4 Top  Wedding Theme Trends 2022

Rustic Theme:

The Rustic theme has been popular for several years now. It is characterised by a mix of countryside, vintage décor, plus many accoutrements and used in a sophisticated way within the notable traditions of weddings. Sacking around jars of wildflowers on the guests tables, rings from trees cut for the wedding cake/cup-cake stands, rustic presentation and content of food and drink being served, all generally set within a barn on a farm, in a garden or choosing a vintage style venue. Hops decorating the walls to give an odour of the countryside as well as aesthetically. Signs and seating arrangements presented on small wooden plaques and local produce used throughout the menu. Brides, Bridesmaids, Grooms and main guests can all dress to the theme, choosing simple dresses, vintage dresses; tweeds and twill for the men, waistcoats, whatever is their choice, elegant, simple or modern. Rustic themes can be woven into all wedding arrangements and venues according to the vision the participants have of their special day.  

Bridgerton Inspired Theme:

Increasingly there has been a trend to use a “Bridgerton” theme, the televised series set in the Regency era.  E-bay have said that there has been a 205% increase in searches for the puffed sleeved wedding dress.  Reproducing the style of dresses from the Regency era, like the empire line waist gives elegant simplicity that was popular during that era. There is a vast choice of Bridal gowns and Bridesmaids dresses where the Regency era just needs a few tweaks to bring the dresses into 2022 without losing the romantic feel of the Regency couture. An added elegance, which seemed to be lost since the 1950’s, is the wearing of gloves, which add a luxurious touch to the overall sophistication of the wedding.

Of course, the classic touches from Bridgerton must be the use Horse and Carriage to the Church/venue and the venue itself. How wonderful to choose a venue that is from the Regency period, or even the setting for Bridgerton.  Places that meet this requirement are dotted all over the UK.  Places like Bath, where a lot of the filming took place, to Windsor, Greenwich, Hampton Court and places in Yorkshire – many options available and becoming increasingly popular. These venues offering the ideal setting with banqueting tables which can be astonishing when dressed by caterers to resemble huge, modern day grazing boards – a buffet with a big difference.

Balancing that extravagance (and the Regency period was all about extravagance) afternoon tea fits the bill with vintage china used in so many ways. Large serving platters, beautiful and dainty cups, saucers and plates, elegant cake stands – the list is endless. There is so much to choose from this era that can be adapted so easily into the current day trends and traditions, décor can be utilised with masses of flowers of the blue hue so evident of that time and not forgetting the gentle background music from string quartets which plays behind the bubble of polite conversation around the banqueting tables.

Which brings us to the Wedding cake, which in those times was quite like current trends (see picture of one from this year, courtesy of the International award-winning cake maker, Katie Walker, based in      Derbyshire). Such simple, elegant extravagance to round the whole wonderful experience off.  

Festival Theme:

A Festival Themed wedding has no boundaries – you can use every bit of your personality and dreams that you want. Think Glastonbury, think up-market Glastonbury, think cheap Glastonbury or homemade Glastonbury – the options are endless, just pray it doesn’t rain but be prepared for it anyway.

A real festival wedding should ideally be set in the countryside – field or woodland or a large, landscaped garden, depending on your yearnings.  Add to the venue at least one big tent – a large marquee or one of the fancier varieties, or a Yurt – many choices out there.

Not just a big tent and not just one day – it could be a weekend of celebration with people bringing their own versions for camping, Bongo, VW campervan, two-man tent, whatever the parties attending view as ideal to their needs.

Giving attention to clothing first, and the potential for wet weather, think Wellies – oh, there are some beauties out there in all kinds of styles and colours. Imagine bridesmaids in flowing gowns, flower adorned and wearing wellies! Wet weather hooded ponchos in light plastic can be obtained for as little as £12 for ten and affords shower protection. The internet is a wonderful thing at times like this.

Of course, if it is dry then on your feet, fitting the theme, would be flip-flops that can be supplied cheaply in bulk. Flowers will form a large part of not just the décor but also as coronets, sprays, bangles, and choosing flowers with perfume adds to the ambience.

In terms of seating for the ceremony this too needs to be thought out and would cross over with the ideas for a rustic theme. Bales of straw with bohemian throws over them and scatter cushions in bright colours, or rustic wooden planks set on logs, reminiscent of church pew type seating. Talking of churches, the ceremony could just as easily happen in a country church, there are some very beautiful and ancient churches set in the countryside.

The venue, tent, marquee whatever it is can be dressed in true festival style. Homemade bunting (buying bunting currently is quite expensive) so search out cheap throws/sheets/curtains in charity shops and run up your own. Use coloured lights and fairy lights to bring a celebratory feel to the environment and spread the flowers around the tables generously. If you are not using an established wedding venue for the festival theme then remember you may need things like power – if no source of electricity then a generator needs to be available, as do portable toilets which no longer come with washbasins, so a few small utility tents with wash basin/wipes, mirrors and nice smelly stuff would be a good addition.

Entertainment is, naturally, to the choice of the happy couple and geared toward the invited guests. There is a wealth of talent out there and once again the internet is the place to google to reach out to a group, duo, quartet or what takes your fancy – but do it well in time as they do get booked well in advance.  

1920’s Art Deco Theme:

What does the 1920’s conjure up for you?  Words like ‘Flappers’ and ‘Jazz’ and ‘prohibition’ (although not in Great Britain), Al Capone, and ‘gangsters’ and his nemesis, Eliot Ness, Special Agent. Glamorous fringed dresses and sophisticated skull hugging headdresses, tight fitting, full length lacy dresses and feather boas; all so alluring.

How does this fit a Wedding Theme??

Think Poirot – the trapezoid framing in the programme’s introduction; think Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and her marriage as Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon to the then Duke of York, later to become the King and the glamour of the dresses, the style and elegance.

The 1920’s was an era of extravagance and gay abandon. (What an old fashioned term that is now!). The signature colours were paired – black with gold, red with gold and pastel shades to ring the changes.  All these to be incorporated into the décor and accoutrements like invites, table settings, decoration with a feather theme – the bigger the better – think Ostrich. Think Art Deco.

Rhombuses (diamonds just like the suit of cards with that name) and trapezoids (think the shape of the houses we drew as young children), in black/pink/gold can all be added to the wedding cake to make it luxurious, alternatively you can follow the Great Gatsby and have a pyramid of champagne glasses and make the waterfall of champagne a big part of the reception, much like cutting the cake would be. Extravagance, extravagance, extravagance.  This also blends into where you choose for your reception – it needs style and a shiny finish – elegance with a vintage polish.

Other glamorous touches can be in the vehicles chosen for the journey to and from church and/or venue. Chrysler, General Motors and Ford were the main manufacturers of the 1920s. The models of that time are the epitome of extravagance. Take the 1929 vintage car – a Triumph Selby Tourer, one of which, named ‘Florence’, is for hire from Fab Food For You. 

What You See is What You Get

You must know those moments when you see a picture of prepared food and think, I can do that. Then you read the ingredients and method and think, no I can’t, haven’t got all that in the cupboard and to go out and buy it all (when you probably won’t ever use it again) would be too time consuming and expensive.

Well, at last I have seen a winter warmer meal, got all the ingredients in my cupboard and actually made it. Best of all it was a great success with the men, which is always the best result to get.

It was good old Facebook, which doesn’t often live up to its word. The only part that didn’t live up to its word was the sentence that said, this will become the staple go-to on cold days and be as quick to do as the faithful Lasagne. Nope, it will not become a quick go-to when time is short as it is a bit messy and a bit time consuming.

The picture that inspired me…

The picture of my efforts before baking…

The method included mixing the meat with beaten eggs, flour, herbs and spices, onions and shredded cabbage. I am not fond of slopping my hands around in food but I was determined to see this through.

The recipe did say when all the component parts are assembled then mix some tomato paste with water. I felt that was a bit bland so I found a Lloyd Grossman tomatoe and garlic sauce in the store cupboard and poured that over before grating some Black Bomb Cheddar ( bit extravagant but I do like cheese with flavour) and sprinkling on the top before placing in the oven for 45 minutes – and it was cooked to perfection at 45 minutes. See next picture

The finished dish…

Served sprinkled with a bit of chopped parsley, a side of batten carrots and it was very tasty. One portion was left over and hubby ate that for his lunch the next day.

I guess I would speed up the prep time now I have done it once and as it was such a success, so will produce it again in the future. Click on or copy and paste the link and get the recipe, actually worth the effort this one.

This is the link to find the recipe so you can try it: https://sweetandsavory.co/recipe-meatballs-potatoes-meal/?fbclid=IwAR0_K6QO3MQdTwgtai7Js_4SCTVK6Jk116q5QuMuZQNB1a_irqdgkZFUL18

What’s old and what’s the new – from lockdown to tier 2…

So, what have I been doing here at FabFoodForYou during lockdown 2?

With new restrictions fast becoming part of our daily and ongoing lives, we’ve all had to change and adapt. Fortunately adaptability is what I’m good at!

I’ve had to focus my work away from the larger scale event catering to something that’s always been close to my heart- the personal touch, on a personal scale.

My dinner parties, bespoke meals, platters and other small scale catering offerings remain popular. Please see my website and Facebook pages for more information, menus and ideas- though I’m always happy to cater for your wishes, whatever they may be.

My Sunday roasts have proved so popular that I have frequently sold out! With a weekly selection of different meats- succulent pork, chicken, beef and lamb, delicious roast potatoes and parsnips, rich cauliflower cheese and other fresh vegetables including carrots, cabbage, broccoli, green beans, leaks and even the odd sprout sneaked in, real homemade meat jus gravy and, of course the good old Yorkshire pudding! I’ve even started adding a selection of tempting deserts if you order them specially! A feast delivered to your door with a smile and a cheerful greeting, leaving your tastebuds working overtime at that unmistakable aroma of the best traditional home cooked Sunday lunch.

As I’ve been delivering to a growing number of people I’ve discovered a real demand for simple, traditional home cooked meals, especially amongst my more elderly, less active and possibly housebound clients. This is where the truly personal comes in as I have been able to really stop and get to know my lovely customers. Stopping for a chat with the delivery, heating up and serving the meal to people who live alone and often don’t see anyone else in a day is as important to wellbeing as a good nutritious meal is. I’ve developed a menu consisting of a variety of simple and popular British dishes that are delivered in foil dishes, making it easy to heat up in the oven or re-plated and heated in a microwave.

Examples of the typical fare include beef stew and dumplings, gammon with parsley sauce, chicken in a white sauce with rice, pork steaks with apple sauce, turkey steaks with sunrooms in a white sauce, chicken breast wrapped in bacon with a cheese sauce and a variety of homemade pies with enticing fillings such as chicken and bacon or beef with my own delicious gravy.

All of the above dishes are served with a selection of fresh, locally grown potatoes and vegetables. And don’t forget to add one of my homemade

deserts. Staying with the theme of traditional food my selection of deserts include cheesecakes, crumbles, jam roly-poly, spotted dick and sponges- treacle, chocolate, ginger and others. All of course served with my creamy custard.

I’ve been making and baking away too, so with the main orders I can provide a variety of other homemade ware. If you want to add delicious quiches, savoury tarts, scotch eggs, pork pies, individual meat pies, sausage rolls etc then I can supply these with the meals.

I am now able to provide fresh, tasty, delicious and nutritious meals five days a week to people that want it, with 2 extra meals delivered on a Sunday alongside the roast and a couple of dishes delivered on Wednesdays. All my meals are easy to store in a fridge and to re-heat as and when wanted. And with the extra little things I offer I feel I can deliver an almost complete service.

As always I use fresh, locally and sustainably sourced produce from trusted suppliers. This complements my love and belief in fresh, healthy, nutritionally balanced food, produced and made with love and care. I really like to think that delivering a regular supply of suitable, convenient, delicious, tempting, varied and affordable meals ready to heat and eat provides a necessary, important, individual and personal service that can be much needed in our present circumstances. That, as well as the regular contact with someone, a smile, a chat, a joke, someone to keep an eye out on things, sharing a worry or two provides the sort of more complete care that the price of a takeaway or food delivery service alone can’t buy. I would like to feel that I’m helping to feed the body, the mind, the heart and the soul. That personal touch on a personal level.

I’ve really enjoyed building my FabFoodForYou family and friends and look forward to continuing to do so.

What’s old and what’s the new – from lockdown to tier 2

So, what have I been doing here at FabFoodForYou during lockdown 2?

With new restrictions fast becoming part of our daily and ongoing lives, we’ve all had to change and adapt. Fortunately, adaptability is what I’m good at! I’ve had to focus my work away from the larger scale event catering to something that’s always been close to my heart- the personal touch, on a personal scale.

My dinner parties, bespoke meals, platters and other small scale catering offerings remain popular. Please see my website and Facebook pages for more information, menus and ideas- though I’m always happy to cater for your wishes, whatever they may be.

My Sunday roasts have proved so popular that I have frequently sold out! With a weekly selection of different meats- succulent pork, chicken, beef and lamb, delicious roast potatoes and parsnips, rich cauliflower cheese and other fresh vegetables including carrots, cabbage, broccoli, green beans, leaks and even the odd sprout sneaked in, real homemade meat jus gravy and, of course the good old Yorkshire pudding! I’ve even started adding a selection of tempting deserts if you order them specially! A feast delivered to your door with a smile and a cheerful greeting, leaving your tastebuds working overtime at that unmistakable aroma of the best traditional home cooked Sunday lunch.

As I’ve been delivering to a growing number of people I’ve discovered a real demand for simple, traditional home cooked meals, especially amongst my more elderly, less active and possibly housebound clients. This is where the truly personal comes in as I have been able to really stop and get to know my lovely customers.  Stopping for a chat with the delivery, heating up and serving the meal to people who live alone and often don’t see anyone else in a day is as important to wellbeing as a good nutritious meal is. I’ve developed a menu consisting of a variety of simple and popular British dishes that are delivered in foil dishes, making it easy to heat up in the oven or re-plated and heated in a microwave.

Examples of the typical fare include beef stew and dumplings, gammon with parsley sauce, chicken in a white sauce with rice, pork steaks with apple sauce, turkey steaks with sunrooms in a white sauce, chicken breast wrapped in bacon with a cheese sauce and a variety of homemade pies with enticing fillings such as chicken and bacon or beef with my own delicious gravy.

All of the above dishes are served with a selection of fresh, locally grown potatoes and vegetables.  And don’t forget to add one of my homemade deserts. Staying with the theme of traditional food my selection of deserts includes cheesecakes, crumbles, jam roly-poly, spotted dick and sponges-  treacle, chocolate, ginger and others. All of course served with my creamy custard.

I’ve been making and baking away too, so with the main orders I can provide a variety of other homemade ware. If you want to add delicious quiches, savoury tarts, scotch eggs, pork pies, individual meat pies, sausage rolls etc then I can supply these with the meals.

I am now able to provide fresh, tasty, delicious and nutritious meals five days a week to people that want it, with 2 extra meals delivered on a Sunday alongside the roast and a couple of dishes delivered on Wednesdays. All my meals are easy to store in a fridge and to re-heat as and when wanted. And with the extra little things I offer I feel I can deliver an almost complete service.

As always I use fresh, locally and sustainably sourced produce from trusted suppliers. This complements my love and belief in fresh, healthy, nutritionally balanced food, produced and made with love and care.  I really like to think that delivering a regular supply of suitable, convenient, delicious, tempting, varied and affordable meals ready to heat and eat provides a necessary, important, individual and personal service that can be much needed in our present circumstances. That, as well as the regular contact with someone, a smile, a chat, a joke, someone to keep an eye out on things, sharing a worry or two provides the sort of more complete care that the price of a takeaway or food delivery service alone can’t buy. I would like to feel that I’m helping to feed the body, the mind, the heart and the soul. That personal touch on a personal level.

I’ve really enjoyed building my FabFoodForYou family and friends and look forward to continuing to do so.

Cheese & Wine Evenings

There is nothing I love more than getting together with friends for fun evenings, I’ve always hosted gatherings! However, whereas as when I was my younger self it was easy and affordable (I knew no different!) my friends and I now have more refined tastes… we can no longer always get by on cheap alcohol and celery!

These days, a good evening includes a cheese board along with some delicious wine pairings. Mostly, followed by Gin!  Good cheese and wine are thought of as expensive. One couldn’t put value cheese slices on a cheese board and pair it with an own brand box wine! 

Nevertheless, that does not mean a cheese and wine evening needs to break the bank. Even in unprecedented times, like we are experiencing now, you can host an affordable cheese and wine evening that will impress. Your bubble at least!

While you can’t skimp on the cheese, if you look well enough, you can find cheaper wine tastes almost as good as the more expensive options. If you aren’t  friends with a gang of sommeliers, this shouldn’t be a problem.

Here are some tips on looking for good, cheap wine.

Familiarise Yourself With Grapes

Lots of  people name wines without really knowing what they’re talking about. It can seem daunting bur, don’t worry! People speak about a Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon as if these are brands, but they are actually types of grapes, believe it or not!

But, this does not mean that all Merlots are the same. Definitely not. There are some wineries that really know how to ruin good grapes and make bad wine. However, if you know what type of grapes you and your friends’ favorite wine is made from, you can start looking for cheap options that are more than good enough.

Try out Local!

Some of the world’s best wine regions might be nowhere near where you live. You may be tempted to buy wines from Saint Emilion or Marlborough because you know that is where great wine is produced. However, you are going to be paying a premium not only for the quality, but for import costs and taxes as well. You can nearly always find local wineries you can support anywhere in the UK. 

High End With Low Cost

A thing to remember, avoiding the big brands is a good start. You’ll be paying a premium for their renowned quality, in addition to what’s probably an expensive region. However, some of the most expensive wineries also have cheaper options that are just as good!

The price might imply low quality, but big names are not going to risk their reputations by selling bad wine. It won’t be as good as the premium options, but it will be more than sufficient for you and your friends evening in. 

Mix it up!

If you really want some of the best wines to go with your cheese, you can choose to splash out on a couple of great bottles while having a couple of cheaper bottles for later on in the evening! You will pair the best wines with cheese, but use the cheap wines as top ups and for casual drinking… or at that point you know your friends won’t know the difference after a couple! 

Finally remember, unless your friends are complete wine snobs and are highly educated in the world of wine, do not worry! Your friends will enjoy the wine you choose, i’m sure!

Most of all, Cheers!

2020 Christmas Party With a Difference

For most workplaces, December brings us together in a social way to celebrate successes, planning frantically for the rush to finish those jobs before Christmas, and of course, the staff christmas party. There’s nothing like relaxing with your workmates at the end of a year’s hard work.

Now, 2020 has turned out to be a year with a difference … with Christmas not so long away as some would hope, many companies are still working remotely or limiting travel, some businesses may be considering canceling their end of year work parties. Well…You mustn’t!

It seems unlikely you will be able to celebrate in usual style but, even if you can’t host a large gathering, you should still plan a celebration for your team – they deserve it! Christmas parties are great for strengthening relationships with your staff and customers alike. So, what can you do to bring together your team this festive season? Because let’s face it, your team won’t let you forget it if you don’t!

Christmas 2020 is no doubt going to feel quite different, maybe a little strange. But, do not fear, Fab Food For You has come up with a virtual treat for everyone!  A Virtual Christmas Party hosted online gives the opportunity for staff and those favorite clients to chat, and for everyone to catch up with colleagues they might not have seen in person for sometime, while enjoying great food and drink supplied by us at FFFY.

HOW TO ORGANISE FFFY VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY

Usually, your Christmas gift to your team is as simple as paying the bar tab at the end of the night or treating them to a meal out. You’re going to have to get a bit more creative this year. After all, amidst rapid change and uncertainty, it has never been more vital to show your employees how valued they are. 

At FFFY, we have noticed many of our customers and friends have been remodeling their plans of a Christmas party into employee gift giving. You could be tempted to say ‘thank you’ by sending each staff member a gorgeous food hamper- which we can provide. There’s nothing quite like having a glorious hamper delivered to your doorstep, is there?

Nevertheless for a truly memorable end of 2020 staff party (let’s face it we will all remember 2020), we put forward, planning the ultimate virtual Christmas party. This year especially, it’s important to give all employees the chance to sit back, relax, share a drink or two, and reconnect with your team!

How to plan a virtual Christmas party online

Firstly, select a date! If it’s a weekend let everyone know well in advance or let everyone finish work early on a friday and organise a Zoom call. Why not send out vibrant virtual Christmas party invitations in advance so everyone can plan ahead, like you would usually!  Get everyone to RSVP with their choice of drink and dietary requirements. We love to support other small local businesses so we can provide local beverages too, we’ve selected Hollow Lane VineYard Bubbles or Furnace Brook Ales, your choice! You don’t have to tell the team why you ask either, surprise them with our hamper!  It will give them a surprise to look forward to!

Dress to the nines… why not!

For most, working from home has meant a slippery slope into lounge wear and fluffy socks, so give them a chance to dust off their high heels and polish their cufflinks to get ready for the liveliest night in a while!

You could even organise a theme or just leave it up to each individual to wear whatever makes them happy. You want your virtual Christmas party to be memorable for years to come. Be sure you screenshot this event, let’s hope it’s the first and last!

A virtual work party to remember

Let’s be optimistic, this could be the one and only time you have the chance to organise such an event. Your team could remember the Christmas Party 2020 forever. Make it special for them and get involved! 

We hope to be working with you soon to bring some joy to the festive season for you and your team. We can work with you to create our hampers as bespoke as you’d like. Having great connections with local crafties who can even personalise items for your team could add an even more special touch for a keepsake to look back at – The Virtual Christmas Party. 

You can order a Christmas Day Hamper anytime on our website full of everything you need for the perfect Christmas Dinner!

Get in touch ! 

stay safe everyone, 

The team at Fab Food For You.

Roast Mallard with Port & Marmalade Jus

Ingredients:

  • 1 Onion, unpeeled and cut into 6 wedges
  • 1tbsp Olive Oil
  • 6 rashers of streaky bacon, stretched & halved
  • 3 Mallard (wild duck)
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 large orange, juiced
  • 300ml game/chicken stock
  • 5tbsp port
  • 4tbsp marmalade
  • 2tbsp cornflour
  • little Tomato Ketchup
  • roast potatoes, carrots, parsnips & savoy cabbage, to serve

Pre-heat oven to 220c/Gas mark 7

Firstly, put onion wedges into roasting tray and place the mallard on top. arrange the bacon rashers to cover the breasts of the bird. Roast for 20 mins.

Now, take off the bacon rashers and place in a separate roasting tin.

Season the duck and place back in oven for 15 mins.

Making sure you tip the juices out of the birds, take them out of the oven and place in a warm dish to rest with the roasted vegetables and bacon.

scrape the roasting tin along with the juices into a saucepan. add the orange juice, stock, port, marmalade and a good squeeze of tomato ketchup.

boil and reduce to preference. adding cornflour mixed with a little cold water if thickening required.

carve the birds with the sauce, as it is or sieved. along with roasted vegetables and boiled cabbage.

Enjoy!

A Warm Hug From A Prince

Ingredients:

  • 1 Crown Prince Squash
  • 300ml Crème Fraiche
  • 500ml Vegetable Stock
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped Sage
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 100g grated Manchego

Preheat oven to 180 / Gas mark 4

Wash your squash, cut off the top third and scoop out the seeds. You can roast the seeds for a healthy snack if you fancy it! Scoop out a third of the flesh and put in a saucepan with the crème fraiche, stock, sage, salt and pepper and garlic and bring to a gentle boil.. Simmer for 20 minutes. Either purée or not, depending how you like it. Pour the hot soup into the squash, replace the lid and bake in the oven for an hour. Test the flesh of the ‘lid’ to see if tender. If so, Remove the lid, sprinkle with grated manchego and melt the cheese in the oven for five minutes.

Serve with chunky sour dough bread and real butter!

Wedding Catering

Your dream come true is my dream come true. And nothing is more important to me than being able to provide that extra special service for your special day.

Catering for weddings has always been my first love.

Let me help make your wedding day as perfect as you deserve and everything you’ve dreamed.

We can arrange all aspects of your wedding celebration meals and more – though you will be responsible for the bride and groom, we can’t quite stretch to that!

From teaspoons to marquee, we can provide for your every wish or desire. small scale informal buffets to large, opulent sit down meals. From charmingly vintage to luxuriously sophisticated and small and personal to large banquets.  Simple, lavish, rustic, chic, rural, informal, formal,  indoors, outdoors, undercover, al-fresco – whatever your taste, you can rest assured that your celebrations will be be uniquely styled just for you. They will also be efficiently run, with unobtrusive calm and friendliness, to ensure your event runs smoothly and effortlessly, leaving you and your guests with fantastic, lasting memories.

Let FabFoodForYou plan your big day!

Let us do the planning, preparations and delivery of your celebrations so that you can focus on the important things- your ceremony of love and commitment.

I will work with you from day one, planning with you so we can provide your heart’s desire. We offer a complete, complementary events planning service. I will talk with you and meet with you to ensure we all understand exactly what is wanted and needed. Our planning is meticulous so we know can guarantee that everything runs smoothly for your special day.

Complete Hire Service

We can provide a complete hire service including marquee, furniture, table coverings, cutlery, glassware, crockery etc. I can provide classic white or beautiful vintage crockery, with a variety of silverware, cutlery and glasses.

You can even hire our vintage wedding car!

Any time, any place!

I will cater in whatever venue you choose be it your own garden, a community hall, function room, dining room, National Trust property or luxury hotel or centre- anywhere that will accept outside catering!   I am fully insured up to £10,000,000 and have a 5* food hygiene rating.  

We are extremely lucky to also have our own unique access to a fantastic quintessential village setting. The beautiful area includes a large grass area, spectacular views, plenty of parking and indoor facilities.

Our unique village setting

Here I can offer the full package- including marquee and matting, all furniture, lighting, toilets etc. And of course bar and serving staff and any food/drinks package that you would like. A truly unique, bespoke experience catered specifically for you. My prices are reasonable but realistic so you won’t be in for any hidden shocks or extras. As an example, a fully inclusive 3 course wedding breakfast plus evening buffet here for 100 guests would cost you from just £8,000.

Wherever you have your celebrations and whatever size you can choose from a simple finger buffet to a fully waitress served meal. Hot or cold, simple or lavish, canapés to hog roasts. I offer fine, artisanal dining and create fantastic occasions.

Only the best for our guests!

One thing you are guaranteed is beautiful, delicious, colourful and varied food. I only provide the best and never settle for less. Reviews of my food are universally excellent.

I love to provide an exceptional taste experience, with perfectly cooked and prepared food beautifully presented. I am known for my wide variety of dishes, my use of perfect if sometimes unusual combinations of flavours, my use of colour and in particular my use of edible flowers and other unique touches. My food is beautiful to look at and delectable to eat.

Meticulous, careful planning; bespoke dining experience; friendly, caring service; complete packages; personal touches; uniquely tailored experience; variety; mouth-wateringly delicious food, cooked to perfection and beautifully presented.

What more could you wish for? Allow me to help to create your dream wedding, so that you can sit back and enjoy the experience without the worry.

Contact Jacquie on 07890 183293.

Nags Head Pop-up Bar & Takeaway!

Here at The Nags Head/Fab Food For You I am currently providing an exciting takeaway menu to help us through those long lockdown days and nights.

On Fridays, from 6-8pm, you can collect your orders knowing that you will receive a delicious variety of takeaway food, chosen from local suppliers and prepared and cooked with the care and attention I put into all my creations. Choose from our menu and collect from the village hall at Bodle Street. Visit The Nag’s Head Facebook page for menu updates.

Collections from the Village Hall couldn’t be better organised to keep you safe. There is plenty of secure parking, inside we observe strict social distancing guidelines. We will ensure that you are safe if you come in to collect, or we can bring your order to your car- how’s that for service!

Payment can be made online, by cash or we can bring our portable card machine to where you are parked, or, for a small additional fee we can deliver to you! Quick, easy and convenient which ever way you choose to receive your food.

Sunday Roasts

On Sundays, you have my sumptuous succulent roasts to chose from. Again I use fresh local produce and meat from my tried, tested and trusted sources. Cooked to perfection, the meat is tender and melts in the mouth. And I provide a generous supply of a variety of seasonal vegetables and traditional sides – I never forget the Yorkshires!

My roasts provide a selection of succulent meats, with different choices each week including chicken, pork belly, lamb and beef. All beautifully cooked and carved, each is served with roast potatoes, parsnip and carrots, Yorkshire puddings and lashings of meat jus gravy. These are all accompanied with suitable pairings such as crisp cracking, herby stuffing, pigs in blankets etc and served in our oven proof trays. A further  tray of seasonal vegetables is provided with a wide selection including beans, spring greens, peas, suede, cauliflower leek cheese. All our portions are extremely generous.

Sunday roasts are collected from my house:

1, Vicarage Cottage, Hailsham BN27 1BL.

Payment by bank transfer or cash, £10pp.
I am fully insured with a five star hygiene rating.

Our takeaways are well packaged to keep your precious food safe from spilling or leakage and to ensure your food arrives with you in one piece! How you handle your food after that is out of our hands! But we can provide storage and reheating advice where applicable.
We use sturdy containers that are widely recyclable or even reusable in the case our strong foil trays with lids.

My Friday night takeaways menu is sure to tickle your tastebuds. Over the next few weeks you can choose from a wide range dishes that are bound to tempt you.

For a current menu, head over to the Facebook page where I regularly post menu updates, you’ll be sure to find a delicious feast even if I say so myself!

I’m looking forward to serving you all some fab food over the coming weeks and check back often as we finalise our plans for the end of lockdown!

Call me on 07890 183293 or email jacquie_keeley@hotmail.com with your order details.