This week we have the pleasure of introducing Marshalles Catering!
When did you launch?
Marshalles Catering was set up in 1984 by my parents, Trish & Marshalle Webb. Over the past couple of years the next generation of foodies, my husband & I, have taken over the company. The emphasis is still the same as ever though – using local and seasonal ingredients to create our menus and providing a friendly yet professional service!
Where are you based?
We are based in Buckinghamshire but also cover Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and London.
Where did the inspiration come from?
The inspiration for taking Marshalles forward is always seeing how happy running the company made my folks growing up. Catering someone’s special day is a privilege and an honour. It makes our year to see a Bride & Groom and all their family and friends happy on a day we have helped to create!
What did you do before running your businesses?
Before Marshalles, Andy and I worked in theatre. For ten years I enjoyed working as a stage manager in the West End and across the globe. I worked at the Royal Opera House for 5 years and had a brilliant time! I have stage managed the BAFTA’s, galas at Buckingham Palace & worked on 3 world tours. Andy is an actor who has enjoyed success in children’s theatre and television. He is a regular on the CBeebies tours and performs in panto every year!
What services do you offer?
Marshalles Catering provides a full service when it comes to your wedding day catering. We coordinate with all your suppliers on the day arriving at the venue. From providing all your glassware, crockery, cutlery, linen to getting your venue ready for your reception, Marshalles takes care of it. We work closely with our Brides & Grooms to create bespoke menus for their day and deliver it with passion and professionalism.
What has been your biggest achievement?
Marrying Andy in May this year! It was such a fantastic day.….we planned the whole wedding ourselves and catered it too! Don’t think many brides can say they were filleting lamb noisettes 24 hours before walking down the aisle!
What do you love about weddings?
Seeing two people start the rest of their lives together. They are such happy days that bring out the best in people.
What is your pearl of wisdom for a Bride to Be planning her wedding day?
Getting engaged is one of the most memorable and exciting moments in your life. You feel dizzy with happiness and bursting with anticipation. They are so many things that go into planning a wedding – it’s not every day you plan a party on this scale!! My advice would be to nourish this excitement in amongst all the planning and discussions you will have. Remember what this day is really about – a celebration of love.
What is you favourite wedding breakfast?
Well once you have had a selection of delicious canapés and a couple of glasses of celebratory fizz……·Seared Scallops, Cauliflower Puree, Curry Oil, Pea Shoots.
· Best End of Oxfordshire Lamb, Buttered Crouton, Mint & Balsamic Sauce, Parisienne Potatoes & Seasonal Greens
· Crème Brulee, Fresh Raspberries & Honeycomb
What trends have you seen for 2013 and what do you think is in store for 2014?
Marshalles are doing their first “Wedding Breakfast Hamper” in 2014. Each table will get a hamper brought to their table full of homemade foodie goodies!! Gingham hankies at the ready! 2013 has been a popular year again for the hog roast – I’m sure they aren’t going anywhere yet!