Jane Bellinger’s Testimonials

My Recommendations

Thank you so much for a wonderful evening of magnificent food - I’m only sorry there were too many tastes to appease - but the food was amazing thank you both for all your hard work.

Best wishes and sleep well

Amanda November 5th, 2021

Dear Jane

Thank you so much for such wonderful food on Saturday. Your beef Wellington was the best beef our guests had ever had!

Thanks again & have a lovely week.

Best wishes,

Emily November 16th, 2021

Thank you so much for a wonderful evening of magnificent food - I’m only sorry there were too many tastes to appease - but the food was amazing thank you both for all your hard work.

Best wishes and sleep well

Amanda November 5th, 2021

Hello Jane I just had to say Thank you again for the superb meal you cooked
for us, it added to making my birthday so special.
I wish you all the luck in the future, take care of yourself.
Fond regards

Brenda xxxOctober 26th, 2021

Dear Jane

This is to thank you for a truly wonderful evening. The food was delicious. The timing of the canapés was just right as the buildup to the main event. The family loved it. You probably noticed that from the increasing level of noise. They certainly didn’t leave a scrap of the Beef Wellington. We hear that Emma and Derek enjoyed their canapés as well.

Please pass on our thanks to Samantha for exemplary service.

Maureen says it’s one of her best birthdays ever.

Best wishes

RogerOctober 2nd, 2021

Dear Jane
We ALL want to thank you very much for the wonderful meal and service you provided for us on Saturday. We had no end of compliments from the motley lot of guests. Josh and Sam did brilliantly with the serving and the clearing up.

Liz and ChrisSeptember 12, 2021

Jane was fantastic and her staff were a credit to her and themselves, friendly, polite and professional.
She catered for just over 100 wedding guests sitting down to a delicious a hot meal. Canapes before were a delight and the bar they ran went like clockwork. They all did magnificently and made the day a great success filled with wonderful memories. Thank you Jane and your team for all your hard work!

John LewisAugust 30th, 2021

We booked Jane to cater for a 50th birthday party and very glad we found her. We needed a superb and substantial lunch menu to cater for real foodies. Jane got the brief immediately from our first meeting and put together a beautiful menu to cater for guests with allergies, vegetarians and vegans. All the dishes were outstanding, beautifully cooked with impeccable service. Her team also served drinks, washed up and cleared away. It was a perfect day and we are very grateful that Jane was a large part of that. Thank you.

John & AndyAugust 22nd, 2021

Hi Jane

Thank you so much for last night. The food was fabulous. Loved all the canapés and the beef was just gorgeous. It certainly made our holiday, and put us all into a lovely relaxed mood.

We all thought Grace was charming too, very engaging.


AliJuly 15th, 2021

Dear Jane,
We have arranged the payment this morning, of the balance due to yourself for the provision of refreshments after the Memorial service of John Hargreaves in Mannings Heath Hall.
Thank you for an excellent choice of food they appeared to be very much to everyones taste judging by the small amount of leftovers!
Lovely to have met you too, and your lovely assistants who were charming, and thank you once again for all your help.
Kind regards

Fiona and IanJuly 22nd, 2021

Thanks so much Jane for a fabulous meal, everyone commented on how great it was, the girls were tremendous as well. We are back next year from July 15-22 so please pencil in the Thursday night for a repeat and hopefully 20 this time

NigelJuly 22nd, 2021

First time using Jane and I was very impressed. She catered for a lunch party for 30 one day and afternoon tea for 20 the next. All the food without exception was wonderful. Very professional and organised. On time and the young girls helping were lovely. Cleared everything away and left the kitchen spotless.

Carolyn SimpsonJuly 5th, 2021

Dear Jane

I have been overwhelmed by the flood of thank you cards. Pretty well all of them have enthused about the superb food. For

example one said ‘The canapés were exquisite’ and another 'The food was delicious and Jane Bellinger and her girls so professional,

it not only tasted brilliant but looked so attractive and an interesting variety. All excellent!’ And many more in that vein! I hope you get

lots more work from this introduction to Oving. Your cards have all gone.
I really can’t thank you enough Jane for all your hard work, the wonderful canapés and the quiet professionalism of you and all your team.

I am looking forward to more successful ventures with you!

Kindest regards

SueJuly 27th, 2021

Hi Jane
Thank you so much for the lovely meal you cooked us on Friday night, it was superb. The lamb was delicious, as was the treacle tart, just the two highlights of a meal which was faultless.
Emmy the waitress did very well for her first time serving for a dinner party.
Jane it was so good to meet you at last, hope to see you again.
I would without doubt recommend you to others wanting a fantastic meal cooked for them.
Take care and stay safe
Thank you again
Kind regards

JaneJune 27th, 2021

Good morning Jane

Thank you so much for a wonderful dinner on Saturday. It was all absolutely delicious and you made it so easy for me to leave you in the kitchen without any concerns whatsoever. Kelly was delightful and her service was perfect. We will definitely be contacting you again.

I will send a separate email introducing you to our neighbours re October.

Many thanks once again and kind regards

EmmaJune 28th, 2021

Hi Jane
Thank you so much for the lovely meal you cooked us on Friday night, it was superb. The lamb was delicious, as was the treacle tart, just the two highlights of a meal which was faultless.
Emmy the waitress did very well for her first time serving for a dinner party.
Jane it was so good to meet you at last, hope to see you again.
I would without doubt recommend you to others wanting a fantastic meal cooked for them.
Take care and stay safe
Thank you again
Kind regards

JaneJune 27th, 2021

I am the manager at a care home and one of the residents relatives very kindly arranged for Jane to provide us with a three course meal on the run up to Christmas. We can not thank Jane enough for providing us with such an enjoyable and delicious meal. All of the residents thoroughly enjoyed the food and nearly all them went back for seconds! Really appreciate Jane putting such effort in to the food that was provided. Thank you so much.

Carl GinnsJune 26th, 2021

Hi Jane
Thank you again for another splendid evening.
Everyone was highly complimentary about the food. We certainly have enough leftovers for supper tonight so we will be reliving the Bellinger experience albeit I’ll be doing my own washing up this time!
The final payment has been made.
Please also pass on our thanks to your wonderful serving assistants. On both occasions they were so professional and totally unflappable.
We can’t wait to see you here in our kitchen again sometime soon.
Best wishes

JustineMay 31st, 2021

What a total treat today has been!
Thank you for making my husband’s birthday such a special and memorable day. You’re not just a very skilled chef, who prepares delicious top quality food, but you’re so easy to have around. You took all the work and stress away so we could just concentrate on our guests and having a good time. We’re really looking forward to booking you again. So much more personal to have a meal prepared and served professionally in the comfort of our home. Everyone was really impressed and we had a fabulous lunch. Thank you so much. Best wishes,

Justine & Jeremy May 23rd, 2021

Dear Jane

We have had a wonderful day! Both Neil and I are so grateful to you, the food was delicious and it all worked out beautifully. Kelly and Imogen were great … please pass on our thanks to them. Kelly was very organised and so efficient but really kind and pleasant too. She really is a credit to your company. I think you said it was Imogen’s first time working for you … she is great. She certainly didn’t seem like a newbie, she was polite and confident so I hope that is helpful feedback.

My mum is a good cook and she was blown away by the berry mousse! Everyone was very complimentary about all the food but the real proof is that there was hardly anything left! There were a few canapes left which we polished off at about 7pm as several of our friends were still here. There is a bit of caponata and mousse left for our supper tomorrow otherwise it was all eaten up.

I hope the lunch went well today and they enjoyed their roast beef.

Thanks again.

Cathy & NeilMay 23rd, 2021

We held a business meeting in West Sussex and hired Jane to cater for 8 of us over two nights. We are quite a particular group with fussy eaters as well as several vegans, but Jane was able to craft an excellent menu that made everyone happy. Highlights included a really simple but lovely tomato soup. Alongside the food Jane was great company and bought excellent service with her. She was an absolute delight and we will be hiring her again when we are next back in the area.

Matt CMay 7th, 2021

Dear Jane
Thank you for preparing and delivering the two dinners. They were excellent and much appreciated.
We had a very good 4 days in Chichester and were incredibly lucky with the weather!
Best wishes

AntheaApril 17th, 2021

Dear Jane

Both dinners were a great success and your instructions were perfect. Thank you and thank you also for the delivery.

We had a lovely 4 days in W Sussex with perfect weather and a chance to get to know the area. Living in Norfolk, the south coast is not an area that we knew at all well.

I hope you have a successful party season now that we are slowly pulling out of the Covid regulations.

Best wishes

Neil FApril 19th, 2021

Jane and Kelly, we wanted to write to thank you both so much for simply slotting in to our family this weekend and making it even more of a special occasion.

It was so special to have you with us, and the personal touches of enjoying the canary potatoes for mum and the delectable pil pil prawns brining a taste of memories to such a special event was wonderful. Our parents were totally overwhelmed by the whole experience and it was all delicious. I’m a big Ottolenghi fab so the rather beautiful aubergine dish was a real treat. The meat was divine and we could have feasted on your home made ice cream for days!

Thank you again, and we hope we can repeat the experience in the future.

Best wishes

The Everitt’s, The Richardson’s and the Holmes’ September 7th, 2020

Thank you Jane so much for making us a lovely meal we all thoroughly enjoyed the evening and your delicious food made it fun and special . The fact that we had to finish it made it even more jolly as we talked via zoom with instructions !
I will put all the dishes etc on your door step on Monday
Thank you again for all your hard work

Mary January 28th, 2021

Dear Jane

I wanted to thank you for the food you cooked for us today, on the 26th of July and indeed each time we've had the pleasure of your top grub.

One dish of yours I'll never forget was that halibut with pistachio and pine nut crust. Each mouthful was an utter joy.


JonnyJuly 26th, 2020

Dear Jane
I just wanted to thank you for the canapés you prepared yesterday for our party of 24. The selection were all without exception delicious, and many of our guests commented specifically on the quality of the flavours and the presentation. It helped make the party a great success and we look forward to you helping again soon with our home catering requirements.
Many thanks and best regards

John Sunderland August 30th, 2020

We were lucky enough to find Jane and have her cook for our family get together. Preparing a feast for 20 people with numerous dishes on offer is no mean feat, but Jane delivered above and beyond. Not only was the food delicious, Jane also serves home-made custard and ice cream - these personal finishing touches make her meals that extra bit special. Thank you Jane and team

Ian McIntosh, LondonAugust 23rd, 2020

Jane provided a wonderful Cordon Bleu English Cream Tea for my husband’s 80th birthday. I wanted it to be a surprise for him so I liaised with Jane several times prior to the occasion. I chose a number of items from a list that Jane supplied and I suggested some others of which I knew my husband was particularly fond , such as vols-au-vent, and she was happy to make them.
Jane arrived at our home with the food she’d prepared well in advance of the appointed time, in order to make finishing touches and to arrange the items carefully on appropriate and delightful china plates she brought with her. She also enhanced the appearance by adding roses and herbs from her garden.
The savouries consisted of mini quiches, vols-au-vent and three kinds of delicate sandwiches. These were extremely tasteful. We then enjoyed fruit scones with butter, jam and cream, all supplied by Jane and finally we had small individual coffee and walnut cakes, individual lemon meringue tartlets and also chocolate eclairs which I had especially requested. Jane added to this two bottles of her very special sparkling Jasmine tea.
It was all very delicious, and highly professional in its realisation. It reminded us of an afternoon tea we had had at the Savoy some years ago. A lovely celebration for a very special birthday.
Thank you, Jane!

Annette BAugust 28th, 2020

Jane was superb, highly professional and prepared an outstanding gourmet dinner with canapés beforehand. The Beef Wellington was succulent, with the finest melt in the mouth beef. The service was prompt and well run, with special mention to Josh who was charming. Jane addressed any concerns on Covid best practise and was highly respectful. We could not recommend Jane’s service enough and would not hesitate to use her again for a special dinner. Many thanks for making our evening such a memorable one.

EmmaAugust 2nd, 2020

Jane cooked a wonderful Sunday lunch for the whole family and everything was taken care of, from suggesting tasty options for us to choose from, to catering for picky eaters, and even the washing up at the end. Jane’s cooking was fabulous - roast beef so tender that it melts in your mouth, perfectly prepared veg and then a meringue roulade that tasted every bit as good as it looked. Thank you for making our family meal so special and enjoyable!”

Zosia Kotas, EssexAugust 23rd, 2020

Thanks for the lovely lunch today Jane. Everyone really enjoyed it.

Catch up soon.

John July 26th, 2020

Thank you so much for my birthday meal on Saturday … it was a real treat to have a meal cooked for me but to eat it at home! The food was delicious and being a keen amateur cook myself I can be difficult to please! The canapes were delicious, my favourite were the chickpea cakes. I loved the subtle flavours in the salads and as for the puddings … well they were amazing and I saved my strawberry mousse for the next day!

Cathy MJune 28th, 2020

From my first phone call with Jane, I knew she would deliver something fabulous. The menu suggestions were ideal for my dinner party. The food was very well cooked and looked brilliant. We look forward to having another event soon!

Sarah July 23rd, 2020

Thank you - everything was wonderful! We thoroughly enjoyed : )


LauraJune 29th, 2020

The food was excellent and we thought the Coq was the best you’d ever done.

Sarah LJanuary 3rd, 2020


On behalf of all the guests and more especially myself I would like to thank you for your
wonderful cooking and company over the 2 days you cooked for the 14 of us. The lasagne
And salads where first class and the roulade melt in the mouth heaven !

My wife’s birthday meal on the Saturday was wonderful your advice re the canopies was spot on. Now in relation to the Beef Wellington just sublime words cannot do it justice. Lemon tart with raspberry sorbet we are still talking about that ! Jane it was just fantastic
Thank you so much it made the weekend. Can you thank Kelly for us as well for the Saturday evening hopefully we where not too much trouble.

Again many many thanks

Best wishes

Peter and Sally January 13, 2020

Dear Jane
We are so overwhelmed at how successful our housewarming dinner was last night. We cannot thank you enough for putting it all together for us.
The feedback from the guests about the food has been wonderful. The canapés were absolutely delicious and so different. The Otto Lenghi chicken was fantastically tasty and the Syllabub was sublime.
Glen and Anna were a great success and we hadn’t realised just how much they would take care of which was a huge bonus towards the success of the evening.
We would happily do it all over again and would be more than happy to give a testimony if ever one was needed.
Thank you again Jane for all your hard work and diligence. We are literally thrilled to bits with your wonderful service.
Hope to see you again soon.

Shirley & Richard.November 23, 2019

Dear Jane

Just a quick note to say thank you so much for a wonderful meal - we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Absolutely delicious.

Best wishes

Esther January 1, 2020

Thanks Jane for a super meal it was fabulous and we will recommend you!

Anna DOctober 5, 2019

Dear Jane
All went well. I haven’t done the totting up yet but I think the raffle monies would have covered expenses; so we look like having cleared about £900. Thank you indeed for your own contribution towards funds and your culinary efforts which were most appreciated - especially the coconut ice cream.

Many thanks for everything. I am so pleased to have been introduced to you.
Speak soon
Best wishes

Shirley BOctober 20, 2019

Hi Jane and thanks for your cooking and great food which went down very well! We’ve been travelling this week, but I will make sure I leave the bowl in the porch. Thanks for the tongs!

PiersSeptember 28, 2019

Dear Jane

Thank you very for an excellent diner on Saturday it was thoroughly enjoyed by all including the little people the following day.
Thanks too to Glen for his part in the proceedings.

Many thanks again and I look forward to arranging similar events with in the future.

Your sincerely

Jess T.September 30, 2019

Hi Jane,

I was the Best Man at xxxx and xxxx wedding at the Walled Garden on Saturday. I wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team. The food was fantastic and your dream team were absolutely amazing. They worked so hard, had everything running smoothly and all this despite being subjected to further rudeness from the venue owner. I know xxxx, xxxxxx and all their guests had an amazing day, and a huge reason for this was due to you and your team.

So I just wanted to say a big thank you to you all.

Kind regards,

ChrisSeptember 3, 2019

Dear Jane,
Thanks you so much for cooking us such a wonderful meal last Saturday evening! We all loved it and it was a great idea to serve the canapés in the lounge instead of sitting at the dining table. They were really successful. The main course chicken in a saffron, honey and hazelnut sauce was delicious and just right with couscous, beans and mangetout. The kids thoroughly enjoyed the chicken nuggets, too. To follow with summer pudding and your homemade ice cream was a wow!
You were a true professional and along with Viv gave us amazing service and I would highly recommend you.I wished we lived closer so l could enjoy your cooking again!

With very best wishes,

Sandy and family.

Sandy and family.September 10, 2019

Dear Jane,

Thank you once again for providing us with such excellent, stress-free service. You and your little team worked like clockwork, and were just perfect. I am as much in awe at your organisational skills as your culinary talents.

The tasty little savoury delights were a complete treat, and having everything made at the very last minute ensured that every single mouthful was as fresh and delicious as possible.

There was almost a fight over the desserts; they were that popular with our guests! And I have seriously never tasted anything as scrumptious as your tiny home-made ice creams.

We were actually able to relax and enjoy our own party.

Thank you once again Jane.
Until the next time....

JaneAugust 10, 2019

Dear Jane,

We are back now from our wonderful stay at the Beach Houses and I would just like to say on behalf of the team, thank you so very much for the wonderful catering which you provided. We had an amazing few days with some incredible food. You, Viv and the team worked so hard and took amazing care of us. The quality of the food was exceptional and I would not hesitate to recommend your services.

I very much look forward to working with you again in the future.

Best wishes,

Annette, Clarivate AnalyticsJuly 1, 2019

Thank you so much for all your work at the weekend.
The food was amazing and we had such a good time.
Thank you again it was amazing.

Angela - Lakeview Chartered Certified AccountantsJune 5, 2019

Hi Jane

Just to let you know the guests at AOSBH at the weekend were absolutely thrilled with all your catering!

And they were very complimentary about you!

Adrienne June 4, 2019

Hello Jane,

Just a note to say thanks to you and Heidi for a wonderful meal today. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, your wonderful cooking and discreet service. I appreciated your help with the menu.

We look forward to seeing you both again soon.

Until then, take care.

Julia June 2, 2019

Hi Jane

Thank you so much for Saturday. The food was delicious and complimented on by loads of guests (especially the lamb koftas).

Thank you for your excellent communication and understanding of our requirements and needs.

Your staff were also excellent. Samantha, Viv and Glen were so helpful and even assisted taking the tables down at the end. Please thank them again from me.

Jane I would recommend you to everyone.

Best Wishes

AudreyMay 30, 2019

We had the most fantastic weekend in the New England Beach House, thank you for all your efforts. Also thank you for the recommendation of using Jane Bellinger who cooked us the most amazing food, we had a real treat.

Thanks again

ClaireMay 9, 2019

Hi Jane, Many thanks for afternoon tea today - am going to buy some rhubarb and ginger jam next time I am in Midhurst. Hope you like the photo; we think it looks great. Hope to see you on a walk soon.

M & G xxMay 8, 2019

Just to let you know your desserts were delicious. A great success.
As you can see. Very pretty.
See you in the morning
Still searching for one flan tin base. Annoying
Thanks again

SueMay 6, 2019

Dear Jane

We are back now from our lovely stay at Coral beach house
Thank you so much for our wonderful dinner on Saturday evening we all thoroughly enjoyed it..food was delicious
Thanks to Viv as well
We would all recommend you highly
Thank you for your lovely menu and working with me...and for accommodating Hayley our vegan

Hopefully if we are lucky to stay at the houses again we will be able to work together again

Thanks again and kind regards

Sharon Apr 29, 2019

Thanks Jane – guests said your food was AMAZING

Caroline | www.luxurybeachhouserental.comApr 15, 2019

I would just like to say on behalf of the team, thank you so much for catering for us and ensuring we had an awesome few days with amazing food! We really appreciated all the work you and your team put in and the extra care taken to make sure we had everything we needed. We are completely satisfied and couldn't have asked for more!

Kristian Mar 25, 2019

We had such a lovely evening on Saturday and we all enjoyed your cooking SO much. The beef was (I could tell!) a real worry for you - but it was cooked absolutely to perfection and really good; the sauces were interesting and everyone seemed to like them . Michael was very happy with his smoked fish, I don’t remember the name of your supplier but it was obviously a really good quality. I’m pleased that everyone was full and there was some frangipani left over - we enjoyed it just as much on Sunday!
I hope you found your way around the kitchen alright, and thank you very much for leaving everything so clean and tidy.
Thank you for everything, it made Michael’s birthday very special.

JillMar 20, 2019

Well all good news, Robin had second helpings of all your food..... so
what need I say! also, my husband Rory loved it all, and kept saying
so! thanks very much.

JaneMar 18, 2019

Hi Jane
There were many compliments about your curries on Saturday-thanks again

DeborahFeb 26, 2019

Jane was absolutely super! Easy to work with from start to finish.
The food was excellent, she suggested canapés rather than starters and I'll never go back - it was even hard to choose a highlight everything was that good!
Would highly recommend!!
Came back really quickly with great options and flexibility!

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