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On since 2017

Last update: February 2024

Man With A Pan by Chef Mark Evans is a mobile wedding catering service based out of Cranleigh, Surrey. These caterers offer a professional and interactive buffet whereby you and your guests are served in person by the chef who cooked your meal. This friendly and helpful team will be more than happy to help you in any way they possibly can to ensure your wedding runs smoothly.

Services offered

The team at Man With A Pan can help set up your tables, deliver meals to each guest, wait on them for drinks on arrival, and much more. These chefs and waitstaff's main objective is to be there for their client's and cater to all of their needs. For those who are vegetarian, vegan, or have any other specific dietary conditions, this team will go out of their way to make sure that you are fully satisfied with all of their services. As all meals are made from scratch they can ensure that you're dishes meet your requirements without sacrificing taste.

Frequently asked questions

What event services do you provide?

Set up
Clean up

What catering services do you provide?

Cocktail reception
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres

What types of cuisine do you cater?

Middle eastern

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

No pork

What bar services do you provide?

Champagne toast
Open bar
Signature cocktail

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

Set up
Clean up
Cocktail reception

What is the starting price per person for bar service?


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


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Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey

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5.0 out of 5 rating
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24 reviews
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100% Recommended by couples

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24 reviews
Laura B. Sent on 30/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing food!!

Where do I start.. Mark and his team at Man with a Pan provided the best food for our wedding. They went above and beyond and nothing was too much trouble they all had great service and were really friendly. We had lovely canapés, chicken and chorizo paella with Mac and cheese for the evening everything was delicious. All of our guests said how lovely all the food was and everyone ended the night with full bellies and smiles on their faces!
Sam R. Sent on 05/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Man with a Pan

We cannot thank Mark and his catering team enough for the amazing job they did on the day of the wedding.
Not only was the food absolutely delicious but the staff and wait staff were superb. So polite and attentive to us and all of our guests. We had so many compliments from the guests on the day and after.
Thanks again for being apart of our special day. Sam and James
Rebecca G. Sent on 19/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Above and beyond expectations

Where to start really! Mark, his crew and the food were all fabulous. We had so many comments from guests on how much they enjoyed the food! Marks calm, flexible attitude to everything kept us relaxed in the planning stages. It felt nothing was too much. On the day his team were incredibly attentive and would pick up anything they could see needed doing, even fluffing my dress before I walked down the aisle for me! We couldn't have asked for better and are really pleased we went with Man with a Pan for our big day.
Stephanie M. Sent on 20/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptionally tasty food with the most incredible service

We chose Man with a Pan after I had been fortunate enough to taste their food at a work event some years previously. The service from quote to wedding day was absolutely incredible. Marc is really helpful at putting together a menu that is precisely what you want, at a budget to suit you, and on the day... everyone would not stop going on about how incredible the food was.
We chose to have Man with a Pan do our canapes, main wedding meal and our evening food - and everything was seamless. After the wedding, I had a crazy amount of people text me mentioning how incredible the food was.... they also said I looked lovely... but people mainly wanted to comment on the food! But I wholeheartedly agree with them - it was incredible, and I could not recommend Man with a Pan highly enough. Don't look anywhere else, just cross your fingers that they are free on your date!
Claire Sent on 12/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing food and service

Mark and his team were a pleasure to work with for our wedding. He is an amazing chef and coordinator (he thought of everything!) and the team were really efficient and friendly. The food and drinks were delicious and our guests were raving about it! We could not recommend more highly!
Charlotte A. Sent on 21/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t have asked for better food or service

MWAP catered our wedding reception at our house, and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. We had a number of very niche dietary requirements, and the team were able to cater to every single one without issue. Our main focus for the day was the food, and it was absolutely delicious - particularly the paella! Mark and the team were very flexible with the schedule for the day, and everything ran smoothly. Couldn’t recommend more!
Dave S. Sent on 19/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic professionals

We hired the MWAP team for our wedding reception, which we held at home. In the build up, Mark was responsive and incredibly flexible with menu choices, and was very clear and upfront on the cost and payment structure. All dietary requirements were catered for (including some very niche ones beyond the usual standard of GF, vegan etc), and it was great to know that once the menu had been chosen and the right details given, Mark and his team were all ready to go leaving us to focus on organising everything else for the day.

On the day itself, the team were incredibly flexible to our schedule, including arriving early to ensure house access while we were out doing the legal bit. It will not have been easy, setting up all their equipment and doing all the cooking on our inclined driveway immediately adjacent to a busy road (leading to a few questions from passers-by, I'm sure) but the team handled it all in their stride and put on some incredible canapes, a great BBQ lunch (the pulled pork burgers are amazing!) and fantastic paella dinner (where many people snuck back for seconds).

We cannot recommend MWAP enough, and it took so much stress out of the day just being able to let them crack on as professionals with what they do best. Thank you!!
Fred B. Sent on 17/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Varied menu with everything just as we wanted it to be!

As a couple who went in very blind to the wedding planning process, Mark was flexible and and very helpful from the start - providing suggestions reasoned with his experience. He was also able to make changes and requests quite late on, and made time for zooms calls to confirm leading up to the day that everything was as we would like it.

As for the food, it was absolutely what we'd hoped - everyone we spoke with complimented the food at our wedding. We had had a vegetarian and meat paella (chicken and chorizo), Beef Massaman curry, Green Thai Curry, a variety of salads, Quasadas for evening food (Pulled pork and jackfruit), and a variety of canapés. This menu catered for a variety of dietary requirements across the board (dairy allergies, nut allergies, egg allergies, gluten intolerance, etc.), and nothing fell flat - even my aunt who prefers a raw diet had plenty of tasty salads to choose from. Highly recommended!

Lastly to add, we had this wedding booked on what turned out to be the hottest day of the year - and all staff continued as friendly and professional. Thank you Man with a Pan for helping us to get our day right!
Georgia D. Sent on 09/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing food and service!

We used Mark and the team for our wedding at the end of August in Surrey and could not recommend them more! Mark was so helpful in the planning process, offering really really helpful advice and the whole process was smooth and plain sailing. On the day they were absolutely brilliant, both the food and level of service was 10/10. The tapas canapes, the paella and all the salads and sides were delicious and beautifully presented and we had great feedback from all our guests. Evening food of quesadillas was also brilliant and really nicely served with guac and sour cream on the plates meaning it wasn't messy and looked great. The staff were wonderful, very attentive and experienced. Special shout out to Carla the FoH manager who was an absolutely superstar and kept checking in with me, brought me canapes during the photographs and just generally made the whole event run smoothly. Could not recommend them more! Thanks so much!
Guy P. Sent on 19/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Heroes of the day

We hired Man with a Pan to cater our wedding and they were the heroes of the day.
Incredibly flexible to our needs, meaning minimal stress for us as a bride and groom.
Everyone loved the food with lots of comments from guests that it was best food that they had ever been served at a wedding.
The front of house team were brilliant, doing anything they could to help make the day run smoothly.
The chefs under the marquee did an incredible job keeping it all together, despite facing 50mph wind, and served up a brilliant BBQ.
Mark behind the scenes was always willing to accommodate our requests and enable our day to be as special as it could be.
Elinor C. Sent on 30/08/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding Food

The food was perfect for our wedding, everyone loved the variety and simplicity of it. The presentation and portions were perfect! People loved the desserts and thought they were the perfect amount in the jam jars.
Miriam P. Sent on 17/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful food and brilliant service

We hired Mark and the team for our wedding, where they served canapes and 3 types of tapas. I was so impressed with the food and service. There was so much leftover! Emily was our server for the day and she was so attentive to our every need. Once we (bride and groom) arrived to the house, she greeted us with prosecco and our own tray of canapes so we could mingle with our guests and not miss out on canapes. We also had evening good with them so there was no fuss with switching over suppliers. The burgers were DELIGHTFUL!
They provided cutlery and plates as well so no need to search elsewhere for them.
I highly recommend Man With A Pan!
Evie T. Sent on 15/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

AMAZING! Mark was by far our easiest and most accommodating supplier! Timings all ran perfectly and we got so so many compliments on the paella!!

Mark and team were completely amazing! Food and service excellent⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Elizabeth W. Sent on 27/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Top quality service

Mark and his team went above and beyond for our wedding. The food and staff were incredible!! Everyone was blown away by the food and we are still receiving messages about how amazing the food was.
Your relaxed nature made us very relaxed and we loved every second. The team were so kind and attentive and did a great job. I will use this company again for another event!
Rachel S. Sent on 07/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Delicious food, friendly hardworking and professional!

Mark and his team pulled off a triumph, everyone commented how delicious the food was and his team went above and beyond to provide the best service. Would use again and recommend to everyone
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