We are always thrilled to receive reviews and feedback on our work. We don’t mind what form it takes, though experience has shown us that if you can see real people telling their stories in the own words you know that they are genuine.

If you wanted to talk to any of our clients, please just let us know and we will make the necessary arrangements to put you in touch with each other. Take a look at these recent client testimonial videos, they are unedited and unscripted – as you will no doubt see. We do follow the saying “drunks, small children and leggings don’t lie” so sit back and enjoy.

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Being a Wedding planner, usher, organiser and all-round “go-to person” for your best friend’s wedding is not an easy task.

Now imagine that your friends are all rugby players and with 14 bride’s maids and the rest of the team and local clubs as guests – life may get a bit tricky.

Luckily for Tracey, Samantha and Lucy (Toes and Ginger) had booked us to cater for them.

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Amy and Harry

Amy and Harry knew exactly what they wanted for their first meal together as husband and wife.    Unfortunately for them, all of the Dorset caterers that they had contacted had let them down.    Listen to their story and how we were able to give them the wedding breakfast meal that they wanted.

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Sarah and Josh

Our beautiful couple were able to enjoy a relaxed and worry-free wedding reception after we stepped in and took all the stress away from them. Great Dorset catering together with our on the day co-ordination service made sure that everything was taken care of. Not only taking the pressure off of the Mum’s but also.

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Emma and Jonathan

This Dorset winter wedding was one of the highlights of our catering calendar. One of the requests was for us to cater and serve in our Christmas jumpers -how could we refuse! A truly bespoke menu using Emma’s Fathers trout. Other caterers in the area weren’t prepared to do this for our couple, but we strongly believe that your day should be as you want it, and that includes the food.

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Ashlyn and Ben

A marquee wedding overlooking the Purbeck Hills was the setting for this perfect day. Free range Dorset hog roast was served to over 100 guests, slowly spit roasted over 7 hours to get the most tender pork and crispy crackling for everyone to enjoy. With additional pre-wedding planning services as well as on the day co-ordination, Ben and Ashlyn were able to really enjoy their day.

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Sam and Nick

A Napoleonic fort was the backdrop to Nick and Sam’s Weymouth wedding. A relaxed, sunny day with all the details taken care of. Dawn’s dedication to her couples is outstanding and Nick even mentions that a couple of years before their special day, Dawn had been asked to be part of the catering team at the London Olympics closing ceremony, which she turned down – but gave her all to local Dorset folk.

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When one of the wedding guests is actually a leading Dorset Wedding planner the pressure is on.   Dawn and the team rose to the occasion and made sure that this wedding was as perfect as every other that we are involved in.   Polly was thrilled that her friends were looked after so well that she wanted to let everyone know.

Business Catering Testimonial

I am writing to say a heartfelt thank you to you for the excellent service provided for our December event. You were a pleasure to work with in the lead up to the event, and on the day the whole team surpassed my expectations with the quality of your food and friendly customer service. We have received some great feedback and I would gladly use you again. –

Kate Chastey, Institute of Directors

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‘We needed a reliable outside caterer to provide quality canapes for an important business event with a top guest speaker. Claret Catering fitted the bill perfectly. Dawn listened to our needs, made helpful suggestions and took care of it all. The delicious canapes were perfectly crafted on-site, displayed beautifully and served fresh to delighted guests. The main benefits of working with Claret Catering are the bespoke service and attention to detail. Excellent value, very professional and a safe pair of hands. Highly recommended

Gillian Donald, Silicon Beach Business Angels

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Dawn is the consummate professional… operates within a realistic budget, great attention to detail, well organised, provides flair when appropriate, and the food is wonderful! In addition Dawn is a caring, warm-hearted, generous individual with whom it is a pleasure to work.

Peter Hastrop, Owner ISIS Business Centre

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Claret Catering have been supporting Pooler Harbour Commissioners at its events for the last 3 years, whether it be a small group or a large scale event working with Poole Borough Council carrying out an emergency evacuation exercise. Dawn and her team continue to not only to meet but exceed our expectations both with the standard and quality of the food but also the professionalism of her team. There have been a few occasions when I have had to phone Dawn at short notice and the response has always been positive, I have no hesitation in recommending Claret Catering to any group or organisation 1st class service is the standard with Claret Catering.

Dave Laut,Safety // Security Manager, Poole Harbour Commissioners.