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Posted (Sep 12 2017)

Christmas is coming!

  Are you thinking about Christmas yet?  At Appetite Direct HQ our chefs have been busy in the kitchen creating delicious new recipes for our Festive menus and ...

Posted (Jun 2 2017)

Winton Castle - Once A Castle, Always A Castle

A wonderful evening was had by all as we celebrated over 500 years of history with Winton Castle last week. Grand but welcoming, Winton Castle has been hosting ...

Posted (Mar 29 2017)

International Festival Comes to Craigmillar - Castlebrae Community High School transforms into Festival Venue

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Posted (Feb 15 2017)

Valentines Recipe

Valentines is here but this year cancel the reservation and treat the one you love to a delicious home-cooked meal with a little help from Appetite Direct. 

Posted (Feb 15 2017)

Burns Night in Edinburgh

Appetite Top Tips for Burns Night in Edinburgh January is drawing to a close, and as if that was not cause enough for celebration, in Scotland that ...

Posted (Feb 15 2017)

Appetite Direct Scoops Two Awards!

  Appetite Direct has scooped two awards at this year's Scottish Event Awards in Glasgow. Appetite Direct became Scotland's Best Caterer for the third year running and also ...

Posted (Nov 1 2016)

Catering for Colstoun Coachhouse Launch

Appetite Direct Teamed up with  Colstoun Cook School  to provide catering for the launch their new event venue, Colstoun Coach House. We have worked with the Colstoun team ...

Posted (Aug 23 2016)

A Day in the Life of Appetite Direct

Anyone who has visited Edinburgh during the month of August will know how the city becomes a hub of vibrant culture, with visitors flocking from all over the world as ...

Posted (May 26 2016)

Bespoke Food Stalls

Whether it’s dessert, seafood or charcuterie, at Appetite Direct we love to create beautiful and bespoke food stands to display our food. Becoming ever more ...

Posted (Jun 16 2016)

Celebrate St Andrew’s Day at Gilmerton House

There is a lot of folklore associated with St Andrew's Day, particularly around young women, who hope to marry. At midnight - as November 29th becomes November 30th, young women ...

Posted (Jun 16 2016)

Wimbledon Catering Offers

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Posted (May 24 2016)

Free 'Mini-Moon' for Winter Wedding bookings

If you are considering a winter wedding, we can recommend our long term partner Winton House near Edinburgh. They still have availability from January to ...

Posted (Apr 12 2016)

Edinburgh International Festival Launch 2016

Engaging Future Audiences – Nurturing Future Careers Images by Aly Wright An education programme developed by Edinburgh International Festival has launched a bright young talent ...

Posted (Oct 23 2015)

Borders Railway opening Celebration - Golden Ticket event

Title illustration by Eilihd Muldoon - Appetite Direct delivered 1600 packaged meals for the Golden Ticket ...

Posted (Jul 13 2015)

Competition time!

We have something to celebrate, do you? ...

Posted (Jun 1 2015)

Mark Greenaway launches signature canape range with Appetite Direct

We are delighted to announce the launch of our collaboration with award-winning chef, Mark Greenaway.   Mark is constantly approached about private events and ...

Posted (May 29 2015)

Appetite Direct becomes Scotland's 206th Living Wage employer

Appetite Direct Ltd is delighted to have become the 206th organisation in Scotland to pay the living wage  to all of its employees. ...

Posted (Mar 19 2015)

Appetite Direct sponsors Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh catering company Appetite Direct has announced its sponsorship of this year’s Edinburgh International Festival in the run-up to the festival’s programme launch next week. The multi ...

Posted (Feb 19 2015)

Beef chilli

Beef chilli is one of my all time favorite easy one pot wonders. I was given this recipe by a French bloke who owned a Mexican restaurant I once worked ...

Posted (Dec 9 2014)

Is your conference food like this?

Appetite Direct recently catered for the Business Tourism Scotland Conference at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh.  An audience of 300 industry professionals is a tough crown to ...

Posted (Dec 2 2014)

Scotland’s leading independent event caterer scoops top industry award

Edinburgh-based boutique catering company, Appetite Direct, was named Event Caterer of the Year at the UK Event Awards held at the five star Marriott Hotel ...

Posted (Nov 7 2014)

Pork Bhuni

This is one of our most popular curries which we sell in the deli. Pork is not a staple in the Indian diet for a number of reasons, however in ...

Posted (Nov 6 2014)

Chilli Sabzi Dhal

This is one of my favorite curries. Its delicious and warming and incredibly healthy. If you put enough veggies it it it will not only go a long way towards ...

Posted (Oct 28 2014)

8 hour braised pork belly

Winter is fast approaching and evenings have all but disappeared and we are almost to the stage where it’s dark when you get up and dark when you leave ...

Posted (Oct 23 2014)

Appetite Direct takes Scottish events crown as Event Caterer of the Year

Edinburgh’s Appetite Direct has been named Event Caterer of the Year in the renowned Scottish Event awards during a glittering ceremony at the ...

Posted (Sep 23 2014)

Garam Masala - The spice of life

Garam Masala is the key ingredient to literally hundreds of Indian dishes and there are hundreds of different incarnations of this exotic spice mix most of which are passed down ...

Posted (Aug 5 2014)


Appetite Direct has been chosen to cater Edinburgh International Festival venues for the next three years in a five figure sponsorship deal which takes ...

Posted (Jun 3 2014)

Chefs blog - Bricklane Chicken Curry Recipe

When I bought the shop from Rowland nearly eleven years ago, I liked a good curry but there is a big difference between appreciating a curry and knowing how to ...

Posted (May 16 2014)

Gilmerton House - an oasis of tranquility in East Lothian

We have been doing more and more work in East Lothian, which is just a short hop on the A1 out of Edinburgh and why not? East Lothian boasts some ...

Posted (Apr 9 2014)

Chef's blog - Easy Baked Salmon Recipes

Around this time of year chefs everywhere (I imagine) are starting to get really excited about the amazing produce that's soon going to be on offer- ...

Posted (Nov 22 2013)

What’s in favour for 2014?

Words courtesy of I-on Magazine Image by PSD Photography Vintage, classic or romantic?  Photo booths, Marryoke or Slo Mo video booths?  No matter what ...

Posted (Nov 18 2013)

Set out your stall...

Stalls and pop- up's are all the rage at the moment and are a great alternative to traditional types of event  catering. Food stalls are great ...

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