Vanilla in Allseasons – Delicious Wedding & Event Catering

by Michelle

Vanilla in Allseasons take enormous pride in creating fabulous food for your wedding. Add to this a genuine warmth and hospitality, together with outstanding service and what more could you ask for from your wedding caterers?

Whether you have your heart set on a formal dinner, or something altogether more laid back ; sharing platters for example, Vanilla in Allseasons will guide you through the delicious options available.

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Working within your budget, they will suggest a variety of menu options without for one moment compromising on quality.

The hallmark of Vanilla in all Seasons is to create a feast that is personal to your wedding, stylish and full of character. Over to Julie now to tell us more.

Tell us a little about yourself and your business

We are Vanilla in Allseasons – a multi award winning outside catering company based in Cheshire and servicing Lancashire, Derbyshire, Manchester, Cheshire and beyond.

Image Source: Chelsea Shoesmith Photography

Our company is owned by Adam Evanson and Simon Bailey.

What motivated you to start your business?

Adam, having worked as a Conference Revenue Manager for large hotels, had become tired of the corporate churning out of events and inflexibility towards the clients and wanted to offer something more personal and bespoke to clients.

Simon, having worked for smaller catering companies, saw a gap in the market for a more personal, honest and reliable service – offering the client a tailor-made menu using only the best ingredients – locally sourced where possible.

In a bid to offer customers a truly bespoke experience – Vanilla in Allseasons was born.

From the moment we meet we work on building a relationship with our clients. We arrange a visit, usually within their own home, and chat about all of the foods that they enjoy (and those that they don’t). With all of this information we build the perfect menu together. If they like our proposal then we invite them in for a tasting completely free of charge – this is when our chefs showcase their amazing talents. From there, if the clients like us, then we will officially reserve the date for them and look forward to recreating their menu for all of their guests on their special day.

Tell us a little more about the day to day activities of your business

There is an enormous amount of work that goes on behind the scenes to make sure that you will have the most wonderful day! We don’t just serve food – we can run your day for you so that you don’t need to worry about a single thing on your big day.

 If our readers were to order from you, what can they expect?

You can expect to have complete confidence and excellent service from beginning to end when you book with Vanilla in Allseasons – not only with the outstanding quality of our food but also the amazing team that will be there with you on your special day.

We are a multi award winning outside catering company and we are extremely proud of our reviews on Facebook.

How can couples judge if a company is the right fit for their wedding?

A couple can judge if a company is the right fit for their wedding by the feeling they get the first time they meet them, and by the speed of responses to any questions you may have. Trust is very important – and knowing that they can deliver what you want without compromise is a must. It is your day and it must be special to you – incorporating your favourite foods into the menu is one way of doing this – maybe a canape or starter from a country that you first visited together.

We can perform Master of Ceremonies duties for you and we make sure that your day runs smoothly so that you can relax and truly enjoy the day. We pride ourselves on our friendly and helpful team who will really go the extra mile to make sure that your guests are looked after.

We can even provide a bar service if you choose to have your wedding in a marquee or tipi or a venue that doesn’t provide one in-house.

What are your favourite moments from previous weddings you’ve been involved with?

Every single wedding is special to us – and we are always excited when a bride and groom have very strong ideas about the kind of wedding breakfast that they want for their day. It is hard to pick out any single wedding for being memorable, as they all are – but what delights us is when a guest stops us to say how they are amazed by the quality of food and presentation when serving to so many people at one time.

‘Better than any restaurant we have ever been to’, ‘we have been to 5 weddings in the last year and this is the best meal we have had by far’ – these are just a few of the many comments we have had recently from guests during service.

The bigger picture – does your business offer goods/services outside of the wedding world? Tell us more

Weddings aren’t the only events we cater for – we get asked to cater at corporate events, charity events, awards ceremonies, christenings, birthday parties, launch events and much more. But who doesn’t love a good wedding!!

What have you got planned for the next 12 months?

Our business is forever expanding as our reputation brings us more and more wonderful weddings and events each year. We are already taking bookings for 2020 as our future brides and grooms who really love their food want to make certain they have secured us for their wedding day.

And finally, what or who inspires you and why?

Our local suppliers and farmers really inspire us to keep producing and creating fabulous dishes with their amazing ingredients. We like to use locally sourced ingredients and suppliers not only to support local businesses, but also so we can monitor the quality of the ingredients and meat that we use and know it to be the very best available. Locally sourced seasonal produce is also very important to us and it is great to be able to offer this to our clients.

We cater at so many beautiful venues – each with their own unique features. We can also cater private wedding in marquees and tipis.

All images courtesy of Vanilla in all Seasons

 

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