Member Focus – Caper & Berry
Over the next few weeks we will begin introducing some of our new Wedding Supplier Members.
Today we say hello to Libby Summers and all the team at Caper & Berry, our first caterer member…..
How did it all start?
Caper & Berry was founded in 2005 by the owner Tim Brennan who is still very much involved in the business. Tim in one of the very rare people who are trained as a chef and front of house so is perfectly placed for events.
Do you have a favourite venue?
Absolutely not – One of the perks of our job is that we get to work anywhere from amazing stately homes like Hedsor House, Aynhoe Park and Petworth Park to gorgeous outdoor spaces like the Walled garden in Cowdray.
How would clients describe you?
We are very privileged to have received some amazing feedback so I will let our clients speak for us!
“Caper & Berry are the perfect combination of catering and event co-ordination all at a fair price. Our guests all loved the food and the handful of special requests we had were no problem. Working with Libby was like having a mini wedding planner on hand with tips and advice for our wedding day.”
“Quite honestly, Caper and Berry made our wedding what it was. They absolutely exceeded all expectations on every single level. The food was 6*, the service was better than any top London restaurant and the presentation was phenomenal. This company deserves every award going – perfect in every way.”
“The quality of food, presentation and service were outstanding. The range of menu options and the ability of Tim’s team to create dishes as per our requirements was exceptional and great value for money. The quality of food and service on the day was perfect and there were only positive comments.”
Wedding planner/s you admire?
This year we have worked with some really inspirational people and I would love to name them all but in particular Isabel Smith of Isabel Smith Wedding Design and Melanie Helen of Cranberry Blue have really impressed us – their calmness and enthusiasm is fab.
How do you unwind?
We eat! Food plays a huge role here at Caper & Berry not just for our clients but us as well! If we need to relax we whip out the ice-cream, stressed we have chocolate brownie (fresh out of the oven of course!) and to celebrate Matt our head chef will design a new dish for our lunch!
What trends are you seeing for 2013/14?
Next year has a very traditional feel for us. Many of our clients are opting for the formal three courses, moving away from the very popular shared platter ideas we have seen in 2013. Also funky reception drinks are coming back with brides and grooms preferring a gin and tonic or Bloody Mary rather than champagne!
What is your signature dish?
The team designed the following dish in 2012 and it has fast become the most popular main course and for good reason – the flavours are stunning, the presentation is beautiful and we can’t get enough of it! ……
Our Beef Wellington
Fillet of sous vide cooked Hampshire beef, on a wild mushroom tart tatin and fondant potato, with wilted spinach, slow braised oxtail beignet and an intense truffle infused jus
Whose celebrity wedding (dead or alive) would you love work on?
We have been very fortunate to be a part of some incredible weddings, but we would love to work with someone from the fashion Industry – Kate Moss, Emma Watson, Emma Hill (Mulberry designer) for example. We can take care of the wonderful food and service and let them design something truly stunning and ultra cool!
What is your vice?
Did you see our answer for how do you unwind? Food is definitely biggest vice – We cant get enough of it!