Edinburgh-based caterer Appetite Events has been recognised as Scotland’s best caterer at the Confetti Wedding Awards 2019, which celebrates outstanding experts in the Scottish wedding industry.
The fourth edition of the annual gala final took place at Doubletree by Hilton Glasgow Central on Sunday 27 January with over 600 guests in attendance. The awards received more than 20,000 votes from the public, with over 1,200 businesses in Scotland being voted for and 120 finalists up for awards on the night.
Featuring 22 categories, including Best Cake Design, Best Florist and Best Hairstylist, the awards were free to enter and judged by a panel of independent judges and mystery shoppers.
Appetite Events, which celebrated its 15th year in 2018, has doubled the number of weddings it has planned and catered for in the past 12 months and is delighted to have taken home the coveted Best Caterer Award as it continues to focus on ramping up its wedding offer.
Nigel Kennedy, Director of Appetite Events ltd, said: “We’re delighted to win Best Caterer at the Confetti Awards, recognising all the hard work our team puts into the exceptional weddings we deliver. We love helping our customers organise their dream weddings, whether it’s just a simple event or an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza.
“We pride ourselves on creating the perfect bespoke menu for each of our customers, using only the freshest, most seasonal produce and ensuring that wedding guests are presented with beautiful, delicious food. We even grow our own produce in our new kitchen garden to ensure the very freshest ingredients! Most importantly, we offer a complimentary tasting, accompanied by a glass or two of fizz, to help the happy couple decide on their menu ahead of the big day.
“From initial enquiry right through to the wedding day, each guest is assigned a skilled wedding planner to offer advice and support on every detail, from finding the perfect venue to selecting menu choices and suppliers such as photographers, lighting specialists, florists, stationers and bands.”
Appetite Events’ bespoke service allows for plenty of flexibility with menu packages and the option to create a theme or specific menu of favourite ingredients.
Alternatively, a selection of wedding menu and drinks packages are available with a fantastic choice of modern dishes, wines and beers.
A licensed bar service provides a wide range of cocktails, craft beers, lagers, wines and premium and small batch spirits to keep the party going into the wee hours.
The win follows a period of strong growth for the firm, which increased its annual turnover by 80% to £1.5 million in the period 2017 – 2018.
In the past five years, Appetite Events has undergone a sleek rebrand and has acquired four additional production units and new equipment, allowing it to expand its services, including offering a new bar service.
Staffing has been another important area of growth and six new full-time employees and several part time staff have been brought on board in the past two years bringing numbers up to 19 full-time and 70 part-time staff.
The team have carried out some of their biggest events in recent years and have their sights set on more world-class events and beautiful weddings in 2019 and beyond.
Appetite Events is the official catering partner of The Edinburgh International Festival; a sponsor of the Edinburgh International Science Festival and supporter of the Edinburgh international Book Festival and Film Festival.
Success has been recognised with several awards, including Best Caterer at the Scottish Event Awards, Events Caterer of the Year at the UK Event Awards and Event Supplier Excellence at the EventIt ‘E’ Awards.
Press contact: Martha Bryce, Director Sound Bite PR, [email protected]
Notes for the Editor:
Established in 2003 as Appetite Direct, Appetite Events is based in Newhaven, Edinburgh and brings together decades of combined experience, the very best local and seasonal ingredients, an ethical approach and exquisite service to create corporate and private events in some of the finest venues across Scotland, as well as bespoke catering for weddings. For more information on Appetite Events, visit www.appetiteevents.co.uk.