PenniBlack Client Feedback

Comments from our happy customers

We count some of the world’s most discerning companies among our satisfied clients, such as Disney, Graham Norton, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Deloitte, Vidal Sassoon, Nike id, Maxmara and Mercedes to name just a few. We can provide countless testimonials confirming our previous successes, recent examples include: ‘completely brilliant’, ‘outstanding service’, ‘exceptional standard’ and ‘presentation superb’. PenniBlack was contracted by Sportsworld to provide bespoke corporate lunch boxes for VIP Olympic sponsors, such as BMW and Samsung, during the 2012 Games. Delivering gourmet bundles across the capital from dawn to dusk, was a fantastically fun challenge and gave Bolt a run for his money. Declared ‘the best boxed lunches’ they had ever seen, we delivered to thousands of people, throughout the day, over two weeks, in venues across the capital. Gosh, we were busy…

Special occasions held at home – Birthday Party – 40 guests
‘PenniBlack catering was on call for my 40th birthday party, serving food and drinks for 40 guests throughout the evening. It was beautifully presented, very artistically and tasted fresh and full of flavour. My guests loved the food, the appetising mini meals in small bowls, that no-one could resist. The staff was friendly and efficient, all in all a very professional and friendly experience, very recommendable.’

Dinner parties made easy! – Private Dinner – 14 guests
‘PenniBlack customise the food making you look like the perfect hostess – dinner for 14 guests is a breeze when we have oven trays with their freshly made pre-prepped food that just need a little final touch as all the ingredients have been provided, ready to be assembled on the plates; what a wonderful concept. I am so greatful for this fabulous service which works wonders. Writing this reminds me that it must be time for another social dinner with friends.’

Jenny Packham – Canapes – 70 guests
‘I just wanted to say a very big thank you, the canapes were absolutely delicious and all were gobbled up! It was a pleasure to work with you and the team and we look forward to working together again.’

A stunning wedding was delivered for an amazing couple at beautiful Grove House – Roehampton – 120 guests
‘Thanks for your excellent help on the day. We were really happy with you and your team. Feedback on the food from guests was excellent.’

Housewarming Party – Canapes and Bowl Food – 90 guests
‘Dear Gabor, I wanted to thank you and the Penni Black team for the lunch on Sunday, you all did a fabulous job. We had so many compliments about the food and the whole event ran like clockwork. Daniel and I really did not have to do a thing other than concentrate on entertaining our guests. It was everything that we had hoped for and more. You thought of everything with the arrangements and it was a real pleasure to have the event looked after by you – wonderfully orchestrated. Thank you again.’

GMK – Product Launch – 80 guests
‘All in all, a successful event. Gabor and his team did marvellous job throughout and deserve another than you from us all. The service was excellent and the canapes all looked and tasted fantastic and were all pleasing on the eye atop the Wingfield & Digby trays. No breakages or spills and a very tidy take down.’

Private Reception – Canapes – 80 guests
‘I am more than happy with the work and food from last week. Many people commented on how inventive and delicious the food was and the staff were absolutely perfect. Jay was wonderful and I really am most grateful. Be certain I would use you again and a number of the guests asked for your contact details. Thank you again Emma for all your help in organising this for me.’

Health and Care Professions Councils – Cold Buffet – 230 guests
‘The event went really well and we have been receiving good feedback from employees about the food and the event so we are happy how it all went. Thank you to you and all the staff for helping making the event such a success.’

Pax Holdings Ltd – Canapes and Traditional Barbeque – 140 guests
‘Thanks very much for yesterday. I thought your team were excellent and coped with an unpredictable evening very well. Your staff were professional, friendly and efficient throughout. Thanks again for a great evening. Food was great too!!’

Persado – Bowl food – 50 guests
‘Hi Emma, In overall, it was great! The food was delicious and it was more than enough. Gabor and the team were so quick setting up everything and it was perfectly organised. Thanks so much for everything and definitely, we will hire your services for future events ;)’

Destination Events – Canapes – 70 guests
‘I am delighted to report that the evening was a great success, and that the contribution of Penni Black in the form of Gabor and his team was excellent. I do believe that everybody was very impressed with the quality of the food, and the service of the drinks. Thank you again, for an excellent job. We look forward to making use of Penni Black again in the very near future.’

Committed Capital – Canapes – 60 guests
Dear Emma, It all went really well with lots of compliments about the food and service! Thanks very much for everything – it was a vert easy process and ran really smoothly. Gabor was extremely helpful and calm and collected, the staff all arrived in time, drinks were flowing and food was tasty and beautifully presented. Thanks again and much appreciated.

Charity Futures – Canapes – 70 guests
‘A fantastic catering service provided for our Summer Reception. Staff were incredibly attentive and well presented. Drinks were always topped up, both for guests and even pets (water!) In addition, email correspondence was swift and even enjoyable! Highly recommend using PenniBlack.’
‘I thought the event went really well. You and your staff were absolutely brilliant so thank you. Gabor was particularly helpful whilst the others offered food and drink with a smile, topped up glasses as they moved around. 5 star. ‘

Birthday Party – Traditional Barbeque – 40 guests
‘Amazing food prepared by our chef Michael and great attention to detail from both our event manager Gabor and our waitress Jenny. Our guests couldn’t speak highly enough about the food and level of service from the whole team. A massive thank you to PenniBlack for helping to make the event the huge success it was. Would highly recommend and will definitely use again.’

Strawberry Star – Bowl Food – 250 guests
‘We recently used PenniBlack`s services for our new office launch and I would highly recommend them. Our Events Manager Emma Jordan helped us plan the whole event extremely professionally to tight deadlines, advising on the menu, special dietary requirements, outsourcing lighting and photography etc. The Event was a great success and all our guests were very impressed. Big thank you to PenniBlack and their hardworking team!’

Farewell to a friend – Canapes – 60 guests
‘I needed someone to cater for simple wine and canapes after a memorial service and chose Penniblack on the basis of some excellent reviews.  I was certainly not disappointed – their service was impeccable from start to finish.  Emma guided me through the whole process in a most helpful and supportive way, and her recommendations for wine and canapes were spot on.  On the day the professionalism of Gabor and his team was second to none.  All were friendly and helpful, carrying out their duties most efficiently and discreetly.   Definitely to be recommended.’

KUKA Robotics UK ltd – Canapes – 25 guests
‘Emma, It was amazing! The feedback I have been getting has been really positive, the team were all great as was the food and drink. We couldn’t have asked for a better hospitality partner on the night.’

All3Media – Picnic and Bowl Food – 200 guests
‘Thank you so so much for all of your help yesterday. The event went brilliantly. The clients loved it, the staff loved it and we were so happy with how everything went. Everyone loved everything especially the picnic boxes and picnics and the mini cupcakes were my favourite.’

Private Dinner – 25 guests
‘Hi Gabor, we had a wonderful evening last night, the food was fabulous, so please let Alex know that he has done a terrific job, it was faultless. The service was equally fantastic, seamless, attention to detail, welcoming to the guests and making the evening so much more relaxed and enjoyable for me. Sally is a fantastic event manager. Sophie was very dedicated, charming and did a perfect waitressing job. Thank you as well for providing a dedicated service from beginning to end. I have already forwarded our feedback to the assistant who will organise next June’s party.’

Survitec – Canapes – 100 guests
‘I want to thank you so much for last night, It was managed perfectly and I cannot fault anything. All of your staff were lovely to deal with and I could see that our guests were very impressed with the food and service you provided. The whole process from the first email I sent, through to our meetings, menu selection etc has been so easy and you’ve been very flexible in regard to our requirements.’

Miss World Limited – Christmas Party – 60 guests
‘Dear Gabor, I wish to congratulate you and your team on such a brilliant brilliant presentation of the best food ever. Your staff were courteous and it made the evening the big success that everyone has claimed it to be. Thank you very very much indeed and look forward to working with you again.’

Tangle Teezer – Corporate Party – 50 guests
‘Gabor – From the day that I called to enquire until after the event was over, Gabor has been extremely professional and helpful in every way. An absolute pleasure to work with! Thank you Gabor! Project Manager – Absolutely amazing guy! Attention to detail and overall presence and manners were impeccable. He made sure everything was running smoothly throughout the evening – even when we had a few hiccups with timings. All the guests were super impressed with the way the catering was carried out so I want to thank the project manager for being the root of this. Thank you! Waiter & Waitress – Again, absolutely impeccable manners and presence. They were both extremely professional and certainly went the extra mile with helping out and setting everything up before the party. Whilst serving food they were very friendly and everyone was really happy with the service. Thank you both! Chef and Sous Chef – The food was amazing and so tasty! Couldn’t fault anything at all. All of our guests were extremely happy and their tummies were very full J Thank you Chef! Over all – 10/10 and we would definitely look to using Penni Black again in the future.’

Birthday afternoon tea – 50 guests
‘Well, the party was a great success. Hana does an excellent service in charge of her staff and the two young men also worked hard. Hannah has a sense of the overall picture of how things are going and is right in there to do whatever is needed. I would highly recommend the service that Penni Black offers. The food was absolutely delicious and extremely well presented. I hope I don’t sound too gushing but I am just so happy with the service I received that I want to share my experience with you. I will recommend you every chance I get and will certainly use your services again.’

Private Residence Event – Canapés – 30 guests
‘I really can’t thank you enough for such a beautiful service. It was absolutely PERFECT and the extraordinary quality and presentation just blew us away. Not to mention how wonderful you all were to work with and on such terribly short notice. It really was incredible what you were able to do, to make the atmosphere just sing. You will be our new go-to caterer for all our events in London from now on and we will absolutely spread the word. Thank you so much.’
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Imperial College End of Year Party – 150 guests
‘Am I glad I found you on Google for tonight’s function. Imperial is incredibly happy and said it was one of the best functions to date. Your staff are excellent, the food was outstanding and all in all I will recommend PenniBlack without any hesitation. Thank you so much.’

Gamma Communications Systems – Canapés – 80 guests
‘I was very impressed with the canapés and the whole end to end process in ordering them, so much so I recommended PenniBlack to the venue and our marketing department and hopefully we can use you again in future. Thank you.’

Oliver Bonas – Christmas party – 35 guests
‘I just wanted to say how amazing the service was last night. Everyone loved the food – I even heard a few people say these were the best canapés they had had at an event like this! Lawrence was exceptional, was totally in control and professional and very attentive to everyone’s needs. The whole team were great. We will be recommending you to other departments to use for any future events. Thank you for making our evening so special.’

Avia Circle Trade Tourism Event – Finger food – 20 guests
‘Thank you for the help and amazing assistance. Hana was absolutely fantastic, not only on time, but much earlier, very polite, helpful and adjustable to our few time changes. Benji was also absolutely lovely, taking care of all my guests and very polite at all times. Last but not least Rob (and Hana) were the stars of the event with the food. Honestly, everyone loved the menu. I will be more than happy to use your services and spread the word to more of my contacts. Hope to do business again with you!’

Corporate Summer Party @ Company office – Canapé and drinks – 95 guests
‘Last night was a huge success and you did a great job looking after us all – the wine flowed, as did the beer and the food was delicious. Many of our guests were extremely complimentary about the nibbles in particular, and I certainly thought they were excellent. I hope that some of your company cards were scooped up as people left! Please do pass on my thanks to the manager (Hana) for looking after everything so efficiently, and to the team who were all very pleasant and looked after everyone so well. Also, please let the chefs know how good we all thought the food was! We may have over-ordered on the food in relation to the numbers (we had over 50 no-shows), but it was all eaten and very much enjoyed. Many thanks again to all involved, and to you for your organisation.’

Harrow Speech Day – Buffet and drinks – 50 guests
‘We had a wonderful day on Saturday thanks to your hard work and efforts, the day went according to plan. Your staff were extremely professional. The chef was very relaxed and happy to work outside (the marquee company didn’t isolate the catering tent) so he prepared the food behind the marquee which worked well as the weather was good. The Pimms went down a treat and the food was delicious and well presented. The staff were exceptional and everyone commented on them and their attentiveness. We will definitely recommend you for future Speech Days!!! Thanks again

Summer Party – Canapés – 25 guests
‘The food was absolutely spot on. The staff were absolutely brilliant and wonderful, so I cannot fault a single thing. As usual, thanks for supplying such a great service.’ Kind regards