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Wedding Top Tips
Here is the 10th installment of my blog series “Wedding Top Tips” and it’s all about wedding food this time as I'm interviewing London based caterers Katie Holten and Juliet Ellerton from Canababes Food.
Tell us a bit more about your company and how it came about?
We are two old friends with a love food and hosting parties. With backgrounds in PR, hospitality, Speech Therapy and charities we had a breadth of knowledge but wanted to be passionate about our own creation.
We made canapes for a friend's wedding 6 years ago and then it spiralled from there... We did a stint in street food and then realised we had the calm and organised approach to head up large events and this helped put customers at ease.
Now we are a team of 7. We curate menus and cocktails, assist planning weddings and events and make guests and customers feel totally relaxed and happy. Our aim is to take away the stress that can be associated with food. We are a happy bunch. Our head chef sings all day long...
What has been the best or most memorable wedding you've worked on so far?
That is a tough question.. they are all SO different. But I particularly liked a Swedish Mexican Wedding we did. Combining flavours with traditions. Swedish because the couple were Swedish and Mexican because they love Mexican food. Why not?! At a really fun venue in a really shabby chic warehouse in Hackney. Dalston Heights. We had a Tequila corner, a ceviche starter and about 17 speeches. It was a day filled with joy. People had come from all corners of the globe and loved the unique venue and delicious food.
What are your 2 top tips for brides and grooms to be?
1. Be headstrong that it is your day and be clear about your goals for the day. What is important to you The world will try and convince you that you need certain twists. But be grounded and keep asking yourself if this really fits with why you are getting married and what you want. It is all about YOU. At Canababes Food Co we experience in running hundreds of weddings. We can be helpful and realisitc in the planning stages and then help carry out the day to perfection.
2. Make sure your caters are both professional, approachable and fun (Like us here at Canababes). Food is a such a big part of the day. People often talk about our food long after the big day. But you also want caterers who are a pleasure to work with and who work well with others. Embracing a team of suppliers and being lovely to guests... pervayors of a holistic and happy approach to your most important day.
Contact - Katie Holten
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone - 07786 383910
Website - www.canababes.com
(All photos provided by Anneka Ireland Videography)