Dear Dan and team

I'd just like to add my thanks to you and your team for the amazing job you did on Saturday.  The team was incredibly professional and efficient, and provided a seamless service.  As my mum says, SO many people told me how much they had enjoyed the food – the paella in particular went down a storm.  My coeliac friend was also very touched and grateful that you had gone to the effort to provide gluten-free rolls – it's that sort of thing that really makes all the difference.

We will definitely be recommending Zinc Buffets to friends, and look forward to seeing you in the future!

Many thanks again,


Dear Dan and your whole team,

Once again a huge thank you to you all for such delicious food and professional service on Saturday. Your hard work and attention to detail ensured all our guests had a wonderful feast and everyone commented on how good the food was. Thank you for your unobtrusive clearing away, too, which seemed to happen like magic (so we know how much hard work that takes!).

It has been a delight planning this with you and I hope you felt it went well too. It has been great meeting up with you and the boys again and I hope we see you some time in the future.

All good wishes and grateful thanks once more.

- Sue

Our food is prepared with optimal freshness and taste as our priority.

Our kitchens have been inspected and passed by the Environmental Health Department of Canterbury City Council, who awarded us 5 stars, and we rigidly adhere to the Food Standard Agency's Code of Practise.

We are insured through The Nationwide Caterers Association (NCASS).


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Please feel free to call us to discuss any requirements you may have.


We look forward to helping you create your ideal event.


Dan Burgess


View below just some of the feedback from our previous clients:

Dear Dan,

We would like to say how much we enjoy Zinc meals at Donnithorne House.
The food is lovely & the staff so friendly, a big thank you.

We look forward to our next lunch on Good Friday and other dates throughout the year

Love Barbara & Yvonne

Dear Dan,

......quick note to say a huge "THANK YOU" to you and your band of merry men and ladies! for the amazingly delicious buffet, canapés, beautifully and elegantly set up, super professional service and amazingly pleasant attitude from start to finish.

Made my birthday extra special for sure!

Very best wishes and again massive THANK YOU!

- Sanaz xx

Dear Dan,

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the fantastic food and the beautiful cake with candles. Miguel was so happy, you made his birthday unforgettable. With technology people have lost so much human quality, that when one meets people like you, it makes all the difference.

Thanks again and best regards from Bonn!

Susana (happy mother!)

Dear Dan

Thank you for providing the wonderful lunch for our staff & volunteers at the Ann Robertson centre on Friday...

...The feedback on the hog roast and vegetable paella was superb.

...Would you please pass my thanks to your staff who generously gave their own time to serve & cook the food.

Yours sincerely
Mr S J Auty
Chief Executive
Pilgrims Hospice


Many thanks for your services at my 70th birthday party last Saturday. My guests, Suzanne and I were very impressed with the quality of every aspect of the service.

The canapés were outstanding, the hog roast was moorish, and your waiting staff were pleasant, polite and very professional.

We received glowing complements from many guests on the day and in thank you letters after the event.

Thank you very much

Dear Dan,

I hope that this message finds you well.
Thank you so much for the wonderful food at our wedding!

We also wanted to thank you for all the time that you gave us, especially me, in the run up to the wedding, to make sure that everything ran smoothly, and that we knew what we needed to do. Having never planned so much as a dinner party before, I was terrified about planning a wedding and catering to so many people, but you made me feel so relaxed about everything and looked after me very well, for which I am extremely grateful. I would definitely recommend Zinc Buffets for anybody planning their wedding, and would be happy to be a reference if you ever need one.

Please feel free to use any part of this as a testimonial, but the below is my thoughts for you:
"James and I were so glad that we chose Zinc Buffets for our wedding. The food was fabulous (especially the chocolate fudge cake!) and all of our guests commented on it. Your menu options were fantastic, with food that we knew all of our guests would enjoy, and price ranges that were very reasonable. The service was simply outstanding! We felt so looked after during the entire process, and especially on the big day. Dan and the team were all so cheerful and approachable, they really set the atmosphere for our reception party! We had the most fabulous day - and would like to thank Dan and the team at Zinc Buffets for making our wedding reception so special!"

Thank you once again for everything! I really couldn't have done it without you! 

Kind regards,
Elizabeth and James Dean

Training Course Lunches - Canterbury

Just to let you know, my Manager visited our Canterbury branch this week and was very complimentary of the buffet you provided!

She has been visiting all our branches whilst we have had this training going on and always gives me feedback on the catering.

She said yours was excellent and the Branch Manager who was also very impressed has asked me to forward him your details for future use (which I have done).

Thought you’d like to hear this – good feedback is always great to hear!

Kind Regards
Training Administrator – Brewers

Wedding Reception  - Tower Theatre, Folkestone

I know I said this on the day, but I just want to express again my sincere thanks to you and your wonderful team for the fantastic service you provided for my daughter’s wedding reception. 
I had loads of brilliant feedback from guests on the excellent quality and quantity of food, several of whom have taken your number away with them.
The food was superb and plentiful, best fork buffet I've ever experienced and your staff so friendly and helpful.

The Hog roast was absolutely to die for, the comment from a couple of guests was 'never tasted crackling like it, superb'.

So all in all a very successful day all round and again a very BIG thank you to you all for contributing to making it such a brilliant day.
I will keep your number and use your services again.

Thanking you,

Kind Regards,
Janet Loader
A very satisfied Mother of the Bride!

90th Birthday BBQ - Petham Village Hall

I know we told you on the day but I wanted to express our sincere thanks to you and your team for the superb BBQ lunch you prepared for Dad's 90th Birthday. 

You have an excellent team around you so friendly and willing. Even so how you all managed to produce such a lovely meal, on time, with weather more suited to a winter gale than a day in July was remarkable.

I have had some lovely appreciative feedback from our guests. Dad said he couldn't fault anything about the day and he really loved the meal and I loved the chicken; whatever was in the marinade made it very tasty.

I'm glad I took your advice about having the chocolate fountain, several of my cousins were quite fascinated by it.

I look forward to eating the meal you'll be serving at the Kent Family History Society's AGM lunch in October; when whatever the weather at least you'll be indoors.

Mrs P A Baxter

Hi Dan,

Thank you so much for a wonderful meal you guys were a huge hit and we had a wonderful evening.

Thanks again.

- Emily

Lovely, well presented & very tasty food, staff are friendly and reliable, highly recommended
- Clare
Hutchinsons Ltd.

From the very first point of contact Zinc Buffets went out of their way to help with many aspects of planning our event. Their staff are extremely accommodating and friendly.
We would highly recommend them for any occasion.
- Emma
East Kent Mavericks Juniors

Fabulous buffet for my Grandmothers 90th birthday, everyone loved your food and I really appreciated all your help with the menu suggestions.
Wouldn't hesitate to use you again
- Tamzyn

Ah thanks Dan! Another fab job by you all, thank you so much. Hard work and dedication makes us a fab team! Bring on the next event!!
- Ellie Beer
The Finishing Touches

Great catering company, would recommend them to anybody.
- Angela Catterall

Ray and I were so very impressed with the quality of the food and it was great to hear from all our guests how delicious the food was. Well done to you and all your staff for making our day so special. The bar was fantastic too.
Thank You so much. 👏🎉👍🏻 xxx
- Ray & Sue

Hi Dan,
Thank you for your wonderful service on Saturday, as always, your deli sandwiches went down a storm. Special thanks as it was booked at the 11th hour!
Until the next time - I'll try to give you more notice but no promises!!
- English in Action

"What can I say, but a big thank you for the wonderful service you provided at our daughter’s wedding last weekend. Great food, one guests comment - best "veggie meal ever". Cheerful, happy and helpful staff.
Would not hesitate to recommend your services."
- Eileen Crosbie

Hi Dan just to say thank you so much for the lovely Buffett you provided last Saturday for my 70th. It was just right with not much left at the end of the evening.
Kindest Regards
- Pat.

"Thank you so much for your hard work on Saturday. The selection of food was fantastic and I was very impressed with the spread. We absolutely loved the food!”
- Veterans Aid

"As soon as I saw it was Zinc doing the catering, I knew it would be good"

Firstly, a HUGE thank you to each and every member of staff you had working with you last night. Everyone knew exactly what they were doing, nobody was standing around or getting in the way, every single person I spoke to were polite, professional and attentive - exactly how every professional waiter/hostess should be.


- The food was of an incredibly high standard and the feedback I had from guests on the night was brilliant. Plenty for everyone, efficient logistics when people came to the carvery station and all served by your smiley, attentive staff.


- The cleanup operation (both the clearing of banquet tables and the behind the scenes clear up) ran smoothly - no breakages (that I was aware of) or crashing around, fast and effective.
To summarise Dan, I am so pleased that I went with my gut and employed Zinc caterers to come on board (excuse the pun) for the Dover Port event. I had every confidence in you and knew you would be absolutely perfect....and I was right.


- Ellie,

Head Coordinator at Finishing Touches,

regarding Dover Harbour Board Christmas party


Dear Dan,
I'm sorry it's taken so long to write this, but even after this time I couldn't not say thank you to you and your team for the support and kindness you gave me and my family at a difficult and confusing time.

Organising a funeral, and especially ones mother is hard but you helped make decisions easy and even added joy by being able to adapt and accommodate to include my mum's favourite: i.e. cake and fizz

On the day itself you organised everything making the hall look great and allowing everyone the chance to move about and chat at ease. Thanks for the extra glass of fizz - just when it was most needed.

I just want to say your attention to detail was noted by everyone who attended and you certainly did my mother proud

My very best wishes from the whole family
- Sophie

Dan + his team did an amazing job for my daughter Jennifer's wedding reception at Chestfield Golf Club last Saturday.

From the moment we met Dan we felt confident we had made the right choice in hiring Zinc Buffets. 

The food was fantastic,  all the guests commented on how good it was. The ladies serving were lovely, making sure that everybody was happy and nothing seemed to much trouble for them. 

They all worked so hard to make it such a special day especially  when the hailstones  came + they were having to get from the marquee to the club house to serve the canapés! !

Well done Dan + your team I can't thank you enough + would certainly recommend you to anyone planning a wedding or function in the future.

 - Stella