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Green Growth – The Scottish Green Energy Awards
Scottish Renewables, The Scottish Green Energy Awards, National Museum of Scotland
We were asked to create and deliver a prestigious dinner and awards ceremony in the newly refurbished National Museums of Scotland for no fewer than 1000 guests. The excellent new facilities at the Museum allowed a more adventurous take on the food. We’ve worked on this event annually since its initiation and were delighted to be chosen yet again.
We were thrilled to be a part of this incredible evening. The event looked, and the menu tasted, truly spectacular and our client was impressed and delighted beyond measure:
“The feedback we have received about the food has been fantastic. To achieve such a high standard for 1000 people is pretty unheard of and there was particular praise for the main course and pudding! It is a massive event for us to manage with a small team and we don’t take the enormous workload you take off us for granted. The team led by Kirsten were all too happy to assist where needed and were extremely helpful to all the guests on the night. It still remains the one event we don’t have to worry about on the night because we know it’s all I or hands and taken care of.” - Jillian, Scottish Renewables
We first organised the Green Energy Awards in our infancy over a decade ago when there were a mere 200 guests all celebrating achievements in renewable energy. This year’s bash hosted in the newly refurbished National Museums of Scotland welcomed no fewer than 1000 guests, and we like to think we had a small part to play in the astonishing growth and success of this event. We’ve worked on this event annually since its inception and were delighted that the excellent new facilities at the Museum allowed a more adventurous take on the food. Event Designer Kirsten Somerville chose dramatic and striking black and dark lilac theme to create a stunning contrast with clean white lines of the newly refurbished interior. The event looked, and the menu tasted, truly spectacular and our client was impressed and delighted beyond measure. We gained access to the building a mere two hours before the guests began to arrive due to public opening hours. This made catering for 1000 people with a typically complex and tantalising menu quite a challenge and one for which we fielded a team of over 130 gifted foodie specialists, all of whom worked together like a dream.
Just when you thought we had our hands full, we were delighted to use this event as an opportunity to welcome the next generation of Heritage Portfolio connoisseurs into the fold inviting along some excellent student chefs and event managers. This was a great opportunity for the students to take part in one of the largest events in our calendar giving them a taste of what it means to succeed in the hospitality industry.
We like to nurture young hospitality staff, who perhaps might work with us one day, and we were pleased to be collaborating with our former head of operations, Richard Morris, who now lectures at Edinburgh College, which regularly provides staff to gain ‘on-the-job’ experience.