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TESTIMONIALS

Words from satisfied clients

05 August 2016


“An absolutely brilliant evening thanks to Sage & Honey. The food was fantastic – our guests said they had never eaten such succulent pork belly before! Sage & Honey had thought of everything and were a pleasure to have around for the evening. We’ve also never seen our kitchen look so clean as when Ellie and Aaron left after dinner. An incredibly efficient and top quality service, thank you very much and we look forward to the next one!”
Emma James

“Quality food, highly professional and supported our fitness programme perfectly. Well done Ellie! First class!”
James Golden – Managing Director, Target Human Performance

“The day’s service was exemplary, a feeling shared by everybody at the event. The team could not have been friendlier or more professional, and the food formed a real focal point during the day – both over lunch and in the evening. I could not recommend Sage & Honey more.”
Alastair, London

“I won the lottery when I contacted you to come and cook for us- thank you for the most delicious and stunning food this weekend!”
P Allhusen

“Your cooking is superb and truly inspiring. I have looked forward to every meal which was both delicious, healthy and beautifully presented. Your creativity using our home produce is seriously impressive and your kindness in spending time and energy making preserves and bath products for us is amazing!
It has been such a pleasure having you in our home and the ‘team’ have loved your company too. We are looking forward to eating your delicious food in the future.”
Sir James and Lady Deirdre Dyson

“I contacted Honey and Sage to see if they could cater for my 40th birthday bash in a holiday barn conversion on the edge of the Peak district. Ellie and I spent several weeks before the event emailing each other discussing a few small changes to her truly scrumptious and diverse Food of the God’s taster menu. Her communication was excellent and her flexibility in meeting my exact requirements was exactly what was required to make the night bespoke, memorable, and epic. At all times prior to the event I felt highly confident that Ellie’s involvement and evident professionalism would ensure the evening would be a roaring success. It was a boys only event and the night of meal arrived followed shortly by Ellie and Aaron, right on time. Aaron provided the highly professional maitre d’ service, serving the entrees to a baying pack of mildly inebriated hooligans with style and aplomb, handling any questions and light heckling with witty banter and the odd entertaining anecdote. Aaron and Ellie’s ability to put us, their clients, at ease was a key part in the success of the evening. The entrees were a delight and an education and they would have been, like the rest of the food , very much at home on your table at a double AA Rossetted restaurant, at the very least. We moved from the lounge to the kitchen/dining room where Ellie prepared and Aaron served course after course of delectable fayre. The quality of the ingredients and Ellie’s ability to combine them in novel and delicious ways was never in doubt. It was fascinating to watch Ellie and her attention to detail whilst she cooked. She was happy to answer questions about the food whilst Aaron kept our glasses filled. The feedback from the boys was unanimous, amongst foodies and newbies alike: the whole evening was a knockout and a luxurious indulgence worth every penny. They packed up and left the kitchen spotless and ten blokes stuffed and smiling. Many thanks Ellie! I am actively looking for an opportunity to hire you guys again. I can’t recommend your services enough.”
Andy Crouch

‘We had the pleasure of Ellie cooking for my family over the summer and we all adored the wonderful meals she created. Ellie is hugely creative and each meal there was plenty of choice to please everyone and everything was always beautifully presented. I have been inspired by Ellie’s healthy recipes and imaginative, delicious dishes which were always exactly what we felt like eating! She is very knowledgeable even manages to make healthy puddings taste fantastic. Ellie managed to cater for all our nutritional needs and kids meals effortlessly. The kitchen was always immaculate. She is the most lovely person to have around and nothing is too much trouble.”
Emily Dyson-Paley

“Thank you for coming to cook for us for 2 weeks. We have appreciated your approach to family cooking – making sushi with the kids, involving them in food preparation and being in tune with their likes and dislikes (Uma has eaten more vegetables and fruit in the last 2 weeks than she has in the last 2 years. We have been impressed that you have cooked original and inventive recipes straight from your head. Thank you for sharing recipes with us and tips – how to achieve perfect duck consommé. We have loved the journey you have taken us on – Greek moussaka to Thai green curry. The way you have used produce from the garden – padron peppers, raspberries, potatoes, herbs (sage of course). Thank you for keeping the kitchen spotless and for entertaining from a family lunch to dinner parties with friends. We’ve been delighted by the extras, freshly baked bread daily, home made ice cream. You are a very talented cook and we have very much enjoyed having you with us.”
Anna Ollier

“Absolutely delicious start to finish” Chrissie & Simon

“Delicious, colourful – genius!”

“From Nauta to Voewood and hopefully more to come! Always spectacular food!!” V & A

“Ellie you are a star. Truly scrumptious food & always a smile on your face to greet even the most party worn guests.” Carla & Andrew

“Once again you’ve surpassed all expectations – scrumptious platters followed each other and we were spoilt beyond belief. Your skills are incredible and we have enjoyed every tasty morsel. Wish I could keep you at home!“ Sandie & Edward

“Great food and great service. I’m not sure how you kept us all fed all weekend. A fab job!” Alex

“Amazing spread! Each meal surpassed the last!” Eliot

“Following a full weekend of delicious breakfast, lunch, kids dinner, canapés, dinner….. it’s difficult to choose my favourite dish. Everything was delicious, well presented, beautifully served – a real joy! Thank you very much for a fantastic gastronomic weekend!” Iciar & Baleiu

“Thank you so much you have spoiled us rotten with such gastronomic delights delivered with such grace, superbly impressed!”
Helen & Johnny

“What can I say, the food, prep, service and weekend was a triumph and it was all down to you and the team!” Andrew Roch




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