Hospitality Awards 2019

Page 48 LUXlife 2019 Global Hospitality Awards Serving up a treat at weddings, corporate businesses, anniversaries, birthday celebrations, and sports teams to name just a few clients, Purple Pumpkin create and style events tailored to specific requests. Based in Tunbridge Wells, the firm consistently go above and beyond client expectations in delivering more than just mouth-watering food. From designing tailor-made menus, to physically sweeping driveways so that everything looks perfect, the staff are always on hand to make sure that each unique event is as perfect as the last event. Each event is uniquely designed, incorporating clients likes and totally disregarding dislikes. Menu choices, napkin colours, drinks served, last orders; everything from the biggest to the smallest details are catered for, including the sumptuous and tantalising food. The firm’s chefs have worked across the world, bringing together their years of experience in crafting exquisite flavours for all occasions. No two events that Purple Pumpkin cater for are the same, and the staff believe that it is important for the clients to feel that. Arriving promptly to every event, the staff at Purple Pumpkin dress for and conduct their services with professionalism in everything done, offering help where they can to achieve a resoundingly successful event Whether it’s private dinner party for ten at home, or a 300-guest wedding in a marquee, exquisite catering is a must to ensure the best possible food. Purple Pumpkin is not just a catering company, but rather a firm that offers infinitely more. Having been crowned as the best bespoke local catering company across the Home Counties in 2019, we profile the firm to learn more about their success. Purple Pumpkin: Best Bespoke Local Catering Company 2019 - Home Counties each time. Services offered include catering to any styleof food, dry and fully-stocked bars, chefs, front-of-house waiting staff, bar staff, equipment for all areas, crockery, linen, glassware, marquees, dancefloors, DJ’s, toilers, florists and photographers. When it comes to planning the perfect event, the team truly go above and beyond to ensure that everything is catered for. Chefs and front-of-house staff work together to achieve a simple goal for clients; serve high quality food with professionalism and a relaxed, proud charm. Prior to the beginning of every event, a team meeting takes place to ensure that everyone knows their roles throughout the night. Most importantly, staff are reminded that should they be approached with a request it is highly likely that Purple Pumpkin will be able to provide it, so they should always accommodate the person who approached them. Hospitality is seeing an influx of clients who are being much more experimental with their food choices and event design, so staying ahead of the curve is imperative. Purple Pumpkin always listen to their clients vision and ideas, before creating around them. Constantly researching, learning and developing new styles and techniques keep every event fresh and exciting for all involved. In the fast-moving world of technology, even catering firms cannot allow themselves to fall behind. Purple Pumpkin especially haven’t, employing technology in all areas of their work to ensure the client experience is even better. Designing and printing bespoke menus for each event, regularly updating their website and social media with the most up-to-date options, and even using a portable till system so guests in the middle of a field can pay with card are just some of the ways this firm stay ahead. Sustainability is a key part of most business agendas now, and Purple Pumpkin are keenly aware of their environmental impact. Constantly looking at their own processes to improve recycling and wastage where possible, the company are currently working alongside a local farm in giving them any food wastage. More than just another catering company, the phenomenal success of Purple Pumpkin is down to their uncompromising pursuit of excellence in every unique event. No matter how specific the client request, this company will do everything they can to ensure that each event is inch-perfect in every way. Company: Purple Pumpkin Contact: Sean Taylor Email: [email protected] Website: