Andrew James Catering Solutions
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What our clients say about us

Here`s what people are saying about Andrew James Catering Solutions.



Thank you very much for the delicious lunch you and your team created for my colleagues last Wednesday. They wanted me to pass on their thanks and compliments. The Cumberland sausages, pies and Dorset apple cake where particular favourites.


My wife (Rosie) was very grateful for the chutney and we are both looking forward to return for a lunch sometime in the near future.


Kind regards


Charlie Jones


Vineyard tour and lunch at Langham Estate & Cafe



Good morning Andrew,


Thank you very much for laying on a First Class supper, last night, it

was very well received and much appreciated by all who attended.


Thank you very much again and please thank your assistant


Kind Regards




Bohawk tour at the Langham Estate Vineyard




Thank you so much everybody enjoyed the canapés ,wine and meeting you. Looking forward to returning for another visit




Birthday celebration wine tasting and paired canapes at the Langham Estate Vineyard


March 2018


Hi Andrew, 

Just wanted to send you a review for your site! 


“After several outstanding lunches at the vineyard we attended a party and thought the food was amazing - turned out the caterers were Andrew James too ! After speaking with the party hosts they agreed how brilliant Andrew James Catering Solutions  were - and how they were punctual, polite and brilliant at offering suggestions for in season and locally sourced totally amazing food!  Can’t recommend them highly enough - will be booking them ourselves later on this year for a big family celebration. 

The Wallace’s Dewlish “ 


50th birthday celebration


February 2018




Thank you so much for the weekend , everyone was thrilled by the food and the service you provided us at The Old Manor , and certainly enjoyed the fantastic “fizz” !


I will definitely be touch if we come  down again !


Best regards



January 2018


Thank you so much for the three meals you provided for us in Dorset last week. You certainly helped to make the week special. The food was great and the service simply excellent. We also appreciated the fact that we were able to make some small changes during the week as our plans changed.


The quality of the meat you served was fabulous , the salads were lovely and we all loved the Dorset cheeses.


Please pass on our sincere thanks to your team.


Weekend Hosting
July 2017

Thank you for catering for our dinner on Thursday night, it was a great success! The two ladies were very professional and discreet and the food was well prepared and very nicely presented. Everyone loved the tempura and the chocolate cake went down a treat.


Thanks once again for helping us create some fabulous family memories!


Dinner Party, Ranmoor
July 2017


We had such a wonderful weekend at the Manor House and wanted to thank you again for a delicious evening meal you provided on Saturday night. 


Everyone commented on the great service of your staff and the fabulous meal. I was pretty overwhelmed by the whole w/e! 


Kind regards, 



50th Birthday Celebration

The Old Manor

May 2017

Now the dust has settled after  Mary's 70th party and we've started to recover back in Kent I wanted to write and than you for your services which helped, despite the weather, to make it such a success.


The quality and generous proportions of the food you supplied surpassed our expectations in every way. The delicious canapés were particularly acclaimed but we must not overlook the excellent beef and salmon etc. We are still eating some of the cheeses over a week later such was the largesse you provided!


I'm sure you receive much praise for your services but should you need to do so please use my remarks in any recommendation manner you feel appropriate.


Thank you again for helping to make Mary's day so successful.



70th birthday celebratiom lunch


April 2017

We used Andrew and his team to cater for our wedding at the Old Manor Puddletown on the 2nd of April. Everything from the ease at which they set up to main affair ran so perfectly. You would barely have realised they were there, everything was set up and cleaned so beautifully, discreetly and quietly it was amazing. We had canapes and champagne toast immediately following the ceremony, followed by a five course meal, finished with an amazing array of cheese and crackers and coffee and tea.


What can we say every single thing presented was arranged stunningly and cooked to perfection. My whole family have travelled the world and eaten in some amazing restaurants and Andrews food was up there with the best. The food was catered to our tastes and nothing was too much trouble. All the meats, fish and vegetables served were of high quality and it was great to know he sources loads of the local meats and fresh produce. We loved this and got to try some new things we had never tried because of this. All the main courses were served with some of the most stunning sauces and the vegetables were delicious.  Apart from the fact that the food was outstanding as it was, Andrew even bakes his own bread to go with the meal which was so moreish. I can highly recommend Andrew for your catering needs, he is very professional and clearly loves what he does as that is portrayed in his outstanding food and presentation. He went above and beyond our expectations and we plan on going back to visit the Old Manor again and will definitely be using Andrew again he is the best.


Natalie & David
Wedding Reception, Old Manor
April 2017


I wanted to write to thank you and your team for all your hard work over the Easter weekend at The Old Manor. We were all absolutely delighted with your three superb dinners and the professionalism of your staff ensured that we had three wonderful family evenings when we were able to just concentrate on catching up (having not all been together at one time for a few years now) and enjoy the delicious food. Thank you so much - we may well return there at some point and, if so, I will be in touch.


It was very good to meet you and thank you again for everything.



The Old Manor

Easter 2017


Thanks  so much for the delicious meal served so efficently and well.
It was all most tasty and much appreciated by all of us.


Birthday Party, Houghton Lodge

March 2017


Andrew of Andrew James Catering – Simply delicious food, and as always all done without any fuss.  I give you a job, and you nail it!


Katharine, Dorset Food & Drink
Langham Wine Estate

Mar 2017


I wanted to thank you (and your team) so much for making my birthday so special.
I truly couldn't recommend you more highly, from the fish pie and lasagna on the pre party evening to the main event - really special, very delicious and everyone was full of praise.
I'd be very happy to be a testimonial, and would also be happy for prospective clients to call me.


The Old Rectory

Jan 2017


I would just like to thank you and your girls , Sally , Jo  and Jane , For a very special evening meal on Saturday at The Old Manor .

Everyone commented on the fantastic food and the service .

It must be difficult when you first arrive and everyone is in the kitchen and you all want to do is get on with your jobs , I expect you are used to that !

We all enjoyed the evening.

The house is a very comfortable and relaxing place .

Thanks once again and all the best to you.



70th Birthday Celebration, Old Manor, Puddletown

December 2016


I would just like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to you and your team for another fabulous dining experience!


We gave you a brief brief!  We said Alice in Wonderland, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and Tim Burton, Nightmare Before Christmas!  Simples … We wanted 3 different coloured soups served in test tubes!  You didn’t run away.   We wanted quirky, weird combinations and colours.  Oh and we had no cooking facilities, cutlery, crockery or equipment! Once we all got over the initial shock, a plan started to formulate and it changed direction a few times, well many times.  You took on board every twist and turn and pampered to our weird strange wants.  But boy did you deliver!  The evening was a huge success.  From the arrival cocktails (black & white and red) served into a mis-match of china tea cups and saucers from large teapots, of course.  To quirky coloured soups in shot glasses, to the fantastic caviar and salmon chequer board, to the charcuterie boards, fish boards and salmon drunk in gin with beetroot!! To the wonderful individual desserts .. you did it and with style and some!  Your team were amazing, discreet, informative, friendly, always smiling and attentive.  I had to worry about nothing apart from enjoying the evening.  Thank you Andrew James Catering, Jo and your wonderful team.  You were all amazing!  See you next year!



Office party, Bournemouth

December 2016


As well as providing exactly what I wanted for the black tie dinner on Saturday, Andrew could not have been nicer. He stocked up the fridge on Friday, dropped off local produce for breakfast and also gave the name of a local vineyard who we ended up visiting as a fun excursion on Saturday.


30th Birthday, Old Manor, Puddletown

December 2016


It was lovely to meet you and your team, you did a fantastic job and everyone commented on how delicious the food was. It was so nice to be able to be sat with everyone and not worry about taking things out of ovens or how to cook for so many! A stunning job.



Birthday Celebration, Old Manor, Puddletown

November 2016


We just wanted to say a Massive Thank you for last night, everybody has been saying how fantastic the food and service was! You really made our evening special so thanks again. 


Linda & Philip

50th Birthday, Downview Farm

November 2016


Many thanks for the marvellous food and service on Saturday night.

Many positive comments from the attendees regarding the quality and provenance of the food and the way you worked.



50th Birthday, Downview Farm

October 2016


I booked Andrew James Catering for my 50th Birthday party to cater for 60 people to include canapés', cocktails, a BBQ & drinks and would like to say a very big thank you to Andrew and his team for making my Birthday party an event I will never forget. The service from start to finish was fantastic, nothing was too much trouble, the food was amazing and the staff were so attentive.



Birthday BBQ Party

September 2016


I would like to put on record our grateful thanks for all the arrangement for the Buffet and for the excellent food you served.  All those who attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves and raised excellent comments.  I will keep you records on file - as we may well have occasion to use your services in the future.


Michael, Sherborne

Vineyard tour and buffet lunch

September 2016


Now we are back home, I just wanted to say thank you again to you and Nigel for an excellent meal on Thursday evening at Dove House.  The canapes, food and easy-going but very efficient service was superb and greatly enjoyed by us all.  Many thanks.



Dove House - Celebration Dinner

August 2016


Thank you so much for a lovely evening when you came.  The food was excellent, as was the service and we had a very memorable evening.

Hopefully we will be staying in the area again and of course we will call on your services.




May 2016

Hi Andrew, Love your new website


Having organised a weekend break in Dorset for a family 80th celebration I set about researching many companies and restaurants in the area for this event. As a family we finally decided on hiring a chef so everyone could have a drink and we could  fully enjoy the house that we had hired. From start to finish the service I received was second to none and I have no hesitation in recommending this company! Emails were swiftly answered  by Andrew and guidance over the phone enabled me to feel really confident throughout this unfamiliar process as I felt the responsibility for this evening was very much in my hands. I explained that I wanted well presented, hearty food that would suit all family members,  including one lone vegetarian. I felt Andrew really listened to me, which resulted in appropriate sample menus being devised. This enabled me to then design a menu plan which could then be forwarded to all the family. In fact the most challenging part was getting decisions from all the family members within my set deadline!


On the day Andrew arrived on site in the afternoon to discuss the catering for the evening, check out the catering facilities and clarify  how we wanted the event to be managed. This was a pleasant surprise and a very efficient gesture as I could now put a face to Andrew before the evening unfolded. As promised,  all the staff, including Andrew turned up well in advance of the evening starting  (1.30 hours). I found the dress code to be smart, with the service being professional, yet friendly and discreet throughout the evening. By the end of the evening it was as if we had acquired new family members in our fold.


Although we didn't  really have much  contact with the chef on the night she was clearly skilful and  well organised and the food was of a very high standard and cooked to perfection.  We particularly enjoyed the canapes (certainly added to the experience) alongside our glasses of champagne. All courses were delicious and nobody felt disappointed by their selection! The evening far exceeded my expectation and that of the rest of the family.


Karen, West Sussex

Ilsington Farmhouse

January 2016


Good service, lovely food, beautifully cooked; what more could you want?

Thank you for two excellent evenings.


Brian, Oxfordshire

Manor Farm Cottages Dewlish

January 2016


Trust you are well and Happy New Year!


Apologies I should have contacted you before to say a huge thank you!


We gave you a brief (several!) and you took all on board and you just got it!  It was a late booking and all a little vague from our point of view in the initial stages but you gradually put together two awesome evenings and we thank you.


The food and drink were perfect!  I hear that the client meal, where you were in attendance for the duration, was just first class, talked about for days afterwards!


The staff evening just went off superbly and again thank you.  It took such pressure off me, which is very much appreciated.  You had an answer for everything that we threw at you, with great suggestions and you were adaptable and flexible with our requests.  You were easily contactable and went off very smoothly.  I just left it all to you and you and your team delivered.



The Old Manor - Corporate Dinner, Staff Christams Party & Breakfast

December 2016



Thank you for catering our evening, Meg felt really special and we were both blown away by the food and the service.

I look forward to seeing you in the future.



October 2015


Just a quick note to say Thank you to you and your team for making Saturday night such a success. Everyone loved the food and wine, but also all commented to how amazing you and the team were by being there when needed and visible when not. You made it a great occasion for the whole family.
Thanks you very much.
All the best.


Old Manor

Dinner Birthday Celebration October 2015


I just wanted to drop you a line to say a huge thank you for providing us with such an amazing array of food, wonderful service and discreet serving staff.  You certainly surpassed any of our expectations and we would recommend you to anyone using the Old Manor.

We had a fantastic evening with our entire family and your provision made it possible for us all to be very relaxed, seated together throughout and feeling very nurtured by your team.

In addition the quality of the food provided, the wines, cheeses and chocolates were truly exceptional.


Thank you for adding to a truly perfect celebration for my husband's 65th birthday.


Many thanks



Old Manor

Dinner Birthday Celebration October 2015


I contacted Andrew to provide food for mine and my husbands 40th birthday celebrations at a rented house in Dorset.  From the outset Andrew was professional and friendly whilst offering lots of advice about what we could serve our guests.  Nothing was too much trouble, even when the numbers attending kept changing!  On the night Andrew and his team arrived early and set to work.  The food smells wafting through the house were incredible and certainly got our guests excited for the night ahead.  When we descended upon the kitchen the team were ready with welcome drinks and the food platters looked amazing.  Our drinks were constantly topped up and delicious food served to us, the mini Yorkshire puddings with rare roast beef and horseradish mousse were an absolute favourite.  The desserts and locally sourced cheeseboard were the perfect finale! We didn't manage to finish all of the food whilst Andrew and the team were there but they prepared what was left for us to enjoy later in the evening... which we did.
I can't recommend enough; the food, the service and the general ambience they gave the evening were excellent.  If you are looking for something special with the wow factor, at a very reasonable cost, look no further.  Thank you Andrew.


Dove House
Dinner Birthday Celebration September 2015
Dear Andrew,


I just wanted to say thank you very much for the dinner on Saturday evening, the food was fantastic, everybody thoroughly enjoyed it and Jo and her team were brilliant to achieve what they did out of that small kitchen!


Thank you for your assistance in organising matters in the run up.  


Old Rectory, Symondsbury
Dinner Birthday Celebration September 2015


Dear Andrew Thank you so much for the fantastic meal & all your care & attention to detail it really made our day very special, have a drink on us! 


Best wishes Lesley & Phil

Downview Farm

May 2015


Just wanted to say thank you again to you and your staff for a lovely dinner on Saturday. The table looked lovely, the food delicious and the service professional. We all had a very relaxing evening.


Karen and Bob's Celebration Dinner

The Old Manor

April 2015

I recently took my wife out for dinner to a Michelin Starred restaurant and I must say that your food was by far superior. Dinner party 50th wedding anniversary celebration


Dinner party guest

The Old Manor Puddletown

February 2015


Just wanted to say thank you for such a delicious dinner on NYE! It really was so special and you and your team couldn't have been better...

Jamie and Millie

The Old Rectory, Symmondsbury

New Year's Eve 2014



Thank you for all your help in making our celebrations so good, Lovely food and attentive service From you and your team, Thank you again. Marquee event to celebrate 60th anniversary


George and Anne

Bere Regis

September 2014


A note to say a big thank you for giving us such a super party. I know we were lucky with the weather, but you and your team with the delicious food & wine & the very smart gazebo & serving platters really made it special. We have had nothing but praise from the neighbours, who are most of the lovely send-off to Nina and Monty. Thank you very much indeed. Neighbours send-off clients home & Garden


Joy and Patrick

Fontwell Magna

May 2014


We would just like to say a big thank you to you and the rest of your team for all your hard work in the lead up to the wedding and the big day itself, Everything was perfect!. Thank you.


Sarah and James

Marquee Wedding Portland Castle

April 2014


My birthday party was an important occasion for me and you provided a ‘turn key’ solution for my event, my brief was that I wanted the venue to be decorated, food prepared and served, drinks and a glass of wine thrust into my hand on arrival and I must say that you exceeded my expectations, thank you. 60th Birthday celebration.



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