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WEDDINGS

 

We got married at the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat in March 2016.

The food provided by Katrina of Caterina and her team was beyond amazing. During set up the team thought of everything! Even the things I had not!... And were happy and willing to problem solve and make things happen in the hours leading up to our wedding!!! The team (headed by Katrina) were professional, warm and engaging, efficient, and so very helpful. 

The feast! What a feast it was... Each table, each guest had more than enough delicious food to sink their teeth into! The variety was great and the flavours delish. Dietary requirements were catered for with tasty and stylish dishes, leading to all guests who did receive a special meal complimenting us on how delicious and 'not boring' it was :) 

The day after breakfast; just what we all needed! What a great way to bring everyone together the next day after a great party... With a yummy breakfast. There was so much variety... The breakfast catered to all tastes. 

We received so much good feedback from our guests regarding the reception and breakfast spreads. Our guests were delighted with the food choices, how tasty things were and the generous amounts to share on each table.

An overall winner. Caterina at Kangaroo Valley - highly recommended by us and our guests :) 

Lia and James Bain (March 2016)


We both want to say thank you for the amazing meal you and your team created and served for us and our guests. The food was amazing, just right for the cold winter weather and there was plenty to go around. The banquet style service for dinner was exactly what we wanted to bring our guests together by truly sharing the meal. So many of our guests commented on how good the food was - they were all very well fed! Thank you also for your on-the-day flexibility with the rainy weather - the decision to move the post-ceremony canape and drinks service to the reception hall was a very good idea! Everyone was kept warm by the fire and the food. And we must mention the cake. It was three tiers of chocolate goodness. We selected three different flavours to suit everyone's tastes, but it turns out that everyone loved all of the flavours and (at three pieces each) the cake got devoured, fueling the all night dancing! It was the wedding highlight for our chocolate-loving brother-in-law who months later is still reminiscing about the cake. 

Mel and Prashan (June 2016)


It is almost two months after our wedding in April 2015 and I still have dreams about the amazing food that Katrina and her team prepared for us!

I do not have the words to fully express my gratitude to Katrina. Her helpfulness, and patience with my millions of questions pre-wedding, including changes to the menu, went above and beyond what I expected and made my preparations so much easier! Katrina and her team's talent in the kitchen surpassed everyone's expectations and the amount of people I had making comments about how amazing the food was, was ridiculous! Forget that I just got married, did you try the beef cheeks?! Katrina's organisation meant that everything went off without a hitch and her team were beyond friendly and helpful for all of my guests.

I couldn't have asked for more! All that is left to say is; book Caterina for your next event and you won't regret it! (and can you invite me too?! - I promise I won't eat much.... maybe!)

Thank you again Katrina, my day would have never been as wonderful as it was without your talent and insight.  

Zoe and Cam (June 2015)


What can we say, the food was absolutely amazing. More than what we expected. Everything about it was beautiful, even the staff. People still ring me up and talk about it and wish you were close by so they can come into your restaurant and eat your food. It was so yummy, we have been to many weddings and never had food like yours....truly cooked from the heart :). Although everything was lovely, I wish I booked you to do our meals all weekend.

Hope you are well and you never know I might see you again as many guests loved your food and venue.

Frances and Glen (May 2015)


The service that you provided for our wedding at Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat in May 2015, was outstanding. All of the food provided on the day was absolutely scrumptious, there was plenty to go around and no one was left hungry or unsatisfied. 

We had nothing but good praise about the meals. Guests commented that it was the best they had eaten in a long time! I am still talking about the food and receiving compliments months after the wedding! (I still think about the eggplant involtini to this day lol).

Staff were amazing, polite and attentive, with special thanks to Andrew? (I hope i got his name correct). He was a life saver, giving us tips on the day, to help make sure everything ran smoothly.

When organising a wedding you want everything to be hassle free and you want to get your money’s worth, well Caterina catering ticks every box and more!

Jay and Myself could not have asked for a more successful addition to our wedding. 

If you want wholesome nourishing food with a warm rustic feel these guys are the one, can’t recommended you highly enough!

Thanks again for making our day stress free and delicious!

Jay and Lauren (May 2015)


Katrina was extremely helpful in everything involved in catering our wedding at the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat. She was dedicated to meeting our needs, vision and budget and was refreshingly flexible. The whole process of working with her and her team was most enjoyable and the quality of food at our wedding was notably commented on by so many of our guests. Jason and I even passed up sunset photos so as not to miss the dinner! Many thanks!

Melissa and Jason (March 2015)


Dear Katrina and team,

Thank you so so much for being a huge positive part of our special day.

I am thrilled to say that my guests were raving on about the food at our wedding. 

Jarrod's Auntie is a chef and she said "It was the best food she has EVER had at a wedding" (she has been to ALOT). I think she may have even contacted you about it.

The food was presented beautifully, tasted phenomenal and there was plenty of it.

The food at our wedding was PERFECT! 

Thank you so much for all your hard work. You and your team have truly impressed myself and all our guests.

Many thanks,

Jodi and Jarrod (March 2015)


How good is this food? The comment we loved hearing over and over on our special day. As foodies, having unique, fresh and delicious food at our wedding was really important and we weren’t the slightest bit disappointed. Katrina helped us plan our menu and was always open to small changes that made our wedding extra special. The food was beautifully presented, fresh and timed to perfection. If you’re looking for a caterer who is professional, hard working, flexible and produces high quality food, then look no further than Caterina in Kangaroo Valley, you won’t regret it. 

Anisa and Ryan (March 2015)


I wanted to write to say thank you SO much for the weekend. Everyone raved about the food. I have honestly not heard people talk so much about how good the food was at a wedding before. Even the following days people were still talking about it saying it was the nicest meal they have had in a long time. Kane and I loved every mouthful too, it's exactly what we wanted and we could not be happier!

I appreciate all your help in the coordination too and to the staff on Sunday for preparing the breakfast which was also well received.

All the best,

Ainslie and Kane (February 2015)


Thank you so much for the amazing, mouth watering food you prepared for our wedding. It was so delicious and our guests were raving about it. Thank you so much for catering for  the allergies we had and for answering all our questions; you really did make our reception run so smoothly. I only wish I had been able to eat more of your Velvet Mocha Moose, so yummy. 

Again, thank you.

Sam and Matt Jordan (June 2014)


We just wanted to thank you for doing such a great job with the catering for our wedding at the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat in May earlier this year. The food was outstanding and our friends are still talking about it. Many of our guests said that it was the best food they had ever eaten! There is nothing more we could have asked of our caterer, so thank you for exceeding our expectations.

You actually started helping us about 12 months before our wedding. You were very patient with all of our questions and numerous phone calls. You recommended how much beer and wine we would need and also gave us advice on catering for our engagement party. You also know the venue very well and this ensured that the reception area was set up appropriately for our guests. 

Our advice to anyone considering Caterina would be this:

Call Katrina and book her in. You can put all of your confidence in her to provide you with the best food some of your guests will ever eat. Her staff are professional and very kind. If you have any concerns in the lead up to your event all you have to do is call Katrina and the problem will be solved.

Thanks again Katrina!

Rachel and Daniel (May 2014)


Thank you so much for the amazing food on our magical Day. We were so pleased with quality. Our day was absolute perfection and we thank you very much for being  a part of it.

Thank you,

Scott & Shannon (May 2014)


Hi Katrina and all of your staff,

I can't thank you enough for everything you did for myself and Matthew before and during  and after our wedding day. If there is one thing all of our guests have commented on it how wonderful the food was, and that they didn't leave hungry. The banquet was definitely the best option so I am glad I pulled my head in and listened to you and mum :)

Thank you for your assistance with making arrangements for the changing weather, it was so wonderful to have someone with experience help in decision making so that the day could be the best possible day. 

Attached are the photo's from our photographer, I was hoping for some table shots, however I hope these may help if you have other clients like myself who like to see visuals. If you want to publish any let me know and I shall check with Nicholas if this is OK. Unfortunately he left before the dessert and cheese platters :(

The vegetarian meal also received a lot of comments as to how delicious it looked and was.

Dessert was also amazing, everything all just lived up to all promises and exceeded them. One thing I absolutely loved was how you and your staff arranged breakfast the next morning, I would recommend this to everyone as not only did the place look great, (as I have memories of what it looked like at 5am) the small touch of arranging items from the wedding on the breakfast table just made it feel like our wedding day extended a little further. 

Not too sure who got up and sang with the band but this also added to the night, as my idea of a wedding is that everyone feels welcome, so I hope your staff did as well.

I wanted this email to say so much more and if there is anyway I can recommend your company further please let me know as I am happy to assist.

Take Care and THANK YOU sooooooo much again.

Heidi and Matthew Smith (May 2014)


Hi Katrina, 

Thanks so much for the weekend. The vego food was amazing and all the guests are still talking about how beautiful the pumpkin ravioli and sweet potato was. All of your staff were so lovely and friendly too :) 

Thank you for an unforgettable weekend. 

Claudia & John (April 2014)


Katrina, we would like to express our most sincere appreciation of your catering services for our wedding. We, along with our guests, cannot speak highly enough of your beautiful food, its meticulous presentation, its superb quality & quantity, your attention to detail, approachability and above all your professionalism. We had high expectations for all aspects of our day and you well and truly surpassed these, for which we are delighted. Thank you so much for your patience with my questions throughout! And a huge thank you for the ease at which you adapted to our unexpected changes. Knowing that your caterer will make everything okay regardless of any obstacles is a sure sign of confidence and trust and we had that from you and your team. Thank you again for adding to such a terrific day.

Aisling & Stuart Jackson (March 2014)


Hi Katrina,

We just wanted to say a very big thank you for all of your hard work for our wedding weekend! Your food was delicious and we have received so many compliments on everything from the breakfasts, the canapés and the wedding meal itself. So many people have told us how refreshing it was to see such an abundance of food come out of the kitchen and despite all the dancing, nobody went to bed hungry!

The gourmet BBQ you served up on Saturday night was delectable and we cant thank you enough for everything you did. You and your staff were so accommodating and we both agree that you helped make our weekend something so special!

All the best,

Joe and Holly (March 2014)


Hey Katrina,

We just wanted to say Thank you for the wonderful job you did for our wedding. The staff were amazing and the food well it was just delicious. The whole night went off seamlessly. So thankyou again for such a delicious evening and for all your efforts to make our night as special as it was. 

Regards

Kylie & David (March 2014) 


We just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for all your help leading up to our wedding, answering all our questions and dealing with all the changes. Thank you for the amazing food at the wedding and breakfast the next morning. We've had so many comments from guests about how much they loved the food.

 We really appreciated all the hard work your team put in, including following the bridal party delivering (delicious) canapés and drinks! You and your team made our day/night stress free and so enjoyable.

 Thank you so much,

Alice and Michael (February 2014)


My husband, John, and I got married at the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat on January 11, 2014 and we could not be happier with our choice of venue.

The Bush Retreat is so naturally beautiful and we were able to create the fun, relaxed atmosphere that we were hoping for.

The breath taking “Bush Chapel” was the perfect location for our ceremony and the late afternoon view from the deck, where we had drinks and canapés, was absolutely stunning! We didn’t have to leave the property for photos because every where you look there is stunning scenery and beautiful views.

We used Katrina Endean from Caterina Catering for the food and she was so easy to communicate with and went out of her way to make it all so easy for us. We have received so much positive feedback about her food and also the service from her staff. One of our friends said “It was the best food I have eaten at any wedding EVER!”.

Everything about having our wedding at the Bush Retreat was easy from our very first visit to the property, right up until the end. All the staff were extremely helpful, friendly and professional. Nadine and Joshua, the property managers, were so helpful when we arrived to set everything up. They were around to answer any questions and give advise but they also made us feel very relaxed and like we could do things how ever we wanted.

We chose the venue because of it’s unique, natural beauty and the fact that we and many of our guests could stay on site and make an entire weekend of it. It was so fun to be able to catch up with everyone again the next morning for the beautiful “recovery breakfast” that Katrina and her staff prepared.

We really could not be happier that we chose the kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat for our wedding venue. It was a really fun, relaxed weekend that we will remember fondly forever!

Penny & John (January 2014)


Katrina was an absolute pleasure to have as our caterer every step of the way. Our wedding was all the more special because she and her staff were so responsive and lovely. Above all else the food exceeded all our expectations. Both us and our guests spoke about the food as one of the best elements of our wedding. Thank you so much, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you and your staff and your beautiful locally sourced menu. 

Richard & Alena Turley (January 2014)


CONFERENCES

 

I would like to sincerely thank you, the managers, Joshua and Nadine and the Caterina catering team for making our team conference the best ever! The event planning process, cleanliness of the facility, quality of the food and beverage, and the level of on-site service provided by the catering staff exceeded my expectations. The entire experience was wonderful – the managers were responsive to every query and accommodating to everyone’s needs. Our entire group have agreed that we must have our next offsite team conference at Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat. A huge thank you once again and congratulations to your great team for a job well done. I would highly recommend your amazing venue for any event.

Best regards,

Haylee Alder, NICTA (April 2014)


We want to give our huge massive Thank you and heaps love to Katrina. She is truly amazing and an inspiration to us all! Her food is unbelievable delicious and surprised our team all the time. It is Wow factor and high five to you Katrina, Well done! Everyone agreed that her food is the top, and her passion for the local fresh produce is much appreciated.

All our special diets had been met, even for the medical condition.

The very well prepared afternoon tea for our canoeing trip, the healthy mixed nuts you selected and prepared for us, the delicious homemade slices, we thank you Katrina for your time and efforts in preparing all these for us.

Once again Thank you for looking after our taste buds so well Katrina. We all love you and your lovely team!

We also want to say Thank you Louiza. Thank you for keeping the beautiful Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat.

It is now not only a gem on the beautiful south coast but also a treasure and warm memory in our Bakels people’s heart.

We wish you and your team all the best. Please feel free to stop by if you are in Sydney.

Warmest Regards,

Cindy Jiao, Australian Bakels Pty Ltd (February 2014)