What our Customers Say

What our customers say

Kitchen of Kent Reviews

Dear Russell,
We wanted to thank you for making our wedding on 23 September at the Lost Village of Dode a truly special event with your delicious food!

The menu was perfect for Dode and the meat (pork and beef) was superb. The sides, too, were delicious and our guests – all seven nationalities – all commented on the quality and taste of both the hors d’oeuvre and the mains, even if some of them eyed the “bread flying saucers” (as they called the Yorkshire puddings) a bit suspiciously at first!

Your team and you were extremely professional and helpful and yet it felt like the intimate family affair we’d envisioned.

Thanks a million from Vanessa and Alfonso!

Vanessa & Alfonso

Bride and Groom, Wedding, September 2018 - Lost Village of Dode

Hi Russell,

I hope you’re well. Ray and I just wanted to send a quick email to say thank you so much for your wonderful food at the wedding last week. You and your team really helped make the day as beautiful as it was and we are truly, truly grateful…

Carrera & Ray

Carrera & Ray

Bride, Wedding, August 2018


I just wanted to thank you and all your team for a superb evening. The effort you went to for us was outstanding. Everyone said it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding.

Wedding, July 2018

Dear Russell and the KoK team

We just wanted to drop you a quick note, as we are away on our honeymoon, to say thank you so much for the most incredible evening on Saturday.

The food was incredible everyone loved the burgers, and said it was the best wedding food they have had!!

The team was brilliant, especially in the tricky conditions, two venues and lack of space!  Again we had lots of comments on how professional, friendly and hard working the team was!

Thank you so much we could not have asked for a better wedding!

Dan & Poppy

Bride & Groom, Wedding, June 2018

I wanted to drop you a quick email to say a MASSIVE thank you for the catering at our wedding.
So many people commented on how wonderful the food was! I even got a ‘best food they have ever had at a wedding’ from one guest. You really managed to make the day super special for us. Thank you to you and your whole team. You were all such a pleasure to work with as well!
Lizzie and Andy

Bride & Groom, Himalayan Gardens, September 2017

Kitchen of Kent are a great company. The booking process was easy and thorough. They were so accommodating of menu changes and recommended dishes to make sure we got the best possible menu for our day. They were also happy to take on additions to their normal menu service to make sure the food was personal to us. Russell was extremely professional and provided an excellent tasting day which was extremely fun! The BBQ option was great and so many of our guests commented on how wonderful it was to see the food being cooked alfresco. They also claimed that it was some of the best wedding food they had tasted, this was clear from the scrapped clean platters and bowls. Thank you so much to Russell and his team for feeding our guests so heartily, we highly recommend you and your food.

Amy and Jack

Bride & Groom, Northbourne August 2017

Caroline and I could not have been happier about everything you did. We have had so many guests say how wonderful the food was. Many saying it’s the best they’ve ever had at a wedding. We both totally agree.

Your staff were fantastic.

Caroline and Malcolm Kerr

Bride and Groom, Sprivers Mansion, June 2017

Russell, Sarah and their team at Kitchen of Kent did a fantastic job of catering our wedding. Our venue was the Lost Village of Dode which is situated at the end of tiny winding lanes in the middle of the Kent countryside. It has limited electricity, limited access and even more limited space. Kitchen of Kent not only took on the challenge, they seemed to relish it and their enthusiasm shone through on the day …

Juliet and Andrew

Bride and Groom, Lost village of Dode, July 2017

“The food was fantastic!!! Everybody had a great time and we enjoyed leftovers the following day! Please forward our thanks to Russell he did a wonderful job, both professional and delicious!”


Buffet, Waterside House

“I just wanted to drop you a note to say how well everything went last night. Jack was very professional and easy to chat with and we all enjoyed the food – lots of our guests said how great the meal was. I also really appreciated how much care and attention Isabelle gave to setting up the tables and generally hosting.”


Birthday Party

We decided to go with KOK and they absolutely over delivered in every possible way. Our wedding day was seamless and their staff were not only immaculately presented, but were polite and proactive in their approach, catering for our every need. The food was delicious. We went with the Hot Fork Buffet and it was a hit with everyone at the wedding.

James & Gráinne Pickles

Bride and Groom

Review of Kitchen of Kent…

“We had a front of house coordinator which gave me the ease on the day that anything would be sorted.

They were organised and all the servers were friendly. The food was an extremely high standard and everyone raved about how delicious it was. We had a lamb roast, which was cooked perfectly. They went above and beyond and was far more than just food. One thing I did do right for the wedding.”

Jess Cooper

Wedding, Hildenborough, September 2018

We would just like to say a massive thank for all your hard work! … You all did so well, and we couldn’t of done it without you.

Wedding, July 2018

Just to say a very big thank you to you and your team for helping us hold a fantastic vow renewal event on 29th June. Everyone commented on just how great the food was and of course, the service was second to none …

Thanks again



Bride, Wedding, July 2018

Russell and his team did a spectacular job catering for a private family dinner and then a large party for us to celebrate our wedding.
The private dinner was relaxed, the food was sumptuous and he made everyone feel welcome and well looked after with their little requests.  Even the dogs were spoiled!
Big wins were the piccalilli and horseradish condiments… to accompany the terrine and perfectly cooked beef.
White chocolate dessert went down a treat and the cheeses were amazing! The catered party went like a dream! All the canapés were so delicious and looked beautifully presented so they went pretty quickly.
The team were fun, felt like part of the family and were so efficient and professional that I would have no hesitation in using Russell and Kitchen of Kent again and they have my delighted endorsement and recommendation.
Thank you Russell!
Maureen Hand

Bride, Waterside Manor April 2017

“thank you for all your work both before and on the night.  Russell really was excellent not just in the food and drink, but also in keeping thing calm when plans changed with the marquee layout in the morning.
The front of house staff really are a credit to you and we would have no hesitation at all in booking your services again if ever we have an event large enough.”

Adrian and Paula

Bride & Groom, Sprivers Mansion September 2017

Just a short note to thank you and your staff for making Hayley & Jimmy’s wedding so special. Everybody raved about the food, the most common remark was ‘it’s not like ordinary wedding food!’ Praise indeed Russell.
We have been singing your praises, as well as everyone else and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to anyone.
The Ingrams

Wedding, Badsell Manor, August 2017

“We recently had Kitchen of Kent cater our family dinner party. Russell and his assistant were organised, professional and paid great attention to detail. The food was amazing we just could not stop talking about how delicious it was. In addition, they cleaned up and left the kitchen spotless and the best part was leftovers in the fridge!!! We would definitely recommend Kitchen of Kent – thanks for a scrumptious evening!”

Susan Stokes

Waterside House, July 2016

“We cannot praise Kitchen of Kent highly enough…from the moment we contacted them to arrange a quote to the moment they left our home (tidier and cleaner than when they arrived) their professional manner and perfectionist approach ‘wowed’ us.

Kelle & Christopher Norris

Christening, April 2016

“…The group absolutely loved the food and thought Russell was fantastic so thank you-they were over the moon with everything and thought it was all delicious!! They even said that they wish they had brought Tupperware to take the leftovers home with them! I shall definitely be in touch when another booking is in your area.

Thanks again and best wishes.”


Hen Party, The Perfect Weekend Company

“We wanted a company very local to the venue who used local ingredients but made special and delicious food. Kitchen of Kent were perfect, with an emphasis on well-sourced food, Russell and Sarah were fantastic; calm, organised and accommodated all our dietary and logistical requirements as well as creating exquisite food and maintaining precision management so we didn’t have to worry about a thing. We would happily choose them again and definitely recommend the kedgeree!”

Jo & J

Bride and Groom, The Wise Wedding Venue

Hi Russell,
…I just wanted to email you to say a huge thank you for creating some of the best food I have ever eaten!

It was a pleasure to work with you and you made the whole process easy. The menu choices were fantastic and a variety of choices. You met all our guests needs especially the vegans!! We have had some amazing reviews from our guests about the food! It really was delicious and perfect for our wedding!

The whole day ran smoothly and the food came out at the correct times.
All of the staff were very efficient and accommodating. The bar staff were great! Would definitely recommend.

You and your food was amazing and made our wedding! Thank you so much!

Lizzie and Tom x

Lizzie & Tom

Bride & Groom, Wedding, August 2018

Hi Russell

Hope all is well. Just to say a huge thank you for the amazing food over the weekend. We had so many people comment on how amazing it was.

Also Claire was just brilliant. She was so friendly, on top of everything and just lovely to have around …

Thanks so much.



Bride, Wedding, July 2018


The party went fantastically well on Saturday and your team all did a great job.  Thanks to everyone.

Best wishes



Private Party, July 2018

Thanks again to you, Sarah and all your team. We couldn’t have asked for a better catering company! The whole service was amazing and everyone commented on how much they loved the food. They’re all still talking about those ribs!

Maxine & Ben

Bride & Groom, Marquee Wedding September 2017

Just wanted to say thanks so much for doing such an amazing job catering our wedding.😊

All the food was fantastic, we were gutted we couldn’t have personally eaten loads more than we had chance to! You were patient with us in the lead up while we faffed around with seating plans, numbers and payment etc.. And on the day, all the staff were great, you all adapted to the adverse weather conditions and kept up with us changing our minds about the timing of the speeches because we were running late.. we were really happy with everything and will certainly be recommending you guys to all our Kent based friends. And of course, massive hats off to you for surviving what must no doubt have been one of the least enjoyable BBQ sessions ever.. haha!

Matt & Emily Heely

Bride & Groom, Sprivers Mansion, July 2017

“… Thank you so much for such wonderful food on Sunday! We were thrilled and everything was delicious… We did have quite a lot left over but have been enjoying it at home for lunches ever since – thank you for letting us take it away!”


Christening, July 2016

“I am writing to tell you how delighted I was with the services you provided for my party on 30th April in Crowborough. The food was amazing and the efficiency excellent. Your staff especially Isabel were first class and contributed greatly to the success of the event. Thank you very much, I would certainly recommend you to my friends.”


Birthday Party

“Please pass on our thanks to everyone involved. The event was a great success and the food and drink were perfect.”

Dino Dichello

BMW Reading Showroom Launch

“Thank you, Sarah and Russel. The food was great and we will definitely book you again for the next event in that area.”

Katharina Wünsche

Alliance & Business Development

We used Kitchen of Kent for our wedding on the 1st of August 2015 at Finchcocks Oast House.

After a lot of research and shopping around we approached 4 or 5 different Kent based caterers and went through quotes with them initially over the telephone.

Out of the caterers we approached Sarah and Russell were hands down the most professional, despite their business being relatively young. They were also the one of two that invited us in to meet face to face to discuss our needs etc with no obligation to use them.

We attended the meeting and they offered exceptional advice and were meticulous in their detailed planning and knowledge of the wedding scene (which was obviously very new to us). At this stage we still had not received the calculated quote but as promised it followed soon after our meeting. We were amazed to see how competitive they were compared to the other caterers. Their quote was not only lower than the majority, but detailed every single expense to us inclusive of VAT. From cutlery through to the different glasses for toasting. Everything had been accounted for.

We decided to go with KOK and they absolutely over delivered in every possible way. Our wedding day was seamless and their staff were not only immaculately presented, but were polite and proactive in their approach, catering for our every need. The food was delicious. We went with the Hot Fork Buffet and it was a hit with everyone at the wedding.

I have been to a lot of weddings and I don’t believe I am being bias as it was my own, but it was in my opinion the best wedding breakfast I have ever had!

I would have absolutely no reservations in recommending Russell and team and would be happy to be contacted if anyone wants further information on them from a customer perspective.

James & GráinneThanks you for all your help.

James & Gráinne

Bride Groom, Wedding, Finchcocks Oast, Aug 2015

Kitchen of Kent Reviews