As part of our dedication to superb service at Sweet Success Catering we love to hear from previous clients. Many of our clients recommend us to friends and family. We have many happy clients who use our services time and time again for a variety of occasions and functions. We like to provide a friendly service where nothing is too much trouble and we will aim to cater to any requirements. We feel we achieve this from the comments made by those who use our catering services as you will see below. After 30 years in the business all the team still take great pleasure in hearing from our clients. Please take a look for some of the comments we have received. Originals are available on request.

"Good morning. I just wanted to drop you a line to say a big thank you for the wonderful food that was served to us all on Saturday. So many people commented on how much they enjoyed it and how different and quirky it was and how tasty everything was. The food was lovely and the tables looked beautiful. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone with regards to any form of catering requirements they may have.

Many thanks"

Harry Potter Themed Wedding
Houchins Wedding Venue

"Dear Linda,

Thank you very much for all your help. It seems to have been a great success and many compliments have been made about the food. I think it will take a few days to recover, but it has been a lovely few days and worth all the organisation. Many thanks again for doing such a great job!

Best wishes"



Hi Linda and team,

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for our wedding food and service.  The waitresses and waiters were brilliant.  Very professional and made the day special. The food was brilliant and the feedback we have had has been really positive. 

People loved the pork and the carving.  Pizza was a thumbs up all round.  The vegan/veggie dishes....well what can i say they loved it even the poor guy whos a meat eater but cant eat pork and got lumbered with the vegan option said the food was amazing-having expected to be hungry and disappointed-dont think hes converting to veganism though! They whole day was amazing. Thank you for being part of it.

Much love

Katie and Martin Jackson  


Hi Linda,

Thank you so much for all the amazing food you cooked for our wedding, it was delicious!! Everyone said how nice the food was, I think the favourite was your seafood pasta. Your scones even inspired part of my mum's speech! Thank you to you and all of your team, your catering was exactly what we wanted on our wedding day.

Hazel and Dave

Dear Linda and all at Sweet Success

Thank you so much for for all your hard work, effort in putting together all the food and drink catering and for making all run smoothly on the day. It was so perfect and all the vintage linen, crockery and little touches were just what we wanted. The room looked so lovely. I really appreciate it as I know you had a busy season and squeezed us in last minute and also had some personal bereavement at the time. It all tasted great and you did such a good job of Catering for everyone's allergies and intolerances. Will recommend you.

Thank You

Gemma and Anthony

"Words cannot really express how grateful Anna and I felt about the food at the wedding.  As sad as it seems, what we were eating on the day of our wedding was incredibly important to us.  We love good food and it’s a big part of our ‘family life’.   Sweet success didn’t just deliver what they said they were going to do, they far exceeded ours and anyone else’s expectations and took wedding food to a new level.  The wedding breakfast was absolutely superb and I cannot tell you how thrilled we were with the standard of service, the quality and presentation of the food and the overall experience given to us by Linda and her team. 

Sweet Success’s value for money is just phenomenal and I would challenge anyone to find wedding food as good.  Countless people commented on how amazing the food was, so the proof really was in the pudding.  To top it all off Linda is a fantastic person to deal with, her attention to detail is a huge strength for the business.  Linda doesn’t try to over-sell, charm you into accepting something you are not quite sure about – she just convinces you from the very first moment you meet her that she is an incredibly kind, thoughtful and genuine person.  Congratulations Sweet Success you could not have been any better! 

Thank you. "

Rob and Anna Twyman

"To Linda... Thank you very much for the delicious afternoon tea and barbecue you made for our wedding. We had a fantastic day and many of our guests commented on the high quality of the food. I have to say I could eat your fruit scones every day!"

Best wishes

Georgina and Andy


"Dear Linda, A big thank you for providing the food for my husbands 80th birthday party. Your team was very efficient and the food was delicious. My guests were very complimentary!"

Barry Matthews

"Dear Linda. Many thanks to you and your lovely helper for giving such a delicious meal and making the room and tables so fresh and festive. I enclosed a little extra to divide between you."

Barbara Tricker

"On behalf of all The Friends, I would like to thank you for once again providing the excellent catering on the event of our Burns' Night held on the 31 January 2015. You and your staff certainly helped to make this event so very successful."

With kind regards and best wishes, D.P. King, Friends of St. James.

"Direct Solutions would like to thank Sweet Success for the excellent catering for our recent Open Day. A number of our guests commented on the quality of the food and the fact that it disappeared so quickly was a compliment in itself. We realise than an enormous amount of hard work goes into such an event and I am greatful to you for the part that you and your company played in making the occasion such a success. Again, thank you for everything and we will certainly use your services again in the future!"

Allistair Hunter, Managing Director, Direct Solutions

"Just to say thank you for a wonderful barbeque on the 28th Semptember on behalf of Colchester BNI.  You always think outside the box and once again your ideas to tempt the 'taste buds' were brilliant. Everyone present said what a great afternoon.


"May I thank you for providing an excellent spread at my home on Monday. I have since received several compliments from those who were here saying how delicious the food was and how professionally you looked after us at such a sad time.


"Good Evening Linda, I just wanted to say thank you very much for the superb tea you and the team provided for the Horticultural Club on 28th June. I have had several complimentary comments about how well everything went, and how much everyone enjoyed themselves. Thank you again.


"Dear Linda, Over many years of being in business I have always had the task of seeking out tried and trusted companies that offer certain services for various matters that need to be sorted.

I was extremely pleased with the catering that you provided for my mother in law's funeral on May 23rd and would not hesitate to recommend you in the future. Many of the people who attended the wake were highly impressed on what was on offer on the day.

"Dear Linda, Thank you so much for the wonderful dinner and all of your hard work, everyone enjoyed it. Also, please thank your girls, they were lovely. Hope to see you again one day!

Sue and Dick"

"Hi Linda, I have today transferred the money into your account. I would like to thank you for a wonderful afternoon tea. It was greatly enjoyed by all and I know my aunt would have loved it.

I hope its not another 14 years before we meet and not for another funeral!!

"Dear Linda, Many thanks for last Saturday. The food was really delicious and everyone sang high praises. The evening was a great success and you saved me a great deal of work by cooking for us - we really appreciated it all. Thank you


"Thank you Linda for a superb lunch and for all of your support and kindness. 


"Hi Linda, jJust wanted to thank you very much for the wonderful catering this afternoon. So many compliments about the food and the service of your friendly staff, really helped make a difficult day very special. Best wishes for the future.


"...Thankyou so much for providing such a lovely buffet for my son's memorial service, it took a huge weight off of my family, everyone commented on how nice it was and there was more than enough food. Bless you x


"...To Linda

Thank you once again for helping to make our day such a success - if anyone we know is in need of catering, we will be sure to recommend you!
Best wishes
Anna & Daniel..."

"...Dear Linda

You did us proud, we had lots of compliments on the super buffet. Thank you. We will definitely recommend you to others.
Yours sincerely
Nita & Doreen..."

"...Dear Linda

With the horrendous traffic problems caused by the accident on the A12 last Friday evening, our normal five minute journey to the venue took an hour and ten minutes. However this did not spoil the occasion and myself and the other sixteen guests in our party enjoyed a wonderful 'Spanish Supper'. The dishes kept arriving and the varying tastes were sublime.

I hope your remaining two supper evenings are well supported and equally successful.

Kind regards


Many thanks again for such a superb spread at our sons christening.
Best regards
Rosalyn & John..."

"...Dear Linda

...Thank you very much for doing all the catering - not a convenient time I know just before Christmas. But everyone had a wonderful time and they all said "What a delicious lunch!" Lots of praise especially from the chaps on the beef strog! They loved it.
...I am sure you have plenty of people for references, but if you ever would like another I would certainly give you one - it was all great - thank you... 
Love Ruth..."

"...Dear Linda

...We had so many lovely comments about our day and so much of it was down to you. Not only the standard of food and service but the whole running and timing of the day. You truly helped us make our day perfect. Everyone was blown away by my fish finger sandwiches, they said they loved them - were a great idea. We will be telling all our friends how fantastic you are!
Thank you so very much!
Love Kim & Nicky..."

"...Dear Linda

Thank you so much for your contribution to making Saturday such a wonderful, memorable day. Knowing the catering was in your capable hands, we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves.
The wedding breakfast was delicious and the staff were just right - efficient and friendly, but unobtrusive. To be honest, I didn't have room to sample the evening buffet, but it looked very appetising and seemed almost completely to disappear, which I think speaks for itself. We had many compliments from guests on the quality of the food..
Best wishes
Glenys and Bryan..."

"...Dear Linda

On behalf of The Friends, may I thank you for the excellent catering you provided for our Burns Night on the 1st February.
You and your staff, as always, helped to make this event so very successful.
With kind regards and best wishes
Yours sincerely
Dorothy King, Secretary, Friends of St. James..."

"...Dear Linda

I thought it would be nice on two counts to give you a written testimonial.

Firstly on the excellent catering you did for one of my 'big birthdays' many moons ago and secondly after speaking to Brian Dundon last week. Brian invited some friends along to one of your recent themed supper nights and told me that they had stated it was one of the best meals they had ever experienced.

Praise indeed. Well done.

Kind regards

"...Dear Linda

Thank you so much for doing it for me (George's wake at the village hall) especially at such a busy time so close to Christmas.
I have received so many comments about how tasty it was and how warming everything was on a cold day.
Thank you also for being so patient with me and making everything so much easier for me.

"...Dear Mrs Pinhey

Many thanks for the delicious spread and the very efficient service which your staff provided.
Yours sincerely

"...To Linda

Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special. We had so many wonderful comments on the food and the lovely staff.
Thank you again.
Our love and best wishes
Mr & Mrs H..."

"...Thank you so much for all your hard work and the weekend for our wedding party.

Everyone really enjoyed the food, and some have said how much they enjoyed the Pimms!!
Thank you
Claire and Les..."

"...Dear Linda

Just a little note to say thank you so much for the wonderful food you provided for our wedding. We had so many comments from our guests to say it was the best hog roast they had ever had and the evening cheese board buffet was amazing!
Thank you
Sophie, Darren & Billie-Mai..."

"...Dear Linda & Co

Thank you very much indeed for your very special catering for our wedding. Certainly a 'SWEET SUCCESS' and a big contribution to the smooth running of the day.
Best wishes to you.
Pat and Phil..."

"...Your food was suberb and you made every thing go so smoothly.

Many, many thanks.

"...Dear Linda

Thank you for a fantastic night, it was very memorable.
See you soon 

"...Dear Linda

Firstly, thank you very much for doing the catering for Richard's funeral yesterday, everyone most complimentary. Admittedly I was a fit fazed my the overall cost to begin with, but it was great to have all that part organized provided for and served. The hot food was particularly appreciated, a lot of people having travelled long distances in appalling weather. It also gave me chance to try and speak to everyone before they went, though I think there are some I shall just have to write to.

I will certainly recommend you, should an occasion arise.

Thanks again
Jackie K..."

"...Hi Linda

Many thanks for the superb cocktail refreshments. The party was a great success....... We would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and using you the next time we had an event catered.

Thank you, you helped make a ruby wedding a lovely day that we will remember.
Robert and Mary..."

"...Dear Linda

Thank you again for your wonderful catering - food and service was excellent, and your organisation was completely reliable and competent. It was only the weather I had to worry about and that sort of behaved!

I hope we have occasion to use your company again, but in the mean time, very many thanks also to your husband and your staff. They all made the day! 

"...Dear Linda

Many thanks for the superb cocktail refreshments. The party was a great success. 

"...Hi Linda,

I just wanted to say again - thank you very much for the wonderful catering for mum's party. The food was delicious, everyone was so impressed with it and commented on it, you and your staff were friendly, helpful and also really unobtrusive (that's a compliment so I hope you understand what I mean!) and it was such a big relief to hand over things to you and be able to relax and enjoy the party. We will highly recommend you to our friends in the future and maybe when it's mum's 70th we will be ringing you again!

Please feel free to use this feedback on your website or wherever it is useful.

Many thanks

"...Hi Linda,

Thank you so much for the wonderful buffet you prepared for our wedding party. All the guests have said what fantastic quality food and so much more interesting than most buffets.
We also really enjoyed the spread and it helped to make our party special and memorable.
We would certainly recommend you and if we have any other occasions would use you again,
Again our sincere thanks,

Kind regards,
Emma and Jackson..."

"The superb co-ordination and excellent food made the whole day a complete Sweet Success”. Mrs B...Colchester... ..."Many thanks to you and your staff. The lunch was absolutely delicious, perfectly cooked, and perfectly presented, we were very happy with it all, and have received many letters expressing appreciation and compliments to you"

Mrs E...Mount Bures...

"Just a few short lines to thank you and your staff for the excellent food and service provided at our Anniversary Ball. Everybody I have spoken to have commented on the excellent standard of food provided and the fabulous service provided by your staff"

Mr M...Financial Director...

"Thank you very much for giving us such an excellent Croquet Club lunch on Sunday. The food was superb and everything went wonderfully well with everyone thoroughly enjoying themselves. I have received several comments saying how much they enjoyed the meal, how delicious the food was, the excellent service and what a nice team you have. In fact I have nothing but praise so thank you and your delightful team, you gave all a great day"

Mr C B...Manningtree... 

Wow, 30 years of Sweet Success, that is a great achievement and worthy of a proper celebration. Only 10% of all businesses make it to their 10th birthday so for SS to achieve 30 years, especially in such a service focused business, is a reflection of your skills as a business women, cook and sales person. You have my RESPECT! Congratulations. Looking forward to seeing you at DB or Houchins soon."

Adam - owner of Dove Barn wedding venue and the very newly opened Houchin’s wedding venue

 "Thank you for providing such a delicious tea yesterday it took an enormous responsibility off our shoulders and your help was so welcome and needed at the end of the day. We are not planning anything at the moment, but if we do in the future and need first class professional help, we shall call on you"

With thanks Mrs G...Wigborough...

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