Hi Ali,Dennis & Claire Wise
Thanks for your email! The food and service provided by yourselves was fantastic, we have had many compliments about your food, so thanks very much for helping it to be a great evening!
and rest assured if I do anything similar I will certainly keep you in mind!
Once again, many thanks,
Former Chelsea Player and Director of Football at Newcastle United
Dear Ali,Malcolm Diamond MBE
I am writing to thank you for organising our two recent marquee based hospitality events for TR Fastenings.
As you know, my colleague Jim Barker and I were invited to return to Trifast Plc in March 09 by shareholders to recover the fortunes of the Company, where the share price had collapsed to 7.5p. Part of our recovery strategy was to communicate our rescue plan to suppliers, customers, and staff. A crucial element of this plan was to host a series of hospitality events aimed at communicating our intentions in the UK, Europe and Asia.
Due to the urgency required, we had no time to oversee the details of these events, so necessitating “dumping” on you all the organisation needed for delivering appealing menus, catering, bar management, tables, crockery and cutlery, music and cabaret entertainment, hostesses etc etc. for our Sussex based events.
You grasped the nettle and delivered well above expectations by being proactive, creative and best of all, cheerfully accepting total responsibility for the complete successful delivery of both events - without us having to worry any further. All my colleagues and I had to do was to turn up and socialise! Please also pass on our grateful thanks to your bar manager and chef.
On a personal note, may I also thank you for the professional advice given to my wife and I for our son’s recent wedding. We agreed to provide the “hardware” (marquee, furniture, entertainment, refrigeration and toilet facilities) whilst the bride’s parents provided the catering and drinks.
Setting up a marquee to accommodate 150 sitting guests, complete with all the internal furnishings etc was quite a challenge, especially in our front gardenl Your professional guidance ensured that the day was a huge success and prevented us from making some innocent but fundamental errors.
We look forward to working with you again as soon as our budget is finalised for our next financial year.
We had the most fantastic day, and a large part of that was down to all your fantastic work - all the food ran without a hitch and was fabulous. People are still talking about it.Chris & Rachel
Dearest Ali, Charlie and the entire team at CC,
WOW - Thank You Thank You THANK YOU... and have we said Thank You?? for the absolutely sensational catering at our wedding on June 18th 2011. You really blew everyone away with your exquisite cuisine. We have had so many compliments about the sensational food. All the Caribbean Cookpot Team were so friendly and helpful they totally enhanced the atmosphere. Thank you for being so slick with the operation and massive apologies we didn't thank you before you left. We went up the hill and came down and you guys had cleared up and left.
I would like to take this opportunity to say a thank you for providing excellent service and food at my sister's wedding.
I really appreciate your professionalism on the day and the feedback from guests was the Caribbean food was absolutely amazing and they really enjoyed it !!!
Please say a big thank you to your Chef and team for doing a fabulous job on the day !!
Once again would just like to thank,you,Charlie and the rest of your team for fantastic food and great service on Saturday.Damien and Jacqueline
Despite the challenging weather conditions you all surpassed yourselves!
Just about every guest that commented on the food thought it was excellent and the only negative comments I received was there just wasn't enough!
Hooe you enjoyed yourselves too and business picks up for you as you all deserve it!
Dear CCP TEAMAudrey and Clancy, Patrick and Jean
Just e-mailing to say a very big "thank-you" for your professional catering service at our wedding on Saturday 2nd July!
Everybody enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and service and we would not hesitate to use you again, or indeed to recommend you to our friends and family. We were very impressed by the helpful and friendly staff, who even stayed and helped with the tidying up on the day!
Please do also feel free to pass on this recommendation to others!
Hi AlliePatsy Hearwood
It was a pleasure to meet you on Saturday and have you and your team as part of our day.
The food and service was top class and I could see that you all worked so hard to make our day enjoyable. As you can imagine I didn't have much of an appetite on Saturday so I didn't get to taste all of the food, but Donald did and said it was lovely.
Feed back I've received from some of the guests so far have all said the same. The food arrived hot and was well seasoned and the punch and canapés
on arrival went down a treat. My son particularly enjoyed your macaroni cheese!
We didn't get chance to personally thank your chef and his team for their efforts, could you please pass this on on our behalf. A BIG thank also to you and your colleague who did a fabulous job manning the bar.
The hall decorators are missing six chair coverings plus sashes and a 70 x 108cm table cloth. Could you please check if you have mistakenly packed these.
Dear Ali and teamHester Hettinga
I would like to thank you very much for your excellent service during the Freeze Festival.
We had nothing but good response and the soup was liked very much.
I am sorry I was not able to say good by in person. Unfortunately I had the flu (still battling with it) and couldn't work on Sunday.
Please do let me know if you would like a reference at any time.
It was a pleasure working with you all.
Just wanted to drop you a quick message to say thankyou to Charlie and all his staff for the excellent food and service at our wedding yesterday. Everybody commented on how great the food was and it all helped our day go perfectly, please can you pass on our thanks to everyone involved in the day
Hi Ali,Angie Simpson
How you doing? I just wanted to say on behalf or Helen and Karl (if you haven't heard from them already!), a big Thank You for the food that was provided for the wedding 21 August. It was fantastic and nothing was left!!! The King Fish was a big hit. I've given your company e-mail to some people who asked,so you might get some calls.
The gentleman that delivered the food was so helpful and please say thank you to him as well.
Take care i hope to use your company again.
Dear Caribbean Cook Pot,Abi Hawkins
Thank you so much for all your hard work, everyone loved the food, it was fantastic. Where will you be on Thursday as we have many site and I will get the stuff dropped down to the nearest if this is alright with you? Thanks again
Dear Ali and all who made our evening a total success,Tash & Gerry Mohabir
I cannot thank you enough. We had a wonderful party on the wettest evening in June. The weather didn't spoil our night. The fantastic Rum Punch got everyone going and the steel band lifted everyones spirits. The food was gorgeous. My favourite was the roti canapes.
It has been the talk of the town ever since. Thank you for all your hard work. Lots of love
Dear Caribbean Cook PotRosemary Pockett
Just a short note to thank you and your team for the catering yesterday. We have received many favourable remarks about the food.
The steel band also proved very popular.
Enclosed are two stray knives!
Hi Ali, Charlie and all the helpersVal
Thank you so much for making the day such a success inspite of the weather. You were fantastic and I cannot tell you how many compliments we have had about the food. We were still eating the leftovers on the Monday. Sorry the heat went off for the evening titbits but most of the prawns went anyway! And half of the rest.
It ended up of course being a very different kind of party but brilliant nevertheless.
Everything was delicious and you all seemed so cheerful even though you were in and out of the rain and cold.
The steel band were fantastic too - wish they could have played for longer as it certainly helped the atmosphere along in the marquee.
We need to arrange to get your dishes backto you. Incase we are not here I was thinking that we could bag them up and leave them inside the gate of the cottage on the left hand side of the archway. That's Kate, our daughter's cottage.
Give me a call if you want to make other arrangements.
Dear Ali (and crew)Fifi
Thank you very much for Saturday, food was very good and our guests really enjoyed it.
Dear Caribbean Cookpot,Andrew + Lucy
Thank you all so much for a WONDERFUL party on Saturday. The band was senational - everyone said they were the best they had heard. The food was delicious and the rum punch was extremely potont! Please thank all those involved very much indeed
Dear Ali and Charlie,Jo McAndrew
Just a short note to thank you both for the excellent buffet you provided for our Staff Presentation last Friday.
I understand from Janette and Andrew that the event was very successful, and would like to pass on my thanks for your efforts. I am only sorry that, due to a prior engagement, I was unable to enjoy your excellent fare!
Thank you so much for all your hard work on Saturday night. The food was delicious and many guests have expressed how much they enjoyed it. The service you gave us was above and beyond so thanks for that too.Ian + Gaby
Thank you very much for all the help and the catering that you did for us at Niki’s & Jan’s wedding. We all appreciated it very much.Rosemary Gist
Everybody enjoyed the food and I think it was just right for the time of the year.
We certainly have many very happy memories of the day and again thank you for your contribution towards making it so successful
We hope this letter is able to convey our sincere gratitude and thanks for the absolutely fantastic wedding reception you catered for our daughter Tamlyn and son in law Jason, on 29th July. Our guets, who had come from many areas of UK and also oversea, have without exception, proclaimed that it ws the best wedding they have ever been to!!Paula and Malcolm Bright
The food was delicious and the service impeccable, particularly our table Abdul who saved the day when my grandsons food bag went missing. Your support and friendliness through some difficult pre wedding moments was outstanding and most appreciated. A huge thanks from us all. We could not recommend you more highly.
Just a quick line to say thanks for the lovely food on Sunday. We were really pleased at how everything went and the food was a really big hit. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves as well. Once again, Thanks.Mandy Golley, Flexible Mortgage.net Ltd
Great job on Saturday. Everything was perfect and the food was delicious. Many thanks for helping to make the party so memorable.Spencer Chapman, Aston House Stud.
The evening went brilliantly. It couldn't have been better, a large part being due to the pair of you. We hope your business continues to go from strength to strength – Good luck.Caroline, John, Josh, Mia & Louis
Thank you so much for making my daughters 1st Birthday so special. From the first phonecall to the day itself the service was increadable. The food was stunning and the two of you are fantastic. Everybody commented on the originality and quality of the food and I can not recommend you any higher. Look forward to using you again.Angela Griffin
Thank you so much for catering our wedding reception. So many people have contacted us to say how much they enjoyed the food. Many of them hadn't eaten Caribbean cuisine before and they are converts!! It was lovely to work with you and I am sure paths will cross again. Please use us as a reference. Once again Big thanks,Pete & Mel
On Saturday I was at the wedding of Max Latimer and Jess Noone at Albourne Place...you provided the food, which was excellent (especially the curried goat) and the drinks too (loving mango juice and champagne; I declare it THE ultimate summer drink)...Thanks again for the delicious food at the wedding and I hope to hear from you soon. Cheers,Olly Thompson
Many, many thanks for the superb meal you put on for us at the Caribbean Evening and for the excellent level of service that was provided. The presentation was just right and you and your staff were wonderful. You did us proud and everyone had a great evening.Simon A Truelove
Isle of Thorns House
I would just like to thank you and all of your staff for the wonderful effort that you put into our End of Season Ball... Everyone that I spoke to thought that the food was fantastic and very original...Andy Hurren
The Caribbean Cook Pot povides an excellent solution and we won't hesitate to recommend you to other clubs. We are hoping to repeat the event next year and I hope that we will be able to come back to you for a repeat performance.
Sanderstead Cricket Club
Dear all at the Caribbean Cookpot,Anja Nola.
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help on Sunday night. The food was truly fantastic & we have had so many compliments & we have passed your name on! You helped us make it such a great night & it was a pleasure to meet you all! Hope you've recovered from last week & hope we speak again soon!
Dear Caribbean Cookpot,Steve Brine, Ops Director, CPS.
Thank you for such an efficient and proffessional job at this years London Golf Show. Our client was very happy and so was yours! We will not hesitate to recommend your company.
I would like to thank you for taking part in Sensations and helping in making it a successful show. I hope you will take part again next year and I really hope you enjoyed it. It was an honour to work with you and I hope to do so in the future.Hina Patel
Dear Ali and Charlie,
We all wanted to say a big “Thank You” for the wonderful catering on Saturday night. We didn’t have one negative comment. All of our guests were full of praise for the wonderful food. We have given your name to a couple of friends.
Dear Ali, Charlie & ChristineAnna
Thank you, for making my 40th Birthday lunch such a memorable occassion - you did such a good job & my guests and me had a lovely time. Best wishes for this year ahead with love from
To Ali, Charlie & Christine & all the staff...Andrew & Sara
Just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you did on our special day. Charlie & Christine you were brilliant. Everyone complimented on how fantastic the food was & how friendly everyone was.
Once again many thanks,
To the Caribbean Cookpot StaffMorag Bouterse
Thanks so much for the excellent food & service on Saturday night, the Rum Punch was a knock-out!
All the best
Such is our delight with your service thus far that we have recommended you to my close friend and his new fiancée who have recently gotten engaged as they are exploring getting married in the coming 12 months and being of Caribbean descent also, he is keen to look at a Caribbean meal option. Malcolm and Christina
Dear Ali, Charlie + Staff,Faye + Peter
I wanted to write and thank you for the fantastic food and outstanding service that you provided at our wedding.
Thank you for all your help and support prior to the wedding, it was very much appreciated. We had a wonderful day and thanks to you never had to worry about things going wrong.
We will definately recommend you to all our friends + family.
We had such a good time and the food was lovely - especially the chicken wraps! Everyone was very complimentary and trust me, they are a tough bunch to please so thank you very much indeed.
If we do it again next year, I will certainly be in touch.
Dear AliPriti Patel
I would just like to thank you and the boys for the excellent food and BBQ service you provided for our sales event. You were very professional and looked after our customers very well, as well as us!
I'm just getting round to my thank you letters which includes you and your team. It was such a wonderful day and I'm still up in the clouds and haven't quite come down again yet. The colourful, delicious food and the superb friendly service along with the beautiful music made it a delightful and memorable occasion for everyone - from the youngsters to the elderly! Everyone commented on how special it all was - a most enjoyable and happy day. You, Charlie and all of your team fitted in so well, were so kind, helpful and professional, and made the day run so smoothly. An inspired choice. A perfect way to celebrate my 60th!
I can't thank you enough!
Very best wishes.
Dear all,Mr. and Mrs. Carrington
You provided catering and a steel band at our wedding in Kent on the 16th of August and I just wanted to write to say a massive thank you for everything you all did to make our special day absolutely perfect.
The food was exceptional (and plentiful!) and the steel band were absolutely fantastic. We've had so many people saying what a magical sound they make. It really did make the day complete.
The attitude of all your staff on the day was just right, friendly but professional, they brought a real smile to everyone's faces.
We'll be sure to recommend you to all our friends in future!
Hi all at Caribbean CookpotMary & Dan
We just wanted to say thanks so much for a perfect dinner on Saturday.
Everyone had a brilliant, brilliant day and Charlie and the ladies helped make it that way! We had so many compliments on the food, everyone thought it was absolutely delicious (hence certain guests had 3 helpings!).
We hope lotsof other people will be lucky enough to have you as their caterers at their special events! We will have no hesitation in recommending you to all our friends and family in the future.
Thanks a million,
Dear AliMark Newton-Livens & Tanya Flynn
Thank you very much for carrying out the catering for this event.
We found your service from the initial meeting to discuss our requirements to the actual event was undertaken with a high degree of professionalism and efficiency.
The services you provided for the event from the food to the Steel Band really contributed to making the event as successful as it was.
We estimated that around 1,000 people attended over the 3 days and the feedback we have had particularly for the catering has been excellent. They all enjoyed the oppurtunity to try food from the Caribbean.
We were partcularly impressed by the staff's level of customer service and friendly manner.
We would have no hesitation in recommending your company to others.
Occupational Health Adviser