Big Days

There are many days to mark in a lifetime and I have come up with the food for many of them from Christenings, 21 birthdays, hen nights, weddings, Ruby Weddings, and wakes. They are all important to get right and so far I haven’t had any disasters. There was the time of the marquee with frozen pipes, no electricity and a foot of snow but the food was just about ok even if my car did get stuck in a ditch!

Family gatherings are very personal affairs so each menu will be bespoke but here is an example of a wedding with canapés, a sit-down wedding breakfast and an evening buffet. Look to the feedback page to see how it went.

  • My name is Melissa Rees. Originally from Suffolk, I met my husband Jeremy while living in Brixton. We moved to Shropshire in 1997 and have 3 daughters and a young son. Of course I love to cook but I wouldn’t be happy to be without writing, planting and reading.
  • "Hi Melissa, My friends and I want to thank you so much for your wonderful meal. We all thoroughly enjoyed your splendid food and were so impressed by how you managed it all so wonderfully and unobtrusively. It was also so kind of you to help our stranded friend while cooking for 25 simultaneously!! We couldn’t recommend you highly enough; a business like yours deserves to succeed. We had high expectations and you didn’t disappoint. Warm regards June"