Ideally using seasonal produce, Stella designs visual and balanced menus with textures and flavours to stimulate the palate, and can create classic or contemporary dishes to suit you.
Seasonal Dinner Party Menus
Stella and Marina, we just wanted to send your our biggest THANK YOU!!!!! for doing our food for our wedding at Preston Court! It really was absolutely incredible food - absolutely perfect! We had such a wonderful day and the food really made it. You did a fantastic job feeding all our hungry guests and they LOVED it! I can’t believe (well I can!) how many people we have had raving about how great it was and that it was the best wedding food they have ever had. I think people will be talking about that caramel and chocolate tart for months to come!
I was completely in a whirl on the day so also thank you for running everything so smoothly and setting up the tables how we wanted.
Thanks again and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to others.X
I just want to say thank you and well done for all your efforts. The food as always was delicious, especially the salmon and ham. They went so well with the wine I had chosen to accompany them.
I also wanted to thank you for the extra effort you put in to ensure that the marquee was ready on time, as you may have been aware guests started turning up at 10.45am and I am glad to say that we were ready for them. Please thank and congratulate your team on the wonderful service they provided.
Many compliments have been passed to me on the food you served which goes a long way to make for a successful day.
I look forward to working with you again on another event.X
Stella we cannot thank you enough. From the moment you arrived, it was light hearted, professional and calm, where I noticed perfect instruction from the top. And so it continued. The pleasent 'girls and guys' circulated the canape's beautifully, totally unrushed.We then sat down to your colourful and very delicious main course, beef and salads to share. They were excellent. The pause before dessert, perfect, pistachio and lemon tart with strawberries and raspberry coulis delish! Good ample slices and so yummy! Our greatest thanks.X
Annmarie and I want to say a huge 'thank you' for the part you played in making her birthday party so special. We were absolutely delighted with the food you produced which was really delicious. Many guests commented on it and as several of them dine in some very smart places, I consider their endorsements huge compliment to you and your team.
The other thing that impressed us was the very professional performance of the waiting staff, both during the drinks reception and the barn. they looked smart, used their iniative, delivered the various courses to the different tables in the most co-ordinated way and were invariable cheerful.X
Stella, thank you so much for all your hard work on Sunday in such adverse conditions! You came in full of enthusiasm, armed with such trays of prepared goodies - were calm and organised and provided as one friend wrote 'the best presented canape's I have ever seen - the floral touches were exquisite'. The food was absolutely scrumptious - the lamb and mint pea puree devine - all fantastic - Tom and Louisa's favourite the monkfish - everyone commented on how delicious, pretty, plentiful and how friendly and good the 'Girls and Boys' were - the 'bar' lovely all the time! - Adored your ginger cordial too! Well done you are a star!X
I have never had so many email and pats on the back for a Christmas Party as I have had this year! Everyone without exception enjoyed it. 'The best food ever' was one emailed comment - so you have been well appreciated!
Stella, it was a most enjoyable party and your food was terrific, very balanced so that guests felt well fed, but not over fed which can often happen! Your staff were great and the evening went very well, so please pass on my thanks to everyone involved.X
A huge thank you to you and your charming and efficient team for making a special birthday weekend even more special with the delicious and imaginative variety of canapés, exquisitely presented and seamlessly served – 'better than anything Fortnum & Mason's ever produced' was one of the many praiseworthy and appreciative comments we received. And also for providing an equally delicious luncheon the following day, which everyone without exception raved about. We will certainly use you again and cannot recommend you too highly.”X
Dear Stella, Congratulations! Thank you for making Saturday so very successful with your fine cuisine, culinary expertise and excellent service, and for Heather's very efficient and friendly service. All my guests appreciated everything equally so your menu, quality and presentation of the food as well as your organization and management in an unfamiliar kitchen. None of us could believe the cleanliness of the kitchen on your departure, which was appreciated by one and all, just amazing. I am certain there will be another opportunity in the future when I will be calling on you again.X
Dear Stella, One week on and we are still receiving the most wonderful thank you cards from friends who joined us for Gerry's 60th Birthday, and they always say; what a fabulous meal! A huge big thank you to you and your first rate and extremely professional team for producing an excellent celebratory lunch, everything was really delicious and stunningly presented, as our chef trained son commented it was 'nailed', I think that means spot on in my language! We were so pleased with the menu choice too, it worked well for Sunday lunch, personally I loved everything from the homemade nibbles, pretty as a picture starter, the beef, and the three mini puds and to top it of the cheese with homemade gooseberry jelly, but my family particularly loved and haven't stopped talking about the rare beef!X
A very sincere thanks to you and your team for the excellent way you looked after us on Friday night. An incredible number of friends have commented already on the quality of the food, especially the beef. Also a great thank you to your staff who managed to handle a vast variety of whims from the guests, including what must have been over 50% who wanted drinks other than champagne. Again so very much appreciated all the effort that you all put in.X
We just wanted to drop you a line to say a HUGE thank you for Saturday.
It was such an amazing day and you and your team were fantastic. Everything went to plan and the guests could not stop talking about the food... many said it was the best wedding food they had ever had... and it was!
All of the staff were helpful and professional and helped to make the day run so smoothly. Marina - thank you so much for all of your hard work and taking the time to include all of the little finishing touches and details... you were amazing!
Thank you again for everything.
Mr and Mrs JonesX
Just wanted to express our deep thanks for all you did to make Sophie & Greg's wedding celebrations so successful.
The food was incredible, the service and discretion of the staff team impeccable and the seamless management and over seeing of events by Marina second to none. Everything we had asked for in terms of the bar and evening spread was perfectly executed.
We had the most wonderful day and our guests were totally impressed.X
Stella catered our wedding in September 2014. We couldn't have asked for more -- the food was excellent and bountiful, the service low-key but attentive, and every single guest commented on how much they enjoyed the food. Ahead of the day itself, Stella and Marina were extremely helpful in helping us decide on the right menu for the occasion, and the tasting sessions were the highlight of the many days of preparation! We strongly recommend Stella Grove, and fully intend to come back to her for any future catering needs. Thank you so much, Stella and Marina!X
I would like to thank you so much for the splendid catering at my party yesterday evening. The food was absolutely delicious and everyone commented on it. The canapés were a perfect way to start the evening and were beautifully presented. The Paella was excellent and just right on a lovely sunny evening.
Stella, we are so impressed and will certainly book you for any future parties such as Tim's 70th. Your staff were so nice and looked so smart and professional in their black outfits and Marina had such a lovely manner with the staff and my guests.
Huge huge hug and thanks to a brilliant chef and her team. As you said, you pare tasty simple food with good quality ingredients, just my style of catering.X