Testimonials


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“You and your staff were magnificent on Sunday – thanks! The food was delicious and your staff friendly, helpful and efficient. In thanking us for our “very special” party, on of our guests commented:- “One cannot finish without mention of the most delicious lunch, as real feast of mouth-watering flavours” Keep going!” With kind regards, Giles and Jennie Stimson, 10th August 2017.

“Dear Sandy, Hannah had a lovely party. She is thrilled about it. Your food was delicious, so thank you very much for taking on the job. Ben was a great success and the girls delightful and could not have been more helpful…..really very good staff. I did not realise they would be involved so much in the preparation of the food as well as waitressing. Everyone has been very impressed with the food and appreciated the fun of it all too, the way it was so unusually presented, in keeping with the Moroccan theme. Many thanks.” Alexandra Whitman, West Tytherley, 31st July 2017.

“Hi Sandy, Thanks so much for all your help and such excellent food at the weekend. Everyone keeps telling us how good the food was… even the veggies and vegans, who are always hard to please! Thanks to Matt for all his help too. We’re just about to board a plane for honeymoon now, so will raise a glass to you from Barbados.” Best wishes, Jake & Miriam, Flaggstaff House, Clarendon Way, Winchester, 8th July 2017.

“Dear Sandy. Thank you again for doing such an incredible job. We have had many compliments on the food. A special shout out must be said for your mini desserts, which I’ve been told (several times) were the best people have ever had at a wedding. Canapes too! You’ve been a dream to work with. Many thanks again, Emma.” June 3rd 2017, Emma Burt, Houghton, Stockbridge

“Dear Sandy, many thanks for last night. The dinner was delicious. Everyone enjoyed it and your waiters were great, so thanks again and hopefully we can use you again in the future. Best wishes,” Josie Eastwood, Winchester, 4th May 2017.

“Hi Sandy, we had a truly amazing wedding day and are still very much ‘away with the fairies’ right now!!!   We have had many comments from guests stating that it was the best food they had experienced at a wedding and Emma and I certainly echo that. Kind regards,” Rich and Emma Wade, Mottisfont, 29th April 2017.

“Hi Sandy, thanks SO much for everything. Nick and I were delighted with the way the evening went and a huge part of that was down to your advice, organisation, fab cooking and lovely team of staff. I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to thank you at the end – it all whizzed past in a blur, but it was a very happy blur.” Jo Symons, Pilgrims School, Winchester, February 2017.

“Dear Sandra, Thank you for yesterday- all went extremely well. The party was a great success and everyone thought the food was delicious. Also thank you for leaving the kitchen so tidy. Your helpers were excellent as well so once more thank you very much.” Anne, King’s Somborne, February 2017

“Hi Sandra, Thank you so much for last night. The food was amazing. You wont believe how many people have called me today to say how fantastic it was. We were so delighted with both the food and your lovely staff. Can we book you again for next year? Many, many thanks”, Gill Coffey, Winchester, January 2017

“Sandra, Thank you for last night. The food was really sumptuous, and enjoyed by all. It both looked and tasted amazing. We had lots of positive feed back. from many different guests. You all worked so hard to make the evening seamless. Thank you.” Sally Louden, Winchester, December 2016

“Dear Sandy, Thank you very much for a superb meal last night. The food was absolutely delicious and I thought your team got it just right; a really nice bunch. Quite frankly the best dinner I have had from any caterers. I will be recommending you to all our friends.” Best wishes, Will, 30th October 2016

“Thank you for the party. The paella was excellent and everyone enjoyed themselves. Sandra and her son Matt were very nice and helpful.” Sue Halfpenny, Romsey, 24th Sept 2016

“Dear Sandy, Thank you for providing us with such a delicious lunch and super canapés at our Golden Wedding party last Saturday. Our guests were all very complimentary about the food, as well as the friendly, helpful and efficient staff you brought along with you. All was great and we would definitely recommend you to our friends, thanks again for making it such a success.” Rosmarie Boag, Copythorne House, Southampton, 18th September 2016

“Hi Sandy, Hope you had a good holiday. The food was totally delicious as always and great service too. Many thanks.” Best wishes. Alex Hanbury Williams, Penton Harroway, 28th August.

“Hi Sandy, Just a note to say how lovely the food was on Saturday and how good Matt and the girls were. The party went very well and we were very pleased.” Best wishes. Helen and Chris, Landford, 27th August 2016

“Hi Sandy, Many thanks for your part in an excellent day which was enjoyed by all.” Joe and Helen Fossey, Middle Wallop, 21st August 2016
“Dear Sandy, With many thanks for the first class presentation, much appreciated by us all. We had so many comments about the” melt in the mouth” salmon which was cooked to perfection. With kind regards from us both.” Alan Jenkins, Abbots Anne, 7th August 2016
“Dear Sandy, Many thanks for the excellent food you provided for our party. We have had many compliments. Both you and your staff did a fabulous job.” John Woodcock, Andover, 6th August 2016

“Dear Sandy, Thank you so much for all of your hard work on the night of the party. The canapés were fantastic and so many of our guests have mentioned them in their thank you’s. The quality of the food was perfect and presentation was beautiful. Just what I hoped for, and more! Thank you, I hope to be able to use your company again (once the dust has settled from this party!).” Regards, Linsey Clarke, Winchester. 23rd April 2016.

“Thank you. We all had a fabulous time! Hannah loved her party and guy and I did too! The food was amazing and you and your staff are so professional and lovely to have around. Couldn’t have been better. Special mention of the halloumi and scallops, the cheesecake (wow that went down well … it was fabulous – “so thick”) and the steak (perfectly done). So everything really! For me coming down in the morning to an immaculate kitchen is heaven. The fact that you all get on with it without any ‘starchyness’ is wonderful and what lovely young people you employ. Not sure how you manage to transform them into such professionals but well done!” Claire Marsden, Ashley, 24th January 2016

“Dear Sandy, I just wanted to thank you and all your wonderful staff for the fantastic catering which you provided for my father’s funeral. I received so many compliments on the food and the fact that my mother, who has the appetite of a sparrow was able to tuck into food which she thoroughly enjoyed, was the hall mark of success. My father would definitely have approved as he loved his wine and good food. It helped make such a sad occasion all the more bearable. Thank you all so much. I can’t believe how smoothly it all went.” – Kind regards, Mia Scott, Kensington, London, 16th Jan 2016.

“Dear Sandy, Thank you so, so much for all your hard work on Sunday. Absolutely delicious canapés and brilliant service. So many people have commented on how wonderful the food and service was. I hope you weren’t too exhausted. I have finally managed to say goodbye to all guests (until lunch tomorrow!) and am looking forward to a quiet January.
Many, many thanks and Happy New Year.” – Alex Hanbury-Williams, Andover, Dec 27 2015

“Hello Sandra, Happy New Year to you and yours! We were delighted with every aspect of the party.  The food, cocktails, waiter/waitressing, tidying up …. Everything was just perfect.  So thank you Sandra, Matthew and the rest of your team for making it such a special evening for us all. Best wishes.” – Claire Marsden, Ashley, Dec 2015

“Dear Sandy, Just to say a huge thank you for making my parent’s surprise golden wedding anniversary party a truly wonderful event. The food was absolutely delicious and the canapes so exquisitely made. The champagne flowed and everyone had a wonderful time. My parents would like to do the whole party again. All my ‘thank you’ notes from my guests have asked for your details. Thank you so much again.” Kind regards – Julie Wetherell, Andover, 13/10/15.

“Dear Sandy, Thank you so much for  making our wedding perfect ! The planning was amazing and the food delicious. Huge thanks too to the staff who were brilliant.” Ali and Chris, Winchester, Sept 2015

“Hi Sandy, Thank you very, very much indeed for all your efforts at the wedding on Saturday. It was absolutely fabulous. The food was sensational and we have had many, many compliments. Everything worked like clock work. The staff, service and food were absolutely wonderful, so thank you again Sandy. Brilliant. Well done you !!.” Deezie, July 2015, Compton Nr Winchester

“Dearest Sandy,
You are a star. That was amazing food. The best we’ve ever had at a wedding. You and all your staff were hugely impressive. I loved Matt, what a fantastic young man he is. Honestly Sandy you must be very proud of yourself. Thank you so much. See you on 18th July and then again on 22nd August….Lots of love and the hugest of thanks, Felix and I were over the moon,”
Esme Holding June 2015

“Dear Sandy, with deepest thanks again for exceptional work and service. People haven’t ceased praising you and your team’s sublime food and wonderful service, With every blessing to you all.”
Andrew Wells, Salisbury Wilts. 23rd April 2015

“ Thank you so much to you and your team for all of your hard work on our wedding day. We have had so many compliments on the food and have recommended you to lots of people. Rob and I both thoroughly enjoyed all of the food and all the staff were so professional. Thank you.”
Rob and Char Paffett, Downton, Wilts. December 2014

“ The Little Catering Company was recommended to me by a close friend as an organized and efficient caterer that delivers high quality food and service. They were absolutely right and Sandy Rowden and her team were impressive from the outset in providing a superb high tea for over 50 people in our home. The food was first class and there was plenty of it. Her young team were engaging, courteous and considerate to the needs and requests from an audience that ranged from 9 to 90. I was delighted with how the day went, as were all my guests. I would highly recommend the Little Catering Company to all who need a quality caterer that can be trusted to provide what is required. ”
Jon Symon, Over Wallop, Hants. 15th November 2014

“Peter and I just want to thank you and your wonderful team for making his 70th Drinks Party such a huge success, having entertained a fair number of people in our time. We are only too aware of the stresses and unbelievably hard work that goes into any form of catering – most particularly drinks parties, where so much last minute preparation is needed, with such careful attention to detail. After being so royally treated to a wonderful range of gorgeous canapes, our guests have not stopped raving. Thank you, thank you. ”
Leslie Knight, Twyford, Hants 1st November 2014

“First I wanted to thank you for a terrific party. The food was simply outstanding, and we received many comments saying so from our guests. The only canapé I sadly did not sample myself was the apparently delicious scallops with black pudding, the rest I did get to experience first hand and it was all fabulous. The other comment I wanted to make was about the staff: your team was really excellent. Not only did they provide a constant flow of food and drinks, they were all delightful in their interactions with our guests. Again a number of comments were made about how nice they were and how well presented. Sandy, all the very best and thank you so much again for a wonderful effort. We will be in touch about next year’s party in due course! ”
JDaan Knottenbelt, Chichester, 1st September 2014

“We had the most wonderful day on Saturday. You were an absolute pleasure to work with. All of our guests told us that it was the best wedding food they have ever eaten, and perfectly pitched for a lovely summer’s day. The beef fillet was especially popular! Your waiters, waitresses and bar staff were all absolute stars and kept everyone very happy, and really looked after us to make sure we didn’t miss out on trying everything! Please pass on our thanks to them. Many thanks again for all your help an hard work. ”
Jamie and Niki, Horsebridge, 21st June 2014

“We were both absolutely thrilled with the food you prepared for our wedding day. We had lots of remarks from our guests about how excellent their meals were, and how helpful and polite the waiting/bar staff were. Thank you very much for contributing towards our big day being perfect. ”
Emma Reynolds, Horsebridge Station 14th June 2014

“I can’t begin to tell you how impressed our guests were with your superb canapés & the whole team excelled themselves. It was such a relief to know that you were there & the supply of delicious dishes seemed to go on for ever. I know the conditions were pretty cramped but from the front everything was perfect & beautifully tidied away. Already we have had many glowing thank you’s praising you & your staff. With very, very many thanks & good wishes. ”
Alan and Judi Johnson Romsey, 11th May 2014

“Many thanks for the efforts of you and your team on Saturday, for the professional way that you handled my wife’s 50th birthday party. The staff were fantastic and food was utterly amazing. I have had so many comments from our guests about how much they enjoyed the evening and in particular how good the food was! The food was so tasty and no one went away hungry. I would book you again without hesitation and would be very happy to recommend you to anyone else.  Fantastic job!!”
Andy Roberts, 2nd April 2014

“Just wanted to say a huge thanks to you and you team for Saturday night – the food was really excellent and many of our guests have also said how great the food was and the staff were all extremely pleasant and a joy to have.  Also particular thanks to the boys manning the bar – it was a slightly over ambitious cocktail list but they handled the task very well and with great attitude. Please pass on my thanks. I will pass your cards around whenever asked for a recommendation.”
Garfield Smith, 18th January 2014

“As ever a big thank you to you and your team for doing such a great job ”
Mark Phelps, 28th Dec 2013

“ Dear Sandy – thanks yet again for a wonderful party. It always seems that you couldn’t possibly do better than you did last year, but I think you did. Everything was of course totally delicious, the staff were all wonderful, you left everything tidy and spotless, you were all so efficient – in, do the job perfectly, provide all that brilliant food, then pack up and go. You are the A Team! My guests were, as ever, enchanted – these were some of the comments:
Best food ever
Unbelievable snacks
They just kept on coming
As usual the food and the company were excellent
Sandy’s food is just so amazing.
How does she do it?
It was a great party, and we were able to enjoy it ourselves thanks to you! People also keep saying ‘yours is the best Xmas party’ and ‘this is the highlight of our Xmas’ and ‘we don’t arrange anything else till we know when you’re having it so we don’t miss it’ – and that is so much down to you. As I said last night, I know people (who would normally eat before a party) save up, don’t eat anything beforehand to make the most of your food. No wonder there were no leftovers. ”
Moira, 23rd December 2013