Archive for June, 2013

Another 48hrs! More like 96!

Another 48hrs! More like 96!

400 laid up for at Beechwood Park tomorrow, 1200 desserts made by Dan, John & MJ! And a 3 course dinner!
Plus Marquee wedding for Martin & Hannah at the beautiful Nether Winchendon House.
Well done team!

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48hrs, a weekend at Kingfisher!

When Dan first asked me to write the Kingfisher blog I was unsure of what to write and what we needed to achieve from it. Who were my audience? What did they need to know? What was I trying to say about us?
After doing some research, I came across an article about blogging which said it was a story, meant to be informative, interesting and witty, so I am going to write the story of Kingfisher, about our events and what we are up to. We have a great team of staff, there is always fun and laughter, so thats the witty; the informative bit is that it will show exactly how we make our events extremely successful and interesting? well hopefully, let’s see what you think!
So we are coming up to half way through the “busy season” so far we have had marquee weddings, Tipis weddings, corporate events and funeral wakes. Some have been for 40 guests, some have been for 400! We have battled all the elements of the British weather, horizontal snow for Holly and Dan in Puttenham at the end of March, freezing driving rain, wind, and  even some hot sunshine for Herm & Nick’s big day in the Tipis Sandrigebury Farm!
So Friday we were at High Elms Manor, corporate lunch for 60, followed by team building games and a BBQ and hog roast for the evening. The rain held off till after we had cooked, thank goodness, we then moved everything through the window and set it up indoors! Teamwork!
Saturday we had 2 lovely marquee weddings, Heather and Alasdair in Flamstead for 200 guests, she looked stunning and arrived with the bagpipes playing with lots of true Scotsmen in their kilts! Luckily the rain held off till they came in for dinner, but the chefs worked hard and cooked 800 pieces of BBQ food to perfection through rain and wind, well done guys!
The day was a huge success, everyone commented on how lovely the food was, there was dancing and laughter, no one noticed the downpours outside!
Rebecca and her team were with Kate and Richard at the Walled Garden in Tewin Water again braving the elements in a marquee!
So what’s this week bringing for us? Marquee for Martin & Hannah at the beautiful Nether Winchendon House and a  Charity Ball for 400 at Beechwood Park School! Busy week in the kitchen, let’s hope John keep the jokes clean and keeps his stamina going to produce 400 Pimms trifles!

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