Wedding Catering Hire Advice.
The question was popped and the answer was a “YES!” Now the fun really begins.
There’s a lot to sort out when you’er getting married and it can cause some sleepless nights, so I have decided to write down some hints and tips when it comes to finding the outside caterer.
Getting the right caterer will take a lot of stress off you if you get it right. There are a few simple things that you can do to be sure that your not going to get let down the week before the wedding or that the food is in fact safe to eat. The last thing you want is to poison the guests!
So you’ve decided on the type of food that you want and have started to look across the internet to find the perfect fit. You have got it down to three company’s you like the look of so how do you know who will be best for your big day. Well one way is to ask if you can try the food before you make any commitment to book. If this isn’t possible like with my company then ask if they have any past client’s reviews. Preferably on another website like www.yell.com that anyone can access and leave a review. Google will also show any reviews that have been left on a Google registered business. I didn’t even know people could leave reviews on my Google listing until I happened to notice people had in fact left reviews about us.
So now you are armed with a lot of reviews you need to check a couple of other things. Is the company you want to cater for your wedding registered with their local councils food and hygiene inspector? This should be very easy to find out, just ask the catering company what council they are listed with and what star rating they have. You should then be able to look at that councils website and find the company listed with their star rating. 5 Stars is best. If you can’t find them on the council website just give the council a ring and they should be able to help. We are registered with our local council but I’ve never found us on their website. Some are better than others I guess.
The food hygiene star rating will not tell you how good the food is, it will just let you know that the caterers know how to prepare and serve the food they make safely. If the company you want to use isn’t registered find out why as it is a legal requirement. I would advise NOT using any catering company that is not registered with their local council food hygiene inspectors.
Public Liability Insurance
You will need to check the caterers Insurance and be sure that you and the venue are happy with it because if there is a problem you don’t want it on your head.
We all know things can go wrong with even a brand new vehicle so it may be a good idea to ask the caterer what would be the plan if a breakdown was to happen before or on the way to set up for the wedding. We have AA cover that will recover us and take us anywhere we want to go. We also use as new a vehicle as possible so to limit the chance of a breakdown. We also set off in good time to be sure we arrive in good time even if there’s a hold up on the roads.
If you’re on a budget and you find the caterer you want and you have chosen the menu you like but the quote has come back over your budget, always tell the caterer and in many cases they will try and get you what you want within your budget. I’m not saying every catering company will do that but I know we do and it never hurts to ask.
We often get clients asking us to add a little extra or they tell us they really want to use our services but company “XYZ” can do it a bit cheaper so when ever possible we try and match a like for like quote.
Don’t Over Cater
So many times we have spoken to future Bride and Grooms and many have told us story’s of a friends wedding where they never had enough food and the last thing they want for their wedding is to not book enough food. Stay calm, just have a good chat with the caterer about numbers and about exactly what you want. This may sound obvious but you will be looking at a great many things for your wedding and over catering because “You Think” that may be enough when in fact it’s far too much and you’re just throwing money away.
It’s really important to get a confident feeling when talking with any prospective catering company. While talking if you feel confident with all the answers to your questions this will be a very good sign that your catering will be in good hands. Part of the service we provide to to help our clients feel very confident that the catering at least is all sorted and no longer a worry. Now you can go on to the next item on your wedding list.
I hope that helped you a little and we hope that your special day is everything and more than you hoped for. The best of luck to you both in your future together.
Hi and welcome to our review of The Keeper And The Dell Wedding Venue Norfolk.
Your Paella catered for a wedding for 100 guests at The Keeper And The Dell in September 2017. We found this event location to be of a high standard. Everything was clean and tidy even down to the gravel. The staff rake the gravel to give it a very clean and crisp look.
We had no problem with finding the venue even though it’s off the beaten track. In fact that really adds to the events charm.
The facility’s are basic but that also adds to the overall charm. It has a really nice rustic feel that works perfectly if your looking to get married with a rustic country vibe.
As caterers we had no problem getting our equipment in to the area that was given to us and was offered refreshments which was very kind of the hosts. They also made sure we had everything we needed to perform our task and that made this event flow with no problems at all. We would be delighted to cater at this venue again!
The whole site allows itself for all kinds of party’s with an on site marquee all ready with tables and chairs, even a relaxing area under cover to the left of the marquee under another large wooden building.
On the edge of the main area there’s a row of barn type buildings that had a small bar area, seating area and also a coffee and tea making section.
We found the staff to be efficient and friendly.
We would recommend The Keeper And The Dell for any wedding or party!
Ample parking was available on a large grassed area that sits above the main areas well out of site of the main area.
You can find all the information about this Wedding and Event location on their website https://www.thekeeperandthedell.com
Paella chef’s working hard to cook over 100 portions of Paella at a private party.
The party was based on an outdoor picnic and the Paella chef’s found it to be a great success with all the guests, young and old alike. As a Paella chef I see many different types of party and I really do enjoy cooking Paella at all of them.
As you can see from the photos of the Paella party, it has a very relaxed and intimate feel to it. That is exactly what the hosts were aiming for.
These days outdoor party’s are becoming more popular than ever and many people are tuning to professional Paella Chef’s to provide a great tasting, healthy alternative for the main hot food.
Paella is such a versatile dish and Paella chef’s can cook various types of Paella to suit all of the guests. www.yourpaella.co.uk are specialists in the Paella catering field. Unlike many caterers Your Paella only cook Paella (and Spanish Tapas) and this is a major factor in the success of Your Paella. All the Paella Chef’s are trained to the highest standards and the main goal is to cook fantastic tasting Paella for you and your guests time after time.
Outdoor catering services come in all shapes and sizes and serve all kinds of food.
Outdoor catering is perfect for that special occasion, like a birthday or christening. In fact, when you need to feed a large group of people at an affordable price the Your Paella outdoor catering service is the perfect solution.
In many cases it can cost more to feed 100 guests with hot food than the cost of hiring Your Paella to come, cook and serve delicious fresh Paella.
Prices can start from just £7.50 per person when you are hosting a party for a minimum of 100 people. Don’t be fooled by this great value price into thinking that Your Paella serve anything less than high end fantastic quality Paella’s. As a professional outdoor catering company, Your Paella can take advantage of sourcing their ingredients at wholesale prices allowing them to bring a great taste and service at a great price.
So, what are you waiting for? Check out their main website now and get a free quote! Your guests will be glad you did! www.yourpaella.co.uk
Now your looking for a Paella Catering Company, check out Your Paella the professional Paella Catering Company that are based in Northamptonshire.
Although Your Paella are based in Northamptonshire, they are able to cover the whole of the UK.
Your Paella our a Paella catering company with a difference. Not only do they cook delicious Paella on site for your corporate event or private party, they do it with their famous Paella Cart! You won’t find another Paella catering company offering this service and at an unbeatable price too!
Your Paella prices start from just £8.50 per head* (see main website for more details) and are able to cook Paella in front of you and your guests, adding a more theatrical and entertaining way of providing hot, healthy food whatever the occasion.
Don’t just take our word for it, see what some of Your Paella clients have said in the past on the review area of the Yell.com website or take a look at what some of the guests at a wedding fair had to say when they were given a free sample of Your Paella in Kettering.
You may also want to checkout the Facebook page for Your Paella. You can find that if you click here. If you “Like” the Facebook page you will get all the latest information on Your Paella. Competitions, prizes, discounts and where and when Your Paella are attending any public events. You could even get involved with other Facebook fans of Your Paella and discuss all kinds of topics around Spain and its food and culture.
Your Paella can also supply tapas of various kinds to accompany Your Paella. So remember, if your looking for a Paella Catering Company that has great customer reviews at a price that’s right, get in touch with Your Paella today. They are always happy to help.
You can contact them on 01536 722707 or though their website. www.yourpaella.co.uk for a free no obligation quote.
Above is an image of how Your Paella looks attending a private party.
If your thinking of having a Paella Party, your in the right place! Paella at a party is a great choice and here are some of the questions that Your Paella have been asked when perspective clients have called for more information.
One of the first things to be asked is “How much is it to hire Your Paella for a party?” This question has a lot of variables. What Your Paella have done is to work out a general cost based on 100 portions of delicious Your Paella. This has made it a lot easier and clearer for our normal clients, who in most cases are looking to hire a Paella catering company to cook for 100+ guests. So if your in our price band area number 1. Then the cost is £600.00 or just £7.50 per head. (You can find your price band here)
The next question asked is “What types of Paella will you supply at the £8.50 per head price?” This will depend on a couple of things. Lets first say that the client would like 100 portions of Your Paella, we can cook one Paella pan full of 50 portions of a “Mixed Paella” & 50 portions in the other Paella pan of a “Meat Paella” or a “Vegetable Paella” . We can also cook both Paella pans (50 portions in each) with the same Paella, ie. all “Mixed Paella.” The choice is the clients, but the good news is, the price will stay the same.
Another question we are asked is, “Will you bring the Paella cart (above) and everything needed to cook Your Paella?” The answer is “Yes” As you see the Paella cart above is how you will have Your Paella cooked at your Paella Party. Its all part of the £8.50 per head price. Based on our example above of 100 portions booked in price band 1. If we are serving at night we will need access to an electrical point to plug in our lights. Other than that we have everything we need.
A common question we are asked is ” I want to hold a Paella Party for 20 or 25 guests. Can you still come and cook Your Paella for me?” Again the answer is “Yes” although if we are to bring the Paella cart and everything that comes with it (below) it will cost more than £8.50 per head. This is due to the fact that its the same amount of work to bring the Paella cart and set up to cook 100 portions as it is to cook 20 or 25 portions etc. Lets say we only need to cook 20 portions of Your Paella. Again we can cook the Paella of the clients choice, but we don’t need to bring so much stuff to achieve this. All we would need in this case is a Paella pan with its burner, the gas bottle and the ingredients. We can then cook Your Paella in your kitchen, or another suitable place. This will keep the cost down. If our client wants the Paella cart and is happy to pay for it then that’s fine and we will bring it.
Another common question we are asked is “I want 100 portions of Your Paella, a “Mixed Paella” but I have a few Vegetarians coming to my Paella Party. What can we provide for them?” What we recommend is “Potatas Bravas” or in English “Spicy Potato” Now you may have tried this before, but we make this to our own recipe and make the source from scratch. Its a real winner with the vegetarians and we can provide this on the side for a minimum of 10 portions, again at just £8.50 per portion!
Of course we can provide a “Bespoke” service if needed, but its always best to contact us to discuss individual requirements. We are more than happy to help you have the best Paella Party Ever!
You can find much more information on the website www.yourpaella.co.uk or though out the rest of this Blog.
When your looking for a great Paella Catering Company, take a moment to checkout www.yourpaella.co.uk. Arguably the best for taste and value in the whole of the UK!
Your Paella, the Paella Catering Company cover the whole of the UK. Their prices start from just £8.50 per head if you are lucky enough to live within Band 1. on the UK map. You can check to see what Band you live in to help workout the cost of hiring Your Paella for your next special occasion Maybe a Birthday party or a wedding? Just Click Here to find what Band you live in.
Whatever the occasion Your Paella are the perfect solution to your outside catering needs.
The average cost of hiring Your Paella is between *£850.00 to *£1000.00 depending on the amount of Paella to be cooked and the location of the party. *The prices above are based on at least 100 portions being cooked and cover most of the UK although other factors can have an affect on pricing. The easy way to get a price for your event or party is to Contact Your Paella. They will be more than happy to give you a no obligation quote for free.
Your Paella also offer “Tapas” and mixed green salad to accompany the Paella. At the time of typing this article, the cost of a mixed green salad with Tomato, Cucumber, Olives, Bread roll with butter comes in at just £2.50 per head! I’m sure you will agree that, that’s great value for money! They can even supply a range of single serving desserts @£3.50 per head!
You can see the range of dessert’s if you Click Here.
Paying a small fortune for Paella for your next party or event won’t guarantee that you are getting a better tasting Paella.
When the Spanish made Paella in the beginning, it was cooked by the peasants and they used whatever they could get their hands on at the time.
These days most Paella’s are made with mixed shell fish and meat and rice with a few vegetables. So when I see Paella catering company’s charging £13.00 plus per head it makes me wonder why it costs so much? If they are cooking for only a hand full of people and don’t get their produce wholesale then I can see that the costs will spiral, but if its being cooked for 100+ people and the produce is brought from a good wholesaler/s then just like Your Paella it should be able to be supplied at a much better price. Your Paella can come to a venue and cook 100+ portions of a mixed, meat or vegetarian Paella from just £8.50 per head and its a fantastic Paella. You can see some of their past clients comments here, Yell.com.
Most if not all other Paella catering company’s come to the event or venue with large Paella pans on a tripod type stand. Then they cook Paella for you and your guests. When Your Paella attend an event or party to cook delicious Your Paella they also bring the Paella Cart! As seen below.
The Paella Cart looks so much more impressive to your guests than a couple of simple triangle stands and its a lot safer too!
Now lets go back to the price. As I have stated before, most Paella company’s charge in excess of £13.00 per head for a typical Paella. So what is a typical Paella? A typical Paella consists of, Extra virgin olive oil, tomato, onion, rice, peppers or other vegetables, chicken, mussels, clams, prawns, squid, garlic, stock, saffron, herbs and some Lemon juice to squeeze over it just before you tuck into it. In a lot of cases the shell fish will still be in its shell. That’s fine if you want the Paella to look good but when it comes to eating it, it can get a little bit tricky to get the shell off and not cover your fingers in a bright orange colour! Not a good idea if your wearing your best party clothes!
So what goes into Your Paella?
Well for a mixed Paella, we start with the extra virgin olive oil, then we add Spanish Chorizo sausage that has been cut into chunks and we lightly fry, then we add chopped onion and chopped red peppers, tomato, a vegetable stock, chicken slices, mixed shellfish, without the shells so you don’t get covered in orange when your eating it, rice and the saffron with garlic and other herbs, fresh Lemons to squeeze over Your Paella. so in a nutshell you get a fantastic tasting Paella at a far better price!
Now I know what your thinking, “How can Your Paella do all this for just £8.50 per head?
Well quite simply, as long as we are cooking for 100 or more servings and we don’t need to travel to far (We cover the whole of the UK but will need to add fuel and travel costs in some cases) and due to the fact that we buy all of our stock wholesale at a much better price its possible to come to an Event or party and cook a delicious range of Your Paella at an affordable price without compromising on the quality of the Paella’s.
So for your next special occasion or party, corporate event, why not give your guests something special that won’t break the bank? Why not give them Your Paella!
Contact them today for a FREE no obligation quote! Click here.
When it comes to getting married or having a civil ceremony, it can be very expensive. Its said that the average wedding costs £21,000 at the moment.
Some of the things to remember if your getting married on a budget are that a wedding certificate costs £3.50, a ceremony in a church costs around £300.00 and around £100.00 at a register office and Your Paella can cook delicious Paella from just £8.50 a head! (based on 100 portions in Northants)
So what next? Well if you want a designer wedding dress at a bargain price, it may pay to check out the local charity shops. Make sure you ask at the counter if they have any wedding dresses out the back. Sometimes they don’t always have them hanging up in the shop. You could also search for the charity shops online and email them to see if they have any in a different shop that’s out of your area.
You may want to check out any independent bridal shops in your area too. They may have more flexibility on the prices and may be happy to haggle on the price. Don’t be shy about asking for a cheaper deal, or if they have anything that’s “out the back” that you may be able to repair or adapt yourself. If you don’t ask you’ll never know if they have it.
Ebay.co.uk is another good place to search for a bargain wedding dress.
Decorations and stationery
Don’t pay wedding stationers to design, print and send the invites. “Stationery
can easily set you back £300. Why not try making your own wedding invites? A good website to check out is Weddingcrafter.co.uk. Making things yourself is quite stylish and can save two-thirds of the cost. You may also want to take a look at Lovely Designs for a cost effective and personal service.
Ask a friend to do the photos or get in touch with a local college to see if any
students will do it at a cheap rate, or put disposable cameras on each table at
the reception. You could make a coffee-table style book with your photos on the Blurb.co.uk website. This may save you a couple of grand!
Hide your excitement when you book anything from the venue to the photographer. Your Paella won’t try and charge you more just because its a wedding. The price is the same regardless of the occasion.
According to consumer group Which? some hotels, florists and photographers
increase costs dramatically as soon as you say “wedding”. One hotel quoted
£1,000 less when it thought it was catering for a birthday rather than a
wedding. But if you’ve set your heart on a costly venue, at least get the price
knocked down by getting it off-peak.
A nice friendly venue can be found at Millhouse Hotel and Riverside Restaurant.
Food and drink
I’m sure you know who I’m going to recommend here, yep, you got it! Your Paella! Because Your Paella cook in such large Paella pans, it keeps the cost down compared to a three or more course menu. There is so much more work involved in cooking various courses. Maybe you would like to keep the costs down further by just having Your Paella cook the main meal and you supply the side salad, bread rolls and dessert? Or Your Paella can supply you with everything, from Tapas starters to single serving dessert? It may be that you would like casual fun type food to be served in the evening?Your Paella is the perfect choice for the evening food.
Other savings include serving cake as a pudding, so you don’t also pay for dessert; having sponge instead of fruit cake, having “pudding cakes” such as a tower of profiteroles, or cake made of cheese.
“If you’re set on a traditional cake, having two tiers instead of three can save £200! Collecting and assembling it yourself also saves pounds.
Serving Cava or Prosecco instead of champagne is fairly standard these days, as
is having a cash bar, or hopping across the channel to pick up cheaper drinks.
You could even make some yourself. A good homebrew shop is The Happy Brewer. This is their website: www.thehappybrewer.co.uk. We have used The Happy Brewer for wines and beers and they give some great advice.
Why not book a holiday at the last minute or have a honeymoon as a wedding
present? Another way of getting a great deal on a holiday is to look at going to a resort that has had some kind of conflict in the country the year before. About one year after the conflict in the Dominican Republic, you could find 5 star all inclusive package deals at a whooping 50% off!
How ever you decide to get married, we hope its a fantastic day and your love for each other lasts a lifetime! Good luck!