Hiring a wedding caterer is a major consideration when planning your big day. After all, guests may forget the colour of your napkins or the song you played for your first dance, but they never forget a great (or awful!) meal. So whether you’re planning a traditional sit-down dinner or considering alternative wedding catering like grazing tables or an afternoon tea, you’ll want to make sure it’s on point. In my role providing event catering in Surrey and beyond, I feel lucky to be able to play such an important role in my clients’ celebrations, and I want to make sure that the whole process is as fun and stress-free as possible. I consider each wedding or event to be bespoke, so I adjust the process to suit the couple’s requirements and the size of the booking. To give you a little taste of working with The Curated Kitchen, here’s a breakdown of what to expect after you make that initial enquiry.

First steps

When I first hear from a new client, I’ll usually respond with our brochure and menus, and we’ll book in a discovery call. This allows me to get an initial feel for your requirements and the size of your wedding or event. I’ll then send you a bespoke quote, and follow it up with a consultation meeting in person (where I’ll also bring you something tasty to sample!).

Choosing a wedding caterer is about so much more than glossy brochures. That’s why I think it’s so important for us to meet and connect, and see if it’s a good fit. You’re putting a lot of faith in me, so the chemistry should be right! An in-person meeting also allows me to get a clear understanding of the ‘vibe’ of your wedding, as well as what you want your guests to experience, and you’ll be able to ask me any questions, to ensure we’re on the same page.

Before the wedding

After our meeting, if you decide to go ahead, a deposit will be required to secure the date. You’ll also receive a little gift from me to welcome you to the Curated Kitchen family, and say thank you!

In the weeks and months that follow, we’ll chat over messages, emails, and the phone as needed, to finalise details, ideas, and more. My clients often ask me for recommendations of other suppliers, and I’m always more than happy to share my contacts with you. It’s all about building a dream team who can make your vision come to life!

For larger events and weddings, we’ll usually meet again at least once, preferably at the venue, to discuss logistics and finer details. I want you to have as much flexibility as possible, so the final menu and other details don’t need to be confirmed until a month before the big day. I also host a supper club a couple of times a year, which gives potential or confirmed wedding couples the chance to get a better idea of the Curated Kitchen experience.

The wedding day and beyond

Usually, by the time the wedding day comes around, we’re like old friends (another reason I love my clients!). This means you can relax, super confident that everything is going to run smoothly and your guests are going to have an amazing foodie wedding experience eating the delicious menu we’ve designed for them to enjoy. Whether you’ve decided on a wedding feast, a curated grazing table or afternoon tea you can rest assured that it is made and styled with love!

My signature package wedding feast clients also receive a wedding and anniversary gift from me.

Ready to get started? I’d love to hear from you!

Dani x

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