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On Hitched.co.uk since 2019

Last update: July 2024

Located near Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, Kingfisher Event Caterers is a company that specialises in creative catering for weddings, celebrations, chariry dinners and corporate events in Herts, Beds and Bucks.

Extablished for over 40 years and owned by Dan Kempson since March 2010, Kingfisher has built a repuation as one of the regions leading event caterers working as a preferred supplier at a number venues and specialising in marquee and tipi catering for up to 850 guests.

Using the freshest and seasonal produce from trusted suppliers that we have carefully selected, we offer menu tastings at our standard approved kitchens which are located at a former working farm in the beautiful Bedforshire countryside. Our menu tastings are an opportunity to meet some of the team, see our professional premises and sample some of the dishes leaving you confident in the high level of food and service that yourself and your guests can expect on your big day.

In addition we can also offer-

  • Full event management service in the lead up to your day and on the day itself
  • Mobile bar service
  • Hire service for furniture, glases, table linen and refigeration

We offer a full range of catering services including the follwing and offer bespoke menu design for all of our couples to create the perfect menu-

  • Canapes
  • Seated Wedding Breakfasts
  • Sharing Platters
  • Tapas
  • Sharing BBQ Boards
  • Hot and Cold Buffets
  • Paella
  • Mini Bowls
  • Full range of Evening Food Options

Frequently asked questions

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set up
Clean up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

British

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten-free
Lactose-free
Nut-free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
Open bar
House beer
House liquor
Outside alcohol ok
House wine
Signature cocktail

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
China
Tables
Barware
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

£60

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

£40

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

£35

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

£30

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set up
Dessert
Tastings
China
Clean up
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

£7

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House beer
House wine

Served in

Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire

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Reviews for Kingfisher Event Caterers

4.5 out of 5 rating
4.5 out of 5 rating
7 reviews
90% recommend it
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    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Response time
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.4 out of 5 rating
  • Value for money
    4.4 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.4 out of 5 rating
Danielle
Danielle P. Sent on 27/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Danielle & George

THE FOOD IS AMAZING!
We selected a catered BBQ with salad sharing platters for our wedding. The food was hot, delicious and everyone at our wedding commented on how sensational it was!
The communication prior to the wedding was fast, and responsive, and always at the end of an email for our (multiple!) chopping and changing! Nothing was too much. Everything was perfection, the food was a memorable part of our day and we are so grateful to kingfishers for such a professional, delicious service!
Hannah
Hannah B. Sent on 10/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

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Kingfisher caters we’re amazing

Dan was just fab from start to finish, nothing was too much and he hides us through of things we hadn’t even thought of making the day run perfectly. The staff were professional and effient.

Great service and the food amazing.

5 star ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
JADEREBECCAP
Jade P. Sent on 30/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding!

I just can't praise Kingfisher enough. From initial enquiry to the very last minute of our wedding day they were outstanding.
Communication was easy and simple, we always heard directly from Dan and any questions were quickly answered.
Our wedding menu was perhaps a little different but that wasn't a problem and we got exactly what we asked for (well actually I think it was even better!).
The tasting was a great opportunity to meet Dan, try the food and go through every detail of our day so we knew it would be in very safe hands with the team.
The team on the day were amazing, they really made the whole day come together, the timings went slightly off (our fault!) but that wasn't a problem for them at all. Every single member of the team was impeccably polite and accommodating to every guest, nothing was too much trouble. Most importantly, the food was absolutely delicious, so many guests commented on the food, I wish I could eat it every day!
A million thank yous wouldn't be enough!
K
Katy H. Sent on 22/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great food and service

Kingfisher were brilliant for our wedding. We had many comments from guests on the quality of the food and how friendly and helpful the staff were. Very happy we worked with them!
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Bianca W. Sent on 15/09/2021
1.6 out of 5 rating

Terrible Covid policy AVOID

Do not book with these guys! I had guests drop out over a week before my wedding due to Covid, there response was bad luck. Most companies have been understanding with Covid, but not these guys. The food was decent, but the catering manager was rude and unhelpful. They did little to help where they could. When I spoke to them about refunding the meals they did not produce, they made up stories to try and justify the costs, e.g broken glasses. I didn’t see a single glass get broken? They then said they had ordered the food already. If this was the case, when I informed them the guests had Covid they should had offered the food anyway as it was costing me around £100 a head. Also would not refund the cost of pouring drinks all day to the guests that did not come. Avoid this company at all cost. While they may have previously been a decent caterer, they seem to not have adapted well to the Covid situation in the world. Massive let down!
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Nadine K. Sent on 14/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing food and great staff

Thanks to Laura and her team we had a smooth running wedding day and amazing food that all the guests enjoyed. Laura and her team created a welcoming atmosphere and helped out with so many little things we didn't have to worry about anything on the day. Their experience and professionalism made for smooth organisation, they went above and beyond to create a memorable day for us.

Thank you.
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Faye J. Sent on 24/01/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding food

We used Kingfisher for our wedding. We went for the BBQ option and the trio of deserts. All I can say is wow, everyone commented on how good the food was! The staff were amazing very professional. We knew as soon as we met Dan and Laura that our wedding was in safe hands and it was, the food was so important to us and Kingfisher exceeded our expectations.
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