This year EJ Catering is celebrating 21 years in business creating bespoke weddings in Cardiff and across south Wales, they have also been shortlisted for the Business Growth Awards 2020 and the Wedding Caterer of the Year. They’ve built up a great team with lots of local knowledge and strong working relationships with many venues and suppliers. Here owner and creative director Emma Jenkins tells us about the services they offer and what to consider when planning the food and drink for a wedding.
Whether you pick a menu from our website or challenge me with some new and wonderful ideas, I will work alongside you to help create your perfect day. Over the years styles have changed but I love them all. A classic large white marquee, crisp linen, beautiful food and exceptional service we do well, but also the tipi, hay bails, sharing platters, laid back but equally efficient services, bars, naked tables and a rustic menu. Its the variety, the brides, its you, that keep us fresh and challenged over all these years.
Our approach to Wedding Catering
Though styles have changed over the years, our approach to real cooking hasn’t. I run a proper kitchen, we make breads, pastries, custards & coulis. We slow roast, marinate and pulse our own pastes. Pestos, salsa and rolls of flavoured butters, my walk in fridge is a menagerie of flavour. We make our menus bespoke to suit, main courses can become canapes, desserts can become evening buffets. It also means we are able to work with all dietary requirements.
We have had to adapt to new food styles and street food evening buffets or even main wedding feasting have become popular. Little plates, Eastern flavours, creative vegan dishes and gluten-free baking have become a part of our everyday kitchen lives.
So how to get started!
Our website and social media will give you a good flavour of what we do and who we are. I’m really happy for you to mix and match menus and or bring me your own ideas. If you have a clear idea or you are completely confused it doesn’t matter, give us a call on 02920 331723, we will take your details and get a feel for your day, your venue and your style, I will be able to advise, answer questions and begin to create shape for you. You don’t need to worry about the organisation side of it.
The chefs, staff, cutlery, crockery, linens, are all included in the prices you see on the website. You will have an Event Manager on the wedding day running a well trained team and working closely with your best person on the day. Drinks packages can be offered with glasses, ice and pop up bars.
We always meet once but often twice, I make site visits if it’s in a family house or new venue and then of course there is the tasting. These are held in our large working kitchen on my old family kitchen table, it is arguably the best “Chefs Table” in Cardiff!
Come with us on a food journey, let us tantalise your taste buds, feast your eyes and create your perfect wedding menu…
Struggling for a venue?
Nailing the right venue is the first solid piece of the day to go down. So whether you want all inhouse, a package or a completely creative open space we can help and advise on both. New venues and large houses are popping up all the time, please give me call and let me see if I can.
For more information call 029 2033 1723 or Visit www.ejcatering.wales
Brenda & Mark, December 2019
“Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your whole team for providing such fantastic food for Abbie and Ross’s wedding. The standard of the food was exceptional and all your staff without exception were totally professional and a credit to your company. A big thank you to Yvonne who managed the day perfectly and to Sam and Paul who manned the bar and made the evening fun.”
Jacaline & Lewis, August 2019
“Well, what can we say the food was just incredible, all our guests were so happy with the food and choice and told us they had never been to a wedding with such amazing food. The cake table was exactly how I imagined it to be and how your staff then presented it to the guests was perfect. It definitely had the wow factor I was after, all the guests loved the fact that they were eating our wedding cake as part of the meal, oh and all the cakes tasted amazing.