Gillian & Calum MacEachran
12th May 2018
"As soon as we were engaged we knew that we wanted Chris to provide our catering for our wedding, we had eaten at his restaurants in Aberdeen and loved his style of food. We met with him 18 months prior to the big day to discuss our ideas and he totally understood that we didn’t want a boring soup, chicken and pudding style meal that you usually get at a traditional Scottish wedding. We wanted fresh, tasty food that our guests would talk about and enjoy. We decided to serve various canapes during our drinks reception, antipasto sharing boards for starter, a barbeque of various delicious meats and a selection of salads for the main course and the famous Bumblebee Cheesecake for dessert – yummy! Our evening meal was macaroni cheese with various toppings, an absolute winner!
Before the wedding, Chris arranged a barbeque so we could taste all the food that we had chosen to allow us to make any last minute changes to our menu. It was a really enjoyable evening and it was good to meet some of his team that would be managing the catering on the day. We also had a number of vegetarian and vegan guests attending our wedding, Chris designed a separate menu for them, which was no problem at all.
A huge thank you to Chris and his team for providing amazing food and service that really contributed to the party atmosphere and enjoyment of our day. All of our guests loved the food, and many said, “BEST WEDDING FOOD EVER!!” We would like to add that our vegetarian and vegan guests commented on how they felt properly catered for and not an afterthought like at other events.
We 100% recommend Salt + Sauce!!
Gillian & Calum"
Claire & Christy
"What a feast!! We absolutely loved having Salt & Sauce cook up a storm for our wedding at Guardswell Farm. Chris is super creative and helps you to make the best menu possible for your day. We chose to have an antipasti sharing board to start followed by pork carved in front of the guests with sharing bowls of sides on the tables and a lemon posset with Baileys white chocolate for dessert. All the guests absolutely loved the meal and there was plenty food to go round!! Plus those canapes were absolutely delicious!
Chris also made sure that the vegan and vegetarian guests were well catered for. Salt & Sauce totally understood the style of wedding we were going for, used all local produce, they were super chilled and happy for us to change anything up, plus Chris took the time to travel to the venue to check it out before the wedding so he knew exactly what was happening on the day. We didn’t need to worry about a thing - the team were super-efficient and made sure everything ran smoothly.
Huge thanks to Chris & the team for pulling out all the stops and creating the best feast we’ve ever had!"
Parents of the Bride
The Barn at Barra
"As the parents of Kirsty Macdonald - Ross we are just writing to say how delighted we were with every aspect of the wedding on Saturday. We would like you to convey our sincere thanks to all the members of your staff who contributed to making Kirsty and Stewart's big day the truly memorable special event they deserved.
The wedding meal was absolutely perfect, so many of the guests were delighted with it and such a nice idea to have the sharing platters to break the ice and get everyone chatting. First class service and every plate hot and professionally turned out as in a five star restaurant. Many thanks to Chris for his every attention to detail.
Can you please also let ten dollar shake staff know what a great job they did mixing drinks and serving cocktails and wine for the meal. Thank you Gomes for your help in the organisation of this.
Michelle was instrumental in running a tight ship, overseeing the whole event, to ensure everything ran like clockwork on the day. She was a delight to work with, attentive to every detail yet unobtrusive, an absolute star!
Many thanks to you all again
Rhona & Bruce Macdonald"
John & Linda West
"I booked Salt and Sauce for my husbands 60th birthday. We wanted to have a house party and enjoy family and friends coming round without having to spend the whole day and night in the kitchen preparing and serving food.
Chris and Amber came round early to prep, they provided everything so I didn’t have to worry about having enough cutlery or miss matched plates. The food was absolutely fantastic, from the gorgeous canapés that not only looked brilliant but tasted delicious to the tasty main courses and desserts!! Not having to worry about food and timings was a joy and I was able to enjoy the celebrations too! Amber was such a lovely, bubbly young lady and was fantastic at making sure no ones glass was empty and great at working her way round the room handing out the canapés! All the guests loved the food and couldn’t compliment the quality and presentation enough! Chris is an amazing chef running a very professional business and I would recommend him and his team over and over again!"
Lucie & Craig
"The haggis bon bons were fantastic, as were the mac and cheese bites.
The platters were brilliant and looked great too!
The mains were great,
The deserts were great everyone raved about the meringues.
I know it must not have been the easiest wedding to serve at as we weren't very organised but you did a fantastic job. There was one girl in particular and I can't remember her name that really went above and beyond."
Marketing Manager - Kitchen International
"We would like to thank Chris and the team from Salt & Sauce for their delicious canapés and exceptional service at our recent networking event.
This is the second time we have used the team for a networking event. As always Chris took the time to understand what we wanted to achieve from the event and came up with an amazing selection of canapés that went down a treat with guests. There was plenty of food and something for everyone to enjoy. The clean up after the event was also amazing!
Salt & Sauce is a must have for any corporate or or personal event. Thank you again for all of your help with this event, it is greatly appreciated."
Lois & Iain
Festival wedding at Kelburn Castle
"Wow! Wow, wow, wow, wow. We were blown away by the quality and quantity of food that Chris and his team provided for our festival-style wedding. Everyone went on and on about the lamb. So delicious! The BBQ street food stall really added to the look and feel of our laid back day and for the cost, there was loads of choice, even for the vegans. Chris was also really helpful; he was responsive to emails and calls, listened to what we wanted and developed a bespoke menu for us in our budget (we want an Arabic-y vibe). Can't recommend Salt & Sauce highly enough. Cheers for being awesome. "
Joanne & Brian
" want to thank Chris and his team at Salt & Sauce for the amazing food and service provided at our wedding. Chris got our vibe instantly when we first met and created a fabulous menu. We went for a rustic and laid back theme and the BBQ hut captured this perfectly. Lost count of the number of guests who complimented both the canapes and BBQ food provided on the day, there were certainly no hungry guests around as plenty of it! Very high quality food with the service to match.
Thanks to Salt & Sauce for being part of what was a perfect day.
A must for wedding catering with a difference!"
Patrick & Carol Deeney
The Barn at Barra
"Just wanted to say again how great you and your team were last week. You guys absolutely smashed it. You got our vibe spot on and the food was incredible. Great team you got there, laid back but switched on. Especially your Team Manager/Head waitress, she is fantastic!! Thank you for everything that helped make our day perfect.
Best wedding food I've ever had" was heard a number of times over breakfast."
The Big Partnership
"We used Salt and Sauce for a Summer Social Lawn Party that we were organising on behalf of a client. I could not fault the service and quality food – it was spot on! The BBQ hut added to the theme of the day and so many guests commented on how fab it looked. I will definitely be using Salt and Sauce again and would highly recommend them to anyone who is organising a personal or corporate event – you won’t be disappointed. Thanks again guys!"
Uk Sales Director - Mintra Training
Offshore Europe - September 2017
"All the feedback that we have been receiving from our attendees has been excellent, which is great. We were very happy with everything. The food was very tasty and seemed to go down well with everyone. There was also plenty of it, which was good! The staff provided good service with the food, circulating regularly and making sure that everyone was offered something.
All in all though, the set-up was very slick, service and food very good, and the tidy-up afterwards was also spot-on. Thank you again for all your help, we really appreciated it."
Karen and Mike Molloy
Joint 50th Birthday Party
"Having used Chris and his team for a previous Christmas party at our home it was an easy choice to use them again for our 50th birthday party. The BBQ hut was set out in our back garden and looked fabulous. The food was amazing and Chris gave great advice on what to choose and quantity for 100+ people. Comments from my friends included 'the food was delicious', 'amazing food', 'who did you use? Awesome' and so it goes on."
"I'd definitely recommend Salt and Sauce."
Rosanna & Jonny
"We had the most amazing wedding day and Salt & Sauce played a huge part in making the day so perfect! We wanted a unique and personal wedding so decided to have a marquee on the grounds of my parents’ home in Deeside and after looking at various options for catering, agreed on Salt & Sauce and they didn’t disappoint! Chris and his team set up their BBQ hut in our garden which fitted in perfectly with our informal, rustic style wedding. Everyone complimented us throughout the day on the food….my mouth still waters thinking about it (mac and cheese bites, grilled halloumi, pulled pork, amazing sausages, fried onions, BBQ beans, banoffee pie to name a few of my favourites!). The staff were 5* too, they made sure everything ran smoothly, cleared up without us even noticing and even little touches like keeping a plate of canapes aside for me as they knew I was rushing around getting photos. They got on so well with all of our guests too, particularly my mum! Even now guests are still commenting on how great the food and service was! The day was absolutely flawless, without any hitches at all and that’s down to the amazing suppliers we had!'
"We couldn’t recommend Salt & Sauce highly enough!"
James & Leanne
Udny Green Town Hall
" James and I got married and held our reception in Udny village hall. We tried several caterers initially, some who were inflexible and other just did not reply to us. A friend recommend Salt and Sauce and I am truly glad they did. Chris and his team were brilliant to work with and the food was lovely. We had lots of compliments on it from guests. Chris is diverse and willing to adapt to requests.
He and his team are extremely likeable people and I would recommend Salt and Sauce absolutely to anyone considering."
“We chose Salt & Sauce to cater for our annual Celebrate Aberdeen volunteers BBQ having worked with Chris and the team several times before.
The service provided was fantastic, right from when we first discussed the event to the moment everything was packed up at the end of the night. Not only were the guys efficient and capable, but they were also incredibly friendly and helpful.
More importantly, perhaps, the food was absolutely delicious and it was so apparent that nothing but the highest quality of produce was being served. Everyone who came said how brilliant everything was.
The food obviously makes a BBQ and the Salt & Sauce team did themselves proud. I'd have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them.
Thank you from all the Celebrate Aberdeen volunteers."
Paul & Kirsty
“When planning our wedding we wanted to make sure that the food was something people would talk about for a long time. After meeting with Chris last year we decided right away that Salt & Sauce would give us everything we wanted. Chris came up with an amazing menu for us that we knew everyone would love. Chris and his team poured drinks whilst being very welcoming to all our guests and the team would often make sure Kirsty and I had drinks and canapes. As for the main meal, it was even better than we could have imagined. After the main course Kirsty and I went to chat with our guests and received nothing but amazing feedback about the meal. We couldn't have wished for better food or a better service to top off our amazing day. Thanks so much to Chris and his team for all their efforts."
Dr Fiona McIntyre
Greyhope Bay Ltd
“We set out to host a unique gala dinner to launch Greyhope Bay and our plans to establish a world class visitor/dolphin watching centre for Aberdeen and chose a glass fronted marquee by the sea as our venue. The setting was superb and yet the food added another level to the guest experience.
Guests were treated to an incredible 5 course meal, full of creative flair which included a Cullen skink cappuccino and leak scone, gin and tonic sorbet and delicious loin venison and pie. Salt & Sauce took the time to understand the value of what we were trying to achieve with the event, tailored their support and created a unique menu that reflected our aspirations.
The team undertook the challenge of catering for over 200 guests from the back of a marquee and using the regions finest local produce they couldn’t have created better - the food was outstanding!
The quality of the food and high standard of service made for very happy guests who were able to relax and fully enjoy the night.
Food makes all the difference in an event and we are so pleased to have worked with Salt & Sauce who made a huge contribution to the success of the night."
Elevator® & Business Gateway
“Elevator selected Salt & Sauce to cater for our annual Elevator Awards Finalist Celebration Event – a party in aid of business success in the region at our Centre for Entrepreneurship at Bridge of Don. We were really impressed with the pricing, quality of food and generous portion sizes for the 3 canapes we selected for our guests: Scampi, Beef and potato, and Macaroni Cheese Balls – yes! They were as amazing as they sound. Our guests and Team were really impressed with the food and the accompanying homemade quality dips – and we would recommend for anyone else hosting a similar event. The set up was done by Chris Tonner himself and the food was all laid out and hot for our guests – the equipment and dishes were just picked up the next day so there was no fuss. A great service and good quality food!
Many thanks from Team Elevator”
Burness & Paul
“The food was outstanding! Arrived hot, fresh, tasty and on time…. A welcome change to the standard finger buffets we normally see. Couldn’t recommend them highly enough.”
Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce
‘Maximise your membership event’
“Salt & Sauce provided an amazing creative alternative to the usual corporate buffet for our event which went down very well with all the delegates. A fantastic team who go above and beyond to make sure they provide the highest quality local produce with a twist!”