Customer Reviews

Clark & Blackwell provided the catering for our Tipi wedding on 20/10/18 and everything was perfect. We wanted a casual street food menu with a big chocolate wedding cake dessert. We also had canapes which were delicious and by far the best we've ever had at a large wedding, the ham and parmesan croquettes are especially good, they were also piping hot whilst being served. The wedding breakfast was exactly how we imagined it, the street food menu of braised beef or pulled pork in brioche baps and sub rolls went down so well with everyone and the side dishes were spot on. We knew how good the food would be from the tasting evening where we waddled off very full, happy, and satisfied that our wedding food would be the best we'd seen and tasted... we were right! We would highly recommend these guys in a heartbeat! Thanks Jack & Joe!

Matthew & Hayley Oakley   

Jack and Joe are exceptional. Fantastic food and clear and consistent communication in all interactions. They catered for 100 guests at our wedding party (both food and running of the bar). We received lots of positive feedback from our guests, both on the quality of the food and the happy and helpful approach of their team. Jack and Joe were always happy to help with any extra items wherever possible and were just generally a joy to work with. Thank you so much guys!

Rich Gwilt   

It may sound like a well-established canned soup producer but in our opinion, Clark & Blackwell Catering [C & B] is amongst the Rolls Royce of event caterers.
Although living in France, I organised by e-mail a surprise Birthday Party for my husband to be held at the home of my son-in-law and daughter-in-law in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Communication problems?? Not with Jack and Jo’s team at C & B, they were superb! We enjoy Michelin Star restaurant food here in France. That is also what we got in Harpenden, but served without formality ‘on the hoof’ in a party environment as requested, and at a reasonable cost.
• Approachable and helpful - C & B checked the need for any special requirements and satisfied them all.
• Well organised and attentive to detail - C & B provided everything apart from the ovens!!
• This was a genuine ‘Surprise Party’ attended by dozens of family and friends - C & B somehow managed to remain inconspicuous even when preparing the food, nothing short of miraculous!
• Quantity and quality? - C & B recommended the quantity per head of the menu items chosen, and the high quality food just kept on coming at regular, but not too frequent, intervals.
• Service and cleaning up? - The C & B service was impeccable, and after the event no one realised that the kitchen had been used!
Jack, Jo, and all their team at C & B are awarded 10 out of 10 and a very big ‘Thank You’ from all our family and guests!!
Sally Springate, Tarn, France.

Sally Springate   

Amazing food at Eric’s party last night. Canapés, 3 fish/meat dishes and desserts, all exquisite. Thank you so much. Who would use anyone else! Perfection.

Sue Gudgin   

I first met Joe and Jack when I asked them to cater my 50th birthday party in September 2017. Everyone loved their food. Later on, in November, I contacted them again – this time with an entirely different request: could they cater for myself and my partner for a month while he was nursing a broken collarbone and I was in the middle of a really intense protocol for Lyme disease which meant I really didn’t want to be cooking every day.
Both myself and my partner have quite restricted diets – no wheat, gluten, yeast, sugar, soy, dairy and etc – so Joe and Jack set about creating a whole new set of recipes that were sensitive to our needs. Oh bliss. The food was soooo delicious! And fabulously health to boot! From lentil, kale and chicken stews, to vegetarian green curry, and from butternut squash and cumin soup to divine blueberry cupcakes with creamy coconut yoghurt – and all free from. We felt like we were living in a restaurant in our own home!
It’s been a truly fantastic and hugely supportive experience. These guys are great, and you should totally try them out for any restricted dietary needs you may have. Thank you again, Jack and Joe 😊

Rachel Houghton   

From the initial menu tasting to the big day Joe and Jack were fantastic and very reasonably priced. We wanted food that was different and had some real impact and they delivered with such flare and attention to detail. Couldn't recommend them enough! Thank you!

Richard & Francesca   

We would like to say a massive THANK YOU to you and all your team for making our big day even more special providing amazing food and service.
Every single one of our guests commented on how delicious the food was throughout the day.
The food was exceptional and together with the professional service and organisation you contributed enormously to our special day. Thank you so much for all your hard work.

Mike and Zuzana Hughes   

We used Clark and Blackwell catering for a staff BBQ and they were fab!
Thank you so much; it was fabulous! We have had nothing but compliments about the food; everyone thought it was amazing. You all did such a great job and the trailer was definitely a talking point around the office!
We will definitely look to book you again for any events we do in the future! Thanks again!

Lucy   

Simply the best

We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding day. Jack and Joe at Clark and Blackwell added to how special our day was they helped to make it so great. Everything was exactly how we had dreamed it would be and more. We cannot thank you enough.
Absolutely everyone commented on how unbelievably tasty and outstanding the food was, from the nibbles to start to sit down meal to the evening buffet. comments like “it was the best they had ever had at a wedding”. C&B staff were professional, friendly and they were also all so tidy and organised and managed the day smoothly. They took all the stress and worry away for us (me) and were absolute god sends to have involved.

They delivered delicious and mouthwatering food for all the dietary requirements with the taste still at its highest. Would highly highly recommend!

From the initial meeting with Jack and Joe to the tasting to the wedding day they were fantastic, accommodating and a dream especially when replying to my night time and early morning stressed bride emails.

We would only use Jack and Joe going forward at any future gatherings and events we have.

In all we would like to say a HUGE THANKYOU x

Terry & Vicki Mordecai   

Thank you for making our birthday celebration very special. You provided us with a top class dinner party. The food was amazing , you worked with us to create the perfect menu. Nothing was a problem and you helped make our guests feel right at home. Can't wait for an occasion to have you round again

Hazel Angus   

It may sound like a well-established canned soup producer but in our opinion, Clark & Blackwell Catering [C & B] is amongst the Rolls Royce of event caterers.
Although living in France, I organised by e-mail a surprise Birthday Party for my husband to be held at the home of my son-in-law and daughter-in-law in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Communication problems?? Not with Jack and Jo’s team at C & B, they were superb! We enjoy Michelin Star restaurant food here in France. That is also what we got in Harpenden, but served without formality ‘on the hoof’ in a party environment as requested, and at a reasonable cost.
• Approachable and helpful - C & B checked the need for any special requirements and satisfied them all.
• Well organised and attentive to detail - C & B provided everything apart from the ovens!!
• This was a genuine ‘Surprise Party’ attended by dozens of family and friends - C & B somehow managed to remain inconspicuous even when preparing the food, nothing short of miraculous!
• Quantity and quality? - C & B recommended the quantity per head of the menu items chosen, and the high quality food just kept on coming at regular, but not too frequent, intervals.
• Service and cleaning up? - The C & B service was impeccable, and after the event no one realised that the kitchen had been used!
Jack, Jo, and all their team at C & B are awarded 10 out of 10 and a very big ‘Thank You’ from all our family and guests!!
Sally Springate, Tarn, France.

Sally Springate   

I first met Joe and Jack when I asked them to cater my 50th birthday party in September 2017. Everyone loved their food. Later on, in November, I contacted them again – this time with an entirely different request: could they cater for myself and my partner for a month while he was nursing a broken collarbone and I was in the middle of a really intense protocol for Lyme disease which meant I really didn’t want to be cooking every day. Both myself and my partner have quite restricted diets – no wheat, gluten, yeast, sugar, soy, dairy and etc – so Joe and Jack set about creating a whole new set of recipes that were sensitive to our needs. Oh bliss. The food was soooo delicious! And fabulously health to boot! From lentil, kale and chicken stews, to vegetarian green curry, and from butternut squash and cumin soup to divine blueberry cupcakes with creamy coconut yoghurt – and all free from. We felt like we were living in a restaurant in our own home! It’s been a truly fantastic and hugely supportive experience. These guys are great, and you should totally try them out for any restricted dietary needs you may have. Thank you again, Jack and Joe 😊

Rachel Houghton   

Fab food..... many compliments from my guests, very generous amounts
Thanks guys

Ashley   

Love these people have attended there taster menu evenings now on a number of occasions and they are always a real treat both to the eye and the taste buds! Have no hesitation in giving them my full recommendation adaptable resourceful and customer oriented just a joy !

Brian Day   

Just a quick line to thank you for everything. Raniyahas 21st graduation party was a great success and you were a key part of that. The food was great, the Mac n Cheese croquettes and chicken burgers with asian slaw got particularly rave reviews.
Your trailer you have really has the whole festival vibe.
Most of all, however, we appreciate your pitching in and taking a phenomenal part of the burden off of us; not every chef offers to move the Wendy House that has been anchored under a cedar tree for almost 20 years!
Our younger two are already planning their 21st parties around you.

Ashar Qureshi   

It was great to meet you both at our event a couple of weeks ago and thank you so much for doing such a fabulous job with our lunch. Your food trailer created the perfect accompaniment to our festival style meeting and the wraps you provided us were delicious. I have received numerous positive comments about the food and the service and we're a hard to please bunch! Although we wanted a relaxed street food feel we also wanted to ensure that the quality of the food was high and you guys really fitted the bill. You were very flexible and easy to work with and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services. We will definitely be back in touch for our summer meeting/party next year and look forward to seeing what else you can do.

Michelle   

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