It has recently been announced that Ross & Ross Food have been crowned the Best Wedding Caterers in the UK!
What is The UK Wedding Awards?
‘Leading bridal brands Hitched, Perfect Wedding and You & Your Wedding have come together to recognise the very best of the UK wedding industry’. The UK Wedding Awards recognises various different categories within the wedding industry.
First of all, the awards open for businesses to enter into their category, and then a shortlist is created. Finally, the awards then re-open for public voting. Therefore, our votes have mostly consisted of our previous clients who have truly experienced the efforts we go to. You can find out further information on the awards here and also view the 2018 winners.
Top 5 reasons why we think we won…
1. Seasonal Produce
Here at Ross & Ross Food we aim to provide excellent quality food in every event we undertake. Hence, why we locally source, choose seasonal ingredients and only use the best suppliers. As a result, our clients are always getting the most up to date, fresh ingredients for their bespoke menu. We pride ourselves on using only local ingredients and suppliers to fit with the Cotswolds ethos of supporting our local environment.
2. Bespoke Menus
When a client initially approaches us to enquire about catering for their event, we will send them our brochure to give them an idea of menu ideas and costings. Once they have decided that they like the look of our menu, we then regularly communicate with them to create a bespoke menu for their event.
We do this by regular communication, flexibility and a great understanding of what our clients want. Creating bespoke menus for our clients has always been a main priority for us. We always aim to provide everything our clients want on their special day.
3. Innovative ideas
As well as providing excellent quality food, we love to create unique, innovative ideas to display and present the food. Last year we debuted our unique dessert ladder which has been very successful. We now use this in many of our events.
The dessert ladder is the perfect creation for clients who want sharing desserts. Guests can go up on their own accord and select which ever desserts they prefer. The sharing idea is a great social aspect to the event and allows guests to try a varied range of food.
Another innovative idea that has been very successful is our canapé stations. These stations are a great sharing aspect to the event, similar to the dessert ladder. Our clients will choose a selection of canapés and we will create a station where guests can go up and select whichever options they would prefer.
4. We can ‘pop-up’ anywhere!
One of the many unique aspects to Ross & Ross Food is that we can ‘pop-up’ anywhere! The whole idea behind a ‘pop-up’ is that we can prepare the food in our kitchen and then bring the food to any location. For example, we have catered for events in gardens, fields and barns.
We have catered for many events in ‘unique’ locations and have been very successful. Consequently, we created our own ‘pop-up’ events. We held one of our first ‘pop-ups’ at Whichford Pottery in February 2016. The idea behind the ‘pop-ups’ was for people to have a wonderful evening, taste our delicious food and see how flexible we are, with what we can provide.
5. We are preferred caterers in over 10 venues!
Ross and Ross Food are preferred caterers in over 10 venues around the Cotswolds! Being a preferred caterer is a great honour, as it means other businesses recognise our excellent quality food and service. Working with different venues requires excellent communication and organisation. Our events team work extremely hard to uphold these relationships.
The team has a very ‘hands-on’ approach with all of our clients and venues, by regular communication. It is very important for us to keep our clients up to date with everything regarding their event. This is to ensure they are completely happy with how it is going and if they would like to change anything.
How we will be celebrating this amazing achievement!
The events team received the news about the achievement and understandably they were ecstatic! Rebecca, our Events Coordinator and Ross, the Director were especially pleased and thankful. The team have worked extremely hard this year, with an increase in events and our partnership with an additional venue. The Directors have planned a special dinner for the whole team this weekend. We will celebrate the win and also appreciate the hard work of the team that has resulted in the achievement!
A massive thank you to everyone who voted!
We would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted for us and to The UK Wedding Awards. The last couple of years have seen huge progression for us and we look forward to what’s to come in the future. If you would like to know more about our Wedding & Events catering services then please visit our website, email email@example.com or call 01608 645503.