Celebration of Life & Memorial Catering Services

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’.

We can also find suitable Venues which are near to local Crematoriums/Cemeteries, some have licensed bars, we are also fully licensed so can provide this service also, clients can also a no extra charge can provide thie own drinks.

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

Elizabeth supplied catering for my husbands funeral. The food was delicious and the staff excellent and very friendly. Elizabeth herself was most helpful and I cannot recommend her highly enough. My guests all felt the same. Thanks Elizabeth.

Thank you Elizabeth for helping to make mum’s day so lovely. Mum would definitely have approved of the buffet. It is very difficult to know how to cater at the moment, but I think we did well today. Have a lovely Christmas and take care and stay safe in 2022.Best wishes Chris

Dear Elizabeth

Just to say Thank You very much for the lovely Cream Teas today. We really enjoyed ours and I have had a lot of appreciative messages from family and friends too. It was lovely to be able to share something ‘Together’ despite the current restrictions.

My mum would have enjoyed the proper Cream Tea at the Barn Hall with pretty china, but as we could’nt do that, she would have definitely insisted on feeding everyone somehow!. So thanks again for working within the challenging circumstances and helping us do my mum proud.

Best wishes to you and your business during the pandemic.

Joanne – Bookham

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.”

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.

Lynne – Oatlands Church Hall Weybridge.

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

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.

Diane – Bagshot

“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.”

Penelope Blackheath Surrey

Light Memorial Finger Buffet

Selection of Sandwiches (Four own choice of fillings) or Small Rolls/Wraps

Egg Mayonaise – Brie & Grapes – Cheese Selection – Vegan Fillings & Gluten Free Available

Ham Selection – Chicken Selection

Tuna Mayonaise – Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese – Poached Salmon & Cucumber

Plus Two Savoury Options

Home Made Sausage Rolls/ Veggie Rolls

Honey Sausages

Fritatta Squares

Savoury Topped  Blinis

Chicken Skewers

Slices of our Homemade Cakes & Cream Topped Scones

Unlinited Tea Coffee & Soft Drinks

From £16 per head 


Memorial Finger Buffet

Selection of Sandwiches (own choice of fillings) or Small Rolls

Fingers of Quiche

Chicken Savouries

Baby Sausages or Sausage Rolls

Smoked Salmon Blinis (Or Duck & Orange Blini)

Mini Fresh Cream Pastries

Fingers of Home Made Cakes

Tea & Coffee, Jugs of Fruit Juice

From £19.50 


Memorial Finger/Fork Buffet

Quiche Lorraine & Brie & Asparagus Quiche

Platters of Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Sandwiches – Egg Mayonaise – Chicken Selection

Coronation Chicken

Fruit & Cheese Kebabs

Baby Sausage Rolls

Baby New Potato Salad

Mediterranean Salad with Leaves

Finger Dessert Selection or Homemade Cake Selection

Tea Coffee & Fresh Juice

China & Cutlery

From £25


 

Hot Memorial Lunch Buffet

 
Chicken & Aspargus cooked in White Wine served  with a Savoury Rice or
Chicken Rioja served with Spanish Style Rice
 
Quiche Lorriane  or Poach Salmon & Watercress Quiche
 
Vegetable Lasagne
 
Mixed Leaves
 
Roasted  Vegetable Salad (Served hot or cold)
 
Lemon Drizzle Cake – Homemade Scones topped with Cream & Jam
 
Unlimited Tea & Coffee
 
Soft Drink Selection
 
China & Cutlery Included
 
 
From £28 (over 30 Guests)
This menu is often adapted for families who wish to have a small and intimate event at home – it can also be adapted to a Bowl Food Style if larger numbers are catered for prices are given on Application.  Just dishes can be deliver too, as part of our dinning at home service.

 

 
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

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