Careys Funeral Caterers: Testimonials

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  1. I wanted to add how delighted we all were both with the quantity and standard of the food and the efficiency and kindness of the staff who served it.

  2. Cheryl Littlemore says:

    Dear Ellen. As I said on the phone, we were very pleased with the catering you provided, both the food and the service, and we received many favourable comments both on the day and since.

  3. Hilary Anderson says:

    Thank you so much for your excellent catering for mum’s memorial. Everyone commented on it saying it would have been what mum wanted. All delicious, freshly made and beautifully served. We loved the cups and saucers. Mum would always insist on a pretty cup and saucer so it fitted very well. Thank you again.

  4. Chris Scade says:

    Dear Michele, Firstly, please pass on my thanks to Jayne and Markos who stuck exactly the right note on Monday. They were professional and efficient, quiet and calm, reassuring and warm in exactly the right combination. The food was also just right, I lost count of the number of people who commented on how delicious it all was. Thank you all for your part in providing a lovely few hours during a difficult day. Dad would have loved it.

  5. Helen Trimming says:

    Many thanks for helping me get through a very difficult day!

  6. Marilyn Duncombe says:

    Dear Michele. Many thanks to you and your team for the catering services at my Mother’s house after her funeral. The food was excellent. The staff (Jayne and Emma) were friendly and professional. I would definitely recommend and use Careys again.

  7. Judy and family says:

    Dear Michele, We as a family would like to thank you and your team for the professional and respectful way you supported us through David’s wake you all made what was a difficult day that much easier. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you for any future events.

  8. Carol Boyd says:

    Dear Michele, Thank you for your kind message. Your team, as always were superb as was the food you provided.
    It is always a pleasure to enjoy your catering and our day was greatly enhanced by the efficient and discrete service of Jackie and Ana and the young man I saw beavering away in the kitchen. Do please extend our thanks to them all. I was so engrossed in the day that I didn’t even notice them pack up and leave, my apologies to them. Thank you to Ellen too for all her help in coordinating .
    Very kind regards and I am sure our paths will cross again, hopefully on a happier occasion.

  9. Pat McBain says:

    Just a quick message to thank you for the catering yesterday. Everyone commented on the presentation and excellent service. It was much appreciated by all.

  10. Terry White says:

    Hello Michele, Sam and his family are very grateful for the professional service and high quality food that you provided.

  11. Sarah Bentley says:

    Hi. I would like to thank you for the beautiful tea you provided following my Mum’s funeral. The food was beautiful, and all the individual touches like the crockery made it very special. Please also thank both the girls who were there , sorry they did tell me their names but they’ve slipped my mind. They were brilliant, polite, efficient, very respectful of what the occasion was for, friendly and nothing was too much trouble.

  12. Mrs Jessett says:

    I would like to express my thanks to you and all your staff who attended on the day and made everything run so smoothly. It was a great support to me to know that everything was arranged and there was one less thing to worry about. Your staff were very efficient and the tables were laid out beautifully. The guests commented on the quality of the sandwiches, cakes and lovely cups of tea. The vintage china added an extra touch. My husband would certainly have approved. Thanks once again for helping everything to go well on the day.

  13. Cilla Matthews says:

    Please accept my sincere thanks for the afternoon tea you provided yesterday at St Mark’s room. The food was a delight both to look at and to eat and the staff were both efficient and unobtrusive. Everyone said how good the whole thing was. I would certainly recommend you to anyone needing such catering.

  14. Mrs Michele Odell says:

    Dear Michele. Thank you so much to you and your staff who provided the lovely tea at my husband’s service. Your staff were efficient and very helpful. I am so pleased we used you but you had come recommended to me by other families who had used your service. Not having to worry about food, serving drinks or washing up allowed the family to chat to the other mourners.

  15. Richard Spencer says:

    Thank you for your email and thank you for the excellent service we received. I was very pleased with the food and caring service. Many thanks.

  16. Gail Jarvis says:

    I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for yesterday. People commented on how lovely the food was and a huge pressure was taken off me and my family giving us time to chat with people who had come to dads funeral. Thanks again.

  17. Hi Ellen, I just wanted to thank you and your team for the catering at Mum’s funeral yesterday. The food was excellent – very fresh with lots of choice, and went down very well with people who told me they’d enjoyed it. It was great having some of the hot food taken round to people too, this was about the only way I had any as I was busy talking to people! Thanks again.

  18. Jill Blanshard says:

    The service and catering were lovely and everything went very smoothly. A big thank you to Lynda who was smashing on the day and to Richard who made me lovely cups of tea!

  19. Julian White says:

    Dear Michele, Thank you for yesterday, the team were most helpful.

  20. Mrs M Robson says:

    Thank you for the lovely spread – the sausages on sticks were a great favourite! We certainly didn’t go hungry! Please thank the staff for their kindness, friendliness and professionalism. I certainly would recommend Careys Funeral Caterers to my friends.

  21. BradleyGolding says:

    Hi Michele. We greatly appreciated the very professional service from Carey’s on the two previous occasions you have kindly helped us, so there was no question of which company to choose for the catering at my Mum’s funeral. Claire was quite frankly, brilliant. Extremely professional and well organised. We really appreciated her unobtrusive efficiency, always with a smile too, especially as she handed glasses of champagne to my wife and I when we arrived back from the service! When Claire arrived she said “just leave it all to me” and we did – our trust in that could not have been better placed. Mum would have wanted a celebration of her life and that’s what we achieved. Please pass on our thanks to Claire for the help doing that, we could not have done it without her and Carey’s.

  22. Hi Michele. Thank you very much for the catering services provided by Careys. We were delighted by both the quality of the food and the staff providing the service. We received numerous comments from everyone about how much they enjoyed the food, and the staff were polite, friendly and attentive. Please pass our thanks on to them for providing a great service – they are a credit to your company.

  23. Lyn Worthley says:

    Dear Michele. Thank you so much for the brilliant service your company offered us last Friday, the food was wonderful and your team were very thoughtful and professional. Unfortunately, I was kept busy talking and mingling and missed out on some of the culinary delights but afterwards people were full of praise, especially for the sausage rolls and Yorkshire puddings!
    Thank you again for your kindness and professionalism.

  24. Ann-Marie Jefferys says:

    Dear Michele. Thank you for your services on Monday at the funeral of my mother-in-law at St Laurence’s Church, Catford. The event went off seemlessly thanks to your staff who were so efficient and unobtrusive allowing people to talk whilst providing an endless stream of delicious food. Many people commented favourably on the food. Thank you again.

  25. Tessa and Simon Attwood says:

    Dear Michele. The food was excellent, the service the same, and very professional. Its always difficult at these times to have so much to worry about, and you allowed us to not worry about the catering. We have had some very positive feedback from our guests also. So, many thanks.

  26. Tim Murchland says:

    Hi Michele. We were very happy the catering you provided for mum’s reception on Friday and at such short notice. Emma and Clare were great and everyone enjoyed the sandwiches and cakes etc. Thank you very much!

  27. Karen Sheldon says:

    Dear Ellen. Thank you so much for the lovely food and polite and unobtrusive service at my Dad’s wake yesterday. The event went really well in no small part due to the catering. My mother also very much appreciated Michelle popping in to pay her respects.

  28. Carole Paulley says:

    Hi Michele. Everything ran really smoothly thank you and I would particularly like to thank Ellen for all her help, she was professional at all times and above all patient with my various queries and the fact that we changed our minds regarding the numbers a few times. Your staff were just lovely, making sure everything was beautifully set out, keeping everyone topped up with refreshments and all the while keeping a discreet distance. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they remained polite and friendly even though we had to move slightly the refreshment table so people could have a look at the many photos we had displayed of Pete’s Dad.
    Some comments received on the day: “The best sandwiches I have ever tasted at a funeral”, “Stunning fruit cake”, “Lovely display, and love the vintage crockery”. I would have no hesitation in recommending Carey’s for catering – it’s a shame we live in Peterborough, we could have used you for Pete’s 70th birthday party in April!!

    Thanks once again

  29. Paul Fryer says:

    Hi Ellen. Your service was excellent, very professional and unobtrusive and there were many compliments about the quality of the food so thank you for everything.

  30. Meg Comper says:

    Dear Ellen and Michele. I would like to thank you for the excellent buffet which you provided for my husband’s wake. It was complimented by all for the quality of the food and the service. Having used your company before I knew I could rely on all being handled with perfection and I was not disappointment – thank you.

  31. David Macnamara says:

    Dear Michele. Many thanks for yesterday, the food was first class &, probably more importantly, Juli & the team did a really impressive job. I don’t really know how many people came back to the house but I’m pretty confident that there were more than we’d anticipated & preparing & serving the food & serving coffee & drinks whilst surrounded by about 100 (mostly soaking wet ) people was no mean feat. Whilst I’m hoping not to need your services again anytime soon I suspect there maybe others who attended yesterday who do still have elderly parents & so will pass on your details accordingly. Thanks once again.

  32. Mandy Nickerson says:

    Dear Michele. We cannot thank you enough. I don’t think I or the family ate much at all and saw delicious food going round but always talking. Your staff were excellent. It meant so much as we could spend all our time hosting and being with the guests. Jenny said you were a fantastic caterer and indeed you are. I couldn’t believe it when I went into the kitchen in the evening and saw how immaculate it was. Cleanest it’s ever been! Michele, thanks isn’t enough – you really did make the party very special. I will definitely require your services again – simply the best.

  33. Diana M Dunk says:

    Many thanks for your excellent menu and service for my husband’s funeral on Friday. I didn’t really get a chance to speak to anyone at the time as I was busy talking to the people who had come a long way, especially for the occasion. I have no hesitation in recommending your company to friends who have other events coming up.

  34. Pam Thomas says:

    Thank you for your help and advice, for serving the wine and orange juice, which we provided, and for setting out and clearing away tables. I’m told the service was good and the sandwiches and cakes were delicious.

  35. Liz Hankins says:

    Dear Michele. Thank you, the catering was excellent and very efficient and discrete. It was a relief to have one element of the funeral arrangements taken care of with absolutely no demands made on me and every request I made met with a “yes, of course we can do that for you’ reply. Please pass on my thanks to Juli and George.

  36. Andrea Lach says:

    Hello Michele. Again your ladies were incredible and made the after event so enjoyable. The food was fabulous – we will be eating for the next few days very well…..the service was incredible and they catered for everyone’s needs perfectly. You are right – a party is in order and when we organise this, you will be my first point of call. Please pass my families heartfelt thanks to your ladies – they were simply fantastic !

  37. Jane Tyler says:

    Well we would like to thank Careys! You were absolutely amazing. Everything was perfect. The whole arrangements with Careys ran smoothly from start finish, you were so efficient and didn’t mind me keep changing the numbers. The service on the day was discreet, caring and efficient and the food wonderful. Thank you.

  38. Dear Michele, Thank you so much for your email earlier. Mum and I were totally delighted with the catering yesterday and wanted to let you know how exceptional your staff were. Really friendly, helpful and professional. The tables were arranged beautifully and we had many comments from guests about how good the sandwiches and cakes were. The vintage set helped it all to look like a lovely afternoon tea and I know my Dad, in particular would have loved that, so we wanted his ‘guests’ to feel special too. I will be delighted to recommend you to people who ask. Thank you again, your team helped a difficult day go smoothly and with joy.

  39. Rosie Lehan says:

    I just wanted to say big thank you for such beautiful funeral food and service. I often host dance events so will be in touch again.
    It was lovely – Thank you

  40. Dear Michele. Sorry this email this late, if I say half term and grandchildren I am sure you will understand! I was delighted that Careys was able to cater for my mother-in-law’s funeral on the 19th October in St. George’s Church. As soon as I had spoken to Maddy I knew refreshments were one item we did not need to be anxious about.

    Your team provided excellent presentation and service and the food, as always, was delicious. We received many compliments about the sandwiches and the sausages in particular. According to our ten year old granddaughter, Rosanna, they were the best sausages ever!

    I find it hard to believe that it was eight year’s ago you catered for Hilda’s 90th birthday at Samuel Court, Kelsey Park Avenue. I remember well the early days when you first set up Connexions Cuisine and since then you have gone from strength to strength. Graham and I wish you to convey our thanks to everyone involved. I shall continue to recommend your Company to people and hope to use your excellent service again soon.

  41. Ian Tomsett says:

    Dear Michele. I would like to express my sincere thanks to you and your staff for making the experience such a comfortable one. Arranging the catering through your company was straightforward and your staff were considerate, helpful and efficient. On the day, both Jayne and Louise did a marvelous job for us. I speak for all who attended the reception when I say that we were very impressed by Careys and would happily recommend your company.

  42. Alexandra and Nelia says:

    Dear Michele

    Thank you so much for your email. As it happens, I just opened my computer to email you! Both Nelia and I would like to say a huge thank you for catering for our mother’s funeral on Friday. It was needless to say quite an emotional day and was important for us to have time to speak to the many friends and family that turned up. Your staff made the event so easy.

    Jayne and her team turned up punctually. We had very little time for any hand over, not least that one of our German Aunts had got on the wrong train and telephoned to let us know just at that moment! This did not worry Jayne and her team. They very efficiently got everything ready while we were out of the house, including rearranging the tables we had left to a much more useful position, preparing sandwiches, cooking the hot food, laying out glasses, plates and serviettes and were completely ready for us when we arrived back at the house 2 hours later.

    What a feast awaited us all – beautifully presented and elegantly served. The staff were amazing, they were completely unobtrusive, attended to everyone’s needs, waited on guests politely and thoughtfully. We had ordered food for 60 however over 70 turned up and yet there was plenty for everyone. Plates and glasses were quietly cleared, cakes appeared miraculously, and the excellent selection of food was enjoyed and appreciated by everyone. Compliments from guests came thick and fast……

    As the guests began to leave, Jayne and her team cleared away – again very quietly and inconspiculously so no-one was disturbed or felt they should get ready to go themselves……. and then suddenly your team said goodbye and were gone – no fuss, no drama.

    To say were impressed is an under-statement. We would like you to pass on our very very grateful thanks to Jayne and the team that came. They were professional, polite, efficient, considerate, thoughtful and extremely well organised. We are incredibly grateful to you that the team managed the catering so well and that the food tasted so good.

    Several people asked Jayne for her business card and I would be delighted to recommend you to my friends. The team made the whole day much easier for my sister, myself and the whole family. Thank you very very much.

    Kind regards
    Alexandra and Nelia

  43. Hi Michele, Thanks again, the catering was faultless and we will not hesitate to use you in the future.

  44. Christina Carr says:

    Dear Michele, Thank you very much for the service you provided – it certainly avoided additional stress for me after such an emotional day. It’s the first time I’ve used outside caterers and I think Amanda and Tracy did a great job and were professional throughout. Our guests seemed to think so too and enjoyed the food and the variety on offer too. Best wishes.

  45. Andrea Lach says:

    Hello Michele. Thank you for your email – your ladies Jayne and Sarah were simply superb – everything was absolutely great – they both worked so hard I felt redundant in my own home which was strange but good. The way they ensured everyone was constantly topped up and looked after was brilliant – the stress of the day was lightened as my guests were looked after so so well – the champagne reception was perfect and the food was first class. I can’t thank you enough and would definitely recommend you to anyone in a similar situation. Again heartfelt thanks it was amazing!

  46. Joanna Hughes says:

    Thank you Michele. I will definitely be recommending your company to anyone that asks and will definitely use Connexions again. Your staff and food were impeccable as always. Thank you again.

  47. Hi Michele, I wanted to thank you for all your care and attention to detail in organising and providing the catering for Mum’s funeral.
    Everything went well and people commented on the high quality of food and the wonderful standard of service. So thank you.

  48. Susan Wilcox says:

    Helen and Lynda did a great job yesterday. Lovely food and drink all beautifully served. It was a relief to be in such capable hands. Thank you all.

  49. Tricia Owen says:

    Dear Ellen, Many thanks for your wonderful service yesterday at my mother’s funeral in Beadon Road. Helen and Linda were indeed superb from the moment they arrived so calm in a crisis (my brother’s family were delayed and almost missed it) and so quick to learn the layout. When we arrived back after the service they were there with a tray of drinks to welcome us and the back garden was transformed. I stopped in my tracks and gasped. It was everything I dreamed of for the party. Knots of guests gathered round tables full of delicious food, a table full of polished glasses and more wine. Whenever we needed hep it was at hand, yet I never saw either of them run. The food looked and tasted delicious and various people commented on how good it was, especially the lemon drizzle cake! And then the clear up was magnificent and they left the kitchen spotless. Many many thanks. We could not have asked for better service.

  50. Greta and Nicola says:

    Dear Michele,
    Thank you for your recognition of the business which we entrusted to you for our mother’s funeral. Killicks’ recommendation and the way in which you responded to our queries ensured that we didn’t hesitate to go ahead without seeking alternatives.
    However, it is us who need to thank you, as we believe that the catering and venue play an instrumental role in facilitating the success of the funeral as a whole. We were very pleased with all aspects of the way in which the catering was done.
    From the quality, presentation and taste of the food, to the calm, respectful and helpful way in which it was served. It all contributed to the ambience which we felt was fitting to our mother and the occasion.
    In particular, thank you for adapting your menu to fit our requests. We agree that you got it spot on from our perspective. The punch was delicious, the salads exceptional and the hot fork buffet meals perfectly cooked. Many people commented on the quality of the canapes.
    As a family which has not used professional caterers before, we were impressed and would definitely consider approaching you again or putting forward your name to others.
    I hope that the facilities in the meeting room and kitchen did not cause you too much difficulty as we appreciate that the space was tight.
    Thank you most sincerely

  51. Thank you for your help regarding last Wednesday. Lynda and her team were excellent.

  52. Louise Fernback says:

    Thank you so much all went smoothly. Really appreciate everything. Your ladies were great!

  53. Ms Biggs says:

    There were many complimentary remarks about the sandwiches and cakes. Lynda and Megan were very efficient and unobtrusive.

  54. Diane Ashton says:

    Dear Michele, Please pass on our heartfelt thanks to all involved in the catering for our dear dad’s funeral. The food was outstanding and the staff were amazingly Polite, efficient and very friendly. All our guests were extremely complimentary of everything.
    I won’t hesitate to use your services again for any function we may have and will definitely recommend you to others.

  55. B. A. White says:

    I am writing principally to convey my thanks, and the appreciation of all those present at the wake yesterday, for the way the catering was handled. The quality of the viands and the service was universally acclaimed; it surprised many people, including me. The waitress, Jayne, was efficient, friendly and obliging; absolutely first class. I hope she found the occasion a pleasant one and didn’t get too wet loading up the van afterwards.

    I must also mention with gratitude the help my son and I received from the firm’s administration at headquarters.

  56. Hélène Perry says:

    Please extend the thanks from all of family for the wonderful catering and service you provided last Friday for my Mother’s funeral.
    The staff were amazing, particularly Linda, and we had lovely comments about the food. Your company made a difficult day much easier. Thanks again.

  57. Alison Price says:

    Dear Ellen. We were all so grateful and impressed by the extreme professionalism of your team on Saturday – you made what would have been a very stressful gathering, relaxed and enjoyable. The food was superb. Thank you again.

  58. J Galligan says:

    Thanks Ellen. The food and service was excellent and the feedback from guests was very positive.
    Please pass on my thanks to your staff.

  59. Hi Michele. We had many compliments about the food and the styling – and I thought your team were first class – no fuss, no mess and lovely service, so thank you very much. We would certainly be happy to use your services on another happier occasion – so you are in my phone Contacts list for keeps!

  60. Christina Holt says:

    Dear Michele. Thank you very much for the delicious food and attentive and professional ladies that took care of every thing.
    As soon as they arrived I knew I could relax as I have used you before and I knew things would be taken care of.
    I have had superb feed back from family and friends about the service and food.
    I know my Mother would have certainly approved and enjoyed the day!

  61. Lis Ramage says:

    Dear Michele, Thank you for your message. We were extremely happy with the service and food you provided after my mum’s funeral. We had lovely comments and feedback from our friends and family and they felt it was beautifully presented and the team were extremely helpful and attentive. We will be more than happy to recommend you to others. Thanks again,

  62. Navetta Justice says:

    We were deeply touched by the care and sensitivity you and your staff displayed at Derek’s wake. Everyone commented on the standard and presentation of the food. It was delicious. The mini fish and chips melted in my mouth and I really appreciated the glass of wine that magically appeared in my hand. You treated the event as if we were family . I do not know or have heard of any other caterers who do that. So thank you again.

  63. Maggie & John Webber says:

    Michele, Thank you and so much for organising such an excellent reception after John’s mother’s funeral yesterday at St. Mary’s Shortlands. We are so grateful for the pleasant way everything was arranged and carried out … and so friendly too. We look forward to hearing from you re. payment … you’re all worth every penny!

  64. Jenny Davis says:

    Thank you for all that did, the food was excellent. Everyone commented on it and enjoyed it – although I was amazed that two to three hours later they were all scoffing a cream tea!
    The kitchen was left tidy and everything was satisfactory and we are now eating our way through the leftovers! I notice that no desserts were left over!
    But thank you again for your excellent service.

  65. Mary Bradford says:

    Everybody, but everybody has raved about the menu, the service, the presentation and the quantity of food. People have also spoken about the smiling and attentive waitresses. There were some very clever touches and I especially liked the idea of the distribution of platters in strategic places in the three rooms.
    I really appreciated all you did, Michele. I know that all the little extras, the thoughtfulness, the special attention are things one cannot put a cost on or pay for. And these were very much in evidence everywhere.
    Harry’s funeral will be remembered for the cuisine.

  66. Dennis Chantry says:

    Just to say that your service, quality of food and the pleasant staff was everything we had hoped for. We thank you and will not hesitate to recommend you to others in the future.

  67. Patricia Weal says:

    Thank you for the superb food which had its special touch. My late cousin would have been very pleased. We have recommended you to other people.

  68. Mary Jeffries says:

    Thank you very much. It all went very well and I enjoyed my ‘doggie bag’ when I got home.

  69. Joan Morris says:

    Thank you for your service, prompt attention, and most satisfactory selection of food.

  70. Diane Gates says:

    I would like to thank Jayne for her efficient service and the food was delicious. A difficult day made a lot easier.

  71. Pam Purkis says:

    Dear Ellen. First of all, thank you so much for the wonderful food and service at my late husband’s funeral on 8th April at Oaks Farm. The staff were so friendly and pleasant and we appreciated being able to take away the leftovers. The whole experience, though for a sad occasion, was delightful and just what we wanted. Please thank all concerned, and we were grateful for your advice and courtesy when we came to see you.

  72. Ginny Howard says:

    Dear Ellen, Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful service for us. The funeral went as well as it could possibly have done, just the right amount of food and delicious too. The staff were so kind and helpful, my mother and I are very grateful to you all.

  73. Susan Richards says:

    Just to thank your company for the catering service provided. My family and guests thought the food was excellent and were very impressed how Caroline looked after us so well. I would definitely recommend your company to anyone.

  74. Mrs Waywell says:

    My warmest commendation for the quality of the refreshments, the overall presentation and the service (by Jayne). I could not have wished for better.

  75. Dear Ellen. Can I pass on my thanks to everyone involved with the catering on the 19th February 2016 at the Royal British Legion. The food was precisely what was required and the girls whose names I confess escape me were both charming and efficient. All in all everyone helped to make what could have proved to be a difficult day into a relatively straightforward one.

  76. Hi Ellen. Thank you to the whole team at Connexions Cuisine Limited for a really lovely Vintage afternoon tea. Please pass on special thanks to Jayne and Melissa for looking after us all so kindly and efficiently. Many thanks.

  77. We were very pleased with the service and the food. The food was excellent and very well presented and the ladies serving our guests were extremely helpful and organised, especially with the number of drinks they served! Thank you all so much.

  78. J Matthews says:

    Good morning Ellen. I can’t thank you enough for Monday, we had a lot of good feedback from the guests and, as you know, the Andon Court residents are a hard crowd to please when it comes to food. Your staff are outstanding, nothing was too much trouble, please pass on many thanks to them again. With kind regards.

  79. Dear Ellen, Thank you and your team very much for yesterday. I really appreciated how smoothly everything went and how efficiently Melissa and Caroline worked. I didn’t want yesterday to be too sad a day in saying ‘goodbye’ to my dear mum as she was such a happy and thoughtful person. It was lovely to be able share special memories of her afterwards with family and friends quietly at home with your lovely staff keeping us refreshed with plenty of tea and the splendid buffet.
    Many thanks to you all again.

  80. Carol and Ray Gardiner says:

    Thank you for your help in such a stressful time. The food was lovely and the service excellent. Kind regards.

  81. Just a short note to thank you for making Mum’s “wake” a happy one despite the circumstances. The food was great and the girls were very helpful. Kind regards.

  82. Mr & Mrs Pullig says:

    We write to thank you for the excellent and delicious finger buffet provided yesterday. The staff were splendid and attentive.

  83. Hi Ellen. I must say we were extremely pleased with your work – very professional. Best regards.

  84. Thank you for the quietly efficient way you catered for my husband’s funeral, and for your kindness to me. The food was lovely and everyone enjoyed it. I don’t know what I would have done without you dealing with that side of things.
    Thank you again,

  85. Hi Ellen and Michele. Firstly thank you for a fantastic stress free job on Monday. I did not give the catering a second thought as I knew it would be expertly done. You took the stress of it completely away from me and the family. The food was delicious. The ladies were excellent and it was lovely to see Jane again – she’s so efficient isn’t she?

  86. Dear Ellen. The food was delicious and we were very pleased with the efficient service and beautiful presentation. We will certainly use you again if the need arises. Many thanks.

  87. Dear Ellen. First of all I want to take the opportunity to thank you so much for the lovely vintage afternoon tea which you provided for the gathering after the funeral for my husband’s Aunt Dulcie Gulliver. The sandwiches and cakes were delicious and the tea and soft drinks were continually provided by your kind and attentive staff. It was just the right thing for this occasion and we are very grateful to you.

  88. Mrs.Yemi Dejahang says:

    I would like to let everybody know about the wonderful service you recently provided at my mother’s funeral this week (18/8/2015); Carey’s was recommended by our funeral director and I can understand why; the booking was effortless; choosing the menu and special dietary requirements equally easy – no fuss; on the day of my mother’s funeral, the staff came on time, set up a lovely display of fresh, delicious food (including our special dietary requests); they were professional, extremely polite and very helpful’ they cleared up quietly with no fuss or mess exactly as planned; all of my mother’s funeral guests were very impressed with the catering and specifically commented on the high standard of the service and food; thank you so much. I will be eternally grateful. Kind regards.

  89. C Galustian says:

    Dear Ellen. I would like to thank your company for the lovely catering yesterday. The guests thoroughly enjoyed it.

  90. Dear Connexions. Thank you very much for the excellent buffet service you provided following my husband’s funeral on 10 August. Jayne and Sophie were kind, professional and unobtrusive and the food was delicious and commented on by everyone. You made a really difficult day more bearable. With grateful thanks.

  91. C Stewart says:

    Hello Ellen. I would like to thank Sharon & Valerie for their professional and attentive service and the kindness shown to the residents at Stannard Court. This afternoon was surprisingly enjoyable for me as it enabled me to talk with mum’s friends and relax.

  92. M Conolly says:

    I would like to thank you and your team for looking after us so well at Pat’s funeral. The food was delicious and the service exemplary. It made a big difference on a difficult day.

  93. S Robertson says:

    Thank you for Thursdays catering everything went very smoothly. Please thank the two ladies that served they were excellent.

  94. J Buckland says:

    Dear Ellen. Thank you for the excellent service your team provided at my mother’s funeral last Wednesday. Many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the food and the whole event ran smoothly and unobtrusively. Just what we wanted. Thanks.

  95. P English says:

    We enjoyed the catering very much and were very impressed with your staff. Thank you.

  96. M Leng and family says:

    Ellen, thank you and the team for everything yesterday. The arrangements went without any hiccups, everybody was well fed and watered, and I received many compliments of the catering.
    Thanks again for everything. Kind regards

  97. J Richardson says:

    Dear Ellen. We very much enjoyed the buffet, and Fiona was very helpful and friendly. Thanks for helping to make the day go smoothly. Best wishes

  98. D Brawn says:

    Hello Ellen. First of all, thank you for the catering that was provided on Wednesday, the quality and quantity was perfect (we took what was left home with is, but it was not much). Once again, thank you for the very professional service that you provided.

  99. V Wright says:

    Ellen, I am just emailing to say that the catering for my fathers funeral yesterday was perfect. The two staff members you sent were so professional, kind and helpful – a credit I think to the Company. I know one was called Valerie but am unsure of the others name – but please thank them from me. The food itself was lovely and everyone commented on the freshness and choice. Several people who came may well use you in future and I would not hesitate to recommend you. Thank you for making a very difficult day for the family much easier.

  100. J Fedash says:

    I would like to thank you for the lovely buffet you provided. The young lady that served us was perfect.

  101. I Golder says:

    Hi. Thank you for a really top notch food and service at my father’s wake , it went smoothly and your staff where brilliant. Many thanks.

  102. S Shepherd says:

    On behalf of my brothers and I, we should like to thank you and your staff for your efficient and caring service and will certainly recommend you to friends and colleagues in the future. My mother would certainly have liked the sandwiches and cakes you served, especially as she had a sweet tooth (well in fact she didn’t have any teeth at all because of her fondness for sweet things!!).

  103. S Pococke says:

    Just to say thank you for yesterday for the catering for Mum’s funeral; it was all once again very very good.
    Many thanks.

  104. H Shirley says:

    May I take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for helping to make such a sad day for me and my family that little bit easier. Thank you.

  105. M and D Campbell says:

    Just a short note to say thank you for an excellent catering service today. Your two members of staff were “absolutely fabulous” very friendly and helpful. You should be very proud of them.The food was excellent together with the tea coffee and soft drinks.
    Once again thank you very much for everything.

  106. J Perkins says:

    Thank you for making a difficult day much easier. The food and service was excellent. Many thanks.

  107. Dear Ellen. Thanks very much for all your help with arranging the catering for my dad’s funeral. The food was excellent and your staff were helpful and cleared everything fantastically. Thanks so much for making a difficult day a bit easier.

  108. H Anderson says:

    Thank you Ellen for all your wonderful catering on Friday for my father’s funeral. We could not have asked for more.

  109. As before your service was perfect in its entirety. Best wishes

  110. I Warrener says:

    Thanks Ellen,
    Great food & delightul lady serving.

  111. F Levoir says:

    Ellen – Thank you to all your staff and especially Helen who was here on Thursday. They were very professional and everything went very smoothly. The food was of very high standard and the brownies were a real hit.

  112. S Stead says:

    Dear Ellen, Thank you for Friday, the food was excellent.

  113. Patricia, Barry and Trudy says:

    On behalf of myself, my brother and sister, I would like to thank you for the lovely sandwiches and cakes you provided at my mother’s wake on Monday 16th February.
    Special thanks to your two ladies who looked after us so well. With all our thanks and very best wishes to you all.
    PS – the strawberries were the best I have tasted in years!

  114. Mrs Glynn says:

    I would like to say how much you have done us proud with your excellent food and impeccable manners when looking after all our guests at the funeral of my husband. Thank you to all of you.

  115. Good morning Ellen. Thank you very much for the catering you provided on 4th February. The food and service were excellent.

  116. I would like to say that you did an excellent job, both with the setting up and service, and with the food and refreshments themselves. I noticed that several people took your brochure, and many people also complimented the catering.

  117. Thanks very much for your team’s work yesterday. I had many remarks on how good the food was and how smoothly everything went.

  118. Please let Michele know that Lynn was fantastic, her pleasant efficiency meant we didn’t have to worry about a thing.
    Hopefully next time we use you it will be in happier circumstances.

  119. Linda & Paul, Jill & Steve H says:

    Good morning Ellen. I would just like to say how pleased we all were with the catering service your company provided for our mother/mother-in-law’s funeral. The girls did a fantastic job, making sure all were fed & watered. Michele had her work cut out though as I have a bit of an open plan kitchen, so she was not only working under the watchful eyes of many, but with them all in her working space too. They tidied up very well too. Thanks & kindest regards.

  120. Dear Ellen. Your staff provided a first class service. They were very friendly, efficient and helpful. The quality of the food was excellent and the cakes were delicious. Eileen and I would definitely book your services again and recommend you to others. Thank you.

  121. Hi Michele, Thank you so much for your excellent service on Friday. The food was excellent and your staff – Emma and Sharon – were professional, efficient and charming. They couldn’t have been more friendly, helpful and obliging. It made the difficult day so much easier for my sister, my partner and myself knowing that the catering was running smoothly.

  122. Thank you Ellen, The food and service provided by your team were excellent. We received many compliments from our guests. All of the dishes were rated highly, but I can tell you that the quiche and the cakes came in for special praise. My personal favourite was the delicious ginger cake.
    Your team did an outstanding job setting up the reception, serving the food and drinks and clearing up afterwards. They very effectively took that burden away from the children and me on what was a difficult and stressful day for us. Please pass my thanks to them. I will definitely recommend Careys to anyone in a similar situation. Many thanks.

  123. Thank you Ellen – Everything was perfect including the tea, sandwiches and cakes !

  124. Dear Ellen, I was very pleased with all the food and drink on 29th December, and for the way it was all presented. Thank you for liaising with Dave in the office at St George’s so that the correct number of tables were in place, and so that the kitchen and space at the back of the church were available for us. It all worked perfectly. Thank you to you all for another very successful outcome.
    Many thanks again.

  125. We and our guests all thought that the catering for my sister’s funeral couldn’t have been done better. I didn’t ask that name of the lady who served us but she made us welcome and was really helpful as was Kim at The Club. Thank you again,

  126. Dear Ellen,
    Everything was absolutely fine, thank you, and everyone was very complimentary about the food, and the staff were fantastic. I am very grateful to you for all that you did. Best wishes and thanks again.

  127. We were very happy with the food and service. The food was delicious and plentiful. The two ladies were so helpful and quietly efficient. Everyone remarked on how good the food and service were. It was a sad occasion, but the whole day went just as we hoped, and this partly due to your good service.

  128. Good afternoon Ellen. My sister and I would like to thank you for providing a professional service which exceeded our expectations. It meant that we didn’t need to worry about catering on such a difficult/emotional day. Lynne worked tirelessly and provided the mourners with a delicious welcoming spread of food and drink, served with a smile. She was an angel.

  129. Chris and David P says:

    Thank you so much for your brilliant service and food.

  130. Hello Ellen. I just want to say we were very pleased with the catering – you provide an excellent service, could not fault anything. I believe it was Jayne who attended the house and she was just brilliant, a very nice lady who handled everything for us. She was “top notch”. Thank you.

  131. Deal Michele and Ellen. A big thank you to you and your staff for your part in making Friday a very special day for us all.
    Wasn’t the weather glorious! Best wishes
    Corinne

  132. Hi Ellen. Just a note to say thanks so much to you, Jayne and Lara for fantastic food, drinks and service today. Everyone commented on how professional and friendly our waitresses were and how absolutely delicious the food was. It was all so straightforward and such a relief for Mum and I to not have worry about cleaning up afterwards – I even spotted one of them picking up serviettes in the garden!
    So, thanks again, we will be recommending you to other for an A* service.

  133. Karen Hedderman says:

    Dear Ellen, thank you for providing us with delicious sandwiches and cakes as well as professional service with a smile. It was much appreciated.

  134. Suzanne Mallon says:

    Just a quick note to say Thank you for your wonderful service on Monday. We were very pleased with all the food & service your staff gave. Many thanks.

  135. Thank you very much for everything you did on Friday for Mum’s funeral. You did a wonderful job catering for the masses – thank you.

  136. Many thanks for your help with the arrangements for the Funeral Reception held on Monday 11th November. Everything was done very professionally. Fiona and the other ladies could not have been more helpful, We are more than happy to recommend your services to others.

  137. Felicé dmj (Sister) says:

    Dear Michele, thank you for your email. I wish you every blessing for success. You really do deserve it. We have always been delighted with your catering service for Daughters of Mary & Joseph funerals at The Convent. God bless.

  138. Jacqueline Wood says:

    Congratulations on the expansion, your reputation is justly deserved, I was so really pleased with the service we have from your staff at Mum’s funeral back in March of this year. I wish you continued good fortune for the future.

  139. I just wanted to write and thank you and your team for your helpfulness and patience in both the planning and execution of the refreshments for my father’s funeral on 4 November. The food was excellent and Fiona, in particular, was very helpful on the day.
    Obviously it was a sad occasion to be using your services, but we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to others.
    Thank you once again.

  140. Diana Bradley says:

    Michele, I am so pleased you are doing so well. We are still trying to find a time when we can attend one of your functions. I would thoroughly endorse the comments of people who have used your funeral catering service. That was how we first became acquainted with your service and it was second to none. You came recommended by the funeral director Killicks and also a friend in Croydon. You were knowledgeable and sympathetic when we came to book. On the day the service and food were fantastic. Everyone commented on it afterwards. It helped to make a very difficult day manageable. So thank you once again (even though it was two and a half years ago). The memory is still very fresh!!

  141. Steve Mullaney says:

    My family and guests were all very impressed by the service given and the quality/quantity of food supplied for my mother’s funeral. Fiona and Christine were very pleasant and efficient and just made things happen magically and unobtrusively. The selection of sandwiches, quiches, vol-au-vents, cakes, etc was excellent. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your company’s services to others.

  142. Fenella Wood says:

    Everything went very well on Monday and so many people praised the food and service you provided. Do please pass on my congratulations and thanks to all concerned for a very friendly and professional service.

  143. Hazel Showell says:

    I would like to take the opportunity to add a few words about the service we received in organising a reception following my mother-in-law’s funeral.
    Where to start? From the initial telephone contact with Emily who was always kindly, attentive and superbly efficient to Fiona and Helen who coped marvelously, carrying all their supplies and equipment to the fourth floor and setting up unaided, whilst we were absent.
    We were able to leave absolutely everything to them and concentrate on our guests. They were true professionals in their job but with the bonus of being pleasant and friendly with everyone. They were outstanding.
    Finally the food was perfect and excellent value for money. A fresh and delicious finger buffet which included generously filled sandwiches and the kind of cakes you dream of. It couldn’t have been better and was greatly appreciated and enjoyed by all.
    So, thank you, for taking over this burden and with a light touch and superb organisation easing our cares and responsibilities.

  144. Andrew Oakes says:

    On behalf of my family and my father in particular I would like to thank you for the splendid catering arrangements that your company provided at the reception following my mother’s funeral earlier this week. The finger buffet was of a very high standard and many of our guests commented on the excellence of the food and service. All three of your staff were first class and could you please pass my particular thanks to Jayne who managed everything on a difficult day for us in such an efficient and appropriate manner. I would have no hesitation at all in recommending your company in the future.

  145. Liz Wise says:

    I just wanted to say a very big thank you for all the catering arrangements you made for my father’s funeral at St Georges Church,
    Beckenham on 29th May. Through quite a troubled time all my worries about food, drink and planning were taken away, and on the day the sandwiches, cakes and drinks were delicious and all the staff efficient and delightful. You received many compliments.
    I will keep your card and will confidently recommend you.

    Many thanks.

  146. Maria Clarke says:

    I would very much like to thank you for making one less worry on what was quite a difficult day indeed.
    Please pass on my thanks to Jayne who worked incredibly hard and ensured that all of my guests including myself were well looked after.
    Your attention to detail and excellent customer service is second to none. I will most certainly recommend you to family and friends.

  147. Sarah Jacob says:

    May I thank you and all your staff for the great service my family and friends received. It is difficult to be organised when dealing with the emotions of a loss in the family. I was dreading organising the wake. You never know how many people will arrive so it is difficult to give exact numbers which many caterers insist on. As soon as I rang your company I was reassured. You were so helpful and your website clearly explained all the options.
    Your experience in funeral catering meant you knew just what to do and had valuable local knowledge of the venue. I was so grateful for that as I live 150 miles away and felt all I could do was guess what was needed.
    When I arrived at the reception you surpassed any expectations. The food was beautifully presented. A wonderful selection. The little assorted cakes were a firm favourite amongst the guests. Your staff were able to combine professionalism with a welcoming and helpful attitude. Something rarely found.
    What a great company. I would happily recommend you to anyone.

  148. Derek Howland says:

    “I just wanted to thank you for organising and providing the refreshments for my mothers funeral reception yesterday. The food and service were really wonderful – timely, good quality and appreciated by all. Helen and Jayne we both professional, courteous and discreet – just what was needed for such an occasion – please pass on my thanks to them both.
    If you would like to use me for a recommendation in any publicity / marketing feel free to do so – absolutely fully deserved.

  149. “We used Careys Funeral Caterers for my Father-in-Law’s funeral and cannot recommend them highly enough. The food was superb and Jackie and Tricia from Careys not only kept everyone supplied from a selection of delicious platters but also made sure we were topped up with tea and coffee – leaving the family plenty of time to reminisce and share stories. At a difficult time, it was fantastic to be able to pass responsibility for this part of the day over to the experts.”

  150. Melinda and Nigel Pennington says:

    Thank you so much for the professional and friendly service you provided for Babs’ funeral reception last Friday. The buffet was prepared and served beautifully. We could not have expected anything better.

  151. Mike Callow says:

    Dear Sara and Emily. Everything went very well on the day. My thanks to Emily and your other two colleagues who did a grand job on our behalf. There were a lot more people attending than we had expected, so I am very grateful indeed that you all coped superbly with the numbers.

  152. Gail Feist says:

    I Just wanted to thank you on behalf of my two sisters and myself for your Company’s excellent service last week for our Mother’s Funeral, and in particular, Sue who was there with us. The food was delicious and having everything ready and a beautiful table set for when we returned to the house was so nice – it took all the worry away. Sue was quietly efficient and helpful in every way. Later on everything was cleared and packed up so unobtrusively. Once again, a huge thank you.

  153. Cathy Codling says:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful service which you provided for my father’s funeral reception. We have had countless comments from my Dad’s friends and relatives who were all very impressed with the catering. I have also been asked for your details by several other members of the same Church in connection with the funeral receptions so hopefully this will generate more business for you!
    Thank you again for your very professional service.

  154. Rosemary Cogswell says:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful service provided on the day of my husband’s funeral.
    Your staff were so kind and pleasant and many people praised the quality of the food.

  155. V J O’Donnell says:

    I just wanted to thank you and your staff for their efficient and courteous manner and for the beautiful and delicious food.
    Far more people came to the reception for my husband than I could have imagined, so I seriously under catered but your ladies were brilliant.

    Many thanks

  156. Mrs S Layberry says:

    Thank you very much for doing the catering for me, I was very pleased with what you did.

    I was also pleased when I found that you were based in Beckenham, as this was where my father and grandparents lived so it felt even more personal to me.

  157. Mrs McNaughton says:

    Thank you so much for catering for my dear friend’s funeral on Thursday at the Care Home. Everything was superb and very much appreciated. I have received a number of grateful thanks for the catering from those present.

  158. Thank you for the Funeral Catering at our reception in Hayes Village. Many people remarked on the excellent service you provided. Your quiet but friendly manner was very much appreciated and the food provided superb. My grateful thanks.

  159. Thank you for looking after us so well on Thursday. There were many comments about the excellence of the food. Best Wishes.

  160. “Just a letter of thanks for the excellent buffet you provided for my mother’s funeral on Thursday.

    The two ‘waiting’ ladies did a magnificent job in ensuring everything was ready upon our arrival. The food platters were all beautifully laid out, and no-one went without due to their very diligent service. The selection of sandwiches and presentation were superb. I was told the cakes were especially nice. Funerals are usually sombre occasions, but this was a celebration of someone who’d lives a full and active life to 95 years of age. Your catering did it proud and rounded off a memorable and very emotional day.”

  161. K Hinchcliffe says:

    “Thank you for making such a big effort to help me get through a difficult day. Everyone enjoyed the buffet meal and the caring attention of the staff. Please convey my personal gratitude to them. They were marvellous.”

  162. C Kendrich says:

    “Thank you for the excellent service, delivered with empathy and compassion.”

  163. Mr & Mrs Wilson says:

    “Thank you for the funeral reception you gave on Wednesday. The food was outstanding as was the service. We would gladly recommend you to friends.”

  164. “The family and I would like to thank you for the excellent catering for the reception after my father’s funeral yesterday. We would particularly like to pass on our thanks to our waitress for her very professional service and her pleasant manner.”

  165. S Spencer says:

    “Thank you so much for your help in organising everything for the funeral reception, The food was lovely and the service of it was wonderful.”

  166. J O'Gorman says:

    “Dear Michele,

    just wanted to thank you for the excellent food that you provided for my dad’s funeral and how pleasant and professional the waitresses were.”

  167. “Thank you so much for providing refreshments yesterday afternoon for my sister’s funeral. They were perfect for the occasion. Please convey our thanks to you team who provided just the right service. They are a credit to your organisation.”

  168. The Thomson Family says:

    “Thank you for the lovely food and professional service.”

  169. Mrs J Dewhurst says:

    “A huge thank you for helping us decide what food to have at our fathers wake. It was all delicious and highly appropriate. Please thank the staff for us.”

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