A day in the life Scott Anderson


10:00 – The Event manager for the day and a waiter arrive at the venue and begin setting up the wedding breakfast room for the newly married couple’s first meal as husband and wife. We lay up all the cutlery, and put the place names and wedding favours on the tables ready for an hour before the guests are due to arrive.

11:00 – Our chefs arrive and start setting up the kitchen for the day. They then start preparing the canapés and wedding breakfast food.

1:00 – We’re finished setting up, and we go back to the kitchen to make sure that everything is ready for the canapé reception. The event manager checks in with the venue’s manager, to coordinate our timings and discuss any important points of the day.

2:00 – Our Event Manager goes out to greet the bride as she heads in for the wedding ceremony. The Event Manager then lets the chefs know that canapés can start to be prepared to offer to the guests and newlyweds once they have left the ceremony room.

2:30 – Canapés are offered around to the guests by our waiting staff, ensuring that everyone gets a chance to try one of each canapé. The Event Manager is overseeing canapé service, and looking out for when the bride and groom are free. When a convenient time for the couple in between their photographs comes, the event manager takes them their own canapé board with two of each of their chosen canapés just for them.

3:30 – Canapés have been served, and the rest of our waiting team have arrived ready for the wedding breakfast. We lay salt, pepper and butter out on the tables, and the event manager briefs the team on the dishes that are on offer, and on the service order that has been decided with the bride and groom before the big day. The waiting team practice how they will serve every table, to make sure that the wedding breakfast runs smoothly.

4:00 – The wedding breakfast begins; waiters lay bread rolls for the guests, and then begin serving starters to the top table, followed by the other tables in the order agreed with the bride and groom. The event manager is in the kitchen calling service, and making sure that every plate of food that goes out is up to the high standard you would expect on your special day.

4:30 – Our event manager checks with the couple throughout the day, to make sure that every dish has been perfect and that the newlyweds are happy with their first meal as a married couple!

5:45 – The dessert plates have been cleared away, and the waiting team begin to serve tea and coffee to all of the guests ready for speeches to begin.

6:00 – Service is over, and the speeches begin. The waiting team are busy in the kitchen cleaning up the cutlery and crockery after the wedding breakfast, and the chefs are getting the kitchen ready to begin preparing the couple’s chosen evening food offering.

6:30 – Speeches are finished, and the guests begin to leave the wedding breakfast room for the evening reception to begin. The waiting team clear away tea and coffee cups, and get the tables clean and ready for the evening reception.

8:30 – Evening food is served. Depending on the offering the couple have chosen beforehand, we could be either doing a BBQ, a buffet, a crepe table or serving fish and chip cones and burgers round to your guests, among many other possibilities! Whatever the offering is, our team make sure that the bride and groom are among the first to try the evening food.

10:00 – Evening food service ends, and the team clear away barbeques, buffet tables and anything else we may have set up. The event manager says goodbye to the bride and groom, and makes sure they have enjoyed their day as much as they should!

10:30 - The whole team clean down the kitchen and load everything we brought with us back onto our refrigerated van. The chefs head back to our kitchen in Faversham to unload the van ready for the next day.

12:00 – Home time!