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TESTIMONIALS

Sarah Raven - Oxfordshire Seminar Luncheons

'Croxfords did an absolutely amazing job when they catered for my husband's 65th/retirement party. They are super-efficient and the food was delicious. My phone has hardly stopped ringing from people raving about the party and especially the food. Many thanks to Suzan and her team.' Sue Brooks – 65th birthday – September 2017 

'A very quick note to say a massive thank you for putting on an amazing feast - the food was well loved by all (especially the pavlova) - and your staff were courteous and incredibly professional!' Stephen Barnett - Groom – September 2017

'Thanks so much for everything on the weekend. We've had really lovely comments about your delicious food and your very helpful and cheery staff.' Tracy Howell – mother of the bride – September 2017

'Thank you so much for the lovely lasagna and cake delivery on Friday. Michael wrote me on Saturday to say the lasagna was “essentially a religious experience.” I think they were all very pleased to have also had a reunion with your delightful GF chocolate cake which looked beautiful.  As always, a pleasure to work with you, and thanks again for making the one year anniversary so special.'  Cyndi Privett – bride’s mother – August 2017

'I wanted to say a really massive thank you for all the delicious food you provided at my wedding and all your hard work on the day and in the run up. It really made the day and I have had countless comments since from friends on how good the lunch was.  Thank you for making it such a special and fun and happy day for us! 'Liz Bonsor – bride – August 2017

'Thank you for the amazing service that we received from the Croxford's team on Monday! Honestly, the entire reception went wonderfully because you were in charge! We are extremely grateful.' Lionel and Priya Faffchamps – bride and groom – August 2017

Thank you for a magnificent spread on Saturday - guests very happy with everything.  And well done for coping with our dodgy oven!  Hugs to Nyree, who stayed cheerful throughout. Freda Volans – 30th birthday party – July 2017 

'The food for our wedding was exceptional! Thanks to Suzan Croxford and her team. Thank you so much we have had so many people ask who did the food. One of our friends said who ever made the canapes should be knighted :) Everything about the food and the professionalism of the waiters and waitresses was fabulous. Thank you for making our day even better! Tessa O’Brien – bride – July 2017

'I was absolutely bowled over by the professionalism of you and your staff, it made the day go so well for us. My friends and family have not stopped talking about the incredible food you gave us. You are a very strong and capable woman which I saw at our first meeting that gave me such confidence that I could relax knowing you had it covered. Not only that but you are also a caring and lovable women.  Thank you so very much.' Deborah Jones – mother of the bride – July 2017

'You and your ‘girls’ did an amazing job yesterday. Thank you, thank you. My Mother had the perfect send off.'  Rosie Dent – memorial service – June 2017

'Suzan and her team were so helpful and professional. The food was delicious and she was super friendly and I would recommend them to anyone!' Natalie Barnes – Bride – June 2017

'A belated thank you for your team’s efforts at our party; We were blessed with the weather and have had many very favourable comments about the food, so thank you. We will not hesitate to recommend you to our friends.'  Diana Boxall – 50th wedding anniversary – June 2017

'Just wanted to say a massive thank you for Saturday night to you and your team, the food was lovely and everyone remarked on it. 
I am not sure if you had finished and packed off however we have done a rough calculation and we think we raised around £13000 if not more'.  Francesca Peck – Black Tie Ball- June 2017

'Croxfords catered our wedding and subsequently our daughters christening. Fantastic staff, amazing food, and a whole experience; second to none. Suzan listens to what you want and adds her own unique flair to make the whole event the best in every way!'! Charlotte and Sam Clarke – May 2017

'Croxfords were excellent in all areas - planning and delivering delicious food which was served efficiently and pleasantly allowing everyone to relax'. Beryl Marsden – May 2017

'Our son got married in Canada last October, so this was not a wedding reception but an informal marquee party for family and friends who could not travel 'across the pond'. Nevertheless Suzan and her team were most professional from start to finish. Everyone has commented on the quality and quantity of the food provided, and the attentiveness of the staff.At our very first meeting, Suzan put us completely at ease and made several very helpful suggestions regarding the menu as we had no particular theme in mind. If you find the whole process a little daunting, then be sure that Croxfords will take care of everything. We thoroughly recommend them.' Karen Ryan – grooms mother  - April 2017 

‘Huge thanks to you and your wonderful team for looking after us all so well last night.  The food was delicious and your staff charming and attentive. We both thought that the whole day went brilliantly (except for the best man's speech which you were probably spared!)’ -Martin and Helena Mercer parents of the bride – 17th December 2016

Thank you so much for a wonderful evening last night… Dinner was delicious, and you were superbly well organised. You got a lot of compliments! Please thank all the girls for their hard work.’ - Catherine Wills – November 2016 supper

Thank you so much for everything you and your team did to make Malcolm's party so enjoyable. The food was wonderful and your staff made everything run very smoothly during the day. Many, many thanks.’ - Dianne Taylor – October 2016 – 70th birthday

 ‘Thank you so much for everything you have done to make Henry and Carly’s wedding go so well. We have had letter after letter saying how delicious the food was, what a good idea to have bowl food and how nice it was to be able to mingle - so that decision was the right one! Your wedding cake is absolutely delicious and will make visitors to Studley Farm House (as well as Andrew) so happy in the months ahead. I am still wondering how to fit it in to my bulging freezers! The bank of plugs that ‘went’ in the barn were due to the loo electrics being wrongly connected….thank you for your good grace and unflappable kitchen; you produced delicious fish and chips despite all that. Everything about the catering was excellent and we are looking forward to catching up with Carly and Henry when they return to talk it all through - but I know they were thrilled with it all. Please thank all your team for us, they did a marvellous job. Sunday lunch was a triumph too, delicious, and Penny and Enya could not have been more helpful. Thank you Suzan, for all your patience and good humour as well as all your delicious food, you helped make the day what it was - a thoroughly good party and an excellent celebration.’ -  Annie Payne – mother of the bride September 2016

I can’t compliment you and your team enough – the wedding weekend was a huge success, very much owing to your great efforts. I didn’t get a chance to pop in and see you on Sunday but I also LOVED the lunch – so did Rosie. Your coronation chicken was sublime and the tomato salad was so fresh. We loved it all.’ -  Cyndi Privett – mother of the bride August 2016

‘Arthur and I just wanted to thank you for making our day so superb.  The tables looked sensational and the food was sublime. The crab and duck were to die for; I wish I could eat it all again! You put us completely at ease throughout the whole process, which we really appreciate!  We will be recommending you left right and centre!’  - Joanna and Arthur Ponsonby – Bride and Groom 23 July 2016

‘Thank you so much for your valuable contribution towards making Joanna and Arthur`s wedding day such a huge success. The food was delicious from canapes to cheese board.’ - Tom Hunt – father of the bride  23 July 2016

‘We wanted to let you know there were so many compliments about the food and service from everyone! Thank goodness we found Croxfords! Huge thanks from Andrew and me and my Mum and Dad for helping everything run so smoothly! We really did have such a wonderful day!’ - Anna and Andrew – Bride and Groom  July 9th 2016

‘I cannot recommend Croxford’s enough: wonderful food, excellent staff and a "nothing is too much trouble" attitude. Thank you so much for catering our special day’- Laura and Kevin Preston – Bride and Groom –  2nd July 2016

‘Wow! That was an amazing dinner last night. We so enjoyed it and have had so many really enthusiastic comments about the food. The duck was especially enjoyed, but everyone also loved the canapés and the salad. And the pudding table was truly amazing.  We thought that your team were all tremendous - so professional and so nice. It really makes such a difference for a party like that to have such positive people helping there.’ ‘Thank you for a wonderful dinner for Alice's 21st.  We were delighted with everything, it was all delicious, especially the dessert table which was a triumph and looked wonderful.’ -  Mr and Mrs Harman – Alice’s 21st Birthday party  18th June 2016

‘Croxfords were all absolutely fantastic!!  Everyone commented on how great the food was and we were so impressed, we will recommend you for sure! ‘ - Laura and Tom – bride and groom - Rousham House –  10th June 2016

‘Thank you so much for providing the refreshments at our gathering at Rousham House.  Everything was excellent, food and drinks delicious and the service and provision was friendly and efficient.  We couldn’t have wished for better on such a difficult occasion.’ -  The Treadgold family – 7th June 2016

 Thank you so much to Suzan and the team at Croxfords. They catered our wedding last month and produced some of the best food we and our guests have ever had, let alone at a wedding! The service was attentive and professional from the first moment. We cannot recommend Croxfords enough! Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day so special!’ - Lucy and Dylan – wedding –  4th June 2016 – Rousham House

‘Thank you so much for Sunday it was fantastic, the food was absolutely delish!! Every single thing!! And you guys really made the day special, everyone loved it! - Denise Tumalty – Baby Shower Afternoon Tea –  May 22nd 2016

 

‘Thank you so much for everything that you did to make our wedding a success.  The food was all amazing and everything was well organised!  Thank you!!’ Katie and Gareth – bride and groom -August 2015

‘Thank you for the amazing food at our wedding.  We and our guests have not stopped talking about it!’  Steven and Jo White – bride and groom - September 2015

‘Thank you so much for the delicious food served at our wedding.  Everybody commented on how great the food was.  We will definitely recommend you to any of our friends.’ Adam and Susannah – bride and groom - June 2015

‘Having now come up for air and spent the last few days mulling over what a success the party was last Sunday, I know that in very great measure it was you and ‘the girls’ who made it so.  Every single ‘thank-you’ letter and email I’ve received mentions the wonderful food and the imaginative way it was served.  I found it such fun choosing the menu with you and your support and encouragement over the months beforehand was much appreciated. If I ever take on such a task again, you’ll be the first to hear about it!’ Diana Toeman – Midsummers party – June 2015

 ‘A quick note to say thank you very much for all your work at our wedding a fortnight ago. I think the food was delicious and very much enjoyed by everyone. The service was excellent throughout the afternoon and evening plus your bar staff left the place in a great state.’ Florence and Florian – bride and groom – July 2015

‘Thanks so much, again, for all the Croxfords team's hard work, skill and patience!  So many guests complimented the food ("best wedding ever" a consistent theme).  Thanks also on a personal note for all of your help on the organisational side of things, I don't think we could have done it without you, let alone had it go so spectacularly well.’ Alicia and Alex – bride and groom – August 2015

‘The general consensus was that tea was absolutely delicious in every way and beautifully presented. I had no doubt that it would be and everyone enjoyed themselves hugely, particularly Tony & Pippa. Thank you so much for doing it for us.’ Sir Tony Baldry retirement afternoon tea – North Oxford Conservatives – August 2015

‘The food was superb and the staff excellent. Thanks for the cake...!!  Thanks too for your assistance and guidance…..until the next time.’  Ian Baker – Beggars Barn Shutford – October 2015
 
‘A super evening again – many thanks’ Steeple Aston Cricket Club annual dinner – November 2015

"A huge thank you to you and your team for a fabulous evening. Everyone thought the food was fantastic, especially the lunch time figs and the stuffed pork - truly delicious. And lovely to come down feeling a little jaded this morning to a clean and tidy kitchen. We very much hope that you will come and help us out again!" Jo Milne, September 2014

"Just wanted to thank you all for the fabulous food at our Michaelmas Ball last Saturday. The feedback has been great and the beef was gorgeous - a tough crowd to please when you've got all those farmers under one roof! We're not the easiest bunch to work with - especially when it comes to deadlines - but you've always been very helpful and patient. Looking forward to working with you again in the future!" Bucks Fyfc - Michaelmas Ball, Creslow, September 2014

"We are so grateful to you and your whole team for an awesome day! Thank you all so much. The food was absolutely perfect and the tables looked brilliant. We want you to know that everyone is raving about the food, especially the steak and how on earth you managed to feed that many with everything perfect!
Sarah Cadwallader and Alex Smith - wedding, September 2014

"Thank you for such excellent food and service at Sarh and Alex's wedding on Saturday. I went round each table after the meal and on each one they said how lovely the meal was: the salmon and the beef especially were praised time after time. It was no mean feat getting 140 meals served smoothly, and all hot. Thank you, and your staff, for all the hard work you put into making the day the success it was. The service was excellent." Debby and Jim Cadwallader - wedding, September 2014

"5 Star is not enough! When my daughter got engaged she immediately said she wanted Croxfords to do the catering having been to several events where Suzan and her team have always produced incredible food and great service. A call was made and Charlotte's preferred date was available and so it was after that the church was booked. From the very start Suzan was amazing - listening to Charlotte and Sam's ideas and vision for their day and also coming up with other fantastic ways to make things extra special. Suzan was always available to give help and advice - always in a happy and relaxed manner so that you didn't feel you were being a bit of a nuisance. The food was as expected - beautifully presented and the flavours were incredible. We have had so many guests comment upon the food and how scrumptious it was. I would happily recommend Croxfords to anyone - they are so much more than caterers, they took so much weight and stress off our shoulders over the months and they are the reason why we were all able to relax and enjoy the whole day which was perfect." Lydia Powell - wedding, September 2014

"Just wanted to say thankyou again for all your help in making my birthday dinner such a success. The food was delicious and served with great good humour. it almost felt as though you were joining the party. We have let Camilla know how happy we were and said that we were happy to endorse you as a recommended supplier" Tony and Anglea Baker - Beggars Barn Shutford, August 2014

"Just a quick note to say thank you for the preparation of my birthday meal on Saturday night. It rounded off a perfect weekend." Roger Ingham - Beggars Barn, July 2014

"Thank you for every effort of every kind that you made towards our wedding. You did the most wonderful job, and I have received nothing but rave reviews about the food from our guests. The desserts, in particular, were a smash hit." Katie Musgrave - wedding, July 2014

"Thank you for all your hard work, wonderful food and excellent, happy, helpful and willing staff. It all went together to make it a wonderful and memorable day. We booked you because we had used you for Claire's wedding and we were very happy with that. A repeat booking is always the best. If we make a significant anniversary we will be in touch." Pam Morgan, John Fuller - wedding May 2014

"Just wanted to say thank you for the delicious dishes you prepared for us at the weekend. They definitely saved us a lot of hassle, and were very well received. And thank you also for the complimentary chocolate cake, it was delicious." Catherine Reaney -
Beggars Barn, Shutford - March 2014

"...I heartily agree with everything Valerie has said. Mum would have loved your handmade cooking – I really don’t think the word ‘catering’ does it justice. Everything was so delicious. At the same time, the event was organised with military precision. A great team brilliantly managed! Many thanks for making the day such a great success." Annie Stogdale – funeral, October 2013

"Huge thanks for a magnificent job well done, with great thanks also to your charming team, for all that you did to make the reception after Mum’s funeral on Friday so special. The food and service were excellent and I received so many compliments that I lost count. Very professional, great food and very nice staff, as my sons said afterwards. It was all delicious and beautifully executed. So hard to achieve, so fresh, given the heat in the kitchen and the basic facilities – you did it all with great cheer and no complaints, which in my limited experience is rare!" Valerie Stogdale - funeral October 2013

"WOW! Susan, how did you do that ? Thank you, and your lovely staff, so much for all your hard work in producing a delicious wedding breakfast. My head was buzzing with all the compliments on your behalf. Most people wished they had one of each pie!! Adrian tasted 2 ! The food was such an important part of a wedding and you excelled." Teresa Thompson - August 2013

"I want to thank you for the delicious food that you produced at our daughter's wedding breakfast at Hawley Farm. Not only was the reception a great success, a success in which you played no small part, but everyone (not just me) was impressed with the quality of the catering. One of the guests ate your mushroom crumble and told me that it was the best veggie dish that she had ever tasted!
You may not know, but the best man is a Raymond Blanc trained chef and he has high standards, believe me, but he was also impressed with your food." Adrian Thompson - August 2013

"THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!!! The food was so yummy, everyone was commenting on how amazing it was and the beef was cooked perfectly. Thank you so much! The cheese cake was decorated beautifully, and the tables in the marquee looked wonderful too, it was perfect. Tilly Kneale, North Aston - August 2013

“Thank you for ensuring that Tilly’s wedding was such a success; clearly enjoyed by everyone. The food was great – the best roast beef ever, according to at least 100 people who told me! And, of course, enhanced by your charming young staff who were a real credit to you." Nicholas Kneale (Fired Earth), North Aston - August 2013

"Very many thanks to you and your excellent team for all your efforts for our lunch on Sunday and indeed the night before, they were much appreciated and the lunch itself received lots of favourable compliments. Your guys must have been quite tired on Sunday having been up late the night before but still set about their tasks with a smile on their faces." Luke Ponsonby, Ledwell House June 2013

"Suzan you did such an amazing job! We have had non-stop compliments about the delicious food, from the Finnish bites through to the Lemon Tart, it was all superb!" Fred Volans –June 2013

"Just to say again from us all, a BIG thank you for all the delicious food. It was all so tasty & yummy! My own choice of onion/cheese tart was fantastic; really short pastry with gorgeous sweet filling. The lamb was really tender with such superb aromatic herbs & spices. I also tasted the mackerel & the salmon which were equally heavenly. Everybody was thrilled. And thank you too for washing up! It was all a real treat." Sue Meredith - Beggars Barn, May 2013

"The food and service on new Year’s Eve was fantastic. Thank you." Nick and Richard – Upper Heyford – December 2012

"A huge thank you, as ever, for a wonderful evening." Steeple Aston Cricket Club – October 2102

"Thank you for your truly fantastic and heroic efforts on Saturday. The whole team was marvellous and all credit to you all for pulling it off so spectacularly. We had the most amazing time and still can’t stop grinning!"
Charlott Wheeler-Booth (bride) Rousham House – August 2012

"The appreciation for your food still keeps pouring in! Are your recipes secret, or can you divulge them? Thanks so very much." Sue Weaver – March 2012

"Brilliant! You did it again: and this time in the pouring rain!! Congratulations and many thanks to you and your amazingly glamorous staff." Nicholas Kneale (Fired Earth) – June 2011

"We want to thank you so fully for your wonderful contribution to the party. So many people commented on the delicious food and how much they enjoyed it. It really was wonderful." Nachum Marks – July 2011

"Thank you very much indeed for providing a really outstanding meal on July 28th at Rousham for my surprise 70th birthday. Everything was so professionally, artistically and graciously presented and served. I’ve never known anything like it. We owe you and your team a debt of personal gratitude and huge appreciation. I hope we shall meet again." Mary and John Cullen, Woodstock – August 2011

"Thank you very much for the wonderful food and service you provided for our 25th wedding anniversary party. Everyone said how fantastic it all was; the quality and quantity was outstanding, better than I could have wished for. So many of our family and friends have asked for your details; I will thoroughly recommend you and your girls." Michelle and Bob Seely – August 2011

“Many thanks for the gorgeous food. As always it was incredible! And the chestnut and chocolate log was truly amazing!! Thank you so much. Where would I be without you! Happy New Year!” Amanda Browning, December 2010

“Thank you for the delicious food at our wedding, it was fantastic. Everyone thought it was amazing. Many people have said to us that it was the best food that they have ever had at a wedding. It goes without saying that we would recommend you to friends and family.” Miriam and Roland Simpson wedding at Rousham House, September 2010

"Thank you for making the party such an enjoyable event. You and your team provided so much more than good food. Your business deserves to thrive and I would whole-heartedly recommend you" Fiona Carter - Birthday Party, Steeple Aston, August 2010

“A belated word of thanks for the wonderful service you and your young team provided. Everybody just loved the food and admired the efficiency and warmth of your service.” Tapan and Rashi, Golden Wedding Supper, July 2010

“Thank you so much for everything. The food was wonderful, I think the lemon tart won the prize as the ‘piece de resistance’ but it was a near run thing – beef probably was the closest contender but it was all great and served with a relaxed but competent style which was just right.” Margaret Mason, Birthday Party, Steeple Aston, July 2010

“A huge thank you to you and your team for the sublime food at our Rousham House wedding reception – we had plenty of remarks about the delicious canapes and wonderful meal and thank you for ensuring that everything ran so smoothly. Delighted to recommend you for any occasion. Laura and Kenny Dalglish wedding at Rousham House, September 2009

"I would just like to thank you so much for the excellence of the catering for Laura & Kenny’s wedding. We could not have wished for more! Your organisation and attention to detail in the planning stages was truly staggering and the end result was an absolutely perfect and amazing wedding reception. The food was just absolutely delicious, and the service of “your girls” throughout the day was exceptional, which is why I had to thank each one individually on the evening. We have had so many people say it was one of the best wedding receptions they had ever attended. This was in no small part due to the hard work and professionalism of all at Croxford’s. Please feel free to pass this on as the highest recommendation to anyone else considering using your company." George & Christine Williams (Bride's parents) Rousham House Wedding September 2009

“Wow, what a wonderful night, I really cannot thank you enough for all you did to make Saturday such a success. It was just such a perfect evening; I just loved it. Thank you for all your support from October to Saturday, I really don’t think I would have gone though it without you. The food was just so delicious; the girls were just EXCELLENT, the hall looked fantastic. Thank you Suzan, you are a total Super Star!” Birthday party for Kim Placko of Tackley

“Huge thanks to you and your team for fantastic, fresh, high quality food to an unusual (Georgian) brief and impeccable service. The Georgian amongst our guests was really impressed by how Georgian the food was. Lots of the guests asked who the caterer was who managed to produce such delicious food for large numbers of people…of course they don’t know the half of it; we really appreciated the whole Croxfords experience – your willingness to cater in a totally new style, your amazing understanding of all the details of wedding planning (and guiding us through this), your openness to setting up and experimenting with table settings. Flexibility, problem solving, value for money and quality were by-words throughout and we would be delighted to recommend you to our nearest and dearest friends (and indeed have already!) Thank you so much, we hope we have reason to come back to you in the future." Catherine and Tom Espley’s wedding March 2009

"What a memorable day, I fretted over many things, but NOT ONCE did I worry over the catering because we all knew it would be perfect – and – it was.” Bride’s mother – June 2008

“How can I thank you enough for making my son’s wedding so very delicious and memorable. We enjoyed a quintessential English Wedding Breakfast, only to be spoiled with the Italian Menu in the evening. Wonderful! I am still receiving compliments and enquiries from so many of my very replete and satisfied guests.” Grooms mother – June 2008

“Thank you so much for looking after us on Friday and Saturday. Apart from the excellent food it really took the pressure off the two of us and enabled us to enjoy the celebrations. The flowers for the table were amazing too!” Bride and Groom – May 2008

“Thank you for the wonderful food served by your lovely girls on our wedding day. You have received so many compliments for all your hard work, which we were delighted with.” Bride and Groom – June 2008

“I would like to say a massive thank you to you and your team, all of whom were wonderful. The food went down exceptionally well and the compliments were flowing.” Wedding Planner – July 2008

“The lunch was lovely and very much enjoyed by our guests. It is difficult to know which dishes were most admired - but it all came in for high praise – and the service was really excellent.” Tea and Luncheon parties - June 2008

“We had planned our wedding for many years and in our mind’s eye knew exactly how it should be, and how wonderful you fulfilled that dream! Thank you for innovative food, excellent service and a charmed evening.” Groom December 2007

“Luncheon was a huge success and the food was fabulous. All the guests were very impressed – especially one of them, who was a finalist in the BBC “Master Chef” TV series and was very enthusiastic over the menu, particularly the chocolate pudding!” Thames Valley Police HQ luncheon – December 2007

“The food you provided today was delicious – thank you so very much. I really appreciate the care that you took and the fact that you leave the kitchen (even better than) as you found it." Corporate Golf function – November 2007

“Most enjoyable, not only interesting, but gastronomically wonderful too. The canapés were probably the best I’ve ever had. Corporate Advertising function – October 2007)