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Locally-sourced catering for all occasions

As a social enterprise, our driving principle is to achieve a societal impact. Any profits we make from our catering are reinvested to help us improve people’s lives.

We are delighted to offer catering for events, weddings, business lunches and birthday parties.
We take pride in making incredible memories for you and your guests. We know how to make your day truly special, giving you peace of mind to relax and enjoy your event with our delicious food and friendly service.

Please drop us an email to chat about how we can help cater your special event.

Simply. Perfect.

From the very first phone call, Kirsty made planning our wedding meal stress-free and fun. We didn’t want to have a traditional wedding meal and Kirsty completely understood this, helping us to find our vision and put together our perfect menu.

The meal was pulled off without a hitch and tasted phenomenal. All of the staff were helpful, friendly and professional. We absolutely adored our meal and have received so many compliments from our guests. We would recommend Edinburgh Food Social to anyone planning an event

Arwen & PaulWedderlie House, October 2022

Edinburgh Food Social (EFS) catered one of our recent events. This event focused on supporting farmers, crofters and growers in Scotland's transition to sustainable and regenerative agriculture.

EFS' food was ethically and sustainably sourced from local producers - showcasing exactly the kind of food we would like to see in a Scotland were food is produced in a socially and environmentally just way.

All participants remarked on how excellent the food was. It was wonderful to have so many creative and colourful plates and definitely took our event to the next level 🙂

PeteNourish Scotland, April 2023

We were really lucky to have Kirsty and the Edinburgh Food Social team do our Wedding in May this year and absolutely can’t recommend them enough.

They were absolutely perfect from the initial chat all the way to delivering some incredible food on the night – all the more impressive given that they brought the entire kitchen to our venue for the reception. I’d really recommend going for a food tasting as well just to have the opportunity to have more of their food!

There’s enough stress with organising a Wedding but I can honestly say that there was none from the catering side thanks to Kirsty and her team’s hard work. We can’t recommend them enough if you’re researching them ahead of your wedding

Josh & IzzyRiddles Court, May 2022

Beautiful food. Faultless service. Professional, friendly, adaptable and flexible, Kirsty and her team were an absolute dream to work with in planning our wedding for 90 guests. They customised their usual sharing platter service to provide 4 different plated main dishes with an autumnal theme.

These kind of events require meticulous planning and preparation, time management and resource management are key. Having worked in retail management, hospitality management and subsequently, teaching, I can promise any prospective clients of EFS that they would be putting their money in a safe place with this social enterprise.

Many of our guests said it was the best food they had ever eaten at a wedding, or any event for that matter. Our vegan friends all said the basil and mushroom lasagne was undoubtedly the best vegan dish they had ever had. There was so much food of such a high quality, bolstered by stellar service, professional management and an abundance of passion for the job at hand. Best choice we ever made going with you guys!

Sophie & NiallAberlady Village Hall, November 2022

I just had a wonderful birthday lunch with catering by Edinburgh Food Social. Dealing with Kirsty Haigh to discuss the menus was a joy: my friends' various dietary requirements—vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free—were all accommodated without difficulty, and nothing was too much trouble.

The food was exactly what I had hoped for: there were gorgeous canapes, an excellent range of salads and delicious main dishes. Kirsty and her team were all so friendly and kind. My guests all commented on how wonderful the food was, and gave Kirsty a round of applause!

I cannot speak highly enough of EFS, or thank them sufficiently. They made the lunch truly memorable and it was great to support such a worthwhile endeavour.

TimRiddles Court, January 2022

It’s impossible to make great food without great ingredients.

We work with local growers, farmers and producers to source outstanding produce.
The people we are proud to work with include;
Milk & Cream from Bryce & Ashley at Mossgiel Family Dairy, Dumfriesshire
Lamb, Pork & Beef from Denise & Chris at Peelham Farm, Berwickshire
Vegetables from Phantassie Farm in East Linton, East Lothian
Salads from Mike at East Coast Organics, East Lothian
Fish from Angus at Belhaven Smokehouse, East Lothian
Charcuterie from Susie & Steven at East Coast Cured in Leith