Dear Mira, Tina and BGF team,

Thank you all for playing such a huge part in making our 10 year wedding anniversary so special – the food, presentation and service were exemplary. We wanted to lay on something truly memorable for our guests, many of whom had literally travelled from the other side of the world to be there, and you absolutely delivered… they could not stop raving about the buffet afterwards.

From our first meeting a year in advance through to the numerous emails in the days leading up to the event, you were always professional and organised which gave us peace of mind whilst we managed all the planning from overseas.

On the night itself, you helped to deliver exactly the sort of event we wanted – a relaxed and refined setting for family and friends to celebrate with an authentic offering of delicious food and drink. You also went above and beyond by helping to move some of our outdoor furniture from a different lawn closer to the dance floor as the night went on… thank you! We had such an amazing day and the feedback we've had from friends has been incredible.

We would absolutely recommend your services to anyone else looking for a caterer in Bali and I look forward to our next excuse to get your chefs and bar staff around!
Thanks again!

─ James & Tanty, Jul 2016

We had liaised with Mira and her team of BGF from the start of our planning. As we decided to do it all the way without wedding planner/event organiser they have executed our plan effortlessly. It was great to have them confirm our decisions and give us pointers in last minute schedule changes. From our point of view we did not need a wedding planner having them beside us.

During the event the BGF team was not only professional, but also anticipating every need that, as always, pops up unexpectedly. One example that saved us was the spontaneous standby of cold towels, water and champagne during the photo session, considering it's very hot while you stand and smile for all guests, this was invaluable.

BGF has undertaken extra efforts to get us dishes which they do not normally carry, such as a massive 25kg "Babi Guling" roasted pig, to make sure that our guests are impressed by the dinner.

Overall they have done everything possible to keep us happy and relaxed during the event, we don't think that they can take full credit for the sunshine during the Balinese monsoon, but we had requested it from them and they had delivered.

Top grades for a lovely, professional and efficient team.

─ Bridget & Lucasz, 27 February 2016
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3/18
We arrived in Bali a week earlier than the wedding. We went to stay in Cinta Inn in Ubud and instantly we felt at home. On our first night we were greeted by the beautiful Karen and within minutes we all connected and were having fantastic conversations. The skies opened up and the rain fell, we were freaking out as our wedding was all outdoors, Karen - the queen of Bali reassured us there was nothing to worry about.

Karen and the staff at Bali Good Food made our wedding night a dream come true. We chose the Pasar Malam menu and we absoluetly loved it! The food, the freshness, the flavour, the set up and design was more amazing then we had ever expected. Everyone said how amazing the food and staff were. Every detail and every person assocciated with Bali Good Food was perfect. Everything went perfect and the wedding day was honestly the best day of my life.

I recommend Bali Good Food. They are our new friends and the memories we have had with them in Bali will stay in our hearts forever.

I cannot thank Karen enough.

─ Belinda and Matthew Morelli
4/18
5/18
Where do I begin to show my gratitude towards such an amazing catering service!? 18 September, 2011 was the day of our magical wedding and we were so honored to have BGF cater our event. You truly manifested the perfect Wedding of our dreams! The food was beyond delicious! and the service was impecable. We are still getting rave reviews from our guests, saying it was the best food they have ever had, not only at a Wedding, but food in general! They served everything with elegance and complete professionalism. Everything from the canapes, the bar set ups, the three course meals all looked so amazing. Two weeks in Bali and you were by far our favorite meal. Food is important when family and friends get together, so thank you for making our day so special.

We highly recommend BGF to anyone looking for tasty, amazingly delicious food, complete professionalism and kindness. The whole staff was so exceptionally trained and skilled. We just can't say enough good things about your work.

Thank you to all of you at BGF for everything you have done to create such a lasting memory for my husband, family and myself. You absolutely amazed all of us.

Love

Daegan + Joseph Coyne
6/18
7/18

Hi Karen,

We have just returned from our Honeymoon in Sri Lanka...had a fabulous time.

We both wanted to thank you so much for making our Wedding celebration so special...everyone is still talking about the food! It was a pleasure to deal with you and our wedding weekend was everything we wanted it to be...chilled out, in a beautiful setting with great food, drinks and friends.

 

Thanks again,

─ Paul and Elaine, March, 2011
8/18
9/18

A huge thankyou to you and your staff for coming through with all that
you promised and more!

Everyone said the food was spectacular and your placings were beautiful. Yuvi & Made on the night did a great job of co-coordinating the whole thing and fulfulling all our requests. I don't think there was a hiccup the entire night as the food and drink just flowed seamlessly!! Its obvious why you were recommended to us and we will be doing the same!

─ Scott and Joyce, February, 2011
10/18

Karen and the Terazo team truly made our wedding an unforgettable experience, and based on her calm handling of us despite chaotic weather conditions and enormous gaps in our planning, we would recommend them most highly to anyone who needs any event or happening catered in Bali.

There is a special anxiety when planning a destination wedding, when we were short running out of time for another trip to Bali to conduct venue checks and menu sampling. When we where at this point we reached out to the email address of Terrazo restaurant, a place we had come to love on our past couple of trips through Bali, and Karen herself answered.

Not only did she get us in touch with a truly memorable venue for our ceremony, but she helped connect us with hairdressers, makeup artists, florists (let me say AMAZING florists) and proposed custom menus and drinks. We took the upstairs mezzanine of the restaurant, and it was transformed into a wedding venue like no other with a table for the cake (Karen carefully planned that photo opportunity for us), decorations on the roof, and table setting which included every guest's name on a leaf. We keep spotting new gems each time we look at our photos.

My wife and I happen to work in PR, and so we have worked with our fair share of venues and event planners and we thought we had things covered. Let's just say Karen - without batting an eyelid - went through our plans and near instantly turned our relatively by-the-book wedding into a fairy tale which us and our family and friends will always remember.

Professional, always behind the scenes and never intrusive but somehow always there, the team really powered our wedding into something which had a magical spontaneous feel to it but which had the elegant touch of a professional in every small detail.

Thank you so much for everything and such a magical time in Bali.

─ Nick & Venessa, December, 2010
11/18

Dear Karen

7 months after the most important and happiest day of my life, my friends are still savouring on the delicious food by Bali Good Food. My friends, composed of theatre divas, marketing cut throats, senior head hunters, entertainment producers, film animators, IT genius and art directors; we are talking about the most difficult to please people on this planet! Thank you Karen, Yuvita, Made and all the staff for the patience, advices, supports, good services and kindness, you have added an eighth colour to our day of rainbow. May I say you are definitely one of the top 3 caterers on the island of the Gods. All the bests!

─ Goh Boon Teck, Singapore. February, 2011
12/18
13/18
Hi Karen and Yuvi,
I hope you are both really well.
Sorry it has taken me so long to write but I just wanted to say thank you so much for doing such an amazing job with the catering at the wedding. Our guests haven't stopped raving about the food and how fantastic the drinks were!!!

You made our lives so much easier on the day and we just want you to know how appreciative we are of all your hard work. The tables looked amazing, the service was amazing, the cocktails were amazing, the food was amazing, it really was the most perfect day. We will definitely recommend BGF to anyone who is having an event in Bali.

Did you end up bringing your photographer along to the event? If you would like to see some of the photos of the tables, etc, let me know and I will send some through.
Kind Regards,
─ Tess and Ryan
14/18
We have just returned to Jakarta after our 2-week honeymoon in South Africa and Mozambique. And we are still on a high after our whole wedding extravaganza!

We just wanted to give you both and the rest of the BGF team a very big THANK YOU!!! for your kind coordination with our catering. All of our guests were very happy with the food served and went back for seconds and even thirds! We were all well-fed and whatever was leftover was enjoyed by our family and some friends in a post-wedding lunch. :)

We will definitely be visiting your restaurant again when we are next in Bali. Your dishes are indeed that "good" (probably an understatement here)!
─ Ryan and G Higgins
15/18
On behalf of the clients, Emma and Jeremy and TASC Event Management, I would like to extend our sincerest thanks to you and your team at Bali Good Food. All the guests commented on the quality of the food at the wedding - It was simply delicious and the service was impeccable. Thank you. It has been a pleasure dealing with you and I look forward to working with you again in the future. We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2009.
─ Sasha
16/18
Karen Waddell and her staff at Bali Good Food Catering were amazing to work with and provided a high quality and affordable 4* star meal for our 110 guest wedding party in Ubud, Bali February 22, 2008. The event was truly unforgettable and the quality of food, beverage, presentation, decoration and service was impeccable.

Choices - We started working with Karen and her staff during a pre-wedding trip July 2008, and knowing she was behind the successful ownership and operation of Ubud's top restaurants (Kafe Batan Waru, Cinta, and Terazo) we knew her catering services would reflect equally the quality and service we get from these fine establishments. We did a tasting menu at all of her restaurants, and the choices were astounding and we were able to pick a set of appetizers, 2 main courses, dessert, and appertifs that complemented all our guests palates (international and local cuisines). Some of our guests who are caterers, chefs, or in the hotel industry were equally impressed with it all and the friendly professional service of her staff. The table decorations, settings, arrangement, set up of round tables, tents etc went off without a hitch as we planned for both sun and rain.

Flexibility - from July to the date of the wedding in February, we started out with an expected guest confirmation of 50, which quickly turned to 75, then to 110 with children. Karen adapted to our needs and we worked together on configuring the space and mood environment in a very intimate villa setting. Not many caterers I know would do this without charging you an exorbitant fee for accommodating your ever changing needs & demands.

Planning from overseas - As we do not live in Bali, we were able to communicate over email with timely responses from Karen and her staff. This gave us peace of mind that things were being worked on and trust was established between both parties quickly. As I have been to other weddings in Bali and have had wonderful catered meals at other ceremony events, I would not hesitate to recommend Bali Good Food Catering as being on par or steps ahead of the competition. Also a true friendship and connection was made with Karen as she is a delightful, worldly and positive person to be around.

─Evette & Mitchell Gee-Smith Wedding, Ubud
17/18
BGF Catering provided the catering for two functions at our rented villa complex in Bali in June last year: my daughter's Wedding and separately my wife's special Birthday celebration.We had 150 guests at the Wedding for cocktails, dinner, drinks and dancing and 30 for a seated full dinner with entertainment for the Birthday. Karen and her team provided an absolutely superb menu with first class service at both functions and our guests from all over the world were unanimous in their praises. My wife and I believe that Karen and BGF provide top quality on an international scale in both food and service.

We have no hesitation in recommending BGF Catering in the highest terms.
─ Tony Griffin, Singapore
18/18