From the host – “I want to thank you and Miri so much for the time and effort you put into the weekend celebration – I know you went above and beyond the call of duty! All the guest reviews were overwhelmingly positive! ” Tom & Izzy C., London.
A stylish young couple from London decided to hold their wedding and reception at a relatives property in Kent. They asked us to feed their friends and family twice during the afternoon and evening, which made this reception one of the largest (in terms of diversity of food we produced) we have ever done.
First off – the bride and groom wanted a “grazing table” straight after the ceremony at around 3.00pm – This was an idea that the bride had spotted in Italy – a couple of beautifully laid out tables of upmarket cold cuts including meats, roast beef, hams, quality spanish salamis and chorizo, terrines, dips, breads, cheeses, crudités, olives, stuffed peppers and much more.
The grazing tables were planned in consultation with the bride and groom over a period of weeks before the event. We even supplied a table where we carved an entire bone-on (hoof and all) Spanish Iberico ham directly on request from the guests – a little added showbiz to make the buffet very special. We planned the tables with absolute precision because we had to transport and rebuild the tables as we imagined them to be on our table “map”.
The grazing Tables were left open for service for around 1½ hours – during that time we topped up the tables with more food and tidied and cleaned as needed.
At around 4.30pm we consolidated all the remaining “grazing table” food onto one table and cleared the other large buffet table for salads and deserts to go with the main courses.
At around this time we shut the truck down for a full clean and a quick turnaround, turning on the grills and ovens to transform the Deli Truck into a “Street-food” venue. At around 6.30pm we opened for orders as people moved truck-side to order their main courses.
We cooked-to-order a selection of Deli Truck favourites including – Our Cajun Sea Bass Sandwich, our 8 hour smoked pulled pork, our home made salt beef on rye and our fabo crunchy-on-top Mac and Cheese. All the guests could then move to the buffet table for condiments and salads. With 130 people there was always going to be a bit of a queue for food that had to be cooked and prepared fresh and to-order – but this turned into a positive, as old friends and relatives met each other in line, and the gossiping and story telling began.
This was one of the best parties we had ever undertaken. The clients knew what they wanted and were prepared to “spend for quality”. The crowd was universal in their praise of our food – which is one of the most rewarding parts of our job, knowing that we have fed the masses with top quality food in a fun and relaxed way.
Our heartfelt thanks to our clients – the newly married Tom and Izzy – The both of you are fun, relaxed, easy to deal with and true raconteurs and gourmets. Thank you for making our business such a pleasurable and rewarding vocation.