This was our one and only Daughter's Wedding, with no prior experience of planning and organising such an important day for us all we were entirely in the hands of you and your very professional team. We commend your organisation at the highest level as the day was meticulously planned and implemented with expert precision to the finest detail.

Richard, Salisbury, Wiltshire

An excellent all round service. The most delicious food and all details thought about. Every expectation fulfilled on the day by friendly staff. All making a perfect Wedding Day.

Mrs Bell, Wedding Hampshire

Heather was the first person I involved in the planning of a large 40th/10th wedding anniversary party we had in the summer of 2011. She could not have been more helpful, professional or fun to work with. She arrived full of ideas about all aspects of the party and put me in touch with some fabulous companies some of whom used. However that was just the tip of the iceberg, because the cocktails, the eats and the dinner she laid on was truly delicious. Nearly all our thank you letters mentioned the amazing dinner that was served. Her team were smart, efficient and hard working; I think the last cocktail was served at about 5.00am. It was an amazing party and the credit for that largely goes to Heather and her team. I would not hesitate to recommend them for any occasion.

Cate Bell, West Tytherley

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Heather McKaig has catered for us for two parties, an officers' Regimental Reunion and a rather important birthday. They are exceptionally easy to deal with, highly competent in what they do, produce first class food (particularly their Beef), and have well trained and charming staff. We recommend them highly.

Lord and Lady Rollo, Bradfield, Berkshire

We have worked with The Essential Party Ingredient on numerous occasions. Their service is flawless, and their food second to none. We and our guests have always been very impressed by the high standards they offer with such willingness and flair. We would not hesitate to use them again and recommend them most highly.

Zoe Everard, Cartier

As a family we've been delighted by Heather McKaig's fabulous food over a life-time of various parties. The standard of cooking and calm, caring service is always beyond praise.

Mrs Joanna Durham Matthews, Somerset

For efficiency, attention to detail and well drilled staff - not forgetting mouth-wateringly good food - there's really no one to beat Heather McKaig and her team. She organised a party for 150 for my husband's 50th in London in a top floor apartment and handled the logistics faultlessly. If you want to relax and enjoy your own party leaving the organisation in her capable hands (and those of Ollie her son) you'll be making an excellent choice.

Elizabeth, 50th Birthday Party for 150, London