25/5/2013 - Wedding Reception in Sherfield Village Hall

My initial contact with The Swine Waiter was through a wedding fair and from the first instance communication was swift and precise.  I found Ed so helpful, advising me of the different options for my guests and helping me stay on budget.  The event was my wedding reception and we chose a full hog roast accompanied by jacket potatoes.  On the day Ed and his colleague arrived promptly and I felt fully confident leaving them to set up and make their preparations. When it came time to serve the food the good comments didn't stop from guests regarding the quality of the food and the presentation and professionalism of Ed and his colleague.  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Swine Waiter and will definitely consider them for any functions I have in the future.  Huge thanks Ed.

Kind regards Caroline



19/7/2013 - Pre Wedding Party in Salisbury, Hampshire

Thank you so much for your excellent service last Friday.  Our guests enjoyed the evening very much and many commented on how delicious the food was.  We polished most off the food off on Sunday as many came over for lunch!

We had a fantastic day on Saturday and everything went very well.

Best wishes

Bill and Maggie Graham



20/7/2013 - Wedding Catering in Hamble, Hampshire

Hi Ed

Well thank you so much for all you did on Saturday everyone enjoyed it very much the pig was delightful and the salads were great.

I was also very impressed with how smart you and your assistant looked so thanks again and if anyone asks I will be handing them your number.

thanks again





22/7/2013 - BBQ for a work event Near Swindon

Hi Ed,

The BBQ was great - thank you very much! And thank you also for your help in getting everything ready - much appreciated. 

My mother mentioned just last night how she was looking forward to having you back to do a hog roast one day in the future :) So i'm sure our paths will cross again!

Best wishes




10/8/2013 - Hog Roast and BBQ for a wedding in Wedmore, Somerset

To Ed and THe Swine Waiter team.

A big thank you for a delicious Hog Roast wedding breakfast, accompanied by lovely fresh salads and breads. This was then followed up by the best burgers and sausages ever for the evening BBQ! Fantastic produce and very friendly and helpful staff. Thanks for making our wedding catering simply perfect.

Best Regards, Rob & Kim x


28/9/2013 - Roast Rib of Beef and Roasted Chickens for a wedding In Fordingbridge, Hampshire.

Hi Ed,

I would just like to thank you so much for making Saturday special for my daughter the food and service was wonderful. Once again thank you.




24/8/13 - BBQ for 60th Birthday, Amersham, Buckinghamshire. 

Hi Ed.

The guests could not have praised your staff and the food enough! I had sausages for breakfast!!! The yummiest I've ever tasted. Thank you for the fabulous service.

Jane x



2/10/13 - Hog Roast for a 30th Birthday in West London.


The Swine Waiter was probably the best thing about my event! It was effortless to organise, ran perfectly smoothly and the crackling was incredible! Edward and his entire team are real professionals… polite, takes the initiative and like Baden Powell himself “always prepared”. I would definitely recommend them for any event.

Jordan P. Schlipf



17/10/13 - Back Stage Band Catering in Harrogate, Yorkshire.

I contacted The Swine Waiter with a slightly unusual request...to provide backstage catering at a rock concert. He was completely unfazed, and offered many menu suggestions (including catering for vegetarians and a cheese allergy)

The organisation was smooth and I felt completely confident at all times. I was assured that the band had never been so quiet whilst eating, with most going back for extra helpings. The Swine Waiter made the event go without a hitch from start to finish.

PS The band played as good as they ever have afterwards. Coincidence?

Richard Drakes



7/12/13 - Christmas Party for Mission Performance, De Vere Hotel.

Hi Ed,

Thank you so much for supplying the food for our Christmas party, everyone loved it. The hog roast was amazing, as were the accompaniments and the server. J

We would highly recommend the Swine Waiter and will hopefully use you again in the future.

Thank you again for your hard work on the night.

Have a good Christmas.





17/10/13 - Back Stage Catering for Dweezil Zappa

"Touring can be hectic and it can be difficult to eat healthy. On my last tour through the UK, my band and I were treated to an incredibly delicious and healthy meal that was prepared in a makeshift kitchen backstage at our concert venue in Harrogate. The menu was simple, pasta Bolognese, arugula salad and few extra antipasti. It was all expertly prepared and a welcome treat prior to showtime. Thank you to chef Ed for making such a great and memorable meal!"

-Dweezil Zappa



22/3/14 - Wedding catering at The Asylum - South East London

Hi Ed,

"We are back fro honeymoon now and had a great time. 

Thanks for everything you did,the food was really really great and we have had tonnes of positive comments about it. 

So many people said it was such a great thing to have for lunch. 

If i could think of any feedback id be happy to give it, but despite having worked in restaurants for years i cant find a single fault or anything you could have done better. 

It was fantastic, thanks again."




18/4/14 - Wedding catering at The Asylum - South East London

Hi Ed, 

We had a fantastic day and a huge thank you to you and your staff.

In terms of feedback, keep it up! You've clearly honed what you do and know what works well. The food was delicious and our guests really enjoyed it - even the veggies said how good it was.

Thanks again and certainly hope we organise a party again in the future where we get to use you again.

Enjoy your holiday!




31/5/14 - Wedding catering near Winchester - Hampshire

A massive thank you from us! The hog roast seemed to go down very well. I'm really gutted that I didn't get to have much as didn't eat a lot on the day (literally had a slice of meat and a bit of crackling) but Laurence did and he said how nice it was. I was asking people as they were eating at the wedding and have also asked following the wedding and everyone has said how much they enjoyed the food. The hog roast was delicious but also the side dishes went down really well too.

You've been a pleasure to deal with - great communication, fantastic food and service.

Cara & Laurence



9/5/14 - Wedding Catering at Asylum London - South East London

I wanted to drop you an email to say thank you so much to you and your team for such a fabulous day - the food and service was amazing, the set up flawless and I really feel like you took all the worry away from me on the day. I think pretty much every single guest commented on how good the food was and how beautiful the room looked. Everything totally exceeded our expectations…. I really could not of asked for any better. Thank You.


Karen & Melton


24/5/14 - Wedding catering in a wonderful tipi style Marquee.

I just wanted to send a quick email to say thank you so much for all your hard work on our wedding day! 

I honestly cannot thank you enough for everything you did to make our day so wonderful!  From the very first point of contact you made the whole process very easy and enjoyable.  You managed my countless emails and high expectations… I was able to put complete trust in you to do an amazing job for us and you really did!  Communication was always polite, knowledgeable and timely and I felt throughout that you really were excited about our day and looking forward to being part of it.

The food was absolutely delicious and went down a storm with all of our guests!  People are still talking about the crackling now!!  Everything was delicious, well presented and well organised. 

I honestly cannot recommend The Swine Waiter highly enough, it was a pleasure having you as part of our big day.  Your prices are reasonable and service outstanding.  We would definitely use you again for other events or parties. 

We haven’t had our professional photos back yet but if we have any good ones of the food then I’ll be sure to send them your way.  Feel free to share this feedback on your website or with potential clients if you wish.

Thank you so much again!

Mr and Mrs Harvey

24th May 2014


21/6/14 - Wedding Catering in Little Sombourne, Hampshire

We would like to congratulate you on all of your efforts before and on the day, the food was excellent and we received very many comments on the quality of all of both the food and the service.  In addition, your willingness to supply a satisfactory menu was also appreciated at a time when we were loosing the will to live with all the arrangements.....

The bar definitely fitted the bill and again we had several good comments on the variation of drinks supplied and the service. 

You clearly have a very experienced team around you and we are certain that our choice to use your services was without doubt a good one. 

You can be proud of your team and please accept our thanks to you all for all your efforts. We would not hesitate to recommend you to others. 

Once again, our sincere thanks for a job very well done. 

John & Natalie


24/5/14 - Wedding Catering in The Asylum, S.E. London

Hi Ed,

Sorry to have taken so long to do this email, but everything has been a bit manic recently! 

Just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you so much for all the hard work you put into making our wedding meal totally amazing!

We've had countless people tell us how incredible the food was, and we couldn't agree with them more.

Your team was so professional and helpful on the day, and combined with how responsive and involved you were in the build-up, we could not have asked for a better experience. 

Keep it up!


Adam & Candice


2/8/2014 - Hog Roast for Price Waterhouse Cooper, Netley Abbey, Southampton.

Hi Ed, 

I just wanted to say thank you for Saturday, the food was wonderful and a lot of people have been talking about how great the food was, especially the crackling! 

Thanks again 


Gemma L Saville   

PwC | Manager


9/8/14 - Wedding Catering, The Gregg School, Southampton

Hi Ed,

How kind of you to follow up. I have to say, we were blown away by the quality of the food. You might have gathered I was a little nervous at the idea of just going with someone on the basis of a website before the wedding! But, my gosh, we were delighted with you - thank you so much. 

Not only was the meat cooked to absolute perfection and plentiful, the dauphinoise potatoes and salads were all fantastic and the right portion sizes. Everything served on time too - totally professional. 

So, yes, everything was better than expectations. Thanks so much and I will not hesitate to either use you again in the future or recommend you to friends.

Thanks so much for the congratulations too. 

Best wishes,

Ioannis and Lauren


31/5/14 - Wedding Reception at Hampshire Collegiate College, Romsey.

Hello Ed,

Holly and I were extremely impressed with everything that you did for us on our wedding day, the food was delicious (this was commented on by loads of guests following the wedding) and you were entirely self sufficient which was a real bonus for us as it meant we didn't need to worry about anything on the day. Your staff were well presented and friendly and despite the timing issues that weren't your fault, you delivered an extremely impressive level of service. Not only that, but you were the best value option for the evening food that I found by a considerable margin.

Many thanks again from both of us, we would not hesitate to recommend the Swine Waiter in the future.

Best regards,



11/10/14 - Wedding Catering at The Asylum, London

Hi Ed 

We just wanted to let you know and say thank you for the amazing job you did on the food for our wedding . We have had so many compliments from everyone saying how much they enjoyed it all. The desserts were fantastic . My only regret is not getting round to tasting them all ! The wedding cake was spot on too . You and your team did a totally brilliant job and would highly recommended you to anyone. Once I get a few photos back I'm sure there will be some good ones of all the food etc . Ill send you them incase you need them to show people examples of what you've done for future . 

Thanks once again for helping making it a brilliant day 

All the best 

Jo and Dave


11/8/14 - Wedding Catering at The Metropolitan Tabernacle, SE London

Dear Ed,

Thank you so much for making our wedding day, on the 18th October 2014, so special. You were always prompt in communication, reliable, helpful and very generous with portion size. The food was of excellent quality and your staff worked very hard, from what I heard, everything looked so effortless and I could tell it had been a long day for you by the end but you still had time to stop, chat and smile. My husband and I are very grateful to you and we hope to see you at the Met Tab again for another wedding, there were lots of enquiries on the day!

Thanks again

Ruth and Ashley Riedel

15/7/15 - Comapny BBQ in Southampton

Dear Ed,

Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into making our corporate BBQ such a success last week! You were very responsive to my questions and willing to go the extra mile to help make the event go smoothly.  On the day the food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented which all added to the occasion.  The following day I received a lot of very positive feedback from employees and I have been asked for your contact details by at least one person so clearly they were impressed.  I really like the sound of the other catering options you offer and hope I have the opportunity to work with you again.

Liz (Fibrecore Ltd)

6/6/15 - Wedding Catering, Ruislip

Hi Ed, 

Off on our honeymoon later on, but had to send a quick email to say a massive thank you to you and the team that made our wedding happen on Saturday! I cannot put into words how amazing every single one of them was - the level of service, professionalism and friendliness way surpassed my expectations and everywhere I looked during the day there was a member of your team going above and beyond to ensure it was a roaring success...which it totally was...but only thanks to them!! The food, of course was amazing too - we had positive comments all evening about that and the level of service and I really can't thank you enough for all of it!

I will be recommending you to anyone that will listen in the future and hope we get the chance to use you again.

Kindest regards, have a great week!

Dawn and Tom

25/7/15 - Wedding Catering, Cams Hall, Portsmouth

Hi Ed,

Adrian & I want to say a massive thank you to you and your staff for helping our wedding go so smoothly on Saturday. The wedding breakfast food was to die for. So many of our guests have said that the lamb especially was the best they've ever had. The scotch eggs were so scrummy!

The cakes!! Please pass on our thanks to the maker. Yummy! I have it on good authority (from our half Spanish photographer) that the Paella was great! Everyone agreed and our guests were very impressed with the pan cooking.

I hear you also put your hand to fixing the Photo Booth fuses! 

I really won't hesitate to recommend you in the future. 

Thank you so much!

Hannah & Adrian

28/11/15 - Wedding catering, Brixton East, SE London

Hi Ed,

As promised, just wanted to send a HUGE thank you from Greg and I for everything you did for our wedding. We couldn't have asked for more. From being totally open to any suggestion we made, answering 1,000 questions from me (!), the delicious food which was PERFECT for our wedding style, your incredible super friendly staff and never flinching at the task of cooking for 150 people in our venue with no kitchen! So very happy we stumbled across you online - thank you so much again, you were a huge part in making our day so perfect for us.

With huge thanks and big love - and best wishes for your Portugal wedding next year!

Chrissie & Greg x

17/10/15, 40th Birthday Dining, South Thoresby, Lincolnshire

We recently used The Swine Waiter for a big 40th birthday celebration and we were absolutely delighted with the quality of the food and service. All of our guests were singing the praises of Ed and his team. They effortlessly prepared our evening meal in a relaxed, calm and professional manner and even supported the earlier children's meal and tidied away! We would definitely recommend The Swine Waiter to enhance any occasion.


27/7/15, Wedding Catering

Hi Ed,

We have just returned from our honeymoon, and wanted to say a massive thank you for all the help you gave us with the catering for our wedding. The food was fantastic, lots of people commented on how amazing the hog roast was and thank you for going to the extra length to ensure everything was gluten free as that was such a worry. The staff who were in charge on the day were very friendly and helpful and did a great job. We will definitely be recommending you in the future. 
Thank you

Rowena and James Turnbull

26/09/15, Corporate Catering, Hampshire

Hi Ed,

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your teams service at our event.

Ralph was lovely, please thank him for his patience when we were trying to work out the best place to position the marquee!

The food was also brilliant, we will definitely recommend you for future events.

Thanks again!

Kind Regards
Paris Exton
Marketing Executive
MindWorks Marketing