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Behind The Scenes – Meet The Team

We cater for literally hundreds of events every year and to do this, we need a top team on board. We’re incredibly proud of the people who form our business and our team is genuinely second to none. We’d like to share a little more about the people behind the scenes and we’re starting with Olivia (or Liv to most of us!) who is one of our Event Managers.

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Liv first put on a Friends 4 Dinner uniform at the tender age of 13 (for the record she’s now 22!) and has continued to be a key member of our team since, despite taking time out to study for a BSc Degree in Sports Therapy (Hons). After achieving her degree, Liv decided she wanted to spend more time doing what she truly loves which is managing events, particularly the weddings and large scale Ball’s etc. and we’re very glad she stayed with us. It can’t have been an easy decision – after all, who wants to massage fit young sportsmen instead of running an event?!

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Liv’s incredibly organised and is definitely the ‘go-to’ person, particularly for those clients who organise events for larger numbers on an annual basis. Liaising directly between them and our team here, she’s on hand to make sure that everything runs according to plan, right through to the event itself. She loves what she does and it’s clearly evident – check out our Instagram account (friends4dinner) for lots of fab images of events she’s run and plenty of selfies with the team – she’s definitely our selfie Queen! As we’re heading into an incredibly busy season we’ll be sharing lots more posts here.

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If you’re lucky, you might see Liv at an upcoming event – make sure you say hi!

Corporate Events Inspiration Wedding Catering

Honey, I Shrunk the Brunch…

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If you’re having an earlier wedding ceremony time of 10.00am or a morning corporate event, what do you serve to your guests as traditional canapés don’t really fit the bill for most? How about tasty brunch canapés such as Mini Waffles with Bacon and Maple Syrup (a favourite at F4D HQ!) or even Mini Pancakes topped with Fruit?

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And the ultimate go to Brunch Canape? Bacon Skewers… what’s not to love?

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And last but not least, Mini Breakfasts…

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We’re full of ideas for fab brunch canapés and these are just a small selection. If you’re wanting something different, try us!

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Real Wedding – Bex & James, Hornington Manor

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Bex & James
Event: Wedding
Venue: Hornington Manor
Brief: Elegant Country Manor wedding
No. Of Guests: 90

Bex & James were such a fabulous couple to work with and their wedding really was a reflection of that. They married at one of our favourite venues, Hornington Manor, and it was such a beautiful day.

Menu
To Welcome: A Selection of Hot & Cold Canapes
Starter: Antipasti
Main: Charred Fillet of Beef with a Rich Red Wine Jus served with Dauphinoise Potatoes and Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
To Finish: Trio of Crème Brulee, Sticky Toffee Apple Crumble and Chocolate Torte

Client’s say…
‘I cannot praise and recommend Friends for dinner enough. We chose them as our wedding caterers in May and they exceeded all expectations. The food was absolutely amazing!
So many of our guests said it was the nicest wedding food they’ve ever had and still talk about it 6 months later. The canapés and steak were just phenomenal and I wish I could eat like this every day! The staff are so easy to work with and helped us choose the perfect menu for our day. They are the BEST!’

The loveliest of testimonials from Bex & James – we hope we’ll get to see with this fab couple again in the future. In the meantime, much love from all at Team F4D.

Images courtesy of Sarah Beth Photography

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Meet the Team…

If you’ve not checked out our new website yet, we’d love you to have a look and let us know what you think. It’s full of fab menu suggestions, mouthwatering images of some of our dishes and, should you ever feel the need to, you can check out our team based here. It’s always great to have a sneaky peek into what goes on at F4D HQ and who’s responsible for keeping the well oiled wheels turning. You can check us out here…

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Alternatively, check out this fantastic image that has been commissioned which shows you those team members listed on the site. How amazing is this? We love it – mostly because we all look a little younger and slimmer!

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Alternative Catering Ideas – Wedding Picnics

Today’s gorgeous weather is reminding us of beautiful summer weddings with sunshine bathed marquee and tipi parties. Festival style weddings are still hugely popular and that doesn’t look like it’s about to change any time soon, after all what’s not to love about such a fun and relaxed style of wedding? Al fresco dining is perfect for festival weddings and we’ve had a number of couples recently who have opted for our picnic baskets served to table for all their guests to share.

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Alternatively, you can have your food served on our quirky and fun picnic benches…

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Whatever you do, choose something that you will love, and we’re sure your guests will too.