“Hi Harriet, we just wanted to say a big thank you! Your staff were wonderful!!! Very attentive and polite and efficient, so a very big thank you!!!

Everyone enjoyed all the food so all in all a very happy bunch of 180! We had the best day ever!!!”

Marks Hall October 2015

We both had a super day. Thank you so much for all your help advice and support in planning the catering we couldn’t of done it without you

Colchester Town Hall – August 2015

Thank you for the fantastic food at our wedding, we had lots of compliments from many guests. You have been very helpful and accommodating, which has helped so much in planning our wedding and taking away stress.
Wedding – Marks Hall – August 2015

The food was exceptional in every way, delicious, hot, well presented and served in a pleasant and very efficient way.  Many people raved about the cheesecake and the soup and main were also very highly praised.  The children’s meals went down well and the parents were very appreciative, while the vegetarian was particularly grateful for not being presented with yet another salad, as was the vegan!  Our guest who had the melon was also very pleased that her needs had been met.

Once again, thanks so much for your help through the whole process and your patience in dealing with our queries and changes.  We’ll have no hesitation in recommending you.

Crabbs Barn – May 2015

“Thank you so much for providing such high quality & tasty food for today’s networking lunch at COLBEA”

Essex Chambers of Commerce

Canape Reception

“I just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks to everyone at The Event Catering Company for making my party perfect!

The team could not have been more helpful and the food was amazing!

Thank you for coming up with such excellent suggestions and ensuring everything was planned so well.

Over the years, Patrik and Jo have never let me down and Friday evening was another triumph so I am a very happy customer.”

Rotary Club – Ardleigh – July 2014

Dinner Party

“The staff were fantastic and everything went perfectly.

Thank you so much for organising it so last minute. The food was great and the service was just right.

We’ll definitely be in touch for future events!”

Chef for the Night – October 2014

Banqet – School Ball

“I just wanted to say a big thank you to yourself, Patrick and all of your staff. The food quality was great and although we were late sitting down the service was brilliant.

The team did a fantastic job and I have had lovely feedback from everyone that attended.”

Saint Nicholas – July 2014

Formal Dinner – The Chain Gang Civic Reception

“Just to say that the Mayor and Mayoress had a wonderful evening and they would like to say how much they enjoyed the food.”

Colchester Town Hall – May 2014

“To Harriet and all the team,

I honestly don’t know what to say other than thank you a million times over. You all helped make our day extremely special and I have never heard so many compliments about the food as I did on the day. Our food was lovely and although I couldn’t finish it all (my waistcoat was a big snug) I loved every mouth full.

Our guests were over the moon with all the food, including the hog roast and as expected the dessert was amazing. I even heard the words “that dessert was the best dessert I’ve ever had” from my sister (now she doesn’t have a sweet tooth in her body). Well done!

Harriet, I just want to thank you for all your hard work and effort you put into our day in the build up to it and your customer service skills (as all of yours are) are amazing. I’m not a “foodie” person unlike Dean so where as Dean concentrates on the meal, I go on service and Harriet you are brilliant. Thank you to all your staff too on the day, they did a great job!

I hope you have a million more jobs at Crabbs Barn because you really did do a great job.

If Dean and I are ever in Colchester for dinner I will be booking a table for a meal, no doubt about it.

Kind regards as always

Wayne and Dean”


“We are so happy we chose you, we could not have been happier with the food and service!

We received so many compliments on the food, it was delicious.”

Marks Hall – Coggeshall –