Wedding Testimonials


Wedding Testimonials

http://foreverfit.tv/our-clean-eating-wedding-menu-gluten-free/   ……….and this is why I love what we do – Belinda , Owner.

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Sorry for taking so long to get back to you.  It’s been go go go since we got back from our honeymoon… We still haven’t managed to get our thank-you’s out, aghh!Our day really was perfect, everything went really well and everyone got stuck in and had a great party.   

The food and service was fantastic!!!  Your team did a really great job, everything was delicious and there was plenty enough for everyone to eat their fill – and even leave us with some salads and cheese cake to take with us on our honeymoon J.  As far as the planning went, you were wonderful to deal with.  We really appreciate how professional everything was and how easy you made it for us. 

Thanks again to you and your team for such great food and service and for helping to make our big day such a good one.

Cam and Jess – Private Home, Canapes and buffet, KatiKati

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Lemongrass exceeded our expectations and delighted our guests. Belinda is such a professional that gave me confidence and took away the stress. I couldn’t recommend lemongass more. It turned the day into a magic experience.  – Jess and Phil

Canapes and buffet @ Charlemange Lodge.  _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

It all came together perfectly, we couldn’t be happier with the food, flowers, set up and cake. We had so much positive feedback about the food, you did such a wonderful job, thank you ?? Will be in touch when we get back from our honeymoon.  Tamara – Mount Surf Club
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Lemongrass did a fabulous job of our wedding catering.  The guests were raving for weeks after about the Filipino-kiwi cuisine we requested.. The family style of serving worked out well and was impressed they also put on special kids appetizers.  Belinda and her team helped make our day a dream come true.  Very professional, organized and friendly and most importantly they make good food and plenty of it!

Melanie and Bernard Gomez -
Canapes and family service  meal at Waimarino
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Hello Lemongrass!

Hello Belinda!

Thanks for the email :)

We had a lovely honeymoon … rutting deer and all!!  Returned to put the house back together and go through the millions of emails!  But its great – what a magical time!  A magical day it certainly was!

 Aongatete Lodge, near Katikati

Choosing a rustic school camp as our wedding venue, we decided the food had to be exceptional (we love food), and it was exceptional thanks to Lemongrass!  Everyone I have spoken to so far has commented on how beautiful, tasty and delicious the food was – they were not expecting that level of deliciousness and top service out in the “middle of the bush”, it was a super surprise for the guests!

The Lemongrass team were professional, discreet and very easy to work with.  Belinda was very helpful during the planning process and accommodated all my changes when requested.

On the day I was blissfully unaware of all parts of the canapes/meal service (as any bride should be!)…it all went to plan (or perhaps a little early)!  The bridal party were well looked after – we were frequently asked if we needed snacks and/or glasses of bubbles!  Perfect :)

I realise the tables in the dining room needed rearranging to fit the buffet in properly and this was obviously done with minimal hassle (well if there was a major issue I didn’t know about it!!) so I was pleased that this was just done and sorted with ease.  In the planning process it was a challenge for me to visualise the venue and work out the best requirements for the caterers so I was relieved that it could all be worked out in the end with the help of our “wedding planner”!

The dining room was hot – sooooo hot, and the suggestion from Belinda (I think?) was to move the party outside after main course and let the guests get some fresh air.  Then follow with the rest of the speeches / formalities outside.  This gave the Lemongrass team a great chance to clear away the dishes and set up the dessert buffet.  Dessert was then a casual process – guests wandered back into the dining room to help themselves and either ate back at their tables, or took the dessert outside in the cool.  It was wonderful for Lemongrass to make this suggestion, and that they were flexible with the arrangements.

All in all it was fabulous!

The only thing we regret was not asking for more salmon!  And we both could’ve (should’ve) eaten more!  But I guess you get that comment from many brides & grooms!

Oh – and also… some lovely helpful guest packaged up the leftovers (the ones we didn’t eat for breaky) to give out to the families – but they forgot about us the Bride and Groom, only the most important guests!  So we missed out on the leftovers too!  Hopefully we’ll go to a wedding catered by Lemongrass in the future – as guests – so we can really enjoy the food!

Thanks Belinda….

I’ll send through some photos in the morning.

Cheers,Claire & Dean

@ Aongatete Lodge, Katikati – Canapes, Buffet and Bite Size desserts

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Hi Belinda

Keryn and I just wanted to specially thank you and your team for catering our wedding. The food was perfect and every guest we spoke to raved about how good the food was. The canapes that were being served were named by the guests as “treats” and we thought the ham was especially good.
You really helped make our special day that much better and stress free.

Thanks again

Michael and Keryn Ah Chee

@ Ataahua Garden Venue – Canapes and buffet

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Hello from the Butlers =)

We did indeed have an awesome wedding day!!

Thanks heeeeaps for helping us so much..even when we were annoying..hehe.

Everybody loved the food, and loved the food on the next day as well!!

And the fact that the power cut didn’t seem to phase you (even though it may have in the background) was awesome.

We do not regret choosing you one little bit, and if anyone asks, we will send them in your direction =)

Thanks again for everything!!

Jed and Kanlin Butler (hehe)

@ Ataahua Garden Venue  – Canapes and Buffet

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Belinda – the catering was amazing- the guests all sang your praises.  You had to deal with a diverse range of ‘dietary requirements’ and all were happy and full – including the meat eaters.  Many thanks for your efforts.  Sarndra Check /MOB

It was absolutely delicious Belinda, thank you so much – wish I could have eaten more but didn’t realise how tight the corset was! Rhiannon  – Bride

@ Charlemange Lodge, Te Puna – Canapes, Buffet and desserts

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-Thank you so much for the fabulous food at our wedding in Lake Okareka. You told me I didn’t need to worry about the food and you were so right. It was delicious and plentiful and our guests were very happy! You and the team were friendly, professional and organised and we are so grateful for the part you played in our perfect day. Thanks so much and best wishes! Kerry and Chris

@ Black house on the Point in Rotorua
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Belinda and your girls, you made our wedding complete with your amazing cuisine. We loved, and so did our guests. Fantastic…………again.

Mel and Richard Coles

@ Private home – Canapes and Fork Food
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Hi Belinda 

Thank you so much for the amazing food!!  We had so many people comment on how yummy the food was!!! 

I have told everyone that it was Lemongrass Catering and how easy you where to work with!! 

Once again, thank you for helping to make my party so special!!! 

Kind regards

Pip

Lake Tarawera, Marquee, Buffet  

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Hi Belinda,

Feedback was excellent, I couldn’t take much in on the day so I definitely asked around afterwards and everyone was raving!!!!! I’m not just saying that, everyone was very impressed with your service, your food and your whole approach. I was so thankful. I had a brilliant day, despite being exhausted and totally sleep deprived! Now I’m finally settling into preparing for baby – 12 weeks to go! :)

If you want to use a review from us, here is my more official review/feedback: “Belinda and her team were completely supportive and professional through all stages of planning the event and the event itself. The food was delicious, service as excellent, quantity was more than enough. My guests and my husband and I were more than pleased and we would recommend Belinda and Lemongrass Catering to any potential bride (or anyone having a catered event for that matter).”

Felicity & Josiah Rika.
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Thank you so much for the wonderful food and all your hard work on Saturday – you and Louise, along with the girls, really helped make the day a great success.  Everyone loved the food and it was just what I wanted – I just wish I’d gotten to eat a little more of it!

Regards Lou
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Thanks Lemongrass team for making our wedding exactly what we wanted; relaxed atmosphere, great food. We’ve had heaps of positive feedback from our guests about the quality of the food and professionalism of your staff.
Kind Regards,
Wade and Sally.
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Hi Belinda, just a note to say thank you so very much for helping to make our special day perfect. We were so pleased with the food at the wedding. We had so many guests comment on how great the food was. It was a pleasure to work with you through the planning of the menu and the time schedule you gave me worked perfectly. Regards Sue and Richard Ettema

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Good Evening Belinda,

I would like to thank you most sincerely for the delicious and well presented meal at Paul and Julie’s wedding.

You and your staff were so efficient at at no time intruded, almost didn’t know you were there….except for the yummy nosh of course.

I have in the past recommended your company, Lemongrass, and most certainly will continue to do so.

I so look forward to meeting with you again in the near future.

Most sincerely, Margie Denniston

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Thank you so much for the wonderful food and all your hard work on Saturday – you and Louise, along with the girls, really helped make the day a great success.  Everyone loved the food and it was just what I wanted – I just wish I’d gotten to eat a little more of it!Regards
Lou


Dear Belinda
I just wanted to say great big THANKS for the absolutely scrumptious food that you provided for our wedding.  The canapés were just mouth-watering bites of delish – the stuffed potatoes were one of my favourites.
All of the food was cooked/prepared to perfection and was well presented.  Your wait staffs were efficient, helpful and pleasant.  Although the supper was not required that night, due to most of our guests leaving early, it was certainly eaten the next day by all of our family and friends who were staying with us and by our guests during the day.
The desserts were also my favourites and I know that my granddaughter (18 months) also enjoyed eating them (and chocolate does come out of flower girl’s dresses!!).
Everyone commented to me about how great the food was, some of them were still saying that week later.
I think that anyone who hires you to cater for their event/wedding will be so pleased they did.
Thanks again for making our day just that little bit special by the food you created.
Cheers Lynda & Richard Russell


Hi Belinda,Thank you so much for an incredible day/evening last Saturday.
Your food and service by far exceeded our expectations. It was everything you promised and so much more. Your staff were fantastic, can you please thank the young lady who stayed later to do the bar and clean up,  she did a fantastic job.
All evening and the days after, our family and friends commented on how amazing the food was.
Thank you so much. We have been raving about Lemongrass to everyone.. Any next big occasion we will call you!Thank you againKind Regards
Odette & Aaron Askin


Hi BelindaMy name is Debbie Clark – I am the owner of the kitchen you used on Saturday afternoon, to cater for Dane and Bridget’s wedding.I was only informed on the Friday that you would be using the kitchen, so I was a little apprehensive – I have never had a caterer use it before.I would just like to say what a wonderful job you did of the catering, and cleaning up my kitchen!  I never got a chance to thank you, on the day, for cleaning up so well. As you said, I would never have known someone had been in there!Thanks again – and I would be glad to act as a reference, for any other jobs you do out of “home” kitchens.Regards
Deb Clark


Hi Belinda,Thanks so much for providing the catering for my wedding. Lemongrass catering was always helpful, prompt and nothing was ever too much hassle.  The food you made for our special day was amazing and tasted great.  You always gave us the many food choices and nothing was ever too much trouble. On the day I found your attention to detail impeccable, and you will always quick to respond to any requests. It was great to be part of the bridal party and not to have to worry, everything served so promptly.  Your team were so efficient at clearing up and tidying away, you hardly even noticed.  I thank you for your help in making our special day all that we wanted it to be.Kind regards,
Kerryn and Aaron


Hi Belinda!!
Just a quickie to thank you for a fantastic catering service on Saturday!!
We had the best time and as promised, you totally delivered!!  Have only had good reports on the food and plenty for the next day also.  Yay!!
Can’t write more as Sam is awake but really wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!  Glad you approved of the venue also ;-) ))
Mandy xx –(Rotorua – lake Okerea)



Hi Belinda,
Feedback was excellent, I couldn’t take much in on the day so I definitely asked around afterwards and everyone was raving!!!!! I’m not just saying that, everyone was very impressed with your service, your food and your whole approach. I was so thankful. I had a brilliant day, despite being exhausted and totally sleep deprived! Now I’m finally settling into preparing for baby – 12 weeks to go! :) If you want to use a review from us in promotional material – here is my more official review/feedback:
“Belinda and her team were completely supportive and professional through all stages of planning the event and the event itself. The food was delicious, service as excellent, quantity was more than enough. My guests and my husband and I were more than pleased and we would recommend Belinda and Lemongrass Catering to any potential bride (or anyone having a catered event for that matter).”
Thanks again Belinda,- Felicity & Josiah Rika.    (Black House on the Point – Rotorua)


Hi Belinda,I would like to say a big thank you to both of you for the fabulous food you did for my son’s wedding. Everything was perfect and really captured the red and white theme beautifully. All the guests were totally impressed in fact one of the bridesmaids who is getting married next month wished she had known about you earlier. Her comment was “I hope my food is as good as this”.Well done and a big thank you for helping keep me calm too!Caitlin Grace Van Essen
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Dear Belinda,Thanks so much for providing us with such lovely food on our wedding day. You were so helpful and professional throughout the process from planning right through to the day itself. We had a magical day at the beach and you really helped us to deliver our wedding theme – an English tea party at the beach. The tea party food was perfect and everyone said they loved the dainty sandwiches, the lemonade scones and the delicious cup cakes. We also had many compliments on the evening BBQ.You and your team were so professional on the day and really took care of all of the details, right down to cutting up everything for the kids into kiddy size pieces. I can’t praise you highly enough and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you.Thanks so much for all of your help.AJ & Andrew


Hi Belinda,
Just wanted to thank you for an awesome day on Sunday.  The food was fantastic and we have had lots of positive feedback from our guests. I especially want to thank you for your patience with all our younsters who were fascinated with what you were doing.  It was so great that you took the time to share with them and was way beyond the call of duty and much appreciated.I also want to thank you for embracing the concept of the fairy wedding so completely.  All the food was exactly what a Fairy Queen could have wished for.I highly recommend any Bride looking for a caterer to check you out and will definitely be spreading the word. King regardsFairy Queen Caitlin and King Rob
Katikati


Lemongrass catered out wedding and from design, to execution to presentation, they definitely came to the party.
We gave Belinda the challenge of having a picnic-basket style menu, and she really rose to the challenge.  She provided a wealth of beautifully presented options, which not only suited our concept perfectly, but also satisfied all corner.
We think it would be hard to go past Belinda for friendliness and professionalism, and we recommend her to everyone who is having a function or even thinking of a functionMark and Petrina
Tauranga


We were really pleased with the food and go so much great feedback from our guests.  They thought it was really tasty and creative and lots of people asked who we had do the catering.Thanks so much for all your efforts and help in organising our special day.  Without reservation I would recommend you to anyone looking for quality catering.  Thanks again.Ester and Scott
Waihi Beach


We absolutely loved the cake, thank you, it looked amazing and was delicious.Michelle D
Hamilton


Thanks for the wedding cake it was just beautiful and delicious.  It got gobbled up very quickley, but we maanged to comandeer the top layer and freeze it…yah.  Thanks again.Jo
Tauranga