'We want you to know how pleased we were with the food and service. After our meetings and already knowing you both we had high expectations and you exceeded them on all fronts, the food was brilliant! It tasted great, looked good and there was plenty. All your staff did a great job serving, behind the bar and with the cheese board which was exactly as we imagined it. We couldn’t be happier, so thank you both very much!' Hannah and Josh (Kempsey, September 2018)

'I wanted to thank you for a wonderful dinner. All my friends loved it as you could probably tell from their empty plates. Russell and I were delighted with the meal you prepared and your gentle and unobtrusive service. Once again, huge thanks to you and Max. Your dinner was the never to be forgotten highlight of the weekend!' Francine Bates (Chetenham, September 2018)

'Thank you both so much! The food was amazing and so many guests said it was the best they had ever tasted, especially the ceviche! Your staff were all wonderful and took such care of all the guests requirements really well - my sister was thrilled.' Alice Bryant (Peckham, August 2018)

'Thank you so much for everything on Saturday; we loved having you in the store. It goes without saying the food was amazing and the balance you strike serving customers was just perfect - friendly, welcoming and super professional. So thanks again, it was just what we were looking for.' Lucy Drane (Hay Store, Bath)

'Now that we have had a chance to gather ourselves, we wanted to email to say the hugest thank you to you both and to your teams. You managed to produce the most wonderful wedding feast & party for us that we could possibly have dreamed of. The food itself was beautiful & delicious as well as delivered seamlessly. We have had so many compliments on the food & service and that was all down to you guys. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you both from day one. You completely understood what we wanted and you made it all very easy. I know that it must have been a hard couple of days, especially with the travel & the heat so thank you for all of your time, energy & effort.' Ellie and Mark (Penzance, July 2018)

'We both wanted to say just how grateful we are for both everything you guys did on the day as well as before. So many people have told us how much they enjoyed the food and a fair few have told us it was the best food they've had at any wedding. Certainly right from the start the food was one of the most important things for us and we loved everything you made for us at the tasting and could not have been happier with the food on the night. It was easily as good as the tasting if not even better and exactly what we hoped for.' Stef and Josh (Eggington, July 2018)

'Have experienced the best weekend with family and friends to celebrate an important birthday and without doubt, a superb and delicious performance from Steph and her team helped create a wonderful and lasting memory. I cannot recommend Steph and her team enough. Brilliant and sensitive in the planning stages. Creative and positive in every way and on the big day, simply superlative and inspired cooking and service. Our home kitchen was the base for final preparation and service and the team worked effortlessly to create the most fantastic reaction from guests, many of whom were passionate foodies. Thank you Steph and wonderful team!' Jock Shepherd (Steeple Aston, June 2018)

'Many many thanks to you and Max and all of the team for the absolutely wonderful evening! You and your staff are just fabulous and people have been contacting us non stop to tell us how much they loved you all and the dinner you created which such flair. The food surpassed all expectations and you would not believe the number of people who commented on the menu from the salad and artichokes, the tortellini, the pana cotta and the very popular doughnuts which were very naughty but nice! The venison was superb and our dear friend who is a wonder at cooking declared it the best venison he has ever eaten - many others did too. Without you all it would have been impossible. You are a truly amazing and wonderful team of people. Thanks you so much and I truly hope our paths cross again. If I ever have another celebration I will, without hesitation, be knocking on your door.' Judith Scott (Surrey Hills, December 2017)

'I wanted to say a huge huge huge thank you for the wonderful food and service you and your team provided. We had such an amazing day! It went by in a flash and was a perfect dream. The canapés were everything I could have wished for, the figs were divine... and it all was just our kind of food. If I were to do anything needing lovely food again I wouldn't hesitate to use you guys in a heartbeat. Also I really appreciated the guidance you gave from your experience. It really helped me plan things out and everything went swimmingly well.' Noemie and Sean (South London, October 2017)

'What a day! Thank you so so much for helping to make it so perfect. There was not a single hitch, and that was thanks to your incredible organisation and behind-the-scenes running of everything. All of your staff were incredibly professional and attentive to everything, Our meal was without a shadow of a doubt the best meal I have ever eaten in my entire life - a truly epic Italian Feast! And all of your staff were incredibly professional and attentive to everything. Everybody was raving about the food afterwards. Even my friends mum, normally the harshest of critics, who has lived in Italy for the last ten years, walked straight up to me and told me that it had been one of the most authentic and delicious Italian meals she's ever eaten. The reception food too was beautifully presented and tasted divine. All three primi dishes were incredible. People asked me how on earth you managed to make risottos of that quality followedby our meat mains for 150 people so perfectly. I have no idea how you did it, but you are both total genuises! We will be talking about that meal for the rest of our lives. The most amazing thing was that every single dish was delicious. Everyone came up to me and said that a different dish had been their favourite one, which just goes to show how much depth in quality you guys have. All in all, a perfect meal for a perfect day. Thank you both again from the bottom of our hearts - we can hand-on-heart say that was the best day of our lives.' Sophie and Tommy (Berkshire, September 2017)

'This is the second event that Stephanie has catered for me, such was the brilliance of the first, and she and Max did not disappoint. They crafted a fabulous and authentic Italian menu exactly to my requirements for a small and intimate dinner party. As ever, communication and organisation was excellent making for an entirely stress free evening. The absolute highlight was the mouth watering ravioli - hand rolled by Max just hours earlier. This is what my delighted guests had to say: 'The canapés looked and tasted divine. I couldn’t wait for dinner!', 'I LOVED the ravioli - honestly the best pasta I have ever had', 'Gastronomic porn', 'Proper traditional Italian food with a modern twist. Inventive yet homely and delicious.'' Pippa Sanger (Guildford, August 2017)

'Max and Steph came with us and our extended family (17 people ranging in age from 6 to 76) for a week in August 2017 and were truly amazing. They are both great chefs, cooking imaginative, delicious, locally sourced food and were a pleasure to have around. They were totally flexible and really keen to make our week as special as possible. They did everything from an amazing celebratory dinner to a hugely memorable pizza night where the children created personalised pizzas using the outdoor woodfired oven. They even managed to create a dish at very short notice from a truffle we managed to buy in a local market! We couldn't recommend them highly enough - thank you both for an awesome week!' Emma and Guy (Umbria, August 2017)

'We were delighted when we found SBC and they agreed to cater our wedding because even from the tasting, we knew everything was going to be great. We could tell Max and Steph were totally into food straight away, and this suited us perfectly! We had a wonderful day, and we've had so many people comment to us that it was by far the best food they've ever had at a wedding and that's a real compliment! Thank you both so much for the fantastic food and just turning up without fuss and just 'making it happen.'' Cass and Matt (Guildford, July 2017)

'Thank you so much for making our wedding such a success! The food was absolutely delicious, so many people have been in touch to tell us the food was fabulous, that it was the best food they had had at a wedding, and there were particular compliments on the gorgeous puddings. You and your staff ensured everything ran smoothly, and were very accommodating. Finally, you were so incredibly flexible and responsive in the run up to the wedding, dealing amazingly with our many queries and requests. Thanks again, we can't recommend you highly enough!' Ella and Rob (The Round House, London, July 2017)

'When we got engaged we approached a number of caterers for quotes and ideas and we got menus that were standard and that we could have found on their website. Steph listened to our story of an Aussie guy and an English girl marrying at a reservoir in Hackney and came up with a local, seasonal menu that wasn't fussy but was classy. After being immediately sold on the menu, Steph then turned out to be the most organised and reliable professional that we dealt with in planning our wedding. Even when we changed our table plan with 24 hours to go. Every guest commented positively on the food. One waxed lyrical in the taxi on the way home about the lamb. One emailed for the chicken recipe. The best man still talks about the burrata. My hard to impress mother was more than impressed with the meringue. Everyone agreed it was seriously good restaurant grade, modern, ethical food for 80 people and it felt like it was especially for us. We really couldn't speak highly enough of Steph and her team, thank you all so much for making our wedding the best day of our lives' Mary and Michael (Hackney West Reservoir, London, July 2017)

'A Tavola catered for our wedding party and were a huge hit. Every one of our friends and family always mentions how good the food was as their first memory of the day! "Best food ever" is the usual comment. Max and Steph were great to work with, responsive, understanding, helpful, worked with our inexperienced venue amazingly and really listened to what we wanted in terms of food and the budget. The staff on the day were helpful and easy to deal with - all went really smoothly for us even though there was a problem in the kitchen at our venue. Very highly recommended! And thank you SO much!' Stella and Diarmid (North London, May 2017)

'Steph put us straight at ease when we first met and started planning our wedding meal. Full of great ideas and with a confident organised approach we felt in safe hands during the build up and throughout the day. Helping us design a unique menu and accommodating all of our guests dietary requirements was hugely appreciated. Our guests couldn’t stop raving about the wonderful canapés, meal and professional attentive staff that Steph also organised for us. We could tell the ingredients were of high quality and seasonal and everything surpassed our expectaions. Perfect!' Ania and Peter (The Forge, Bristol, Febraury 2017)

'After quite a lot of searching around, we chose Steph to cater for our wedding reception for 120 guests. Wow. We were over the moon with the outcome. Steph had stood out with a combination of some mouth-watering menu suggestions and thoughtful responses to our initial inquiries. She was completely on top of the logistics as we moved towards the big day and took everything in her stride. We loved working with Steph on the creation of a bespoke and seasonal menu that reflected her own repertoire and ideas and incorporated many of the foods and flavours that we love. Steph and her team did an absolutely fantastic job on the night and the tables looked spectacular. Guests told us it was the best food they’d had at a wedding and were thrilled to be having something a little out of the ordinary. Steph was such a pleasure to work with and we couldn’t have wished for more from what was a really important part of the day for us.' Han and Nic (West London, February 2017)

'After being handed one of Stephanie's beautiful cards, we scooted around her website and immediately pinged over a quick email explaining our initial foodie thoughts (we were engaged in Italy and the cuisine played a really big part in our story) and we waited for a reply. What we received back left us speechless. A comprehensive list of menu suggestions, each dish sounding more delicious than the last, along with a very reasonable list of costs. We were so blown away we actually forwarded the email on to our friend who works in events - it all seemed too good to be true! Surely booking your wedding caterer should be more complicated than this?! Our friend replied almost instantly - book her! Suffice to say our search for a wedding caterer began and ended with Steph. All throughout the planning process Steph was just wonderful, she made everything feel so easy. Always quick to respond to queries, offering plenty of helpful suggestions along the way, nothing was a problem. Most importantly she just 'got' us. She helped us relax and made us feel so at ease during quite a stressful time. Steph, Max and their lovely team arrived on the morning of the wedding and just took care of business, and thanks to Steph and her meticulous planning the whole day ran like clockwork. Everything was just superb. The food was beyond phenomenal - we had fresh handmade pasta followed by porchetta and polenta and the most amazing caramelised white chocolate dessert that we still dream about. Wedding guests continue to talk about the food almost 4 months after the big day, telling us it was some of the best food they had ever eaten. Specialist dietary requirements were excellently catered for too - we had vegetarians, vegans and coeliacs amongst our guests and everyone loved the food. The service from the front of house team was faultless with the perfect balance of slick, efficient, friendly and discreet - no glass was left empty, food was served and plates were cleared promptly and all done so with happy smiling faces. In short - just fantastic. In the words of our friend - book her!' Stephen and James (Westwoodhill House, London, January 2017)

'Steph did a fantastic job for our wedding, creating a delicious Lebanese inspired feasting menu. She has a great eye for detail and works with high quality ingredients. The tasting food was just as good as when scaled up on the day for 100. A good few guests told me it was the best wedding food they had ever had. In addition Steph was great to work with. She was in regular communication with me in the year lead up and very organised with both the catering and helping me with other details which took a lot of stress out of it. I couldn't recommend her highly enough and am already looking forward to working with her on another event!' Pippa and Ahmad (Brixton East, December 2016)

'Thank you for last week, it's been a whirlwind! So many people told us how delicious your food was - people loved it and we know you really went the extra mile for us' Rebecca and Steve (London, November 2016)

'Steph was an absolute pleasure to work with. We worked with her to come up with a delicious Indo-English canape menu. She worked really hard to get our menus perfect for us and within our budget. We had every faith in Steph and her team from the start, and everything on the day was beautifully presented and taken care of. Everything ran very smoothly, and the the food went down very well indeed! Steph is so lovely and added extra sparkle to our day.' Tulip and Karl (London, October 2016)