Meet the Maker | Black Peppermint Food Company
We’re saying a huge hello to one of our favourite wedding caterers out there, the Black Peppermint Food Company. It’ll be their eighth year this year and the business has gone from strength to strength, having served over 500 couples!
We’re chatting to the team about why food is such a huge part of any wedding celebration. You want to make sure your guests are fed and full of delicious food, and this award-winning catering company can certainly promise you a feast that will tantalise your taste buds…
“We absolutely love what we do because no day is ever the same and neither are any of our couples, so to work with so many is an absolute joy to see how they choose to put their own personal stamp on their big day through their food and drink. We pride ourselves on having the flexibility to work with our couples and tailor bespoke menus to suit them, we couldn’t be any further from ‘Pick menu A, B, C or D’ and we feel that this is what sets us apart from lots of other caterers.
When a couple makes an initial enquiry, the first thing we have to do is check that we’re available and fingers crossed, once we have discovered we are, would invite a couple to come and meet with us at our HQ in Lincoln. During an initial meeting, we have a good old natter with our couple over a brew to really get a feel for the sort of day they are planning for – and of course giving them some of our signature samples to try. We then work with our couple to get a draft menu and quote down on paper which they then take away with them to consider.
We then arrange a site visit to their venue if it is somewhere we have never worked previously and also a complimentary tasting session (at their venue, wherever possible), approximately 6-9 months before their big day. At a tasting session, a couple will try their whole menu in full and also to size so they are completely reassured about the food they are going to eat on their big day. We then also use that time to make tweaks to the menu if the couple would like to make any changes which we are more than happy to accommodate. Following the tasting session, we would then keep in touch and liaise through emails and over the phone on a regular basis.
Then comes the big day! We always go to a wedding venue the day before to meet with our couples to go through any last-minute worries, set their tables and also the kitchen and will never leave until a couple is completely happy with everything.
On the big day itself, we are usually the first supplier on site and the last to leave! By that point, everything is taken care of and the only thing we have to worry about is ensuring the bride, groom and all of their guests are fed, watered and just completely looked after… and generally speaking, that’s the easiest part as all the legwork will have been done from both ends in the lead up to the big day! That’s one of the big reasons that working with a couple on their wedding day is an absolute joy.
We feel (and hear in feedback from our couples and clients), that we go above and beyond to ensure a couple is looked after by us from the minute they enquire until they leave on the day of the wedding and it’s that which sets us apart from all other caterers. We truly love what we do, and we feel that shows in the care and attention given to our clients, couples and most importantly in the food!”
Get in touch with the Black Peppermint Company to find out more!