CHEFS and WAITERS NEEDED

Two Many Cooks are recruiting Staff for Weddings and Events

Chefs and Waiters needed for a busy 2017 at Two Many Cooks.

Would you like some additional casual work? If so we would love to meet you.

Come and join our expanding team of lovely people who make us the fabulous company that we are. We have lots of different positions available including part time, full time, casual and weekend work:

IMMEDIATE STARTS for COOKS/CHEFS – Weekends & part time for Weddings and Events around Surrey.
EVENT MANAGERS – casual basis – for Weddings, Parties and Dinners – mainly weekends.
EVENT STAFF – no experience needed – casual basis – for waiting and serving at Events – mainly weekends.
KITCHEN ASSISTANTS – no experience needed – Full and part time for our Brockham kitchen and occasional weekend work at Events.

*Please send an email to hello@twomanycooks.com tell us what position you are interested in and any relevant info, as well as your C.V.
See you soon for an interview!
Even if you are not available now you can still apply for future possibilities.

Please send us your C.V and an email to hello@twomanycooks.com

Chefs we need you! Do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible for immediate weekend work at Weddings.

Our Business Two Many Cooks

Two Many Cooks and How it all started

For those of you that don’t know, Two Many Cooks was started by my mother, Joanna, over 27 years ago. It began with a sandwich round in Dorking, to a lot of lucky hungry office workers who had been deprived of good homemade sandwiches and tempting cakes and biscuits. Mum delivered such delicious sandwiches and sweet treats that this soon led on to a plate of canapés and from there, a wedding, a christening and a funeral was booked after the client tried this tiny plate of smoked salmon pinwheels and stuffed tomatoes (never to be seen on any current menus!).

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Many of her friends became the regular cooks, and I spent my childhood watching these wonderful ladies preparing all sorts of goodies. Even getting me to do all the little fiddly jobs with my then tiny fingers, don’t ask me how many cherry tomatoes I hollowed out or how many filo cups I pushed in to the silly little cases. This however didn’t deter me and after a stint at Ballymaloe Cookery School, running a few chalets, catering for private jets, high end events in the big smoke and travelling with a Formula 1 team, I ended up back at TMC towers for one summer…and 10 years on I’m still here! Starting in the kitchen as a full time chef, brimming with enthusiasm we pushed the company, taking on more weddings and parties than ever before, growing and evolving menus and recipes with the ever changing world of catering. I have now been booted out of the kitchen, as writing menus, meeting with clients and site visits doesn’t make for a very reliable member of the wonderful team we now have in the kitchen who make everything for the parties as well as all the food for the shops each morning.

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Whilst our first love and passion are the parties and the weddings, out of a desire to feed people (it’s hard to stay trim in this family) and seeing a happy customer we decided to open a coffee shop in Dorking, selling all our cakes, now legendry sausage rolls and scotch eggs, savoury deep tarts and of course sandwiches. We’re fortunate enough to have coffee from the superb Coffee Real www.coffeereal.co.uk and breads from the proper Chalk Hills Bakery www.chalkhillsbakery.com allowing us to serve food we’re proud of. We never realised it would be quite so popular, so with the weddings around the country, the B&B (yes, mum also runs this from her home www.brockhambandb.com ) and the second shop in Reigate we’re pretty busy but love it. If you’ve not been in to either of our shops yet, here’s a little peek https://vimeo.com/120455009.

Every day is a new challenge, a new menu and a new client. No day is ever the same and I feel so lucky to be able to say I’m so proud of what we achieve as a team and most importantly that I love my job. Mum and I still work alongside every client to ensure the look, taste and feel of everything is as it should be. One of the main things we are adamant about is that we only produce food we love, would want to be served and eat ourselves and we hope is conveyed to some extent in our website.

If you would like to meet the rest of the team then carry on scrolling as it is our wonderful team that make it all happen.

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You will find Steve dashing between our coffee shops delivering our fresh produce or if you are a client in your garage! Steve is a dab hand at graphic design and surprises us all with his kind and funny birthday cards he likes to make. He likes to cook and recently cooked for a lot of people for a charity dinner. He likes a sausage roll.

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Remi is our Headchef and the strategist behind the running of the kitchen and the execution of our food from imagination to plate. He often smells of onions and happens to be French. He trained in The Ivy and doesn’t like cheese that much.

Gail works in the office and just so happens to know everything you could want to know about TMC and the daily running of it. She is very good at solving any kind of problem, is very caring and laughs a lot…but do not get on the wrong side of her 😉

Erica works at TMC Towers as an Event Staff Co-ordinator she wears a different colour lipstick every day. She’s extremely thoughtful and has a skill for buying people the best birthday pressies! She knows every single waitress and waiter and has a great memory for past jobs.

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Gillian is a Chef and likes to be organised and makes lists for the kitchen. She has worked for Two Many Cooks for 11 years which means she has worked for us the longest! She likes to chat, a LOT.

Sue is our pastry chef and like Gillian has worked for over a decade for us. She is very pragmatic and works very calmly under pressure. You will often find her keeping everyone right behind the scenes on big weddings and events.

Lorraine is one of our bakers and has a fastidious hand. She has an eye for detail and enjoys decorating big cakes. She often creates her own biscuits which are tested in the office around tea time! She also makes the best Banana Loaf.

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Mark is one of our part time Chefs, you’ll find him working hard in the kitchen or grooving away in someone else’s kitchen. He’s a cheeky chap and makes great Scotch Eggs amongst everything else.

Dave helps with the loading, unloading logistics of our Two Many Cooks vans. He also makes sure that we bring along the correct equipment for our catering events.

Clare works in the office more than she works on managing events now that she is nearing her due date. She loves everything about TMC especially the people and the food…of course.

 

Phillip  Emily owner of Two Many Cooks Catering Company
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Phillip works in our Brockham kitchen making sure that our Chefs and Bakers have everything they need for cooking and baking. He also helps look after the 3 Border Terriers and Labrador.

Paul is Joanna’s husband and is very useful around TMC Towers, he also helps with the B&B, he won’t let anyone make his tea and likes a slice of cake.

Emily, daughter of Joanna and co-owner of Two Many Cooks. Emily is a perfectionist and oversees EVERYTHING! Her eye for detail is second to none and she will not settle for anything other than the Best. She absolutely loves what she does and it shows.

Joanna, founder and co-owner of Two Many Cooks thrives on the day to day running of Two Many Cooks while also running a 5 star B&B. Joanna has an insight that only someone who has been dealing with clients and customers can have after 30 years in the industry.

We have so many wonderful Waitresses and Waiters that work tiredlessley at our weddings and big events and always with a smile.
And then there’s our Coffee Shop Staff who you can meet for yourself!

Come and say Hi.

Two Many Cooks

Our Coffee Shops Dorking: 01306 88 22 00, Reigate: 01737 244 277

Wedding Enquiries Call the office on 01737 841 624

Party Enquiries Call the office on 01737 841 624

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TMC your Luxury Wedding Caterer

Two Many Cooks your Luxury Wedding Caterer

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(top left: First course of Salmon Gradvalax with a Cucumber Pickle, top right: First course of Salmon Quails Egg with Sondes Farm Asparagus
bottom right: Main of BBQ’d lamb with Veg, right: Pudding of Lemon Cheesecake with Macaroons.)

Luxury Wedding Catering services throughout Surrey, London and the Home Counties.

Catering for bespoke Luxury Weddings and achieving perfection motivates us.


Our Wedding Service is a dedication to excellence.

Having organised the Two Many Cooks wedding of the century, owner Emily Jones knows exactly what it is like to be a Bride and what to expect from a luxury wedding caterer! Your menu will be creatively put together to suit you and your guests with very special touches made by our wonderful team of chefs.

We can help with anything and everything and know exactly what the finer details entail for the perfect luxury wedding. We have the pleasure of knowing of recommended wedding suppliers who can provide anything you need.

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Take a look at our website for more ideas for your big day, and do please give us a call to chat.

Call Emily or Jo in the office on 01737 841 624 to discuss available dates and your own bespoke wedding menu.

Two Many Cooks your luxury wedding caterer in Surrey and the home counties.

Check our website for lots more photos and information about the perfect luxury wedding www.twomanycooks.com

A Beautiful Country Wedding

A Beautiful Country Wedding

This was a glorious country wedding set in the middle of the Surrey Hills with rolling views of the South Downs and an equally impressive marquee from Inside Outside Marquees.

Can we just say a big thank you to the official photographer Guy Hearn for taking these fabulous photos and allowing us to use them.

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The flower theme was soft, neutral and very much reminiscent of the English countryside.

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We loved these delightful decorative additions, ornamental glass jars filled with colourful sweets!

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Although not all quite lit here, the candles amidst the beautiful flowers give you get an idea of the romantic layout of the tables which brought the country wedding feel to the tables.

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Could you get a more picturesque countryside wedding setting for this gorgeous Bride & Groom.

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Matching glassware, chairs and table cloths gave the tables an understated chicness. Add in real Olive trees with complimentary lightingA then you have yourself a beautiful country wedding dining room.

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It was a busy service for over 200 wedding guests but our wonderful Two Many Cooks staff nailed it by being their fabulous professional selves.

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CONGRATULATIONS to the Bride & Groom

A Country Wedding

Wedding Venue – Surrey Hills,  When – October 2016

Wedding Caterer – Two Many Cooks

Wedding Marquee – Inside Outside Marquees

Wedding Flowers – Kingfisher Farm Shop in Abinger Hammer

Olive Trees – organised by Two Many Cooks

Lighting – Lighting with Intent

Wedding Photographer – Guy Hearn

Are you getting married? If so we would love to help you with the catering, did you know we can also plan your entire wedding day too!

We would love to hear from you, do give us a call on 01737 841 624 or email us at hello@twomanycooks.com to chat all things wedding food and more.

Canapes at Wisley

Canapes and Bowl Food at Wisley

Wisley night time

Everybody loves good food especially at a party! Great tasting food not only reflects on you as a host but adds to that feel good party feeling for your guests. It’s important to not stuff the faces of your guests so they don’t end up spitting food over someones cocktail while mid flow in conversation with someone.

We pack a punch with our elegant canapes, they are small yet not too small, they are all delicious with carefully put together flavours that compliment your drinks. We can also suggest Bowl Food which mean your guests can still stand and chat while eating something warm and satisfying, they can have one or two bowls as you request.

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We happened to be serving canapes and bowl food at Wisley Gardens when our food was photographed by Mike the photographer. RHS Wisley is a beautiful venue for a big event or a wedding in Summer or Winter.

This evenings event was held in a stunning Marquee by Inside Outside Marquees who we recommend as one of our trusted suppliers of Wedding Marquees.

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Venue: Wisley Gardens

Caterer: Two Many Cooks – Canapes – Bowl Food

Photographer: Photography Mike Napier Dewey

Marquee: Inside Outside Marquees

Why we use Coffee Real

Two Many Cooks and Coffee Real

Coffee Real have been making their coffee since 2008 and we are lucky enough to sell it in our coffee shops.

Coffee Real make the perfect all round sweet and complex cuppa working with coffee farmers all over the world. This takes time, care and continual investment into new technologies but they do it!

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“We may be a relatively young company but we learnt pretty early on that you can’t sit back in the UK and expect that special kind of quality to arrive at your door – it just doesn’t happen – if you’re serious about coffee you have to put in the time and effort – hunt out the right farmers and really understand the coffee they produce – you need to get under its skin (so to speak) – and the only way you can do that is to go to the origin and build mutually beneficial relationships with the families that grow the stuff…”

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Some of the coffee we serve and sell in our shops taste like this!……..

Guatamala
A buoyant floral and sweetly spicy cup – rounded and balanced by vanilla and complex floral notes with a lightly syrupy mouthfeel.

Ethiopia Djimmah
Wild chocolate notes, malty caramel sweetness and spicy/peppery aftertaste

Gone for Lunch
Good body and a rich fruity base with some sweet nuttiness and almond (marzipan) – balanced out by a fruity acidity. Lovely rounded lush finish.

Bornfree
This is a wonderful espresso for a wonderful cause. A very rich buttery espresso with some sweet pleasing acidity, notes of cocoa and a juicy berry finish. Great straight or with milk.

6am
Creamy and smooth with a little bright acidity and a lovely good depth, body and crema. Takes milk well, some in the camp say very well.

Salvation decaf
Mellow roundedness with bright fruit notes and a medium-ish finish – with a crema that holds up surprisingly well for a full decaf. Great with milk.

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We love our coffee, come in and try it!

With thanks to Coffee Real for all the information and for the photos taken from their website. www.coffeereal.co.uk and of course for supplying us with the best coffee EVER!

Visit our coffee shops in Dorking and Reigate for Breakfast and Lunch with a cup of coffee on the side.

Wedding Catering Family Service

An idea for your Wedding day meal is a Family Service

We are a wedding catering company in Surrey and we cater for all kinds of events and weddings in Surrey and the home counties. We can provide delicous food for all occasions ranging from a private dinner party for 12 in your home to planning and co-ordinating your wedding in Surrey for up to 200 guests.

We pride ourselves on our ability to provide the best experience you’ll ever have.. right from the early stages of organising your wedding to the actual moment the food is placed infront of you.

We love a Wedding, who doesn’t and we will work with your ideas and come up with pleasing suggestions that are suited to your personality and taste.

One idea for a fun sit down Wedding meal for any amount of guests is a “Family Service”.

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Family Service is where by a large piece of food like an entire Beef Wellington or a BBQ’d piece of lamb is presented to a chosen person on each table.

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This is a fun moment where the chosen carver will don a Chef hat and apron and have the responsibility to serve every one at his table.

Our waiters and waitresses will then come along with the scrumptious side dishes for your wedding guests to help themselves to.

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Family service at your wedding is a really great way to get all your guests chatting to each other and is a novel way to serve your guests delicious home cooked food. (On the right is a sharing Mezze board.)

Dessert or pudding can go along the same theme with bowls of whipped cream, meringues and fruit for a make your own Eton Mess. We have lots of wedding catering ideas, do give us a call on 01737 841 624 to talk about your wedding day.

If you would like us to provide the wedding catering for your up-and-coming wedding we are taking bookings for 2017 and 2018 now!

Find more information here

Corporate Catering

Two Many Cooks has just come back from a fun week doing some classy corporate catering in London town in the Electric Light Station a fabulous venue for hire.
Shoreditch is oh so exciting with all of it’s eclectic restaurants and cafes. It’s the perfect place to be on a Tuesday afternoon when you are starving!….. so many foodie places, the choices… We went on a mission for Falafels and were not dissapointed.
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It was Two Many Cooks responsibility to make sure the needs of a 140 delegates during their international team building week was filled with refreshments and light bites for lunch.

Corporate catering can be classy and exceptional, dismiss those old grey images of curled up egg sandwiches and imagine this:

Colourful, vibrant and fun food! See our pics below.

 

 

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The venue had these great huge rooms like this one and so were perfect for long rows of these wooden tables creating the perfect setting for an informal lunch.

Bowls of Orzo salad with grilled mediterranean vegetables and fresh herbs were served amongst platters of scrummy frittata and portions of quinoa with toasted almonds and broccoli.

Our grown up cheese twists with a little kick of cayenne and paprika were a huge hit and very easy to help yourself too!

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We had a great time with all of the International Fashionistas.

Quote ” I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your amazing team for everything you have done. I massively appreciated your calm, positive approach and I know that everyone just loved not only the food and refreshments, but the whole package.

You’re a wonderful team!”

Are you a business that would like Two Many Cooks to come and help with the running of the day?  We can supply food for the entire event or just part of it.

Do give us a call on 01737 841 624 0r email hello@twomanycooks.com to discuss your corporate catering needs and of course the food!

We cover London, Surrey and the Home Counties very easily.

Christmas Hampers

Two Many Cooks have 3 different types of Christmas Hampers this year.

Why not pre-order yours to avoid disappointment and to ensure pure happiness for the person you are gifting the tasty hamper to! Have a look below and place your order at hello@twomanycooks.com. All items will be delivered to your preferred TMC shop for pick up in Reigate or Dorking.

The Breakfast Hamper is £35

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Coffee Real / Birchall Tea & Joes’s Tea (not pictured) / TMC roasted Granola with Oats, Cranberries, Nuts, Seeds, Fruit, Honey and Cinnamon / TMC Paul’s Nearly Famous Marmalade / Local Honey.

The TMC Traditional Hamper is £85

Traditional Hamper 2016 Two Many Cooks

Kokoh Chocolate Truffles / Truffle Oil / Shortbread Stars / TMC Boxing Day Chutney / Coffee Real for Cafetieres /  TMC 4″ Christmas Cake / TMC 12 Homemade Mince Pies / TMC Spiced Nuts / TMC Cheesy Nutters / Chocolate Bar Bundle / Local Jar of Honey / TMC Biscotti.

The Ultimate Hamper is £165

The Ultimate Hamper 2016

A free nut cracker / TMC Christmas 1 pint Pudding / Lunetta Prosecco / Rapeseed Oil / Truffle Oil / TMC Christmas Biscotti / TMC Shortbread Stars / Coffee Real / TMC 4″Christmas Cake / TMC 12 Mini Mince Pies / Bundle of Chocolate Bars / Chocolates / TMC Spiced Nuts / TMC Carrot Chutney / TMC Cranberry Shortbread / TMC Cheesy Nutter Bites / Local Honey / TMC Boxing Day Chutney / Champagne Truffles / Olives / TMC Brownies / Chocolate Truffles / TMC Paul’s nearly famous Marmalade / TMC Tomato & Chilli Jam /.

Order a Christmas Pudding, Christmas Cake or a Mince Pie or two!

You can also order our delicious Christmas Puddings, Mince Pies and Christmas Cakes. There are no preservatives just good wholesome, tasty ingredients.

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Pictured above: Large 2 pint Christmas Pudding / Large and small Christmas Cake / Mince Pies

Prices:
Christmas Pudding: medium 1 pint £12.50 / large 2 pints £20

Christmas Cake: medium 4″ £18 / large 8″ £35

Mini Mince Pies x 12 £7.50


To order any of the above delicious Christmas food or Hampers please email hello@twomanycooks.com

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We reserve the right to substitute any of the hamper products for something very suitable while keeping  the value the same without notice to you.

Flavours of tea and chocolate bundles will be picked at random.

You can change the size of your Hamper Christmas Pudding or Christmas Cake on request.

Delivery of any of the above items will be to either:
Our Dorking shop at 32 South Street , RH4 2HQ. Call: 01306 882 200
Our Reigate shop 53A Lesbourne Road, Reigate, RH2 7JX. Call: 01737 244 277.

Pick up dates will be between 17th December and the 23rd December.

All Hampers come in a robust cardboard hamper box with a perspex lid and love!

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An English Country Wedding

An English Country Wedding

Claire and Tom had the perfect wedding setting in this English Country Garden. What a stunning bride Claire was in her Jesus Peiro dress from Miss Bush.

Guy Collier Photography has all the wonderful photos of this rather gorgeous wedding that we provided the food for and to quote Guy..
“Incredible food and drink from the geniuses at Two Many Cooks. Just too good.”

Claire & Tom Guy Collier Photography

Two Many Cooks had a great day, with the rain making no difference to the obvious love and joy that radiated from the newly weds.  The main thing is that the rain held off for their wedding photos to be taken. Once again thank you to all who brought the day together especially Katrina Otter Weddings, Guy Collier Photography and Jay Archer for the stunning flower displays.

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Op Sa the Gypsy Balkan Brass Band played the newlyweds and their guests into the grand Marquee for Dinner. The flower arrangements were simply stunning with a giant 12ft floral chandelier hanging over the top table! #jawdroppingjay-archer-flowers surrey-wedding-photography-guy-collier-photography-claire-and-tom-123-of-227 surrey-wedding-photography-guy-collier-photography-claire-and-tom-129-of-227
A lovely little touch were these Boomf marshmallow head shots for the table place seating plan. glass setting two many cooks weddingLittle touches like these blue water glasses made the table look very pretty indeed from Duchess and Butler.table setting wedding two many cooksThe guests were served a selection of scrummy canapes with a family service style first course on mango wood boards, with our nearly famous leg of succulent lamb (week long marinated) as a family service for the main, with the bride adorning the guests with chefs hats and aprons and then for pudding bowls of sparkly pink puffy mernigues, softly whipped cream and jugs of rich hot chocolate sauce, this was an Eton Mess with a difference.family service meat board Two Many CooksFamily Service means the guests get stuck in. The chosen one recieves a Chefs hat and apron ready to carve their platter of meat for everyone on their table. This is generally greeted with lots of laughter and amusement and the carver is often seen on the dance floor still wearing their pinnie.Chef hat and apron Two Many Cooks Wedding cateringAnd finally the cake, a delicious ulitmate 3 tier chocolate and vanilla buttercream extravagansa made by Two Many Cooks.Two Many Cooks chocolate Wedding Cake

Congratulations to the newlyweds and once again thank you to Guy Colllier Phtography for providing all of these beautiful images.

English Country Wedding

Ripley, Surrey.

Wedding Caterer: Two Many Cooks

Wedding Planner: Katrina Otter Photography

Flowers: Jay Archer

Photographer: Guy Collier Photography

Marquee: Academy

We are taking bookings for 2017 & 2018 so please do give us a call on 01737 841 624 for a quick chat or drop us an email: hello@twomanycooks.com

Do you know we can plan and co-ordinate your entire wedding/party! Click here for more information
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