Food Safety for Catering certificateLevel 2 Award in Food Safety for Catering*
CBD Certified

Issued by High Speed Training
Cert. No. 820-206411-211/58




Dear Emma, Thank you so much for today. I couldn't believe how smoothly it all went!  You and the team did such a good job-the right mix of efficiency without being obtrusive. The food was delicious! - I loved the canapes -especially the parma ham and figs. Lamb was tender and jus stunning. The champagne jellies refreshingly palatable.  Everyone commented on the quality of food and service and to top it all you left the kitchen spotless-thank you! I hope you have a well-earned rest this evening and I will be writing a review and recommending you to friends. Alex Burn. 2017

Hi Emma, I just want to say a huge thank you for the dinner last Saturday.  It was great, the food was huge hit.  The whole evening was a huge success. I will be in touch in the future.
Thank you again. Clare Edwards. 2017

Dear Emma. Thank you so much for the fab catering on Saturday evening. I had a lovely party and the food was delicious - good comments from all guests too!
Thanks to the staff for superb waitressing too! Will definitely be in touch again. Best Wishes, Maura Screaton. 2016

Dear Emma. I am writing to thank you and your staff for giving us such delicious food, beautifully presented and served at our memorial party on Saturday. Thank you also for clearing up in such a professional manner and for helping with the washing up of glasses.
I shall not hesitate to recommend you whenever I have the opportunity for other events.
Kind regards, Colin Fitch. 2016


Hi Emma. Party went great thank you and the food was brilliant. Many people commented on the quality of the food so a Big Thank You to you for helping me out. I will be recommending you to my friends and I will definitely be calling on your services again!!!! Thanks again. Laura Taylor. 2016

Dear Emma. Thank you so much for Saturday night.  The food was absolutely delicious and lots of people commented on it - particularly those scallops! - thank you!  I also really liked the potatoes and the lovely sauce …and the pork of course!…Various thank you letters are coming in....with more lovely comments about the food...particularly the scallops! With very best wishes, Sally Punshon. 2015

Dear Emma. I would like to thank you very much for the wonderful food at our party.  All my guests spoke about it.  It was delicious and creatively brilliant. I would like to think that I could call on you and your wonderful creations again. Kind regards. Elizabeth Forbes. 2015

Hi Emma. Thanks so much for Friday night. The food was absolutely delicious and I have had loads of great comments about it - the scallops were definatly my favourite! Shona Keene. 2014

Hi Emma. Just wanted to say a huge thank you for delicious canapés, great staff and such a fab service. I couldn’t have asked for anything more and my kitchen was left as if you hadn’t been there!  Many thanks once again, Jo Houghton. 2014

pork belly

Dear Emma. Just a quick line to thank you and Tom for the catering service that you provided on Wednesday 9th July.  It was just right for the occasion, which was not an easy one.  I know that my husband would love to find out the secrets of more than one of your recipes.  The food and service were both excellent.
Best regards, Carol Lissmann. 2014

HI Emma. Thank you so much for Saturday.  The food was excellent and your staff were amazing, coping with huge temperatures and humidity.  Everyone really enjoyed the food, there was lots of delighted, and full people. Karen Richardson, 2014

Hi Emma, Thanks so much for catering last night's dinner. By all accounts, it was a big success and I've been told by several people how much they enjoyed and were impressed by your food, so thank you. Susannah Kerr, 2014

"The standard of Emma's catering is extremely high. Her food is delicious and I'm looking forward to the next occasion to taste it again!"
Julian Huppert,
Member of Parliament for Cambridge, 2014

wedding catering

Hi Emma. Thank you for such a lovely meal on Saturday, we've passed your details on to the owner in case he gets requests from guests. All the best, Leila Hall, 2014

Hi Emma. I just wanted to say on behalf of my whole family thank you so much for the amazing meal on Saturday night. Everything was delicious which I’m sure you could tell by the clean plates! It was so lovely for us all to enjoy the evening without lifting a finger. I hope to pass work your way soon. Thanks again. Lucy Jakubowska, 2013

“Hi Emma. Thank you so much for all the wonderful food you prepared for our anniversary meal. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and the children especially loved the fruit skewers. We wish you the very best in your catering business.” – Marnie Wheelwright, 2013

corporate buffet

“Thanks Emma, it was a lovely Party and everyone enjoyed the food and the children's boxes were perfect.” – Pia Chevallier, 2013

“Hi Emma, Thank you so much for everything you did for us on Saturday it was fantastic, all the guests have said the food was amazing! Take care and I will recommend you to everyone.” - Nicola Beckwith-Elliot, 2013

christening buffet

Dear Emma, I just wanted to let you know that we got really good feedback from the canapes. They were very authentic, thank you for bringing the flavours of Venice to our ball! I will definatly recommend you to next year's may ball comittee." - Enrica Schaefer, 2103


"Hi Emma, what a great night. Everything seemed to go to 
plan. Thank you so much for all your efforts. Your food was 
absolutely amazing and I have lost count of the number 
of compliments I have had about it - the scallops seemed 
particularly impressive!! If you ever need a reference or a testimonial do let me know as I would be more than happy to provide one. Hope to meet you again at some stage as would have no hesitation in employing you again or highly recommending you to other people." - Liz Hunt, 2013

beef canapes

"Emma. Just to say lots of thank-yous……… for help in planning the menu, reasonable pricing, lots of phone calls and emails, arriving on time, everyone looking the part, providing great food, serving it with a smile and clearing up everything afterwards!  It was a great evening and there were many complimentary things said about the food provided." - Andrew Scott, 2013

"Dear Emma, We were all so delighted with the delicious, creative and beautifully presented food you produced for us last Saturday. A feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds. Our warmest congratulations and thanks." -
Coral & Lewis Morgan-Thomas, 2012

.....I hope you realised at the time that we think you are fabulous.  That your food is absolutely delicious.  That it was lovely working with you.  And that we can't wait to need to plan another party so that you can cook for us again!- Sally Punshon, 2012

wedding buffet 2

Hi Emma, Just a very quick note as I sit swamped with work at my desk. Thank you all for such a delicious mix of canapes and fine service. The occasion was a great success, please give my very best greetings and wishes to your team. Thanking you again. Toby Syfret 2017

Dear Emma. Thank you for the delicious tea and great service that you and your team provided on Sunday.
Everyone who came remarked on the quality of the food and the lovely personal service, and as hosts we were so happy to be able to leave it to you, so we could be with our guests. And then at the end, you cleared it all away so beautifully, leaving us to laze around with those who stayed on (until well after dark in some cases!), and not to have to try to stop people from washing up, or end up doing it ourselves after the last had left.
Thank you so, so much for such a great contribution to the success of our tea party. Very best wishes, Spencer Hagard. 2016

Dear Emma. That was all a great success - everyone is saying they were the best parties they'd ever been to and how super the food was - not only well cooked and beautifully presented but, it seems, to everyone's taste, including mine - just shows that people do enjoy good, traditional English food as much as I do whatever the media tell us - thank you. Yours, Robin Myers. 2016

Hi Emma, I just wanted to say a big thank you for our delicious meal on Friday night.
Everyone all said how perfect the food was. I was so happy with how smoothly it went and how scrummy all 3 courses were. Regards, Rebecca Coombs. 2016

Dear Emma. A very belated message to thank you for your amazing work catering for my mum's party in Cambridge in early March.
Food was plentiful and very tasty and you and your assistant were brilliant at getting everything organised in the background while the celebration was under way. My daughter has been experimenting trying to recreate your herby salad and the potatoes dauphinoise  are frequently and fondly remembered by all. Thank you for sourcing, cooking and serving us great food, you delivered just what we needed.
Hope you are well and all is good in your life and your business!
Wishing you all the best, Edina Maguire. 2015

Hi Emma. I have been meaning to write to you for some time, to say thank you! I have had so many comments on how wonderful the food was and how good the presentation was. The style of offering the canapés throughout the afternoon was a real hit! Your team worked hard to offer a memorable afternoon. Thank you for your help leading up to the party and help to decide the theme, I was delighted. Best of luck with the business, and we look forward to another Emma J Party! Thanks very much, Emma Ryan. 2014

Emmas team

Hi Emma. Thank you to you and your colleagues for providing such wonderful food at our joint 21st/60th birthday party on Saturday.  All our friends and family were impressed with both the food and the service and we couldn't have asked for anything more. Kind regards, Eileen Wilson 2015

Hi Emma. Thank you very much for everything you did over the weekend. We have had lots of positive feedback. Shona Keene. 2014

Dear Emma. Everything was wonderful, and received many compliments for the fabulous food.  Thank you both so much!  
Anne Secord, 2014

Hi Emma. A massive thank you for the wonderful food and service you provided yesterday.  It made it a very special day for us and it was a real treat being able to relax and enjoy our guests company for a change! Everyone was very complimentary and a few people mentioned how lovely you both were. The style of service was perfectly tailored to our needs and was attentive but not intrusive which was fantastic. So thanks again & we will definitely spread the word! All the best, Sue  Bedford, 2014

Salmon canapes

Dear Emma, Loads of people at the party told me how brilliant they thought the food was - including a few of my pals who are really fussy and have very high standards. The quantities were just perfect too I thought. You really made the whole thing go well. I felt complete confidence in you and that meant I could relax and enjoy it much more. I can't thank you enough. Very best wishes. Anne and Oliver Murray, 2014

Thank you for the delicious food yesterday! We had a very lovely celebration party. Best Wishes. Imogen Byers, 2014

Dear Emma, Just a quick note to say thank you so much for Friday night - a brilliant result all round I think ... the nibbles, food, girls etc ..... sterling job well done we all really enjoyed ourselves. Everyone is already asking when the next will be so will have to start thinking about that!
Best regards, Julia Lowery, 2014

“Hi Emma, I just wanted to say thank you for Saturday night, I had amazing feedback about the food from my guests everyone loved it and the people you left on site were lovely. I would without hesitation recommend you, plus I know where you are not should I need anything in the future.” – Marilyn Archdeacon, 2013

Emma with canapes

“Dear Emma, I need to send another huge thank you to you and your team for the fantastic food that you provided on Saturday night - it was superb! Following your suggestions we had high hopes that the event was going to be jolly and well received - but our hopes were truly surpassed! It was a great event!
I was really happy with our choice of canapés which were brilliantly
executed. My favourites were the pork belly and the fish and chips -
with the mini burger, fajitas and puddings close behind.
As well as superb food your team were brilliant in keeping everyone
served with both food and drinks with great enthusiasm. Please pass on my thanks again.
We both had a fantastic time and the feedback the following day from
both friends and family was equally wholehearted. We shall be
recommending you heartily to all and sundry.” - Kelvin Rowland, 2013

Rack of lamb


“Dear Emma, I wanted to send a whopping great “Thank You” to you, and all your team, for the fantastic service you provided for our birthday celebration on August 10th. The food, as expected, was wonderful – everyone at the party were so impressed and really enjoyed it all – the salmon and the cheesecake (oh my god, the cheesecake!!) were real winners. The Spanish Tapas in the evening also went down a storm (the cheese was delicious!). Aside from the perfect execution on the day, I also really appreciated the time and care you took in helping me choose the menus and wine. Your suggestion of having waitresses really made the day. You made a potentially stressful situation so much easier. I also appreciated how well your team looked after me on the day  – insisting on putting a plate of food aside for me (I was faffing about) before it all went! I hope we can do it again soon, in the meantime I will be recommending your website.” - Alex & Stuart Peake, 2013

buffet wedding

“Hi Emma, I just wanted to email to say thank you for your wonderful service at our party on the 1st June. The food was delicious and we received lots of compliments!” - Melissa Downs, 2013

Emma, what can I say? You and your team were fantastic. The canapes where superb and the whole evening was enjoyed by all. I had so many compliments on your food. Thank you so much. - Liz Edwards, 2013

"Dear Emma. A huge thank you for Saturday night, we all really enjoyed it and everyone thought the food was fantastic.  Look forward to using you again in 2013. Warmest Regards" -
Leisha Kirk-Patrcik, 2012

Desert trio

"A Big Thank You!  We have received many messages from guests commenting on the lovely food.  Your professionalism and organisation helped me greatly pre party and of course on the night.  Not only did the food look spectacular, it tasted superb, it was a very important part of our event.  We will, of course, contact you for our next event and will/have, of course recommend you." - Terri and Bob Morgan, 2012

"Hi Emma - the salmon was fantastic today...I had lots of compliments about it. Thank you so much for saving the day! I will definatly be in touch in the future." - Hellen Dann, 2012

We are so grateful to Emma for catering our family gathering. It was a wonderful celebration over 2 days with exquisite food so perfectly presented by Emma, and her team.
The compliments are still coming in from our guests about what
an amazing ‘spread’ itwas.
The menu suited the gathering so well, from the canapés to the desserts, and the great wine suggestions that complimented it all. The salmon en croute is still talked about it, as are two of the salads (fig and goats cheese, and Asian noodle salad- delicious!), that Emma prepared for our BBQ the next day. It was a pleasure working with Emma in deciding on a menu; her enthusiasm for her work is clearly seen in the quality of the end product.  Well done Emma, you know how much we all appreciated it. - Narelle Hassell, 2012


"Hello Emma, I would like to say you again a big THANK YOU! The food was amazing and especially the lasagne were so rich : amazing! All my guests were impressed by your cooking and my lunch was a success that you deserve! Thanks again. P.S. Now I would like to organize another party soon so I can book you again!" -
Benedetta Iezzi, 2012

"Dear Emma J, my husband and I would like to express our thanks and admiration for the fantastic meal you prepared for our anniversary party.  Not only was the menu you recommended perfect for the occasion but the meal was beautifully prepared and presented. I've had many compliments on your divine dishes from our many guests since then and so far the Salmon en croute and delicious roast lamb and vegetables have been particular favourites, along with your imaginative salads; not forgetting the chocolate tarts and cheese cakes.  Oh, and the magnificent ice bowl!  Thanks too for your wine suggestions, all of which worked extremely well. I'll be in touch soon, kind regards." - Fenella Best, 2012


“Hi Emma, Thank you so much for today. The food was delicious! It went down so well. Everyone wanted your card. It was perfect! Thank you.”-
Lizzie Koch, 2012



"Hello Emma. Thank you for the wonderful food. Many parents appreciated it. Every kid was amused with your magic wand and your little toy also made then cheer. Thank you for your timely and orderly service." - Maalika Vijay, 2012

"Emma, just a quick note to say thank you for the catering for Caitlin's birthday party last Saturday.  The food was excellent and beautifully presented, including some original ideas that kept the children interested.  There wasn’t much left at the end, which was a good sign. There were plenty of compliments too from the other parents. We would certainly recommend you to anyone else planning a party or other function." - Martin and Olga Butler, 2012

"Thanks for Sunday, yummy food with beautiful presentation, my little girl kept going back for more, as did I!"-
Emma Kavanagh, 2012






* The Level 2 award is an advanced level accreditation aimed at anyone working in catering and hospitality. It is required by law and has been audited and approved by Environmental Health Officers and match the syllabus used by both the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH / RIPH) and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). It is also in line with the EU Regulation 852/2004 Hygiene for Foodstuffs requirements.