What People Say

Some comments from previous customers...

We just wanted to thank you and your team for all your hard work and lovely food at our wedding in May. Everyone were really impressed by the quality of the meal and the service too! We would definitely recommend you!

Wendy and Matt Court Gardens Farm May 2019

We wanted to extend our appreciation to you once again for all your hard work and effort at our wedding. It didn’t go unnoticed and we know the day wouldn’t have gone so smoothly without you!

Alyssa and Daniel, Court Gardens Farm, July 2018

Just wanted to ping you a quick email to say thank you for doing such a great job with the catering at our wedding and helping us organise running up to the big day and thanks to your staff that also did a great job too! We had nothing but praise and complements on everything that was served up, especially those pork pies, from everyone. It really made the day extra special and memorable!

Martyn and Rebecca Court Garden Farm September 2017

Thank you so much Jacqui for the fantastic food at our wedding. We’ve had so many positive comments from people. We know it was a slightly bigger wedding than you usually cater at Court Gardens but it all went so smoothly thanks to your hard work and your great team. Thank you again!

Sarah and Rhys Court Garden Farm September 2017

At first when we booked the venue and they said that we have to use the caterer provided I was a little put off by it but let me tell you that I was hugely impressed with the quality of food and the service that was provided. Jacqui and her team made our day run so smoothly and made it completely stress free! Which is what you want on your wedding day.

Jaiden and Amelia Court Garden Vineyard 2017

I just wanted to say another big thank you for your help and amazing food! Everyone said that they thoroughly enjoyed it, as did we. The staff were amazing as well, couldn't fault anything. So thank you very much for running a tight ship!

Laura and Ben Court Garden Vineyard August 2017

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for Friday night: it was a fabulous evening and the food really took centre stage - everyone was complimenting you on how delicious it was. We are now enjoying all the left overs - an added bonus. We will definitely be recommending you to all our friends.

Karin and Matt Franey Court Garden Farm October 2016

Just want to tell you how much our guests enjoyed your super canapés,so much so there were no left overs! They were absolutely delicious, very pretty and looked stunning on your plates. Thanks to your advice together we chose a really good selection from your menu, I think the butternut squash won the day, closely followed by your fabulous Stilton cheese puff pastry confections, and the super beef. All yummy, We appreciated the delivery, on time and clear instructions. I know you would be happy to serve, however you were happy to leave us to it. So easy, no faff and so much better than Marks and Spencer's or Waitrose. So pleased we opted for you!! With many thanks.

Judy, at home, Shoreham Beach. 2016

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your staff for everything you did on and leading up to our wedding day. We had the most amazing day, everything ran smoothly and there was no stress with food or anything, thanks to you! The food was absolutely amazing and everyone mentioned it to us afterwards and said how lovely it was. The canapés were delicious! Your staff was so lovely and helpful and completely on the ball, constantly serving people, no one ever really had an empty hand. It was just brilliant and we are so grateful to you for all the hard work you put in. You made the day completely stress free for us. Thank you again, so much! We will be recommending you to everyone!

Katie & Alex, Great Ote House, July 2016.

We just wanted to email and say thank you for how fantastic all the food was at our wedding. Everyone has commented on how delicious it was and it was exactly what we wanted, and very personal to us. We've really enjoyed having you involved with the planning of our day from start to finish and thank you for all your help and advice over the last few months. Wishing you all the very best for the future!

Emily & Andrew Court Garden Farm, August 2016 .

"Thank you so much for all of your hard work. Everything went perfectly and we really loved the day. The food and service was spot on! We will hopefully be back in 15-20 years for our anniversary party there!"

Chris and Grazi, Court Gardens Farm July 2016" .

"Just a quick email to say a massive Thank you for all your help in the wedding preparations , You were amazing professional , helpful, and the food was simply delicious and very filling . We loved it , and so did all our guests. Everyone commented on the food so Thank you for being so fabulous . The day seemed to pass in a flash , it was everything we had wished for . Thank you for making our day special" .

Emily and Jay - Court Garden Farm, April 2016

“I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team for all of your help and support on our big day. The wedding was absolutely faultless and this is because of your amazing hard work behind the scenes. The food was absolutely delicious. Thank you again Jacqui”

Helen and Craig - Court Gardens Farm 5th September 2015

‘We cannot thank you enough for all your help with planning our wedding. We had the most perfect day and we have you to thank you a lot of it. You were kind, caring, patient and generous throughout the whole process and your food was simply delicious! We loved everything you made as did all our guests. We feel really lucky to have worked with you’

Cicely and Richard - Court Garden Vineyard 8th August 2015

"We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the work you put into our wedding. Everything was exactly as we'd hoped, the food was beautifully presented and tasted fantastic! It was brilliant having all your support in the run up to the day - it really helped us to plan things out and work out some of the details. We had an absolutely brilliant time, and we've had loads of lovely comments from our guests. Best wishes, Court Gardens Farm 1st August 2015

Eleri and Josh - Court Gardens Farm 1st August 2015

"We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for all your help in the run up to our wedding and on the day itself. The food was incredible (everybody said so!) and your team made sure everything flowed seamlessly and the food and drink appeared as if by magic! Your patience with our endless questions and flexibility to help us have exactly the meal that we wanted was much appreciated, and we felt so relaxed on the day because we had every confidence that you were totally in control."

"Thanks again for everything, we'll certainly be recommending to you everybody that we can!"

Karen and Pete - Court Gardens Farm June 2014

“We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help and hard work in the lead up to the wedding and on the day. Your food on the day was delicious and all our guests said the same. Everything went perfectly on the day. Thank you for being a part of our special day."

Amanda and Matt – 14th June 2014

"Hi Jacqui,"

"We just wanted to say a massive thank you for making our wedding such a success on Saturday. Your amazing staff did such a good job with the food. It all came out without any fuss and bother and everybody commented on how lovely it was. It really complimented the feel of the day in the exact way that we wanted it too, and things were done almost automatically. One minute we were cutting the cake and the next it was all sliced ready for the evenings nibbles! We really appreciated all the hard work it takes behind the scenes for things to run so smoothly, so thank you so much. There is no way it would have been such a success without all of your help. We wont forget it in a hurry."


Marianne and Matt Bench Court Gardens Farm May 2014

"Dear Jacqui, Thank you for everything you and your team did to make our wedding run smoothly and be so incredible. We really appreciated all the little extras you provided to help us organise our day and the food was fantastic. We had lots of happy guests and lots of compliments about the food and service."

Lindsay and Dan, Court Garden Farm June 2013

"I don’t think I got back to you after the wedding last month as I meant to, with all the post celebration chaos, but better late than never, a very belated thank you for all your brilliant help and expertise. You ran the whole show so calmly and beautifully, and we couldn’t have wished for anything better, right from the earliest plans to the perfect execution on the day - and a delicious meal!"

We were all very happy with the way it went; the guests appreciated the good food and drink, and the way they were so well looked after. Everything flowed well, and a good time was certainly had by all!

Luke and Heather, and David and I were so pleased that it all went just as we had wished in every aspect…..and completely hassle free! We were dreading the responsibility of such a big event, having no experience in large scale entertainment, but you made it seem so easy (though I am sure it is not, and a lot of hard work went into the planning and execution!) That was good advice of yours, to leave it to you!

We have some wonderful memories now, and still talk a lot about the happy day, so thank you again for your large part in the making of such a successful celebration.

With best wishes from us all,

Beatrice, June 2013

"We would like to thank you and your staff for the lovely tea and all that went with it. We have a great deal of fantastic feed back about the party and especially about your contribution. We wish you continued success with your enterprise."

Pam and Alec Gaskin, May 2013

"We really wanted to say the biggest thank you to you and your wonderful team for making our wedding day just perfect, you even managed to organise the weather!!!"

From our first meeting around our kitchen table, through to the bacon rolls in the evening, you really did get what we were after.

Our 80 ‘foodie’ guests were so impressed with the quality of the food, we have had nothing but compliments, even one who owns a restaurant thought your puff pastry was the best he had tasted!!

It truly was a magical day, your superb organisation and attention to detail was faultless, we cannot recommend you enough.


Sarah and Dominic, Court Gardens Farm 27th April 2013

"Jacqui, thank you so much for all your kind help and your fantastic organisational skills in preparing for our wedding. The meal was wonderful, everything was absolutely perfect. All our friends and family have said how fabulous the catering was, we can't thank you enough."

Zoe and Will, Farley Green, October 2012

"Jacqui and her team provided the catering for our wedding party of 100 adults and 40 children at Court Garden Farm, Ditchling. As we live abroad the whole event was organised by e-mail and we had to take a great leap of faith when we chose Jacqui never having met her or tasted her food! We needn’t have worried; right from the start Jacqui excelled herself at keeping in touch, offering practical and economical suggestions and reassuring us with her extremely efficient organisational skills. On the day of the party Jacqui and her team were calm, capable and extremely flexible. Producing fantastic food of a very high standard under cramped conditions and in torrential rain! Our guests included 25 very choosy Spaniards, but who all said the food was delicious. Our guests particularly enjoyed Jacqui’s couscous Mediterranean salad which flew off the plates as well as her Eton mess and homemade chocolate brownies which were a total hit. I have no hesitation in recommending Jacqui Hobbs for any catering event and would definitely use her again."

Juliet Boase, July 2012

"We contracted with Jacqui to provide all our catering needs throughout the whole of our wedding day. From our first random thoughts through to menu choices, canapé choices, evening food choices, Jacqui helped to steer us in the creation of wonderful menus which completely followed our original aspirations whilst also introducing ideas we had not considered and subsequently adopted and adored. She organised all the ancillary requirements (staffing, equipment hire etc), and allowed us to relax and concentrate on the non food aspects of the day knowing this side was in safe hands. Communication was excellent and delivery on the day was spot on time wise and quality wise. We could not have asked for more and the empty plates spoke for themselves."

Tim & Kate Leigh – Wedding Breakfast – Saturday 28th July 2012

"On behalf of everyone in the Club we just wanted to express our thanks for the fantastic dinner which you laid on for us. The food was, once again, superb and worthy of the finest restaurant. We were all amazed and impressed how you managed to prepare a dinner for twenty two all on your own! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the meal and it was great to try some imaginative dishes in conjunction with your excellent choice of wines that really complemented the food. We have decided that for the next dinner we are definitely going to give you free rein on the menu again. The serving staff were attentive and courteous and a credit to you. All in all, a culinary triumph and superb value for money!"

'Mutzers Christmas Dinner 2011'

"We were so pleased to have had Jacqui doing our catering. We were on a bit of a tight budget so weren’t sure if we could even afford a caterer but nothing was a problem for Jacqui and with some creative ideas she managed it. The food was perfect - everyone commented on it, the staff were very professional (and good looking) and the timing was spot on. They also tidied up the venue the following day which was brilliant. So thank you very much Jacqui and your team. You helped make our day exactly what we had envisaged."

Sophie and Sarah, Court Garden Farm, July 2011

"What a wonderful surprise! I never expected to be wined and dined by my partner at home with such excellent food. The food was delicious and I don't know how you managed to remain so inconspicuous throughout the evening. Not having to clear up afterwards was the icing on the cake. Thank you."

Phillipa McFadyen, February 2011

"Thank you so much for all you did for my birthday celebration. The food was excellent and as promised we were able to leave everything to the three of you and concentrate on our guests. I have never held such a stress free and therefore thoroughly enjoyable social occasion. It was an absolute pleasure dealing with you from start to finish and you were more than fair with us with your charges. I shall unhesitatingly recommend you whenever the opportunity arises."

Lesley and Roger, Steyning, November 2010

"Your pies are mouth-wateringly tempting, so much so that I've given up reserving them for special occasions - I want to eat them far more regularly than that! All of your fare is a foodie's heaven - and the service is quick and efficient too. Many thanks and please.......don't stop!!"

Giles Marshall, October 2010

"I would like to express our sincere gratitude for you skills and expertise catering our wedding at Court Garden Barn. As well as providing just the right food and service for the occasion you also went beyond the call of duty and helped immeasurably with the planning of our event. Thank you for making the day run smoothly, taking everything in your stride and for presenting a reassuringly calm presence."

Holly and Dickon, Streat, Sept 2009

"I thoroughly enjoyed the gluten-free breadmaking course. The content, length of course, instruction and practical element was absolutely spot on! Jacqui has a natural affinity with people and treats them with respect and patience. I would describe Jacqui as a 'natural teacher' and having worked in education over the past 10 years this is a real compliment as I would say that she is one of a handful that I would put in this category. I enjoyed and learnt so much on this course, that I have signed myself up for her next two courses (desserts and fish) and I am thoroughly looking forward to them both!"

Ruth O' Leary, April 2009

"Jacqui, Many congratulations on last night's buffet. It had flair about it - so often absent in this kind of catering. It was as good to eat as it was to look at, and it looked very good; everyone was impressed."

Mike Steer, April, 2007

"We had Jacqui in to cater a dinner party for 12 people, her menu suggestions, her culinary skill, her attention to detail all combined on the night to create a superlative evening of wonderful food, paced to perfection which gave us an evening none of those present will forget."

And also!

"Treats from Jacqui's freezer food selection wait in our freezer to brighten a dull evening or restore hope to a dreadful day. They work every time and are always much tastier than you could imagine."

Keith Phelps, February 2005