Archive Testimonials

Archive Testimonials

20th Birthday dinner, 90 guests.

Thanks again for all your hard work making the party a success – we had many, many compliments on the food!

Jane Hughes

December 2017

Birthday canapes, dinner and dancing for 90 guests

What a brilliant evening we had on Saturday. Your food was absolutely fantastic so a huge thank you for making the whole party such a success. Thanks too to all your staff who worked so hard to make it all run smoothly. Loads of people have commented on how delicious the meal was. We were thrilled that the party went so well and that we were able to enjoy it too.  Thank you again.

Sue and Marcus Rose, Wandsworth, SW18.

September 2017

Hatchards Piccadilly, Annual Author of the Year Reception, 300 guests.

Sarah, thank you so very much for all your hard work last week and the previous 18 years! You've been a star and a wonder for us with minimal fuss, minimal worry and maximum efficiency. It's marvellous to have you and your team taking care of so much of the logistics for us and providing such a fine experience for the jaded palates of Literary London.Thank you to all the team but especially to you.

Francis. 2017

Daunts Bookshop, The Importance Of Being Ernest The Earwig Launch, 60 Guests.

Thank you

 

Many thanks to you and your delightful team for helping to make Jamie's party such a success. The food was wonderful and greatly appreciated by the guests .....And us !!

Nina Hooper, Hampstead. 2015

I cannot thank you and your team enough for the very high standard of catering and service that you provided. The canapés were mini works of art. They were delicious and plentiful. The bowl food was yummy. It could not have been better. Sean and Alex did a great job : Running the bar, receiving guests and saving us from injury on the dance floor when it got wet ! It all went so well from our point of view. You, and your hard working team did an outstanding job.

Thank you very much.

Phillippa Seal, Sydenham Hill. 2015


We have used The Canapé Collection for 2 parties and would have no hesitation in recommending them. The menu design is thoughtfully personalised, the food is fantastic and the service impeccable. The whole team is highly efficient and professional, providing a first class service from start to finish, including clearing away at the end of the event with minimal disruption.

Mike and Harriet Tattersall, Wandsworth. 2014

Sarah Port and The Canapé Collection, have been a true 'find' and I will certainly call on her again for other Private Views and receptions. The canapés at the Shapero Rare Books evening reception justifiably received many compliments as they were well presented, delicious and unusual.  The service was extremely professional and polite; I can definitely recommend Sarah Port.

Vanessa Clewes Salmon Modern & Contemporary Art. 2014

Sarah, I wanted to say a big Thank You for coming to our house on Saturday with your team and doing the catering for our party.  We felt the whole evening went very well, thanks in a large part to the lovely canapés that you prepared and served around to our guests so efficiently.  We managed to enjoy the party all the more for having the extra staff, which was a good idea.  We have received many thank you notes which specifically compliment the excellent food and several guests have asked for your contact details! Best wishes

Stephen Deas. 2013


Catering for seventy 21 year olds at home, has to be one of the most daunting tasks a parent faces, and yet we needn't have worried. Sarah Port helped me to organise everything and my daughter loved her relaxed and fun approach. We already knew the canapés would be delicious and that no one would be left feeling hungry, having had The Canapé Collection cater for us on a previous occasion - but would it work for growing, beer swilling boys? It did! The staff were also delightful and our guests young and old, found them fun and accommodating. My kitchen was immaculate when they left and the table was laid out beautifully with left over food - which was not there for long! Sarah's attention to detail and sixth sense for catering suitably for the occasion is second to none. Thank you Sarah for ensuring Jess had the perfect 21st party and for the unforgettable food. We can't wait for the next party!

Edward and Roz Littlewood, Wandsworth Common. 2013


Thank you for making Terry's wedding so special. The food was absolutely delicious. The service superb, and your staff delightful. You organised everything so amazingly and made the garden look beautiful. I was able to relax and enjoy the afternoon and evening. We really can't thank you enough, I have to say I think it was the loveliest party we have had!  Thank you for everything...

Pamela Lehera, Hampstead. 2011

Strawberries in Lavender

Thank you so much for everything you and your team did working like clockwork to make our day so very special. We had such a great time, I want to do it all again.The menu was perfect, the food was absolutely delicious. Sarah, your beef and salmon are still being talked about. The three desserts were also very yummy and your wicked chocolate brownies beat any we've tasted in the States.

Sue Morton, Hertfordshire. 2011

Sarah Port and her team at the Canapé Collection have catered for us for over 12 years, handling a range of events from cocktail parties and buffets to Thanksgiving dinner. The canapés are always exquisite and delicious, the menus original, seasonal and appropriate. The service is always superb with exceptional attention to detail. We thoroughly recommend her and her team.

Kara Lemont Sportelli, Chelsea. 2011

Sarah was recommended to me by a business colleague and friend.  She prepared a surprise dinner party for 12 for my wife; the food was outstanding, being artistic and plentiful.  From the first conversation, Sarah was completely professional and organised, responsive, creative and flexible.  She and her waiting staff were fun, courteous and fitted in perfectly.  They worked effortlessly in our home, then left the place clean and tidy and the following day all the crockery, glassware and utensils were collected.  Our guests are still gushing about the fine food and service...and so is my wife!

Nigel Bretton, St Albans. 2011

Sarah, the fact that you over-provided is testament to your generous approach. We would much rather there be left-overs (we enjoyed a delicious Thai green curry Sunday lunch!) than feel that there was not enough. I think Rosie has said this already but I’ll say it again. We were absolutely delighted with the quality, freshness and presentation of the food. Several of our guests have since commented on how brilliant it was, and I’d be surprised if at some future date you didn’t get another client or two out of us. I must add that your team were also exceptional – efficient, charming, willing and immensely hard working.

Thanks again and well done.

Johnny and Rosie Rizq, Ealing. 2010

We have known Sarah for ten years and used the Canapé Collection for various different parties, from small dinners to more recently a 40th birthday party in a club in Brick Lane. Her food is always delicious; clean distinctive flavours and beautifully presented. She is an
absolute delight to chat to and work out menus with as she listens and is attentive to details. Her staff couldn't be friendlier or less obtrusive. Added to which we believe her to be good value for money. We can't recommend her highly enough! You won't regret using her.

Sara and Andrew Wainstein, Hampstead. 2010

Sarah Port and her team at the Canapé Collection have catered half a dozen Christmas parties for us. The food is always delicious and the service is both efficient and charming. The Canapé Collection takes all the sweat out of giving a party and means that the hosts can enjoy every moment with their guests. We would recommend the Canapé Collection to anyone who is planning a party.

Jane and Edward Russell-Walling, Clapham. 2010

Sarah and her team have been catering for our boardroom and staff lunches, buffets, barbeques and canapé receptions from 4 to 150 guests, in three of our London locations for over ten years and they have never let us down. Sarah always produces fabulous food - a miracle given our somewhat limited catering facilities!  It is a relief to know that once the booking is in the diary, it will all just happen…..

Anne Musgrave, HLUK. 2010

 

We would recommend The Canapé Collection highly. They catered a large and special wedding anniversary for us. Pre-event planning was very good - nothing was too much trouble. Organisation and service on the day was excellent and very friendly. The food was outstanding. And it was all very good value. Impeccable!

Beryl & Peter Mitchell, Wimbledon. 2010


We have used Canapé Collection for 20 years or more for in-house lunches and dinners in the West End.

We have asked Sarah Port and her team to perform in some very interesting but tricky venues to cook and serve in, and they have always come up trumps with delicious food, minimum fuss and charming service.

Andrew Murdoch, Director Aukett Fitzroy Robinson 2010

Every year I organise for Hatchards a champagne reception for several hundred authors. Sarah Port completely takes the heartache out of the culinary side of this high-profile event. We decide on a canapé selection and then I know 100% that I can leave everything to Sarah and her team. It is all achieved in the most efficient and effective way and on the day the service is charming and courteous. We would not hold the reception without Sarah’s food!

Karin Shearer, Hatchards Bookshop, Piccadilly. 2009

Thank you very much for providing lunch at our Gravity Challenge event. The standard of the food was excellent and we have received only favourable reports from our guests.We very much appreciated your professional and efficient service.

The Viscountess Cowdray,  Cowdray Park. 2005

Thank you so much for your help - everything was done beautifully and I was very impressed not only by the calm and efficient service but also by the sheer quality of the food - your canapés definitely stand out as the best I have tasted! Setting up the arrangements was extremely easy and straightforward - very refreshing. I look forward to working with you again.

Rebecca Pride, The Royal British Legion, 2003

Sarah has worked for us for over twelve years, initially as our in-house caterer, and later as external caterer providing catering services for all our functions. We have always been extremely pleased with Sarah's services. The most recent event was the catering for 425 guests for our annual Client reception within the Royal Exchange. The quality of her service and of her catering was impeccable, and the presentation first class. Finally, the quality and courtesy of the staff she employs is highly commended. We can recommend her company without reservations as a top caterer for top functions.

Raul Curiel, Director. Fitzroy Robinson, Archictects and Masterplanners. 2004

Sarah Port's food is always wonderfully prepared and beautifully presented. She is efficient, calm and has an extremely professional and friendly team. It is amazing how many friends you have when they know that Sarah will be cooking their meal… everyone should have a Sarah Port.

Angie Rutherford. 2004

Sarah, I want to say how utterly delicious the lunch was that you cooked for me - it made the day so relaxing with the knowledge that you were in control of the kitchen while I could enjoy my friends company. Thank you for leaving the kitchen so clean and tidy, a job I loath doing after a party.

Pattie Boyd. 2001

Whether for our annual champagne and canapé party in St. Catherine's Chapel Garden - or 150th Anniversary buffet dinner in College Garden - both at Westminster Abbey, Sarah has for many years been our first choice to cater our parties. Why? Excellent communication; Thoughtful advice; Wide menu choice; Always within budget. Stylish presentation of innovative food beautifully served by charming staff. We do not need to look elsewhere.

Mrs. John Randle, Chairman of the Social Committee of the Honorary Stewards,Westminster Abbey. 2001

Sarah, I have to congratulate you and your team on a wonderful evening for Lucy's 40th birthday. Nothing was left to chance, the food was excellent, the service discreet yet attentive and the wine glasses never empty. The sign of a perfect evening. Can I say that we would have no hesitation in recommending you, and indeed have done so since that evening. My thanks for everything, including the clearing up!!

Mike Thompson, Aldenham. 2000