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KF Appoints a New Head Chef!

So after 2 years of working with us we are pleased to announce that the fantastic John has agreed to be our full time head chef!
After working at various places over the years including Head Chef at the Seaview Hotel on the Isle of Wight, a 2 x AA Rosette restaurant that won dinning experience of the year in 2010; Sous Chef at Madishead, a 1 x AA Rosette restaurant in Norwich; Head Pastry Chef at Oneup, a 2 x AA Rosette restaurant, also in Norwich; and Chef at the award winning Lake Restaurant at St Michael’s Manor in St Albans; John brings a wealth of ideas and fantastic skills to our ever developing kitchen.
Dan & John worked on the new menus before Christmas and I’m pleased to say our critics have raved about them! Also all of the 2014 couples who have been in for tastings have loved the style and finesse that John adds to the delicious dishes.
Not only is he a great inspiring chef but an absolute pleasure to work with, bringing fun & laughter to the events.
Welcome aboard John, here’s to a successful, enjoyable year! Cheers!

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Recommended wedding caterer for 2014?

Without being ‘how great are we!’ about us, I want this post to be honest and factual. Of course I’m baised, I event manage the majority of events for Kingfisher and I wouldn’t be in a job if we didn’t get the feedback we have this year!
So what do we do that’s different from other caterers? We take time to get to know our couples? It is so important to treat everyone individually, we do this by a series if meetings, free tastings, and being accessible in the run up to the big day. We spend time finalising the perfect menu for each individual event, no two are ever the same!, and we take the time to prepare and manage to make each couple feel unique! Dan and the kitchen team, john & MJ work so hard and are currently working on new and innovative menus for next season.
As I said I’m baised, but we gave had some great feedback this year from couples, family members and friends, and indeed from those events further bookings. This is just one from last weekend:
Hi Dan,

On behalf of us Tycer’s may I say a massive thank you for all your hard work. Laura was absolutely amazing and went above and beyond making sure everything went to plan once we arrived and did more than we ever expected. Meanwhile, you must have worked your socks off in the kitchen and we have been inundated with compliments on the food. I just wish I could manage to eat it all!!! It truly was wonderful and the food to me was a big part of getting the day right.

We will highly recommend you to anyone who will listen.

All the best for your future events.

Mr and Mrs Tycer.

Cheesy maybe? But it follows at trend over the year, our remit works, we hope to continue this into 2014. I see no reason why not, we have great chefs, a good hardworking front of house team and above all, we all love our job, we go to a wedding every weekend!!

This is our new promo leaflet, new menus, pictures from actual events this year, no stock shots here! If you would like one, please contact me laura@kingfishercaterers.co.uk

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Busy busy at HQ!

Another busy one for the KF team this weekend, Lauren & Chris’s marquee wedding in Wormley, 128 day guests, 180 in the evening, Emma’s wedding, 4 course dinner for 280 day plus a further 70 in the evening, and then Sunday a fork buffet lunch for 50 in Wheathampstead!
Dan has been cracking the whip in the kitchens! John & MJ have so far made 300 portions of vegetable dauphinoise, 300 lemon possets in chocolate cups. Tomorrow 450 kebabs to prep, 300 sticky toffee puds & 450 portions of chocolate brownie!
Go guys! Making my tummy rumble already!

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kingfisher’s Hat Trick Weekend!

Bright & early on Saturday morning 3 teams left Kingfisher HQ, with enough prepped food to feed a small army! Sun shinning, Dan & Ian made their way to Masons Bridge Farm in Epping For Louise & Daniel’s wedding, 1500 canapés on board along with Barbeque skewers of Lemon & herb chicken, soy salmon fillets & Peppered steaks. The ceremony took place in their parents garden, entertainment was provided by an authentic Mexican Band to which the bride & groom performed a very entertaining first dance! Great day had by all.
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Becca & her team were with James & Hayley at the Holly Bush in St Albans, the couple arrived in a vintage MG, which all the guests then wrote best wish messages on! What lovely touch! They had spent a lot of time on the details for the day, even making this very quirky sign!
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John, myself and team were back at the picturesque Brook Farm with Siobhan & Gareth for a beautiful Tipis Barbecue reception! Big Irish family who looked capable of drinking the 6 kegs of Guinness & beer we had! Ceremony took place beside the lake, followed by champagne canapé reception. Barbecue was served followed by a mini dessert platter to each table, yum! Dancing to the Irish band followed, the beer flowed and they partied hard into the early hours! Well done to Alex and Joel who were told how to pour the perfect pint by nearly every Irishman!
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During the evening we served fish & chips and chicken noodle boxes, great evening choices to keep everyone going!
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So our first triple weekend went without a hitch, thanks to everyone involved, a lot of hard work, but 3 very happy couples who will remember their special day as we will for ever!

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Honey glazed Chicken Skewer anyone?

Our not so smiley chefs!! Concentrating to get it just right! Well done guys, looks delicious!

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