Do you love the idea of a DIY wedding but find the idea of doing the catering yourself daunting? If you need a helping hand, we have a list of highly recommended caterers that can offer a drop off to full catering service.
We asked Emma Weekes of A Thyme For All Occasions - one of our recommended caterers her tips and favourites when cooking for weddings.
Where did your love for cooking come from?
I've cooked and baked since I was about 3 years old. My love for cooking came from watching and cooking with my nan and mum. I haven't stopped and still love it just as much, if not more.
What is your favourite dish and why?
I love cooking a big roasted joint with all the traditional trimmings.
What is a great dish for a wedding or event?
I enjoy creating beautiful centre pieces for the table, for example a whole dressed salmon or a honey & mustard gammon joint on DIY tables with plenty of colourful dishes.
Is there a wedding you have catered for that really stood out for you and if so, why?
I was running a wedding where everyone was so relaxed and happy. All the guests were very polite & all round a lovely bunch of people. This gave the wedding a real buzz when you’re working, plus a great atmosphere.
What are your two top tips for couples choosing their caterer and food?
I think it’s important to choose a caterer who makes the couple feel relaxed - as if you have known them forever.
I try to encourage couples to have lots of choice and variety on the day, for example: sharing platters are great for this. It will go down a storm! Everyone loves a bit of everything.
To see more of Emma’s menu please visit www.athymeforalloccasions.co.uk/
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