What Our Customers Are Saying About Emma J'S Party Caterers


Hi Emma, 
I just wanted to say thank you so much for the food on Saturday. Everybody said how delicious it was.
It was much appreciated that you were able to cater for all the allergies and other dietary requirements.
We will definitely recommend you.
We found a lid to a large Tupperware in the kitchen after you left. I will be passing through Trumpington on Friday and can leave it on your doorstep, if that’s ok?
Thank you again.
Best wishes 
Sally Jones

Hi Emma
A big thank you for all the hard work put in to delivering the meal a Lucy's 21st on Saturday.  Both the food and professional services were amazing.  We received many compliments from our guests on both accounts and will have no hesitation in recommending your business in the future.
Best wishes
June 2023

Dear Emma

That was all wonderful. Everyone had such a great time and the food was delicious.

Thank you and your crew so much for a lovely day.

I’m  sure we shall all be back very soon.


LoVe Diana Ridgeon


Hi Emma,

I just wanted to say thanks for the canapes.  They were excellent.

A great selection and with amazing flavours.

Best regards,

Nick Earl


Dear Emma,

I can’t thank you enough for last night. It was just perfect! The food was amazing and it was such a treat being served and coming down this morning and not having loads of washing up! The presentation and taste of the food was outstanding. Also, your timing was impeccable with just the right gaps between courses.

We are already thinking about the next occasion in the near future when we can use you again!

With very best wishes

Sarah Bowie


Hi there Emma,

Huge thanks from all of us for yesterday's afternoon tea. It was all lovely, and very much appreciated.

The guests loved... and scoffed....everything with relish, commenting on how pretty it all looked. A particular favourite were the beef and Yorkshire, and wild mushroom, little canapes.

We the hosts are lucky enough to be left with a couple of the super cakes; they impressed even our French friends here!

I think another success was that on a very hot day we had light, delicate food.....plus of course , you and your crew had done the clever work.

Many thanks again.

Good luck in this insane heat,

Pam Connellan.

Dear Emma,

I just wanted to say how absolutely delicious the food was on Sunday. I just love those Moroccan flavours and there was such variety with all the dips and salads too. You had packaged it up so thoughtfully and it was really easy to prepare. Everyone really enjoyed it and we had such a lovely party outside. And of course it was wonderful eating up leftovers (I cunningly kept a tub of ice cream back for my own indulgence!) I’ll look forward to being in touch again in the future.

All the best,

Julia x

A big thank you for the delicious food, excellently prepared and presented. Everyone enjoyed it. My only gripe is I turned my back and all the chicken skewers had somehow disappeared ūü•ļ ūü§£

Thank you
Bruce Gill August 2022 

Hi Emma,

It all went very well, thanks mainly to your lovely food and helpful suggestion that we use Hayley. I was sorry not to meet you but the team were very good. A number of our friends asked about you and we strongly recommended you.

Philip Augar August 2022 

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 received many very favorable comments about the quality of the catered food and quite a number of people living locally were asking for your details which of course I provided without hesitation.  We were absolutely delighted with everything you provided but the smoked salmon canapes and kebabs were definitely the most favored items and went very quickly. Thank you again. Regards

 Janet McClelland - 2018

HI Emma I dont even know where to start. Thank you so much for your effort and everything over our wedding weekend and beyond. Your food went down to absolute rave reviews - it was honestly absolutely amazing and thank you so so much. I will recommend you to everyone without a doubt and i hope we can work again in the future!!!! Thank you thank you

Sophie Evans  - 2018

Dear Emma. Just a quick note to let you know how pleased we were with the finger buffet you supplied on Saturday, the food was delicious, interesting and unusual and was enjoyed by all. Also thank you for helping me with organising the event. Best wishes

Hilary Vipers - 2018

Hi Emma, I hope you are well.I wanted to thank you and girls so much for the amazing job you did for me on the 30th, everyone had such a great night with the highlight being your amazing food, it really was fantastic and the service was brilliant. Thank you so much for everything and I hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards

Claire Cunningham - 2018

Hi Emma, Just wanted to thank you - the food was lovely, the delivery went smoothly and the party went really well, having your food made it seem easy! Best wishes,

Lara Adams - 2018

Hey Emma, Thank you so so much for providing us for such brilliant food and services for our wedding. I am still so amazed of the quality of food that came out of the tent and so many of the guests were saying how lovely the food was, and please pass on my thanks to all of you team. Hopefully we'll see you again sometime for something slightly smaller! Lots of love from both of us,

Ben and Lucy bibby - 2018

Dear Emma. I wanted to say thank you to you and your team for Saturday night. The canapés were fantastic and everyone commented on them. You did a great job!Thank you! Best wishes

Tara Steele - 2018

Hi Emma. A MASSIVE thank you for a wonderful lunch yesterday! Everyone thought the food was delicious and as always your service was fantastic. Please thank Michaela too. Thanks also for doing all that washing up, it really helped. Just about to tuck into a lunch of leftover salmon & rice followed by cheesecake- yum! All the best

Sue Bedford - 2018

Good Morning Emma, I just wanted to say thank you so much for the beautiful canapés on Saturday night, everyone thought they were wonderful. Thank you once again, With kind regards

Nicki Robson - 2018

Dear Emma. Thank you for your contribution in making my mother's funeral a memorable event. Sorry not to met you but as you said, Michaela was more than up to the job. The young waiter was charming. They made a good team. It must be a challenge,  at times, going into strange kitchens not quite knowing what you will find. Everyone loved the food, especially the hot sausage rolls and the fancy cakes. Well pleased . Thank you and your excellent staff. Wish you well in your business

Elizabeth  Adelaine

Dear Emma, I just wanted to thank you for the delicious food and elegant service. I had very enjoyable party. Very many thanks from us all,

Ann Watson - 2018

Dear Emma, just sending you and your team a big thank you for all that you did on Saturday. It was truly amazing. The food was excellent and your waiter was lovely. All the best.

Dawn Harrison - 2018

Dear Emma. Just to say a big thank you for the food on Saturday. So many people have said how good it was. We were also delighted with the way everything had been cleared up - it made sorting out afterwards very easy.
Judith Samuel - 2018

Dear Emma, just a note to say thank you the food you provided yesterday in Newton. The food was excellent in both quality and quantity and the two waiters were so efficient and they left the hall in a very clean state. With renewed thanks

Joe Oakes

Hi, Emma, just to say thank you for the prompt delivery and the lovely food. Very very happy with everything that you made, it all went down really well and good compliments about it. Had a lovely day. Best wishes.
Shirley and Barry Longbottom

Dear Emma, Thank you for a wonderful meal and great service.  We all had such a great time and are still enjoying the food. Yours sincerely,

Ayla Humphrey 2018

Hi Emma,¬†It was very nice to meet you last Sunday at Nick‚Äôs party in Great Shelford.¬† I took your plate of food home and gave some to my son for his tea, then had the rest for my dinner, at which point I immediately regretted sharing it in the first place ‚Äď it was absolutely delicious!¬† I only wish I‚Äôd had the nerve to ask for Steve and Dave‚Äôs plates as well!¬†Hope to catch up with you on the circuit again sometime,

Ed Graham 2018

Hi Emma. Just to say a big thanks for supplying the food, it was fantastic supported by lots of positive comments. Had a few people ask who supplied so have passed on your details. One asked if you can supply something similar but without the cakes (which are excellent, still have a few at home). Hope to use you again sometime. Thanks again

Steve Collicott - 2018

Thanks so much for providing the food for my mother’s funeral on Friday.  We had many comments on how good the food was - the mulled wine was a great idea, and the warm curries were just right.  Personally I loved the pear dessert as well.  We found you and your staff pleasant and easy to deal with - makes me sorry I don’t live in Cambridge and probably won’t be able to use your services again! Best wishes

Kate McCollough - 2018

Dear Emma, Many thanks for helping make the Celebration so successful. The food was appreciated greatly by everybody and several people asked for your contact details. The waiter you supplied (Silvio? ) was extremely pleasant , efficient , friendly and helpful. Thank you

Ed and Sheila Sharrock - 2018

Happy new year Emma. Your dishes were incredible! Everyone commented on the amazing tastes. Very, very impressive! Your baklava is one of the best, if not the best, ever tasted by anyone! Given that everyone has tasted baklava made in the middle east, many grew up, this is a major accomplishment! Thanks for making my life so much easier this New Year’s eve!!!  Best wishes

Tony x  - Prof. Tony Kouzarides, FMedSci, FRS - 2018

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

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 - 2014

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

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

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. 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

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. 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

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

‚ÄúHi 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.‚Ä̬†

Marnie Wheelwright - 2013

‚ÄúHi 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.‚Ä̬†

Nicola Beckwith-Elliot - 2013

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 definitely recommend you to next year's may ball committee." 

Enrica Schaefer - 2013

"Hello Emma, I would like to say you again a big THANK YOU! The food was amazing and especially the lasagna 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 organise another party soon so I can book you again!" -
Benedetta Lezzi - 2012

"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 taste buds. 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

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

"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

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

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 ‚Äėspread‚Äô it was.¬†The menu suited the gathering so well, from the canap√©s 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

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

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

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

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

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

‚ÄúHi 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.‚Ä̬†

Marilyn Archdeacon - 2013

“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 canap√©s 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.‚Ä̬†¬†

Kelvin Rowland - 2013

‚ÄúDear Emma, I wanted to send a whopping great ‚ÄúThank You‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äď everyone at the party were so impressed and really enjoyed it all ‚Äď 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 ¬†‚Äď 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.‚Ä̬†

Alex & Stuart Peake - 2013

"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

‚ÄúHi 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!‚Ä̬† 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-Patrick - 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 definitely be in touch in the future."

 Hellen Dann - 2012

"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

"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

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