What people are saying about The Kitchen Table
What people are saying about The Kitchen Table
Thank you so much Sima for making our Golden Wedding meal very
special. We were able to sit back and enjoy the company knowing that we
were well looked after. The food was superb and your helpers attentive and
charming. We have had many ‘thank you’ cards all mentioning the food. One
said ‘The food was truly outstanding – the blueberry roulade lingers in the
We also appreciated the excellent choice of menus, the presentation
and attention to detail, and would highly recommend The Kitchen Table to
anyone planning a similar occasion.
“We used The Kitchen Table for a community event at our Camomile Lawn development in Totnes and we were thrilled with everything! The cake and canapés Sima provided were delicious and we loved that she used seasonal, local produce. We can definitely recommend The Kitchen Table.”
Thank you again for bringing such delicious food for Counter on Saturday. We’ve had loads of comments on our feedback forms from stallholders and visitors that they really loved the food and the pricing.
Dear Sima. We just wanted to say a huge thank you for running our big day so amazingly and providing such wonderful food; it was the talk of the tent! With love from Helen and Sam X
Thank you so very much for creating such a wonderful meal and looking after us whilst we celebrated the Birthday boy turning 30! Yours and Sima’s attentiveness and food, really made for a perfect evening, honestly we haven’t stopped talking about your wonderful cooking!
Sima was a joy to work with when planning the menu, always quick to respond and more than happy to offer expert suggestions to accommodate the groups rather challenging dietary requirements. I completely recommend The Kitchen Table to caterer that special evening, you won’t regret it!
Thank you Sima! x
Thank you again for a wonderful night! It truly was lovely and I’m happy you enjoyed it too! Everyone was talking about your wonderful cooking on Sunday, which is certainly a great sign it is was amazing!
We had a simply wonderful evening and your delicious food was much admired. It was so good to meet you. Have passed your name on to several people so do hope you get more bookings.
The food was so original and full of flavour and obviously very fresh.
Thank you so much for everything.
Just to say thanks very much for the finger buffet on Sunday. It all went down a treat and was enjoyed by all. We felt the menu was interesting and enjoyed the beetroot tart and your take on the Greek filo pastry [spanakopita].
I hope business keeps thriving for you. We will certainly pass on your name where appropriate.
Yes we did have a super week end and it was helped greatly by your cooking and the girls’ waiting on for us.
Every one was well satisfied which made our efforts well worthwhile. Many said how much they had enjoyed the meal, But then that is what we were confident they would , because we have experienced it previously with Nova’s celebration meal last year.
This is the second year that we have engaged ‘The Kitchen table’ to cater for our celebration meal. Last year we were a party of 16 for an 80th and the quality of service advice, the quality of the food menu and execution on the evening made it an easy choice, with confidence, this year to engage Sima @ the Kitchen Table for this year’s 80th ‘celebration for a party of 26. There is a problem. We’ve no more 80th Celebrations due for a few years, so we shall have to use another excuse for a celebration!! “ Ted Gaskell 26/9 2016.
It was really delicious – and there was lots! The cake was great. And the salads. And the quiche and frittata! All delicious, and thankyou for making it at short notice too.
Thank you so much Sima. We could not have been happier with the food you provided for our wedding. It was a pleasure dealing with you from start to finish. All of our guests were very impressed and happy, which was showed by how much they all ate. Thanks again. Simon & Elena
Thank you for providing such amazing food and being fabulous, so many guests complimented the food and one couple even tried to recreate the beef and beetroot burger when they got home. Also, thanks to you pointing towards Purple Planet, we had all compostable plates, cutlery and cups and only produced 2 bin bags of land fill waste. Hurrah
Just to say thank you very much for the amazing canapés on Saturday, they were so delicious! And the staff we great too!!
I have never written a review of anything before but after my experience with The Kitchen Table I simply had to put pen to paper to share, what was from its conception to the event itself, a simply amazing experience. Sima catered for my 50th birthday party and from the initial meeting to discuss what I envisaged the evening being like she was intuitive, insightful and her menu suggestions captured exactly how I wanted the food to reflect the mood and ambience of the party. Sima is a great reader of people and as such she knew exactly how to cater for the wide variety of dietary requirements of a whole host of guests. When the table was laid or should I say laden with a huge variety of really original and inspired dishes decorated with edible flowers we were loath to tuck in at first because it was so visually stunning and created such a fantastic centre piece for the party and we all enjoyed taking in the mouth-watering aromas and stunning presentation. Sima had provided menu cards for each dish which detailed their contents, which made the process of selecting dishes so seem-less for guests with specific dietary needs – I think this is a touch of genius as it makes everyone feel confident and empowered to select what they would like to eat rather than feeling alienated by their specific dietary needs During the course of the evening the food was one of the main topics of conversation which again I found heart -warming as sharing spectacular food with those we love is an amazing experience. Sima is faultlessly professional but she also brings more to the table than just her amazing culinary skills she imbues her food with her love and passion for the environment, locally and sustainably sourced produce and her love of people and what could be better than having a company cater for those you love when it is delivered in such a loving, insightful and generous manner? You would be blessed to have Sima cater for any event and to not do so would be to miss out on a truly awesome experience.
Thank you Sima for the delicious dinner you prepared for my daughters birthday. It was particularly special to have locally sourced food cooked to perfection. The Rose & Strawberry Birthday cake was sublime
Thank you for your wonderful food and your help, every one really enjoyed it, especially the chocolate cake. I will definitely be recommending you to our friends that come down. Hope to do business again in the future.
The food was divine. A huge success. Everybody loved it. Delicious. The bowls and serving dishes that you provided were beautiful and it all went like clock work. Would love to use you again the exact date next year. Thank you so much.
The Kitchen Table catered our wedding this August. The food was really delicious and looked beautiful. We had a lot of good reviews from our guests particularly for the puddings! Sima herself was very professional throughout, always quick to respond to emails and very friendly. We cannot say enough good things about The Kitchen Table.
We were fortunate enough to book Sima and The Kitchen Table for our wedding earlier this month at Sharpham House.
I can’t really put into words the phenomenal service we received from beginning to end. We met with Sima over a casual coffee to discuss our initial ideas and our thoughts clearly fuelled a caterer who desires to create and please her clients.
Sima created a stunning BBQ menu which included our requested influences and flavours, complete with canapés and drinks and she delivered them all on the day with style, grace and a coolness not many possess. Her staff were absolutely wonderful and we honestly couldn’t have asked for more from them on our special day. The tiny details were there, including things we hadn’t thought of and Sima was more than happy to work with our ideas and evolve them, communicating every step of the way.
Thank you to The Kitchen Table for absolutely smashing our day. I hope my promise of buying you a pint soon to relive the day from your perspective happens soon! You’re a legend!
A big thank you to you Sima! (And all the Kitchen Table Crew who worked at Sharpham House on Saturday!)
Thank you so much for your delicious food. It was all perfect and not a scrap was left, despite the generous helpings! Everybody was really impressed and two people took your cards, so I hope they will come to you in the future.
Sima and her team prepared a wonderful cold buffet for our daughter’s wedding and several people commented on the high quality of the food. Sima took great care over planning the menu with us and prepared a delicious buffet that was colourful and imaginative and also met all the dietary requirements of our guests. The service on the day was well organised, unobtrusive and perfectly timed. The food was the highlight of the wedding and I would recommend Sima to anyone looking for a high quality wedding caterer with real flair and passion for what she does.
Can I take the opportunity to thank you for the quality, quantity, service and attention to detail for today’s catering.
The varied menu and thoughtful combinations were great.
It was much appreciated by me and the rest of the II-VI executive team and we will certainly be back for our next event.
[The wedding catering] was great thanks, you and your team were great, it all went so smoothly and got lots of compliments.
Sima catered for our wedding in June 2016, she was well prepared and everything was how we imagined it would be. Colourful and delicious. I was very conscious about having local good quality produce throughout and Sima fulfilled that perfectly. I’ve had so many comments about the food since the wedding saying it’s the best they have ever had. I would highly recommend Sima and her team for any event. Thanks again. All the best Laura & Alex (New Barton Farm)
Sima and her team catered for our rustic Devon wedding in May 2016. The food was absolutely delicious; full of interesting ingredients and unusual flavours, beautifully presented and very much enjoyed by our guests—the lemon sole with homemade wild garlic pesto was a particular hit.
Sima herself was fantastic—helpful & full of suggestions and ideas—and we very much appreciated her patience and flexibility when things ran a little late on the day! Her team were all very friendly and helpful.
We felt in safe hands with Sima—she gave us great advice on quantities and serving suggestions, and was very much on our side. She did everything she could to make sure the food really contributed to making our wedding party memorable and special.
My thanks for your efforts, you did a splendid job and I look forward to seeing you up here again soon
…Thank you for the wonderful buffet you provided. We had a fantastic but hectic and tiring weekend…I have also sent a thank you card and please feel free to use any comments on your website. You are amazing and we will definitely be recommending you to everyone and be contacting you again in the future. I do hope you get some business from our anniversary and we wish you every success for the future.
Thank you so much for Saturday. It was a magnificent tea and I’ve had a lot of comments since on how perfect it was to be able to chat after the ceremony with such delicious sandwiches, scones and cake to eat. Caroline rang me last night and said they had been eating your cake for supper in London. She took some home on the train!
Certainly nobody will forget it and I hope you may find that you will be catering in the future for some of the people who were there at the ceremony, and I shall definitely come back to you if I can think of any excuse!
Thank you Sima – the food was lovely (the [vegan] mushroom filo pies and rhubarb cake in particular were delicious)
Thank you so much to Sima at The Kitchen Table for helping to make our special weekend so brilliant. From the initial contact, Sima has been part of this event – she has always been easy to contact, taken on board what I wanted to achieve – canapes followed by a formal 3 course dinner for 18 – been flexible and suggested menus using the local produce available. In fact, because of her assistance and enthusiasm in what she does, I asked her to cater for the informal evening on the Friday. All the dishes she prepared for us were superb (my guests commented on how lovely the food was) and very good value – I can’t praise this lady highly enough. She did this and assisted with serving the canapes, champagne and cleared up so effectively we didn’t know she’d been there. All things that made the weekend go smoother. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Thank you Sima.
Thank you so much for making our evening run so smoothly. People commented on how tasty the food was and everyone declared the evening a great success. Thank you also for cleaning and tidying up so well.
Once again thank you for everything,
“…it was all wonderful and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you..
Thank you so much Sima for making the catering at my 50th birthday such a simple exercise for me and a huge success for the evening. All my guests commented on how delicious the food was and you were excellent at accommodating all our various dietary requirements without a blink. How you managed to make it all look so effortless in our tiny kitchen I don’t know, but you were amazingly cool and incredibly organised. You left the whole place clean and tidy and just slipped away like a little catering fairy! It helped me to enjoy my evening and birthday even more – we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone and if the occasion arrives, use you and your girls again.
Thanks Sima, it was all great!
Very best wishes and best of luck with your business”
“Thank you so much again for the delicious food and fantastic service at our wedding. You were a big part of making it so special and we received lots of very positive feedback about the food from all of the guests throughout and after the day. You and your team were incredibly calm and professional and we couldn’t recommend you more highly. You gave us a vegan wedding feast that was bursting with flavour and sated the bellies of the most fervent meat eaters among our guests!”
“We always go to The Kitchen Table for catering, and this time they really outdid themselves catering for a three day event for 55 people, lunches and evenings, including all sorts of special dietary requirements – gluten free, vegan, soy-free, and others. Sima handled our requirements perfectly and as always, it was delicious!”
“The food you provided for us was utterly delicious, beautifully presented and your service was spot on – fun, friendly and efficient. It was lovely not to be treated like a load of old codgers by two bright young women!
We were so lucky with our holiday. The weather was wonderful compared to this week, our holiday house, I’m sure you would agree, was somewhat amazing and we had two super evenings when you catered for us.
It was a pleasure to meet you both and we send you our best wishes for your continued success with your business and our sincere thanks.”
“Thanks very much for the day. The food was fantastic! We had a wonderful time”
“Thank you so much, Sima and The Kitchen Table. It’s been a pleasure dealing with you and your food and service has been superb and much commented upon by the family.”
“Many thanks to you both for Saturday, it was really a lovely evening. Everyone commented on how delicious the food was … You were both excellent”
“…you excelled yourselves …: food and service absolutely impeccable: delicious canapés, risotto wonderful as ever and delicious lamb and lovely pudding. And all cleared without our noticing. I hope you could tell by the noise levels that everyone really enjoyed it and next morning our guests were very complimentary. I have tried to spread the word although not many of our guests were Devon-based this time round”
“The food was really great thank you! There was lots left over for us all to have it again the following evening.
Our guests said how nice it was to have a buffet that wasn’t the usual sandwiches etc,
Thanks again and best wishes for your future business!”
“Thank you so much for all of your hard work and excellent buffet yesterday.
We loved the presentation of the food and everyone said how good it tasted! All of our guests (including some fussy eaters) really enjoyed the selection of dishes and found something they liked so we were really happy with everything. We will definitely be recommending you to our friends, and hopefully ask you to help us in future if we have another event locally!
…You’ve been wonderful, thank you so much again from us and all of our friends and family. Wishing you every success in the future with your catering business.”
“Wanted to send a message to say a massive thank you for the amazing food you made for our wedding. Everyone absolutely loved it all and were raving especially about the burgers! Thank you for being so flexible with us and really understanding how chilled out we wanted the day to be. The canapes not only looked fantastic (amazing colours!) but tasted divine! Having it all local to us as you know was so important – so glad we found you as you created the perfect finish to the day! Thank you!”
“It was a wonderful day, the best of my life and the rest of the weekend was absolutely incredible too.
Your food was perfect – just what we had envisaged; fresh, tasty, colourful and beautifully cooked. We received many positive comments about it.
I’m sorry we did not manage to see you to thank you both in person on the day…”
“A very belated note to thank you both for the delicious food and all the help and support you gave us for Alex’s wedding. I think the whole event was a huge success and you were instrumental in achieving this by your flexibility in working with A&J to get the whole event as they wanted it.
All the food was delicious and enjoyed by everyone. I just hope you and your staff have not gone down with double pneumonia due to the awful weather! We were all tucked up inside but it must have been very uncomfortable for you negotiating the way between the two tents… Thank you once again for everything, it was a wonderful day…Your food looked lovely and tasted even better; so many people commented afterwards on how original and delicious it was – a refreshing change from many wedding caterers. We wanted a feast that showed off all the goodness of Devon and that was exactly what you provided. Thank you also for your enthusiasm and ideas during the planning stages, we really appreciated your flexibility and ability to translate our ideas into something practical. It was great working with you and we would wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone planning a big event.”
“Absolutely delicious food, with Hannah and Sima providing such fantastic and reassuring service. Next time I plan a party, the first call I will make will be to them!”
“Thank you very much for you high quality catering. The food was really good and the staff very friendly! We brought back some of your beetroot and chocolate cake back to the office. They were gone in a flash!”
“The wedding went very well, and the reception in the museum was a great success. The food was excellent, and all the arrangements seemed to go very smoothly. I was very much aware of how hard the staff worked on Saturday night, and everything was accomplished without a hitch. Thank you again for all your help.”
“The canapés were first class thanks, all eaten and much commented upon! The wedding was amazing! Everything perfect”
“I was at a meeting at Dartington Hall on Friday and was lucky enough to eat your lunch. I thought it was fantastic (best thing I have eaten at Dartington) and I wanted to drop you a note to say thank you!
Not only did it all taste great, but I loved the stories behind the food. I hope your venture proves to be very successful and I certainly fed back to the Dartington management team that they should use you more often….I hope they do.
Wishing you all the best for the future”
“Thank you so much for looking after The Riverford Field Kitchen’s Christmas Party on Sunday. The team really enjoyed the food and the desserts were especially good! We really enjoyed having you in our kitchen, meaning we could all relax and take a well deserved night off.”
“We were very impressed with The Kitchen Table who catered for Greenlife’s 2012 Christmas party. Hannah and Sima were organised and professional both in their pre-party planning and on the day itself. They provided an interesting and unusual collection of menu choices and even managed to include a raw meal for one staff member. It was hard to imagine how so much delicious food could have been so efficiently prepared and served by just two people. We would recommend them highly to anyone looking for a friendly and proficient catering service.”
“I went to a conversation cafe at the barrel house… what a good night! I really liked getting the chance to hear different points of views from the speakers, and then from everyone around our table. Sitting around and noshing on a lovely meal while meeting people and getting to know them in an interesting way is definitely my kind of evening and I can’t wait to do it again.”
“I really enjoyed the Kitchen Table conversation cafe. An excellent opportunity to hear interesting debate, open up discussion with strangers, and eat delicious food. It was a stimulating (and tasty) night out and I’m very much looking forward to the next one.”
“One can only turn 35 years of age once; hence a celebration of any kind must be special. From the moment I have planned my birthday away with special and close friends in a cozy cottage in Totnes, the one ingredient that would make a whole difference was the feast that we were planning to have. In this role, Sima and Hannah were our special guests. Their unique and sophisticated taste in catering made my birthday a date to remember. They have prepared one of those meals that while you are eating the appetiser, you are already concerned with the space left in your belly for dessert. The chocolate venison was indeed a crowd pleaser; however, the flavours and details in presentation of all meals made our evening a really unforgettable occasion. We are looking forward to my 36…”
“I just wanted to say a very big thank you for last Sunday, everyone loved the food and it was so nice just to leave you to set up so I could look after our guests. If I’m ever brave or stupid enough to get the family together in Devon again I will certainly give you a call.
I left your cards etc. and all the food details in the cottage for the owners and subsequent guests. Hopefully you will get more business from the farm.”
“So just to say the food you made for my party was delicious and everyone commented on it!
Good luck with the 2nd year of the business and I will definitely recommend you to people.”
“Sima and Hannah provided a delicious and very ample feast of wholesome local food for our daughter’s wedding. Tenderly cooked beef and ale casserole melted in the mouth, and a squash and butterbean stew for vegetarians was also tasty and full of interesting flavours. They provided a varied selection of yummy side dishes. The desserts were also very good; an autumn fruits crumble and chocolate torte.
They were very efficient, patient, calm and cheerful . They spent time carefully discussing and finalising the menu and arrangements for the day, and many people have since said how much they enjoyed the food.”
“From our first meeting with Hannah and Sima we knew right away that we wanted them to cater for our wedding. Their passion for local, seasonal food and their flexibility and understanding of our event was spot on.
Hannah and Sima discussed various options for our special day – all of which sounded lovely and we finally decided upon a very tasty ‘Autumnal Wedding Feast’ of stews, seasonal veg and delicious puddings and local cheeses.
Hannah and Sima were very professional and calm and delivered a gorgeous Wedding Feast, of which all of our guests were complementary – I think some of our guests will be in touch for their events!
We would undoubtedly recommend them and use them again for future events”