Dave & Hannah Cross
We are well known amongst friends and family for enjoying good food and we were determined to ensure this continued for our wedding. After getting quotes from the usual local companies we were stunned by the prices for the bog standard goats cheese tarts and chicken wrapped in ham with rubbery vegetables let alone anything that people would truly remember. It seems that prices double when the word ‘Wedding’ is mentioned.
We looked around more and heard that Plates were now doing weddings. We contacted Faye and David (or plates if you prefer!) and as soon as we heard back from them we knew they were for us. They were incredibly professional throughout and this isn’t just a job for them, it’s a passion – something others tell you but you can really see it here. They were genuinely excited about our wedding and got to know us as a couple which was important and paid dividends later.
We were able to tailor things to our taste rather than get an off the shelf package that others offer for twice the price. When we tasted the options they were all incredible. The hardest part was narrowing it down to 2 options! The food was better than most restaurants we’ve been to and they were happy to tweak dishes to taste. I think it is telling that nearly all of the couples at our wedding chose one of each of the options so that they could taste each other’s as the whole menu was just so tempting.
On the day itself (and the days leading up to it) they worked incredibly hard and continued to help us with our last minute questions. We organised and managed our wedding ourselves and Faye and David ensured the catering side of things was as smooth as possible.
Faye and David went above and beyond what was required of caterers. The food was out of this world and people are still talking about it 5 months on! Food aside, they are nice, genuine people – planning with them felt more like a relaxed pint in the pub amongst friends. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them!
Faye and Dave catered for my 30th birthday in 2013. I gave them the difficult theme of a black and white party. Everyone wore black and white, the decor was black and white and the food had to be black and white! I was so pleased and impressed with the menu they came up with and the running of the event itself (which was held as a pop-up supper club at their home).
All my guests (18 of them) were welcomed by Faye and Dave wonderfully, glasses filled up and courses delivered promptly – even though there were 7 of them! The food was delicious, innovative and really fun. I would definitely recommend Faye and Dave catering for any event, as they’re super flexible and able to provide specific dietary requirements within your brief. They use fresh and locally sourced ingredients and you can really tell how passionate they are about the work they do and how much they care about meeting your needs. They also strive to ensure you enjoy the event as much as your guests do!
We have regularly used Faye and Dave to cater for our events over the years and have always contacted them again to continue to provide their quality services. They put in a lot of time and effort finding out how they can accommodate your budget and cater for any dietary requirements that need to be taken into consideration. They have delivered beautifully cooked and handmade food each time. I would recommend them for any corporate event.
Marshall and Brookes, Thank you for catering for our daughters christening, the food was absolutely amazing and was definitely a hit with all our guests who are still talking about it now! All the dishes were original and suited everyones tastes. The service was exceptional and you took all the worry on the day away from us. I would recommend you to anyone hosting an event.
The whole concept of the supper club is amazing from start to finish. The atmosphere is always great, the couple who run it are very friendly, the other guests are usually really interesting & charming and the food is out of this world…the most amazing dishes and flavours. I would wholeheartedly recommend this supper club (but shhhhh…don’t tell too many people or we won’t all be able to fit in!)
Creative food that tastes as good as it looks; served with smiles by a couple who are passionate about what they do.
The food is always outstanding and Faye and Dave are such brilliant hosts it’s always a great night out – and such great value for money too. Highly recommended!
For anyone who hasn’t sampled Faye and David’s wonderful food – it should be on your ‘Bucket List’! Get to their next event and be prepared to savour something special, imaginative and absolutely delicious. They’re also a couple of the nicest people that you could wish to meet.