Written on: 04/09/2012
Attended the BIBA's on Friday night and this firm were the caterers. I have given them one star and that's being over generous. Our meal was due to start at 8pm sharp. Our starter finally arrived after 9pm. It was OK at best. We then waited for over an hour and still no sign of our main course. Other tables were by this time having deserts. We approached a waitress on a couple of occasions and eventually food (if that is how I can describe it) arrived. It was shabbily presented, cold and quite frankly inedible. The food I give my cat looks better. One lady had asked for a vegetarian option which was supposed to be goats cheese and onion tart. She got mashed potatoes and peas which was stuck to her plate!!!! By now our table of 10 were starving. Having complained to the waitresses (not their fault I hasten to add) we were eventually told that they had run out of food and chef was sending out for room. God knows what he was supposed to be getting - Kentucky Fried Chicken would have gone down a treat by now. No food ever arrived. They had the audacity to try and give us dessert before we had even had our main course. The dessert was taken away pending main course arriving. Needless to say we got no more food that night. Eventually the chef came to speak to us - they had run out of food and coffee!!!!! We gave up.
The tickets for this event were £130.00 per person. I wouldn't have given this company 5p for the food we received (or not as the case may be). In my opinion they had tried to do this on the cheap - 24 waitresses to serve 1200 people - ridiculous. Running out of food - a complete lack of organisation and skill and woefully inadequate.
As you can probably gather I would not, under any circumstances whatsoever, recommend that this firm is used for any catering event. If you do go ahead and use them I would suggest that you have a secret stash of food just in case.
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