How it all began… The Henrietta Donovan Catering Company began in the 90's when Henrietta left the exclusive Pavilion in London as Head Chef to pursue a freelance career, catering for weddings, corporate dinners and parties across Kent, London & the South East.
Having built an enviable reputation for high quality, sophisticated dishes at the well established Pavilion in Finsbury Circus, Henrietta has since worked for a range of private and corporate clients, and has even cooked on location.
Henrietta’s long standing commitment to high quality local produce has enabled her to establish a reputation for delivering original, elegant dishes with a touch of extravagance. Simplicity, sophistication and a sense of fun are the main ingredients for every dish.
“Dear Henrietta,Thank you so much for such an incredible,delicious array of food you provided for our wedding.Three months on we are still getting so many compliments about the exquisite canapés and tender lamb.Having fabulous food really makes a wedding. Your staff were incredible too and their efficiency and professionalism made the whole day run like clockwork and the enormous success it was. Thank you so much"
"Carole's family travelled en masse from France for the wedding, fully expecting to have their worst fears about British cooking confirmed. In the event, they were all incredibly impressed both by the quality and presentation of the food and we received nothing but positive feedback. So thank you Henrietta for contributing to such a fantastic day and helping to defend British culinary honour!"
"I have used Henrietta Donovan for over 7 years for functions ranging from Christenings, black tie dinners and Cocktail parties with canapés. When I am organising an event the catering is never on my worry list, as I know that Henrietta will provide the best quality, locally sourced food, beautifully presented within budget. Consistent high standards are something to be greatly cherished. Henrietta recently catered for my 40th Birthday and without fail every Thank you mentioned the wonderful food, what greater testimonial could there be!"
"Henrietta has done the catering for all three of our daughters' weddings and for quite a few garden, cocktail and dinner parties over the years. She has always given 100% to each occasion, producing fabulous food, within our budget, beautifully presented and served by her friendly staff. She is flexible, considerate, good humoured, unflappable and very efficient. I would recommend her unreservedly to anyone looking for really good quality at reasonable cost."
"Henrietta arranged the prettiest and most efficient weekend of parties for us. She recommended the marquee firm, the musicians, china hire and arranged delicious wine and other drinks for two rather different parties. The service for each party was entirely suitable and on both occasions the staff were friendly, and charmed the guests. The food was cooked and served to perfection and many complimentary remarks were made. The whole event was a pleasure to arrange with Henrietta being energetic and available. Every detail was carefully planned just as we wanted it. We are so grateful to her for making our Golden Wedding weekend such a happy memory."
"Henrietta was such a pleasure to work with and made the process so easy - from discussing menu options, listening to our requests down to the tiniest details, she really made sure we got exactly what we wanted and nothing was too much trouble. We felt very special and had 100% confidence in her. The meal was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious! We had so many compliments from our guests!"