SJI Food and Service were recently commissioned to provide party catering at a James Bond-themed event in Sussex.
The function was a huge success with over 170 guests dressing up as virtually the entire pantheon of heroes and villains from the much-loved films; Baron Samedi could be seen rubbing shoulders with Jaws. A large white Persian cat, not unlike Ernst Stavro Blofeld’s very own, was also on the guest list, and undoubtedly enjoyed keeping a watchful feline eye over proceedings.
We provided a bevy of beautiful Bond Girls, who were on hand to look after the attendees, and serve the mouthwatering array of cocktails expertly mixed up by our staff – needless to say, the classic Vodka Martini (shaken not stirred, naturally!) was very much in evidence.
“Don’t touch that! That’s my lunch!” – Q
Hungry guests were treated to a delicious selection of buffet food, including a traditional English menu, as well as a full far eastern curry spread, that would not have looked out of place on the set of Octopussy.
Our trusted partners West Sussex Party Marquees provided a fabulous setting for the event, in the guise of their flagship Capri Marquee model, which lent an undeniable touch of glamour that even the late, great Albert “Cubby” Broccoli, veteran producer of no less than 22 of the super spy’s cinematic outings, could only have been impressed by.
We also provided the flower arrangements for the evening – Nothing makes us more happy than to act as a “one stop shop” in order to make life much easier for party organisers!
Guests got a chance to peruse Mr. Bond’s favourite method of transportation, a gleaming silver Aston Martin DB8 Vantage that was parked in front of the marquee for all to admire.
All in all, the function was an enormous success, with the merrymaking carrying on well into the wee small hours of the morning – it can truly be said that espionnage has rarely been such fun! We’re delighted we were there to “keep the British end up” as regards the catering!