Happy Easter!

It’s been a busy few months at Hickory HQ, so we thought it was about time we gave you an update on all the exciting things that have been happening. We’re pleased to report that our team have egg-celled themselves when it comes to spreading Easter joy this year, and there’s been some cracking press coverage to shout about!

Read on to find out what’s been happening across this business lately…

The Hickory Easter Bunny

Not one to shy away from a challenge, our team pulled out all the stops and donated a whopping 150 Easter Eggs which we delivered to the lovely Janice at The Trussell Trust. Whilst we were there, we got a sneak peek behind the scenes are they prepped hundreds of hot meals for delivery that week. Donating to The Trussell Trust means local children won’t go without a little treat this Easter.

Read All About It!

You might have spied our MD, Stephanie Stubbs, in the latest edition of The Herald Scotland, giving readers the low down on the busy year ahead of us here at Hickory. As we bounce back from the pandemic, you’ll find our teams creating outstanding food and drink experiences at The Scottish Open, Fringe By The Sea and The Borders Book Festival, alongside lots of exciting corporate and private events – and that’s just the start of our jam-packed calendar! From indie food stalls showcasing the very best of Scottish produce, to pop-up cocktail bars and speciality gin boltholes, find out more about how we can transform your festival food and drink by dropping the team an email.

A Growing Team

We’ve been welcoming lots of new faces to the business these past few months. Expansion of our Senior Leadership team has included the appointment of Brian Canale as culinary director, Gillian Fraser as head of event planning and design, Eric Drought as head of operations, Andy McKenzie as logistics planning manager, Fiona Pengelly as MICE sales manager, and Alison Sproull as executive assistant. Find out more about our exciting plans for 2022 and beyond, and browse our current vacancies.

In the Know

Earlier this month we collaborated with EVENTIT Scotland at Dovecot Studios for their ‘What’s Trending in Events’ conference. As well as a successful morning of inspirational workshops, we challenged attendees with an interactive cocktail tasting session, and rounded off the conference with a cooking demonstration, where our Food Innovation and Event Designer Katy, Culinary Director Brian, and Lead Chef Mo showcased some of the fantastic, sustainable dishes on our menus, and highlighted how we reduce food waste. You can also find Katy talking about the growing trend of outdoor weddings in The Caterer.

Christmas the Hickory way

The paper’s not even off the Easter eggs and it’s time to think about Christmas! We’ve been busy pulling together a show-shopping selection of festive options to wow your clients and colleagues this year. From gleeful grazing platters for an office Christmas party, to completely bespoke corporate winter festivals, our team of elves promise to knock off your festive stockings this year. Get in touch to find out more.