Some of our previous clients' comments:
" Thank you and your team so much for last weekend. You were all so helpful, very discreet and very polite. It was a pleasure having you cater for us and it really made it such a relaxing and easy evening for us. I think the kitchen was more spotless after you left than when you arrived! We had some really nice comments on the food from our guests."
Adam Youatt, Cliff House, November 2016
" In summary this was a very professionally delivered meal, cooked and presented to a high standard. The service was friendly yet unobtrusive and the clean up afterwards was excellent. Our entire party of 20 was very impressed indeed."
Mick Oldham, Cliff House, October 2016
" Having seen your sample menu on your website, within seconds of talking to you Ruth I knew I was going to use you. You felt like a friend straight away...someone that I would feel very comfortable with, working out what we could have.....you were very accommodating as to the small changes we needed to make. I liked the way you used our seating plan to deliver each meal to the right person. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal, particularly our favourite puddings of sticky toffee and summer pudding which you made specially for us. Many many thanks and we won't hesitate to recommend you.
Lesley Coombs, Lea Hall, July 2016
" I was delighted by the service from Peak District Fine Foods. The food was delicious, the staff were friendly and the service was excellent. I will use them again for my next party in the Peak District.
James Knight, The Derwent, July 2016
" We used Peak District Fine Foods for a dinner held with friends in the Peak District at Winster Hall. The whole process from booking through selection of menus was very easy and we had a wide choice of food for to satisfy a range of diners. Ruth and her team brought everything with them and created a special meal for us including a full restaurant standard service. We had a great time and their efforts really made our evening and allowed us to enjoy the time with friends all the more. We will have not hesitation in using Ruth and her team again for that special event. Thank you."
Simon Griffiths, Winster Hall, April 2016
" From the initial phone call to you Ruth, I got a good feeling. I don't know how you could of improved your service it was great, especially for us all to sit down at the same time, we truely got value for money, all the staff were friendly and couteous and I would highly recommend your services."
Group of Friends Reunion, Emily Barn, March 2016
" Ruth was very flexible, and worked with us to plan a menu to suit us. She was very helpful when we were trying to work out how to place the tables, and helped reduce the stress levels. Would definately use again if in the area"
Michael Eagleton, Crewe & Harper March 2016
"Thank you for providing my family and I with a fantastic fine dining experience Everybody really enjoyed their meals and were very impressed with the quality of the food, service and subsequent tidy up. You and your team were very professional and friendly and I was happy that you were part of my celebrations."
Scott Morgan, Lapwing Barn, February 2016
"We used Peak District Fine Foods for our family celebration, I have to express how impressed we were with the quality of the food, from the presentation to the delicious taste and all our guests thought they had had the best meal. Nothing was too much trouble right from the initial booking to the service on the night, the staff were courteous but discrete , perfect. Truly value for money and I can highly recommend them to anyone who wants to have that extra special night."
Clare Jackson, Tansley, December 2015
" Thank you Ruth for all your help and advice in helping me organise that particular aspect of our 50th Wedding Anniversary celebrations. Our buffet lunch on Sunday lunch time with friends and family was really nicely presented and enjoyed by all. I am a dessert person and thought the meringues were sublime."
Sue & Geoff Wright, Kilburn Hall, November 2015
" Would like to thank you for a fantastic meal and excellent quality of service which met our requirements for a family celebration lunch for 20 people perfectly. Would recommend to others without hesitation.
Tim Armitage, Hopton Hall, September 2015
" Everything about your service helped to make the occasion perfect. My kitchen was left cleaner than before they started. Our sincere thanks to your staff for their calm, professional, patient and friendly service, they did you and of course themselves great credit."
Barrie Doar, Tansley, June 2015
" We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. From the moment we enquired about Peak District Fine Foods everything was made easy for us and it finished with an extremely tasty and well-catered meal. We couldn't have asked for more."
Laura Layfield, Bottomhouse Barn, March 2015
" The food was delicious and plenty full, with a variety of choices. Ruth was extremely helpful and accommodated all our dietary needs. It was so nice to have a stress free meal and return to a nice clean kitchen."
Pam Roth, Hamps Barn, March 2015
" Thank you so much for Saturday evening - you did indeed go a long way to making the evening the success everyone thought it was! I wouldn't hesitate to use you again, if we ever do it again - you will be our first requirement and will recommend you wholeheartedly! Efficiency in the background - on time and piping hot! Thank you!"
Judith Dunkerly, The Derwent, March 2015
" I was really impressed with the whole thing. Booking was easy and Ruth was really flexible to accommodate particular dietary requirements. The service on the night was excellent and the food delicious. Perfect. I was so pleased. Many thanks."
Holly Freeman, Uppermoor Farm House, February 2015
" The booking process, menus and actual meal were all of the highest standard. The staff were all very helpful and attentive, especially given we had to put some dishes on hotplates etc due to having lots of young families involved. We would recommend Peak District Fine Foods to anyone looking for good food and good service."
Claire & Duncan Watt, The Derwent, December 2014
" You absolutely made the evening, lovely food and courteous service, better than most restaurants but in our own home. Thank you very much!"
Lizzie Homer, Shiningford Manor, December 2014
" Peak District Fine Foods played a part in making our family birthday celebration at Cliff House a memorable occasion. We hardly knew they were there, yet they produced a delicious meal which was served efficiently and without fuss - would highly recommend them and would happily book again, just need to find an excuse..."
Tim Meekings, Cliff House, December 2014
" Fantastic food, great service, highly recommended."
Clare Clarke, Hamps Barn, November 2014
" Your quality of food and service matched perfectly the wonderful dining hall at Winster Hall. A perfect combination. would all love to return to Winster Hall maybe in the summer months and would certainly like to book you again if we do."
Anne Gerrard, Winster Hall, November 2014
" A truly professional approach to serving a wonderful three course meal for my 40th Birthday. The service, food and presentation was excellent and I would sincerely recommend Peak District Fine Foods to anyone wishing to order external catering. By hiring Ruth and her team allowed me to relax for the evening without having to be concerned with the catering for my dinner party."
Richard Dobbs, Hurdlow Grange, October 2014
" Thank you to Ruth and Peter for providing us with a lovely buffet and helping to make our weekend at Cliff House such a memorable occasion. good value for money and Ruth was very pleasant and helpful on the phone especially in dealing with some special diet needs."
Joan Underwood, Cliff House, October 2014
" Ruth and her team helped to make our wedding day a very special occasion. They were extremely efficient and helpful. The menu was balanced and varied and the food was delicious. Your organisational skills were amazing - everything was set out beautifully without any fuss and it was lovely to have someone serving the drinks on arrival. I loved the cheesecake, but my friends said the chocolate torte was to die for!
We couldn't have hoped for better. We would have no hesitation in recommending Peak District Fine Foods."
Carole Chasle, Wedding Breakfast, September 2014
" Thank you for the superb food, presentation and service last Sunday. Everyone was very impressed with the delicious array of foods, and their quality. I'm sorry there were only a few crumbs left! "
Alan Cram, Kilburn Hall, September 2014
" Thank you so much for a fantastic experience; the food was delicious, the service was flawlessly professional and you were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish! All of the ladies attending the hen weekend commented on how the Saturday evening meal had really 'made' the weekend and how impressed they were with it all - I cannot recommend you highly enough!"
Bethan Lane, Peak District Barn, August 2014
" I just wanted to say thank you once again for the wonderful meal you and your team provided for our celebration last week.Everyone really enjoyed their food and we very much appreciated your discreet and friendly service and accommodating manner. There were also comments on the helpfulness of the staff and the wide range of vegetables which seemed to provide something for everyone. We had a wonderful and memorable evening and I would like to thank you all for the part you played."
Fiona Craig, Highfield House, August 2014
" Ruth, your friendly, professional approach, was first class, the service was excellent, the meal delicious and the overall experience fantastic. I would recommend Peak District Fine Foods without hesitation. On behalf of all the family our grateful thanks for helping to make this such a memorable occasion. If we were to plan a similar event in the future I would not hesitate for one moment to use your service. "
Janet Wharrier, Cliff House, July 2014
" I Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the buffet you provided for the occasion of my birthday on Friday 4 July. The buffet was delicious and excellent amount for everyone in fact enough left for lunch the next day!! All my guests commented on how good it was, and they all went back for seconds. The service you provide is excellent in every way."
Gaynor Southern, Shiningford Manor, July 2014
" I would recommend Peak District Fine Foods to anyone who is looking for a catering company in the area - they are very efficient and polite and the menus they provide are delicious and of very high quality."
Susan Farrar, Shiningord Manor, June 2014
" The service provided from Peak District Fine Foods from booking to completion was impeccable. Communication was prompt and clear and the booking process was very straightforward with no hidden costs. The catering team arrived at our cottage well in advance to prepare our meal. Food was served efficiently by excellent waitresses who were very friendly. The meal was delicious and we felt very spoilt being served in the comfort of our own home. The team cleared away and the kitchen was sparkling when they left. Very impressive service and would definitely consider them again."
Harriet Clay, Old Bake House, June 2014
" We wanted to celebrate two birthdays, one wedding anniversary and a big family get together. Peak District Fine Foods helped us to celebrate in style while staying in the comfort of our holiday home (perfect for when you have little ones asleep upstairs!). A big thank you."
Rob Collins, Hopton Hall, June 2014
" The food and service were all second to none. I would highly recommend Peak District Foods. It is like having a fine dining restaurant in your own home. Amazing."
Anna Mortenson, Thornleigh House, May 2014
" We had a wonderful holiday at Highfields and my dinner party was a great success thanks to you , everyone enjoyed themselves immensely and thought the food was delicious, I just loved all those vegetables to choose from with the main course.So thank you for everything and how lovely to walk into the clean and tidy kitchen later and not have to do the washing up!! If we have another party in Derbyshire I will certainly be in touch with you."
Anne Barnett, Highfield House, April 2014
"Just a quick email to say many thanks for the buffet on Friday night at Uppermoor Farm. Great selection of food - perfect amount and high quality. Everyone commented how much they enjoyed it."
Lee Nicholson,ï Uppermoor Farm, April 2014
" The whole family enjoyed the meal on Saturday evening; even the 4 year old said it was just like being in a restaurant! I think the empty plates said it all."
Susan Boddy, Oak Tree Farm, April 2014
" I just wanted to thank you and your team for all of your hard work on the night. We had some great and positive comments from our friends and we would definitely not hesitate in recommending you."
Shona Sweeney, Crewe & Harper, April 2014
" I wanted to say a big thank you for Saturday night, it all went perfectly and we greatly enjoyed the food and service. We would absolutely recommend you to others."
Jo Hardie, High View Grange, March 2014
" It was a wonderful whirlwind of a weekend...thankyou so much....The food was amazing, I can't fault the quality of the meals nor the service, it was excellent from beginning to end."
Kylie Ann Heawood, Hurdlow Grange, January 2014
" Peak District Fine Foods provided a wonderful meal for my mothers 60th birthday party. All 27 guests were very well fed! The whole process has been stress free and very efficient, from the very first correspondence to the end of the dinner. Thank you very much Ruth"
Hannah Morcos, Cliff House, December 2013
" The food was excellent, as was your service. I could get use to this kind of (Downton) lifestyle.... Thank you once again"
Elaine & Jack Gaskell, Thornbridge Manor, September 2013
" Thank you so much for the lovely buffet you did for us yesterday. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and the service was great. Peter was impressively calm and organised throughout the lunch. I would be very happy to recommend Peak Fine Foods. Many Thanks"
Sally Panto, Cliff House, July 2013
" I just wanted to say a huge thank you for Saturday night. Your team were fantastic - there was unanimous agreement that the food was delicious; the table looked lovely and they were all delightful people keen to give us a great experience. The kitchen was immaculate when they left and it was a huge treat to me to be able to relax and enjoy the evening with my guests.
I would whole heartedly recommend you to anyone - we had a memorable evening. Thank you"
Helen Bennett, Quarnford Lodge, June 2013
" Many thanks again Ruth for making it easy for us all to relax and enjoy celebrating our dad's 70th Birthday - you made it very pleasurable and the food was wonderful. My mum and dad were thrilled."
Hannah Grimshaw, Peak Barn, April 2013
" I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the lovely meal you did for our family in Longnor over Easter. It was so great to relax and enjoy the fine food and it made my dad's birthday very special. Thanks again"
Orla Roche, Oak Tree Farm, March 2013
" May I, on behalf of all our family, thank you and your team for the wonderful dinner which you provided on Saturday, 8th September, at Sladen Lodge, Hathersage. Our whole family has praised both the food and the service which you provided. It was certainly an occasion which we shall never forget."
Pamela Hasling, Sladen Lodge September 2012
" Just a quick email to say thank you so much for Saturday evening, the food was excellent, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and thanks to our two waitresses for waiting on us very efficiently. All of this contributed to making my weekend complete and special. Thank you. "
Denise Musson, Billy Bothy, September 2012
" Everyone was so impressed - the food and service was amazing, and such good value for money. Thank you so much, I would certainly recommend you - it was everything I could have wanted for my birthday meal, and really rounded off a great weekend perfectly.
Thanks so much for everything - I've already had people requesting I do similar for my 50th and a few other people saying they'd like to organise a similar weekend so I'll be sending any your way who ask!"
Sinad McKeown, Portland House, Matlock - July 2012
" Thank you for making our Wedding Day so special. The catering was excellent, the personnel were professional and the food was sublime. Everyone still talks about it."
Heather & Mick Driscoll,Peak Barn, Wardlow Mires - July 2012
" Ruth & Peter, we would like to thank you both for the wonderful service you provided at our wedding back in July. Lots of guests mentioned how nice the food was, and we certainly agree. Your attention to the special dietary requirements was particularly valued, thank you for spending so much time before hand discussing ideas with us."
Jenny and Alex, Bonsall, Derbyshire - July 2012
" I would just like to say a huge thank you to Ruth of the Peak District Fine Foods for a wonderful evening they provided for our Hen weekend in Hurdlow Grange on Saturday 4th August 2012. Ruth and her team came in to the cottage and as we got ready and drank champagne they transformed the dining area ready to serve our dinner.The food was superb, service so efficient and unobtrusive that it was as if the food appeared by magic!The menu choices were excellent and catered for all tastes and palates. The food was delicious and plentiful and desserts to die for!! I consider myself the meringue queen but theirs beat me by far! All was cleared and taken away and all we had to do was enjoy the rest of the evening! Thank you so much, I would certainly recommend them."
Charlie Hall, Hurdlow Grange,August 2012
" Just wanted to once again thank you for the wonderful service you provided for us at Quarnford Lodge at weekend. Everyone thought it was wonderful. We would certainly recommend you to others!"
Jayne McAllister, Quarnford Lodge
"Thank you again for the lovely food and service you provided for our wedding in Matlock. I have recommended you to a few people already."
Petra & Mathew, County Hall, Matlock - June 2012
" Ruth ...Please pass our thanks and praise to your staff, the meal was really good and the staff were very professional indeed. They arrived, were very efficient in the preparation, waited on us in the most discrete way, cleared up (not a thing out of place - one wouldn't have known that they had been there!) and were gone before I even realised it - it really was like they were invisible. All the guests commented on the professionalism, lovely attitude, the way they even tried to keep out of our way and the good food. None of this easy given we were in he same room all of the time. A really special experience. All our guests want to repeat the experience at some time.
we would definitely use your company again, Thanks again."
Jacqueline and Gerald Martin-Greathead, Thornleigh House
" I just wanted to say a big thank you for the food you cooked and served for us on Saturday night at Jess's hen party. We all really enjoyed it and were very impressed at how smoothly it went. And the fact that you left the kitchen spotless was a big bonus!"
Katherine Woakes, Hillside Croft
" Thank you so much for a wonderful meal on Saturday night, as I said it totally exceeded my expectations and was such a slick operation! We were still raving about it this morning. It real was a perfect meal to end a great day. Thank you!"
" Just wanted to say thank you so much for such a wonderful buffet! So many people came up to me to say how much they'd enjoyed it. Thanks for making the occasion so special."
Abi Ball, Wedding Buffet, Wootton Cricket Club
" We all enjoyed the delicious meal on Saturday night at Hopton Hall. I don't know how your team produced so much food in such a short time.....I think all the clean plates showed how much we liked our choices."
Margaret Brooke, Hopton Hall
" Just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you for all your hard work on Saturday night at Quarnford Lodge. The food was gorgeous and everyone had a really good night."
Shelley Jones, Quarnford Lodge
"A belated thank you for the superb spread and service last Sunday in Castleton. Everyone was most impressed and complimentary! They all want the recipe for the nut tart! I'd be happy to strongly recommend you to any potential customers."
Alan Cram, Castleton Village Hall
"We would like to say a big thank you to you and your team for looking after us so well at our joint 50th birthday celebration at Hurdlow Grange last Saturday.
The food and service was excellent attracting many complements from our friends, with the Nutty Tart and Stilton Quiche being especially popular. As you may have noticed the desserts went down a storm with the young folk consuming a high proportion of them.
Thank you once again for helping make our party such a success."
Jane & Ian Mills,Hurdlow Grange
"I just wanted to thank you again for making our dinner at Quarnford Lodge so successful. We all had a wonderful time and the meal was delicious. Being waited on and then not having to drive home certainly made the evening so much more relaxing."
Rosemary Shepherd, Quarnford Lodge
" A very special 'thank you' for the service you provided for us. We were all most impressed by the quality of what you produced...by the speed and quiet efficiency with which the meal was prepared and presented. Thank you for all that and for helping to make our weekend everything that I hoped it would be."
Geoff Hutchinson, Derwent House
" I should like to thank and congratulate Ruth and her team at PDFF for providing a superb dinner for my sixtieth birthday party at Wheeldon Trees. The dinner was excellent and the service impeccable. PDFF helped enormously to give my birthday celebration a memory I shall always savour"
John Christie, Wheeldon Trees Farm Holiday Cottages
" I just wanted to thank you for looking after us so brilliantly on Saturday night. I've had nothing but praise from the lads about how great the food was and how professional you guys were. Seriously Ruth, you did us proud. Thank you."
Dave Clarke, Hurdlow Grange
" Thank you for the excellent meal you cooked for us.....Your team was absolutely professional both with their preparation and serving. The kitchen was spotlessly clean when they left. Thank you again for helping to make our evening special."
Jean Armstrong,Hopton Hall
"I just wanted to drop you a line and say thanks for a great service, we all really enjoyed the evening, the food was excellent and it really made for a great evening. You and your staff were really helpful and I just wanted to let you know that I would happily recommend your company in the future."
Beth Roberts,Uppermoor Holiday Cottages
" On behalf of Councillor Holmes, thank you so much for all your help and contribution in preparing an excellent buffet reception for the Chairs Civic Service on Sunday 10th April 2011.ï¿½ I have received many compliments from guests who said how much they enjoyed the buffet. "
Claire Shacklady, North East Derbyshire District Council
" Thank you so much for doing such a splendid job of the buffet and for playing such a major part in making the wedding day such a success. Everyone was so delighted and impressed with you and the food and your presentation and efficiency during the evening"
Sue & Steve Fowler, Stanshope
" I just want to thank you and the girls for the food and service on Saturday 21st November. Not one of my guests had any complaints it was all very lovely. I very much appreciated the ease of booking and communication.On the day, we hardly knew you were there because it was all run so well.Once again, thank you very much."
Sharon Brownley, Quarnford Lodge
" Just wanted to thank you for a really great meal last Saturday. The team did wonders, considering the rather cramped kitchen they had to work in, the food was delicious and the service impeccable. Everyone enjoyed it immensely. We all loved Hopton Hall as well, so I'm sure there will be repeat bookings by some or all of us in the future, both for the cottages and your meals Thanks again."
Carol Tarr, Hopton Hall
"...thank you ever so much for the fantastic meal on Saturday at Thornleigh House, Matlock. Everyone commented on how lovely the food was and the service was great too. Thank you again...."
Lucy Taylor,Thornleigh House
" Many thanks for making Saturday evening go so smoothly - the meal was delicious and everyone really enjoyed it."
Amanda Bailey, Endmoor Farm Holiday Cottage
" I would like to thank you for the lovely meal you made for us last night We all enjoyed it enormously, and I particularly liked the large number of vegetable dishes you made to accompany your delicious duck.The apple tart was lovely too.We were also very impressed at the way you managed to be so unobtrusive clearing up around us so we hardly knew you were there."
Mary Dentschuk, Elton Old Hall
" I want to say a big thank you to you and your team for giving us such a lovely meal for our ruby wedding celebration. ......... Certainly everyone enjoyed your delicious food. I particularly liked the courgette dish of vegetables and the cheesy potatoes myself. We also appreciated your unobtrusive serving and clearing away. Gwen Backwell,Standlow Barn
" Just wanted to write a quick note to say thank you again for cooking a fantastic dinner last Saturday. Absolutely delicious and plenty enough to satisfy 14 very hungry blokes! ...................you contributed to what many are saying was one of the best stag weekends they had been on!"
David Rose, Peak District Holiday Barn
" Thank you so much for the wonderful buffet.... I have received so many compliments about the food from my guests. I do hope there will a happy occasion when I eat your delicious food again."
Jenny Oughton, Breadsall
" Just a quick note to thank you and your team for a fantastic meal. You made everything very special, were very unobtrusive and would happily recommend your services to anyone."
Sue & Dave Payne, Darwin Lake
"" Everything about your service helped to make the occasion perfect. My kitchen was left clean