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Star Quality: Supplier Showcase: Figs Catering Co

23rd May 2011 | Julia Braime

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Wedding dieters beware!  This interview with Brides Up North Featured Supplier will whet your taste buds.  Introducing Figs Catering Co, for a wedding breakfast with starry credentials…

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How did Figs Catering Co begin? 

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I worked in the music industry for 20 years cooking for bands and artists like of Michael Jackson (I served Elizabeth Taylor Sunday dinner in Singapore while on Tour), Prince, The Spice Girls (I went on to be Melanie C’s personal chef and travelled all over the world with her), Whitney Houston, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Pavrarotti, REM, Morrissey and The Beautiful South.   I also cooked at the Duke of Edinburgh’s 70th Birthday at Windsor Castle,  the Queen’s Golden Jubilee at Buckingham Palace, the Thomas Cook Awards at Clivedon at which Princess Diana was in attendance, to name few!  I was based in London when I met my now husband, fell pregnant and was told by a very good friend to move as close to my parents as possible

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What catering services do you provide?

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Anything and everything.

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FIGS Catering Co specialises in tailored menus to suit your individual needs and tastes. We take the elements that the customer describes and turn it into a special occasion: whether a business luncheon, wedding for 300 or a celebration. We cater for all events small or large. 

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We can also provide:

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Celebration cakes: Wedding, Birthday, Retirement, you name it.
Silver cake stand hire and cake knife
Crockery and cutlery hire
Vintage china hire
Glass hire
Linen hire
Bar staff and drinks
Waitressing staff
Master of ceremonies
Flowers
Entertainment   

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I hear you provide event planning services too? 

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If you are having a party and need anything organising from design to drapery, catering to booze, garden party or soiree, venue or marquee, we do it all.  Weddings, product launches, award ceremonies. corporate parties – we can sort it out!

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What size of events can you cater for?

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We cater for an intimate dinner hamper for 4 to a wedding/ corporate event for 300. 

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What sort of food can you provide? 

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You name it, we can do it.  We try to source as locally as possible.  We use our local farm shop and our meat, fruit and vegetables are as local as they can be in season.  Rapeseed oil, flavoured vinegars, flours, cheeses and chutneys are as local as they can be – we have a wealth of local produce on our doorstep.     

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What are the most popular wedding breakfast choices?  

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This changes from year to year but this year afternoon tea on our vintage china is very popular as well as a selection of handmade canapes, locally sourced meat and fish and a platter of mini desserts

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What canapés prove most popular with wedding guests?

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Mini beef wellingtons with a mustard dip;
Scallops with ginger and sherry vinegar; or
Figs wrapped in parma ham with goats cheese. 

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Can you provide bar services too?

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We have fully trained bar staff

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Where is Figs Catering Co based and how far can you travel?

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We are based Nr Northallerton, North Yorkshire, and will travel an hour from our base or further if the job pays. 

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Can you give Brides Up North an idea on price?

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Our wedding breakfast prices are negotiable but for:

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3 course meal £36 per head
BBQ wedding breakfast from £24 per head
Afternoon tea wedding from £18 per head.

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Can you do a discount for Brides Up North readers?

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If a reader quotes Brides Up North we would offer favours at the end of the meal or a cheese board to a certain value.

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I hear you run cookery courses – can you tell Brides Up North a bit about them?

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We do: Italian Pasta, Entertaining,  Desserts, Canapes, Men in the Kitchen, Thai…

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Ask and if we can we can!

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Any really memorable weddings that you have catered for?

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We have had weddings where the bride and groom arrive by helicopter and a wedding where the horse and carriage has run off with the bridal party…

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Why choose Figs Catering Co over other suppliers?

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We are very friendly and our aim is to please from the beginning. We offer more than most competitors and you only have to ask.  We love food and enjoy helping people whether they have a large or small budget.

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How can Brides Up North get in touch with you/ find out more?

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Visit our web site at  www.figscatering.co.uk

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