Testimonials

Hi Ali,
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,

Dennis & Claire Wise
Former Chelsea player and former Executive Director of Football at Newcastle United

Dear Ali,

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 garden 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.

Malcolm Diamond MBE
Chairman
Trifast Plc

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.
Best wishes

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.

Hi Allie,

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 !!

Thank You

Jeanette

Once again would just like to thank,you,Charlie and the rest of your team
for fantastic food and great service on Saturday.

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!

Many thanks!

Damien and Jacqueline

Dear CCP TEAM

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!

Best Wishes

Audrey and Clancy, Patrick and Jean

Hi Allie

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.

Patsy Hearwood

Dear Ali and team

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.

Kind regards

Hester Hettinga

Urb-Orbis

Dear Ali

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

Zoe

Hi Ali,

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.

Angie Simpson

Creole Weddings

Dear Caribbean Cook Pot,
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

Abi Hawkins
Marketing Administrator
Cantillon Demolition

Dear Ali and all who made our evening a total success,

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

Tash & Gerry Mohabir

Dear Caribbean Cook Pot

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!

Rosemary Pockett

Hi Ali, Charlie and all the helpers

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.

Best wishes

Val

Dear Ali (and crew)

Thank you very much for Saturday, food was very good and our guests really enjoyed it.

Fifi

Event manager

Dear Caribbean Cookpot,
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

Andrew + Lucy

Dear Ali and Charlie,
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!

Jo McAndrew

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.
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

Rosemary Gist

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!!

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.

Paula and Malcolm Bright

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.
Love,

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…

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.

Andy Hurren
Sanderstead Cricket Club

Dear all at the Caribbean Cookpot,
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!

Anja Nola.

Dear Caribbean Cookpot,
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.

Steve Brine, Ops Director, CPS.

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
Account Executive
Media Moguls.

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 & Christine
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

Anna

To Ali, Charlie & Christine & all the staff…
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,

Andrew & Sara

To the Caribbean Cookpot Staff
Thanks so much for the excellent food & service on Saturday night, the Rum Punch was a knock-out!
All the best

Morag Bouterse

Hi Ali,
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,
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.

Faye + Peter

Hi Ali
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.

Kate

Dear Ali
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!

Priti Patel

Dear Ali,
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.

Shirley

Dear all,
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!
Thanks again.

Mr. and Mrs. Carrington

Hi all at Caribbean Cookpot
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,
Love

Mary & Dan

Dear Ali
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.
Kindest regards.

Mark Newton-Livens & Tanya Flynn
Occupational Health Adviser
BAA Stansted