We cannot recommend Ngaire enough. She and her team took all the stress of organising our New Year’s Eve party and delivered way beyond our expectations. The canapes and hot dishes were delicious, the puddings sensational. Ngaire and her team seamlessly served each course, every cocktail and left our home spotless as the party took off around them. We were honestly sorry to see them go before the bells. Ngaire is an extraordinary caterer and a warm and delightful person. Wholly recommended and we will definitely be coming back for seconds.
I selected Ngaire to cater for my 80th Birthday Lunch in the garden on the basis of the recommendations of local residents. I am glad to say that they proved accurate in every respect. She totally lifted the organisational burden from our shoulders with her meticulous planning, fine food and efficient but unobtrusive service. We were able to enjoy our guests, who were in raptures, just as we were.
Martin and Raili Nicholson
My 50th birthday party was a great success, mainly thanks to the efforts and performance of Ngaire and her team. Ngaire helped me and, in fact, took over most of the headaches of organising the event, paying attention to every detail from greeting the guests on arrival to the table decorations. The food was absolutely superb! I’ve never had roast beef that tender and the Cardamom Butter Chicken was utterly delicious, as was everything else on the menu. In addition Ngaire and her team provided excellent service. If anyone was holding an empty glass it was refilled swiftly, dirty dishes disappeared discreetly and everything was cleared and cleaned behind the scenes. A big thank you to Ngaire and her team. I had a fantastic time with my friends!
Ngaire catered for my 50th birthday party, which was a garden party for 40 people of widely differing ages. From the very first communication, she was extremely easy to work with, listened to my requirements (which were very specific, because of a serious food allergy in the family) and came up with an excellent menu. On the day, the food was delicious and Ngaire brought a lovely team with her to set up, serve and clear away the food and drink. Both the food and service attracted lots of compliments from my guests. However, what makes Ngaire really stand out is her attention to detail – she provided lots of charming little touches such as small vases of flowers for each table tied with a ribbon of my favourite colour. She was able to give me lots of help and advice about hiring crockery and cutlery etc, and even provided lots of tables herself. She made the whole event so easy, and was a large part in making it such a success.
I have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending Ngaire, and her team, and would definitely use her again.
Ngaire thought of every detail to help make our evening with 30 international friends a great success. The food was expertly cooked, tasted delicious and was served by a superb team. We would recommend her without reservation for any catering event.
Jackie and Paul Ashworth
A huge ‘thank you’ to you and your lovely team, your food was utterly delicious, lots of the guests paid you compliments. The room looked spectacular and the staff were so delightful, calm and professional. You really made the evening perfect.
Rebecca Carew Pole
‘We want to say a massive ‘thank you’ for everything you did. Your food was exquisite, every mouthful of every course was amazing! We have had nothing but rave reviews of how delicious as well as how beautifully presented it all was. Every detail was lovely, you went above and beyond, we can’t thank you enough! Your team were fantastic.
Mr and Mrs R Montgomery
From my first contact with Ngaire I knew that our party would be wonderfully catered and that she would look after us really well. We had a lovely meeting to discuss food options etc and I was thrilled with the menu suggested. On the evening of our party Ngaire arrived with everything beautifully prepared and set to work immediately. The staff hired by Ngaire were delightful; friendly, charming and very attentive. The party food was absolutely delicious and so much of it…everyone commented on how lovely everything was. All in all I would highly recommend Ngaire to cater for a party and wouldn’t hesitate to use her services again. Thank you so much Ngaire.
An excellent catering service from the carefully dressed tables to the attractively arranged, delicious buffet which our guests praised very highly. Ngaire and her team handled everything with meticulous care and attention to detail, making the occasion truly memorable. In advance of the event Ngaire organised marquees and all the implements (crockery, cutlery, etc) required. Her experienced team ensured everything worked like clockwork on the day.
”Ngaire is a joy because she listens and makes really good suggestions. The food was great and she added some neat, professional touches that we would never have thought of, that made all the difference. Everyone commented on how pleasant and discreet she and her helpers were. Thanks Ngaire!”
Jackie and James Rowley
”It was an absolute pleasure to work with Ngaire. Her approach to understanding our requirements and offering as much flexibility as possible was refreshing. She relieved us of much of the work and potential hassle involved in larger group catering. Both she and her staff were friendly and non intrusive, yet offered an impeccable service. The food was excellent, served warm and presented very well. Ngaire prepared simple yet beautiful table displays and considered every detail. I would highly recommend Ngaire and her team and look forward to working with her again.”
Chris and Emer Wynne
”As soon as we met Ngaire at our home to discuss the dinner plans for my 50th birthday, we knew that we didn’t need to look any further. She was so full of great ideas, magic touches and experience, and it was from that point that I really started to look forward to my birthday celebration. Nothing was ever too much trouble, and the crockery and glass hire solution that Ngaire arranged on our behalf worked like a dream. On the night, guests were served champagne followed by a fabulous meal, that just seemed to happen, it was a magical evening. We were very lucky to find Ngaire, and to anyone looking to use her services, you are in very safe hands.”
Vanessa and Jonathan Billington
”Ngaire was a joy to work with. She provided the perfect big-birthday celebration garden lunch for us. 45 guests, gazebos in the garden, beautifully decorated circular tables, very smart and well trained waiting staff, all the hired equipment, but above all her attention to detail and fabulously delicious food. All our friends said it was one of the best and most relaxed parties they had been to. Ngaire’s cooking is exemplary. For our 45 guests she cooked a fantastic range of dishes so there was plenty of choice. Everything looked and tasted fabulous. She worked with me very easily and sourced things for making the beautiful table decorations as well as setting up the gazebos, tables and chairs and making sure everything looked beautiful and ran really smoothly so that we could focus on our guests and enjoy ourselves.” Gillian Robbins Twickenham
”The organisation and service were as flawless as the food was delicious. Ngaire and her team made us feel like royalty! I cannot recommend Ngaire highly enough.” Edward and Charlene Strawberry Hill ”Ngaire Monk did the catering for my birthday party at home, in rather cramped conditions, but all went very well. Ngaire was extremely pleasant and helpful in planning the menu, many of my friends mentioned in their ‘thank you’ messages that the food was delicious. It was also beautifully presented and good value for money and certainly contributed to the success of the party.” Ann Miller Teddington ”Ngaire is extremely professional and an absolute joy to work with. The food she prepared was delicious, the table setting gorgeous and the service impeccable. Thanks to her my special birthday party exceeded my expectation given it was stress free with an exquisite menu. This was the first time I tried private catering and given the success I’m looking forward to a new occasion to work with Ngaire again”
Michele Hanssens-Chopra Twickenham
“Just a line to say how much your food was appreciated. Comments on evaluations included – ‘delicious food’;’fabulous lunch’;’great food’;’yummy lunch’. So obviously it went down extremely well! Thank you for making our day such a success.” Maggie Stovold Headteacher Windham Nursery Kew
“Our CTC Open Day was successful due in no small part to your delicious food. We had scores of compliments about it so very well done.” Sharon Cooper Finance Assistant Children’s Workforce Development Curriculum and Training Centre, Twickenham London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
“Ngaire is an absolute delight. We have worked with her for a number of years and find her commitment to a project from brief through to delivery is absolutely unrivalled. She is reliable, thoughtful and creative. And always goes that extra mile. This means that with Ngaire not only do you have delicious food, presented beautifully, you gain a wonderful asset to your event.” Sarah Burns Spark and Fuse Marketing “We recently used Ngaire and her team for a function in Sussex. We were impressed by the standard, preparation and the attention to detail in planning the event…but we were blown away by the great food and fantastic attentive service that we got. I cannot recommend her highly enough.” Jay Cooper Managing Director Bloomfield Social Business “It was vital that all of our events reflected the positive reputation of both Redwood and the associated organisations and I am delighted to say that as Ngaire is an excellent cook herself and her standards are very high, she always exceeded expectations. In addition she was a real pleasure to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending Ngaire to any organisation that is seeking to organise a high calibre of catering and guest entertaining.” Micheal Potter Co-founder and former Chairman, Redwood
“I can’t recommend Ngaire highly enough. We have worked with her for over a decade for event catering, boardroom and buffet lunches. She is a delight. Our staff love her and our clients go out of their way to come to Redwood in the hope of getting a ‘Ngaire Lunch’. She is highly professional, totally reliable and a pleasure to work with.” Keith Grainger CEO Redwood “Ngaire catered for a party of about 200 at my parents’ house and was brilliant. The canapés were delicious and seemingly inexhaustible, she was a great help in every way. I couldn’t recommend her more highly – in fact I booked her to cater for my Wedding.” Mary Wakefield Deputy Editor The Spectator “Ngaire Monk has been cooking Executive lunches for our Company for the past three years. Ngaire’s food is always delicious to eat and beautifully prepared, using fresh and where possible locally sourced ingredients. Ngaire provides her own waitress and support staff. She is very reliable and sticks closely to any pre-determined budget, which is an increasingly important issue is the current economic climate.” Geraldine Wright London & International Insurance Brokers’ Association Call Ngaire Monk today on: 07771 857028 to book help with the catering for your important event.