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3 weeks, 15 weddings 2 parties and one prom !

Hi All

It’s two weeks since I have managed to get around to writing my blog. In the last two weeks we have catered for the marriages of Joanne and Chris, Nigel and Sophie, Louise and Steve, Claire and Alex, Nicola and Alex, Ellen and Ricky, Katy and Stuart, Nathan and Vic, Grant and Laura and Vicky and Steve. As a result of this we have donated over £300 pounds to the ellen macarthur cancer trust.

The venues we have catered include Farbridge barn. Tithe Barn, Hill Place, Bradgate Manor, Horsebridge Station and Winslowe House. For further details look at our preferred partners page where details of all these wonderful venues can be found.

So as you can see no time for blogging. This weekend we have 7 events, 5 weddings, one prom and a party so another busy one

Here’s a few thank you’s that came in this week

Hi Sally,

I hope all is well with you...just sending you a quick note from sunny/cloudy Thailand.

Stuart and I wanted to say a huge thank you to yourself, Kit and the whole team for last Thursday! We had an amazing day and you were amazing at pulling everything together...we have had so many comments on the food, pretty much every guest said it was the BEST food they have EVER had at a wedding, and I have to agree.

The service was top notch, what you would expect to get in a top restaurant and this didn't go unnoticed - my parents haven't stopped going on about how great you were.

So that's enough from me, we'll send you something a little more formal once we're back.

Katie xx

And another

Just a quick note to let you know we were guests at the Stuart & Katie Lancaster Wedding at Tythe Barn last week - which Vanilla catered for.

We were really impressed by everything. Your staff were very professional, quick & fun. The food was fantastic. Mass catering, in my experience, is not normally of a high standard but you proved me wrong!! The canapés were delicious and the main meal was perfectly presented and cooked.

Should I ever need caterers in the future - I will definitely come to you.

And another

Hi Helen

Just wanted to say how pleased and delighted we were with all the arrangements for our daughter Claire and Alex’s wedding on 18th June 2011.

From the moment we contacted you all those months ago you have been incredibly helpful and embraced our ideas and suggested changes when needed.

On the day your staff were warm and engaging to our guests – in fact many remarked to us how friendly and helpful they were – please convey our sincere thanks to Gemma and her front of house team for being so professional.

The food was also a star of the day – just what the happy couple wanted and absolutely delicious – how did you manage to keep it hot and the lamb pink cooking in a ‘tent’? Congratulations to you Helen and your kitchen team.

Our friend George who is a ‘Cheese Addict’ could not believe the cheese wedding cake – he is eating his way through some of the left overs as are we! I have attached some photos of the cheese cake for your file and will send you a link for the more professional photo’s when we have one. ( will send them separately as the file may be too big)

Thanks again to all at Vanilla - what a pleasure to work with a local company who are so talented at special events – we are waiting for another occasion to use you!!

With our very best wishes

Julie & Trevor Pritchard

Ok you know you want one more !

Hi Sam

Just a quick thank you for Saturday! Food was amazing everyone said how fab it was! And I don't think I ever tasted fudge like that! Absolutely gorgeous! Please thank all your staff for being so attentive! And thank you for organising everything so well!

Best wishes

Louise and Steve

It’s 1 July so the start of Hampshire Fare. Foody events will be taking place all over the county including are own delicious dessert classes. We are now fully booked with a long waiting list, we could have sold our dates ten times over so we may do some classes in the autumn too when we are not as busy so keep checking back or e mail me

The longest day has passed and if you thoughts are turning to Christmas don’t forget we will be running a series of party nights at Winchester Guildhall where delicious food and entertainment will be on offer from us. If you need any further information or want a copy of our menu packs  please do not hesitate to contact me

Did you know we have our own facebook page check it out especially the comments about our delicious banana tart tatin !

Three weeks to go until we find out if we have won the Hampshire Small Business of the year award.........So check back soon for all the news

Have a good week

Sally and the team

Friday 1st July 2011

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