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Buen Apetito

19 Churchill Avenue
Dawlish DEVON , EX7 9SB
United Kingdom
07585335377
andy@buenapetitocatering.com
buenapetitocatering.com

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I cant recommend Buen Apetito highly enough. We had our daughter s wedding 2w ago and everything was completely perfect from the first provisional arrangements, through to our own personal tasting, to their arrival set up, help before , during and after the busy day ( the windiest day of the summer!) and of course the really delicious food. Andy and Debbie were so kind, caring and professional. They travelled from Devon to Middlesex with their staff and were happy to help with everything from the drinks at the ceremony venue and back to the home where we had a marquee. They were keen to help with all the different dietary requirements providing different types of paella, delicious canapes, sharing platters and wonderful desserts. We have had so many letters of thanks and the food was an alternative delicious very well received banquet! The home made evening food of pulled pork burgers and cheese was also very well received and helping with cutting the cake, tea and coffee was wonderful. We did not have to worry about anything on the day and helped to make it more fun and relaxed. Huge thanks to Any and Debbie and their team !

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Buen Apetito delivered for my (our :) wedding day in Devon. From start to finish Andy, Debbie and their team were OUTSTANDING- the food is sensational, they are mega lovely people who love what they do and they do it with a smile, great value for money and also offering something completely different from the bog standard caterers! Harry and I could not be happier and we are still receiving compliments and enquiries from our guests as to who the food was done by and how amazing it was ;) thank you Buen Apetito for the best experience we could have hoped for! They say the food is the most important aspect when putting on such an event and they did not disappoint! We are still smiling from cheek to cheek from their personal yet professional presence on our special day and the delicious flavours from every bite :) Thank you again.

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We had Buen Apetito cater for our wedding on 8th June and Andy and Debbie were absolutely fantastic - they went above and beyond to ensure our wedding day went as smoothly as possible. In the run up to the wedding, Andy was so quick to respond to any queries and he was always so friendly and accommodating. On the day, Andy, Debbie and the team worked so hard to make sure the food was perfect and they also served our cocktails for the welcome drinks, making them look and taste so good! We cannot express how incredibly delicious all the canapés and paellas were - all of our guests have absolutely raved about how much they enjoyed the food. It was by far the best paella we have ever tasted! We really couldn’t have asked for more friendly, professional, reasonably priced and absolutely brilliant people to cater for our wedding, they really took so much stress and worry out of the day. I will not hesitate to hire Andy and Debbie again for any future functions!

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We were struggling to find a caterer for a family party in a rented house in Devon until an online concierge suggested Buen Apetito. It was a lucky find! We were planning to have a late lunch party on the large patio (20 adults + 10 children) but on the day the weather wasn't very good. Andy and his team turned up in good time and having had a look at the options we agreed that they would cook in the kitchen, using their enormous Paella pans, and we would eat in the dining room. This worked very well, Andy set everything up and prepared the meal without any problems. We started off with Andy's appetisers in the drawing room which exceeded our expectations both in quantity and quality (and my wife picked up some ideas for her own dinner parties) His team then served us the Paella very efficiently, making suitable arrangements for the children aged between 2 and 10, serving the wine we had provided and generally being very helpful and pleasant. The paella was excellent and the quantities very good, even for my sons in law! Everybody from 2 to 75, raved about the puddings. After the meal everything was washed up, cleared away and the Paella pans removed, all very discreetly. Some leftovers were left in the fridge in case we were peckish later on (no chance). If you are planning a similar event I wouldn't hesitate to give Buen Apetito a try.

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I would highly recommend Andy and his team , they were professional and efficient from start to finish. The food was well received and everything was top notch. It is quite difficult to find good quality caterers so I can’t recommend them enough.

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"Andy and his fantastic team catered for our University society annual dinner at Exeter Castle, which this year attracted 120 guests. Everyone loved the experience provided, being able to watch their food being cooked in the room with the aromas filling it. Most importantly, the quality of the produce used was excellent, and the taste was first class.
Andy’s paella was a very welcome surprise for all our guests, as most society meals usually consist of an uninspiring roast dinner! Feeding 120 hungry students is a big task but Andy delivered with more than enough food allowing all our guests who wanted to to have seconds, thirds, and for some even fourth portions! 
Andy and his team were extremely helpful throughout, with them doing everything they could to make their guests’ experiences special. You could tell that this was a real passion for them, and something they took great pride in. Right the way from initial discussions, to detailed planning, through to the day itself, Andy was extremely helpful and flexible, going above and beyond to make our night such a great success. 
It is safe to say that this was our best catered event in memory, and we will certainly be recommending Buen Apetito to other societies."

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Andy and the team catered for our wedding at Muddifords Court, Willand in September 2018. Andy was extremely helpful and accommodating throughout the process and did a fantastic job on the wedding day.
Everyone loved the food and service was relaxed and friendly and yet still really professional. 
I would highly recommend Buen Apetito. Thank you Andy.

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I had to write to thank you for your catering for my 70th birthday party last Saturday night. From your arriving to set up precisely at the time that you said you would to the time that you cleared away and packed up after the meal was thoroughly professional and very efficient. And as for the canapés and the three paellas which covered all dietary requirements the compliments from my guests on your catering both during the party and subsequently have all been fulsome in their praise. So many thanks for making your fantastic contribution to the enjoyment of the evening and making it so stress free for my wife and I.

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We cannot thank Buen Apetito enough for catering our wedding! Right from the initial contact, Andy was so helpful and we knew they would be the perfect fit for our day. They came all the way to Manchester to let us have a tasting, which made us extra excited as the food was just incredible! Nothing ever seemed too much trouble. On the day, the whole team were so acommodating and went above and beyond to help us out and cater to everyone. Our vegitarian friends were made as much a priority as everyone else (which often isn't the case!) and they were extremely greatful for that. All of our guests absolutely loved the food, we're still getting compliments about it a month down the line! Probably the best paella we've ever had. It was a pleasure working with Buen Apetito - would 100% recommend.

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What can i say other than that we 100% recommend the team and amazing food from Buen Apetito. Andy and his team are true professionals and do absolutely everything they can to ensure your day is a complete success. The process started for us about a year before the wedding when we found our venue. The wedding was to be at the Spanish Barn in Torquay and one of the reasons we chose there was that we could select all of our own suppliers including the catering. My Wife and I both have a love for Paella and came across the website. We got in touch with Andy who arranged a tasting session to make sure we were happy with what they provided. This is such a great idea and really reinforced our decision to choose them as the food was exceptional. The canapes were delicious and the Paella out of this world. So the big day came around and we met Andy at the venue the day before . We discussed the plan for the day and from there it was smooth sailing, all very chilled. The weather turned on us unfortunately but the team dealt with it professionally and with a smile :) We had so many compliments from the guests about the quality and quantity of the food. There was plenty to go round and lots of people had seconds and thirds of the Paella. It really was Fantastic. Thank you to Andy and the team from Buen Apetito for making our day special and doing everything you could to help us enjoy it. It really meant alot. Lots of Love, James and Natalie x

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We used Andy and his team for our wedding in July 2018. The service from the very first contact was outstanding and completely took the stress and worry out of the process. In the run up to the day nothing was too much trouble for Andy and we felt we were in safe hands throughout. The food was delicious and we received lots of positive comments from our guests. It was also great having the cooking of the paella on show so the guests could see it being cooked. We would not hesitate in recommending Buen Apetito to anyone. Thanks for a great day. Jono and Lisa

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Tess and I are delighted by the food and service provided by Andy and his team at Buen Apetito. We scoured the internet for all sorts of food options and eventually found Buen Apetito.  The pricing setup was simple with no hidden costs and Andy was incredibly flexible when we asked for services he hadn't advertised! Andy visited us the day before our wedding as we were staying locally and talked us through the setup. From start to finish Andy kept us informed.  We opted for the paella to be cooked on display which was a real treat.  Our guests loved it and so did we! Andy's team served canapés during our reception drinks which were delicious and much needed with the beer and fizz flowing. Next was the dinner, served by Andy's team effortlessly and without fuss. The paella was perfect, full of meat and veg and we had plenty for people to grab seconds if they wanted. It was a super wedding feast, we wouldn't have changed anything and we both want to say a massive thanks to Buen Apetito for being so professional, producing incredibly tasty food and helping to serve up an unbelievably special wedding weekend! Highly recommended and incredibly good value!

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Absolutely stunning food with friendly service! Book them now!

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From first communication up until the day itself, Andy was fantastic! From his first reply to our initial enquiry, we knew that Buen Apetito would be the ideal caterers for us. We hadn't actually met Andy prior to my husband and I saying 'I do' but Andy's communication with so brilliant that we didn't need to. He was always available to answer questions and kept in constant contact. Andy and his team were just so fantastic from start to finish on our wedding day. They helped set up our welcome drinks and kept everyone topped up during the meal itself. They were so friendly and generous with all of our guests. And the food! The food was incredible and we've had so many compliments about it. We had a few fussy eaters who had never eaten paella before but they were the ones going up for seconds! And everyone was raving about the nachos in the evening as well! Andy and his team went above and beyond our expectations and really made our day special! Thank you so much!

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WOW. Is all I can say about the service and food. From the start of enquiring all the way to the day of our wedding Andy, Debbie and team were there every step of the way. Nothing was too much for them and our guests are still saying how amazing the food was. We researched a lot into catering especially as we knew that Paella and tapas was the one thing we desperately wanted and so glad we booked the BEST in the business. Thank you so much Andy, Debbie and team you made our day perfect.

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Andy and his team did a great job at our wedding. They were friendly and professional from the our initial enquiries right through to the end of the day. The paella was delicious and a number of people came up to say how good the food was. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them.

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Before the wedding Andy was so helpful, always answering questions quickly and being so helpful with everything. A DIY wedding is difficult and he came to the venue to meet us at the venue to help work out everything that needed to be done for the day, helping us with things we hadn't even thought about! Unfortunately the weekend of our wedding the "beast from the east" had arrived and the whole country was under snow and having significant problems and Andy and his team were in one of the the worst hit places. I cannot thank him enough for how helpful and calming he was on the very stressful day before the wedding. Even though I am sure he travelling in dangerous conditions with only a small team we were so grateful that they were able to make it on the day. The food was amazing, paella and evening BBQ and we had so many compliments from everyone. With all the problems we have no idea how he managed to pull it off but we could not be more grateful! I know we were so lucky to have such reliable and determined caterers for our day especially as we came soo close to cancelling everything. Cannot recommend Buen Apetito enough!!

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We used Buen Apetito for my daughters wedding. From the initial enquiry 12 months before to the actual wedding day contact with Andy and Debbie was first class. They visited the venue when passing (bearing in mind this was 100 odd miles from where they live) to check the facilities and outside areas. We had an evening where they came and cooked delicious paella, the food was fab and their company great. Andy and Debbie came the day before to set up, it was just like they were part of our party who were helping us decorate the venue, they are exceptionally easy to get along with and so helpful. On the day of the wedding they sorted out the DJ, singer and even turned on many many tea lights and strings of lights before we arrived for the wedding breakfast. Their staff are as superb as them, they were friendly, efficient and nothing was too much trouble making the day effortless, leaving us to enjoy and party! The food was FABULOUS, from the canapés to 3 different paella’s and delicious burgers in the evening. The comments from family and friends reinforced we had made a perfect choice in Buen Apetito. We couldn’t fault any of it. We couldn’t have wished for better caterers and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them...10/10 and more from us all. Andy and Debbie...Thank You... Sarah, Beth and James

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Impossible to find fault, Andy and Debbie were supremely professional and efficient on Saturday evening. The Paellas and canapés were excellent. The set up and clear up was smooth from start to finish and everyone said how great the food was. Would definitely recommend and use again. First class catering for a very reasonable price.

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Fantastic couple, catered for our wedding anniversary on 4th November wonderful food, very professional, friendly and I will be recommending Beun Apetito to all my friends. Thank you

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Andy, Debbie and the whole team were amazing throughout the planning, preparation and on our wedding day. Not only did they serve INCREDIBLE paella, but nothing was too much trouble from serving drinks to changing the room around for the evening. Start to finish Buen Apetito were great - they really made the day even more special. Everyone loved the food - we can't recommend them highly enough! Thanks again for everything you did for us!

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Book Buen Appetito! Of all the professional services we booked, or researched, for our wedding, Andy and Debbie at Buon Appetito were by far the easiest, most professional, flexible and accommodating. When they say nothing is too much trouble, it really isn't but unlike others it doesn't all come at additional cost. We had a budget, Buen Appetito respected that and worked within it. They came out and cooked for us in advance of the booking. Debbie prepared sample canapes and Andy cooked paella for seven of us. This was not the easiest seven either. A father-in-law who was a little reticent and not a lover of "foreign" food, a 15 year old whose favourite dish is paella, a 7 year old who at the time only really liked sausages, a fiancee who can be a little fussy and a fiance that likes to think he can point out where master chefs go wrong were all amongst the group. Seven empty plates told its own story! We chose our favourite canapes (not an easy choice because so many tasted, and looked fantastic) and opted for a paella marisco (seafood) and a paella valenciana (chicken and chorizo) along with a vegetarian paella and our favourite desserts, again a difficult choice due to all the delicious options. We barely knew that Andy and Debbie were around as they set up their prep area on Friday since they just got on with their own thing amongst the chaos surrounding them. They are totally self sufficient and put absolutely no demands on us for anything. On the day they were all set up and ready to cook on the dance floor in front of our guests. Three huge paella pans on display and smartly presented staff. Despite our best efforts at keeping to a time schedule the photographs over ran. Andy happily delayed cooking by 30 minutes to ensure that the food was cooked to perfection for when we sat down. Service was swift and efficient, (nothing worse than being the last table to be served having waited an age) and there was enough for everyone to go back for seconds,even thirds in some cases and it was all delicious. There was nothing left over bar one small portion of vegetable paella and all our guests commented on how fantastic everything was. The evening buffet was equally sumptuous although we perhaps didn't need quite as much as we ordered due to the paella having been such a hit. All in all, Buen Appetito were the consumate professionals but also the loveliest, most helpful people to deal with. We would have no hesitation in recommending Andy and Debbie to anyone. Buen Appetito!! Jon and Caroline

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Buen Apetito provided a buffet for our Wedding in September down at Branksome Dene Rooms in Poole overlooking the beach. From the first time I spoke with Andy he put me completely at ease. I was in a fluster trying to arrange all the different aspects of our DIY wedding but he reassured me that once booked we could sort out the finer details nearer the time. We had several people who were either vegan or had food allergies and he worked with us to ensure that everyone was catered for. On the day Andy & his team just got on and set up. Our timings were a bit loose and they were very flexible. The food was absolutely fantastic and we receive comments from pretty much everyone raving about it! I particularly loved the toffee apple crumble but all of the food was delicious. If considering outside catering for your event don't even bother shopping around - Andy & his team will provide you with fantastic food and service with a smile. Thanks again Gill & Stewart

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Andy and Debbie cooked paella for 130 at our wedding back in July and they were brilliant. From the minute we got in touch more than a year before they couldn't have been more responsive or more helpful. We couldn't get to taste their paella at a public event so a few months before the wedding they came round to our house and cooked in our kitchen for 4 of us. The food was delicious and we really enjoyed the evening. It was a great way of getting to know Andy and Debbie and really getting a feel for how committed they are to providing an excellent service. Around the wedding date, nothing was too much trouble and nothing fazed Andy. The gazebo was put up at our convenience in torrential rain but there were no issues. On the day, Andy and his team just arrived and did their thing really surreptitiously! It was only when the delicious smells started that we realised they were there! We have had so many comments from guests about the paella, all of them raving about how delicious it was, how much there was of it, how friendly the team were. The speed with which all our guests were served was incredible. We would have no hesitation in recommending Andy and Debbie to anyone. The quality, value for money, convenience and professionalism we received was outstanding and contributed in no small way to the best day ever. Many many thanks Penny and Jo

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Buen Apetito provided the catering for our wedding breakfast on 29th July 2017 – we chose the plated service, and it was fabulous!! The service we received from Andy & Debbie at Buen Apetito was absolutely brilliant. From the very start it was always a personal, friendly and professional service. They were always there to answer any questions in the lead up to the wedding, and were very flexible and easy going. They allowed us to provide our own desserts and were happy to serve these for us, as it was important to us for some of our close family to make our desserts. On the day, the service was flawless and the food absolutely delicious! I spoke with Andy when he and his team arrived the day before the wedding, to agree all the final details – nothing was too much to ask and they even upgraded our tablecloths free of charge (to their own expense and hassle as they had to return to collect them the next day!) as those we had requested weren’t available. On the day, everything ran smoothly – they ran our bar for us, served our scones (in place of canapes) & prosecco, and of course served their wonderful paella. The team of staff were all very friendly and went above and beyond to make sure everything ran well – the food was served quickly and efficiently, drinks were kept topped up, tables cleared etc. The smell of the food cooking had everyone’s mouths watering and when it arrived it didn’t disappoint! Everyone loved it, and there was plenty of food – many people went up for seconds, thirds and even fourths!! The price they offered was unbeatable by any of the other caterers we enquired with, but nothing was compromised. We are so grateful to Buen Apetito for being part of our wedding day, and for serving such wonderful food that I think everyone will remember!!

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Buen Apetito provided the catering for our wedding breakfast last month – we chose the plated service, and it was fabulous!! The service we received from Andy & Debbie at Buen Apetito was absolutely brilliant. From the very start it was always a personal, friendly and professional service. They were always there to answer any questions in the lead up to the wedding, and were very flexible and easy going. They allowed us to provide our own desserts and were happy to serve these for us, as it was important to us for some of our close family to make our desserts. On the day, the service was flawless and the food absolutely delicious! I spoke with Andy when he and his team arrived the day before the wedding, to agree all the final details – nothing was too much to ask and they even upgraded our tablecloths free of charge (to their own expense and hassle as they had to return to collect them the next day!) as those we had requested weren’t available. On the day, everything ran smoothly – they ran our bar for us, served our scones (in place of canapes) & prosecco, and of course served their wonderful paella. The team of staff were all very friendly and went above and beyond to make sure everything ran well – the food was served quickly and efficiently, drinks were kept topped up, tables cleared etc. The smell of the food cooking had everyone’s mouths watering and when it arrived it didn’t disappoint! Everyone loved it, and there was plenty of food – many people went up for seconds, thirds and even fourths!! The price they offered was unbeatable by any of the other caterers we enquired with, but nothing was compromised. We are so grateful to Buen Apetito for being part of our wedding day, and for serving such wonderful food that I think everyone will remember!!

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My Husband and I hired Buen Apetito to cater for our wedding at The Art Pavilion in Mile End Park, London this August 2017, and have absolutely no regrets. The food was delicious and every single guest went for second and third helpings of the paella - we received so many comments on how good the food was at the wedding so we definitely knew we had made the right choice in choosing Buen Apetito. From the very first email, Andy was friendly, helpful and professional which made the choice easy for us to go with this caterer, having researched local London caterers for months we were losing hope! Andy came to the rescue! We told him our budget and he worked with us without trying to push the price up as most London caterers will try to do. We were really impressed that he could provide a three course buffet with evening meal, crockery and glassware despite his location of Devon when we are in central London. He even organised a taste testing for us at my Father-in-Law's house in Devon - cooking so much food we ate paella for the rest of the weekend! On the day Andy and his team were swift, efficient and accommodating - which was especially appreciated by me as a stressed-out Bride in organisational chaos! Thank you Andy for helping us to make our day so special. We would recommend Buen Apetito unreservedly.

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Andy, Debbie and the team really made our wedding day, they went above and beyond and catered perfectly to our odd requests. The food was truly amaIng and went down a storm with our guests, they helped us keep to our timings and didn't bat an eyelid when things changed last minute. Andy's communication was fab, always quick to reply and he was really reassuring to talk too. I cannot possibly put into words quite how fabulous Andy and his team are! I would thourouly recommend them to everyone!

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Andy and Debbie kindly catered our wedding on the 8th August 2017 and our guests, as well as us, couldn't get enough of their food! Not only was their Paella sensational (out Spanish guests agreed!) they were both so well organised, accommodating, and lovely people to be part of our day! Nothing was too much trouble for this dynamic duo. From cake cutting, to dinner, everything was smooth, fun, and easy. I would have them cater every party we have! If you are looking for a well organised, smooth operation, with great tasting food, these two are the best! Thank you so much for making our wedding such an amazing day. All of our guests are still talking about the paella!

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Andy, Debbie and the team really made our wedding day, they went above and beyond and catered perfectly to our odd requests. The food was truly amaIng and went down a storm with our guests, they helped us keep to our timings and didn't bat an eyelid when things changed last minute. Andy's communication was fab, always quick to reply and he was really reassuring to talk too. I cannot possibly put into words quite how fabulous Andy and his team are! I would thourouly recommend them to everyone!

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Thanks to Andy and his team we had an amazing day. Many thank you cards and letters received from our guests without exception complement the food, Friendly service, and helpful nature of all Andy's team. Nothing was too much trouble. Every aspect of us trying to host our day was covered and sorted almost before we needed to ask. We wish you all a great future. Too recommend you in the future would be a pleasure. Regards Rod and Lynne Child.

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From the first telephone call until after our wedding, Andy, Debbie and the whole team could not have done enough for us. They were professional, polite and willing to go above and beyond to make our special day one to remember. The food was delicious (we had canapés, paella, desserts and pasties for the evening buffet). They were constantly working throughout the day, serving food, drinks and running the bar. It was the perfect choice for us as we wanted something a bit different to meat and two veg for the wedding food, and as they were completely self sufficient, there was no problem with catering for us in our tipi marquees. Our guests were so complimentary of the staff and food, which goes to show the dedication to the service they provide. We would wholly recommend Buen Apetito caterers.

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Just wanted to thank you once again for all the hard work that you both put in to helping make Lois and John’s wedding such a happy occasion! All the comments I heard about the paella were positive. Even my father who is very much a traditionalist, to my surprise, said how much he enjoyed the paella. Paul and I feel it was a great success, so well done to you all. We would not hesitate to recommend you, you really were a pleasure to do business with!

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Andy and Debbie could not have been more helpful – despite fairly short notice for the booking, they went to great lengths to ensure that everything worked out well for the wedding evening party. The food was delicious, plentiful and served spot on time. Everything was extremely well organised, which meant no stress at all for us – brilliant. We would thoroughly recommend Buen Apetito for any event. Ali and Chris

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We had Buen Apetito for our wedding a few weeks ago. From start to finish they were just incredible! Nothing was too much trouble, they travelled to our home so that we could sample some lovely desserts and go through everything before the big day. They arrived early on the morning of the wedding, set out all the tables with beautiful dishes to eat three different types of paella from. They also catered for the fussy children at our wedding who wanted burgers instead. The food was amazing!! Chicken and chorizo, seafood and vegetarian paellas, all which were gluten free too.. 2 cheesecakes and a double chocolate cake for dessert which were also gluten free and SO delicious! We then had burgers in the evening, which received so many compliments from our guests. The day ran so smoothly! The staff were so professional and friendly.. the lady who runs the venue was so impressed that she has put them on her recommendation list! Great job guys! Thank you so much!

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Thank you Andy and Debbie for your fabulous service on Saturday night. The food was delicious and in abundance! No one went home hungry, despite the fact that we had several more people on the night than we had anticipated. It was great to have no washing up as you provided, and took home, all the dirty bowls and forks...great not to have a stack of washing up the following morning!.Thank you also for your punctuality and friendly nature. All our friends loved the food.

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Great value for money, very tasty, large portions of healthy paella. Consistently good

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Thanks Andy and Debbie for a fab Party Service!! The food was amazing!!

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Delicious Paella. Highly recommend joining the queue if you see these lovely guys at an event - you won't be disappointed. Tasty food, friendly staff- what more could you ask for!

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Great, found you again. Tasted your amazing Paella last year at Devon Dub Fest and was really hoping you'd be there again. An early treat at the Saltash Regatta and still as good as I remembered.

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