What our Customers Say about us!

Feel free to take a look at the lovely testimonials we receive below for the
whole range of events we cater for.

Both Clare and I look forward to having the opportunity to making your event a complete success, from the initial enquiry to the last mouthful we aim to look after you in a way you will always remember!

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Wedding Catering Reviews

Ben looked after us through from planning to the wedding day. The food was delicious, well managed and all ran smoothly. Being a difficult venue they arrived early and knew exactly what was needed through the whole event, even with last min changes. The whole team were professional and we couldn’t really ask for me. Thanks so much Ben”Max
We had a brilliant experience with Sussex Chef who catered our wedding on 18/6/16. From the first time they got in touch until the final email they were friendly, hard-working and utterly committed to making our wedding the most brilliant and stress-free it could possibly be. The food was delicious – many of the guests said it was the best wedding food they had ever had. It was well-presented and they very thoughtfully took our array of dietary requirements (including a gluten free bride!) on board. They were always on time, professional and friendly. We also loved having a family firm doing our wedding catering as it made it more personal. I would totally recommend them!Sophie & Stephen
“Thanks Clare,
Just in case we don’t speak again both Ann and I plus I am sure Naomi and Josh would like to thank you, Ben and all your staff for the excellent food and service provided. In particular your help and patience in the planning was much appreciated.
Hyde Estate have also emailed confirming their appreciation of the neat and tidy state the venue was left in.

We would not hesitate to provide a reference if you ever require one and we wish you all the very best success.”BEST REGARDS, NICK & ANN HARLEY

“We chose Sussex Chef to provide catering for family and friends for our wedding weekend.
The food and the staff were excellent and played a big part in making our celebration a success.
We had fine dining on the Friday, the menu choices varied and the food was delicious.
We had a hot and cold buffet on the Sunday and again the menu choices meant we were spoilt for choice. The food provided for the special diets was just as special and was the soup they made on request for one of the guests.
Nothing was too much trouble, even taking a photograph of us all to mark the event.
I would use them again (and again) and wished they were near us at home in Yorkshire.”Celia Fermin
“You played a large part in making our wedding day as perfect as it was and we can’t thank you enough for your contribution to that. Your level of service, both on the day and leading up to the event, was truly fantastic and we couldn’t have asked for a more supportive company to help us in organising our special day. We have to admit that neither of us ate anything during the reception due to a multitude of other things going on, but we have heard nothing but glowing reports from our guests about the quality of the food provided. We would wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone looking for an outside caterer in the area and we have no doubt that we will work with you again in the future; we look forward to it!”Richard and Nicola (Mr & Mrs Cherry)

Party Catering Reviews

“I didn’t get to see you before you left to extend an enormous thanks. You and your team completely surpassed all our expectations. All the food you served, from the exquisite canapés to the delicious roast beef and salmon and the terrific, easy breakfast the next day, all of it was first rate – beautifully presented and perfect on the palate. However, it was the extraordinary professionalism in the way you ran your charming, dedicated team, that made it possible for us, as hosts, to relax completely. From the outset it was clear that no guest would go thirsty or hungry with you in charge. Every member of your team was courteous and attentive throughout a very long night. As the written thank yous start to come in, they’re confirming the verbal appreciation that preceded them, with countless guests saying what fantastic caterers we had! Henryk and I really cannot thank you both enough. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help. In the meantime, I shall be passing out your details.”With all best wishes Remy Blumenfeld
“Everyone commented on how varied the menu was and how delicious it all tasted, there really was something for everyone. It not only tasted delicious but looked beautiful too. We really appreciated your friendly approach and professionalism, it gave us a lot of confidence, especially having to organise everything from a distance, and on the day it all went like clockwork! Mum is still on a high over a week later! It was so wonderful not having to spend the day in the kitchen but being able to enjoy the party with everyone. You all worked really hard behind the scene I know but from our perspective it looked effortless. Thank you so much for helping us to create such a magical and memorable day.”Katie
“I booked Sussex Chef on recommendation from a friend as I wanted something special by way of catering for a special occasion. I could not have been more delighted with the result. I found Ben and Clare helpful, flexible and easy to deal with in advance of the day. The food on the day was ample and of excellent quality and exactly what we wanted. So many of the guests commented on the excellence of the food. The staff were friendly and helpful too. I would happily recommend Sussex Chef with confidence to anyone.”Kind Regards Nigel
“Dear Ben, Thank you very much for your help in helping with our Party on Saturday,it was a truly excellent Meal very much enjoyed by everyone . Thank you and your staff so much”Peggy Siggs

Wedding Aniversery Catering Reviews

“Can I take this opportunity to put into writing how thrilled we were with your catering?

From the first time we met Ben and Claire, we were very impressed by their professionalism and helpfulness. Nothing was too much trouble. It has typified our experience with all of you at the company that it wasn’t just a business venture, you were all genuinely concerned that we should have a silver wedding celebration that we could relax and enjoy. That is such a refreshing approach.

On the day, the food was gorgeous, immaculately presented by plenty of attentive, unobtrusive staff. Your organisation was excellent and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. Also was really impressed by how you left our venue spotless at the end.

We really appreciated all your help and care in giving us and our 100 guests a wonderful day.

best wishes

Sarah”John and Sarah Marshall

“Just a quick note to say that you did a great job in making our 50th Wedding Anniversary such a successful occasion. Our family and friends all enjoyed your lovely food and smooth organisation which helped us to have a memorable day.” – Ian and Lynne Spooner.

“Sussex Chef provided the catering for our Golden Wedding lunch in June 2012. It had recently acquired the business of Standean Caterers whom we had used for 25 years. There was nothing but praise for the quality of the food, prepared from a menu chosen by us. In particular the cold roast beef was cooked to perfection – few of us had eaten rare beef of such quality. The staff were pleasant, helpful and professional and provided a first class service. Some of those present subsequently asked for details and we had no hesitation in passing them on and will continue to do so. We hope that we will have the opportunity to use Sussex Chef again. We hope that your business continues to develop and grow.”Very best wishes,Ivor O’Mahony

Canapé Catering Reviews

“Amazing canapes that looked great and tasted even better. All the food for the dinner was excellent and we look forward to having an excuse to use you again!”Nicola

Courporate Catering Reviews

As the project manager and Course Commander for a demanding 14 week residential Firefighter Recruit Course I was struggling to find a catering service to meet our needs. The course is physically and mentally demanding and our recruits need a high standard of nutrition and menu variation to ensure they are up to the task. We also required the meals to be prepared on site and delivered on time, every time.

Fortunately, Sussex Chef put forward a business case to us and were accepted on the basis of food quality and choice, value for money, business organisation, professionalism and flexibility. I am delighted to say that Sussex Chef have exceeded our expectations on every level. The food quality is consistently excellent, the recruits are very well fed and the staff are flexible enough to deal with our demanding schedule.

Sussex Chef always seem able to go the extra mile for their customers and I have no hesitation in recommending them to others.Keith ParvinWest Sussex Fire & Rescue Service

‘Director of Formation of Permanent Deacons’, Diocese of Arundel and Brighton
I have used Sussex Chef now for a number of catering events for the Deacons of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton. They have always provided a friendly and reliable service and ample supplies of food to a high standard.
I am happy to give them my full recommendation.
Tim Mullil - Director of Formation of Permanent Deacons', Diocese of Arundel and Brighton
We have worked with Sussex Chef on a number of events over the past four years. Ben and Clare and the team have always been reliable and their food is delicious. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them for event catering.Jo McKinney-Green | Acting Operations Manager | STEM Sussex |

Dinner Party Catering Reviews

“A huge thank you to Sussex Chef who made my life so easy. They not only produced an excellent, beautifully presented and extremely delicious hot meal for 150 people at our New Year’s Eve Charity Ball but they supplied extremely polite, efficient and helpful staff. I would not hesitate in recommending Sussex Chef and wish Ben and all the team the very best. Should I be persuaded to put on another event I will be definitely phoning Sussex Chef to ask them to cater for us.”Judith Ayres, Plumpton.
“Clare
Just a brief note to say thank you to you, Ben and Ben’s team for a very successful birthday dinner on 5 December.
Everything went to plan and everyone enjoyed the food and service.”Thanks again Tracey Cole.

Barbecue Catering Reviews

“Dear Clare
Thank you so much for the BBQ last night – great food and charming helpers.

Many thanks once again.”Best wishes Victoria

Funeral Catering Reviews

“Organising a funeral is a difficult task but from my first contact with Ben and Clare from Sussex Chef I felt reassured that they understood what I wanted and hand it all in hand. We were working to a tight deadline and with fluctuating numbers but nothing was too much trouble.
On the day their service was calm, efficient and unobtrusive, even when we arrived 20 minutes early, they were ready to swing into action straight away.The food they served was delicious and plentiful. We received many compliments on the food,As guests were leaving Ben and Clare provided lovely boxes for people to fill with the remaining goodies to enjoy at home.Thank you Ben and Clare your contribution to my father’s funeral will not be forgotten and I will certainly recommend you to friends and family.”Gill Hudson
Dear Clare

Just a quick note to thank you for the excellent food and service we received today everyone was very impressed and we are so grateful to you for helping make a difficult day for us go smoothly

Once again please pass on our thanks, sadly we live in Bedfordshire so are unlikely to be able to use your services ourselves but we did tell all how pleased we were.”Mark Andrew

“We are very happy to recommend Sussex Chef, who provided a very professional and excellent buffet for a recent family funeral wake. The quality of the food was truly excellent and the staff were very efficient and sensitive to the occasion.” Regards Richard Pool