Appetite Events is currently in administration. We would like to take this oppportunity to thank our brilliant clients who have supported us for the past 18 years. Please see our statement below for more information and how to contact the Administration team. I would like to assure all of our venues, clients and partners of our best intentions at this difficult time.
I am writing to you today with a heavy heart and to inform you that after 18 years of trading, the financial position of the company has become untenable. The Coronavirus has hit the events industry harder than many other sectors and our market has effectively vanished overnight and despite our best efforts to mitigate our ongoing costs and having worked incredibly hard to give the business the best chance to survive until some normality returns to the market, however, despite some incredible support from our landlord, some of our suppliers and the tireless work of our team to build a brand new business, Appetite Delivers. Sadly, we do not have the luxury of giving this amazing product the time it needs to grow and I have to consider my responsibilities as the Founder and Director of the business.
With no prospect of events taking place of a size or volume that could generate enough revenue to enable us to keep the integrity of the company, and with limited help forthcoming from government, I am left with no alternative but to put the company into administration.
By calling in the administrators now, before the situation becomes critical, I am ensuring that the business has the best chance of finding a buyer to deliver the significant confirmed order book for the coming year. I am desperately disappointed on so many levels. Our company has grown enormously over the past three years and we were forecasting sales in excess of £2m this year.
I am devastated for my amazing team, whose hard work and dedication have made the company synonymous with quality, service, creativity and fair play in Scotland. I am devastated that we will no longer be working with our clients, both corporate and private, our venues and suppliers who have supported us through thick and thin.
I fully acknowledge that my decision will generate a lot of worry for clients who hold deposits with us for future events and I would like to assure you that I will continue to work closely with the Administrators to secure a buyer and to facilitate the best possible outcome for all. Sadly, there was no realistic alternative to this and to continue would have been irresponsible and detrimental to the interests of our stakeholders. I would ask for your forbearance in the meantime and request that any queries be directed to the administration team who will keep all stakeholders informed of the status of the administration.
Duncan Raggett of Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP was appointed Administrator of Appetite Direct Limited (“the Company”) on 4 August 2020. The Administrator manages the affairs, business and property of the Company and contracts as agent of the Company, without personal liability.
Please contact the Restructuring and Recovery (“R2”) team at firstname.lastname@example.org, with any queries you may have about the Administration or if you are interested in purchasing the business and assets of the Company.
Anderson Anderson and Brown t: +44 (0)131 357 6666
Event & Wedding Catering Services
Established in 2003, the Appetite Events team brings together decades of combined experience, the very best local and seasonal ingredients, an ethical approach and exquisite service to create show stopping, world class events and catering for our clients.
From our ever expanding base in Newhaven, Edinburgh, we specialise in bespoke catering services for weddings, corporate and private events in some of the finest venues throughout the Lothians and across Scotland.
Our mission is simple; to listen to our clients, deliver sensational food, an exceptional catering service and to surpass expectations while supporting local businesses, reducing our impact on the environment and provide benefits to our local community and partners. Every member of our passionate and dedicated team from our professional event planners to our highly skilled kitchen crew shares a desire to create spectacular events, helping you to host the ultimate party with the minimum amount of hassle. Our enthusiastic professional approach, innovative ideas, attention to detail and a 'never say never' attitude ensure that we deliver successful and memorable events with a personal touch. Along the way, we can promise we will have a lot of fun working together on your event.
Over the years we have built up a wonderfully loyal portfolio of clients from a diverse set of industries and sectors, many of whom we are privileged to call friends. We feel extremely lucky to work with some of the best known local, national and international brands as well as many third sector and arts organisations.
We are passionate supporters of the arts and Edinburgh’s festivals and we are extremely proud to be official catering Partner to The Edinburgh International Festival, a relationship that has developed over the past 15 years. We also sponsor the Edinburgh International Science Festival and regularly support the Edinburgh international Book Festival and Film Festival.
As part of our commitment to corporate responsibility we have a number of Charity partners who we work with regularly. Our kitchen team have coordinated and serviced Edinburgh’s Crisis at Christmas for the past 5 years, which delivered 1,400 hot meals to homeless people over the Christmas period in 2017. We also support the Soldier’s Charity, Big Curry Lunch and The Prince's Trust. In addition, we work with local schools to provide work experience for young people and have provided placements and employment for the homeless through our partner Crisis. As part of our environmental commitment, we work with and promote local suppliers and growers, support small businesses and work with ethical partners such as Changeworks and Vegware to ensure that we are making as little impact on the environment as possible. We are very proud to have won numerous awards over the past few years, including Best Caterer, Events Team of the Year, Supplier Excellence, Best Independent Caterer and Event Services Grand Prix.
Finally, to demonstrate our commitment to continual improvement, we are ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 certified so you can be sure you are dealing with a company you can trust.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for arranging all the catering for the Highland Show – the food was great and the staff were absolutely wonderful. They were exceptionally efficient and really went above and beyond what was required.
We really can’t recommend Appetite Events highly enough. They were a joy to work with from the first phone call to the last dance of our wedding day. The team were incredibly knowledgable and made the whole experience so enjoyable. A particular highlight was the wonderful tasting afternoon - we were all blown away by the great food and their attention to detail... We must admit that at first we really didn’t appreciate how important a great caterer would be to our wedding day experience. Working with Appetite Events meant that on the day we were able to switch off from all the organisations, wow our guest with incredible food and most importantly to enjoy a truly fabulous day!
Laura & Patrick
Your team were a pleasure to work with from the first enquiry to Philly’s call after the party. The food was outstanding and so beautifully presented, your waiting team were smart and discreet and we have had so many wonderful comments from our guests, I have no doubt you will be receiving numerous calls requesting your services. I can’t wait for the next one to come around!
The Birthday Girl
The team at Appetite were a delight to work with from the start and we were thrilled we chose them to be such a key part of our wedding. Philly is fantastic, especially her talent for turning ideas we thought couldn't work into reality. In the run up to the wedding one of our favourite memories is our tasting at Appetite - getting to try all the things we had talked about for so long. At our wedding, the Appetite team were wonderful and so many of our friends and family commented on how much they enjoyed to food. They also took special care to make sure Cameron and I had a chance to eat as well with a plate of canapés waiting for each of us at the reception for which we were extremely grateful!
Julia, The Bride
“Working with Appetite Events on this project was excellent. From then initial discussions of the brief, to the menu tasting with the client Appetite Events were constructive, listened to our clients comments and were able to adapt to our clients needs. On the day the set up was perfect, great staff, eager to help and plenty of food which was well presented and tasty. An excellent partner for this event.”
Scottish Confetti Wedding Award 2019 - ‘Best Caterer’
Scottish Event Awards 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014
Winner - 'Best Caterer'
EventIt 'E' Awards 2017
Winner - 'Event Supplier Excellence'
Scottish Event Awards 2016 Winner - ‘Events Team of the Year’
UK Event Awards 2016, 2015 & 2014
Winner- 'Event Caterer of the year'
CIS Excellence Award 2013 Winner- ‘Independent Event Caterer’
Official Catering Partner of the Edinburgh International Festival