Recent Testimonials

Some of the things our customers say about John Coughlan Catering.

John Coughlan Catering were the caterers for a recent, important event, where expertise, professionalism and experience were required. John and his staff produced just that - and much more. His experience showed from the first time we met, problem solving was his middle name and his understanding for top class delivery and style was taken as read. Set-up, on a site without an adequate kitchen, was executed effortlessly and his staff arrived well in advance, adhered to the timeline religiously and were presented in the necessary professional manner befitting my client. John Coughlan Catering delivered a beautiful meal, served with style and added greatly to the success of the event. If you need a professional catering company in the future, just book the best....John Coughlan Catering. You wont be disappointed. Martina Glennon – Professional Event Manager Optimum Events

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the fabulous job you did for my party. Everything was superb from start to finish. I can't tell you how many people have commented on the food and how amazing it was ! And also on the staff, how professional they were and how nice they all were. I hope things didn't get too hectic in the kitchen and the dancing in between courses didn't throw you into a spin ! Please pass on my thanks to all your staff and thank them for making it such a special night. Wishing you all the best for the rest of 2015 ! Sharon Smurfit

Dear John, Just a quick note to compliment your team at the Atlas Travel and Etihad Airways event at the Curragh last Saturday. In particular Margaret was fantastic.She is such an amazing ambassador for your company. We received such a lovely welcome on arrival, delivered 5 star service throughout the day and she even gave us some help studying the form! Food was also superb. Anita Murphy

Hi Barbara, Thank you so much for the BBQ last Saturday. The professionalism of you and your team was key to the success of the event. I've had a number of compliments on the BBQ since Saturday. I will be keeping your details on file in the hope we can have another BBQ next year. Kind regards, Katriona

Just to say that there is nothing but compliments coming in from the Derby Weekend. Everything was really good. Compliments to all concerned. Stewards Room – Tim and Sheelagh were very good, so obliging and always willing to please. Members Room – The waiting staff can’t think of all their names were excellent. Two members in particular pointed out that Malcolm who was waiting on their tables was outstanding. Anna was also super she knew exactly where we were coming from and made it happen. Food in both rooms was excellent, compliments to Eamon and staff in the kitchen. Obviusly the behind the scenes work prior to the event were most important and a big thank you to you Barbara and also Kiwi and Edel. Well done to all. Ann Whelan - Club Administrator

Hi Myles and Liam, Thank you very much for all your hospitality on Saturday night, I've had amazing feedback from our members on what a great time they had and how much they enjoyed their evening. The staff were a pleasure to work with and the food was beautiful. I can safely say should the occasion arise I would certainly return and recommend Powerscourt Golf club as a great party venue. Claire Callaghan - Leopardstown Tennis Club

Hi John Just a note of appreciation for your contribution to the success of the Sustainability Gathering. You completely understood our requirements and delivered an exceptionally high standard of food in respect of quality, presentation and delivery. The dinner in Farmleigh and the catering for 300 in Dublin Castle were both complimented by our guests and delegates. We presented you with a challenge for lunch by allowing only an hour to have 300 people served a three course meal and still allow time for networking. You met the challenge and after only 20mins had served the last main course while still maintaining the expected high level of presentation and quality. I would be delighted to recommend you to any future clients and have no hesitation in passing on either this mail or my contact details by way of reference. Many thanks once again and we look forward to working with you in 2014. Thomas Williams FEIC - CEO Plan Ahead Events Ireland

I would like to thank you for the services provided by John Coughlan Catering for the National Day of Commemoration Lunch, held at Dublin Castle on Sunday, 14 July. We were very satisfied with the overall service as provided by JC Catering. In particular, the food provided was of a very high quality and we received a number of positive comments on the menu. On behalf of myself, Enterprise Ireland and Deloitte I would like to sincerely thank you both and all your colleagues and staff particularly Margaret. The service and food was fantastic. Everyone including the Taoiseach complimented the beef in addition the waiting staff were very accommodating and friendly in their approach. We particularly liked the uniform as worn by the waiting staff and would hope to see this across the board for all future events. Donna Gill - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Working with you both and your team and it makes my life easier and stress free when I know I have the professionals on board. Please pass on my sincere thanks to everyone who looked after us so well yesterday. Jackie Whelan - Event Manager

On Behalf of myself, Con & all the team here at the Make it Happen Foundation i would like to sincerely thank yourself & all the staff at JC Catering for your kindness and generosity in helping to make our Day Out at Kildangan Stud / Curragh Possible. The feedback about the quality of the food and service coming from the parents who attended the day has been overwhelming, and most importantly all the children all had big smiles at lunchtime which speaks for itself. The caterers Francis and 'Princess' Reeves were outstanding in terms of their professionalism and kindness, and the magnificent chef had the chicken and fish cooked to perfection...every time. Once again Barbara, our sincerest thanks in making this event happen.

I feel I must drop you a note to say a big thank you for all the hard work and great efforts that all the John Coughlan catering team put into the Ashoka Change Nation event last Friday, 14 June 2013 in Farmleigh. All the guests who attended the event were very complementary about the food and service and thank's to everyone's hard work the event was a huge success. Please convey our thanks to John and all the team who went over and beyond the normal call of duty and which contribued in no small way to the success of the day. Teresa - Ashoka

Hi John & Barbara, Hope you both are keeping well. Apologies we have taken so long to get in touch, just back to reality now after wedding & honeymoon madness! We want to say a massive thank you both for all of your help & support in the run up to the wedding & on the day with dealing with Rosedale. They were an absolute nightmare to deal with. I know you are both probably cursing the day that you ever got involved in it all. We know that you both took on a lot more than your average wedding do - negotiation, mediation, cleaning etc etc & we really do appreciate it. We know that our wedding day would not have gone ahead on the day without your support & we genuinely will be forever grateful to you both for it. The food & service on the day really was amazing - everybody raved to us about it after the wedding. Just divine. The canapés were fabulous, sooo tasty & there was so much of them. The meal was fantastic, everyone loved it, all the plates were cleared! It was amazing, the electricity cut didn't even seem to phase you guys. You really are true professionals. And you have the nicest staff, all super professional & friendly. Please extend our sincere thanks to Pascal & all of the girls. Our wedding photographer Paul got our pics featured on One Fab Day, which included some pics of your food & a little write up plug for you guys - thought you might be like to see it. We really hope it generates some business for you because you really really deserve it. http://onefabday.com/rosedale-house-wedding-by-paul-kelly/  Thanks again John & Barbara - Claire & Alan - Wedding in 2013 at Rosedale House

Pleasant and helpful, Excellent Service and Great Food Tailored to our budget and needs. Would use them again and happily recommend them to others Liam Ryan / Dave Leahy (Producers) RTE "Scratch"

Thank you Barbara, It was certainly a pleasure working with you and your team. We heard rave reviews on the food and the presentation was very eye-appealing. It was simply perfect! Anita Jentzen - Detail Planners

Ref Irish Open 2012 On behalf of the Board and members of Food NI may we express our sincere thanks and our gratitude for your support at the Irish Open 2012 at Royal Portrush. The Irish Open was a huge milestone for Northern Ireland and the opportunity to promote regional food to both visitors and locals as part of the PGA European Tour was greatly appreciated. Food NI were extremely grateful for the opportunity to sample and to be part of the excellent public village at Royal Portrush. Thank you again for the opportunity, your support and all of your assistance and help with the professional organisation of the event. Michele Shirlow Chief Executive

John Coughlan Catering provided us with a seamless catering service for our recent event at the Royal Hospital Kilmanhaim. From our first conversation, John Coughlan Catering displayed genuine interest in our needs and satisfaction. On the day we received professional and efficient service and artfully presented and elegantly delicious canapés. Colleen Dube, Executive Director. The Fulbright Commission

Hi Barbara – on behalf of Rita and myself, I’d like to say a very sincere thank you to you, Margaret and the rest of your team who looked after us so well at Dublin Castle this week. The excellent level of service and quality of food contributed greatly to the overall success of the event and we’re confident our guests left with a very good impression of Dublin and of Irish hospitality! So again, many thanks. I look forward to working with you again in the near future. Kindest regards.Martina Forster Events Manager Enterprise Ireland

I would like to thank you for the wonderful weekend we have had at the races. The service, food and facilities were excellent and we would not hesitate to book with you again. The service that you, yourself provided was second to none and made the whole day much more personal and enjoyable. Warmest thanks and we will see you next year. Regards Sinead Connolly.

Yes all went extremely well thank you – the room works perfectly and the caterers did a fantastic job. I don’t think I have ever seen food disappear so quickly, locusts would not have had a look in !! You must be exhausted but thrilled after such a good w/e and please pass on my thanks to all the team. Best wishes Alex Mommerstein Tattersalls

Dear Niamh and Trish, Just a quick note to say thank you for helping us organise a really successful event at the Curragh last Saturday. Everything was spot on and the clients thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Food was also superb so please pass our comments to the chef. The terrific weather really topped everything off. We will most definitely be booking with you again for a future event. Once again thank you for your help with this making this event run so smoothly. Olwen McKinney Sales & Account Executive. Amadeus Marketing Ireland Ltd

Hi Barbara, The catering was fantastic last night, really high quality food & your staff were great. Thanks for everything and for leaving the kitchen in perfect condition! Lorraine Dwyer Director, Head Of Lifestyle PR Wilson Hartnell Public Relations

I just wanted to thank you for the catering this morning, it was such a calming experience having you there and the food was brilliant – thank you. Thanks again, Jodie Gambrill - European Tour Productions

Can you pass a message to Niamh, she helped organise our weekend at the curragh, we went to the races on Sunday 25th March and we had a fantastic time. I can not thank you enough for what you did for us, we had a meal in the restaurant which was fantastic and all of your staff are a credit to you.Thanks again Tony Harris

Hi John, Last Saturday evening was a great success, there was a great atmosphere in the clubhouse and the feedback I received from members and their guests was really positive. In particular the quality of the food and service was excellent, on behalf or the members and myself a big thank you for your efforts. Appreciate if you would pass on our thanks to Carina, Martin and the staff. John Kennedy - Moy Valley Captain

Just to say that myself and two friends had the good fortune to try your Tapas marquee on Sunday, at the Ladies Irish Open last weekend. We had a wonderful meal - the tiered tapas stack was a great experience, especially the delicious fresh prawns Marie Rose, the couscous with the chicken kebab and the patatas bravas. We washed it down with a bottle of New Zealand Savignon Blanc, and were served by the most pleasant of staff. We thought it was excellent value too. Thanks so much - we will be back at the Solheim and are recommending it to all our golfing friends. I took one of your leaflets and will keep it for any future catering needs. Well done to you all. A lip smacking experience!!! - Elaine Hartigan.

Just wanted to thank you for your contribution to making last Thursday evening such a success. The food really was superb and thought your staff did a terrific job. Hopefully it won't be as long before we meet again. Once again on behalf of everyone at WHPR thank you most sincerely. Roddy Guiney, Chairman

Dear John and Barbara, Thank you very much for everything you did to make our wedding day so special. We enjoyed every moment of it and do appreciate the hard work and effort put in by you guys and your team. Laura and Alan Condron

On behalf of Enterprise Ireland and Deloitte I would like to sincerely thank you and all your team for looking after us all so well This year it was an outstanding success and this is due to the great venue, catering and waiting staff and especially the food. Please pass on my compliments to the waiting staff for the fantastic service they provided. It makes such a difference when everything runs smoothly and our clients are happy. I look forward to working with you again. Once again many thanks. Jackie Whelan - Enterprise Ireland

All of our delegates were delighted with the catering at the event, so sincere thanks again to yourself and the staff. Kind regards, Lisa Maybury - Executive Assistant to the President of the High Court The Hon. Mr. Justice Nicholas Kearns

John Coughlan Catering form an integral part of our team of suppliers and I would be happy to recommend them for the catering service at your event. Ben Watson - Championship Director European Golf Tour

Many more guest and client references are available on request