“I have had the pleasure of working with Tom over the past 9 years when he has cooked at Highgrove for His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, for dinners in the Orchard Room. Tom is incredibly talented, very professional with real attention detail as well as extremely discreet.”
Lulu Curtis-Smith, Highgrove
“Tom is a wonderful young man. Tom worked for me in Bristol and he has now carried his incredible passion, skill and talent into his own business. I am positive that he will endeavour to deliver excellence in all he does for all of his clientele.”
Michael Caines MBE, Lympstone Manor
“Tom Green, what a lovely guy, felt like I had known him forever and we were friends!
We had our first meeting to discuss our requirements for a menu for 150 people aboard the SS Great Britain, about 8 weeks before hand. The brief was a 5-course celebratory meal to pair with the fantastic champagnes of Moet et Chandon. We discussed logistics, the catering area at the venue is small – as are our Cellars where Tom had also produced sit down meals before.
Then the most important bit – the matching – we had some initial ideas – and Tom put forward his comments based on those but using local in season produce and bringing his own unique twist to each - Here we had Visual Wow’s textual intrigue, and the food matched the wine – but above all the menu was amazing. Did exactly what was required, and was completely faultless.
I could not recommend Tom Highly enough.”
Mimi Avery - Brand Ambassador, Averys Wine Merchant Est 1793
“I have known Tom Green for many years. He has worked closely with Fosters Events and made a major contribution to our food sourcing, menu development and chef training. Any food business would benefit from his expertise and advice. However, it is as a pure chef of immense creativity and skills that Tom shines, with a tremendous portfolio of imaginative menus and beautiful presentation. He is invariably courteous and thoughtful, calm in his approach and for a stressed host/hostess, the answer to their prayers.”
Giles Clarke CBE
"Tom is an inventive and enthusiastic chef whose services our family have been lucky to enjoy over the years . He brings a fresh look to menu creation , he listens carefully to his clients’ preferences , and his attention to detail , both on the plate and in the delivery of his service , is second to none . He has always championed responsibly sourced ingredients and suppliers , and insists on the highest of standards in that respect . He understands his clients’ budget requirements, and is always ready to offer advice where it can be of benefit .
We look forward to to using his services in the future."
Cullum & Amanda McAlpine
“Tom has provided exceptional menus for us over the past decade, working incredibly creatively and with great skill for flavour, colour and presentation. Tom knows the best way to balance a dish, and works with a fantastic range of suppliers to utilise the best produce along with innate ability to make things look and taste amazing. He is generous with his time and talents, and has been a brilliant team player for each event he has been part of – working well with our event managers, suppliers and clients alike. I would thoroughly recommend Tom to anyone looking for a personal and engaging chef – Tom is not just about the food, but about the people and the experience. He is an asset to any kitchen, and will always deliver whatever the brief.”
Alastair Currie – Chairman, Alastair Currie Events
“Tom Green has delivered an excellent standard of catering for the Diocese of Clifton over the past nine years. He has produced numerous fine dining experiences for special occasions and is able to maintain this high standard for larger numbers when required. I would highly recommend Tom as a competent and knowledgeable chef. “
Rt Rev Declan Lang - Bishop of Clifton, Bristol
"We approached Tom Green back shortly after signing the lease for our first restaurant premises. The following months building up to our launch date were fraught with all the usual pressures associated with opening your first hospitality business. Toms guidance throughout this process was invaluable. He helped us design and procure equipment for a fully functioning commercial kitchen working with a very limited budget to an incredibly tight timescale. He really understood what we were trying to achieve with our offering, his menu conception reflected his passion for food and our brand perfectly. The kitchen team he recruited were equally passionate and the energy he brought to training was boundless. Within weeks of opening our levels of trade were much higher than expected but with Tom at the helm we never felt overwhelmed and his commitment to getting us off to a flying start was always evident. Thanks in no small part to Tom, ten years down the line Rosemarino is still going strong and his name has been immortalised on our menus through our most popular brunch dish… the now legendary ’Tommy’s 1 Pan Wonder’! The experience, professionalism and passion he can bring to any project is indisputable and I would recommend his services to anyone in the hospitality industry."
Sam Fryer, Co-Founder Rosemarino Restaurant, Bristol
"We have been using Tom Greens services for over the past 8 years. My favourite Tom Green story is from a few years ago when I asked him to cater for a Christmas drinks reception for 90 people. He produced a mouth watering menu and I had made sure that the house looked suitably festive. The weather forecast was abominable. 80mph winds and heavy rain was forecast to start at 6pm, just before guests arrived. Tom and his team were coming from the other side of Bristol and I was in a state worrying that he would struggle to get to us. Just like clockwork, Tom arrived with a cheerful smile on the dot at 5pm with canapés and his team in tow.
Tom is the ultimate professional, and he is passionate about food. He is calm and confident which is what I love about him. I always feel that once he is ensconced in my kitchen, I can go off and enjoy my own party and know with absolute confidence that he will wow all of my guests with his beautiful food. He is just the best."
Sir David & Lady Kay Ord