Karen lives in Sutton Benger just outside Chippenham. She is married to David and has 3 children. Karen has worked as a Market Research Consultant for over 20 years but has always loved cooking and entertaining. She is a self taught cook and has taken courses at the Lucknam Park Cookery School. Her love of making Canapes is borne out of her meticulous attention to detail, her patience and a love of delicious food you can eat with your fingers.
Karen is friendly, approachable and very down to earth. She is extremely flexible in her approach and is always happy to chat through what you would like for your event or party to find that little twist that will make the food at your event just right for you.
The Canape Kitchen has a 5 star food hygiene rating and Karen has a Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate together with full product and public liability insurance.
The Canape Kitchen is a relatively new business and began in October 2017. In our first 2 years we have catered multiple events for 20 - 120 guests and calculated that we have made around 27,000 Canapes in that time!
Some of the events are:
A Gin Tasting Evening for 75, multiple Weddings for 20 - 120, Christmas drinks parties, 2 Garden Parties for The Holburne Museum (Bath) for 100, several Business Lunches, Garden Parties for an Accountancy Firm and for a Village event, a Book Launch for 50, multiple Big Birthday Parties for up to 70, a funeral, multiple Wedding Anniveraries - Silver, Ruby, Golden and Diamond, a Reunion Lunch, Summer Drinks Parties for 50+, many Afternoon Teas for various numbers, several Pre Dinner Drinks Reception for 70+, multiple open evenings/events - for a Bath Gallery, a Show Home, Retirement Apartments, an Art Gallery ... and some "just because" parties!
Read some testimonials below ....
"From our first meeting Karen has been outstanding. Offering a sample of her canapés at an initial meeting gave visual impact. First rule of food we eat with our eyes. Brilliant contact catered for our diverse eating needs. Presentation bloomin marvellous. The team were incredibly sensitive to our older client group. Happy with big smiles . Did I mention food superb. Served with style and effortlessness. Clean tidy and really organised. Thank you Karen and team you made a stressful day that much easier." Corporate Event for 120
"Oh the relief of having our wedding blessing party catered for. It works such a weight off my shoulders..... Karen and her incredible team could not be faulted. She was a joy to work with and everyone is talking about her delicious food after the party. Thankyou Karen and your wonderful girls, (they slipped away without a tip, I will put one in your bank account today) Fabulous value too. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending wholeheartedly." Wedding Blessing Party at home
"From the moment Karen visited us to discuss our Canapé requirements, to the day of our Extension Warming Party come Birthday Party, Karen provided an A1 service. The food was fantastic and very well presented. Karen advised on the quantities of Canapé’s required for the number of quests we had which was spot on with little or no wastage. We would highly recommend The Canapé Kitchen for your party/function needs and will definitely be recommencing Karen to all our friends and family. Thanks again Karen" Party at home for 50
"A huge thank you to you and your team for the superb job you did last evening at the Mount House Gallery. The canape's were absolutely delicious and delivered with style and a smile ! They looked amazing and tasted twice as good.
Many of our guests went out of their way to comment on the quality of your service and the high standard of professionalism that you brought to the evening.
Thank you from everyone at Marlborough Open Studios. The evening was a huge success" Gallery Open Evening for 100
"Karen and her team catered for the Holburne Museum Summer Party for 100 guests on a beautiful summer’s evening. Everyone was so complimentary about the canapes, and her staff also served the drinks all evening. Everything went like clockwork, from preparation to serving to clearing away at the end. Excellent food and jolly service for a great price" Summer drinks for 100
"Karen certainly has found a great niche in the catering market. I had been hunting high and low for a caterer for a Summer cocktail party who would be flexible enough to put together quality canapes for a discerning group of 120 guests. I say flexible, as the event was being held in an outdoor location with very limited preparation space and only a very small oven with a threat of heavy rain. Karen quickly assimilated the rather unique surroundings and quickly came up with a great selection of what turned out to be out of this world canapes. We had endless compliments from guests. Moreover, Karen was delightful to work with and highly professional and efficient at all times as were her staff. I cannot recommend The Canape Kitchen enough" Canape and Cocktail party for 120
"Karen totally understood my party vision. Creating beautiful, Seasonal and on theme canapes. Lovely presentation and timings spot on, leaving me free to enjoy a wonderful party.” Thank you Karen!“
"Karen catered for my 50th birthday party and did a fantastic job. We discussed my requirements and I chose from a large selection available. She helped guide me on quantities and balance of canapes. My top tip is to make sure she saves you a little plate of your favourites because I found my guests had eaten the lot!”
" Thank you so much for all your hard work & fantastic canapes at our company garden party yesterday. The canapes were very much enjoyed by our clients & everything was very smooth & excellently organised. We got a very special thank you from our vegan guest who was very touched that you'd gone to so much effort for her. We look forward to working with you again I hope! "