Testimonials | Green Olive Event Catering 

It’s one of the most important days of your life, and you need to have faith in your wedding caterer to deliver an amazing experience for you and your guests.   Have a look over what some of our customers have to say…..

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Lucy and Lar, Laois, October 2014

“Having decided to have a marquee wedding, we knew with certainty, regardless of what weather we got on the day or obstacles that came upon us, that we were onto a winner with Green Olive on board. From our first meeting with Val and Jacinta we felt that we were all on the same wave length and for us, we knew that we were in exceptionally capable hands. They were both a pleasure to deal with and were passionate about producing good food which was the most important thing to us-their menu choices were eclectic yet simple served quirkily using slates and kilner jars and this is what separates them from other wedding caterers. In terms of service, Jacinta and her team are up there with the best-the attention to detail yet calm and relaxed approach was much commented on by everyone close to the action setting up the day before and on the big day. My sisters were (and still are!!) in awe of Jacinta’s ability to manage so much with a big smile on her face for the entire weekend even when the day before the wedding they were having to be towed in and out of the site due to the rain!!  It shines out immediately that they’ve worked at the higher end of the hospitality ladder-nothing was missed and all their staff over the weekend were excellent. Down to the food we chose, it’s  hard to pick 1 winner…the sharing platter was a great talking point, particularly the fresh langoustines, the halloumi (special request by me!) and their to-die-for black olive tapenade. The element of surprise to the fish main course option caused much delight once we found out it was turbot and it was melt in the mouth. The massive fillet steaks were perfectly cooked and Vals oxtail jus was a big hit. Everything these guys set their mind to is done with 100% perfection-I could go on forever about all the treats we had from them over the weekend-the bottom line is that they are going places and we were so delighted that we chose them. Oh and one last thing… on Jacinta’s recommendation we chose to carb up on the second day rather than do a BBQ -I can still taste the beef bourgignone, the chicken curry and the potato dauphoise- the tastiest hangover food ever!! We can’t wait for someone to invite us to a party that Green Olive are catering for to sample it all over again-best of luck guys x”


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Barry and Gillian O’Connor, August 2014

We used Green Olive Catering for our wedding on the 2nd of August 2014 which was held in a marquee beside our home. The food was one of the highlights of the whole wedding and we couldn’t believe the amount of people who came up to us to tell us it was the nicest food they had ever eaten at a wedding. The food was of the highest quality you could possibly imagine and the service on the day was timed and delivered expertly. It was a pleasure to deal with Green Olive from the first time we met them and they made everything as stress free and straightforward as possible. They are an excellent and extremely professional company to deal with and we could not recommend them highly enough.


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Linda and Peter, May 2014

Green Olive made our day so special.  The meal is such an important part of the day and we are really into our food.  I have to say Val and Jacinta did not disappoint.  They food was outstanding.   The fillet of beef was like nothing I have ever had, it was mouth watering.  Val explained how he makes his Jus for the beef, I have never seen a guy who is so passionate about his job.  He has a genuine love for feeding people!  We had a couple of guests with unusual dietery requirements (one who couldn’t eat any fat whatsoever and one coeliac) and these guests were delighted with the care and attention given to the preparation of their meals. 

The impeccably timed service was just as good as the food itself.  The servers were professional, friendly and really knew what they were doing.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Green olive for wedding catering, they would be hard to beat!


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Erin Brower,  June, 2014

Green Olive Event Catering made our dream wedding week come true. Not only was their food delicious, it was beautifully presented. And the desserts were absolute heaven. Jacinta, Val and their entire staff made us feel and dine like royalty.

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Deirdre Lydon & Sean Browne, Cong, 25 April 2014


Jacinta & Val of “GREEN OLIVE CATERING” thank you so much for providing your excellent catering services for our wedding @ The Marquee @ Ashford.  We were absolutely so pleased with Green Olive & there wonderful ideas & suggestions.  The entire planning process was extremely smooth from setting up rentals, table arrangements & of course the scrumptious menu, the food was outstanding. We have received so many compliments from family & friends who attended our Big Day. Our guests are still raving about the delicious food.

Your team was professional, accommodating & so friendly from beginning to end. 

It was absolutely perfect for us.  Thank you again for sending your A Team.


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Caroline Lyons, April 2014

When my daughter Emily asked if she could hold her wedding reception in a marquee, my first reaction was, who will do the catering?. The marquee was to be erected in the beautiful grounds of an adventure centre set beside a lake very close to our home in Connemara, everything would have to be brought to the site. I did a bit or research and came across Green Olive in Galway, then the next day, my wedding planner recommended them as she had worked with them on a few events. We arranged a meeting and as soon as I met Val and Jacinta my worries evaporated. From the outset I was impressed by their professionalism, commitment and their enthusiasm, no passion for food and its presentation. Over a bowl of soup in our local pub, the menu was decided and we set a date for the tasting. Val and Jacinta came to our home and prepared the canapes, starter, main course and dessert for us just as it would be on the wedding day, (except for the fish option,  this could not be decided until the week of the wedding as we wanted to use fresh local fish and were therefore dependant on what was available at the time.)

We could not believe that the high standard of dishes and their presentation could be replicated for 270 people, which was our number of guests, we were so very pleased with everything,The menu we chose was mixed canapes and then the fabulous sharing platter for the starter,( so many of our guests loved this and commented on it on the day). Main course was roast local connemara lamb or fresh fish followed by a trio of  incredible desserts.

The food was wonderful, the service impeccable and the presentation out of this world.  I would recommend Green Olive for any event, large or small, they are so friendly and listen to what you wish to achieve and work with you to make sure it is just how you want it to be on the day. I will definitely use them again for future events.

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Barbara & Michael, Portmarnock, Co.Dublin, Wedding New Year’s Eve 2013


Hi Val & Jacinta, now that everything has settled down following our wedding on New Year’s Eve 2013, I can finally put my thoughts on paper re our experience with Green Olive.

The first thing that struck me when we met was the sheer passion and commitment that shone out from yourself and Val for your business, so much so that I knew even without tasting the food that we had made the right decision in choosing Green Olive Catering for our wedding.  The follow up tasting didn’t disappoint with the biggest problem being what to choose from the vast selection of amazing dishes. We eventually agreed on a menu for the big day and what a resounding success this turned out to be.

The appetisers at the drinks reception got the taste buds going and you just knew from then on in that you were about to experience a rare and special treat. Never before have I tasted anything like the food you served over the many courses at our wedding. The food was exquisite and in my view was Michelin Star quality and not what people generally experience at weddings as a rule.  My guests were bowled over and I could hear them during the meal comparing the various courses with each guest insisting they had selected the best option from the menu. The flavours, the taste, the presentation of each and every dish was simply staggering and I have no doubt in my mind that the success of the day was in no small way due to the very talented chef Val at Green Olive.

Not forgetting the extremely efficient service that Jacinta and the staff delivered throughout the day. I was in awe watching Jacinta work the floor monitoring every movement, ensuring every wine glass was filled and that all my guests had everything they needed to enjoy a first class reception dinner.

The brilliant food continued into the night with evening food that was second to none. But of course we didn’t stop there ! We had asked Val for suggestions for New Year’s Day as we had booked  ‘Cloghan Castle’ for both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Val suggested a ‘Medieval Banquet’ given that the castle dates back to 1239.  He really got into the spirit of the occasion and having researched in detail the type of foods suitable for that period, he delivered the most amazing menu you could imagine. From succulent Pig, Turkey drumsticks, Ribs and Gammon to die for to the Medieval Rice, Vegetables and Breads…Unbelievable !!

Just talking about it makes my mouth water !! All I can say is a massive Thank You because you really made our special days exceptional . You are very special people and a pleasure to deal with and I hope that you continue to achieve huge success in your business because no one deserves it more. I almost wish we could get married again just to experience the culinary expertise you delivered on the most important day of our lives.

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Rachel & Cathal Murphy, September 2013

‘We got married in Cloghan Castle on the 14th September 2013 and Green Olive were amazing caterers. Working in the food industry himself my husband knew the menu had to be special and it more than lived up to our expectations – the guests are still talking about it now!’

Before the day we had a sample tasting at Jacinta and Val’s house and they made us feel very welcome. We were given tastings of all our menu choices and they discussed with us how to balance the menu to make it all work on the day, even down to the mini fish and chips in cones for the midnight food. During the wedding the service was exemplary, the canapé’s were circulated discretely outside in the sun in the courtyard and during the main meal Jacinta and her team were under a lot of pressure with a very tight seating area to serve but it all ran smoothly. The food was talked about all night and the excitement when the midnight food came out was brilliant.
Thank you both for helping make our special day so memorable.


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Kathy Maloney, September 2013

Hi Jacinta and Val, hope you both are keeping well. I have been meaning to drop you a line before now. I just want to thank you both and the Green Olive team for the fantastic food you  had at our wedding BBQ. It was just amazing how you brought it all together, it was so professional.  Everyone really enjoyed the food and the service.

I knew I didn’t have a thing to worry about when I was booking ye. You have a extremely professional service. I know if anybody asked me would I recommend Green Olive for their party, I would have no hesitation at all.Best of luck to you both with your business!

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Telia Daewoo, September 2013

I am a vegetarian and I was recommended to Green Olive Catering by a friend in Church. I wanted a vegetarian meal for my Wedding Blessing lunch, but my main concern was what if my non vegetarian friends did not like the food? Surprisingly my friends were going for a second plate of that delicious food, and the desert was gone in a second!! 

Thanks Jacinta for your gifted hands,  the food was great. I recommend Green Olive Catering for a great Vegetarian food!

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Sinead Walsh, August 2013

“I was so happy that I chose Green Olive to cater my marquee wedding – Jacinta and Val are so professional and thorough, with amazing attention to detail.  Jacinta and I worked very well together to finalise the menu and and both herself and Val were very flexible and open to any tweaks and changes that we wanted to make.  They had everything planned to the last detail, leaving nothing to chance and guests at my wedding were raving about the food and the professional service.  They have a great ‘can-do’ approach, for example, they took on the challenge of setting up a champagne pyramid, which I’m sure was nerve-wracking, especially for their head waiter!   I would highly recommend Green Olive for any wedding and I would definitely hire them again for any big party or canapé event.  Their canapés and lemon tart are to die for.”

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 E.Marshall McLaughlin, Owner/manager Ross Castle Galway, August 2013

Green Olive catered a recent wedding at Ross Castle and I have only superlatives to use in describing the meal.  The chef Val is incredible.  I realize he had a team of other chefs working for him but his mark on the dinner was evident from the first course to the desert.  It was an outstanding achievement and bride and groom and indeed all of the guests marvelled at the different dishes and were in total agreement that it was the best meal ever.  We feel privileged to have a chef of Val’s talents join us for the events we provide.


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Tara O Sullivan, NY Eve 2012

The day was fantastic, the staff you arranged were just superb, the food was absolutely incredible (you know you’re doing it right when certain guests are tweeting  pictures of the food to their blog) the food is still talked about in fact the whole day gets a massive thumbs up and I appreciate the menu was not an easy one but Val and the team rose to the occasion brilliantly. You and the team made my job super easy.

As I am a caterer myself it was going to be difficult for me to hand over the job to anyone else, I have pretty high standards, and I was beginning to wonder if I would have to give up my position as bridesmaid and just look after the whole thing myself. I’m glad I came across you when I did, the calm efficiency and friendly ease that whole thing was handled with was great and reassuring.