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Owner Lorraine Smith welcomes you to Thistle Catering Services.

If you’re not already familiar with Thistle Catering we are an award-winning bespoke event caterer with over 15 years’ experience in the events industry.

In 2018 we were awarded the Caterer of the Year at the Scottish Food Awards.

Thistle were voted the best caterer in the North East, we won the Independent Caterer of the Year, North Region Scotland award in 2015 and in 2017.

In 2016, we were awarded Finalist in the Scottish Independent Caterer of the Year, and Finalist in the Scottish Confetti Awards, one of only five in Scotland.

In 2016 we were  also awarded the Scottish Regional “Food Award”, Scottish Caterer of the Year,  for Northern Scotland.

Our philosophy is to provide the highest standard of food and service.  We really enjoy what we do, and our approach is simple; we use high quality seasonal ingredients and reinvent traditional dishes with a stylish and modern twist.  We provide the best service possible to our clients.

Thistle Catering is one of the top event caterers in Scotland. We work with an impressive portfolio of clients having delivered great events in some of Scotland’s most prestigious venues; Haddo House, Burgie House, Cortes House, Coos Cathederal, Mar Lodge, Brodie Castle, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Barra Castle Barn, and many other stunning locations in marquees and Edwardian Homes.

Our experience includes prestigious events including: Aberdeen Highland Games, VIP Marquee Catering, Portsoy Traditional Boat Festival Catering, Scone Palace Game Fair Public Catering Marquees and public bars, Edinburgh Sea Fest, Private Lunch for HRH Princess Anne, Aberdeen Hogmanay Street Party, Gordon Highlanders Military Shows, HRH Queen Jubilee Tea Dance Aberdeen, TV Location catering to the stars, as well as weddings, and many more….

Our services include catering for corporate events, private parties, weddings, product launches, BBQs, and charity fundraising dinners, special occasions, private dining experiences, festival catering,  TV location catering, and funeral teas.

Our chefs deliver wonderful food and events, whilst embracing new and innovative food and service ideas. We personally care about providing genuine satisfaction to all of our clients whilst ensuring that their event is an overwhelming success from start to finish.

So if you are looking for a great venue, great food, great service and great value then we would love to talk to you.