We are proud to showcase below some of the great feedback we have received from customers we have serviced. Take some time to read the testimonials and get a feel for what we are about.
Tina Whitfield - SMB
31 November 2013
Just wanted to pass on a huge thanks for Saturday – it was such a fantastic day thanks to all your staff’s efforts. Everything went to plan and I didn’t have to worry about a thing! Joel and staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We especially loved Santa. He was brilliant!!! I believe he has done a few parties of ours and everyone commented about how wonderful he was, so please pass on my thanks to him!! Thanks again Amber. You have been wonderful with all our conversations and so helpful. Ill be honest and say that I haven’t come across such a professional, organised company for quite some time. I am very impressed and wont hesitate to use and recommend your company in the future
Dean Wardrope - Infracorp
11 July 2010
...thanks for all your help! You have been so easy to deal with and your professional manner, which reflects very well on your company, is what sold me on the deal. I would have no troubles in recommending you to anyone!” “Just wanted to say thanks again for helping me out with the spit and pig. It was a huge success on the weekend!” Thanks for this! Once again I appreciate all your help and can’t tell you how many people I have told about your excellent service
Sarah Hillier - Marsh
1 December 2014
A quick note to let you know that Barbehire are, without a doubt, the most efficient, courteous and punctual organisation I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Phillip, I wish to express my sincere thanks for what was a fabulous day made all the better by the helpful nature of Matt, Steve and Will who looked after us on our very hectic day. The lads were at the Homebush Bay site well in advance, and all our staff and their kids were extremely well fed and looked after. Nothing was a problem for the Barbehire staff. I would also like to state that your caring and consoling nature following the debacle with “that other mob” was truly a light at the end of a very dark tunnel. I’m sure the day would have been a disaster without Barbehire. .. … Once again, a job well done and I’m sure we’ll be in touch for future functions.”
Danielle Briggs - Michel's Patisserie
25 February 2014
....once again I’d like to say “Thank you”, to you, Phillip & your staff. It was a most enjoyable day & we’ve had such positive feedback, from our staff & their families regarding the day, in its entirety. Without Barbehire, the day would not have been possible. I would not hesitate to recommend Barbehire to anyone which may be looking for this kind of event. Once Again Thank you & I look forward to working with your company in the near future
Gillian Pelling - PPR
21 December 2009
PPR would like to sincerely thank you and your team at Barbehire for the wonderful work you did to help us enjoy our Christmas Party last Friday. I have heard that the party was one of the best PPR has had in years and it was your wonderful work that helped us to achieve this
Rebecca Johnston - FUEL
22 May 2012
I’d just like to say thank you for helping with our function last Saturday night, it went really well and the food was excellent, particularly the pig! A big thank you to the chef! Your staff were really friendly and I would recommend to anyone who was looking to have that sort of catering at their event
Lisa Taituma - IBM
26 April 2012
On behalf of the GPTW Committee at IBM, we would like to extend a thank you for all your help in making our day here last week a success. The Chef (Mathew), the food (and the weather eventually) all proved to be a delight. Once again, thank you to you and your team. We look forward to using your services for future events.
Sue Wardrope - BP Solar
06 December 2011
Thank you again for helping to make our Children’s Christmas party the success it was. Looking forward to working with you again next year.
Geoff Kelly - Red Sunpix
05 February 2013
Lunch was great! Thanks so much to you, Mark & all at Barbehire for offering such a great service & providing really delicious food. I look forward to the next opportunity to do it all again.
Margaret Sneddon - Mosman Prep
24 April 2014
I would just like to say thank you to you and your staff for a fantastic job you did for the Yr 3 Mosman Prep father/son camp. Since the boys have been home this afternoon I have received about 10 phone calls from fathers saying how fantastic the food was. The food has been described as “awesome”, “unbelievably good”, “fantastic”, “delicious” and compliments were also given to your two staff. One father I spoke to has your business card and said that he would definitely be spreading the good word and would be using your services when the need arises. I would personally like to thank you for making my difficult job so much easier. Your suggestions, easy going, nothing is a problem attitude, was a delight. I will be spreading the good word about your business and I hope you get some business from it. Please pass on our thanks to your staff for the wonderful job they did in not the easiest setting. It was a pleasure doing business with you Phillip
Trisha Golosky - Microsoft
07 October 2015
I just wanted to thank you both very much for all your help, patience and flexibility with my recent event. Nothing was a problem and your calm personalities helped me through my stress! Your staff on the night were really friendly and real troopers as it was pouring down so they all were drenched but still stayed professional and smiling! The food was really tasty and there was plenty of it
Lorene Lee - Fuji Xerox
15 December 2014
A few word of thanks for the successful BBQ held yesterday at the Sydney Olympic Park catered by BarbeHire. The team of Mark & Co. were superb, they were efficient, friendly and hard working – everyone remarked how well runned the catering team performed – Mark & Co worked under very hot conditions but were marvellous. Congratulations on running a great company – and rest assured there will be a return booking. Pixie, the face painter and Santa were also great – working under very hot conditions but enjoyed by all the children. Thank you again – you’ve made my job so much easier.
4 November 2010
I would like to thank you and your staff for a wonderful evening on Saturday. Matthew was superb and the food was delicious. We will certainly highly recommend Barbehire to anyone. Thanks once again for the professional and efficient service.
2 August 2008
Tim and I just wanted to say thanks for organising my 30th. It was a great night and I had ample time to catch up with my friends rather than having to organise anything during the evening. I was not sure how it was all going to work but I just didn’t have to worry about it at all. The chef Mark was great and everyone was happy with the food. It was a very easy night made possible by Barbehire. Good delivery and pick up of chairs and tables and we would not have known the chef was here except for the fantastic smell of the spit!! We would not hesitate to use your company again and we have recommended Barbehire highly to all of our friends and family.”
19 February 2007
Just a note to say THANKYOU!!! We had a great night on Saturday and a lot of that was due to the professional service we received from your office and the chef “Brendan” on the night. All of our guests were blown away by the quality of the food and service Brendan provided. As were we, it made our night easy and one we will remember. It was a great way to celebrate our engagement and my partners birthday. We had nothing to worry about and everything went so well.”
15 January 2010
Thanks for being so professional. From the moment I called you and then confirming the chairs was very pleasant and the experience was hassle free.
12 March 2012
I would like to thank you both for your fabulous contribution to my daughter Jodies wedding held on the 18th of March. The food and preparation could not be faulted, We had many compliments from our guests all saying how much they enjoyed their meal. Phil and the waitress were a wonderful help on the day and helped me out of a couple of testy situations. Thank you Phil! and please pass on our gratitude to the young lady (whose name has escaped me) who was there as well. We will only be too happy to pass on your business to others.”
Nikki and Peter Bakaric
23 January 2007
Just to let you know – our party was fantastic. Your boys were absolutely marvellous, very polite, courteous and hard working. We would have them anytime and would like to specify them for future functions. The cake was awesome – our girls are all still talking about it. Thank you once again for your prompt and efficient service and please pass on our thanks again to the boys.
12 may 2008
I wanted to say a big thank you for everything last week, especially to Mark he did a fantastic job. We will certainly be recommending your company to family, friends and colleagues.
20 June 2009
I would just like to thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job of organising & following through with my husband’s 40th Birthday party. As you know we have used your wonderful team for about 5 years now for all our parties & we are so glad we found your company. When I ring up it is fuss free & Phillip gets everything done with great ease & patience.” Thank you so much
Jeff and Sue Manning
22 September 2008
Just a note to express my thanks to Mark, Amber and the team for a great service. The food was fantastic and just enough! Everything went really smoothly and everyone complimented the chef. It was a great evening and finished at 5am. I hope the neighbours are still talking to me..
21 September 2009
We wish to complement your company on the excellent service provided for the above Wedding. We found Matt to be friendly and most helpful, and we really enjoyed his company. The spit roast lams was delicious, and we received many favourable comments on both the taste and the presentation. Many thanks for your efforts on the day, Matt..
21 February 2010
Thank you so much for catering our 50th Birthday party for Ross Hardy-Baker at Kings Langley. Everything went so smoothly and our chef Brendan was fantastic, so organised and unobtrusive in his manner during the party - all our guests commented on the tenderness of the meal also. A very polite driver has just picked everything up - thanks again so much. We will definitely be recommending your company to others.
21 October 2013
I just wanted to let you know how happy Paul and I were with the service we received from Barbehire for our engagement party on Saturday.
From my very first contact with you, you were very helpful, friendly and professional and made the process very easy for me. Our chef for the evening Michael was absolutely amazing and can I please request that you ensure all the management team over at Barbehire are made aware of how happy we are with everything he did for us. He worked extremely hard, and his only goal that night was to ensure that Paul and I were very happy and that everything was perfect.
He literally never stopped from early afternoon until very late into the night, the food was amazing and there was sooooo much of it! He just did a fabulous job, and he was a hit with all of our guests. …
The wine that you picked for us for the bar was delicious and the lady who served the drinks was great too. …
Even the guy who delivered and picked up all the gear was great – professional and friendly. I would have no hesitation in recommending you guys for any events, everything you did and provided was of the highest quality and Paul and I both agreed that the value for money we received was unbelievable especially given the amount of man hours and effort that was put in by you and your staff for us.
Should you ever need it I would be more than happy for you to provide my contact details to anyone who would like a reference prior to booking your services.
Thanks once again for helping to make our engagement such a special event
11 August 2015
....Just a quick email to say Thank You for the excellent service Barbehire provided for our City 2 Surf marquee on Sunday - your staff all went out of their way to assist us and our runners were really pleased with the BBQ food provided. We will be in touch regarding more outdoor events in the future!
Fran and Sam
18 April 2015
Just a quick note to say 'Thank You' and that our son's 21st birthday party went wonderfully well!! Considering the hard work and the heat from the spit provided some warmth. Also complements to our chef Todor, very nice gentleman, job well done. All our guests and ourselves were very happy. Again, thank you..... till the next occasion
Chris Quinn - EXAGYM
28 December 2014
Thanks for all your help! You have been so easy to deal with and your professional manner, which reflects very well on your company, is what sold me on the deal. I would have no troubles in recommending you to anyone!
Just wanted to say thanks again for helping me out with the spit and pig. It was a huge success on the weekend!
Thanks for this! Once again I appreciate all your help and can’t tell you how many people I have told about your excellent service.
17 September 2018
I would like to thank you for the fantastic catering service received yesterday 16 September, 2018.
The Chef Todo, ( Not sure if I've spelt it correctly), was a lovely man, and the food was brilliant.
Thank you so much and I'll definitely be using your services again and the guests were also very impressed.
27 December 2014
I would just like to thank you for putting together a wonderful night which was enjoyed by all. Goran did a wonderful job and was a complete gentlemen in every way. The staff which help were polite helpful and very professional I could not have asked for more and they cleaned up and took everything on the night which was wonderful. Again thank you and I look forward to seeing you all again at our xmas party.
Phoebe & James
20 March 2010
I just wanted to thank you once again for a seamless event ! Michael was fabulous and of course the star of the show (the lamb) was truly delicious !
You have made it all so easy yet again and look forward to organising another event where we can call upon your services !
13 May 2012
Just wanted to let you know how great our party was, due to the fantastic food & the terrific effort of Joel & Ashley.
Joel set up the spit and cooked the meat to perfection. Ashley was a fantastic assistant, preparing serving and cleaning up. Nothing was too much trouble for either of them.
Our friends all commented on how great the food was and many went back for 2nds, even the younger Gen Y girls who usually don’t eat much at all! It was wonderful not to having to worry about cooking and preparing the food myself, setting up and more importantly washing & cleaning up. We shall certainly use your company again when we next have a function and will certainly recommend you to our friends. Hopefully some of our friends who were present on the night will be interested in using your company as well. So once again a big thank you to Joel, Ashley and yourself.
27 November 2017
I am writing to inform the management of the fabulous service that we received at our recent function. We were impressed from the beginning when Phillip talked to me about our options and made the choice to choose Barbehire a very easy one. Also uncomplicating a process that I was trying to make slightly complicated. Any issues I had prior to the Day were sorted out quickly and professionally by Amber who filled me with confidence.
Michael (our Chef) called prior to the function and was able to answer any further questions I had. On the day both Michael and Allen arrived at the time we had organised and were absolutely amazing. They fitted in perfectly with the relaxed atmosphere of our function and many of the guests commented on how friendly they were.
The meat was cooked to perfection and I had guests comment both on the day and after that the meat was delicious.
Thank you to the team for helping us share our special day. I would recommend Barbehire to any family or friends that were needing a caterer for a function.
Saskia and David
02 January 2014
Just wanted to write to you to let you know that our guests on NYE were saying things like….”this is the best pork I have ever eaten”! Thank you for your wonderful service.
Look forward to the next time,
Saskia & David
06 March 2017
Thank you to " Barbehire for catering for a post-wedding function in Mittagong for us for 100 people. We couldn't have been happier with the perfectly cooked whole pig on a spit, delicious beef and tasty salads and vegetables. Their service and commitment to providing a reasonably priced feast was wonderful. "
Ruth-Anne Cohn (Survey feedback)
10 May 2017
It was a pleasure to have Barbehire Cater our Friday night pre-wedding dinner in Kangaroo Valley, April 21, 2017. Here is my feedback below. Please reply to this email and rate and/or comment beside the following questions: (1 – unsatisfactory, 2 – needs improvement, 3 – satisfactory, 4 – very good, 5 - excellent) 1. How was your experience with the office? Rating: 5 Comments: The office staff were efficient and timely in their response to queries. 2. How did the chef/s and assistants perform his/her duties? Rating: 5 Comments: The chef served the lamb on time, with selection of meat requested by guests. The chef was congenial, easy going and delightful to deal with. 3. Was the food cooked properly, enough amount and served on time? Rating: 5 Comments: The lamb was prepared perfectly, in sufficient quantity and on time. We catered for 50 guests but only had 43 in attendance. It might be advisable to provide a slightly greater quantity of food. 4. Was the salads, bread rolls, pumpkin, onions and condiment(where applicable to your particular event) satisfactory to your expectation? Rating: 4 Comments: White bread rolls were not popular with our group. Perhaps offer a healthier alternative at time of booking. Increase quantity of salads similar to the meat comment above. 5. Any other comments/reactions/observation/suggestion It was very helpful to have Barbehire take away the rubbish as organised. Clean up was orderly and quick. Perhaps this could be a service offered at the time of booking. The office should suggest bringing containers for left over food, if the guests desire. 6. How did you find out about Barbehire? (google search, newspaper ad, word of mouth etc.) Google Search
28 April 2017
Francesca was always very helpful and patient in explaining the options when I was organising the catering package with her.
Todor knows he 'trade' very well. He was good to work with. He was a very respectful chef and ensure everything was well organised, well presented and there was no mess or rubbish to be seen.
The food was done just right and it was absolutely delicious as Todor promised! Our guests enjoyed the meat very much. This makes us very happy as hosts.
Overall the food provided in this group was very nice. The only comment I have is the rice salad with Tandoori chicken which could be better. This is due to the rice being refrigerated previously, hence became harden. Personally, I could not eat it when it was served. I later microwaved it and it was very tasty, when the rice was heated through and softened. Anyway, this was my experience, food for thought for you to see how you can improve this dish as it is actually a very tasty salad (when the rice is soft).
We are very happy with our recent experience with Barbehire and would consider using your service again in the future. We would also ask for Todor again for he has done a fine job at our site.
08 May 2017
You catered the day after our wedding a few weeks ago in the hunter valley.
Just wanted to say how amazing of a job you did, the food, the service and everything was seriously awesome! Everyone commented on how amazing the food was etc. could not have been happier with the service you provided!!!!!!!
I would like to leave a review for you somewhere just to give you the applauds you deserve, how would I do this?
Once again thank you for making our day so amazing!!!!!!!!!!