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Kitchen of Kent Reviews

Hi Russell,
 
I just wanted to send a quick thank you for all your hard work yesterday.
 
The food was absolutely amazing and we had many guests telling us it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding! The scallops and beef in particular were incredible. Everyone was so impressed at how you managed to cook beef to such perfection for so many people!
 
Beyond that though I just thought that the staff were brilliant. Monica was amazing and so reassuring to have her running things, and the waitresses and waiters were extremely attentive and so lovely to have around and interact with during the day. Service was really swift as well and helped to keep things running smoothly!
 
I appreciate it was under difficult conditions with the rain and wind and walk to the fridge so just wanted to extend mine and arwyns sincere thanks to you, Monica and the entire team. We loved it! If you could forward the email to Monica that you be great – she was awesome.
 
Thank you
Laura & Arwyn Davis

Stone street, October 2019

No amount of positives can come close to describing the experience we’ve had with Kitchens of Kent. We lost our caterers with a week to go before our wedding and Russell and the team stepped in to rescue the day. In the build-up to the wedding they were calm, supportive and attentive – they bent over backwards to accommodate our needs and they took care of everything. On the day they were friendly and polite to our guests, they worked tirelessly to ensure things went smoothly and they freed us up to get on with just enjoying time with our friends and family.
 
But none of the above would be nearly as important had the food not been good. The fact is it wasn’t just good it was exquisite. Russell and his team cooked everything to perfection, we didn’t want the meal to end, and it’s not an overstatement to say that our wedding will long be remembered for the incredible canapés and barbecue. We have had so many compliments from our guests about the food we served that day, and overall the team turned what could have been a complete disaster of a situation into the biggest positive of a magical day.
 
Highly, highly recommended… I wish we could do it all over again just for the food!
Ed & Victoria

Wise wedding venue, September 2019

Hi Russell
 
Please pass on the thanks of the whole Bell clan for providing us with fantastic, delicious food for our Bell Bucket Golf weekend.
Daryl, Monica and Alfie were amazing. So helpful, obliging and very professional. Everyone here thoroughly enjoyed the evening plus we got lucky with the weather.
We have eaten quite a lot of the leftovers this evening.
 
I can categorically say if we will be very happy to recommend you to friends and will definitely be coming back to you to cater for us in the future.
 
Many many thanks
Nikki Bell

Family BBQ, Tonbridge, August 2019

Hi Russell, Monica and team,
 
Just wanted to say an enormous thank you. Saturday was incredible and the food was amazing.
Everything about you guys from the outset has been so professional. I could not recommend you all highly enough.
All the guys were so friendly and diligent, please pass on our gratitude.
 
In one word outstanding.
Thank you
Nick and Sarah

Wedding July 2019, Tilmanstone

Dear Russell
 
Firstly a huge great big thank you for all of your help and delicious food and service.  It was truly a delight to work with you.
 
I know Lisa and David had the dealings with the finer points but as Mum and Dad we knew they were in good hands.
 
Your staff were fantastic in particular Monica and Andy, both of them were amazing.
 
We will recommend you always and hope to use you again soon.
Tim Hollamby

Father of the Bride, Wedding in Burwash

Hi Russell,
 
I wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team. The whole day ran very smoothly and was a huge success. It was the perfect day.
 
The food was incredible, so tasty and beautifully presented. So many of the guest have told us how good they thought the food was and how having sharing food on the table was such a nice idea.
 
Kimberly was brilliant and such a massive help, making sure that everything was taken care of and I was just able relax and enjoy the day. We were so impressed to see everything completely cleared away when we came to the marquee the next morning and all our decorations placed in a neat pile. There was very little clearing up for us to do! Please pass on our thanks to Kimberly.
Laura & Jack

May 2019, Wedding in Horsmonden

Russell and his team delivered a wonderful afternoon tea, followed by a seated wedding dinner for our daughter’s beautiful May wedding.

Guests commented, at the time and since,  how very tasty and well presented the food was. From scones, to English lamb and fresh fish Russell’s food was perfectly cooked. This was remarkable given our large number of guests and only a catering tent kitchen.

Russell was adaptable, easy to work with, listened and is a genuinely nice person. All his staff were friendly, helpful and professional with everyone going out of their way to make sure the day went well. We would highly recommend Kitchen of Kent.

Judy & Jonathan Bloomer MBE

May 2019, Wedding at Court Lodge

Hi Russell,

Thank you for providing the catering for the event!

It was really fantastic, fresh and varied; exactly what we needed to cater for the global tastes we had attending the event. I ate far more of that chicken pesto than I should have, it was delish.

As to working together again; we always need caterers, and if the quality of food at Maidstone is anything to go by you would be a welcome addition to the crew!

Abi

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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

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

Russell

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!” Susan

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.” Phillipa

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

We were so impressed with you and your team. Monica on the Friday was so amazing in setting everything up and we felt really calm having her around. There was a bit of a hiccup with the top table, which was entirely my fault for ordering the wrong thing, but she sorted it all out before I could even blink! She is super woman!
 
Then on the Saturday we couldn’t have been happier with how everything went. Honestly, your team were amazing considering the sweltering heat. They all had a smile on their faces, and kept going and going to make sure everything ran smoothly and to plan. We didn’t need to think about anything other than enjoying our day 🙂
 
The food was simply divine, every single person we spoke to commented on how delicious it was. We wish we could eat it all again! The evening food went down a treat as well!! The sharing bowls are such a brilliant way to feed large numbers and were so popular. I don’t think anyone had had evening food like that before.
Scott and Laura King

Wedding at Bore Place, June 2019

Hi Russell

Thanks so much for the catering yesterday.
You and your team were amazing. We had so many compliments about the food, lots of people said it was the best wedding food they’d ever eaten!
We had a wonderful day. thanks for being so easy to work with – you made our lives much easier in the runup to the wedding
All the best

Ed & Emily

Wedding, Castle Hill, August 2019

Hi Russell
 
We wanted to thank you and Monika so much for all that you did over the wedding weekend; we have had nothing but compliments on how good the food was, especially the cheesecake! You were both so easy to deal with from start to finish, and genuinely made us feel like no request was too much and all of your staff were really friendly and smiley too.
 
I also wanted to thank you for being so accommodating of our friends and their daughter who wasn’t supposed to stay  for the meal, I’m sure juggling the food so they could all eat wasn’t ideal for you!
 
In terms of feedback we thought it was all fantastic, although we didn’t eat nearly as much as we would have liked because we were so busy!
 
Hopefully speak soon!
 
Dom and Lucy

Wedding May 2019, Sandling

Hello Kitchen of Kent team,
 
Better late than never – I just wanted to say thank you for making it possible to have a great party here on Saturday 8th of June.
Food was great and setting it all up was super well done. Girls did a super job and the same did the chefs. Thank you Russell & Co!
 
Thank you and kind regards
Mette

50th birthday party, Hythe June 2019

Hi Russell
 
What can I say!
For a start, you have been amazingly helpful from the start, help with timings, table hire, bar staff. Not to mention the amazing food!! Everyone has commented on how lovely it was, we cannot thank you and your team enough.
 
Monica, you are amazing! Nothing was too much trouble for you. A true professional who does a full days work after a car accident, hats off to you!
You are so lovely and we were so grateful to have you organising our day!
 
The staff were polite, happy and a pleasure to have there, a credit to you!
 
We really can’t Thank you enough
Lisa and David

Wedding in Burwash

All went well on Saturday. Daryl  and Monica looked after us very well.
We had a great weekend at the Bull and everyone enjoyed the food sat night. The vegans Loved the soup ! ‘
Ann Donoghue

Party at The Bull in Brenchley

We just want to say a huge thank you for all of your efforts yesterday – the food was amazing and everyone commented how delicious it was. The lasagne was polished off despite the copious amounts of other food you laid on too!

All of your staff were an absolute credit and couldn’t have done more to look after us and our guests. We had the best day and it went by so quickly but we couldn’t have wished for more.
Thank you so much again and please pass on our thanks to everyone else too on your team.

Emma & Daniel

Bride, Wedding, April 2019

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

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

BW
Kallie Kaillie

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.” Sarah

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

Russ and the Kitchen of Kent team were absolutely exceptional and we are absolutely thrilled we chose them as our caterers for our wedding last weekend.
We had SO many guests comment on the standard of the food which also looked just stunning. Russ was so accommodating with our unique menu choice that incorporated many Nigerian dishes which he learnt and perfected just for us and he was always on hand for the many questions I had!
His staff were also amazing and we were given a fabulous front of house manager who was with use the entire day before the wedding helping us to set up the marquee and she made us feel totally at ease. A fantastic experience and I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone.
Thank you!
Isy & Ope

Buckhurst Park, September 2019

I’m so glad we chose Kitchen of Kent to cater our wedding. We chose the barbeque option and Russell helped us choose our food to suit our wedding. He was helpful from the beginning, always on hand to talk to and it was so difficult to choose from his menu as all the food we tasted was absolutely delicious.
 
All staff were helpful and welcoming to guests. They worked tirelessly and did well to accommodate everything we asked for. The whole day was well organised and staff did what they could to help the day run smoothly.
 
I had so many comments about how tasty the food was. I didn’t have to negotiate choices due to dietary needs as most things were already GF, free of nuts and vegan options were just as delicious!
 
Thank you Kitchen of Kent, you made our day extra special!
Becky and Chris Catt

Wedding July 2019, Boughton Monchelsea

Hi Russell
 
You did such a fantastic job from the pre-wedding day set up right through to the next day BBQ and we were so grateful to have such reliable service and delicious food.
As promised, you were able to cook fillet steak perfectly from a catering tent in a field and we had many compliments from guests about the excellent food. The team were so friendly as well that they all fitted in seamlessly to our celebrations. We’re now trying to work out when we could throw another party so we can use you again!
Jack and Hayley

Wedding June 2019, Rotherfield

Organising our event with Kitchen of Kent was an incredibly enjoyable experience form start to finish. The choice on offer for our BBQ was extensive, making it easy to cater to everybody’s needs and on the day, the food that was served was absolutely delicious and plentiful.
 
Daryl and Monica were both incredibly attentive and extremely helpful when it came to deciding to move our party inside at the last moment. I would not hesitate to use Kitchen of Kent in the future for another event. In fact it would be a pleasure to work with them again
 
Thank you again Russell and I hope to be in touch again in the future.
Laurel Chick

Garden BBQ, June 2019

We want to thank you so much for your wonderful catering and your delicious food and drinks at our house warming party.
 
It was great to work with you and your whole team. After such a professional preparation we could relax and enjoy the whole evening. Bar service was amazing, drinks were lovely, menu choices were perfect, ribs were outstanding. And our vegetarian and vegan guests enjoyed dinner and desert as much as everyone else. We received amazing reviews from our guests.
 
We appreciate your service and are looking forward to seeing you next time. And of course we would highly recommend Kitchen of Kent!
House Warming Party

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.

Laura Laura

Bride, Wedding, July 2018

Russel

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

Best wishes

David David

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!” Fran

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.” Barbera

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

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