Afternoon Tea is a tea-related ritual, introduced in Britain in the early 1840s. It evolved as a mini meal to stem the hunger and anticipation of an evening meal at 8pm. Afternoon Tea is a meal composed of sandwiches (usually cut delicately into ‘fingers’), scones with clotted cream and jam, sweet pastries and cakes. There aren’t any rules when it comes to the food, but a standard afternoon tea comprises a layer of sandwiches, a layer of cakes and a layer of scones or teacakes. However, you could also throw in pastries, petits fours or biscuits.
Andrew and Rachel Stanton catered at our wedding for 140 people. The quality and choice of food were fantastic, but the overall service they provided was much more than that. They both worked closely with us, paying special attention to detail and essentially taking on the project management of everything related to food and drink and it is this that made our wedding such a special day for us and such a magical day for our guests.