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 Grosvenor Square in London at the weekend.
The UK Event Awards celebrate the best of Britain’s events industry including event organisers, suppliers and marketers. Appetite Direct was up against two other finalists in the category. The company, which started in 2003 and employs 10 staff, provides casual and formal dining solutions for both corporate and consumer markets. Their impressive list of clients includes The BBC, Innis and Gunn, and The Edinburgh International Festival.
Nigel Kennedy, Managing Director, says: “It is a wonderful achievement to be named as Event Caterer of the Year at a UK wide event and we couldn’t be happier with our award. Our team has put an incredible amount of hard work into everything from our menus and dishes to sponsorship and marketing, and we are delighted that this has been recognised.”
Appetite Direct is no stranger to winning awards. Last year, the business won the CiS Excellence Award for Independent Event Caterer of the Year – the only company to ever win this award twice.
About Appetite Direct
Appetite Direct is Scotland’s leading independent event caterer and was founded in 2003 by Nigel Kennedy and Charlotte Dickins, and is still owned and run by Nigel.
It is a preferred supplier to leading Edinburgh venues including The Assembly Rooms, Dovecot studios, Winton House, 46 York Place and The Mews.
Previous awards include: Event Caterer of the Year at the Scottish Event Awards 2013: Independent Event Caterer of the Year, Catering in Scotland CIS Excellence Awards, 2013 and 2008; Best Caterer and Event Services Grand Prix at the Scottish Event Awards, 2011; Listing in The Guardian’s Top 10 places to eat for under £10 in Edinburgh in 2010 and Top 10 in Scotland in UKTV’s Local Food Hero Awards in 2009
The UK Event Awards, now in its fifth year, rewards the very best events, organisers and industry suppliers in the country.