To say it’s been a big year for Hickory is an understatement. With many more award successes under our belts, exciting new contract wins and two new sub-brands to add to our extensive portfolio we’ve had an impressive year and we’re only just getting started!

In total, we have delivered 332 events in 2016 and served a whopping 31,763 covers. By the end of December, we will have delivered 32 Christmas parties across a variety of stunning venues and cooked a total of 4,997 Christmas dinners – that’s a lot of turkey!


We’ve had the pleasure of working with many more venues, adding a total of ten to our portfolio and one exclusive contract, Borthwick Castle. Take a look here to see who else we’ve been lucky enough to work with this year.

  • The Assembly Rooms
  • Borthwick Castle
  • Gordon Castle
  • The Biscuit Factory
  • Gilmerton House
  • The Coach House at Kinross
  • Pollok House
  • Harvest Moon
  • Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
  • Manderston

Hickory Hogs and Hickory Bars

We’ve successfully launched two new sub-brands Hickory Hogs and Hickory Bars to diversify and bring new services to our customers

Hickory Hogs is our latest fabulous foodie offering, our hog roasts with a difference have a truly memorable taste that always go down a storm no matter what the occasion.

Hickory Bars, our exciting new pop-up and event bar service, has been a roaring success and was launched into action at this year’s Royal Highland Show with our Botanical Gin Garden. Why not take a look at our brand spanking new Hickory bars website and keep an eye out for the launch of Hickory Bars Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Awards, awards, awards!

To top everything off, we’ve had an incredibly successful awards season with an impressive total of seven nominations, two commendations and two award wins.


  • Scottish VOWS Awards – Specialist Wedding Services – Hickory
  • Scottish Event Awards – Small Venue of the Year Winner – Dunglass Estate

To be announced

  • Scottish Confetti Awards – Event Caterer of the Year – Hickory


  • UK Event Awards – Event Caterer of the Year – Hickory
  • Scottish Event Awards – Green Award – Hickory


  • UK Event Awards – Event Caterer of the Year – Hickory
  • Scottish Event Awards – Small Venue of the Year Finalist – Eskmills Venue
  • Scottish Event Awards – Event Caterer of the Year – Hickory
  • Drum Content Awards – Best Integrated Cross-Channel Cross Media – Hickory Bars
  • Foodservice Cateys – Event Caterer of the Year – Hickory
  • The Food Awards Scotland – Caterer of the Year – Hickory

We would love to say a big thank you to everyone who has nominated, voted and supported us throughout the awards season, we are thrilled and a little humbled by our achievements in 2016.

Looking back over this year, we’ve had so much joy from working closely with our fabulous clients and delivering events in some truly amazing locations. We’re excited and eager to see what 2017 holds for team Hickory, if this year is anything to go by we’re in for a treat!

In the meantime, on behalf of everyone here at Hickory, we want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!