Recommended Suppliers – Pantry Events
Pantry Events have worked at Kinkell a number of times and are now one of our recommended caterers! They offer bespoke menus for couples so you can really put your own stamp on your wedding catering! We asked them a few questions so you can get to know them better…
Story Behind Pantry Events?
Pantry Events is a creative catering and events company based in Edinburgh. Established 10 years ago by husband and wife team Charlotte and Chris Thompson to deliver high quality catering for the wedding and corporate markets. Born through a passion for good food, Pantry Events has gone from catering small events out of a converted horse box to becoming one of Scotlands top event caterers and the official caterer for the Edinburgh International Festival.
What services do you offer couples?
At Pantry Events, we’ve got your wedding covered from start to finish! We love bringing joy to your special day, and that includes creating bespoke menus that reflect your personal style perfectly. Whether you’re dreaming of a sit-down feast, or relaxed family style dinning, we will work with you to make sure it reflects your vision for your special day! From mouthwatering canapés to show-stopping main courses and delicious desserts, our menus are crafted with love and packed with flavours that will leave everyone wanting more.
What would you say is your style?
We approach wedding catering with a genuine passion and a commitment to creating a relaxed and informal atmosphere. We believe that weddings should be joyful celebrations, where guests can savour delicious food. Our focus is on staying in tune with the latest culinary trends while infusing our menus with creative flair. We take pride in crafting unique flavour combinations and presenting dishes in innovative ways, ensuring a dining experience that leaves a lasting impression. Using locally sourced seasonal ingredients is a cornerstone of our approach, as it allows us to capture the freshest and most vibrant flavours. Our goal is to create a catering experience that perfectly complements the unique vision and ambiance of each event.
Where does your inspiration come from?
Our inspiration for wedding catering is driven by our team of passionate food enthusiasts who play a pivotal role in shaping the direction of the company. We are dedicated to staying at the forefront of culinary trends, constantly exploring new flavours, innovative techniques, and imaginative presentations. By immersing ourselves in industry trends, we stay connected with the ever-evolving culinary landscape. This continuous exploration and our shared love for food fuel our creativity and keep us ahead of the curve.
Sustainability is also a core value that drives our inspiration. We prioritise making responsible choices and supporting local suppliers who share our commitment to the environment. This conscious approach enables us to serve incredible food while leaving a positive impact on our planet.
Furthermore we find immense joy in embracing the rich flavours that nature offers during specific times of the year. By harnessing the freshness and vibrancy of seasonal ingredients, our goal is to create dishes that leave a lasting impression and take guests on a flavourful journey from field to plate.
Pantry Events draws inspiration from seasonality, our commitment to sustainability, and the culinary expertise of our team. We strive to create wedding catering experiences that are not only special but also environmentally conscious. With each dish we craft, our aim is to delight and surpass the expectations of couples and their guests, ensuring an unforgettable and truly memorable celebration.
Why do you like working at Kinkell Byre?
Working at Kinkell Byre is an absolute dream! The venue’s jaw-dropping views add a touch of magic to every event, creating an enchanting atmosphere that leaves everyone in awe. The space itself is simply stunning, seamlessly blending rustic charm with modern elegance. And let’s not forget the fantastic kitchen facilities that make our job a breeze!
What really sets Kinkell Byre apart is their flexibility—speaking from the perspective of a wedding guest, each time we have been to Kinkell Byre has been fantastic, there is alway enough space for every guest to enjoy the evening how they see fit, whether it’s relaxing on the sofas, or recovering from the dance floor in the long shed, every space always looks so inviting. In a nutshell, working at Kinkell Byre means being surrounded by breathtaking beauty, enjoying a gorgeous space, and having the freedom to make each wedding a truly unforgettable affair.
Any personal advice you would give couples when it comes to booking their caterer?
When it comes to booking your wedding caterer, we have a couple of personal tips to ensure a seamless experience. Provide your potential caterers with as much information as possible about your vision, preferences, and dietary requirements. This allows them to create a tailored menu that perfectly matches your unique tastes and style. At Pantry Events, we place a strong emphasis on transparency and providing couples with a stress-free experience. Make sure to check for any hidden costs when looking at quotes. When it comes to costings, our goal is to be crystal clear and upfront, ensuring that there are no surprises or hidden costs along the way. We understand that planning a wedding involves careful budgeting, and we want to alleviate any concerns by providing a detailed quote that accurately reflects the services and offerings you desire.
How do couples get in touch with you and what is your process?
Getting in touch with Pantry Events is easy and convenient. You can visit our website at www.pantryevents.co.uk to explore our services, browse through our images, and gather inspiration for your wedding or special event. If you have specific questions or would like to discuss your requirements in detail, you can reach out to us directly through the contact form on our website. We’re also active on Instagram, so be sure to check out our page @pantryevents for a glimpse at our dishes and behind-the-
scenes moments. If you prefer to speak with us directly, feel free to give us a call at 0131 608 4764. Our friendly team are ready to assist you and provide all the information you need to start planning an unforgettable catering experience!