At Kelmsley Catering & Events we all work hard because we love what we do and we are very conscientious. We have the knowledge and experience to make sure your wedding or event is perfect in everyway. But don't just take our word for it, read our testimonials below...
"Jacqueline and her team are exceptional. Right from our first enquiry through to planning and on our actual wedding day, the service, creativity, passion and attention to detail was first class. Jacqueline helped to understand our theme and brought that to life with quirky ideas and detail. The service on the day was oustanding with lots of guests commenting on our how friendly and attentive the staff were and the food was absolutely delicious! Not only that, Jacqueline and her team went the extra mile to help with other bits and pieces on the day which really helped out. Cannot recommend highly enough! Thank you!"
Ami & Sam, Wedding Catering, Mannings Heath, West Sussex
"Jacqueline and her team catered for the fund raising charity ball my daughter organised and I was very impressed with the food. There are not a lot of catering services who could have pulled it off they way this was done. Superb food, served beautifully on the plate and tasting scrumptious. Well done to all of you!!"
Ilse, Charity Gala for 150, London
"A massive THANK YOU to Jacqueline and her team at Kelmsley for the incredibly personalised service they provided for mine and Sarah's wedding at Brookfield Barn recently. The team couldn't have been more accommodating. Right from the start the team took lots of time to discuss our needs and wishes. Nothing was too much trouble...sourcing Halal meat for us, two room changes with numbers of 135, a combination of guests who would drink alcohol and those who wouldn't to serve plus their florist provided the most gorgeously beautiful flowers as well. They were professional and friendly from the get go and the food - from the canapés, 3 course meal and tea/coffee - was yummy! We wouldn't hesitate in recommending them to anyone. Just thank you for everything! Love Riz and Sarah x"
Wedding Catering, Mannings Heath, Horsham, West Sussex.
"Jacqueline and her team recently catered for our wedding. From the beginning, we knew we had made the right choice. She was the only one of the many catering companies we contacted who took the time to telephone me to chat about our requirements for the big day. Her enthusiasm is infectious and she has an excellent knowledge of all things culinary.
Before the big day we had a tasting of our chosen menu that included my parents which was lovely - Jacqueline even showed us round her garden and pointed out where she was growing edible flowers to garnish our salad starter.
On the day, our wedding breakfast was exceptional. From the fresh summer salad with the crunchy chorizo cubes to the succulent guinea fowl and the deliciously boozy Eton Mess - they say you never really remember your wedding meal but we certainly have!
Jacqueline has an excellent team of staff too. Marie-Louise was very helpful in the lead up to the wedding, she contacted suppliers on our behalf to ensure they knew all the details and she was also a great help to me on the day itself. She kept me calm and helped me find my things when I needed them (it's impossible for a bride to carry a handbag so this was really helpful!).
Special mention should go to two ladies who laid the table to my very high standards, they understood how important it was to me to have everything done perfectly.
All in all they are an excellent company to use for your special event!"
Sarah & Rob, Wedding Catering for 180 at Dunottar School in Reigate, Surrey
"Jacqueline developed a menu of canapés specifically designed to complement each of our new tea blends. She has made relevant and tasty menu recommendations on canapé food pairing to the different qualities and flavours of the teas and has adapted proposals to suit our needs. The food has been excellent and always delivered on time, with help on presentation. I would highly recommend Jacqueline’s food and she is a pleasure to work with."
Georgina, Twinings Tea UK, Canape Party, London
"On behalf of myself and my new husband I would just like to thank Jacqueline and the Kelmsley Team for what was an incredible meal at our wedding on Saturday. Every detail, from the flowers decorating the canape trays to the stunning 3 course meal was perfect! The lovely Louise even walked me to the bathroom and held my dress out of the mud- certainly going the extra mile! If it were possible, we would give you 6 stars! Thank you xxxx"
Laura & Chris, Wedding Catering at Knepp Castle, Shipley, West Sussex
"Jacqueline, we can't thank you enough for helping us to have the most amazing wedding day. All the team went absolutely above and beyond and we can't believe how wonderful you all were. All of our guests have commented on how lovely the food was and all of your little touches were lovely. The team were so professional and we couldn't have wanted any better. Your camper van wedding car was great fun and Mike was a great driver!"
Vicky & Dan, Hog Roast Wedding Catering for 100, Ockley, Surrey
We would like to thank you for your flexibility, professionalism, hard work, smile and good spirit at all time! We are so lucky we found you and it was a real pleasure to prepare everything to the last detail with you. We are grateful that you came on board of each one of our ideas, giving your best advice to make it perfect. And it was perfect indeed! The food was delicious and we had plenty. Our guests keep telling us how good the hog roast was, without mentioning the cake! We also appreciated your attention to details and you made sure everyone had exactly what they needed, when they needed it. Please also extend our thanks to all your staff, in particular Marie-Louise but not only. They were all very nice and transmitted their love for their work. They really seemed to enjoy the day.
I enclose some photos to remind you all those good (i hope they were for you too!) moments.
A million thanks again"
Audrey and Alfredo, Rustic Barn Wedding for 120, Canapes, Hog Roast Catering, Naked Wedding Cake, Evening buffet, Horsham, West Sussex.
The delicous food was enjoyed by all at our tasting last week. Thank you for matching dishes to our blends, the vanilla panna cotta with raspberry coulis & almond shortbread biscuits were certainly a favourite. We will be in touch about future events for sure.
Catering Manager, Moet Hennessy, London.
"Hello Jacqueline, Just to let you know we had a wonderful party!
Marie Louise and George were both great, and became part of the party with their friendliness and efficiency. Everyone agreed it was a real pleasure having them with us. The food was fantastic and plentiful – loved the crab tartlets!! Please pass my thanks again to both of them! Very best regards, and if and when we have a large party again, I will definitely get in touch. Best Regards, RJ."
Canape Party & Buffet Catering for 35 in Guildford, Surrey.
"Jacqueline, we want to say a big thankyou to you and your team, Marie-Louise and George. While getting ready in the morning it was lovely listening to how well you all got on with each other and to smell the food as you freshly prepared it on site. The food was perfect and we have had lots of comments on how great it was from our guests (especially the scones)! But it was all of the little extra little things that made working with you and your team perfect – from doing a sun dance (it worked!), Marie-Louise teaching the guests how to make mojitos, the loan of your grandmother’s beautiful cake knife, to the calm and collected manner you all assessed the site and set everything up so beautifully. Right from the first phone call nothing was too much trouble and you all took such great care to bring our ideas to life. We cannot have asked for more. We really couldn't recommend your company highly enough. You are a fantastic team and helped to make our day extra special. Thank you!"
Emma & Andy, Afternoon tea and BBQ Wedding Catering for 30 people, Kent
"I am writing to thank you and your remarkable team very much for the most marvellously organised and aesthetically pleasing party on Saturday last. From the kilner jars, which I now fully
appreciate, through to the delicious breads and salads and finally the pudding presentation - each played a part in contributing to a successful and 'incident' free event.
You and your staff managed the delivery and expectations of the young revellers most diplomatically and efficiently with the result that majority of guests were either at home or in bed here by 3.30 and not too drunk - thank you. And George was a delight, oh and a very professional security guy too!
Going forward I will certainly be happy to give any reference you may like and I will be recommending you to anyone who asks!
Meanwhile I wish you every success with you business, you deserve to flourish. It was a pleasure to meet you and the team."
Alice in Wonderland Themed 21st Birthday Party Catering for 120, Guildford, Surrey
"Hi Jacqueline, The food was great and your staff were absolutely fantastic, they really helped in making it an amazing day.
Nothing was too much for them and they looked after us extremely well. Thank you very much, we will definitely come back to you the next time we need caterers
Dan and Louise, Wedding Catering, Intimate 5 Course Dinner Party for 20, Kent
"Thank you Jacqueline and Marie-Louise, what a day, and I couldn't have done it without you. You were fantastic, our heart felt thanks for everything you have done to make our wedding day so wonderful."
Mr and Mrs Day, Wedding Buffet Catering, Littlehampton, West Sussex
"Dear Jacqui Thank you very much for the amazing job you did for Charlotte and Patrick's wedding reception on Friday. The table looked stunning, as did the cake (your father's beautiful gladioli is still gracing my piano) and the food, of course, was excellent. Your staff were all amazing and really did you credit. You really did help the day to run smoothly and effortlessly for all present and everybody had a fantastic day. Your advice during the planning stages was invaluable and the smoked trout starter was an inspired touch. Thank you again for all your help. I will definitely be recommending you to all my friends. Love from Debora x"
Wedding Catering for 20 at Duncton Mill Fisheries, Petworth, West Sussex
"I just wanted to say how thrilled we were with everything you did for the wedding and the lead up to it. Your enthusiasm and effort into all of it was brilliant, it was such a huge relief to know that whole part of the event was being looked after someone who shared my extreme attention to details and styling and shared the same vision I had without me ever needing to explain it!
The food was amazing, how you managed to slow cook that many lambs legs to precision was just astounding! Everyone had such fun carving them!
A special mention has to go out to your staff, they were so so soooo lovely, and it was great to see that they too were so enjoying the event and being so friendly and fab to everyone! Special thank you has to go to the lady who rescued our cake toppers!
Also a huge thank you to Mike and the lovely Lola, the van looked gorgeous and it was great to spend a little longer driving back to the house so Alex and I could get a moment to talk about it all! The Photo Booth too was a great success, some of those photos are just hilarious! Thank you again to the staff who helped run that, especially for putting up with so many visits from my slightly over enthusiastic nephews and nieces.
Lastly thank you to Mike for his genius idea for lighting the Sparkler Send off, my parents were rather worried about it but it seemed to go great.
I hope all the planning goes well for your exciting day, it can’t be long now! Good luck with all your catering, I have no doubt you will nail it and it will be wonderful! Also big thank you for the drinks party, Mum and Dad said it went really well and I know all the guests enjoyed it too, hopefully you will get a few more calls from Chobham seeing as the whole village seemed to be there!"
Cat & Alex, Marquee Wedding Catering for 120, Afternoon tea nibbles, sharing style three course meal, VW Campervan wedding car, VW Campervan Photo booth and much more, Chobham, Surrey.
"The party on Saturday was brilliant, so much fun! Everything tasted lovely, especially the cupcakes! They were so yummy!! Thanks for your help in organising the event! "
Lauren, 21st Birthday Buffet Catering in Southwater, West Sussex.
"Thanks so much for yesterday, you and your team were absolutely fantastic. Everyone has been saying how amazing the food and you and your team were. From start to finish you were really vital in pulling off such an amazing day. We will be singing your praises for many years to come, love Tom, Karen & Isabelle xx"
Tipi Wedding with Canapes, hog roast catering, vintage ice cream stand & pork pie wedding cake for 120 guests at North Hill Farm Campsite, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth.
"I just wanted to drop you a line to say how brilliant everything was for our Wedding and to thank you so much for all your incredibly hard work (and that of your team). The food was fantastic and everything was just perfect. I know you went above and beyond for us and it really showed."
Charlotte & Alex, Canapes and Hog Roast Banquet Wedding Catering for 120, Godalming, Surrey.
"Thanks so much for all your efforts on our special day, Everyone has commented on the great food and your team where exemplary. Best wishes for the future."
Tom & Lizzie, Three course sharing style wedding breakfast for 120, 'The Assylum' Peckham, London.
"I cannot recommend Kelmsley Catering & Events highly enough. I have used other caterers in Horsham but Jacqueline is head and shoulders above anyone I've worked with before. Highly professional and hugely organised, I was able to enjoy a day with my friends knowing their every need was met. From serving champagne to canapés (you HAVE to order to order the sushi as it is second to none) and to serving a 2 course buffet meal, I cannot recommend Jacqueline highly enough. She even put a picnic on for the children and saw to it that they were looked after and happy. Everyone has told me that they have never experienced an event like it. The only thing I can say is that she is undercharging and should put her prices up. Anyone would be lucky to have Jacqueline provide for an event. Jacqueline is a superstar! So lovely, professional and committed to what she does, you cannot hold an event without her. I am already planning my next."
Penny Webb, Familias & Company, Canapes and Hot Buffet Catering, Horsham, West Sussex
"I would like to congratulate you on the splendid selection of food you served at new Semmco facility in Woking yesterday which was officially opened by Mr Ron Dennis CBE. The brief was to provide a menu featuring British inspired canapés from locally sourced fresh ingredients for 150 guests. You and your team prepared a menu which was original and creative, a perfect match for the event. The food and drink was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The servers were well presented, did an excellent job and you couldn’t have been more helpful with everything organised to a T. Thank you for helping make the event a terrific success."
Julia Scott (Independent Adviser to Semmco Ltd), Corporate Canape Party, Woking, Surrey
"Steve and I want to thank you so much for helping us make our Wedding day so special. You went the extra mile giving us advice on music, flowers, décor, table decorations, food menus,
wines, cocktails and everything else that is required to make a Wedding special. Your attention to detail from table place settings to decoration was outstanding. We wanted someone to come in and do
everything from start to finish and you did that effortlessly with the help of your team. The canapés and bubbly served outside were perfect to set the stage. Our four course sit down feast was
absolutely amazing. My guests were astounded loving the quality and freshness. Our "cheese" Wedding cake which consisted of vintage cheddars and bries was beautiful and we finished the evening off
with your delicious chutneys and crackers.
We intend to celebrate our first anniversary in the similar style and couldn't imagine doing this without your help. Knowing that we will not have to worry about anything but to enjoying the day again will be wonderful."
Debbie and Steve, Country House Wedding, Outside Catering, Goddard's, Abinger Hammer, Surrey
"Thank you so very much for catering for our Wedding. It was amazing and we couldn't have done it without you. The turkey was lovely! Highly recommend. Thanks again xxxx"
Mr & Mrs Thornton, Wedding Catering, three course sit down meal for 60 at Faygate Place, Horsham, West Sussex
"Jacqueline and her wonderful team catered for our wedding in September. We enjoyed an afternoon tea and the food was absolutely beautiful and helped make our day extra special. The selection of treats were great and all very tasty. The scones were so good that one of the tables stole our plate of cakes! All of our guests loved the food and nobody was left hungry. Thank you very much to Jacqueline and her team for providing such great food and service."
Cathryn & Richard, Afternoon Tea Wedding Catering for 60, Crawley, West Sussex
“We were very impressed by Jacqui’s professionalism when she catered for our daughter’s wedding and on the following day did a lunchtime canapé party for 150. The food on both occasions was delicious and well presented and her staff did an amazing job turning the marquee around so that it looked fresh and welcoming for our guests on the Sunday. I would certainly recommend her.”
Mary Heath Bullock, Canape party catering for 150, Godalming, Surrey
"Jacqueline catered my 40th birthday party, providing delicious freshly prepared canapes for 50 guests, wonderful staff to serve and the wonderful Mike behind the bar. It was a fabulous night, my guests felt thoroughly spoilt and I was able to relax and enjoy my party, knowing that Jacqueline and her team had everything under control."
Catherine Park, Canape Party, West Byfleet, Surrey