"I found Ray Wade initially through a web search. Like you, I don’t live in the area, I live in Suffolk; the family home of my daughters then husband-to-b is in North Yorkshire which is where he chose to have the ceremony and reception. I checked to a number of other possibility but particularly liked Wade’s style and approach. I could not be happier with our choice of caterer. Ray, himself, was a very personable and clearly committed to making sure we were happy with everything. We wanted a number of unusual things and he made sure that we had them. The quality (and quantity) of the food was excellent and the standard of his waiting staff was very high – not starchy but formal enough and attentive. Mrs Wade took care of the bar and was equally superb. The whole package was very good value, too! Ray was also very helpful in aiding us to source other requirements and facilities and it is clear that he enjoys great respect in the locality. I would recommend Ray Wade without reservation and will use his services again if I have need."
"Hi Ray! We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and all your staff for all the hard work that went into our wedding on the 28th March 2015. Particularly thanks to Amber who brought us some canapés during the photos - a few of our friends said that they'd missed out on canapés at their weddings, so we were so grateful that we got the chance to taste and appreciate them :) We geniontely had such a wonderful and fun weekend, and the food/service you provided was key to that. Everyones commented on how good the food was on the day - people were especially keen on the desserts! The fish and chips served on the Sunday were all perfect in taste and amount too - I was worried there wouldn't be enough as our friends/family are notoriously big eaters, buy everyone had their fill and then some! Thank you once again and good luck going forwards! Em & Paul"
Paul & Emma
"Hi Ray, Emma and myself would like to say a big thank you for making our wedding day so perfect on Saturday. The food was amazing, you have had so many food reviews from all of our family and friends. Everyone was extremely impressed. I would like to make a special mention to your staff. They were all excellent and went above and beyond what we expected. Please pass on how grateful we are to them. I'm sure we will be using your services again in the future and will recommend you wherever we can. Thanks again."
Ste & Emma Dauncey
"Thank you so much for your excellent catering services at our wedding the other week. You were a pleasure to deal with leading up to the event, and the quality of the catering was exceptionally high, we have had so many compliments from our guests on the delicious food! The food is an important aspect of any wedding, we are hugely appreciative that the perfect food at ours helped to make it the perfect day! Please do pass on our thanks to your superb staff also"
Allie and Oliver
"Dear Ray & Team, Richard and I would like to express our up most appreciation for the hard work you and your team did for our wedding day. The food was just fantastic and everybody has raved since about the cheesecake! As you know, we were pressed for time but you and your team got everything set up in plenty of time and were professional throughout the whole day. We had the best day of our lives so thanks again to you and your wonderful team."
Amanda & Richard P
"Dear Ray We truly had the best day of our lives on our wedding day & a huge part of that was down to the fabulous feast you provided. So many people , ourselves included, have commented on the brilliant buffet, puddings and supper you put on during the day. Thank you and your wonderful team for all your effort and the great service we received. You will come highly recommended! Many thanks once again."
Louise and Steve Joyce
"To Ray & all his team, A huge thank you to everyone that helped make our day so special. You and all your staff were so professional it made the day run so smoothly. The food was outstanding, not one complaint, infact everyone was raving about it, especially the burgers! Never mind all the help and advice given to me as a stressy bride, I really appreciate it all. Thanks again!"
Mr & Mrs Wilson
"Dear Ray, We just wanted to write and say a huge thank you for catering our wedding in February. From meeting you that first day to the day of the wedding, your service was faultless. The food on the day was stunning and so many people complimented us on the meal. We will definitely continue to recommend your company and really appreciate as you did for us. Thanks again! Monica and Kieran"
Monica and Kieran
"Dear Ray, Thank you very much for your high standard of service and catering on Saturday, there wasn't a quibble in the house!! The noise level was high throughout a sure sign that the alcohol and the food were working their magic. The total aclaim of the occasion is proof that you did everything right. Finally I thank you and your staff for the expert food and service."
Peter & Libby Smyth
"Dear Ray, Tom & Team, Thank you so much for providing such wonderful food and service on our Wedding Day. Everyone has commented on the delicious food and I don’t think they let any go to waste. Everything seemed to go seamlessly even through to Sunday luncheon. Thanks again for all of your hard work and are taken to make everything so perfect."
Rachel & Will
"Hi Ray. Just wanted to drop you a line and saw a huge thank you for Saturday. We are truly grateful for the brilliant job you and your team did. Everybody raved about the food and it was absolutely delicious. I can't tell you how happy we are, and what a pleasure it was to work with you. With huge thanks, Mr and Mrs Hobson"
Kate and Andrew Hobson
"To Ray, Tom & the team, Just wanted to say ‘thank you’ for the fantastic job you did on the food + drink for the wedding celebration. Everyone commented on how delicious everything was + the professionalism of your staff was evident, This completed the day. We just wish we could eat it all again!"
Lucy & David Crow
"On behalf of Pat, Rebecca and all who attended, I would like to thank you for the excellent food you provided, but also, and more importantly, the quality of service from your staff during the monsoon. I will have no hesitation in recommending you and your company to any of my friends in the further."
"Dear Ray Thank you so much for providing the catering for our wedding celebration. The food was excellent – as the many compliments form our guests proved, and your staff professional and friendly. Thank you for helping make it such a wonderful occasion."
Adrian and Catherine Marshall
"Dear Ray I would like to say a huge thank you to you, Anthea and your fantastic team for providing the catering at our Thorn Event last Friday. It was a huge success, the catering ran so smoothly and you were all a pleasure to work with, so thank you so much."
"We were all absolutely delighted with everything regarding the party. I have received many thank you card complimenting you on the super food and service. My many thanks to you and your staff for making it such a special occasion for me and my family."
"Thank you so much for helping create the best day of our lives. The food was incredible and all our guests could not stop talking about how good it was. Thank you so much, we will never forget our day, in part due to you."
George and Sam
"Just a quick note to thank you and your team for making our wedding perfect. The food was incredible along with the service. All our guests have been raving about how good the food was. Thank you again!"
Kate and Mark
"We can't believe it's been a year! Thanks so much for your delicious catering. We loved it all, and so did the guests. We especially loved the carving and chefs outfits!"
Debbie and Jonathan
"Dear Ray, Thank you so much for making our day so perfect with your lovely food, everyone commented on how nice everything was. Sincerely, Brenda Wright"
"Ray, Thanks for everything you did for our special day. The food was amazing! We had a great time, everyone still raves about the cheese!"
Mr and Mrs English
For more information please give Ray a call now on 01642 589024 or 07712 660301.
Professional caterers catering for weddings, wedding venues, private parties, special occasions, celebrations party, corporate events, corporate catering, business lunches, public events and funeral catering. We provide excellent quality food of all types including canapes, cold buffets, hot buffets, hot meals, cold meals, hog roasts and barbecues/ barbecues/bbqs. We also provide cookery courses and cookery demonstrations. As specialist bar providers we can also offer flexible bar facilities.
Serving Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough, Teesside, Tees Valley, Teesdale, Weardale, County Durham, Darlington, Sunderland, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear, Tyneside, Northumberland, Northumbria, North Yorkshire and other areas of the North East as well as the Lake District, Cumberland and Cumbria in the North West.
Our corporate clients include Nissan, SG Petch, Jennings Garages, Coins Global, Latimer Hinks, John Blenkiron and Sons, Acorn Dairy, Riverford Organics, HSBC, CG Robinson Plant Hire, Wensleydale Creamery and Recognition Marketing.