TESTIMONIALS

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2017


Good Morning, Firstly I would like to say thank you for your great service yesterday. The food was delivered on time and tasted very good!

Sarah Mullin - Fire Protection Association (08/06/17)


I just wanted to say a really big thank you to you and your team. The Mother’s Day High Tea was so perfect and all three generations who attended loved it!! There was so much appreciation around the table, ;ast year we had gone to The Langham and everyone said that today was much better!! The food was delicious - particular favourites were the bite sized scones and the corocnation chicken sandwiches, There really was something for everyone… I know it was  a last minute arrangement so thank you so much for squeezing us in…

Nicole Turner ( 14/05/17)


Jillian, just letting you know we were thrilled with the platters and canapés on Friday night…. They were very tasty and well presented…. I’ve had guests ask for your details, so I hope you get lots of repeat business! Looking forward to using your services again..

Fiona Hallswell (22/02/17)


Hi Guys, Thank you so much for the awesome high tea you provided for our wedding!!! All  my guests were well impressed….

Holly Whiltshire (14/02/17)


Just wanted to say a big thanks for the wonderful service at our wedding. The platters wereamazing and the staffwere so professional. They worked really hard and were just so great, I can’t rave about them enough!!

Antonia McNaughton (01/02/17)


Awesome spread guys!! Well done and thanks very much…..

Thomas Kile (17/01/17)


Well… what can I say - you’ve really outdone yourselves this time!! The food was spectacular, with no end of options and all my guests wanted to know who did the catering - so I gave them your cards of course!! Thank you for taking the time to go through everything with me prior to the event as arduous as it was …. You really put me at ease and hence the evening was a hit!!! Here’s to more fabulous parties!!

Laura Thornton (14/01/17)


The food was great - thanks!!!!

Gillian Bosley  (05/01/17)


What a beautiful High Tea you delivered!! the scones were delicious & my husband ate ALL the macarons!! Looking forward to using your services again!! Thanks again….

Sally Bright (02/01/17)



2016

Thank goodness this year is at an end, but at least we went out on a high thanks to you and your team…. The platters went down a treat & the staff were brilliant….

Trent Wallis (21/12/16)


Once again the food was outstanding and the staff were very obliging… couldn’t have asked for a better result! Thanks Jillian….

Cara Wrightson (18/12/16)


Absolutely fabulous High Tea! My mum was thrilled and her guests were delighted with the presentation - especially the Royal Albert china!!

Loren Mikka (12/12/16)


Thank you for your lovely catering last night…. The service crew were pleasant and very obliging. have a fabulous weekend!!

Karen Stuart - Project Floors (09/12/16)


Absolutely stunning high tea!! My mother was VERY impressed and all our guests thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon….. We will definitely be doing another one this summer!!

Laura Marshall (05/12/16)


We had a great party and everyone loved your food….. most successful and virtually nothing left! Ross was most upset there was no ham left in the morning for a snack!! Cheers once again & a BIG thank you!!

Elizabeth Keenan (04/12/16)


Thank you for providing platters at such late notice!! They went down a treat…. Have referred you to a couple of clients who were very impressed and we look forward to you catering for us again.

Lyndsay Hower (21/07/16)


Many Thanks Jillian. The food was well received 

Paula Elder -  TRG Imaging (15/08/16)


Everyone enjoyed the food and had  very postive feedback :)

Prachi Tisgaonkar - Paymark (15/08/16)


The food was amazing thank you, & the cheeseboard was awesome!!

Karen Willats  (05/08/16)


Once again we were very happy with your lunch offerings….

Alice Fraser (02/08/16)


Hi Jillian. Being a complete novice at trying toorganise a High Tea, I was very grateful for all your assistance!! My parents were VERY impressed and it was a relief that you could bring everything to us, as they are not as moblile anymore…. The food looks amazing and my sisters wanted your details, so I suppose that says it all! Thanks again….

Harry Prentis (26/07/16)


Just passing on the staff compliments for the wonderful lunch yesterday!!

Louise Herald (25/07/16)


Emma, thank you sincerely for your advice on our Dads party….. The platters and canapes were perfect and certainly a better choice than a sit down meal on this occassion - we forgot what big drinkers they were and it made it much easier having staff pass around food….. So congrats! and thanks….

Hayley Norvis (22/07/16)


Thanks Jill for the awesome High Tea! mum really enjoyed it and bought back a few memories I think with the Royal Albert China and Rodd Silverware… 

Rachel Inglis (17/07/16)


Well the weather may have been awful, but the food was certainly not!!! In fact it was the highlight of the afternoon!! It was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful! I must say the Spritzer was delicious and everyone commented on it - wanted the recipe in fact!! So thanks for all your help and patience…. much appreciated.

Kelly Doherty (12/07/16)


Good Morning Jillian….. Just wanted to pass on the feedback from the all day menu yesterday… The filled Brioche were delicious and were perfect for the morning tea…. The mini rolls and mini salads were a good variety for all our guests & the sweet tartlets were gorgeous for afternoon tea - we could have had two of those each per person…. So everything went down a treat & we’d like to book for the same time next month….

Carla Thomas (08/07/16)


Thank you very much for the wonderful Morning Tea platter yesterday… It was very well recieved.

Tobias Rual (02/06/16)


Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!  I asked my daughter to give me your email address so I could pass on my sincere gratitude for such a lovely high tea….. It really made my 60th!! The staff were very attentive and never missed a beat. So thank you very much….

Carol Highland 26/04/16)


Well! What can I say?! The service was wonderful - i didn’t have to lift a finger!! The food arrived on time and looked great, and tasted even better - really liked the Duck Tartlets and the Beef en Croute!! My husband nearly devoured the salmon on his own!! So thanks again & we hope we have the opportunity to use you in the future…

Sally Morton (21/04/16)


Hello Jillian, Thanks for the wonderful catering on Friday! The staff thoroughly enjoyed it and are looking forward to next months meeting to do it all again!! So thank again….

Claire Woods (16/04/16)


Well! Thank you very much Tall Poppies for the sensational High Tea on the weekend!!! The food was fabulous and the staff were very helpful…. I have another family birthday coming up and we’d like to use Tall Poppies again to cater for that if you’re available….

Josey Willerridge (13/03/16)


Just wanted to pass on a very sincere thank you for the absolutley wonderful High Tea!!! By far the best one we have ever had and all the equiopment you provided was stunning!!!

Casey Maxwell (06/03/16)


Well done Tall Poppies! You really made our night!!! My guests all asked who the caterer was and I was more than happy to pass on your info!! Thanks again and we look forward to working with you for our next event….

Jerry Hollis (02/02/16)


A sincere thanks to you and your staff for making my husband’s birthday a REAL SURPRISE!!! I was most impressed with your sensitivty and helpfulness. It was very much appreciated! The food was beautiful and went down very well - especially the canapés!!

Jody Cartwell 03/01/16)



2015


Mark who hosted the meeting this week that you catered for said your food was lovely with lots of guests passing on their compliments too!!!

So thank you very much for your service. I have already told my boss who spends a bit of time on the North Shore to you check out.

Thanks again!

Mel Dewar - DHB Shared Services (01/12/15)


Just to let you know that we were very impressed with the catering you provided on the weekend…. Your staff were very professional and ensured my husband and I had absolutely nothing to do!! We have forwarded your details onto or friends and family … Thanks again….

Carla Morton (02/05/15)


Thanks for the fabulous platters!  The variety was amazing and the quality was exceptional!  All our colleagues were most impressed!!

Lucy Smythe (15/03/15)


Once again Tall Poppies excedes our expectations! The level of care & attention showed by the team was exceptional and we look forward to  you having you cater for us again in the future… Cheers guys!!

Carmen Southland (02/03/15)


I would just like to let you know the food was lovely on Saturdaynight. Everyone enjoyed it. Thank you for the great service.

Barbara Wright (26/01/15) 


Just a quick note to thank your team for a fabulous job on our High Tea - you guys sure do know what you’re doing….. My family thought it was beatiful and the food was delicious!!!

Justine Walton (01/02/15)



2014

Thank you Emma and the team, our Christmas Party went off without a hitch and your service staff were splendid!! The food went down a treat and we will certainly be using your services again….

Charlotte McIntyre (23/12/14)


Once again you pulled off a sensational function for our Chritmas Party!!! The New Orleans Menu was spot on and we all really enjoyed it,  I have to say it brought back memories, so thanks for that…..

Caroline Portello (21/12/14)


Hi Guys…. Just to say, thanks for all your efforts this Xmas… Once again it was a success - thanks in large part to your front of house team.  The platters were delicious and everything got eaten… and I mean everything! - so thanks again….

Rosalie Tallentire (18/12/14)


As per usual the food and service was excellent, thank you very much!!

Lena Shepherd - Hilton Brown Swim School (31/10/14)


The breakfast food was amazing, lots and lots of really good feedback from the staff so we were very happy and fullof good food> Looking forward to booking you again!

Geraldine Mills - Spark PHD (19/10/14)


Sorry I missed you on Friday when the platters were collected but wanted to say the food was delicious and went down a treat, especialyy the minipies/quiches platter. The beef skewers were lovely and tender and the chicken skewers were yum!!

Thanks again….

Debbie Gibson - Architectural Stone (22/07/14)


Jillian, what a sensational High Tea your team did for me and my girls! Just beautiful….. Everything was delicious and we should probably have ordered more! Thanks again…

Gloria Heston (03/05/14)


Thank you - we were very happy with the quality of the food and the service you provided us. You were more than happy to adjust the menu with limited notice and this was appreciated hugely.

Thank you.

Emma Jolly - Harcourts Cooper & Co (30/04/14)


Just wanted to say thanks for the fabulous lunch youput on for our clients…. We got lots of compliments & absolutely everything got demolished - a great sign if you ask me!! Thanks again & we look forward to  having Tall Poppies cater our futuer events….

Kristie Pillare (21/04/14)


Oh my goodness!!! What a sublime High Tea you did for us….  everything was gorgeously presented and all my friends commented on the fabulous selection of teas….. The Chocolate Mint was by far my favourite! 

Gloria Westerbury (15/03/14) 


Wanted to say thank you as we both felt the event ran very smoothly with you and your staff members help on Friday.  The salmon platters (as you predicted) went down extremely well!!!  

Jackie Jones (03/03/14)


My word, didn't your team do an amazing job on Saturday! Thank you so much for your patience and advice - it certainly paid off in the end…. We all had the most incredible night and all made possible because of Tall Poppies….. Thanks again….

Dorothy Hutchence (23/02/14)


Thanks to you all for providing the most fantastic high tea for our Hen's Party….

Simone Rodgers (11/02/14)


It's taken me a while to get round to emailing….. but I just wanted to thank you for the fabulous work your team did on my daughters wedding! The attention to detail and the time spent in preparation was much appreciated…. everything looked absolutely beautiful! Thank s again and we look forward to having you cater for us in the future…..

Lois Singleton (05/02/14)



2013

I just wanted to email, to thank you so much for catering for our function at such short notice - your service staff were very professional, the food was outstanding, particularly the canapés and we will not hesitate to use you for our upcoming events in 2014….

Sarah McKinley 19/12/13)


Thank you for the absolutely superb food you catered for us on Friday.  It was brilliant!  Our clients were particularly impressed with Ocean Platter and the Individual Desserts - scrumptious!! I have already recommended your company to our clients and other members of staff and look forward to having Tall Poppies supply our catering for 2014!

Thanks again….

Carla Simpkin (19/12/13)


Thank you for yesterday, it was fantastic!!

Maria Bjorkman - DDB (19/12/13)


Thanks to the team at Tall Poppies for once again providing us with a beautiful meal for our Xmas Party.  

Mia Tailman (15/12/13)


I just wanted to congratulate you on the lunch on Wednesday. Absolutley outstanding and you will officially be our new caterer when we have events. Well done and have a great Xmas/New Year which I know will be spent working furiously! All the best….

Julie Benton CCH (12/12/13)


Just wanted to say thank you for our lunch - it was awesome!!

Lena Shephard - Hilton Brwon Swimming School (11/12/13)


Thanks so much for the wonderful catering you provided last Thursday night.  Our biggest concern in planning the Christmas Party had been to make sure there  was enough food for everyone - nothing kills an occasion like empty stomachs - but there were no complaints of the sort.  We were really impressed by the variety you were able to provide too - there was something to satisfy everyone and it all looked great.  The night went off without a hitch and so we thank you for helping contribute to the success!  

Delaney MacDonald - .99 (06/12/13)

 

Just a quick note to say a big thank you to you and your team for the spectacular selection of platters and canapés - they looked so appetizing!  Our clients loved the food as usual…..

Kyla Cormack (24/07/13)


What a fabulous job you and your team did on the weekend!  My family loved the Salmon, the gorgeous Charcuterie and the incredible desserts! Also thrilled to have been able to choose a selection of cheeses to really impress my family. They were spectacular!  I'll  highly recommend Tall Poppies to my family & staff and look forward to have you cater our events in the future….

Tomas Lightfoot (03/05/13)


Just wanted to thank you very much for the divine food on Saturday.  I was very nervous about having my party catered (it was my 60th).  I have been a chef in a former life & always do my own food - but I would certainly use you again & recommend you to others. Thank you.

Meg Baillie (28/04/13)


Thank you for the fantastic food.  The platters were wonderful.  People particularly commented on the Petit Fours.  Thank you very much…

Rebecca Bennett (14/04/13)


Finally, I have a moment to sit down and write this overview email…. Mark and I were 'over the moon' with the catering for our wedding. The food was outstanding and your waiting staff were excellent. - they were attentive and provided a great service.  Thank you for going the extra mile….

Mark & Kirstin Champion ( 03/04/13)


Thanks so much for catering  Jess's 21st last night at The Winchester.  She had a totally awesome night. The platters were fabulous - in their variety- their timing - their appearance - and their taste.

Pam Hook (22/02/13)


I just wanted to email to thank you for taking so much time to ensure our wedding went smoothly and that we had a lovely menu….. The croquembouche was magic!

Jennifer Hadlock (21/02/13)


Just wanted to say thanks so much for the beautiful food you delivered to North Shore Hospital on 21 Dec.  I know it is a stretched time of year but both the food and the service were fantastic.  I will book with you again….. 

Hayley Morrison (08/01/13)

2012

Jillian, Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me to discuss our requirements for our family Christmas do.  It was very much appreciated.  My guests made lots of comments on the quality of the food and I was very happy with the service staff you provided, they were very friendly and professional.  Couldn't have asked for better.  Thanks again….

- Jody Walthrop (27/12/12)


Just wanted to email  to thank you so much for the truly fabulous food you supplied for my wife's 50th birthday.  It was a huge  relief that you could cater at such short notice and the staff were superb!!! By the way, we have passed on your details to guests and family members for their upcoming celebrations.  Thanks again….

- Karl Hollifield (21/12/12)


An enormous thank you to your team for making our Christmas function absolutely splendid.  Can't thank you enough and will certainly be using Tall Poppies for our function in the coming year….

- Carol MacIntosh (13/12/12)


I just wanted to email to thank you and your team so much for a fabulous High Tea you provided my girlfriends and I on Friday…. It was sublime.  The portion sizes were perfect and we couldn't have asked for more beautiful presentation. The teas were gorgeous. What a treat!  Thanks very much and I look forward to using you in the future for other family events.

- Kayla Dortridge (24/11/12)


Thanks again for the wonderful service and food you provided for my dinner party on Saturday night.  Everything went very smoothy and my guests were  very impressed with the food and Kirsty (she is lovely and did a great job).  All the best for the crazy season leading into Christmas and I'll be sure to  use your services again….

- Loren Astridge (22/11/12)


Absolutely fantastic service!  Friendly and professional.  Delivered punctually.  Highly recommend Tall Poppies to anyone trying to organise a party at home from abroad…..  Thanks guys, you made the whole process a breeze.

Samantha Carlyle (20/11/12)


The ball was a huge success on Friday night, everyone had a great time!!!! The food was fabulous, everyone loved it, and there wasn't a scrap left at the end of the evening! Thank you so much for your wonderful service, and professionalism…..I will recommend you to others, and use you again.

Lily Watson (19/11/12)


My goodness, what amazing food you provided for us on Sunday evening.  My guests were delighted and so was I. Sincere thanks for making our evening such a wonderful night…..

Sharon Hall (12/10/12)


I would like to say thank you for the wonderful food on Saturday night.  Everything went to plan and all the guests commented on the quality of the food. The function was a huge success, thank you for contributing to this….

Wendy Bussen (02/09/12)


I just wanted to email to say how fabulous the food was! We got lots of comments from our clients about how impressed they were….. Thank you so much for taking the time to come and meet with me to discuss all the options at such short notice, it was very much appreciated. We look forward to having your cater our events in the future.  P.S: Your service staff were fabulous!

Carly  Rodgers (21/08/12)


Thank you so much for the wonderful canapés on Thursday night. They were fabulous and recieved some 'yummy' comments.  The girls were also great. Thanks a load - I'll certainly be recommending you going forward.

Suzanne Bull (28/07/12)


Thank you so much for helping make our “Special Day” such a memorable occasion.  We found Tall Poppies Catering Company right from our first encounter so easy to deal with.  The choice of Gourmet Platters was amazing and all lived up to and went beyond our expectations.  We had nothing but praise from all we spoke with regarding the food offered.  All arrived promptly at the given time, ready to serve, or with with appropriate heating instructions.  It certainly makes entertaining a breeze.  Thank you so much.

Nikki and Ray (16/04/12)


Thank you very much for the food you supplied for the 80th birthday party yesterday.  Every item was of the highest quality which made the meal just perfect.  For me personally, I though the lamb was quite outstanding.  The Carrot Cake was delicious.  There were generous amounts of each dish and there was a lot left over - enough fo a small group to have an evening meal.  I also appreciated the complimentary dish of vegetarian items for my wife.  There was lovely attention to detail such as attractive dishes and bowls for presenting the food and attractive serviettes.  Your lovely food helped ensure a most enjoyable and successfu celebration.  If I have to arrange another function in Auckland, I will be sure to call on you.

Sincere thanks,

Ray Murray (01/04/12)


We had Tall Poppies do the catering for our wedding and we could not fault the food or the service we had from them.  The food arrived on time and was very well presented and tasted as good as it looked.  I would recommend them to anyone and I will.

Matt and MaryAnne (12/02/12)


Thank you for everything.  The food was fantastic and it was unbelievable value for money especially for New Years Day!  Your prompt timing of service was outstanding, but the food was amazing, we thoroughly enjoyed the canapes, especially the King Prawn Skewers with Wasabi & Coconut Creme Fraiche and the 2 course banquet was simply yummy.... Roast pork with crackling with cranberry, Orange & Port Sauce - yum! and that Smoked Kawakawa Salmon - WOW! - couldn’t get enough of that!  The food presentation was beautiful which really made the day quite spectacular and we had so much food left over too.... It has been a pleasure to organise my family’s gathering through Tall Poppies from overseas as there was no fuss and the communication was outstanding.  I really can’t thank you enough and highly recommend Tall Poppies to friends and family in NZ and other kiwis based internationally that require catering services that they organise abroad like myself for the family in NZ.  My gratitude to you and thanks again. 

  Lee Carnagie   (12/01/12)


Just thought I would send you a FANTASTIC YOUR AWESOME and BIG THANK YOU for our ladies lunch in Mid December. We had a fantastic time and amazing and excellent food.  We were well impressed with both quality and standard and service.  Very Impressed.  We will glaly be using you again in the future. 

 Caroline Imrie (08/01/12)



2011

I wanted to take the time to email you and thank you and your team for the time and effort you put into our event.  Your patience was much appreciated and I have no reservations about using  Tall Poppies in the future  next time hopefully we will be a little more organised.... Thanks again.   

 Jo Tilden   (23/11/11)


I just want to thank you so much for the wonderful food - everyone was very impressed as was I, and highly recommend your company.  Many thanks again for a great job!  

Sarah Righten  (10/10/11)


Thank you for yesterday.... Great food as always.  Everyone really enjoyed it, including our hosts.  So, I’ve passed your details on and have encouraged them to use Tall Poppies for their events in the future.  

Mapihi Opai, Fashion Industry NZ  (1/10/11)


Just a wee note to thank you for the catering last Saturday.  Many comments came through from our guests about the wonderful food you put up.  Your amounts were generous and devine!! 

 Katja Wallace (23/09/11)


Thank you so much for making our Christmas function a raving success.  Your staff couldn’t have been more polite or attentive. The food was lovely and the menu you suggested was perfect.  Thanks again to all your team! 

  Samuel Alfriston (17/08/11)


P.S:  The food was GREAT!  

 Diane Mathews   (12/08/11)


I just wanted to drop a quick note to say thank you very much for the yummy salmon sandwiches. 

 Karla Lawerence (01/08/11)


Thanks for the food - many people have complimented us about it.  

 Ingrid Hollis (26/07/11)


A BIG THANK YOU for the fantastic food.  The sushi was excellent and I’ve had many good comments about the breads.  

 Sam Metcalfe (23/07/11)



2010

The food was great!  Thanks for all your efforts.  

 Harrison Lucas, Telecom


I’ve been meaning to write for ages and say THANK YOU for the great food!!  

 Tony Cartwright


We were delighted with the presentation of your platters and have recommended you to our clients. 

Samantha Doors


Thank you for your considerable time and patience to help organise the food for our wedding.  The platters looked amazing and they tasted great too!  We look forward to utilising your services again.....  

Claudia Sutherland


I just want to thank for your efficiency and professionalism in supplying great platters for our wonderful wedding.  We had an incredible day and you were a part of making it so!  Thank you very much.  

 Leanne Forrester


Just want to say thanks for the lovely food.... my dad and his colleagues enjoyed lunch!! I have forward your contact to my dad’s company as they would like you to cater their functions in the future. Thanks again...  - - Kate Moreland

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