A memorial or funeral buffet

Over the years I have organised many memorial parties and funeral teas. I appreciate the importance of these events and my aim is to give a sympathetic and efficient service during a difficult time. Our buffets are also generous, so if unexpected guests arrive, there will be enough food within reason, without concern. Our memorial menu seems always to be well accepted, it is a variety of food, sweet and savoury and the balance suits most people. It is also a menu that is suitable all times of the day, but I personally balance it depending on the time.  At lunch time people are always hungry whereas later in the afternoon they are more reserved. Blinis and our Cocktail Sandwiches are loved but not as much as our Mini Patisseries. Some Clients would just like Tea, Sandwiches and Cake which I am happy to quote for. Another option is a hot two course buffet; we have done this many times for the immediate family and close friends, who then cater for all their guests later in the day with a light ‘Tea’.

Here are some of the testimonies we have received from clients who sadly catered for the loss of a loved one.

“It is with heart felt warmth that we wish to thank you for making Dad’s celebration of life so special. The food and setting made an unbearable event a joyous evening.  Thank you so much.”

Michele & Family –  Bookham

“Just to say a big thank you for your help at my husband’s wake.  It was all so suitable for the occasion and was commented upon by my many friends. Thank you again what a good choice we made. Best wishes”

 Barbara –  Ashtead

“Thank you so much Elizabeth and to your staff – your help was fantastic. It was a wonderful spread and everyone enjoyed it tremendously.

Warm wishes”

Lynne – Oatlands Church Hall Weybridge.

“Dear Elizabeth

My mother, sister and I would like to thank you so much for Dad’s funeral last week. Thank you for being so helpful in sorting out the menu, which was perfect. We had so many compliments about the lunch, which was delicious. Dad was always so hospitable and I think he would have been delighted. You and your staff were so kind and thoughtful,  you made a sad day easier.

With Many Thanks” – Elizabeth Louise & Christine – Bookham February 2016

“Dear Elizabeth

Thank you for doing such a great job at such short notice and just so close to Christmas. It took so much pressure off us.

Kind regards”

Diane – Bagshot

“Dear Elizabeth

Thank you for providing such delicious fare for the Funeral Tea and also the family lunches & dinners.

There was very little left of everything, as everyone enjoyed it all to the full.

Thank you also for the efficient and professional way that everything was done and so beautifully cleared up.

It was a pleasure to meet you and thank you once again to you and your team.

Yours sincerely” – Penelope Blackheath Surrey

  “Dear Elizabeth Just to thank you and your staff for everything you did for us yesterday. As I expected the lunch was delicious. A lovely variety of savoury and sweet items, much enjoyed by all our guests. You all worked so hard to make a difficult day for my family that little bit easier thank you. Best wishes Liz” – Memorial Lunch Bowls Club Bookham December 2016 “Dear Elizabeth, Thank you so much for the food you provided for Dad’s Wake.  It was perfect and we could not have asked for more.  Your staff are a credit to you, they were very discreet, friendly and helpful, but above all the food was superb and as my Dad would say ‘delish’. Thank you for all your patience with me and all the changes we made. I hope you have a great New Year and will enjoy a fantastic 2017. Kind Regards, Julia” – London River Yacht Club Kingston – December 2016 “Hi Elizabeth It went very well. The food provided by your team was excellent and favourably commented upon by all.   Many thanks for your help and adaptability as the plans all changed after our initial chat. I would certainly use your services again should I have the need. Kind Regards ” Sue – Bookham – Memorial Lunch – 2017

Finger Tea 1

 

  • Selection of Sandwiches (own choice of fillings) or Small Rolls
  • Home Made Sausage Rolls
  • Vol-au-vent Selection
  • Slices of our Homemade Cakes
15 to 20 Guests £10.00
20 to 35 Guests £9.00
over 35 Guests £8.00

Finger Tea 2

 

  • Selection of Sandwiches (own choice of fillings) or Small Rolls
  • Savoury Pastries
  • Fingers of Quiche
  • Chicken Savouries
  • Baby Sausages
  • Smoked Salmon Blinis
  • Mini Fresh Cream Pastries
  • Fingers of Home Made Cakes
  • Tea & Coffee, Jugs of Fruit Juice
  • China is included
15 to 20 Guests £16.00
20 to 35 Guests £15.00
over 35 Guests £14.00

All inclusive Finger Tea

Menu as above Plus

  • A glass of Sherry or House Red or White Wine
  • Fruit Juice & Mineral Water

 £17.50 per head

Memorial Fork Buffet

Quiche Lorraine
Brie & Asparagus Quiche
Coronation Chicken
Cheese Platter
Baby New Potato Salad
Mediterranean Salad with Leaves
Rustic Bread
Finger Dessert Selection or Homemade Cake Selection
Tea Coffee & Fresh Juice
China & Cutlery
15 to 20 guests £18.50
20 to 35 Guests £17.50
over 35 Guests £16.50

All inclusive Memorial Buffets

Menus as above
 + £4.95 per head includes a selection of Red & White Wine, Soft Drink Selection (Beers & Lager can be requested)
We also include Glassware.
Waiting staff can be organised,  staff services are quoted separately.

OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE We can provide other services China & Cutlery Hire Linen Hire Staff Services We can also arrange special menus for special events Menu for over 150 can be quoted for separately See our notes and terms