Archive for January, 2019
A new venue for us this year is Cell Park. Situated along the A5 near Markyate, The Manor house was formerly known as Markyate Cell, and was built in the early 1100s by a monk from St Albans, Hertfordshire, who formed a hermitage at the mansion. Now privately owned, it is a beautiful setting for a wedding or corporate event. There is a permanent marquee behind the house which can seat 150 guests comfortably. Decking and tables outside over look the Manor House and stunning scenery.
On Saturday we catered for SH Pratt, for their corporate annual party. They choose a hot buffet consisting of Beef Braised in English Ale & Rosemary Dumplings and Beef Chilli served with Rice & Sour Cream and Roasted Veg and Goats Cheese Lasagne. These were served alongside sides of Rocket Leaves and Watercress & Balsamic Dressing, Rosemary and Garlic Roast Potatoes and Lemon and Garlic Green Beans. For dessert we served Sticky Toffee Pudding and Salt Caramel Sauce, Lemon Posset Tartlets and Dark Chocolate Cheesecake.
They loved the food and thoroughly enjoyed their evening. A great start to a new venture!
January is the time to expand our contacts and meet new people, so along with Hitched, we are now live on Wedding Wire and part of 4C Wedding Community! Exciting times!
January, supposedly our quieter month! is flying past with lots of tastings and meeting new couples and venues, and of course events.
On Friday we had the pleasure of catering alongside the brilliant Sonia Dean owner of http://www.eventsinc.co.uk at an American 1950’s staff party. It was at Shendish Manor and the Apsley Suite was transformed by her team beyond recognition! A cocktail bar, an old car, games and an American Diner. The only thing missing were the roller skates for the staff to wear!
We served a variety of dishes such as Cheeseburgers, Hotdogs, Corn dogs, Southern Fried Chicken, Three Bean & Coriander Burgers all served with Chips and Onion Rings. We also had pizza’s and Mac N Cheese, and sides of Caesar Salad and Beans. For desserts we had a selection of doughnuts, banana splits, waffles and pancakes.
Everyone had a great time and the KF staff wore their new uniform well!