• Testimonial Page Est. 2016

    A big thank you to everyone who has kindly reviewed our services over the years as it means so much to us. Yours sincerely Steven Summerby.


Marie

Summerbys did the catering for our Pensioners Christmas Party, great service from start to finish, excellent food , would definitely recommend them , thank you.

December 2019 ??

Johnathon

Worked with this company on a Dinner Theatre performance we were putting on at The Museum of Timekeeping. We were performing the show, they were providing the catering.

A pleasure to work with from start to finish. They did their utmost to fit around our rather specific needs. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was delicious to boot.

We deal with a lot of kitchens and sometimes have trouble with difficult chefs but honestly these guys were great. Best of luck to them.

December 2019

Adam & Bec

Steven was amazing start to finish! Extremely professional, friendly and accommodating to our needs. We had vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options made available at short notice, nothing was too much trouble.

Our whole wedding party commented how nice the food was. Highly recommended if you’re planning a wedding or party that needs food! 

Thanks Steven 

September 2019

Mark and Jo

Steven, I just wanted to thank you for such a fantastic service yesterday. We couldn’t have wished for anything more. Your food was fantastic (all our guests commented on how great the food was), you were professional, efficient and also extremely reassuring. You made a significant contribution to what was a perfect day for us.

August 2019

Alan and Sarah

Summerbys provided the canapés and reception drinks and a BBQ for our wedding at Wollaton Hall last weekend. The food was excellent - so many of our guests commented how great the food was - the canapés were to die for and very generous portions. Steven was very easy to deal with and very helpful when we were choosing and his experience shone through with his advice he gave us. The prices were so good too we are so happy we choose them - it made a great day even better for us and we didn’t have to worry about anything it was just all taken care of. We would recommend them in a heartbeat if you want excellent food and service from a great company. Many Thanks to Steven and all his excellent staff.

July 2019  

Laura and Warren

Steven and his team recently did the catering for our Wedding reception at Upton Hall. From the very beginning, Steven was honest and helpful with his recommendations and ideas for what would work for our day. He took the time to meet with myself to discuss everything in detail and he was clear and consistent with his communication in the run up to the big day! He completely put my mind at ease and made me feel confident that the catering on the day would be brilliant, thinking about everything down to how he could help with the cutting of the cake. The food itself was incredibly tasty and well presented; we had loads of compliments about the menu throughout the day. Not only was it delicious, but also incredibly reasonably priced- worth every penny. Thank you so much, again, for your brilliant service! From Laura and Warren  xx

May 2019  

Jackie

Excellent service providing canapes and a carvery for 96 at our formal awards dinner. Many comments about the quality of the food, great service, speedy serving of food/clearing plates. Terrific and very responsive comms before hand to agree menus, offer options, flexible approach to a wide range of allergies and intolerances. Heartily recommend.

March 2019  

Andy

I am a recent bride writing this on my father in laws account (technical difficulties). I cannot recommend Summerby's enough! Steven was always really easy to get in touch with, answered my emails quickly, he was flexible with our last minute changes (which I imagine is very hard to do when it comes to catering!) and I can't thank him and the team enough! They recently catered for my wedding, over a hundred guests and worked tirelessly, none-stop throughout the day, from the early morning to the late evening. They did it all with smiles, kindness and professionalism. I had so many guests compliment the food, and how hot the food was even for the last tables being served. Steven and the team are professional, patience, understanding, and they care about your day as much as you do. The superb quality of food and the supreme service from great, professional and hardworking people. It was both easy, and an absolute pleasure that they chose to work with us. Fantastic!

February 2019 

Richard & Jess

Summerby's provided canapes, drinks and all the food for our big day at Newstead Abbey. The post ceremony drinks and canapes were ready and waiting for our guests, which tasted amazing (guests especially enjoyed the mini Yorkshire pudding canapes). Canapes and drinks were constantly kept topped up by the amazing staff, they even provided a back up plan just in case drinks ran out. Our main wedding meal was the carvery - which was defiantly the best I've ever had! Our guests commented on how nice it was compared to typical fiddly wedding food. Everything was served on time - which meant the day ran smooth, to the extent that I'd say Summerby's were the back bone of our wedding day

August 2018 

Claire

Thanks Steve we had an amazing time food was fantastic all our guest enjoyed the carvey and generous portions you made our day very special and great service

August 2018 

Ruth

Huge thanks to Steven and his team for making Grahams 70th Birthday a celebration to remember. As well as a fabulous barbecue which everyone commented on, Steven’s supremely calm and professional manner took all the worry out of organising an important occasion and we shall have no hesitation in recommending him in the future. Again, many thanks to you all!

August 2018

On behalf of Lauren, Michael, Anne & myself thank you very much.

I just wanted to thank you and your staff for all the hard work and effort that you put in. The food was very good and I have had lots of compliments from guests who wish to pass on their thanks to you. The service was also excellent and I was particularly impressed with your visibility; walking around the ballroom to check everything was OK.

I have asked Karen to add your name and contact details to the list of caterers that we keep for wedding bookings etc.

Regards Alan (Town Clerk at Newark Town Hall)

July 2018

 

Joanne & Sue

Summerbys catered our wedding in June 2018 and we had lots of great comments about the food.......'the Canapes were gorgeous', 'the carvery was lovely' and the 'Eton mess was a great end to the meal'.......we also had Sausage & Bacon cobs served for the evening reception and they were loved just as much!
So it's safe to say our guests enjoyed their food (& so did we!) which was really important to us.
Steven & his team were so easy to deal with, both in the planning and on the day....nothing was too much trouble and they were all lovely too.....
We would highly recommend Summerbys Catering and we're glad we found them for our wedding!
Thanks

June 2018 

Women's Aid Intergrated Services

Hi Steven, just to say a great big thank you for your services at our away day on Tuesday.  Once again your food and service were excellent and we’ve had lots of feedback from staff to say how much they enjoyed it.

June 2018 

Mary

Thank you so much for doing the barbecue. You were all that you said you would be and it was a pleasure to work with you.

Our guests were all very complimentary about the food and service. ` the BBQ was excellent, everything was so brilliantly cooked and served. ` were the words of one of our guests.

June 2018 

Nicola

Absolutely amazing food, no complaints at all. really accomodating to our needs and kind curtious people. a pleasure to meet you both and a huge thank you for making our day a breeze not having to worry about the food side of things. we highly recommend summerby's to all, you wont be dissapointed. hopefully see you again at another doo in the future. newlyweds kierren & nicola

May 2018

"It is always difficult to get some decent food when playing functions/weddings, but tonight was special..."

Gareth

I perform in a function band and had the pleasure of working alongside Summerby’s this evening. Being vegan, it’s always difficult to get some decent food when playing functions/weddings, but tonight was special... These guys went above and beyond to make sure we had more than enough food! Vegan cheese sandwiches (Something I haven’t had since being vegan) falafel and chutney sandwiches and bean and salad wraps. Spot on! Hope we work with you again!

May 2018 - Finger Buffet

"We are so glad we chose you guys!"

Mr and Mrs Anderson 

Hi Steven, thank you we tried to call you yesterday to say thank you once again. The food was absolutely amazing and you and your team are so lovely, we are so glad we chose you guys! Everyone we've asked said the food was beautiful, Spanish chicken being the favourite. We cannot express how happy we are and would recommend you to anyone who needs catering, you guys really are amazing! 

Thank you again 

May 2018 - Hot Buffet Catering

"Everyone enjoyed the food, the quality, variety and the presentation. ***** (5 stars) rating"

Tom

Thank you once again for the catering at Mums funeral wake at Richard Herrod Centre, Carlton on 12th April 2018.

Everyone enjoyed the food, the quality, variety and the presentation.   ***** (5 stars) rating.

I would certainly be happy to use you again and also recommend you to anyone else.

April 2018 - Finger Buffet

"From the first meeting, right through to the event it shines through how much Steven loves what he does"

Laura & Nathan

We have used Steven and his team on 2 occasions now and will 100% recommend him to everyone. He catered for our wedding 2 years ago (carvery and dessert) and more recently for our daughters Christening )hot buffet). We had in excess of 100 guests, but Steven makes the day run so smoothly, you would never of thought he had fed that many people. He is completely reliable, so you can enjoy your day and know your catering is in good hands. From the first meeting, right through to the event it shines through how much Steven loves what he does and that’s why his food is so delicious! 
If you are considering Summerbys catering, then go ahead and book!! Thanks again Steven.

Feb 2018 - Hot Buffet Catering

Summerbys catered for our Golden Wedding anniversary at the weekend , the service was excellent and the food was amazing

Mick

Summerbys catered for our Golden Wedding anniversary at the weekend , the service was excellent and the food was amazing , it was all we hoped for and more besides . Highly Recommended !!! Kath & Mick Unwin 

November 2017 - Carvery Catering

The staff were very good at keeping all of the timings on track even though we were late to start the meal.

Hannah

Summerby's did the catering for our wedding recently and they provided a great service. They are very reasonably priced and the food is of a very good standard. We had a 3 course meal and a buffet for the evening. The staff were very good at keeping all of the timings on track even though we were late to start the meal. Steve and his team are happy to listen to what you want and will happily tailor things to what you like. The staff were very friendly and polite. We would happily use them again for other functions.

October 2017 - 3 Course Formal Dinner

The carvery was probably the best I have ever had and all of our guests loved it. We had a few gluten free guests and some veggies and they were all catered for. The puddings were to die for.

Craig

Summerbys catered for our wedding yesterday and we are so happy we booked them. We had a carvery and pudding and then had the guys back for sausage & bacon cobs and chips for evening food.

The carvery was probably the best I have ever had and all of our guests loved it. We had a few gluten free guests and some veggies and they were all catered for. The puddings were to die for.

The evening food went down brilliantly, everyone loved something other than a cold buffet, highly recommended!

Steven has been great all the way through, never any stress or problems. He knows he serves great food but there's no pretencion, he's just happy knowing everyone is enjoying themselves.

Highly recommended all round and would not have changed a thing.

October 2017 - Carvery Catering

Great catering for our sons christening! Lovely food, great service and communication. Will definitely be using again. Thanks!

Aimee

Great catering for our sons christening! Lovely food, great service and communication. Will definitely be using again. Thanks!

September 2017

The BBQ was amazing, his customs service in the run up and on the day was faultless. All of our guests have been raving about the food. Thanks!

Mary

Steven provided our food for our wedding last week and the BBQ was amazing, his customs service in the run up and on the day was faultless. All of our guests have been raving about the food. Thanks!

August 2017

Lovely guys . Great food. Very communicative in the lead up and very relaxed and professional on the day. Coped well with outdoor venue even though it did rain- they had an emergency gazebo to cover our Dragonboat serving table

Sonia

Lovely guys . Great food. Very communicative in the lead up and very relaxed and professional on the day. Coped well with outdoor venue even though it did rain- they had an emergency gazebo to cover our Dragonboat serving table

July 2017

The carvery was a huge success and plate after plate of steaming hot food appeared with happy guests! The pudding plates were cleared too, never seen such empty plates at a wedding and so glad it was mine

Tracey

We hired Summerbys for our wedding June 17. The carvery was a huge success and plate after plate of steaming hot food appeared with happy guests! The pudding plates were cleared too, never seen such empty plates at a wedding and so glad it was mine.

The staff worked tirelessly considering the heat of our day and remained professional throughout.A pleasure to deal with Steven from start to finish and will have no hesitation in recommending or using again.

Only regret is that I didn't ask for 2 plated meals so I could enjoy it without the excitement and nerves.

Massive thank you for making our day perfect.

Mr & Mrs!

June 2017

Portions were expertly judged, our guests were all happily fed and left barely anything. Dessert was also very good. Summerby's have been very straightforward and easy to deal with.

Louise

Summerby's catered our wedding on the 3rd June with a lunch and evening buffet. Lunch food was delicious and very well presented, especially with the additional challenge of being outdoors in a slightly muddy woodland!
Evening buffet was equally good, things all changed over and were prepared behind the scenes without me even noticing. Guests with special dietary needs were well taken care of. Steven and his team were very attentive to all our guests and took obvious pride in their work and in delivering a great meal. Portions were expertly judged, our guests were all happily fed and left barely anything. Dessert was also very good.
Summerby's have been very straightforward and easy to deal with, I felt confident trusting in their expertise. We had a lot of compliments on the food from our guests throughout the day.

June 2017

On a scale of 1 to 10, Summerbys comes 10+ and I wouldn't hesitate to use them again or recommend them. Many thanks, Steven and Sharon, for your part in making a sad day all the easier to bear.

Steve

Summerbys Catering provided a first-class buffet reception for my father's funeral this month.  Value-for-money was superb as was the actual catering; don't miss the strawberry cheesecake and carrot cake - awesome!  Everything was waiting when we arrived, beautifully presented, and Steven was on hand throughout to offer an unobtrusive helping hand whenever it was needed.  On a scale of 1 to 10, Summerbys comes 10+ and I wouldn't hesitate to use them again or recommend them.  Many thanks, Steven and Sharon, for your part in making a sad day all the easier to bear.'

June 2017

The food was absolutely amazing and fit in so well with our relaxed and informal wedding.

Kym

We got married on Sunday and Summerbys provided our catering for the whole day including carvery for lunch and a BBQ in the evening. The food was absolutely amazing and fit in so well with our relaxed and informal wedding.
We were very lucky with the weather and being able to eat BBQ food in the sunshine with a beer on my wedding day was just perfect! 

Thank you so much!!!

May 2017

Your enthusiasm from the moment we started planning was a clear indicator that this was going to be wonderful.

Drew

Thank you Steven and Summerbys. The food at our wedding was excellent. Your enthusiasm from the moment we started planning was a clear indicator that this was going to be wonderful. We had the carvery for 114 people and it was all executed brilliantly. No one felt they were waiting too long to get food and everyone was definitely well fed.

Thank you.

May 2017

We would recommend Steve for any occasion.....he quickly grasps what is required, he is very approachable

Wendy

Steve and his team catered for our daughter and son in law's wedding in April. From the first meeting right through to clear up on the wedding day, Steve was professional, helpful and totally accommodating. We felt completely confident in leaving the catering to him and we weren't disappointed: he and his team served efficiently and quickly, and nothing was too much trouble. He communicated well throughout the process, arrived and set up promptly and the food was absolutely excellent. We would recommend Steve for any occasion.....he quickly grasps what is required, he is very approachable and has the experience and expertise...along with his friendly team.... to produce great results.

May 2017

Steven provided a catered Sunday brunch in our house, the day after our wedding for guests who were still in the area. It was a complete success

Catherine

Steven provided a catered Sunday brunch in our house, the day after our wedding for guests who were still in the area. It was a complete success, and he managed it all single-handedly, including setting up and clearing up, without any disruption. Everyone was delighted, and the price was very reasonable. We couldn't recommend him enough, and we'll certainly use his services again for other events. Catherine & Mike

April 2017

The service on the night was brilliant, so organised and all the tables got served quickly. The food was delicious. I couldn't have asked for a better catering service.

Eleanor

We booked Steven for our wedding on the 18th of February 2017. The team were excellent from beggining to end. Steven was able to cater to all my guests needs including gluten free guests. The service on the night was brilliant, so organised and all the tables got served quickly. The food was delicious. I couldn't have asked for a better catering service.

Feb 2017

The food was superb and the chocolate fountain went down a storm as a surprise for guests! Thank you so much!

Jeni

Amazing service from Steven and the team. The food was superb and the chocolate fountain went down a storm as a surprise for guests! Thank you so much!

Feb 2017

Had carvery for my 50th Birthday. Everything was done and ready when I arrived so had no worries about food. BUT the best bit was the FOOD it was fantastic enjoy everything about it

Mandy

Had carvery for my 50th Birthday. Everything was done and ready when I arrived so had no worries about food. BUT the best bit was the FOOD it was fantastic enjoy everything about it - the meat was lovely (beef, turkey and gammon), the veggies were lovely especially the cauliflower cheese and the cheese cake for pudding was amazing. Thanking them for making my night even more special x

January 2017

All in all, I will recommend Summerbys to my friends and family, good honest, well cooked affordable food.

Cyrstal

We booked Steven and the team for our wedding on the 17th December. We had soup followed by a carvery and apple crumble for dessert. The meal was delicious, the portions were plentiful and the meat was divine. There was so much choice even the fussiest of people had something to eat. All the guests enjoyed the meal, some even struggled to finish. One guest commented that the food at her sons rather expensive wedding wasn't a patch on what Steven and his team served at ours. Truly delicious! 
Through out the planning Steven was helpful and offered advice to make sure every thing was covered and ran smoothly. The chef and waiting staff were professional and helpful. On the day it was one thing I didn't need to worry about as Steven knew exactly what he was doing. 
All in all, I will recommend Summerbys to my friends and family, good honest, well cooked affordable food. All of our guests were pleased and my husband and I had fully tummies! Well done Summerbys. Steven told me on the phone what he aimed to deliver and I have to say you did a great job! Many thanks Mr and Mrs harvey x X

December 16

I have had non-stop feedback and praise about the food that evening; it was absolutely delicious and brilliant value for money.

Emily-Rose - Technical Administrator from Aecom

10/10: We booked Summerby’s for a hot buffet for our Office’s Christmas party early in December and from start to finish, Steven and his team were professional, helpful and friendly. As party organiser, I have had non-stop feedback and praise about the food that evening; it was absolutely delicious and brilliant value for money. Perfect portions, a brilliant set-up that worked well with our party and a quick and efficient finish, I would definitely recommend for any event.

December 2016

I wanted to thank all your team for helping to make my Father's funeral celebration on Thursday at Wollaton Hall

Kristina

I wanted to thank all your team for helping to make my Father's funeral celebration on Thursday at Wollaton Hall such a special and memorable day. The carvery and desserts you provided were delicious and the smell of the roast pork when we entered the hall was wonderful. You and your staff were discreet yet approachable from the first time I rang to the day itself.

November 2016

Wonderful catering, the carvery was the same level from beginning to end with 120 guests.

Hazel

Wonderful catering, the carvery was the same level from beginning to end with 120 guests. The evening fajitas were equally as tasty. Very good value for money and extremely good service.

October 2016

All of our guests loved it and are still talking about it!! Will highly recommend these guys and will be definitely using them again!

Alix

Wow what can we say......Steven and the team catered for our wedding at the weekend and it was absolutely amazing!! We had a BBQ and it was absolutely delicious!!! The team were great and Steven was so brilliant to work with from start to finish. All of our guests loved it and are still talking about it!! Will highly recommend these guys and will be definitely using them again! Thanks for helping to make our wedding so special, from the new Mr & Mrs Brooks!

September 2016

Wow! where do I start. We hired Summerbys Catering for my daughters wedding.........

Debbie 

Wow!  where do I start. We hired Summerbys Catering for my daughters wedding on Saturday. After our initial meeting with Steven, we knew we had made the right choice . Throughout the planning Steven has been so professional, we chose a 3 course carvery for the wedding breakfast followed by a hot supper and chocolate fountain - 2 days after the wedding our guests are still talking about it. The food was excellent, it was presented with thought and plenty of it!! The staff wereunbelievable, nothing was too much for them - thank you so much for making this day as wonderful as it was. Planning pays a huge part in any event to enable this to run so smoothly - Steven, you certainly have this down to perfection! For anyone thinking of hiring a caterer for whatever event, I would not hesitate in recommending Summerbys Catering, I most certainly will be using them again and passing their details onto all of my contacts. Thank you again Steven and all of your staff for an excellent service received.

Kindest regards 

August 2016

Steven and his chef Clint were very professional, great communication beforehand, flexible in the event of British Summer weather (i.e Rain) arriving.

Claire 

We booked Summerbys for our first ever joint office BBQ on 20th July 2016. Steven and his chef Clint were very professional, great communication beforehand, flexible in the event of British Summer weather (i.e Rain) arriving. On the day they arrived and set-up with no hassle or involvement from me.

The food itself was great - all the staff enjoyed it - was able to cater for our Vegetarian/Vegan and Halal colleagues all to their satisfaction. I have already had emailsfrom colleagues advising that they enjoyed the event and the MD is already looking forward to next years event.

Thank you Steven and Clint.

July 2016

Had loads of comments about how delicious the food was, and at such a fantastic price!

Andrea and Phil

Just wanted to thank you for the amazing service you provided on Saturday, couldn't recommend you more! Had loads of comments about how delicious the food was, and at such a fantastic price! The chocolate fountain also went down a treat - sadly I didn't get a chance to have any! Thank you for been so flexible on what could have been a difficult set of arrangements, much appreciated.

June 2016

Steven, Clint and their team did an amazing 3 course meal for 168 people in Retford town hall.

Raphaela

A massive thank you to summerby's catering, Steven Clint and their team did an amazing 3 course meal for 168 people in Retford town hall, for a charity ball. I've had so many compliments about the food, I would definitely use summerby's catering again. Thank you for helping make the charity ball a success.
I wish you all the best. Rae X

May 2016

Steven is a cool guy, and a wonderful, wonderful choice for any event

Rebecca

Steven is a cool guy, and a wonderful, wonderful choice for any event - we had him and his team do us a carvery for our wedding last weekend, and it was a total hit! Really, really lovely food - the gammon got a LOT of compliments, and as I'm a vegetarian I can honestly say the veggie options were lovely - creamy garlic mushrooms, nut roast with all the trimmings, and your apple pie is something special!! Huge gratitude and respect from me and Carl - we had a lovely day, and your food was a highlight. Loved meeting you! Thank you xxx

May 2016

Steve and his staff went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect.

Louise

From start to finish Steve and his team were fantastic. The food was great, excellent range of meals, Steve and his staff went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. I cannot recommend Summerby's highly enough. Fantastic.

April 2016

Everything was taken care of professionally, kindly and considerately.

This one is from Amanda (family member)

Steve and his team catered for my parents golden wedding anniversary on Sunday. Everything was taken care of professionally, kindly and considerately. The meal and service on the day was second to none. The quality of the food was exceptional and the staff very friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and you could tell from their manner that all Steve and his team wanted to do was make our day stress free and enjoyable. I would have no hesitation about booking or recommending summerbys catering to family and friends. Once again thank you very much for your excellent work and all the effort you put in to make our day so special. many thanks betty and ernie

March 2016

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