“I have said this in person but would also like to put in writing – the event last night was FABULOUS!! From the exceptional organisation, to the wonderful guides to the delicious food, it was just fantastic. I have had so many people say to me today that it is the best conference dinner they have ever been to. I should note some of these people travel the world going to academic conferences, so this is a serious accolade!”

Academic Dinner at Mary Rose Museum - September 2018

“Dear Helen and Sally, Apologies I have only just managed to get this to you but we wanted to say a huge thank you to you both and the team for Friday night’s efforts. We couldn’t rate you more highly for a most super-efficient service, friendly staff, delicious food and all round pleasant experience. You made our lives so easy on the night, even with some Vegetarian issues that got thrown in at the last minute!!! Jo was an absolute star from the offset, so helpful and nothing was too much effort. She even relieved Lizzie and I of our ‘extra’s’ to put on the tables leaving us with more time on our hands before everyone descended! Massive thanks again. We’ve had nothing but positive feedback regarding the food and service so obviously passing on your details and raving about you all. Fantastic to meet you all and thanks so much again, Best Wishes, ”

Emma and Lizzie Re Yacht Masters Ball LYH September 2018

“Jo, We are just back from our little break away and I wanted to drop you a quick email to say what a great job you and your team did on Saturday. Not only was the food outstanding but the more we think about it the more impressed we are with how you managed the day. We threw you a number of curve balls, not least moving the speeches at the last minute but you took everything in your stride. We were really impressed with how you got on with things completely unobtrusively and made good decisions about how to use things we just left lying around for you (squash, cheese boards, marshmallows to name a few). You also did an excellent job clearing up which made our job on Sunday morning much easier. Thanks again Rich and Annie ”

Rich and Annie Pylewell Park - August 2018

“Was hoping to have some thank you cards printed by now, but the week just whizzed by, so for now, an email will have to suffice. You personally rock!!! And the company you have created is superb - inspirational. You played such a huge part in organising our day and making it a huge success. When I came to you on that second meeting, it was such a turning point. You gave me complete piece of mind, not only over the food, but how the day would run with the help of the Vanilla Team. And while i'm on the subject of food, it was stunning, all of it, from the canapés, right through to the desserts. So many people commented on the quality, presentation and most importantly the yumminess of it all!!! So thank you....from both Phil and I, from the bottom of our hearts for helping to create such a magical day. Thank so much again. Love Jo and Phil xxx ”

Jo and Phil August 2018

“Hi Gemma, Just to say thank you for making our day extra special, everyone has said how much they enjoyed the food and in particular how it just kept coming. I think most people went home well oiled too, so thank you to you and the team as well, Please pass on our thanks to everyone involved, it really was exceptional and glad we chose you, Thanks and regards, Darren and Clare ”

Darren and Clare RMM July 2018

“Morning Melissa We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team for all that you did on Saturday. There have been endless comments about the quality of the food and the service that was provided! Thanks again C&C ”

Charlie and Cara St Cross June 2018

“Hello, Just wanted to send a little email to say THANK YOU so so much for all your hard work on our Wedding day on 14th July. Melissa was absolutely incredible and we cannot thank her enough...putting one very stressed Bride-to-be at complete ease the day before and again on our wedding day. The team were amazing and really attentive. The food was delicious and we had so many comments about the yummy food choices and the staff and how lovely they were. Everything was thought of before we even thought of it and there were so many little touches that made our day really special. Our ceremony being outside would have seemed stressful and hard work but your team made it effortless and really worked hard all day. From our initial meet to the day itself...everything has been just perfect. I've left a review on google but please let us know if there is anywhere else that we can leave a review for you all. Look out for our card in the post :) Many thanks, Danielle and Jamie x ”

Danielle and Jamie , Old dairy Farm July 2018

“Dear Melissa, Sally & the Vanilla Team, We have just returned from our honeymoon and wanted to now take the opportunity to thank you for your fantastic catering and hard work at our wedding. You were both incredibly profession and flexible in helping us achieve our vision and we were so pleased with the end result. Melissa and the staff clearly worked very hard on the day and looked after our guests so well. We had so many compliments and we will be sure to recommend you to others in the area. Thank you so much again, Hannah & Henry – Breamore House, Sat. 26th May 2018 ”

Hannah & Henry – Breamore House, Sat. 26th May 2018

“Melody and Gemma Some great feedback for you... The pre planning for this event was stress free and simple. Melody... working with you to sort out the details was a pleasure Gemma... your advice and guidance on the menu was brilliant. The day was fantastic. Vanilla were so good - the canapés and food were so tasty and served by incredibly pleasant and unassuming staff. We are so thankful. all in all - a wonderful evening. Thank you both for making this so easy and so enjoyable. ”

Mark Re Canape party at Bombay Sapphire July 2018

“Dear Sally I cannot express enough how much I appreciate the style, service and quality Vanilla has brought to West Green House Opera. The feedback we have had has been entirely positive, from the quality of the food, the excellence of the presentation and the charm of the service. Please pass on my very sincere thanks to every member of your team all of whom were so friendly and so impressive throughout. Thank you very very much indeed. To find caterers of your quality who can continue to deliver in heat, wind and rain is exceptional indeed. Please keep me up to speed with all that you’re doing Thank you all again so much and here’s to the future. ”

Marketing at West Green House Opera , August 2018

“Hi Melissa, We both want to thank you so much for organising our wedding. We had such a lovely day - in fact it was perfect!! Every one said how much they enjoyed it. The food was excellent, the staff very attentive and friendly and the setting was wonderful! I would certainly recommend the venue!! Dan, the Bar Manager, was also very friendly and professional. I would love to relive the day again as I enjoyed it so much! We have been back a couple of times during the day for a drink and snack and we intend to come and have a Sunday lunch too! Kind regards Pat and Bob x ”

Pat and Bob Wedding at Port House July 2018

“Dear Gemma Sunday’s lunch party was very successful. Lots of compliments on the food and the Vanilla team looked after everyone very well. Such easy people to have in the house - they just got on with it and left everything in perfect order when they’d finished. Thanks again (and especially for the wonderful weather!) ”

Marion - Private Birthday Party - June 2018

“Hi Gemma I am emailing on behalf of us all to express our heartfelt thanks for all your help at Carly and Sam’s wedding last Saturday. We want to thank you and your team so much for all your hard work. It was a very special day that we had planned for over a year and had dreamed of since Carly was born! We appreciate you also had to get involved in turning round the venue from ceremony to dinner and then on to the evening party. We would not have been able to cope had you not all mucked in to help and make it happen. The food was fantastic, the service superb and your supervision a calming influence over all the festivities and celebrations. Thanks again and we will be pleased to recommend you to anyone. Kindest Regards Nick ”

Carly and Sams Wedding - Guilbert Whites House June 2018

“Dear Sally, Well you did us proud again - thank you so much for brilliant food and excellent service. We were so lucky with weather both on Saturday & Sunday. Everything ran well and Bride & Groom looked very happy Many thanks again to yourselves and all boys and girls serving, good team all very professional. Such a lovely day and weekend ”

Mim and Alex wedding 26 May 2018 x 190 Guests

“Everything was perfect, and from you early advice to the reunion secretary Richard and Rosie onwards, you enthused them for the prospect of a very special dinner. Your attention to detail, flexibility and charm made the whole experience a delight. Andy backed you throughout most professionally, and we were impressed by Vanilla (and Louis) with both the food and their service. Everyone made a great professional impression on the guests. Among the guests were an ex Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), a Vice CDS, a Deputy CDS, (one lord and 2 knights!), generals from the US, Australia, Sweden, plus British admirals and generals and air commodores, and a lot of ex senior civil servants. They have been around Chichester for a busy programme for 4 days. Unanimously they all declared that last night was the highlight of the whole reunion, without a doubt. The meal was the best they had. I would be pleased if you can pass on my message to all involved. Bravo Zulu! Very best wishes John ”

Mary Rose Corporate Fine Dinning Event May 2018

“We write to thank you and the staff for helping to make the above wedding a success for all concerned. There was a lovely atmosphere in the Tithe Barn and the staff had worked hard to help create this by lighting all the candles and laying out the tables in readiness for our arrival from the church. We had arrived earlier than expected due to the inclement weather and yet they coped with this admirably. It was due to our early arrival that we ran out of prosecco before the meal and I have to praise Cath for the tactful way in which she dealt with this problem and moved things along as quickly as possible. She was an excellent manager and nothing seemed to phase her.”

Roy & Sue, Tithe Barn

“Thank you so much for your continuing support of Breast Cancer Haven. It was wonderful to have your girls making and serving the fabulous canapés you create at Vanilla. I love them and at every event there are so many positive comments. I really do appreciate your generosity and I wanted to make sure you know how grateful we all are. ”

Sally Taylor, Breast Cancer Haven

“Just wanted to send a message of thanks to the excellent team who looked after us on Saturday night. As an organiser I have to say this was the easiest event and less stressed at the time, I have organised so far. Your staff were all approachable, friendly and efficient. The food was delicious, hot and served table by table which was perfect as no-one had to wait. The evening was managed perfectly by Keeley and Daniel was great fun and professional behind the bar.”

Melanie, AD Mechanical

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team for the food at our event yesterday at Bombay Sapphire Distillery. The food was amazing: the ‘oohs’, ‘aaahs’ and ‘mmms’ coming from the five tables spoke volumes – everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. And from me personally, the terrine was the best I have ever had! The waiting staff were friendly, super-efficient and the timings of the food coming out was spot on.”

Beccie, Bombay Sapphire Distillery

“We wanted to write a note to say a huge thank you for all of your hard work towards and at our wedding at Sopley Mill. From the word go everyone we spoke to was so helpful and supportive. The food and service were incredible and many people commented on how good the meal was. The wedding breakfast is a huge part of any wedding and ours was perfect, thanks to all of you. A special thanks to Cath for all you did and for being so patient with us.”

Amy & Mike, Sopley Mill

“Thank you so very much for all you did for our wedding at the Elephant in August. We had so many compliments on the amazing food, it really was delicious. Your help throughout the whole process was so efficient and greatly appreciated. The day went seamlessly.”

Rachel & Ben, Elephant Boat Yard

“Sally, during the initial booking stages, through to Helen, Chloe and Ed on the night were fantastic. Last minute changes in the run up to the event and on the night were dealt with professionally. Helen and Chloe dealt with a number of specific personal requests which just made the evening far more enjoyable for all those that attended. The food was ‘top draw’ and in many ways better than some of the food I have been served in Officers messes across the Army. The Goat’s Cheese Panna Cotta was marvellous and the beef cheek was to die for. Once again thank you for a great night of food and service – the mess wish you all the best for the future.”

Major A R Grainger REME, Fort Nelson

“Thanks so much for the lovely food, great service on the day and efficient organisation in the build-up. I have had loads of letters from the guests saying how much they enjoyed the food and most importantly my parents were delighted. So many thanks to you and your team.”

Richard, Diamond Wedding Anniversary

“Thank you so much for all your help planning and coordinating the catering at our wedding. The food was superb, we loved it, and had masses of compliments from all of our guests. Our vegan guest said he hadn’t eaten so well in years. We were really impressed with the quality of all the food and the waitresses were very efficient at serving it all. We had a fabulous day and knowing you were there to coordinate everything I the marquee meant we could relax and enjoy the day. We will not hesitate in recommending you to all our family and friends.”

Claire & Mark Marquee Wedding

“May I please on behalf of HantsAbility express my thanks for the great support we received before, during and after our charity ball at the Guildhall. The quality and quantity of the food provided was excellent and has received many favourable comments from our guests. Sally and her team on the night were very helpful and supportive and took every opportunity to add value. It was much appreciated that they also took the trouble to wear masks to fit in with our theme. Their service was excellent and a special extra mention for Sally who is a great professional.”

Paul, HantsAbility

“We would like to sincerely thank you and your team at Vanilla for the amazing food served at our wedding breakfast and later in the evening. The food was amazing! We all had a brilliant time, everything ran smoothly and was incredibly well organized (and stress free from our perspective). All of our guests commented on how friendly and helpful you all were, and at least a dozen have been trying to guess the recipe for the soup!”

Darren & Simon, Spinnaker Tower

“Wow what an amazing service you delivered. The catering was truly amazing, so kind polite & accommodating. All our guests commented on how fantastic the food and canapes were – we would most definitely use your service again. Thank you so much the party was a great success.”

Sabrina, Birthday Party

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you on behalf of Derek and myself for helping make our wedding so memorable on Saturday. Lots of people have said to us how lovely the food was and a few people have said it was the best wedding food they have ever had! The service was just as good as the food. Our only concert with the Royal Marines Museum as a venue was the lack of bar facilities, however the temporary bar worked really well. We had a fantastic day and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Vanilla Catering in the future to others.”

Sharon & Derek, Royal Marines Museum

“On behalf of our Chairman, the Hampshire Fare Directors and team, I would like to thank Vanilla for creating such a delicious menu of Hampshire Fare Canapés at our 20th anniversary party last Thursday. We really appreciate the effort that went into making the evening such a success. Everything went so smoothly, from our first meeting with you to the evening itself. It is a pleasure to work with you.”

Sophie, Hampshire Fare

“Dawn and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for catering our weeding. The food was absolutely delicious – we had numerous compliments from guests who said it was the best wedding food they had ever had! We said that we wanted lovely food at our wedding and Vanilla certainly delivered on that front – thank you! Thank you also for all the time you put in in the months leading up to the day itself. With our best wishes. ”

Peter & Dawn, Farbridge Barn