A few of the things we've been up to in 2018.....
The season for Weddings...
Lucie and Callum - A beautiful Marquee Wedding at Walton Castle
Lois and Owain - Celebration in a Medieval Castle
Michelle and Aaron - A wonderful day at Coed Hills
Becky and Nathan - A BBQ with a view at Sugarloaf Barns
Meg and Mike - Fun and Love at Caldicot Castle
We send all of "our" couples all of our best wishes for the future!
Lucie and Callum's
Poached Salmon in a
Yoghurt and Avocado
Lois and Owain's Sharing Platter Starters
Michelle and Aaron's Chicken Saltimboca
Becky and Nathan's Paella
Meg and Mike's Fruit Platter
As busy as ever!!
B Licence Coaching Course for Ladies at the FAW
Two meals a day for 6 days for the great group of Ladies on the first ever
Ladies only B Licence Course!
Two days looking after the Wales U19 Ladies Squad
Nutritional Lunches and Pre Match fuelling...
Monmouth Show Members Pavilion
Lunches for Judges, Stewards and Members...The hottest day anyone can remember!
Cynthia and Bruce's Joint 80th Birthday
Happy Birthday to a lovely couple who entertained their friends and family at home with a sumptuous buffet of fish and meats. Oh and those mini brownies and eclairs...!!
Its a pleasure to serve to many couple at their weddings now and going forwards. We met with 6 different couples this months either in first enquiry meetings, tastings or final preparations!
Rebecca and Joshua married at Caerphilly Castle on a day filled with fun and love!
Sharing Platters, Roasted Meats, Cold Cuts Buffet and Sharing Desserts...
The Annual CEO Kickabout at Dragon Park raises large amounts for charity
and is a great networking event too.
After the BBQ and Paella, a very special guest really enjoyed the Profiteroles!
Thank you for the Photo Steve!
Catering for Ivan and Diane is always a huge pleasure!!
Hunters Chicken, Pork in Cider, Chicken in Cream and Herbs and a
Huge Fish Platter.
Oh and don't forget the Prosecco Jellies!!
What a Month!!
A beautiful Marquee Wedding in Wiltshire
781 Meals at The FA!
A Medieval Banquet
A Charity Golf Day
Afternoon Tea at Caldicot Castle
Gwent Schools Golf Championship
Marcus and Cath married on the 2nd June, in a beautiful Marquee.
It was our honour and pleasure to serve Welcome Drinks for 60, Sharing Platters, a BBQ of Steak, Pulled Pork and Lime and Coriander Chicken, and Evening food for 300 including 3 live cooked Paellas - Chicken and Chorizo, Seafood and Vegetarian.
We wish Marcus and Cath a long and happy life together. Great things happen to lovely people!
The FAW ran 5 courses at Dragon Park this month -
The last contact of the previous A Licence course,
A New A Licence,
A Licence International,
B Licence Intensive,
and the first ever Women only B Licence.
Our busiest month ever at the FAW with 781 meals served to all the candidates and coaching staff during the month, and some of the nicest people we've ever met!!
The Menus ranged from Grab and Go Buffets to Three courses with fruit platters and juices, and on one occasion, a BBQ and Paella on the Patio!
Medieval Banquets are great fun especially in the superb surroundings of Caldicot Castle.
Mixed Sharing platters with sweet and savoury ingredients
Ham Hock Cawl
Braised Lamb with Cider Honey and Rosemary
Beautifully prepared by Lesley and served by Minstrels who sing as they go!!
The RMS Charity Golf Day raised £4,207.50 in support of Velindre Hospital and The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
Our Thanks to Daniel O'Toole, Managing Director of RMS, for asking us to cater for the 60 participants.
“I would also like to thank Lesley and the team at Fresh Food Events for providing all of the food for the day. The bacon rolls in the morning were delicious and the BBQ that followed the golf was outstanding”.
RMS are based in Langstone Newport, and deliver industry-leading merchandising support services to a large number of retail businesses including many household names.
The picture below shows Daniel and Connah with the Peter John O'Toole Cup.
Click on the logo to visit their Website.
Afternoon Tea at Caldicot Castle for 60 to support Foster Carers in Monmouthshire. Sandwiches, Cakes, Scones with Jam and Cream. An honour to be asked to cater.
Finally a two day Golf Championship for Gwent Schools. Food throughout the day served Hot to keep every one going!!
A Month of Paella and BBQ!
A Private Birthday Party for Frances' Mum with Chicken and Chorizo Paella and Vegetarian Paella...
A Christening Party in Gloucester - Paella for 80 - Take a look at our feedback page for more!
A Village Hall Event in West Knoyle - Paella and BBQ - Steak, Pork and Chicken!! Again, Take a look at our feedback page for more!
We also met several couples to discuss wedding catering for 2019 which is already booking up!
We were honoured to serve the Captains Dinner at Llanwern Golf Club for over 80 diners. Captain Colin Wood sent us a lovley mail thanking us; "You were a credit to our Golf Club"
Afternoons and evenings see us serving post match meals for up to 24 players for the 6 men's teams and ladies teams.
We served Lunches for Pro Licence, A Licence and Goalkeepers A Licence candidates at the FAW as well as Wales U17 Squad Meals.
A good day at The Big Welsh Wedding Show at The Depot in Cardiff where we made so many new friends!
Also this month a Wedding Tasting for Daisy and Sean and a menu meeting with Josh and Rhys!
Huge month for as we took on the catering at Llanwern Golf Club!
As well as operating the Kitchen seven days a week for the members, we also delivered three important events;
The Past Captains Dinner - Pate, Beef in Peppercorn Sauce, Apple and Raspberry Crumble
The Lady Captains Drive In - Pate / Leek and Potato Soup, Cod in Tomato Sauce / Pork in Apple and Calvados Sauce, Apple Pie / Raspberry Roulade
Gentlemen's Curry Night - Chicken curry, Rice and Naan
We welcome Bronwen to our permanent Team to look after the kitchen at The Club for us. She'll be joined by Michelle later in the year.
Emma and Alex enjoyed their Wedding Taster - building Gourmet Burgers is great fun!
Two A Licence Events at Dragon Park - Coaches and Goalkeepers!
A superb Event for Wotton under Edge Round Table - A Ladies Night Take a look at the review HERE
A fantastic Birthday Party in Earlswood Hall for Bryn and over 100 guests. Canapes to start, Roast Beef, Roast Pork with all the trimmings, followed by Apple Pie or Lemon Meringue Pie. Great Company, Great Music, Great Beer and of course, Great Food!!
It was great to cater at Robert Price Builders Merchants again this month with a buffet to support a day long exhibition
Breakfast at Acuity Legal is always a pleasure - especially when its for 50 guests! Pastries, Cereals, Fruits, Yoghurt and Bagels with cream cheese, salmon and prosciutto. And of course, Coffee aplenty!
Another significant birthday - this time for Kerry of Rolfes Florists and
Happy New Year Everyone!!
A Super Busy Start to 2018 with Wedding Bells everywhere!! That's Lesley at the National Welsh Wedding Showcase, County Hall Cardiff. We made loads of new friends and look forward to seeing them again as we plan their Big Days with them in 2018, 2019 and 2020!!
And of course it's great to be back at the FA for another year....! January saw a private event for Pfizer, Goalkeepers and A Licence Candidates all very well fed!