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.”

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 (own choice of fillings) or Small Rolls

Home Made Sausage Rolls

Vol-au-vent Selection

Slices of our Homemade Cakes

Under 20 Guests £13.50 per head

20 to 35 Guests £11.00 per head

Over 35 Guests £10.00 per head

Memorial Finger Buffet

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

Under 20 Guests £17.50

20 to 35 Guests £16.00

Over 35 Guests £15.00

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

Up to 20 Guests £22.95
Up to 35 Guests £21.95
Over 35 Guests £20.95

Winter Hot Memorial Buffet

Home Made Vegetable Soup Served in Cups
Selection of Bridge rolls or Finger Sandwiches
Hot Chicken Skewers
Cheese Spinach Frittata Squares or Quiche Lorraine Squares
Warm Sweet Potato Bites
Lemon Drizzle Cake – Homemade Scones topped with Cream & Jam
Unlimited Tea & Coffee
Soft Drink Selection
Up to 20 Guests £16.50
Up to 35 Guests £15
Over 35 Guests £14

All inclusive Memorial Buffets

Menus as Memorial Fork Buffet
 + £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

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