Testimonials

Pippa John (November 2017)
Drop-off Dinner – Penarth
 
“A very helpful, friendly and efficient service from the word go – and excellent food much enjoyed by all who attended the party.  The instructions accompanying the final preparation of each dish was clear, and the attractive menu supplied was much appreciated!  I would have no hesitation in recommending Cooked From Scratch for excellent service with a smile.”
 
Liz Walder (September 2017)
Birthday Party – Cardiff
 

“I just wanted to thank you for the delicious food that you produced for my 50th birthday party at Whitchurch Rugby Club in Cardiff, on Saturday 9th September 2017.
As a busy copywriter, I had the imagination to come up with a menu but not the time nor ability to make it a reality. My list of selected foods within the theme of the 1970s included old favourites like cheese & pineapple on sticks, prawn cocktail filled vol-au-vents, cheese straws and mini quiches. You brightened up this rather “beige” food list with four salads that contained lots of vegetables that sparkled and twinkled in the dishes.
Using Cooked From Scratch as the caterer for my birthday party made a huge difference. It meant I was free to greet and chat with my guests, knowing that a reliable and professional caterer was there. I knew that the food would taste wonderful (based on the fortnightly bacon rolls at Pontyclun Business Community meetings that I consume) and I have received many positive comments from guests on the night.
Thank you once again, and I would have no hesitation in recommending Cooked From Scratch as a caterer for future events.”

 
Erika Rawnsley (August 2017)
Birthday Party – Cardiff
 
We recently used Cooked From Scratch as the caterers for my mother-in-law’s 80th birthday celebrations and couldn’t have been more impressed.  Claire was a delight to deal with & responded to my many questions/requests promptly and highly efficiently.  The food was gorgeous and was happily devoured & greatly appreciated by the 50 or so people present.  Highly recommended.”
 
Patsy Lewis (May 2017)
Anniversary Party – Caldicot

“Claire is a lovely person who values quality food that is not adulterated with preservatives etc. The food looked beautiful and tasted good too. She and her helper Lara were so organised and quietly took over my kitchen to feed 40 of our friends 6 grandchildren for our wedding anniversary celebration. Lovely people to deal with and very satisfied customers! Thank you Claire for helping to make it a perfect day!”

 

Francesca Brown (April 2017)
Hen Weekend, Hafod Lodge – supplied with Afternoon Tea
“Highlight of the weekend!”
 
Claire Enticott (November 2016)
Attended a bread class, Tonyrefail

Dear Claire

I write this letter as an acknowledgement to the recent bread making class both my Mum and I attended, I wanted to write this letter of thank you to highlight how much fun I had and how much I learnt.

From the very beginning it was clear that you were very experienced and patient, the diverse ability and confidence of the other people who attended surprised me, yet this never impacted on the learning or direction of the course.  The 4 hours absolutely flew by and I have never laughed so much.

The following day I made some pizzas for my family and they were blown away by the taste and quality of my dough!  I have cooked all of the recipes you demonstrated at least twice since the course and I continue to do so three weeks later.  You must have had an impact!

Thank you for your time and patience with Mum and me.

Kindest Regards

Claire Enticott

Zaina Zahid (September 2016)
Customer & Kinesiologist, Newport

Very flavorful food. Tasty, hearty, HEALTHY – copious portions! It was enough to spread over two meals and I love that organic ingredients are used and Claire is so versatile she left out ingredients that are not part of my diet. These dishes taste better than many restaurants. I am referring these to my clients who need to follow special diets for gut related issues.

Elizabeth Williams & Jacob (January 2016)
Attended 2 ‘Cooking with Kids’ sessions
I’m sad to see that we will be away for the next cooking with kids in half term. my son (6) has enjoyed two classes with Claire so far and loved every second. I would recommend it to parents as a fab holiday activity. tip: stock up on ingredients asap after the class, you will be served a lot of what the children learn following the class!
 
 
Dave Dean, MD of Risk Monitor, Llantrisant (October 2015)
Supplied with Lunch Buffet
 
I just wanted to say how impressed we were with your buffet on Monday. The food arrived in plenty of time and was presented beautifully with a professionally produced menu of ingredients. The flavours were fantastic and the leek and cheese tart was just awesome. Our guests were hugely impressed and asked me to pass on their “compliments to the chef”. I’ve no doubt that this will be just one of many more such buffets. Thanks again.
 
 
 
 
 
Oliver Campbell, London, Stayed at Hafod Lodge (August 2015)
Dinner Party for 12 Supplied by Cooked From Scratch
 Everything was perfect for dinner last night. It was v much appreciated; the food was great!
Many thanks for your invaluable help,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Claire Sumner, Mother of Poppy (August 2015)
Attended ‘Cooking with Kids’ Class
 They both had a lovely morning – Poppy has rated it 800 smiley faces out of 5!!
Food (what was left of it when I got home from work) was delicious. Poppy wants to make the wraps for her birthday party in a few weeks time. Praise indeed!
They both would like to take part again should you run any future classes in other school holidays. Could you send me details if you decide to run them again please?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiona Howells, Business Owner Fruitylicious (August 2015)
Attended ‘Cooking with Kids’ Class, Morganstown, Cardiff “Testimonial for Cooked From Scratch My daughter and I attended a Kids and Grown ups cookery class this morning run by Claire Davies. I have to say it was excellent.
Claire had thought of everything. We had 3 dishes to prepare and Claire had all the ingredients and equipment ready for us. We started off making bread dough for a pizza base but absolutely no kneading!!! Just lots of throwing and slamming, lots of giggles and a very delicious result!
Then a different dough for wraps – and a lot of rolling!!
And…we also managed to make these delicious and I think pretty impressive chocolate pots with lots of dark chocolate … of course!
It was a great experience. Claire really knows her stuff. Plus, she’s friendly and professional.
I highly recommend Claire’s cookery courses to beginners and experienced cooks.
Thank you Claire :O)”

 

Nor’dzin &  o-Dzin Tridral (May 2015) 

Customer Testimonial (60th Birthday Buffet), Whitchurch, Cardiff

“Dear Claire,
Just wanted to let you know straight away that everything was FANTASTIC. Absolutely perfect. People grazed until late with our last guests leaving at around 1.30am. We have very little left over – the quantities were also perfect.
A couple of local friends have asked for us to pass on your contact details so you may receive more orders from it as well.”
 
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Clive Williams (January 2015)
Customer Testimonial, Bridgend

“This testimonial is meant to show our huge appreciation to Claire for the wonderful Christmas Fayre that Cooked From Scratch supplied to us.

The sausage rolls, mince pies, rocky road and biscotti were fantastic as was the light and moist Christmas pudding and a coffee semifreddo ice cream dessert – sublime.

A massive thank you for contributing to my half a stone heavier weight by the end of last year.

Oh, nearly forgot the pies – corned beef, steak and mushroom,chicken and leek…….5 star pies I heartily recommend to one and all.”

 

Julie Kelly (January 2015)

Julie Kelly HR Testimonial, Talbot Green

“I would like to formally thank you for your flexibility and creativity with my random requests for both clients and me personally.

You have helped me attract interest by providing tempting treats in the form of Welsh cakes when I display at business shows, provided lovely biscuits for Christmas gifts for my clients and provided formal catering for one of my longest standing clients, who still talks about the quality of the food every time we meet.  On top of that, you have relieved my stress levels at home by filling my freezer with nutritious meals for my son and adapting some of your lovely mealsso that I can eat them myself.  A task I know you don’t find easy.

I would have no hesitation in recommeding your services, and often pass your details to both friends and clients.

Many thanks once again.”

 

Paul Binning (November 2014)

Customer Testimonial, Pontyclun

“Whilst away in a countryside cottage with the extended family for my mother-in-law’s 70th birthday, we wanted a special meal but couldn’t go out in the evening with our young children. So with the kids safely tucked up in bed, the adults relaxed in the lounge with a bottle of bubbly whilst Claire, from Cooked from Scratch, prepared a wonderful meal in the kitchen.

A delicious fresh starter was served, promptly followed by a very tasty main course, followed by a fabulous trio of desserts. The best bit was the whole time we sat there as if in a restaurant, relaxing and talking whilst Claire did all the hard work – and we didn’t even have to do the washing-up afterwards!

A thoroughly professional service, with fresh, delicious food, Cooked from Scratch is a fantastic option if you don’t want to (or can’t) go out to a restaurant but want something healthier and nicer than a takeaway for a special occasion.”
 
 

Kim Grant

Attended Bread Class, Testimonial December 2014

“I can highly recommend Claire’s bread making class, made white loaf, seeded loaf & rolls, French stick & nann bread , all in a few hours ! Will continue to make my own bread from now on. Claire made it so easy to follow recipes & we had fun at the same time! Will most certainly book the next more advanced level!”

 

Clive Williams (November 2014)

Customer Testimonial, Bridgend

“I wish to put on record the superb food that has been prepared by Claire for us,we have had fantastic pies and beautiful desserts and I have learnt to make gorgeous breads.

Cooked From Scratch is to be heartily recommended for all its great cooking and at pleasing prices as well.”

 

Kathryn Maddy

Attended Bread Class, Testimonial September 2014

“I had a great time last Thursday evening making bread, it was so informative and the results were amazing.  I definitely will be making more bread, I am very interested in the next course.

Keep me posted on future courses, and I will let you know how I get on with my bread making.”

 

Janet Davies (September 12th 2014)

Customer Testimonial, Porthcawl

“Claire @ Cooked from Scratch was recommended to me by a friend in’ Linked In’.  I asked Claire to cater for  50 people for my 60th Birthday party that I was throwing at home, mainly in marquees in the courtyard. We contacted each other by email ,then had a preliminary meeting to discuss my requirements, most of the food being vegetarian with a couple of fish dishes.
Claire arrived a couple  of hours before the party and as I had so much to do, I let her get on with putting the food out on the prepared tables. The prepared canapés were handed around early, they were delicious and soon disappeared.
The main buffet was also delicious including a variety of salads + many different tarts …plenty left over for a few days afterwards.
The desserts were very rich + creamy…I highly recommend the cheesecake with fruit compote and one guest was addicted to the mini welsh cakes.
I highly recommend Claire for her  home cooking and her professional presentation.”

 

Penny Steinhauer (March 10th 2014)

Director of Eye PAT – Testimonial

“As the Joint Chair of Cowbridge Comprehensive School I asked Claire if she could produce a main course for over 100 people on a fixed budget for a Murder Mystery fund raising evening in March 2014. Claire was highly recommended to me. Claire graciously accepted all the last minute changes of facilities and numbers and produced a delicious meal which was enjoyed by everyone. There was plenty of food so no-one went hungry. I would certainly recommend Claire to anyone who needs an event catered for.”

 

Jon Ashcroft

Cardiff – attended bread making class June 2014

“Everybody seemed to have a fantastic time on the beginners bread making course.  I came home with new skills and more importantly the confidence to try it at home as Claire made the whole process as relaxing and fun as possible.  We made a variety of different breads from baguettes to multi-seed rolls and by the end of it we all had a lovely array of bread to take home.  The course was fantastic value, the amount of bread I made in a 4 hour period will be enough to last us several weeks.  Most importantly the tuition was given at a relaxed pace in easy to understand terms and no one was afraid to ask questions or raise a hand for some help when the dough disobeyed.”

 

Carmen Gray (November 25th 2013)

Chartered Marketer providing outsourced marketing, consultancy and training in south Wales

“Claire provided Welsh Cakes for my wedding. In advance we had a detailed discussion about what I wanted. Claire offered ideas that I hadn’t even thought of, provided samples and then, on the day delivered the best Welsh Cakes I’ve ever tasted.

They were clearly cooked with high quality ingredients and exactly to our agreed spec. The result … not one remained at the end of the night.

Clare is professional, good fun, creative and an extremely good cook. I’d recommend Cooked From Scratch highly (and defy you not to enjoy her food!)”

 

Claire Gardiner 

Cardiff – attended bread making class June 2014

“The course was very enjoyable and relaxed with lots of laughs along the way. Claire is a warm and genuine trainer and cook, whose calm presence was much needed when things became a little stressful in our super-hot kitchen! Her experience was invaluable, and she patiently answered questions with an abundance of useful tips and practical advice. The evening was very informative and I can’t believe I learned – and made – so much in such a short space of time, returning home with a variety of  bread that both looked and tasted professional. I have a gluten intolerance but much to my surprise and delight my home-baked bread doesn’t seem to affect me anywhere near as much as shop-bought loaves do. I can’t wait try out some new recipes now – I’m already booked on Claire’s follow-up course in October.”

 

Carmen Gray (October 2013)

Chartered Marketer providing outsourced marketing, consultancy and training in south Wales

“Cooked From Scratch made Welsh Cake favours for our wedding last year. After making us flavour samples, they were cooked to brief (plain, slightly browner than normal and heart shaped) and were so delicious I don’t have the words! I had several guests tell me how delicious they were, and many of the compliments came from Welsh guests. It doesn’t get better than that. I’d highly recommend Claire. And I’d recommend her Welsh Cakes even more!”

 

Nicola Knight

Business Owner, Taste Wales

“I buy Cooked from Scratch preserves for my shop and my customers cannot get enough of them. The Christmas Chutney is out of this world!”

 

Ruth Thomas

Customer, Rogerstone

“Fab lunch today made by @Clairewelshcook Really pleased with food and service and would definitely recommend.”

 

Karen Stallard 

Business Owner, Bespoke Beauty & customer

“Claire is amazing as is her food. Eaten lots of it & would definitely have Claire cook for a dinner party.”

 

Sian Ellen McLean

Customer, Llanharry

“Had the most amazing desserts, can’t wait to order more. Really helpful and delivered. Highly recommend.”

 

Sian Davies

Business Owner, Garnish Cymru & customer

“Have eaten Claire’s fabulous food and every mouthful was delicious, would highly recommend her food and for dinner parties :)”

 

Trish Griffiths

Travel Counsellor & customer

“Can highly recommend the Brown Seeded Bread from Claire. I order it on a regular basis now :)”

 

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