Wedding Testimonials

“Hi Alan,
Thank you for the amazing job you guys did on Saturday. It completely surpassed all our expectations and was all just perfect. So many people commented on how it was the best food they’d had at a wedding and lots also said it was the best steak they’d ever had. Thank you so much for such a fantastic job. Lahbib was brilliant too and ran everything so smoothly so please pass on our sincere thanks to him.”
Susie and Graham
“Dear Alan and the Team,
Thank you so so much for the most amazing food and service you provided us on our wedding day.
We honestly could not have wished for more – we have had so many compliments from all our friends and family – you were all amazing!
Thank you again.”
Jemma and Paul
“Dear Alan, Chris and the rest of the team,
Thank you so much for making our wedding day perfect. The food and service was amazing and we had countless compliments. It was a pleasure to work with you and thank you for all you did.”
Grace and Marcus
“Dear McCrimmon and Reid,
We would like to thank Alan and the team who worked our wedding at Houghton Lodge. Everything was perfect and the food was delicious. Thank you again.”
Matt and Becky
“Dear Alan and Team,
Thank you very much for all your hard work on our behalf. We had a fantastic wedding day – everyone commented on the fabulous food the salmon starter and beef were particularly popular.
We wish you all he best with McCrimmon and Reid in the future. The chairman of the hall committee has asked for your card and was very impressed with how your team tidied everything away at the end of the evening. Thanks Again”
Matt and Laura
“We wanted to say a huge thank you for all your efforts on Saturday and in the months running up to it – you have been absolutely fantastic and couldn’t have been more helpful throughout. The food on Saturday was every bit as delicious as at the tasting and much complimented by everyone. The coordination and organisation on the day was amazing – Jemma you did a fantastic job at pulling everything together, changing timings when needed and making sure that everyone had everything they needed! Nothing was too much trouble. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you and very much hope that Andy and I get an opportunity to taste your amazing food again.”
Alice and Andrew
”Thank you to you and your staff unreservedly for your efforts on the day and indeed for the months leading up to the wedding. We were very pleased to have you cater for us once we sampled your food and it was every bit as fantastic on the night as it was at the tastings, there have been many compliments! Also thank you for you hard work on the night, Jemma and the team out front however I am conscious that plenty of hard work was done in the catering tent concurrently! Your team were very proactive in helping, occasionally outside of what I thought was their usual responsibilities and reacting to changes in timings etc., all aspects which certainly helped the running of the night. “
Claire and Tom
“We had the most wonderful day, everyone was raving about the food – it was fantastic! A lot of people did say it was the best wedding they had ever been to, because of the delicious canapes and barbeque and the relaxed and beautiful setting.”
Nicola and David
“Alan and his team catered for our wedding and were totally professional in the build up to the big day. He offered creative ideas and menu suggestions and put on a fantastic tasting session at our convenience where we could tweak the menu to our liking. On the day, the food was delicious and service was smart, friendly and slick throughout. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back to Alan and his team for any future catering events.”
Matthew and Laura
Thank you to you and your team for all your hard work and skill in creating a wonderful menu and food for our wedding day. We have had loads of compliments on the quality and variety of the menu you created with us.

Private Dining Testimonials

“We decided to use McCrimmon and Reid for our event after they were recommended by a member of our organisation who had used them for their wedding. We were certainly not left disappointed; in fact, they excelled the whole way!

Ours was a complex event, held over 3 days in a marquee on the east coast of Scotland. Despite being 500 miles away from their operating base in Hampshire the M&R team provided a fantastic service across the whole weekend.

They produced lunches and dinners for over 750 people, working extremely diligently throughout – especially when numbers increased suddenly by over 100 at one of our events. Their response could have been to say “it’s not possible”, but instead the team did everything they could to accommodate our last minute changes with a professional and good natured approach – just what a client wants from their catering team.

In addition, M&R managed a fully stocked cash bar for us, dealing with local suppliers and arranging the necessary staffing. It only became clear to me after the event that there had been significant challenges locally with provision of equipment and staff; they dealt with this so well that I never knew about any of the problems (and thus didn’t need to worry about them) until the event concluded.

We wanted to impress our guests with food and drink that was a lot better than that which they were used to. McCrimmon and Reid certainly rose to the challenge and the compliments I, as the event organiser, received after the weekend is testament to the exceptionally high level of service the team provided.

I would certainly offer M&R a very high recommendation – they delivered exceptional results for us and helped make our anniversary celebration the great success we wanted it to be.”

James North, Chairman, Kate Kennedy Life Members’ Association, University of St Andrews
“Dear Alan,
Thank you very much for the excellent canapes for our party on Saturday. All the guests commented on the tasty eats and the excellent staff. Please pass on our thanks to Chris, Jemma and Evie who all worked so hard, were very professional and yet set the right tone with all our friends.”
“Dear Alan,
Many thanks to you for the amazing food at our burns night on Saturday. You really helped to make the evening a success, despite the many fussy eaters! “
“Dear Alan,
A big thank you to you and all your team for a fantastic evening. The food and your team were amazing. Every thank you letter we have received has congratulated on the marvellous food and lovely staff. Your whole team did a great job!”
Rebecca and Dom
“Thank you Alan for the wonderful buffet lunch you provided for our family and friends just after Christmas. It was perfect and delicious in every way.”
Alison Carmichael
“Alan catered for a small buffet-style lunch and his suggested menu was imaginative and versatile. The food was delivered right on schedule and was plentiful and delicious. My guests were very impressed.”
Glenn Hull
“I held a very special birthday party in my garden, it was a huge success in every way, not least because of the exemplary service provided by Alan and Jemma at McCrimmon & Reid. Their attention to detail, discrete, pleasant manner and truly delicious food, made a already special event into a truly wonderful and memorable experience. A million thanks!”
Annie Moore
“I just wanted to thank you for making my 60th birthday party on 27 June such a magical evening.
Every single one of my 54 guests was exceptionally complimentary about the food. The canapés
with champagne were truly amazing; such an array of different flavours with wonderful
presentation. The barbecued meats, fish and aubergine were simply mouth-watering and such a
good decision by you to cook just outside the marquee so people could see and smell what was
coming their way! The various salads and breads so fresh and tasty. The lemon tart was stunning.
The whole team were so professional. The tables were beautifully laid up, the service to my guests
was super efficient, friendly and very very unobtrusive. The clearing away at the end of the evening
happened so quietly and quickly that nobody noticed, we just carried on dancing and chatting!”
Denise Bruss
“We asked McCrimmon and Reid to provide canapes for 25 people for our granddaughter’s christening and the food was excellent. We liked the way Alan added little twists to old favourites but he also had some more unusual options so we could offer a wide variety of canapes to suit all tastes. The canapes were certainly a talking point! Nothing was too much trouble and service was good throughout the party.”
David and Sue
From the very beginning we never felt anything was too much trouble. For anyone considering using you and wanting a recommendation please ask them to call us – they have found the right people – don’t go anywhere else!