Get to know your Caterer – Lazy Sunday

We have worked with Carole and the team at Lazy Sunday for a number of years now and always LOVE having them here. The way the team work so well together to produce such an amazing service at weddings is just so great to see.

We asked Carole a bunch of questions about Lazy Sunday and how it all started, take the time to have a read about her story and how truly unique Lazy Sunday are!


Tell us a little about yourself?

I’ve cooked ever since I opened my first restaurant in South Queensferry many many years ago. I love to experiment with flavours, believe strongly in sustainability and the shortest food miles travelled and know from my heart that food brings joy. I still cry at weddings – since I was a child my emotions have always poured from my eyes – and feel proud beyond words of what I ( and we) do.

My other great passion – apart from my family and the happiness that my 4 little grandchildren bring – is photography.

What is the story behind Lazy Sunday?

I started Lazy Sunday almost 10 years ago with the belief that the food served at weddings should be as joyous as the occasion. My family (from babyhood to adulthood) have always gathered round a table to eat together and to talk together, and I wanted Lazy Sunday to uniquely offer that similar sense of communal sharing of food and that feeling of just kicking off your shoes and chilling with the people in your lives that you love the most.

Our uniforms are pink and cream. Black is for funerals, don’t you think?

What services do you offer?

We cook and serve fabulous food – Plated/Sharing/Grazing Table.

We can co-ordinate your day if you’d like us to.

We offer a full wedding planning service.

We provide prop hire relevant to the food that you eat.

And we can style your feasts to be show stopping events

What is your style?

Whether plated or family style – everything has to be beautiful. And generous. And full of flavour. So:

Relaxed, family style dining start to finish


A combination of family style and plated


The Posh Lazy Sunday option of fine dining

Where does your inspiration come from?

Most definitely the places I have travelled and the restaurants I have eaten in, although beautiful cookery books have also been hugely influential.  I love Middle Eastern food in particular and Ottolenghi, Sabrina Ghayour, and Sami Tamimi are chefs whose food I have eaten and enjoyed beyond words. I cried the first time I ate at Ottolenghi’s – a velvety aubergine dish, for heaven’s sake, actually bought tears to my eyes. But I also love a wide range of Mediterranean foods: For me, the emphasis though is always flavours – this winter past, the beautiful warm notes of saffron and dashi and ginger and pine and orange and barberries and orange.

What is the “favourite” dish?

For me:  Absolutely the one we served at my eldest daughter’s wedding at Kinkell Byre a few years ago – Eastern spiced salt dough baked lamb – bashed open at the table so that the incredible aroma of long slow cooking literally had everyone salivating!

For our couples – goodness – we have no set menus and often cook feasts based on our couples own favourite foods. And then there’s our loaded hummus platters, or our meze boards. Recently we served  (plated) guinea bowl with a Citrus /Clementine salad and crispy roasted polenta. Honestly to die for. Hard question because we just love food!!

Any future plans for the company?

We are always expanding our sharing feast offerings, and also  in the last year with chef Maciek –  who trained under Martin Wishart and has worked in Michelin Star restaurants around the world, we are really growing our ‘Posh Lazy Sunday ‘  menus.

We have also just launched this year a full wedding planning service for busy couples keen to enjoy a celebration that is more ‘I do” than ‘To do”.

What is your favourite wedding season?

Can’t choose. I love them all for different reasons – the seasonality of our local Scottish produce means that every season brings with it such excitement and anticipation. So genuinely, I can’t choose.


Why do you like working at Kinkell Byre?

We LOVE working at Kinkell. From a logistics perspective , the large catering space really means we can be totally flexible with the feasts that we create. And the Kinkell Byre Team are fantastic and are totally “on it”. Nothing is too much trouble and over many years we have worked so well together to ensure that couples have truly unique celebrations.

I love the flexibility of the space and every time I see what I call the starry spangly barn it brings back such wonderful memories of my own daughter’s wedding there.

Kinkell is just the most beautiful blank canvas to truly create something unique and something special and the lighting and the stone walled backdrops make everything we create somehow even better!

What is your advice for Kinkell Byre couples?

Go for it. Trust that the Kinkell team will do everything in their power to make your celebration everything that you would dream it to be. Take advantage of all of the wonderfulness that is Kinkell Byre. Trust. Trust . Trust.


Do you have any advice for couples planning their wedding?

First and foremost enjoy it. Don’t become overloaded doing the stuff that you don’t enjoy – if you have good suppliers, they will take the strain. Your wedding should be about I do, not to do!

How do you book?

To book with us, we email you an initial overview with a rough guide to pricing. Then we chat with you, start to hone in on the kind of food that you love, meet with you if possible. Organise a tasting or invite you to one of our long table tastings. We hold your hand throughout the entire process. We want this to be a hugely enjoyable stage of planning your day. It is for us.

Other comments or advice?

Trust your suppliers!