Wedding Reception, The Dairy, Waddesdon Manor, December 2017

Wow where do I start, Friday was the most perfect day for myself, Ryan, our children and guests. You and your team were totally amazing and so helpful. The feedback we’ve had from our guests is outstanding with people saying not only was the food the best they’d had at a wedding but the best they’ve had from anywhere. Thank you so much for helping to create my/our perfect day, I wish I could do it all again.


Bodley’s Circle Luncheon, Divinity School, Bodleian Library, October 2017

A note to thank you and your team for such a marvellous lunch yesterday. We have had lots of fantastic feedback. If not too far ahead might you consider holding the date for next years’ event? Thanks as ever for being so brilliantly calm and supportive as well as for the delicious food.


Wedding Reception, Wrest Park, Bedfordshire, September 2017

We just wanted to drop you an email to say a massive thank you to you, and everyone at Passion for Food! Everything was set up just perfectly, the food went down an absolute treat - please pass on our compliments the chef and all of the kitchen staff! Everyone commented on how great the food was, and the cheese tower looked amazing! Greg was a delight, making sure everything went perfectly & that the glasses were always topped up! All of the staff were fantastic- friendly, professional, polite. We had many compliments on how impressed people were with the catering staff. Also, all your help throughout the process was fantastic. We couldn't have asked for anything better, and we just thought we should let you know. Please pass on a huge thanks to Greg, the chef & all of the team who were involved- we can't thank you all enough.

Katie & Huw

Wedding Reception, Quainton, Buckinghamshire, August 2017

We cannot recommend using Nicky and her team at Passion for Food highly enough! We were lucky enough to have the team cater our wedding for 170 people in a marquee wedding. Nicky and the team cooked up the most incredible meal for our guests and we have been completely inundated since with people telling us how amazing the food was, many saying it was the best steak they have ever had and one person even saying it was the best meal they have ever had full stop! This all cooked up in a small tent with portable equipment and the added complication of me taking the key to the generator to the service with me in the pocket of my groom's suit meaning they had to start cooking 90 minutes late... Nicky was also an absolute godsend in the planning of the wedding. We were doing everything ourselves so having her expertise, guidance and voice of reason was invaluable. She provided sound advice on everything from decor to running order of the day in the build up and an unflappable calmness and a completely trustworthy ally on the day itself. Our only regret is that we didn't ask Nicky to take on more responsibility!' Thank you so much Nicky & team!

Dan & Lucy Williams

Wedding Reception, Marquee, Buckinghamshire, August 2017

Now that the dust has settled following last weekend’s celebrations I have finally found time to sit down and write to you. I cannot thank you enough for all you did to help Lucy and Dan’s wedding go so well. The canapes and the wedding breakfast were sublime. We were inundated with compliments on the meal during the evening and that has continued this week with letters from guests, all of whom have commented on the food and the service. The work of the food preparation staff, the cooking on the day (despite a power problem) and the level of service were all at five star level. Most importantly, your calm and assured management of everything from our first meeting to the end of the event gave us the confidence to relax and enjoy the day ourselves. Thank you so much!

Llew & Sandi Monger

Wedding Reception, Worton Hall, Oxfordshire, July 2017

This is a slightly belated mail to say THANK YOU so much to all of you for the really fantastic catering at our wedding. We have had numerous compliments about how delicious the food was, and we agree with all of them. It was particularly impressive considering you were feeding 156 of us! Here is one of the comments a guest sent me: "OMG. Such. delicious. food. Best wedding food I have ever had. Like restaurant-cooked-just-for-your-table-of-two food. So tasty. You guys must have found the best wedding caterer in the UK. I promise no flattery here. From start to finish every course was insanely good." The food was a really important part of the day for us and we're so glad we chose you to provide it.

Rachel and Andy

Wedding Reception, Wrest Park, Bedfordshire, July 2017

Just a quick note to say thank you very much to you, and the team, for the fabulous food last weekend. It was definitely the best food we have had at wedding and we heard similar comments from plenty of our guests so it completely met our expectations. I ate too much beef to properly enjoy the cheese board but it all got eaten the next day at our informal post-match afternoon session. Martin thinks the evening food sausage rolls are the best he has had - which is high praise given how many he eats. It really was a truly fantastic meal.

Bron and Martin

Summer Party, Oxford Science Park, July 2017

Just wanted to thank you again for catering for us and providing amazing food and service! We’ve had lots of great feedback about the food on Saturday.

Tayler - Oxford Nanopore Technologies

21st Birthday Party, Witney, Oxfordshire, June 2017

Wow - what a truly fabulous job your guys did for us last weekend - so many people commented on how tasty the food was and what a great job the team did - very happy to post a glowing review if you point me in the right direction!


Wedding Reception, Rhodes House, Oxford, July 2017

We just wanted to write to thank you, Nicky, Katie, the chef and all the staff who were involved last Saturday. It was a wonderful event and thanks to you all we enjoyed delicious food and it all ran so smoothly. There were many compliments from the guests about the food. All your staff were delightful, helpful and smiled. They were just so nice. I am sorry I did not have the opportunity to thank everyone personally. It all went by so quickly. Please thank them all, especially Katie who did a brilliant job. We were highly impressed. And thank you for guiding me through it all and pointing us in the right direction.

Amanda and Robert Thomson

Wedding Reception, Wrest Park, Bedfordshire, June 2017

I just wanted to say thank you so much for making everything so incredible on Saturday! When we first met you we said that it was important for our guests to a - be fed good food. There is nothing worse than going to a wedding all day and being hungry. We received so many compliments from guests about the food. Even the veggie guests said 'that they had never had such amazing food. The vegetarian option is usually just something thrown together. It was so delicious' I also loved there was a table that asked for a second helping of chocolate bread and butter pudding which you kindly gave to them. The orangery just looked phenomenal! I loved the bar set up in the orangery too! Nicky you and your team by far exceeded our expectations. Thank you so much for all of your help and for making our day so incredible!

Holly Goodey

Wedding Reception, Leamington Spa, June 2017

I had to write and say a massive thank you once again for the most wonderful food you coked for our wedding - we got so many compliments ! The service was also immaculate - we can't thank you enough. we would be delighted to recommend you or give a testimonial if we can ever help out that way ........... You contributed to a very special day that we will never forget.

Jo and Dave

Wedding Reception, Kirtlington Park, Oxfordshire, May 2017

Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special. The food and service was amazing! Even now 6 weeks on, lots of our friends and family still talk about how beautiful the food was. The staff were absolutely fantastic and did everything they could to make the day run seamlessly. We would not hesitate to highly recommend Phil, Katie and the team to anyone planning a special event!

Caroline Sheriff & Tim Rust

Canapé Reception, Gayhurst House, Gayhurst, Newport Pagnell, May 2017

I just wanted to add my most sincere thanks to you all for making the party after Irene’s funeral on Wednesday such a resounding success. Challenged with the rain outside and the humidity in the marquee inside, you delivered fabulous canapés and excellent wine service. Pouring 150 bottles of champagne certainly kept your staff occupied! They were all lovely - attractive young men and women, beautifully turned out and attentive and helpful in the extreme. From the moment we left your premises near Waddesdon Manor after our canapé tasting the previous week, I didn’t have a single qualm about your ability to deliver on the day. And deliver you did. The service in the church had been marvellous and the party at Gayhurst was fabulous - Irene would have been so pleased! It was a magnificent send-off. Thank you all. I look forward to working with you again sometime in the future and I will certainly recommend you without reservation. I wish you every success in the future.


Sara & Chris Wedding, Kirtlington, Park, 24th July 2016

Hi Alia! We just wanted to drop you a short note to say thank you very much for orchestrating a brilliant day. The food was great and all of the guests have been super impressed about how well the food (especially the beef) was cooked for so many people and the fact that it was hot for everyone. We also really appreciated all the small touches such as placing the wedding favours together with the handbags and other possessions from the tables. The staff were all super smiley and friendly - especially the girl who followed me round with canapes! I could have hugged her Thank you again! Sara and Chris


Wedding, Wrest Park, April 2016

Hi Nicky What an amazing weekend! We all had the most wonderful day. I can't thank you enough for being such a delight to work with. I want you to know that there were so many compliments about the food, the flavours, the taste, the presentation and the efficiency of your staff. Nothing was too much trouble for anyone. Both for the wedding breakfast and the food in the evening. You were a big part of the wedding and you surpassed yourselves. Thank you very much


Wedding, Wrest Park, March 2016

Dear Nikki I wanted to drop you a note to thank you for the great job you did with the catering for our wedding. It was truly fantastic and the food was amazing, was surprised the food could be that good when serving 50 people at once! We got so many compliments on the food. I really appreciated the planning and beautiful touches like the pansies on the hors d'oeuvres Made it look so special. It was a pleasure to work with you and I would recommend you highly. Thank you for helping make our day so special. Best wishes

Julie & Jon

Wedding, Kirtlington Park, January 2016

Dear Ruth and all at Passion for Food, Thank you so very much for all that you did to make our wedding day so incredible. Ruth, we enjoyed every moment working with you. A tireless ‘can do’ attitude, always available and utterly dependable. You really went above and beyond to make our dream a reality and we are hugely grateful. The service on the day was perfect and all staff, delight. The food…well, what can I say. We have received several letters now from guests thanking us for ‘the best wedding food they’ve ever had’ – I think that says it all! It was a pleasure – I am searching for a good excuse for us to work together again!! Thank you, thank you! With Love

Annabel & Mark Elliott

Wedding, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor, December 2015

We absolutely loved the outstanding meal for our Wedding Breakfast on 21st December. We are all highly embarrassed though as our appetites let us down and we were unable to devour as much of the meal as our eyes wanted us to. Mike and I had not eaten since breakfast and even though we were very ready for food, we just couldn't eat it all. Our family said the same. We do not want the chef and his team to think we did not enjoy it, because it was quite the contrary. Please can you send a quick thank you to the chef from Mike, myself and our families - and we shall send a 'thank you' once we have organised them. best wishes

Lorraine and Mike

Passion for Food Tasting, December 2015

Hi Nicola, So lovely meeting you both yesterday. You guys are top of your game and you really do live up to your company name! huge tick off our list and I am super excited for the culinary delights our guests are going to experience. Many thanks again


Wedding, Kirtlington Park, October 2015

Dear Ruth, Thank you so much for making our wedding so amazing! We had so many comments from our guests about the wonderful food and service. You did an outstanding job during the planning process. Thank you for your invaluable tips and recommendations. Thank you to the chef for the delicious food. Everyone said it was some of the best food they had ever tasted The wedding went off without a hitch, thanks to you. Our guests had the time of their lives. Many thanks

Ali and Steve Simandl

Wedding, Private Marquee, Lois Weedon, September 2015

Just a quick note to say thank you so much for ALL you did for us. Everyone loved the uniqueness of the food and you were so good about the mackerel. xxx

C and B

Wedding, Kirtlington Park, August 2015

Dear Ann, A very massive thank you to you and the team for helping to make Varsha’s big day go smoothly. The venue was fantastic but more importantly the support we received from the team was exceptional. Ruth inspired confidence and trust from the very first time I spoke to her and all the way through we were not let down. Ruth went above and beyond the call of duty, from the big things like making sure everything was done on time and smoothly to helping our elderly guests to the bathroom. She is indeed a credit to your organisation and was the reason we chose the venue and Passion-for-Food. I cannot praise her energy, infectious enthusiasm and charm sufficiently. We could find no fault. Needless to say a wonderful time was had by all. Regards


Private Boat, August 2015

Dear Phil, A note to say thank you so much for a delicious buffet lunch. The food was a very special part of my 60th birthday celebrations and enjoyed by all.


Wedding, Private Marquee, Whitchurch, August 2015

Hi Nicky, We didn't get a chance to say a proper goodbye and thanks at the end of Saturday night - which is probably down to your amazing professionalism. People commented on how you played the perfect maître d' role as well as on the exceptionally high quality of the food....and I mean everyone said that, and not just about the pasta!. And I know everyone always says nice things but "the food helped make it the best wedding ever" came from all around UK and Europe! Many thanks again, you and all the team did a fantastic job!


Wedding, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor, August 2015

The Dairy is an amazing venue and all our guests commented on the beauty, cleanliness and also the professionalism of your team. The service at the wedding breakfast was second to none and the food was delicious.

Katie and Steve

Wedding, Private Marquee, Crafton, August 2015

Nicky What can we say. Fantastic organisation. Superb attention to detail. Fabulous food. Impeccable service well beyond the call of duty and when you got your team to stop the curtain blowing I thought FANTASTIC. Absolutely 100%. Thanks so much YOU were unbelievable. Cheers

Stewart & Kristi

Wedding, Kirtlington Park, July 2015

Dearest Ruth & the team! Greetings from sunny Cornwall. Whilst we are fully relaxing on our honeymoon it felt only right to thank you as soon as possible for creating a day we will truly never forget. Every minute keeps flashing through our thoughts, the room filled with laughter, the amazing food and the feeling of love all around – thank you for making every second so special…we want to do it all again! So much love

Ellie, Bobby & the bump

Wedding, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor, June 2015

I just wanted to say thank you so much to you, Lydia and everyone else at Waddesdon for making our wedding so wonderful. We have had countless brilliant comments on the food (particularly the Mexican buffet!), the grounds looked stunning and your waiters and excellent 'restaurant manager/sommelier' (sorry I've forgotten his name!) were great throughout the day. You and Lydia really helped to bring all the little details together on the day, and I will be forever indebted to you personally for figuring out how to hitch my dress up for the evening when my Mum couldn't find the ties!

Shepard / Smith

21st Birthday Party, Kirtlington Park, May 2015

Dear Ruth Phil and your wonderful team, Many thanks yet again for helping create such a memorable experience for the family. It’s another Passion moment! The kids say. The ‘tent’ looked great and the food was raved about. The buffet was magnificent although time-consuming (we’ll go all plated next time, we promise!) The whole thing was such a professional exercise that no one, outside us lot of course, would realise how much work goes in to it. Thank you for all the thought and effort. There is one very happy 21 year old right now. Much love

Rosie and Ray

Wedding, Kirtlington Park, January 2015

Oh Ruth, thank YOU! We really did have the most amazing day and really can't thank you enough for all of your hard work. We've had some lovely emails whilst we have been away from friends saying how much they enjoyed themselves, particularly saying how lovely the food and KP in general was. So pleased you enjoyed the flowers. We are having a very lovely and relaxing time in Hawaii so all is well. Very best wishes

Gemma and Rich

'As ever a fantastic job'

As ever a fantastic job – once again the food was superb and ‘all’ your staff were great – please say a very big ‘thank-you’ to everyone involved over the weekend for helping to make our event a great success. The feedback from clients has been very positive and complimentary which is nice as it makes it all worthwhile.

Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd


‘WOW’ what can we say! Thank you so much for the most wonderful wedding meal, canapés and sublime service. All our guests have raved about the food, and we were enormously impressed with every aspect of the service you provided on the day. You helped make it a perfect wedding!

Sonia Da Silva and William James, Kirtlington Park, Kirtlington, Oxford