Olive Tree Catering

A selection of some comments our guests, freinds and family have said about us........

03.01.2016 Hello John and the team! Just wanted to drop you a quick email to say a Huge Thank You to all of your incredible team that made our Wedding Breakfast amazing, I would say every member of the wedding party commented on how amazing all the food was from the canapes through to the wedding breakfast and then evening food! It couldn't have been any better so for that Thank you. I have forgotten the ladies name that was hosting on the day of the wedding but she was absolutely fantastic! Thank you from the both of us for doing our incredible food on our wedding day at Cherry Orchard Lake, you were Fantastic and I will definitely recommend you to others. Hannah & James Fruen

06.11.2015 Hello John, Chelcie and team!

Whilst we were lying on the beach today, we were discussing our wedding day and how amazing it all was, and I thought it best we drop you a line whilst it's still all fresh in our minds! The level of service we received from day one of the booking process has been fantastic, I know we are biased with Chelcie being one of our closest friends, however, all of you have been brilliant from day one! The staff on the day, were perfect, they were such a reassurance for both myself and Chelcie knowing they understood how we wanted everything! The food was to die for, and we've had compliment after compliment - even from the fussy ones with all their requirements, they were equally as impressed with how you accommodated them!

Having close friends as event managers and chefs, the catering choice for us needed to be impressive, and you guys really did blow all of them away! We can't thank you enough, and we will be booking a table at your restaurant, via Chelcie of course, to indulge in your food again! Thank you all so much, Mr and Mrs Parry!

03.01.2016 Hi John,

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to yourself, Chelsea and the team for providing the catering at our wedding on 28.12.15 at Combermere Abbey. We cannot express how happy we were with the food, service and professionalism throughout the entire planning process. I have lost count how many of our guests have complimented the food both during the day itself and the days following with the most common phrase being "It's the best wedding breakfast we ever had" and "The Kebabs were absolutely amazing".

Chelsea and the waiting on staff were equally as amazing. So professional and efficient which was great to see. Again the service that they delivered was also commented on by many of our guests. Once again Thank you all so much, I cannot recommend you enough and will certainly be singing your praises to all that will listen for some time to come! Best wishes Nick and Leanne Cooper

02.01.2016 Hi John,

I have been meaning to get in touch to say thank you so so much to you and all of your team, for making our wedding day so special. The food made it!! From the minute I met you I was at ease and knew that the food aspect of the day was in safe hands. Nothing to worry about. The food was exquisite; the staff on the day were just brilliant.

We were absolutely chuffed to bits. The guests were blown away with the tapas, they had 'never had such fabulous food at a wedding!' we had so many positive comments. Thank you so much. Happy New Year to you and all of your staff, I hope you have a good year ahead! Laura & Matt

04.10.15 Hello John and the team!

I am sorry this is a little late but I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you to you all for an absolutely TAPTASTIC wedding on 25th July at the Oaktree at Peover.

Chris and I were blown away with how amazing the service was on the day and the food was incredible! Our guests spoke so highly of the food and said that they have never had anything like it at a wedding before. Your chocolate brownies were a hit for sure! The day was so special and Olive Tree was such a huge part of that. So, THANK YOU for being absolutely amazing! Best wishes

Many thanks again Charlotte and Chris Cockroft

27.09.15 Hello John

I just wanted to send an email to say thanks again for doing the food for our wedding on the 12th. From day one you’ve been really helpful with your suggestions and ideas for the day and it resulted in amazing food throughout. Everyone commented on the quality(and quantity!) of food and we had amazing comments from so many guests. All the staff were brilliant and accommodating, so please send on my thanks to all the team and in particular Chelsea who made sure everything was perfect throughout. We will definitely try and book a meal at Shared Olive when we are back home so sure we will see you soon. Take care and best wishes,

Kate & Josh

13.09.15 Hi John

I just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you so much for providing the wonderful food for our wedding. The tapas was a real talking point and we are so glad that we decided to go with a less traditional option. The quality of the food was exceptional; our guests all said how much they enjoyed it. We also heard that your staff went out of their way to accommodate my grandma (who was more fussy than even I realised!) and we are really grateful. All of the staff were absolutely fantastic- they were professional and nothing was too much trouble.

If you need us to provide a formal testimonial, please let us know as we'd be more than happy to do this.

Thanks again,


14.07.15 Hello John

Just wanted to say a big thanks for doing the catering at our wedding. We've had loads of comments about the quality of the food, and guests loved the novelty of tapas! I can't remember the name of the person in charge on the day but she was great, really helpful and everything seemed to go smoothly so please pass my thanks on to her.


25.05.15 Hi John

I hope you are well Scott and I just wanted to say a massive thank you for being involved in our special day. The food was AMAZING! Everyone was saying how beautiful it was and it was the best wedding breakfast they have had. You will be having a few of our friends visiting your restaurant! I believe also a few Sunday roast expectations have gone up after your Beef! The staff provided a great service and we wouldn't have changed anything about the meal.Thank you for all of your help with the lead up to the wedding and you will also defiantly be seeing us back at the restaurant.

Many thanks.

Katy & Scott

20.05.15 Hi John, Chelsea and all the staff at Olive Tree

I just wanted to send an email to say thank you so much for everything over the wedding. The food was beautiful, each course and the evening food was superb. Every member of staff was so professional and polite and a credit to the company. We have received so many compliments on how fantastic the caterers were, how unusual the menu was and the service they received, not just on the evening but since the wedding its the first thing our guests have mentioned about the wedding. From day one when we first contacted you the service has been great. I really believe that you played a vital role in making our wedding so perfect. Chelsea was brilliant on the day making sure everything run smoothly. Thanks again and we wish you all the best in the future.

Elizabeth and Andrew

12.01.15 To John and all at Olive Tree

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for our amazing wedding breakfast and evening food (hot pork/beef rolls) at The Oak Tree of Peover on Sat 1st November 2014. The food was absolutely fantastic and better than we could have ever hoped for. All of our guests agreed and the service was wonderful. Throughout the planning of our wedding, food tasting,days before the wedding and on the wedding day itself - we found Olive Tree to be the most professional and efficient company we dealt with and we couldn't recommend you enough to future couples! Thank you again,

Emma and Tom Cross

22.09.14 Hello John

Just to say thank you so much for the catering you did for us on Saturday at my daughters wedding at Abbeywood. I'm very aware that I did not have the opportunity to thank anyone on the day and to let you know that guests were very complimentary of the meal your served for us and of course the bacon and sausage barmcakes went down well.

Many thanks again

Julie Holland


09.08.14 John and all the team at Olive Tree,

Keiran and I would like to say a huge thank you for the wonderful food we had for our wedding day on 1st August. Throughout the whole process from when we first met late last year, through the tasting and to the big day itself, you have been so helpful and thoughtful in guiding us in selecting our food. So many of our guests were overwhelmed at how great the food was - I'm sure there were many empty plates! And many of them commented on the perfect service - they really loved all getting their food at the same time on each table! I really appreciated that you came and spoke to me at the end of the night too, to check I was happy with everything, and checked in with my mum too. We were both so pleased with how everything went. I hope you don't mind, I have attached a couple of pictures of Keiran and myself on the day - as you can see we managed to get out for a few snaps despite the rain!

22.09.14 Hi John
Just e-mailing to say thank you so much to you and your team for everything you have done for us over the last year and for helping us to make our wedding day so special. We had such an amazing time. Tons of people came up to me and Gaz to tell us how nice the food was. It was delicious and could not have been any better. My uncle was blown away that the sausages were gluten free so much so that my dad mentioned it in his speech ha ha.

I can't thank you enough for your support on the day and for keeping us informed at every step. Absolutely flawless! Thank you so much
Nic and Gaz

20.07.14 Hi John

Now we are back from our honeymoon we just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you. Our whole wedding day was amazing and the food was out of this world,from the moment we arrived at our venue and the canapés were served we knew we had made the right choice with our caterers. The choice of canapés we were given were great something for everyone to enjoy. As for the wedding breakfast this was faultless, and many of our guests have commented that it was some of the best food they had ever had at a wedding, which we would totally agree with. The timing and execution of everything on the day was perfect and John was a credit to the team, all the waiting on staff were friendly and polite which is nice to see. The last course,the Malteaser mess was out of this world, everyone loved it. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who needs a top notch caterer and will hopefully see you soon in the restaurant to relive our menu. A massive thanks to John and the Olive Tree team.

Tom & Laura Hamlett

06.07.14 Hi John,
Just a quick email to say thank you properly. We have written a review on your facebook page, is there anywhere else you would like us to recommend you? The wedding food was absolutely outstanding!! Everyone was raving about it! The waiting staff were great, really friendly. We really appreciated your flexibility in terms of the timing of the food and you coming out to see us personally was a nice touch!
Thank you again,
Becky and Nick

08.06.14 Hi John,

How are you? Hope you are well. 

We got back from our honeymoon yesterday and now have a chance to look back on the wedding and take it all in.

We wanted to thank you personally for the incredible job you did with the food for both the day and evening. It was absolutely gorgeous (even better than the tasting!), and so many people have commented that it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding. The tapas worked out perfectly with the weather being so hot - everyone loved grazing over a prolonged period of time, rather than having one heavy main course, and the sundaes couldn't have worked out better! It was also great that everyone tried the more 'out there' options - some of my relatives who consider pasta exotic (no joke!) kept saying how much they loved all the food and how nice it was to have something different. 

The pies in the evening were also amazing - the quality was top notch. 

We couldn't have had a better day - it was better than we could have hoped for, and the food was a massive part of that. We're so glad we picked a caterer who let us have so much input so our wedding day could really be a reflection of 'us'.

We'll definitely be recommending Olive Tree to all our friends and family, and will be visiting Shared Olive soon for more delicious food :)

Thanks again,

Lucie & Joe 

16.05.14 Hi John

I just wanted to reiterate what a fantastic job you and your team did on our wedding day.

We have had so many people raving about the food at our wedding, and we’ll be sure to point them all in the direction of your restaurant!

They enjoyed that it was personal, that they could try such a variety of food and that the atmosphere and style of serving was so different to the normal wedding style. It was everything Nick and I had tried to describe – you did an amazing job of bringing our menu to life.

Your staff were fantastic and took great care of us. Can you pass on our thanks?

I know you and your team worked very hard that day, especially in light of the slipped schedule. I appreciate that you handled the stress behind the scenes and didn’t transfer it on to us. Other areas of the day were handled much less professionally, and the food was genuinely one thing we didn’t have to worry about – it was perfect!

You were right about certain other people involved in our day being difficult to deal with!

If there is somewhere on line to leave a review or a wedding magazine/website that you usually get nominations on, please let me know. I would be more than happy to write a lovely review for Olive Tree Catering. I would certainly recommend you guys to any of my friends getting married.

Many thanks, Hannah

27.04.14 Hi John,

Dean and I just wanted to get in touch to say a huge thank you to you and your brilliant staff!

We had a fantastic day, the food was amazing! All of our guests loved the afternoon tea idea and it fitted in so well with the day, exactly what I pictured when we decided on it!  There was so much food, everyone was stuffed! We've had great feedback on the BBQ too... It was delicious! Your staff were great, so helpful and friendly. Everything was so smooth and easy for us which really set the day off.

Thank you so much to everyone at Olive tree, we would absolutely recommend to anyone!

Kind Regards,

Katie & Dean

24.04.14 Hi John,

Just a quick email to say thank you.

The food at the wedding was fantastic and we have had so many comments from guests about how good everything tasted. The quality and presentation was perfect and we really could not have asked for a better day.

The staff were all excellent in particular the lady who was directing things in the room, who was lovely and extremely helpful (I feel terrible that I can't remember her name) but she definitely is a credit to your team.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Olive Tree!

Thank you again!

Charlotte & Tom

23.03.14 Hi John

We just wanted to thank you and your team for the fantastic food and service that you put on for our wedding on the 3 rd Jan. We really enjoyed the food and had a lot of complements about how good the food was.
We went straight off on our honeymoon to New Zealand, and had a fantastic time.
We're now settled back and enjoying married life, although it's a little hectic as we're in the process of moving to Northumberland (hence our delayed email to you!)

The next time we're in Chester we will be sure to book and come and see you in hawarden


Stephen and Sue

Hi John
Thank you so much for helping me have a fantastic birthday party! The food was amazing and lots of people commented very positively, so I will be passing on your details to friends and family. You were very easy to deal with and made my evening a success! Thank you Liz

Hi John
Priya and I would like to say a huge thank you to you and all your staff who really did go the extra mile to put on our wedding barbecue, in the snow! We could not have been happier with the food, it was superb. All our guests' requirements were catered for and everyone loved the barbecue and salad dishes, including the children. I think the aubergine and sweet potato tagine went down as the favourite dish, but all were really well received and there was plenty to go round! Thanks also for the tea and coffee and helping out with the cutting of our wedding cake. We were very impressed with how hard-working and professional all your staff were on the day. The tables all made it up for food in a seamless fashion thanks to Mike. Thank you for being so proactive in the lead-up to the day in terms of getting things organised and for all your efforts on the day - we loved the Bear Grylls reference! Thanks again for everything and we must visit Shared Olive at some point on our return from honeymoon! Peter and Priya Lomas

Hi John,
I would like to thank you for the wonderful food at our wedding. All the feedback from guests has been that the food was amazing. I was also very pleased with the service and attention to detail of the staff. On the whole, it couldn't have been better and will definitely be recommending you to others. Regards Dominic

Dear John
I hope you're well and have recovered from the busy Christmas season.
We are not long back from Hawaii (which was wonderful!) and are slowly getting round to wedding "thank yous". So we would like to say a huge thank you
to you and your team for the fabulous food at our wedding. We had so much positive feedback from the guests, in every regard, though a particular highlight for me was the canapes. I thought they were truly exquisite. Also, my Dad said that the chocolate brownie was he best he'd ever tasted! We were also very impressed by the timings and general co-ordination with Peover, who we also owe a massive thank you. We'll be sure to recommend Olive Tree to our friends.
Kind regards

Ginny and Kai

Hi John
Hope your well. We are just getting back to reality!
We just wanted to say thank you to you & Danny for the fantastic food you served on our wedding day. We had great feedback from all of our guests on the quality & taste of all the food on the day.
All the dishes were well received & thoroughly enjoyed.
The service provided on the day was excellent & the waiting staff were very helpful & professional.
Many guests commented on the service & were most impressed.
We would particularly like to mention Gemma who was very helpful, accommodating & went that extra mile to provide great service. We were very happy with your services & would recommend you & be happy to use Olive Tree Catering again.
Thank you for a great menu for our wedding breakfast & supper.
Thank you for all your pre-wedding help too.
We wish we could do it all again! Wishing you all the best.

Ginny & Kai

Sarah and Phil

Hi John & Danny,
We wanted to drop you a quick email before We went on our honeymoon. Just to say a big thank you For making our day so special. The food was amazing and absolutely Delicious. My mum is so hard to please and even she was blown away and all of the guest commented how tasty the food was. Even Phils brother who is a seasoned wedding crasher said It was the best food he has had at all the weddings He's been to. So again a massive thank you.
Sarah & Phil Jenkins

Eddie Davies

Hi John
Ian and myself, wish to say a huge big thank you for the wonderful food you produced at our daughter's wedding at Peover Golf Club on Friday. The Wedding Breakfast and the Evening buffet were fantastic. All of our guests complimented us on the high standard of food, the presentation and the fantastic serving staff.
Please pass on our thanks and praise to your staff. Thank you for helping to make it such a memorable day
Best regards

Eddie Davies

Jen and Nic

Nic and I just wanted to say thank you for helping to make our wedding day such a memorable and wonderful day at Peover Golf Club. Everyone made comments on how good the food was especially the vegetarians who loved that there was something more interesting than a cheese tart and salad! Thank you for making special arrangements for our guests with allergies particularly getting gluten free bread. The standard of the food and the service you provided was excellent. You will be recommended. Thank you also for boxing up all the cupcakes at the last minute too! Best wishes,
Jen and Nic Hartley

Michael and Sonia

Hi John and Danny,

I would just like to thank you both for helping to make Victoria's wedding day at Peover such a wonderful and memorable day. We were so impressed with both you both and also with all your staff. Everyone was so courteous and professional and so willing to please. The food was fantastic - from the initial tasting to the actual wedding breakfast. You were so patient when I kept changing my mind about thing, especially the buffet which was fantastic.
Everyone we spoke to commented about the beautiful food and the attention to detail - even people who are used to catering themselves. The standard of your food, the service you provided and the quality of your staff were superb.
Thank you again for everything. We can't recommend you highly enough.

Best wishes for the future.
Michael and Sonia

Hi John,
Just a note to thank you for the excellent menu and quality of food that you provided for Lisa and Geraint's wedding at Abbeywood last Saturday. The food was absolutely terrific and that together with the excellent service provided by your staff ensured a really memorable meal. The quality of the food and service were commended by everyone we spoke to. You participation in the wedding day contributed to what Lisa described as her perfect day.

Please congratulate your staff and take a bow yourself. One of Lisa's friends will hopefully be using your company for her future wedding at Abbeywood.

Many thanks again John.


HI John and Danny

Nic & Robs Wedding 13th August 2011

Just wanted to say from the start when we met for the first time at the food tasting I was impressed with your professionalism and attention to detail.
You have been friendly, approachable and supportive with all my queries leading up to the big day.
On the wedding day you did not let me down. Your standard of food, standard of service and your staff were all superb.
So many of the guests were impressed with your standards that the compliments are still flowing!!! and I have never tasted such tasty fish and chips!!!
Thank you so much for making the day just perfect. I will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who wishes to use you.

Many thanks

Mel and Ali

Hi John and Danny,

Hope this finds you both well? I just wanted to send a quick email to thank you for everything, as I didnt have time before we went away on honeymoon!

As I said to you on the night (and below) we are so pleased we chose to go with Olive tree, you really pulled out all the stops to ensure everything ran perfectly, and we cannot thank you enough for helping to make our wedding the success it was, we had a truly magical day.

We were genuinely thrilled to bits with the quality of food and the level of service you and your staff offered. I have never been to a wedding where there have been so many comments about the quality of the food, as we have about our wedding day- which really does speak volumes about the quality of food that you offer.

I was very impressed with Olive Tree from our initial meeting- your prices, dedication and willingness to make sure that everything we wanted could be catered for, filled us both with a lot of confidence. The tasting session we had was something neither of us had experienced before, but both thoroughly enjoyed.

We would have no issue whatsoever in recommending you to anyone looking for a professional company offering exceptional food.

Mel and Ali.

Phil and Kat

John and Danny

Kat and I would like to pass on our sincere thanks for the bespoke barbeque you provided at our wedding on the 2 July 2011. All guests in attendance commented on the exceptional quality of the food and the friendly / professional approach of your team, which added the touch to our special day.

In addition I would like to pass of my thanks for your approachable nature through the planning process, starting with our initial discussion regarding what options would work for a garden wedding.
All the best for the future

Phil and Kat

Laura and Simon

Dear John and Danny

Hope you're both well - and keeping busy!
We're very aware that this email is long overdue but we simply wanted to say thank you to you both for your contribution to our fantastic wedding day at Peover on 12th February!

For us, the food was a very important part of our day - we wanted to make sure all our guests were fed and watered with the best we could afford. And you certainly delivered! From start to finish, Olive Tree provided an exceptional service - we couldn't have asked for more. Please could you also pass on our thanks to the rest of your team - both front of house and behind the scenes. Thanks again - we will have no hesitation in recommending you to family and friends, and of course we will be in touch if we should having any catering needs in the future!

Laura & Simon

Sara and Stuart

Hi John

Now we are back from our honeymoon we wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for providing an outstanding service for our wedding at Peover Golf Club on 24th September 2010. The food was exceptional and we still are getting guests commenting to us how much they enjoyed the food and how impressed they were with the standard of the food and portion size. You and all of your staff were fantastic and extremely professional throughout the day and the bacon and sausage barms were a perfect snack for the evening guests and those day guests who had room!
Thank you again for everything, from the superb taster evening to finally getting to the big day Olive Tree have provided us with a catering service of the highest standard.

Kind Regards
Sara & Stuart

From Janet and Colin Gidman

We chose Olive Tree Catering for our daughter’s wedding in September 2010 and were not disappointed. From the outset we were impressed by the professional approach of John and his team. They cooked a fantastic menu tasting session in our home which was great. John’s thoughtfulness and attention to detail was superb.

On the day the tables looked stunning and the food was truly wonderful. Our guests are still talking about it! Nothing was too much trouble for the excellent and friendly waiting on staff and as hosts we immediately felt at ease and able to really enjoy being with our family and friends. The whole team played a huge part in making the wedding day both perfect and memorable. We would have no hesitation in recommending Olive Tree to you where style, sophistication and amazing food are key.

Janet and Colin Gidman

David and Fiona
02 August 2010

Hi John,
We both just want to say a big "thank you" to you and your team, who provided the catering at our recent wedding at Peover Golf Club. We cannot praise you enough for both the standard of service and the wedding breakfast....it was simply exceptional. The food was of the highest quality and it truly was the finishing touch to our perfect day.

Many thanks
David and Fiona

Graham Leech

19 July 2010
Dear John and Danny,
This is to formally thank you again for the splendid job you did in catering for our Wedding Anniversary and Birthday party on Saturday July 3rd. You made very good use of our kitchen facilities and left them as you found them, for which we were very grateful.

Because of your very careful preparation, including cooking our menu choices for us to sample before the event, we knew it would be a good evening. We could not, however, have anticipated what a total success it was to be. It was a quality restaurant experience in the comfort and convenience of our own home.

We have had many enthusiastic comments from guests after the event, though really we have only been able to take credit for having had the good sense to choose you to do the catering!
May we also thank your excellent serving staff, whose good humoured capability contributed in no small way to the success of the evening.
Yours Sincerely,
Graham Leech


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