions which must have made their cooking/BBQing so much harder!
So huge thanks to Katherine & Mustard Seed – your food is still talked about now amongst our friends!