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Private Events

Lucy's 21st Birthday - Southwell - April 2019

I have used Fiona Herbert Catering three times now, one for a small party, one for a sit down black tie dinner for over 100 guests and recently for a 21st birthday party for 21 guests. All went seamlessly.  Fiona's attention to detail is incredible.  Her staff are nothing short of brilliant both in the office and at the events.  What's more, people are still talking about the events ages afterwards, such was the impression left.  Fiona will always be my number one choice for any event.  We are still receiving thank you letters.  Someone said 'it's the best party they've been to all year!

Catherine Harriss

Housewarming Party - Epperstone - March 2019

Thank you so much to the team for all the help and wonderful food which made our party a great sucess.  The food and service was admired by all.

George and Sally Milligan

Clare Coope - Epperstone - February 2019

Thanks to Fiona, the whole team, Amanda and the waiting staff.  Everything went very well and several people commented on the food and drink being the best they had ever had at a wake.  The service was excellent and with just the right balance of formality and friendliness.

Clare Coope


Birthday Weekend - Farnsfield - January 2019

A big thank you for looking after everyone so superbly at my 50th birthday celebrations.  All the thank you letters have mentioned the amazing food - we all had an unbelievably awesome weekend - if you have to turn 50 it was definitely a great way to do it!

Sara Cundy


Christmas Eve Lunch - West Bridgford - December 2018

Many thanks indeed for the catering on Christmas Eve, it was a lovely occasion and hosting it was made all the more pleasurable thanks to your team.

Helen Whitt


Birthday Celebration - Normanton On The Wolds - December 2018

A huge thank you for an absolutely fabulous and delicious meal, made and served in our house for my 60th birthday.  Wow!  What incredible food cooked by a very talented chef and served by 2 super ladies who couldn't have been lovlier.  Thank you to all the background team too.  We had such a fun and perfect evening.

Grateful thanks and best wishes

Vandra Stewart


Funeral - Oxton - December 2018

Thank you very much the finger buffet was excellent and our thanks to the waiting staff for their efficient and friendly hosting. They were really appreciated.

Adrian Cox

Birthday Celebration - Normanton On The Wolds - December 2018

Thank you for creating such a delicious menu for Vandra's 60th Birthday, we had a wonderful evening together and thoroughly enjoyed every course. Thanks to the chef who worked so hard and also the two girls who couldn't have been more attentive.

Richard Stewart


Birthday Dinner - Calver, Derbyshire - December 2018

The evening went so well, thank you and your team were a delight to have here.  I had so many compliments about the food too... a real hit!  Thanks again.

Julia Pearson


Cheese and Wine Evening - Farndon - December 2018

Many thanks for yet another successful event, everything went according to plan and the food was delicious as always.  The staff are all amazing and helped the evening to be as good as it was.

Tracey Worthington


Jack's 21st - Sproxton - December 2018

All went smoothly, very impressive food came out of the the stable! Your staff handled the awkward kitchen arrangements brilliantly!  Lots of compliments on the canapes, vegetarians were very happy with such a pretty main course and ox cheek was a winner and good portion size to help with alcohol later!

Amanda was great, couldn't have been more in control and unflappable and a very reassuring presence for me and my husband.  It was a great success.

Clare Chapstickdale


Shoot Dinner - Bakewell - December 2018

Everything was perfect, lovely to meet Pearl after having spoken to her so many times. The chef and waitress were fantastic, so friendly and polite.  The service was impeccable and after it was like the fairies had been - all rubbish was taken away, kitchen was cleaned and floor mopped, and the glasses were polished to perfection.  Very many thanks to everyone.

Sarah Newton

Lunch - Nottingham - November 2018

What a treat! Thank all the team especially Amanda, Alex, Sam and Jamie for a very relaxed coordinated and excellent lunch.  We all thoroughly enjoyed it and I was extremely grateful for a spotless kitchen with nothing to do after our guests left.  Very many thanks to you all.

Lis Logan`


Shoot Dinner - Barnby In The Willows - November 2018

Many thanks as always - it all worked perfectly at the Shoot Dinner and I can't thank Amanda and others enough, they always manage to hit it just right.

Jane Snipe

Funeral - Barnby In The Willows - October 2018

Service was perfect as always, so thank you.  Don't need to tell you that Amanda was brilliant, yet again! Food just fabulous too.

Jane Snipe

Birthday Dinner - Woodhall Spa Manor House - September 2018

Thank you for providing such a wonderful dinner for my wife's big birthday.  Without exception our guests commented on the delicious food and I would like to add how very nice your staff were that attended to our every need.

Norman Finch

Party - Oxton - September 2018

Thank you so much for all your team did to make the party all so successful and enjoyable.  So may people have asked who did such delicious food?!

Margaret Cooper


Birthday -  Bothamsall - September 2018

This was without doubt the very best event we have ever tried to arrange and this is in no small way due to the excellent quality of food, superb planning of facilities and of course, extremely well trained and totally devoted staff. 3 weeks later our guests were still talking about this event, whenever we see them.

You provided us with an unbelievably good standard of service in every department and we remain astounded by the excellent standards of service provided.

Lee Harrison

Annie's 18th - Papplewick Hall - August 2018

Thank you to all the team for looking after us all so incredibly well.  Everyone worked extremely hard to make the party go with the 'bang' that it did and our guests loved it.  Most of all, you all kept a smile on your face throughout and it could not have been a happier party. Very well done!

Jonathan Godwin-Austen

BBQ - Nottingham - August 2018

All went well, food was great as usual.

Claire and Mike Overend


Lunch and Dinner Celebrations - July 2018

A thousand thanks to you and Jayne, Pearl, Amanda and all your colleagues who helped make yesterday such an outstanding success for me.  I was thrilled with how both lunch and dinner went - a very long day indeed, in this heat, for Amanda and the crew on duty. 

I have been fighting-off expressions of pleasure from guests at the excellence of the food and elegance of the service.  It was all such a smooth and efficient operation and with the most delicious food emerging from the depth of the Benton Jones tented kitchen area! So, renewed and most grateful thanks

Charlie Leggett

Celebration - July 2018

Thank you so much for all your help regarding our party, everything was brilliant and a big thank you for all you and the teams hard work regarding my Dads party!

Claire Crawley

BBQ - Sutton In Ashfield - July 2018

Just want to say thank you to you all for making our celebration so special. The food and the service were fantastic and we are overwhelmed with nice comments from friends(think they were all very pleasantly surprised it wasn't a hot dog!!).  It was perfect. 

Please pass on our thanks, and also apologies for not saying goodbye as you all slipped away very professionally.  

Now thinking what else to celebrate so we can have you back!

Maria Severn

Birthday Celebration - Walesby Village Hall - June 2018

A very big thank you for the buffet at my husbands 60th, the food was great, everyone commented on the quality of it all, thanks to all concerned.

Susan Shelton

Christening - Bishop's Palace - June 2018

Christening Lunch was wonderful, really delicious thank you.


Birthday Dinner - Center Parks - May 2018

The food was truly delicious and exceeded all my expectations. The whole experience was faultless and everyone raved about how talented the Chef was. 

Thank you for making my husbands birthday so memorable.

Leanne Orton

Birthday Dinner - Budby - May 2018

Such a splendid celebration evening on Saturday, with huge thanks to your wonderful team and, in particular, special thanks to Simon for his terrific menu and outstanding cooking - everyone was utterly thrilled by and full of praise for our absolutely delicious Birthday Dinner - we could not have wished for anything finer all round! 

Will you kindly pass on my hugely grateful thanks for all the superb work, care, attention to detail and the most delicious dinner and, ultimately, making us all feel like a truly spoiled Birthday Gang! 

With many thanks to you all for helping to ensure that Steve and all who shared in the celebration, enjoyed such a special, wonderfully memorable evening....

Ainsley Foster

Georgina's Christening - Normanton On Trent - April 2018

It all went fabulously - our sincerest thanks! Amanda is just the best! The canapes were amazing and everything just flowed seemlessly.

Charotte Walker

Canapes Party - Mansfield - March 2018

Cannot recommend Fiona Herbert Catering enough.  From start to finish every detail was taken care of - even the guests outdoor clothing!  The food was delicious and very fresh, the service was impeccable, without being imposing.  At the end of the day everything was left spic and span.  It's like having your own team of fairies who do all the hard work and disappear - whilst you get all the credit.  Our party was a small gathering at home for 40 people - so size and location doesn't affect the wonderful job they carry out.

Pam James

Birthday Celebrations - Centre Parks - Nottingham - February 2018

We had an amazing weekend, thank you so much. The food and service was excellent as always, everybody was thrilled with the evening.  I can't believe how the Chefs managed to produce so much lovely food in such a small space.

Linda Kent

Susan's 60th Birthday Party - February 2018

A big thank you for your for your teams help at my Mother’s party.

The canapés were absolutely incredible, I kept hearing people complimenting them all night! The vegetable patch tray looked AMAZING, and tasted just as good. The professionalism of all the staff was perfect and exactly what was needed at a black tie event.  I know my Mother had an amazing time, and she has asked me to send you her thanks.

We very much look forward to planning another party with yourselves in the future, and having another amazing evening.


Thank you very much, and please do pass on our gratitude to everyone who was present on the evening. I think my Step Father congratulates the Chef, which is itself a very rare thing for him to do, so he was obviously just as impressed as everyone else.  Thank you again for making the night run so smoothly.

Charles Mills

Funeral Afternoon Tea - January 2018

Just to say a huge thank you to you and your terrific team Amanda, Elizabeth, Pearl and Jonny, who did us all proud with the fabulous afternoon tea reception.

The food was beautifully presented and utterly delicious and exactly right for the occasion.  The team were outstanding in every respect, making sure that their warm, friendly, highly professional, seamless contribution to the afteronno helped to give the reception its own much needed, wonderful boost. It has been a joy to work with you all and I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Canapes Party - Radcliffe On Trent - January 2018

The food was excellent, the two chefs really approachable and the feedback from my guests was really, really positive. 

Would absolutely recommend and use again.  It was a great evening.

Paul Duckworth

Food Delivery - Leicester - November 2017

The meal was absolutely beautiful.  The starters were gorgeous and the accompaniments for the beef were delicious.  The deserts were divine.  Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the food.  Great job from you, Fiona and the team as always.

Gretta Murphy


Shoot Dinner - Barnby In The Willows - November 2017

Everything stunning as always, thank you.  Amanda really is a true star, it makes things so much easier - so really appreciate her coming.

Jane Snipe

Dinner Party - Southwell - November 2017

Fantastic, thank you, our meal was absolutely delicious, looking forward to doing it all again.

Sarah Menhennet

Jonathan's 60th Birthday - Archbishop'sPalace, Southwell Minster - July 2017

This is the second time we have used Fiona Herbert Catering.  My husband’s 60th Birthday catering was faultless.  Everyone commented on the wonderful food and attentive service.  Thank you to Fiona and all her staff, for helping make his day so special

Pauline Wheeler 

Birthday Party – Marquee at Upper Broughton – July 2017

So many thanks for organising such a wonderful party for Nick on Sunday.

We had so much fun and Amanda was a complete star.  She is so smiley and calm at all times and organized the whole thing beautifully. The food was delicious and all your staff were charming.  A huge amount of compliments from our guests.

Helen Connors

Severine's 21st Birthday – Marquee at Collingham - June 2017

What an amazing team you have at Fiona Herbert Catering.  Once again Amanda surpassed all expectations and ensured Severine’s 21st was indeed a sparkling celebration.,  Chris and I have had so many thank you letters from the ‘young ones’ and without fail they all mention the WOW factor of the marquee and the delicious food.  From the start Fiona you were on board with the ‘splash of sparkle’ theme.  From the table centre pieces to the edible silver leaf on one of the chocolate desserts you delivered, all helping to ensure it was the most sparkling and memorable of evenings.  Please pass on my heartfelt thanks to everyone involved.

Mel Braithwaite

Amelia and Dan's Engagement Party - Widmerpool - June 2017

A big thank you to you and your team.  You did a wonderful job, the food was fabulous and the service first class, everyone has commented on it.  Sue and I really appreciated your attention to detail and the courtesy extended to us by all of your team.

Nigel Baxter

Party - Kirklington - April 2017

In the past 12 months I have used the services of Fiona Herbert Catering for two functions at my house. The quality of service and refreshment on each occasion was truly outstanding and provided a major contribution towards the success of each occasion. I merely had to tell them what I wanted to achieve and they then took over providing me with advice and input followed up by exceptional service by all of their staff and high quality refreshments.

Valerie Smith

Dinner Party - East Bridgford Hill - April 2017

Simon cooked for our private dinning 1920s hen do this weekend at East Bridgford Hill. Despite having probably the most challenging dietary requirements you can muster from a group of 10 women , he gave us the most fantastic meal accounting for each individual's needs. Cannot recommend him highly enough. Absolutely stunning food.

Thank you !

Olivia Clarke

Simon cooked for our private dinning 1920s hen do this weekend at East Bridgford Hill. Despite having probably the most challenging dietary requirements you can muster from a group of 10 women , he gave us the most fantastic meal accounting for each individual's needs. Cannot recommend him highly enough. Absolutely stunning food. Thank you !

Lisa Clarke


Vicky's 50th Birthday Party - Marquee at Gamston - April 2017

I just wanted to say a personal thank you to you and your team for providing such amazing food and service for our party on Saturday. The tables looked truly wonderful on the night and everyone was immensely impressed with the food and the service from your staff. It certainly was a great advert for your company and you can be assured I was singing your praises all night as this was thoroughly deserved.

I would like to extend my special thanks to Amanda; I can now see why you were confident to leave matters in her hands as she certainly went the extra mile to make sure everything was perfect.

Many thanks and I look forward to working together again in the future.



Dinner Party - Caythorpe Village Hall - April 2017

To all at Fiona Herbert who were involved - I just wanted to say a very big thank you. We had the nicest day on Saturday and a large part of that was absolutely down to the lunch and your wonderful staff.  The lunch was amazing; every single one of the dishes was tasty, seasonal and looked enticing and appetising. The staff were just brilliant too - their work was seamless and they were polite and professional, efficient and pleasant. I would like to make a very, very special mention about Lesley who did an amazing job as Front of House for which I was enormously grateful. We have now been spoilt. No other ‘do’ will ever live up to our small but important occasion. Thank you all.

Gemma  Barker   

Finger Buffet Lunch - Bleasby - April 2017

We were very pleased with everything. Claire was a fantastic help and the finger buffet was excellent.



Dinner Party at Hopton Hall - Derbyshire - April 2017

Everything was excellent thank you. The food was fantastic and the staff were great! I would thoroughly recommend you.

Stephen Finnegan

Delivery - March 2017

Thank you for the service that you supplied for our combined birthdays , mother and Daughter  95 and 72 respectively.

I can honestly say that the food that you supplied was of the highest quality and was varied and very tasty especially the Strawberry chocolate brownies. The savouries were excellent with the fights being over the Yorkshire puddings filled with vegetables and meat. Once again a huge thank you for making what was a very special occasion 


Canapés Delivery - Thurgaton - March 2017 

Brilliant. The canapés were delivered on time and, as Mary Berry would say, Scrumptious.

Thanks again!

Chris and Derek Thompson

Dinner Party - Hoveringham - March 2017

We just wanted to thank you so, so much for a wonderful evening. Our dinner party was just a phenomenal success - the food was AMAZING, the service from start to finish was wonderful - we didn't have anything to do apart from enjoying ourselves. We have such a special memory of the evening; we really can't thank you and Simon enough.

Dawn and David Hall

Finger Buffet - February 2017

Thank you so much for organising and serving the buffet. I have had so many compliments on how delicous and beautifully presented it was.


Dinner Party - Edwalton - February 2017

I cannot say enough what a wonderful evening Fiona Herbert Catering gave us. The food was the best we have eaten in may a good restaurant and the canapés were a work of art. Everything was so delicious and professional.

Yvonne Gibbins

Christening Collection - January 2017

An excellent buffet lunch for my great granddaughter's christening.  It could not have been better. Thank you so much.

Cynthia Mutday

Canapé Party - December 2016

Excellent service, team and chef and our thanks to all of them. Everywhere left spotless and all cleaned up. Very pleased with everything.

Mrs Price

Birthday Celebrations - December 2016

Everything was fantastic. So many compliments for the food and the staff, who were a delight.


Cheese and Wine Tasting - December 2016

Thank you to everyone involved in making another event at the Worthington's a memorable occasion. A brilliant night to be had by all and everyone complimented on the catering. Everyone was blown away by the whole experience, you never let us down.



Arun's Surprise 21st Birthday Party - November 2016

Thank you for your very professional team. The food was plentiful and Arun had a wonderful evening.

Mrs Maini


Dee’s 60th Birthday Celebrations – August 2016

I would just like to thank you again for doing such a great job. All of my guests have been commenting on how good all the food was. Lucy and the team on the day were really good and efficient. I just really enjoyed the day


Afternoon Tea - July 2016

We had an absolutely fantastic time celebrating mum and dad's anniversary. As ever the food, staff and attention to detail were very professional and also friendly, which is what you need. They were a pleasure to have around.


Funeral Catering - July 2016

Myself and the guests were very happy with the catering. Especially the bar service and the chocolate brownies.


Afternoon Tea Delivery - June 2016

The food was excellent, lovely evening and I'm very pleased with how everything went.




John’s 80th Birthday Celebrations – April 2016

Thank you to you and your staff for making this such a memorable occasion


Will's 21st Birthday Celebrations – April 2016

Words cannot describe how thankful I am to you all for helping to make Will's 21st party so amazing. I really appreciate all the hours of dedication put towards making the night so special for William. I know he had the time of his life!



Dad’s 80th Birthday Lunch - April 2016

Just a quick note to say thank you and your amazing staff, who once again were brilliant at looking after us all.  My father thoroughly enjoyed it and everyone was very complimentary about the food.

Please extend our thanks to your staff and the efficiency of the men who came and took everything away seamlessly.

Jocelyn Proctor


Mrs Dawson’s 40th Birthday Surprise – April 2016

We were all very happy with the food and service and thrilled with the whole thing, great food, great Champagne and the weather stayed nice!

James Dawson

Canapé and Drinks Party -  April 2016

It was fantastic and everyone throughly enjoyed it.



Funeral Catering – March 2016

The food and service were both excellent thank you and we received very good feedback.

 June Mc Burnley


Poppy’s 21st – March 2016

All was excellent and we had great feedback from lots of guests regarding food and service all appreciated. The team worked really well!

David Williams


Hen Party afternoon Tea – Lowdham – March 2016

It was absolutely wonderful thank you, beautiful food and a fantastic, very attentive chef. Many thanks for making it a brilliant event.

Hollie Stevens


Ailsa’s Dinner Party – Washingborough – February 2016

We were delighted with our meal. From the time the guys arrived to the time they left, they were so pleasant and understanding.  The food lived up to our expectations and there was plenty of it so everyone was satisfied! It was the finishing touch to a very happy and successful weekend

Ailsa and Chris Walker

Delivery - February 2016

Everything went well and the delivery was on time. The food was well presented and quite wonderful. We all thought the desserts were out of this world. Thank you for contributing to a fantastic day.



Tapas for Wine Tasting – Southwell – February 2016

The food and service were perfect, thank you… Jamie and Sally did a top job!  Great night, we will definitely do it again!

Sarah Menhennet


Funeral Catering – Aspley – January 2016

We would like to thank you all for the wonderful food, it was a hit with all the guests.  Thank you for the excellent service which made a difficult time much easier.

 Daphne Austin

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