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To create the best day ever for you whether it’s for your wedding, birthday or other special event. To ensure that we deliver a unique service at any event and at any location. Having previously worked at some taxing venues, we are well qualified to offer you a first class catering experience with an eye for detail and original dishes.


We would highly recommend

Joss & his team were professional and so welcoming when we had our tasting at his beautiful place.
We tried multiple dishes before deciding on the final menu and canapes for our wedding.
The price was reasonable but his professionalism, communication and commitment was exceptional.
All our guests commented on the fabulous canapes and friendliness of his team.
Our Wedding meal was fantastic, presented beautifully and served lovely and hot.
The Duck was superb and the trio of desserts was exceptional.
His team tidied everything up and were lovely to have around on the day, making sure everything ran smoothly.

We would highly recommend Joss and his team to anyone.

Thanks again,

Luke & Lily


Absolutely amazing

Joss and his team were absolutely amazing, communication was clear and easy during the preparation of our wedding.
The tasting we did confirmed that the food would also be at a very high standard which was super important for us.

On the day of the wedding the team was on top form very attentive and flexible to change of weather or change of plans.
Nothing is a problem for Joss, he has such a positive attitude and a great personality.
On top of that, the food was beautiful, tasty and cooked to perfection.
I couldn't recommend him and his team more

Emmanuel & Jayne

Exactly like in our dreams!

Thanks to Joss, Karine and all their team, our wedding was more than successful!
Exactly like in our dreams!
Not only was everything delicious, their entire team was wonderful.
Joss was perfectly able to listen to us, advise us and guide us, always respecting our desires and our decisions.
The result was perfect!

We got nothing but compliments from our guests, it's heartwarming.
The wine of honor was chic and exquisite, the meal absolutely delicious and the brunch exceptionally elegant and truly excellent!
Choosing the right caterer was the most important part of the wedding for us. And we really made the right choice.
And then Joss was also kind of our wedding planer, giving us his expert advice, advising us on other providers and giving us directions for the arrangement of the reception and dinner.

In short, in a nutshell, don't hesitate!
You can trust Joss, Karine and their wonderful team with your eyes closed!
Thank you again for all !

See you soon :)

Kevin & Juliette

Wonderful experience

Perfect, faultless, magnificent surroundings, friendly and welcoming staff, excellent, refined cuisine, subtle flavors, a lot of work and research, in short we lack the superlatives to describe the wonderful experience we had for our wedding.

You will probably think that only someone in the "cusp" can write such a rave review, think again, we did not know our hosts or the chef in Joss before deciding to organize our wedding at Lerse Castle.

We even had a priori before deciding after the first contact by phone, when our interlocutor told us that the castle had its own caterer.
In our head “se was; Hmm !!, we are going to send us a mixed salad, a barbecue steak, a mounted piece and basta, all for an exorbitant price, under cover of the beauty of the setting! "
Curiosity winning the day, we went to meet them.
Then we got to know Joss; the simplicity, the kindness of Joss and his wife Karine.
Listening to Joss talk about cooking, his passion, with verve and professionalism seduced us. We felt a real desire to please their parts.
Make no mistake, you are not in front of a "caterer" (in the pejorative sense of the term) but in front of a real Chef playing in the big league!

A big thank you Karine and Joss, without forgetting the people who work with you, for the pleasure you have given us on this day; day which will remain a fantastic memory for our family and our friends who shared this moment in such a magnificent setting!

Patricia & Laurent
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Exceptional work

These few words will not be enough to describe the quality and the exceptional work of Joss and Karine.
But I will still try to tell you about their work.
Quality products, cooked beautifully!

I had given carte blanche for this day so important to us, everything was absolutely perfect, so much the workshops prepared with a lot of choice and care.
The dish perfectly cooks the meat and this very special and daring way of cooking vegetables which is your signature, of which I am a fan.
The choice and the cheese buffet was just perfect. All this accompanied by an irreproachable service with exceptional servers, a great kindness towards all the guests.
We, as well as all our guests, were delighted with this quality of service.

You do your job with passion and it can be seen and felt at all levels.

A big thank you to you and your team, you made this day that little bit more wonderful.

Bérengère &Jonathan

Magnificent event

We hosted a wedding at Château De Lerse last weekend, what a magnificent event!
This turned out to be the best decision ever. Every smallest detail was paid attention to, everyone of our guests was positively surprised.
By the great wedding location, the good food, the wonderful service and the kindness of Joss and his staff.
My wife and I would rate it five stars over and over again.

I would just like to say: a very big thank you from the two of us!
Keep up the excellent work, and ... we will definitely meet again.

Arne & Mieke

Very nice experience

We got married in 2020, a complicated period because of the Covid, the changing regulations, the new restrictions, the difficulties in getting together...
The "Château de Lerse", represented by Joss and Karine, was able to support us and support us throughout long preparation and choices to be made, even if it was not easy.
Preparation is intense when you want to put some effort into it. Joss and Karine are professional and caring!
Thank you to them for having accompanied us to live this day as well as possible. This place is the most beautiful that we have seen in the region, a spacious outdoor shelter in case of rain, a room for a warm dinner, a magnificent garden, a lake...
The weather being uncertain, the cocktail happened under the shelter, it was good but we would have liked to enjoy the valley!
The caterer is managed by the place and the kitchen of Joss who knows the logistics perfectly and the material was very well organized. Nothing to say !
The cocktail and dinner were unrivaled, a treat, original, generous but rather light and healthy and we are gourmets!
Very nice experience at Château de Lerse, we will return there to savor the atmosphere of this wonderful weekend.

Tiphaine and Pierre-Louis

... to receive our guests serenely

We decided to call on Joss and his team for cocktail workshops and our wedding dinner, and Joss was available quickly to discuss our expectations and wishes as a first step.
Great cocktail workshops and a menu, very original proposals, very creative taste associations, and great presentations. On the day the whole team was very professional for the installation of the bar, service and table dressing. Thanks to the whole team we were able to receive our guests serenely. I can only recommend Joss!

Thanks again Joss.

David and Agathe

He is a great chef

Joss is not worthy of a great Chef, he is a great Chef.
A great chef of taste first of all. A creative and upscale cuisine, quality products, mixes of bold flavors (gambas with caramel spices, fine pies of scallops & hazelnut coriander vinaigrette, pan-fried foie gras, filet mignon of veal saltimbocca & juice with pinot, fillet of bar à l'unilatéral & vinaigrette citrus and ginger, tajine of vegetables ...), remarkable food-wine pairings around a format "dinner workshops" perfectly rhythmic. Joss dust off the traditional codes of wedding catering with talent! He even declined a concept videos "Do it yourself" for those who want to cook themselves, and simply their big events (www.cuisine-et-audace.com). Joss is also an exceptional conductor, who has sublimated our marriage thanks to his always very accurate advice and an impeccable organization, surrounded by his wife Karine, smiling and always very attentive, his charming butler Dirk for whom the unexpected always has a solution, and all his team of professionals in cooking and service. A team of enthusiasts, experiences, reassuring, irreproachable. Catering Events is the first and only caterer we had "tested" for our wedding. Received in this magnificent castle of Lerse in Charente, that Joss and his wife manage all the year, and which we fell immediately under the spell, we were immediately put in confidence. Our guests, all generations, repeat that they have never seen better caterer at a wedding. Joss and his team were, most certainly, the architects of the success of our marriage. We recommend them with their eyes closed. Thanks again, to the madness.

Clara & Cyril (The Lobsters)

Very professional

Very professional and attentive to our requests, Joss and his team sublimated our marriage. A selection of beautiful products as original as delicious that surprised all our guests.
The different entrees offered through the workshops were succulent, as was the rest of the menu. A meat dish as surprising as it was delicious and a selection of varied cheeses that delighted many.
Fresh products and worked with talent, we rarely eat as well and this opinion was unanimous among our guests!
A team of attentive and smiling shock.
We all feasted, again thank you for this meal and your professionalism.

Gabrielle V. , July 2019

Alethea & Michiel

Chateau de Lerse was simply the most fabulous place to have our wedding - we enjoyed every minute of our wedding weekend celebrations. Everyone at CdL was incredibly kind to us, on our multiple visits (!), and it was lovely to be able to have our wedding in such a warm, welcoming environment, and ultimately a family home. Our thanks to Roel, Mick, Joss and the whole team for enabling such a magical weekend - we are forever grateful. 
Review for Traiteur Events
Our wedding at Chateau de Lerse was simply amazing, and in particular the food! Joss & his team are exceptional - hosting, chef-ing and ensuring we were all looked after to an impeccable degree. We had three big dinners, and at each the food was fantastic. None of the boring stereotypical wedding fare: the ingredients were locally sourced and the veggies were delicious and part of the main event rather than a cursory side which made such a difference. And, of course, the wine complemented everything perfectly! Traiteur Events worked seamlessly with our wedding planning team (And Then We Got Married) and the whole weekend went without a hitch - thank you all so very much. 
Thank you, Alethea & Michiel, June 2019

A great chef

A great chef, a cuisine full of audacity and unusual flavors. A professional surrounded by a great team without forgetting Carine always smiling and clipped.
Thank you for making our daughter's wedding a magical and unforgettable moment.

KK, June 2019

Amazing wedding dinner

Dear Joss,
Just a note to thank you for the wonderful meal that you cooked for us before the wedding day and then the amazing wedding dinner that you produced on the day.
Our whole experience at the venue was completed with your excellent food and service.
Many, many thanks again and we’ll be seeing you again in the future for sure.
Best wishes,
Sue Cleaver and Brian

sept 2018

wedding at Chateau Monrecour

You catered at our wedding at Chateau Monrecour on 26th August 2014.  We wanted to say thank you so much for your fantastic work.  From the food tasting in February 2014 in your place (which was lovely), to the catering on the day, we were really pleased with it all.  We and our guests thought the food was excellent and some said that it was the best food that they had eaten in France.  Given that we were staying in an area with great food this is a big compliment!  The portions were well-sized and beautifully presented. Although you were catering for over 100 people the food was all ready on time and the staff were all professional and friendly.

Please feel free to use this email with any future customers to demonstrate the great service they can expect if they book with you.  If there are any potential English customers then we would be happy to share our experience with them.

Absolutely incredible

Joss and his team were absolutely incredible over our wedding weekend. My fiancé is Serbian so we wanted to incorporate some traditional Serbian cuisine and decided to host a hog roast the evening before our wedding. The roast and side dishes Joss prepared were absolutely perfect, it was the perfect kick off to our wedding weekend. Joss and his team returned the following morning on our wedding day and everything was once again exactly as we hoped. Joss’ staff was so attentive to our guests and every serving of food from the canapes during our cocktail hour to the appetizers, entrees and dessert at dinner were all so delicious. We had so many guests come up to us and let us know how wonderful their meal was. Thank you so much Joss for making our wedding weekend everything we dreamed it would be! We are so thankful!

Siobhan Richards

Private Chef Required

A huge thank you for last night.  My family and I throughly enjoyed the evening, and the food was absolutely delicious. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. It really made my fathers 70th birthday incredibly special.

Many many thanks


Great food and wedding caterer

We had Joss (owner and chef of  Traiteur Events) cater for our wedding at Saint Privat des Pres and the food was excellent. His canapés are amazing and all of his food is really excellent.

We even had him do the catering for a BBQ at the wedding venue for our guests the next day and it was the best BBQ food we have had – real gourmet French BBQ – not your usual burgers etc.
All Authentically French and wonderful stuff. Would highly recommend Joss for wedding catering and he is a real pleasure to work with – a great guy and always eager to please.

Purvis and Olivia

Fabulous Wedding Caterer

We used this restaurant to cater for our wedding in Chateau De Lacoste this summer and the food and hospitality were incredible. We had a really fun and very delicious tasting session in the restaurant in March where we got to choose the food we were going to eat on the day itself.

All our guests absolutely loved the canapés and food (the Foie gras crème Brule was a big talking point). The head waiter was so wonderful and really made sure my husband and I had what we needed to ensure we had an amazing day!

If you are thinking of getting married in the Dordogne area and looking for an amazing wedding caterer – look no further than this!

Grace D.

Incredible wedding banquet

Traiteu Events catered for our wedding in June 2015. We had a incredible experience in his restaurant for our wedding tasting. A really special location that complimented his exquisite food. No request was too much and he was happy to tailor make any requests we had.

On the wedding day he was a pleasure to have including his wonderful team. We had the most amazing canapés which included incredible scallops and prawns on a hot plancher. Joss created the most beautiful, unique and most importantly delicious sharing plates of starters and desserts.

The main course of individual steaks and huge baked rounds of dauphinoise potatoes and late night crepes were cooked to perfection. Food and wine at our wedding was very important and Joss provided the most amazing food we could wish for. Our wedding guests to this day still compliment us on the food.

A huge thank you to Joss and his team. Joss catered for a friends wedding the year before and is catering for a friend in August. We can’t wait!

Flenn, London

A truly memorable weekend!

We have just celebrated our daughter’s wedding and had the extremely good fortune to have Joss and his exceptional team from Traiteur Events catering for us, not only for the wedding day but also a garden party the following day. The quality of the food and service on both days was simply out of this world. Nothing was too difficult for Joss including catering for special dietary requirements! From start to finish it was a pleasure dealing with Joss and his team.
For anyone contemplating a wedding or other special occasion, I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending the team!


Wedding Weekend – Simply Amazing

Joss and his team did the catering four our wedding weekend in September, both on the day itself and on the Sunday for a more relaxed BBQ.
I must start by saying that the experience all started phenomenally when we went to do the initial tasting back in April. On a cold rainy day we were invited to the restaurant to select our wedding breakfast and arriving to a roaring log fire, a friendly Joss, and a beautiful restaurant, we knew straight away that we had chosen wisely and would be well looked after. EVERYTHING we tasted on this day was beautiful and we had such a hard time making the final cut, we wanted it all.
But choose we did and in September when the wedding arrived our canapés and meal surpassed all of our expectations and our guests too. Everyone has since raved about our wedding food, especially the scallops ? and we feel so so happy that it met all of our expectations and lived up to our memories from earlier in the year. The dessert platter was incredible, I’m only sad that I only managed one from this on the actual evening.
On Sunday we also had the most wonderful BBQ provided – again I can fault nothing! It was all wonderful.
Joss is just lovely and really went out of his way to ensure everything was perfect – a lovely person to have around on such a special day! Food is so important at a wedding and I can promise you that if you go with this wonderful person and place you would not be disappointed.
If you are not planning a wedding and merely want a fantastic meal in wonderful surroundings then visit this restaurant now!

Amy S.

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