Wedding & Party Catering
“We are still talking about the amazing food at your wedding“
At Blistering, we understand that weddings and parties are full of personal detail, reflecting the individual wishes of all concerned. Through listening and interpreting we will create a menu that is personal and unique and creates lasting, vibrant memories from your day.
This is no ordinary wedding or party fare…. delicious Blistering Bites are served hot from the grills, simply, elegantly, but always with a dash of drama …. or your guests might help themselves from a lavish buffet of wood-roast and grilled marinaded meats, fish and vegetables, seasonal salads, sauces, salsas and home-made breads…. or be amazed by the opulence of a dazzling Blistering Banquet with a spectacular stream of platters being served as they sit at beautifully dressed and decorated tables. Whatever your requirements, we deliver with panache and a touch of theatre.
“…and everyone simply adored the Giant Pavlova…”
Our famous, mountainous signature Giant Blistering Pavlova with its light, but soft-centred meringue, clouds of cream scattered abundantly with fresh berries and showers of glittering rose petals is unbeatable as a wedding dessert and cake rolled into one. Cut dramatically by bride and groom around speech-time with a long sabre, the pavlova is taken away and plated up beautifully and served to your guests with a jewel-bright coulis and scattered with glitter and rose petals.
POPPY FREEMAN WEDDING
Venue: Private House, South of France
Guests: 150 Guests
‘What a weekend! The French were dubious when we told them we had an English barbecue company coming out to do the catering for Natasha’s Provencal wedding – but they were blown away! The food was delicious and stunning – and the giant pavlova was wondrous. The team were delightful and always smiling despite not getting much sleep! A resounding success so thank you and à bientôt!’
Blistering were invited to cater for both the clients daughters two years in a row for 150 guests travelling from the UK for the whole weekend. The menu was created to compliment the beautiful setting in their garden under an open sided tent. Working closely with the French party planner who initially had his doubts about an English catering company cooking from barbecues, we delivered an amazing banquet followed by a relaxing recovery lunch from our themed shacks the following day.
Civil Partnership | Annabel & Katie
Venue: Shoreditch Town Hall
Guests: 150 Guests
‘Please can you pass on our thanks to all members of the team for making Saturday such a spectacular success. The tone of the decoration was perfect, the food outstanding, and every member of the team was delightful – Many thanks again – it was everything I could have wished for!’
Blistering were asked to cater for a Civil Partnership at Shoreditch Town Hall on New Year’s Eve 2009 for 150 Guests. Guests tucked into a warming winter three course dinner finishing off with Individual Treacle Sponges, before celebrating midnight with indoor sparklers and Confetti bombs.
What Our Clients Have Said
Thank you so much for the most amazing, glorious food. We had so many amazing compliments, the staff were also amazing and so attentive. Your bar staff were brilliant also. Thank you so much for your hard work. We really did have the best day of our lives!
Mr and Mrs Daniels.
I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for the awesome catering you provided for our wedding day. We have had SO many compliments from friends and family regarding the food that you and your team provided for us. It was the perfect balance of being filling and healthy to ensure our guests were satisfied, but also happy to dance the night away afterwards which is exactly what we wanted. Personally, I thought the salmon in particular was absolutely delicious. You were so accommodating from the start to include our specific dietary requests and create new recipes and ideas as a result. The sneakily vegan puddings were delicious, and I am so grateful that Nige got a little creative on that front. Thank you again for everything! Wedding Bride- 160 June 2108
I have been intending to send you a note to thank you and all the team at Blistering for making Saturday such a success! It really was fabulous from start to finish. Your food was so delicious, and you managed to cater for all the various dietary issues (especially of the bride and groom!) with such imagination, very few people actually realised that they were eating a basically vegan meal. The service was so efficient, please thank all those that helped and looked after us all so well.
Mother of The bride – Jozie and Ryan Wedding
A huge thank you for everything on our wedding day in August. You made the day for us. It was so professional. The food was the best food our guests had ever had. To think it was made in a field! The Giant Pavlova stole the show! Thank you so much.
Fleur and James
This September we celebrated our daughter and son in law’s wedding by holding a large reception in the grounds to our house. With 150 guests in an outside venue (Tee Pees) we were anxious to ensure that not only did we have enough food, as the reception started at 4.30pm and was scheduled to go well into the night, but that it was of a high quality. With Blistering events we need not have worried, the food was superb, all our guests could not believe how wonderful it was, delicious just does not do it justice. The food was plentiful and the BBQ flavours were a conversation stopper! No one went hungry that night and we had a number of big eaters in our midst as a number of the guests were rowers! The service was superb from start to finish with great attention to detail which took so much of the overall management of the evening off our shoulders. The bar was run with fantastic efficiency, no special request was too much trouble. The staff were just lovely. The event manager was just amazing. I wish we could do it all again, we had so much choice and flexibility with what we could do. To serve hot food to over 150 people in an outside venue takes some doing and to do it with such style and panache takes a lot of hard work and good planning. All our guests had a ball and more importantly the bride and groom had their dream day thanks to Blistering Events and as an added bonus we were able to just ‘enjoy’ the moment(s).
Thankyou so much for organizing such a wonderful event. It all went very smoothly and the attention to detail from all of your team was outstanding. The food was sublime and the compliments from all the guests were amazing . I especially liked the canapés, which were a real wow factor, along with the amazing huge Pavlova. On a personal note Katie and I would like to thank Louise who made the day seamless and a complete joy. The ease that she managed the day was a mark of a true professional, she is a great asset to your great team. Thank you Louise from the bottom of our hearts. We will certainly be recommending ‘Blistering’ to all that we know.
Clive and Katie
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the amazing food at the wedding. It was exactly what I had hoped for and we had great comments from everyone – loads of people saying the best wedding food they had ever had.
Dear Tim – You and your fantastic team did a wonderful job for Jake and Sophie’s wedding. All the food, service and atmosphere you helped create was all exactly as we had dreamed of. The food to my mind was as good as I’ve had at any event anywhere.
Thank you for all your hard work and professionalism that led to such a very happy and excellent wedding.
I hope we see you for another one!
Blistering catered our summer wedding and naturally we wanted everything perfect. Blistering exceeded our expectations in every respect – from the variety, quality, taste and presentation of the food, to the
excellent staff and planning partnership, nothing was a problem and everything was made easy. Our guests were full of praise. We are so glad we chose Blistering.
Stuart and Hetti
‘I was a bit nervous – I booked a caterer by recommendation having never tasted the food – AND it was my daughter’s wedding so the stakes were high. Why did I worry ? The banquet feast was just that, a food sensation. Every guest commented on the dinner, and how delicious it was. The barbecue menus were inventive and filled with flavour and the three chocolate pudding was heart attack heaven. The chef took receipt of locally shot venison fillet when he arrived and conjured up a delicious starter for 140 without a murmur.
Blistering arrived, set up, delivered and departed with efficiency and good humour throughout. The staff were lovely, chatty and friendly when required to be so and attentive at all times. I wouldn’t hesitate to have them all round again. I just need the next opportunity.
Be careful what you wish for… When we started planning our wedding reception we had two priorities: 1) to do something a bit different; and 2) to give our guests really good food and drink. While most catering companies we approached seemed to have a package they wanted to sell, Tim simply asked what we were trying to achieve – and offered creative suggestions and solutions at every stage. If anything did go wrong on the day there was no sign of it, and the Blistering team delivered a flawless result. Almost every letter we received from our guests afterwards included comments such as “the best food we have ever had at a wedding” and “we are still talking about the amazing food at your wedding”. After a while it started to feel like many of them hadn’t really noticed the bride, the tents, the speeches…
Richard and Caroline
Heartfelt sincere & huge THANK YOU to you & your team for all the hard work & support that ensured our wedding was a really successful evening. The Blistering food was just SPECTACULAR best ever BBQ grub on the planet so delicious & original. Every thank you note we received was gushing with praise “best food ever at a wedding” was the recurring theme. From our initial phone call to the last dish nothing was too much trouble & it was all achieved with great kindness & helpfulness which was much appreciated by us & all our guests.
Chris and Fiona
“We adored working with Tim and his brilliant Blistering team on our wedding. They created everything just perfectly, just as we had either planned or imagined it and bang on budget too. The whole fantastic affair was filled with endless warmth, genuine love and care and a splash of cheeky charm. We would highly recommend them.”
Annabel and Katie
We were very lucky to work with Si King & Dave Myers aka The Hairy Bikers on our first ever full restaurant offering at Cornbury. Tim Reeves and Nigel Tunnicliff from Blistering BBQs did the most incredible job delivering over 1000 delicious meals from The Bikers Mediterranean cookbook over several sitting during the weekend. Our research gave them an impressive 97% very good/excellent approval rating on quality, service & ambience – a real triumph. As a company Blistering put their heart & soul into delivering a fantastic experience for us – both ourselves and the Bikers were truly thrilled’.
Director at Cornbury Festival
I wanted to write and thank you for making the party really special. Almost every person came up to me and complimented the food in one way or another. Most of them saying it was the best party food they have ever had. I totally agree with them. It was all superb and the beef was cooked to perfection. The pavlova cake was great fun and added a sense of celebration. I managed to spray everyone with red berries in their white outfits! Lastly, all your staff were so friendly and relaxed but professional. Thank you!
Private Birthday Party
Life is returning to normal after a great day at The Chelsea Physic Garden. I just want to add my thanks and congratulations on bringing off a splendid occasion.
Private party for 600 Guests
Blistering are the greatest! The garden party they organised for us was just perfect in every way. The food and drink were beautifully presented, absolutely delicious and served by extremely nice waiters. Nothing was too much trouble, and we all had a wonderful time… Many thanks to you all
A belated thank you for making our party totally awesome.The food was out of this world and a huge number of people said it was the best dinner they had EVER had – ever.All your help before the party was invaluable and we were able to really enjoy ourselves knowing that everything had been taken care of – fantastic bar, delicious cocktails, efficient friendly staff and the aforementioned incredible food.We really could not have hoped for a better evening and that was down to you and your team. THANK YOU SO MUCH. Busy thinking of an excuse to have another party
“Blistering did an amazing job . Tim came up with ideas that we never would have thought of – a really cool tent , fish and chips from a food shack and a couple of trikes with cheese and doughnuts . Equally impressive were the staff who were a pleasure to deal with . The feedback from the guests has been unanimous – a little bit different , great fun and a really relaxed atmosphere . Many thanks Blistering.”
Simon and Joy Leafe
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for a wonderful evening. Blistering were amazing from start to finish. The food was simply delicious and we have had rave reviews from all our guests. Your team were very impressive with such nice staff who couldn’t do enough to help.
I just came back from Jestival, where you did the catering. I was totally bowled over. It’s the best food I’ve had at a party for a long, long, time. I was particularly impressed by the ratatouille, green bean salad and the breakfast. I’m just so impressed by the taste of your food and I’d LOVE to be able to cook like you..
It was the most brilliant evening – honestly, I am not sure I have ever eaten so well – I really do mean that – it was quite spectacular. So many people commented afterwards…the food….the staff…the general good vibe and satisfied folk.
On a scorching summer’s evening, our Arabian nights-themed party positively sizzled due in large part to blistering’s fantastic food: tiger prawns with lashings of chilli and garlic, delicious Moroccan chicken, the aubergine salad was to die for…guests kept asking who did the food and where they could they taste the same again…this was the first time I used blistering but it won’t be the last!’
Just a note to thank you and your team so much for doing such a wonderful job on Saturday – we have been inundated with messages and letters saying what a great party it was and how delicious the food was! Everything immaculate, everyone involved chatty and friendly – the entire operation was much complimented by our guests
Colin and Debs Hargreaves
“I have worked with Tim, Nigel and the Blistering crew for more years than I care to remember: they are the only caterer I know whose fabulous tastings are surpassed by the food on the day. Our most passionate repeat client is Bob Geldof. Blistering produced spectacular menus for Bob’s 50th and 60th birthday parties at home in Faversham. We returned to Kent together in September 2012 for the wedding of Peaches Geldof and Tom Cohen, where Blistering conjured what many guests described as “absolutely the best wedding food I’ve ever seen or tasted”. Casual, rustic and authentically Italian – as per the brief – it was as surprisingly unpretentious as the rest of the day and continues to be talked
about, with the few leftover glittered berry pavlovas feeding the family for breakfast the morning after.”
You did a fantastic, amazing, brilliant and wonderful job at HECTOR’S HIKE on Sunday. It really was the most delicious food. Absolutely smashing. Everyone loved it. It was such a pleasure to work with you, Tim. You were both professional and extremely generous. It made such a huge difference to the day, and made sure everybody went home happy and well fed.
Charlotte and Hector
Blistering Barbecues do fabulous events catering – including some of the best wedding food I’ve ever tasted! They are experts at all aspects of al fresco celebration food, and good at sourcing the finest UK products too.
‘Blistering Barbecues cooked in my garden this summer, and I long for an excuse to book them again