Welcome to Zinc Buffets...
We offer 'local' catering with an excellent level of professionalism and dedication at a reasonable cost.
For ease of ordering we have put together a selection of menus to cover many functions, but these are by no means set in stone.
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).
We look forward to helping you create your ideal event.
If you don't see what you are looking for, just contact me and I will try my best to accommodate you please look in our customer feedback section.
If Please feel free to call me personally to discuss any requirements you may have.
Feedback from Zinc Buffet's previous clients:
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.
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,
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
......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!
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!)
The buffet was lovely and very well received by all our guests.
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.
Mr S J Auty
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
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!
Elizabeth and James Dean
Thank you so so much. The party we had in mind was to perfection. The food was excellent, we keep getting messages saying how good it was. Thank you for helping it become the day it was.
Exhibition - University of Kent
A very professional and friendly service with great food, delivered promptly and with a smile!
Thanks very much for an excellent service all round!
Family Fun Day - Northbourne Park School
Just wanted to say thanks very much to you and your team - you were all brilliant - everyone enjoyed your Hog Roast and were very complimentary about you and your team.
The evening was a great success and the weather was well behaved!
With kind regards,
Open Day - Sheerness
Our Open day was a real success - and the catering you provided was outstanding!
Everybody enjoyed the food and commented on how professional Zinc Buffets were.
Your staff were helpful, attentive and my colleagues were provided drinks and food whenever they requested.
I thoroughly enjoyed the service you provided and would not hesitate to book you again.
I will be recommending your company to many.
Thanks very much for helping us to make our Open Day an enjoyable success!
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.
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
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!
Training Administrator – Brewers