Testimonials

Ber and the team at Elite Cuisine were an absolute pleasure to deal with. From the very first meeting, we knew our event would be in safe hands. We were presented with a huge option of food and were advised on what would best suit our event. We were then presented with tasting samples before and given a full and thorough run through on how they would operate on the night. On the night, all of the Elite Cusine team arrived on time and were very pleasant and professional to deal with . Our customers were treated very well by the team and never wanted for food or drink as they were always on hand. If you are thinking of an event, look no further than the team at Elite Cuisine. Kind Regards,                                                                 Olan Hodnett, Kearys Motor Group Cork   We used the services of Elite Cuisine in early October 2016. They provided an impressive and professional service. Their organisational skills and attention to detail were superb.
The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The members of staff were all extremely attentive and capable but unobtrusive. Elite Cuisine were a pleasure to deal with and we would highly recommend them”
                                                                                                               O’Cathain, Solicitor Oct ‘16
Thank you Ber, you were amazing last night, seamless and perfect in every way! You only added magic to the venue/event and we will most definitely be doing it again with you Ber. All brilliant feedback ref the food too! Thank you for making it an event to remember and be proud of Ber, Great value! Best wishes,                                                             John  Freestyle Consultant, Douglas 2016 Hi Ber, We hadn’t direct experience of Elite prior to the booking for the communion but found the website to be well organised and informative - gave us the confidence to book. The service provided was excellent as expected - took all the worry out of the catering aspect of the day. Thanks to you and the team.                                                                                                       Turlough,Douglas May 2016 Dear Ber Many thanks to you and your team for such a superb job with the catering for my daughters communion.Your guidance with menu choices for the adults and children were spot on and everyone complimented the food. Your relaxed, yet professional approach on the day made sure that it was a relaxed experience for all and we would not hesitate to use Elite Cuisine again.                                                                                                 Sinead, Rochestown. April 2016 Hi Ber I would like to thank you so much for everything on Sat, all our guests were talking about the fantastic food, it really was amazing. A very big thank you for your beautiful gift & card that you gave Molly she was absolutely thrilled when she opened it, it was very kind & thoughtful of you. I will be highly recommending  you for your fantastic food & service, it meant a lot on the day to us. Many than                                                                                        Shirley Ross Molly’Communion April ‘16 The service we received from Elite Cuisine was flawless. They were extremely professional from the very first call and I would be happy to recommend them.                        G Duggan Feb 2016 Dear Ber, From the moment I phoned and spoke to Ber I relaxed. Her professionalism was evident from the start and her sound advise was invaluable. The catering for my husbands birthday party was the easiest part of the organisation thanks to Ber and her wonderful team. On the night Evonne and Laura took over and the food was served beautifully and seamlessly. They cleaned everything up quietly and efficiently and took all the rubbish away with them. I could not believe how little I had to do the next day, they even filled the dishwasher! Everyone of the guests commented on the fabulous food and many have asked for Elite Cuisines details. I will definitely use them again. I cannot praise them highly enough. Thank you Ber, Evonne , Laura and chefs.                                                                                                                     J.Woodward, Douglas We hired Elite Cuisine catering for a party the day after our son's wedding, and we couldn't be happier with how things went. Everything, from the food, to the service, to cleaning up afterwards was excellent. The staff arrived and set up everything on their own, we hardly knew they were here. They knew exactly what to do. The food was delicious, in fact so many people went back for seconds we were in danger of running out! We were very impressed how the girls performed the miracle of the loaves and the fishes, subtly adapting portion sizes so nobody went without. The girls were very professional and worked so hard for all the time they were here, doing all the behind the scenes work that made the party an absolute sucess. They even washed all our own dishes which we really appreciated the following day! Last but not least we would like to thank Ber O'Donovan for all her help planning this event. Her knowledge and her experience, not to mention her calming influence during the pre-wedding chaos, was much appreciated.                                                                                                              Claire Lehane Mar ‘15 Words cannot express how happy my husband and I were to have chosen Elite Cuisine to cater for our garden wedding. For us, they really did excel, especially in four key areas. Food: Elite Cuisine served up a scrumptious starter and canapés, and a piping hot, delicious main course. Every one of our 50 guests raved about the food, commenting that it was extremely tasty, roasting hot, and there was plenty of it! Our guests especially enjoyed the canapés served during the drinks reception. Staff: Accommodating would be an understatement! Nothing was too big a job for the team. The staff on the day were absolute professionals. They were courteous, cooperative, friendly and polished. Not only did they serve the food, they also decorated the marquee exquisitely for the main meal and kept the entire place in ship shape throughout the day. They weren’t just caterers on the day, they actually helped manage the wedding. Pre Planning: Ber was the most professional, accommodating caterer we had met. She met us in a hotel near our workplace and instantly put our minds at rest. She gave us lots of options to suit our taste and budget, and she also helped us source vendors for the wine and furniture. Elite Cuisine invited us their premises to try the menu before hand, and really went out of their way to understand what we where trying to achieve on the day so that they could best support us. Value for money: The best value for money!!! For the quality of food you get and the experience and professionalism of the team, it is money well spent! I would have no hesitation recommending Elite Cuisine for any type of event. We were truly happy with their service, and extremely grateful they took such good care of us on our special day. Many thanks to Ber, Ian and all the team at Elite Cuisine Aug ‘14                                                                                  Áine and Jayde, Currabinny, Co. Cork   "Thank-you everyone for your help with our Christening party. The food was fabulous and the service was excellent. I am really glad we had an extra pair of hands on the day, it meant we could spend time talking with our guests instead of buzzing about the place with food and drinks for everyone. There was not a single thing I could fault and I won't hesitate to contact you again the next time I am hosting an event." "Marcella in particular was amazing. My guests all thought she was a close friend, not someone I met literally just before they arrived. Thanks for everything!"                                                                                   Valerie Pidgeon, October 2014
“Ber, Ian and Team delivered an incredible service – sharing invaluable recommendations around the planning piece and delivering top-notch, locally produced foods. Our Voxpro New Office Launch was a wild success and Elite Cuisine contributed hugely to our delivery of an overall impressive, professional, memorable occasion'                                                  Corinne A. Culloty,Client Account Manager,Voxpro                         Hi Ber, Just a note to say thank you for making our party such a success, great food and excellent service and to think I picked Elite Cuisine out of the Golden Pages! How lucky can you get? Your suggestions re. Marquee rental, fridge rental, tables and table cloths etc were spot on. You and your team are true professionals. You inspired confidence in me from the first telephone conversation and on the evening once we copped on that you had everything under control (drinks and barbequing) and all we had to do was chat to our friends and family, we relaxed and enjoyed ourselves. Tables were cleared and dessert appeared as if by magic! We will have another party maybe not for 120 but we have a few significant Birthdays coming up and we could get used to not having any wash up to do the next day esp. George who is the main washer upper in this house. He was very impressed as soon as you and your team walked in the door having not met you before. Having the hot meal delivered the next day for the 30 stragglers was lovely; Marcie set it all up beautifully. Thank you so much all of you,                                                                                              Karen Ferguson ,Brinny  July ‘14   Elite Cuisine catered for our wedding at the Cork City Gaol for 120 guests. Through all the preparation of the wedding and the actually wedding evening, Ber and her team proved to be consummate professionals who did a fantastic job. All our guests were impressed by the quality of service and friendliness. We had a bbq and hog roast which went down a treat with all our guests! We really felt that Ber and her team were invested in making our wedding day as successful as possible. Many thanks!                                                                                             Noelle and Stuart, Cork  Aug ‘14   Elite Cuisine certainly set the standard in providing the best in event planning, high quality food and service on par with any 5 star hotel for our recent private dining event. We cannot recommend highly enough Elite Cuisine for any function based on the comments and reactions of our guests on the night. Thank you to Ber and Ian and their staff for their contribution for a truly memorable occasion.                                                                                                 Liam & Eileen Herlihy,Dec ‘13   Ber, Just a short note to express our gratitude to all in Elite Cuisine. The food for the evening was superb and looked amazing giving the party the wow factor we were looking to achieve. This was matched by the professionalism of the team (Kerry, Donna and Karen) you sent over to help us make the party a success. Their presence was unobtrusive yet very attentive and allowed us to enjoy the evening as much as our guests. By the number of people that asked what caterers we used we are sure you will get many enquiries from the evening and it is our intention to use Elite Cuisine for our daughter's communion in 2015. Again many thanks to you and your team and we look forward to working with you all again.                                                                                              Edmond and Sharon Wall,Tower,Cork We have been using Elite Cuisine for our corporate catering events for the past 18 months. We have always found them to be highly professional and courteous and nothing seems to be too much trouble. They always go above and beyond, and tailor their menus to work within our budgets. I have also been fortunate enough to use them for some home catering events and the quality of food and service has always been second to none. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Elite Cuisine Kindest Regards                                                              Maria Sheehy General Manager, Sigmar Recruitment “Ber and the team are a professional outfit who are willing to adapt to our corporate needs while always offering top notch food.”

Susie Horgan Marketing Manager, Ronan Daly Jermyn

“...our colleagues are always very happy with the excellent service and quality of food provided. I would have no hesitation in recommending Elite Cuisine.”

Chris Dennehy

“As a former manager of a 5 Star restaurant, I found Elite Cuisine to have the highest quality of food, professionalism and service. Elite Cuisine catered to our every need.”

Dave Vandawalker Director of Operations, Atlas Box & Crating

“Many thanks for your help and professionalism. Compliments to Ian for the excellent food and to both of you for helping to make the two days stress free and memorable.”

Eileen Horgan

"Many thanks again for all your help with organising our family party. As usual, the food was wonderful and the two girls were a great help. They blended into the background and made the day a great success. Hopefully we will have another occasion in the future to work together."

Elaine Dennehy

  The food was great – everyone thought so. Both dishes were delicious. I also found the whole process very easy- you were both very calm and relaxed. There was no fuss which was really good for me. I will certainly be recommending you to my friends and colleagues here and would certainly use your services again. With Best Wishes for the future, Ella Kavanagh,Niamh’s Confirmation ‘13 

Just want you to know how delighted we were with everything you did for our communion party on the 18th May. The food was out of this world. The guests couldn't speak highly enough about it, as was the service. I would highly recommend Elite Cuisine. Many many thanks for making our day extra special.

Jackie and Richard Collin Beth’s Communion, May 2013

Thank you so much for the excellent food last Saturday. Everybody was talking about it! I noticed your business cards being taken as well! Best regards,

Mark and Diana Euan’s 1st birthday, June 2013

We would just like to thank you for the wonderful party we had on Saturday 20th July . Thanks to the fantastic food prepared by Ian and praised as simply the best by everyone . Also  the marvellous catering staff Marcie and Donna; such friendly and delightful ladies. I and many of my friends would have no hesitation in recommending  Elite Cuisine  and hopefully I will have reason to use you again before too long.

Maureen O'Donovan

I used Elite Cuisine for a recent commercial production in Cork and was delighted with their catering. The choice and quality of food was excellent and a success with our crew. Ber provided us with an efficient and flexible service, offering helpful suggestions as to what would work best for our location needs. I would certainly use Elite if shooting in Cork again, and would highly recommend them to other productions, or indeed anyone looking for good quality catering.

Sinéad Barry September 2013

"We asked Elite Cuisine to cater for the Official Opening of our new school in October 2012. From the initial contact we found them to be very professional in their approach. Ber advised us on the amount of food we would need for the number we expected to attend, the number of staff required and the correct set-up necessary. On the day the food was excellent and everyone complimented the caterers. Elite provided a full service from set up, hiring glasses, serving food and drink and cleaning up afterwards. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the total service and would be happy to use their services again and recommend them to others. They greatly added to the sucess of the occasion." Mairead Coakley, Principal, Ballygarvan N.S. Oct ‘12
Dear Ber & Ian, I just wanted to say a big thank you to you both for such a fantastic night we all had at our home on Saturday last. The meal Ian cooked was superb and the service you gave us Ber was exceptional. It was truly a night to remember. Thanks again, Grace Daly Private Dining,Ballintemple Nov ‘12
Many thanks to Ber and the Team for providing such a professional & friendly service & the highest quality of food for our recent event. I would highly recommend Elite Cuise to cater for any occasion. Ann Carey Carey and Carey Properties,Cork. Sep ‘12
We have been delighted with the personal, effective and quality service we always receive from Elite Catering – a pleasure to do business with Bruce Pierce Director of Education,St.Lukes, Northridge House,Cork ‘12
Elite Cuisine were recommended to me as I was arranging a dinner for 60 Rotarians and their guests in an unusual venue with absolutely no facilities (running water, power points etc). From our first meeting it was obvious that Ber O’Donovan and Ian, the chef, fully understood what we needed. They offered us a wonderful choice of starters and main course and they accepted readily our request to provide the deserts ourselves. They guided us on our choice of food. We arranged for them to deliver the food about an hour before the guests were to arrive. All was put into place very quietly and efficiently. The starter was plated up and put ready on the tables and the hot main course left in chaffing dishes with instructions and extra heaters so that the food would keep warm as long as we needed. They also provided the necesssary servers and then went away. The guests were delighted with the meal. Comments were made that the expectation of caterers is rather bland ordinary food, but not in this case. There was absolutely no food left on the plates at the end and many came up for second helpings! We had many compliments about it all. Finally, we left the empty containers, chaffing dishes and servers at the venue and these were collected without any fuss on the following Monday. I would highly recommend Elite Cuisine to anyone thinking of organising an event. They will not let you down. Angela Nicholls Cork Rotary Club June ‘12
Thank you Ber and to your team, as always food and service was perfect. Regards and best wishes, Frances Cleary Inniscarra, Cork June ‘12
I have engaged the services of Elite Cuisine over the past 6 years.They have provided us with great food and a friendly & professional service at a reasonable price.We have always been impressed, as have our guests. Deirdre Barry Rochestown, Nov ‘12
We used Elite cuisine for a family lunch in July. The food was really tasty, the portions were generous, it was delivered at exactly the time agreed, and everything was set up expertly within minutes. We’ll certainly use your company again and have recommended you to others. Regards. Clare Mc Cutcheon July ‘12
Once again I would like to thank Elite Cuisine for their total professionalism in ensuring the success of our event. The food was top quality and delicious, the service second to none. Their attention to detail excellent. They provided everything we needed on time and without any fuss. We had a great party and no worries! Many thanks to Ian, Ber and Olivia. With sincere thanks, Eileen Horgan Dec ‘12
We used elite cuisine for our daughters christening and were extremely happy with the food , catering service , convenience and professionalism . We plan to contact elite cuisine again should an occasion arise . Can definitely recommend their company Fionnuala Harney Sep ‘12