Making Dreams Come True
My background is in hospitality, starting as an ambassador for Tennent's brewery in the late 80’s, I then went on to work in events for BMW, Mercedes, Aston Martin and Rolls Royce to name a few.
After this busy time, I decided to explore my creative side and set up Present Solutions Interior Design – working for private clients and property developers.
I have always followed my other great passion – cooking and baking. Starting with the supply of cakes to local cafes and privately commissioned speciality cakes. On the back of this in 2012, I was offered a position in a local restaurant, where I worked for 2 years.
Following this, I moved to a private girls school as catering manager.
Over the last five years, I have worked with Suzanne on a number of events both corporate and private – we share the same passion for food and wine and have a similar eye for detail and quality. We enjoy working together and have jointly built a strong client base.
Co-Founder & Creative Director
Vision into Reality
I have loved being in hospitality since 1978. I was fortunate enough to be trained and to work at the high end of the business in London and in Glasgow over a 12 year period before creating Mise en Place in Glasgow in 1990, which I built up over 22 years – establishing a very busy fresh food shop, café/bistro and events company before selling up in 2012.
Since then I have been busy with a few exciting consultancy projects. I have had the privilege over the years of working with some amazing clients both private and corporate.
After some time out, and after much demand I have joined forces with Fiona and together we have a great balance of talent between us, with all the experience we have both gained over the years. Our vision for Twenty Four Carrot is working closely with our clients to help create great parties and events with a personal touch and great food!
Co-Founder & Creative Director
Whether at home or at a venue we remove all the stress – leaving you to enjoy your party. We can arrange everything from the marquee to the place cards all tailored to you personally or to your theme of the moment.
Our complete service includes - comprehensive menus, styling ideas and sourcing of fine wines. We work with a number of specialist florists, exciting entertainment agencies, great photographers, creative lighting engineers, imaginative stationers and funky mixology companies to perfectly tailor your event and cover every possible detail.
‘one cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well’ – Virginia Woolf
Thank you, Suzanne and Fiona, for working with us at our Ladies Tennis Clinic and In Conversation With Jamie Murray at the David Lloyd Club during The Murray Trophy. You were the perfect partners (pun intended) for us. Not only was the finger food and fizz exactly what we wanted, but you both made the setup and delivery run so smoothly before, during and after the event. It was perfect and we all loved working with you. Same time next year, please. X
Judy Murray Tennis Foundation
‘after a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations’ – Oscar Wilde
We offer a full wedding service to help you to coordinate all the detailed aspects of your special day. From the invitations and stationery through to transport, photographer, stunning wedding cakes as well as producing delicious food and drink. We will do everything possible to work with you to ensure that your day is absolutely perfect and unique in every detail.
Whether you want an elegant champagne reception with canapés, a more formal sit down dinner, a stunning buffet, informal bowl food or a combination of all of the above – we will work with you and your ideas to create your perfect menu.
Contact us to arrange a meeting to begin to plan your wedding to your style and budget.
‘you don’t need a silver fork to eat good food’ - Paul Prudhomme
Private catering – birthdays, anniversaries, bar/bat mitzvah, life celebrations or just a gathering of friends. Formal or informal, each event is special to us - let us bring our expertise to help you create a memorable occasion. No party is complete without stylish, delicious food – together with a great bar – and you have yourself a wonderful party!
From a comprehensive all singing, all dancing Bespoke option to our alternative Bistro Service. While maintaining our emphasis on quality and style we can create a more simplified menu and style of service, together with drinks package in order to work within your budget. Tasting just as delicious - our seasonal menus for Bistro are refined in nature, which means less production and service costs, savings that can be passed on to you - a cost-effective equipment range and staffing level allowing you have complete control on your budget.
‘age and glasses of wine should never be counted’ - Ellis Jones
We work with you, to create an event which is representative of your values and ethos, whilst still delivering exceptional service whatever the
requirement. Our chef team will create exciting menus which will wow your guests, and our talented bar team can design a drinks menu to suit any occasion. Should the event require production elements, we have a number of trusted suppliers who can manage and instruct on your behalf, allowing you to concentrate on the main focus of the event. Our abilities range from providing a simple mood lighting package to a full event design and production service, including venue sourcing, AV and theming ideas to amaze your guests.
‘if more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world '– JRR Tolkien
We offer a bespoke children’s party service. If you are looking for a unique way to entertain the little ones, be it their birthday party or a family/friends gathering (weddings, holy communion, anniversaries etc), we can tailor to the age and interests of your little chefs whether it’s a themed party ( think Charlie and the chocolate factory, frozen , Alice in Wonderland, princess ) or cupcake decorating and sugar crafts.
We provide chef hats and aprons, recipe sheets and party bags, in short, all the ingredients for a wonderful cooking experience for the little ones, leaving you to enjoy your party.
SAMPLE WEDDING MENU
Seared Tuna with apple, fennel and pomegranate salsa
Bresaloa wrapped figs with rocket and pecorino
Mushroom and tarragon filo parcels
Little Thai chicken cakes with spiced chilli dipping sauce
Griddled scallops on celeriac puree with asauternes sauce
Fresh pea and mint pasta with parmesan shavings
Little cups of pumpkin and ginger soup with crèmefraiche, pumpkin seeds and croutons
The Mains Event
Fillet of Lamb with Herb Sauce and Little leek pies
Chicken with Onion Confit with Grain Mustard Sauce
Trio of Desserts – chocolate torte with crème anglaise, panacotta with passion fruit and mango, Mini pavlova with summer berries
Orange poached peaches with chilled vanilla risotto
pulled pork buns with Asian slaw
little steak sandwiches aioli mayonnaise
Fresh vegetable pakora withspicy dip
Wood fired pizzas with spiced Italian sausage, burrata and rocket
Chicken Fajitas with salsa and sour cream
Wee posh burgers with pickled cucumber, slaw and relish
Fish goujon with chunky tartare and skinny fries
Mini ‘square’ sausage rolls / cheesy savoury egg rolls