'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 was about to email you and 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! I personally loved that and the arancini balls - delicious! 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)

'Stephanie did an absolutely wonderful job of catering our wedding. She was incredibly organised, getting us a comprehensive list of delicious menu options as soon as we made initial contact with her, and then discussing what our ideal menu might be. On the day everything was perfect, she catered our 120 person wedding with seeming effortlessness. The food was absolutely delicious. Each element of our complicated menu was perfect and her waitressing staff were lovely. I could not recommend her more highly, it was incredible!' Maria and Jonny Mallinson (Belsize Park, August 2016)

'Steph and Max catered our wedding - afternoon tea and a 3 course dinner for approximately 130 people on the Saturday, then a buffet lunch for about 90 people the next day. Everything was wonderful. Steph was absolutely lovely to work with. She and Max came up with delicious menu options, and she was super responsive to our requests and suggestions. It was a pleasure exchanging emails or calls or meeting up with her, and she combined this with being completely on top of all the organisational details. This made us feel relaxed that everything was in hand, which we really valued. She was also very clear and reasonable on costs. The wedding weekend itself was wonderful. All of the food was delicious. We had lots of people saying how great it was, including friends who had also attended weddings in France and Italy the same year who said our food was the best! Steph and Max worked really hard to make sure everything turned out beautifully. At no point did they cause us a single drop of anxiety or stress, which was very much appreciated. If we were doing it all again, we would definitely go to Steph for the food, and would be really disappointed if she wasn't available. We feel very lucky to have had her and Max look after us so well for our wedding.' Katie and Matt (Ridge Farm Studios, July 2016)

'We feel so lucky to have been recommended Steph to run the catering for our wedding. We really can’t imagine anyone else being as flexible and un-phased as Steph. Being vegetarian it was really important to us to make the veggie menu as appetising as the meat-eaters’ choices, and the whole meal had to be produced from a tent in a field with no hot water or electricity. Not only did Steph make it happen, she made it seem easy! She was incredibly helpful and quick to communicate with us offering suggestions and solutions throughout the whole process. If you’re looking for someone who is going to work with you to create an exceptional menu that reflects you and your event, with delicious flavours and seasonal ingredients, Steph is your chef. We’ve had endless guests say how phenomenal both the canapes and the meal were. Everything was spot on, from menu inspiration, to the tasting and the exquisite food on the day. Steph is passionate about food and really takes pride in her work - we think she's one in a million!' Annabel and Scott (East Sussex, June 2016)

'I just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything. Our menu was absolutely perfect and the food was spectacular. All of our guests have commented on the quality and tastiness of the food, I’m not sure they were expecting such an amazing feast when they heard the wedding was in a friend’s backyard! As someone who loves food I thought our meal was delicious, the flavour combinations were beautiful. The help and support you gave me throughout the preparation stages ensured I had confidence in everything going to plan. Thank you again for organising all other equipment orders as well. Who knew that organising your own wedding involved such detail?! Thank you, our day was perfect and the food was simply amazing' Leah and Nicky (Sunbury, March 2016)

'At the shortest of short notices, Steph and Max fed us and 120 of our funny friends in our local. It was a beautifully executed and inventive menu which received high praise from absolutely everyone. Couldn't have asked for a more fitting selection of dishes, served so spectacularly, on our big day. The only down side is that they've now moved, to the other end of the M4, so we'll have to learn to drive, and quickly' Lucy and Leroy Smith (London, February 2016)

'Super Star! Thank you for the amazing job you did at our wedding. Absolutely everyone has been singing praises about the food. We hope you managed to have fun too. Thank you so much!' Mel and Sam Wise (London, MC Motors, November 2015)

‘We just wanted to say a huge thank you for the absolutely incredible meal. The whole meal could not have gone more perfectly, from the canapés right through to dessert we were blown away. Every single person we've spoken to has commented on how amazing it all was. Not only was it totally delicious and exactly what we wanted, but for a number of people it was a style of food they have never eaten before. We’ve spoken to so many friends and family members since who have said it is the best food they have ever had at a wedding, and that it has opened their eyes to a bunch of new flavours and dishes! Not only was the meal perfect, but your whole team were incredible. The timing of the courses, the waiting staff and the set-up of the tables was absolutely fantastic. We had the greatest time, from picking out dishes at the gorgeous tasting you prepared at our house, to the food being such a massive part of the day for us, so we really wanted to thank you again for pulling out all the stops and putting on such a special meal' Al and Nat Hodgekinson (London, October 2015)

‘Stephanie's food was exceptional, and exactly what we wanted. We were really keen to avoid a boring, mediocre three-course meal and her menu of delicious, fresh, inventive summer salads and mains was perfect. The ingredients were fresh and seasonal, just absolutely wonderful. Stephanie gave us plenty of menu suggestions - all of which I loved - it was hard to narrow it down but we managed it! Plus, Stephanie and her staff were really friendly and helpful and made organising everything before the wedding and on the day a dream. All the guests commented on how delicious the food was. If you like amazing food in the style of Ottolenghi et al, Stephanie is your caterer!' Cathy and Chris Scrambler (South East London, July 2015)

‘It was an absolute treat working with Stephanie and I must say "with Stephanie" because unlike some of the other caterers we'd spoken to in the early stages of planning she was happy to and even welcomed us incorporating food we love into our menu even though it wasn't what is typically served at weddings. From start to finish, communication was great and very detailed which helped to put us at ease and filled us with lots of confidence especially since we were planning our wedding from abroad. Stephanie obviously has a wealth of knowledge and experience and know what works and ways to tackle potential problems before they have a chance to arise. The service and food on the day were absolutely first class. Service was efficient, yet relaxed (her team are so lovely!). The food looked beautiful and enticing and tasted even better than it looked which is saying something. We've had so many guests call and write saying it was the best wedding food they have tasted and they were baffled by how it was being produced given the limited space available to Stephanie and her chefs. We didn't want the meal to end even though we had lots of other fun bits in store for the rest of the day. All in all a fab experience from start to end!' Danielle and Charlie (South London, May 2015)

'Stephanie catered our wedding at the Asylum Chapel in Peckham. It is not an easy venue, with no running water or kitchen. However, based on the delicious food Stephanie provided us with, you would never know. It really was outstanding quality and taste and a highlight of the day. Stephanie and her team were friendly and engaging whilst being professional and efficient. Everything was served on time, with beautiful attention to detail and tasted divine. YUM!' Alice Fairchild (South East London, May 2015)

'Thanks so much for everything on Saturday! The food was just wonderful! So many people commented about how delicious everything was, everything ran so smoothly and Ellie and I had the most amazing day - we are married now! Everyone there worked so hard to do everything we asked and I found it such a pleasure to see the chefs working so hard to make sure that everything was perfect - please pass along my thanks to them!' Ellie and Sian (South London, June 2015)

'Thank you so much for yesterday! The food completely made the wedding and we have been flooded with compliments, especially for the lamb. Lou loved her veggie meal too! You were so understanding and flexible, as well as being really lovely too - we will certainly be recommending you. Extra thanks for your super-quick turn around in the midst of 120 cold guests! Sorry they ran back inside!' Barney and Lou (The Asylum, London, April 2015)

‘First of all, thank you for the delicious food! I wanted to thank you personally but didn’t get the chance to. Everyone loved what you prepared for us, the flavours, the freshness and its presentation. A massive thank you for giving us exactly what we wanted’ Reut and Martin (Hackney Reservoir centre, London, March 2015)

'After getting a couple of eye-watering quotes we approached Steph and it was just the best thing we could have done. We had a fantastic tasting session with her and decided on a menu that perfectly captured what the wedding was all about – homemade, authentic, and full of lovely little details. Steph also took the lead on sorting all the tables, crockery and cutlery etc. and organised all the catering equipment she needed in a space that was potentially tricky to cook in. Everything went swimmingly on the day – the canapés were fabulous, the fish stew was gorgeous and the puddings were devoured. Steph smashed it! We couldn’t recommend her highly enough’ David Annand and Naomi Reynolds (The Ecology Pavilion, London, August 2014)

'The food that Steph cooked was the best wedding food I've ever had, which is lucky, because it was my wedding! She was professional, organised, imaginative and very conscious of the range of needs wedding food has. We are very into our food, so it was important to us that it wasn't boring, that it felt really down to earth, but cool and simple and appealing to the oldies. And delicious of course. She did it all and then decorated it with edible flowers, which just made it even better. She also made the most ridiculous wedding cake. All in all I cannot recommend Steph more - the service, the ingredients, the food itself, the style with which it was served and most of all its tastiness' Naomi de Pear and Jon Foster (The Railway, Herne Hill, September 2014)

'Planning a wedding is a terrifying thing. We literally had no idea how to go about it, but as soon as we found Steph we knew we had nailed the food! Steph seemed to understand exactly what we wanted. She quickly came up with some great ideas, all well within our budget. Her food knowledge and creativity we’re greatly appreciated. The food was generous, delicious and beautiful, and mainly sourced from local suppliers. On the day we hardly saw Steph, but everything ran like clock-work, and the waiting staff she brought with her were completely charming. All our guests said they loved the food. Steph’s professionalism and happy nature made the planning, and the day, a joy. We seriously couldn’t have wanted for more' Myfanwe Vernon-Hunt and Nic Carter (The Ecology Pavilion, London, September 2014)

'Steph catered our wedding last May and we still receive compliments on the food now! We were really pleased with the menu that she produced for us on a fairly modest budget. It was fresh, imaginative and most importantly delicious. Our wedding was held in a semi derelict chapel with no kitchen of its own, meaning there were many logistical obstacles to overcome but Steph and her team handled everything perfectly. We didn't have to worry about anything on the day. We would throughly recommend Steph to anyone considering a caterer for an event, as you can probably tell from this glowing review!' Jo and Phil (The Asylum, London, May 2014)

'Stephanie made our event a tremendous success. When the artist we were working with for a Frieze Projects performance in collaboration with ICA London at the Old Selfridges Hotel said that she wanted hors d’oeuvres that would contribute to the overall 'feast for the senses' she wished to create - I knew that Stephanie was the person to call. Her creations worked perfectly with the atmosphere of the event; were beautiful and delicious. I really appreciated how flexible and creative Stephanie was and cannot recommend her more highly' Lauren Wetmore (Frieze Projects, The Old Selfridges Hotel, London, October 2014)

‘Steph did an incredible job of producing the most amazing feast in the challenging surroundings of a castle ruin on our wedding day. The dinner was one of the best parts of the day and our friends and family still talk about how creative and delicious it was' Kate and Alex (Castle Ruins, June 2013)