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The Orde Food Company News

Specialty Menus at The Orde Food Company

February 14, 2020

We take a look at all the different ways that The Orde Food Company can provide a fully bespoke menu for your special event.

The Roaring 20s Returns: Now vs. Then Wedding Trends

January 17, 2020

We take a look at how our predictions for the biggest wedding trends of the 2020s compare with those of the 1920s...

Provender Restaurant awarded Bib Gourmand

December 8, 2019

We are delighted that our restaurant has been awarded a Bib Gourmand in the 2019 Michelin Guide.

New winter menu selection

December 2, 2019

Have a peek at our most recent winter menu selection, perfect for the colder times of the months.

Orde Christmas Cracker Competition

December 2, 2019

Be in with a chance to win the ultimate dining experience with The Orde Food Company.

Mixing the Perfect Cocktail Party

June 26, 2018

A Cocktail Party can be as simple or as complicated as you wish to make it. There are a few options that you should consider in the initial planning stages...

Entertaining Trends for 2018

May 1, 2018

As you know we cater for many events throughout the year, be it a marquee celebration in the garden or a dinner in your dining room. We are always looking ahead to see what the latest trends are and …

Magical marquees

March 21, 2018

Marquees are magical and hosting a summer event for friends and family in a “party tent” is really special. If you are lucky enough to have the space or have a suitable venue then placing a marque…

Love and Marriage

February 6, 2018

The period from December to Valentine’s Day is the most popular time of year to get engaged, though you may be surprised that the most popular day for a proposal is actually Christmas Eve and not Va…

Xmas Party Menus

August 29, 2017

Our Christmas event menus start from £19.50 per person including a complimentary welcome drink. Contact us to book your party night!

Winter Dinner Party Offer

August 29, 2017

Having a special celebration in early 2018? Why not get #ordefood to cater and let us turn your special occasion into an occasion to be remembered. #dinner #privatechef #anyexcuseforaparty

Winter Wedding Package - Dining Menu 2018

August 29, 2017

We have created some alluring wedding packages for lucky brides & grooms to benefit from. Get in touch with us to find out how you could be having your dream wedding for a little as £54.95 per person…

Winter Wedding Package - Sharing Menu 2018

August 29, 2017

We have created some alluring wedding packages for lucky brides & grooms to benefit from. Get in touch with us to find out how you could be having your dream wedding for a little as £44.95 per person…

Cooking a 'hangi'

July 6, 2017

Cooking underground isn't our regular method for a chef but a recent request for a 'hangi' roast had our chef's cooking without an oven for this 'Field to Fork' wedding menu.

Getting Personal

June 28, 2017

Expressing your individuality when planning your wedding can be a lot of fun. We share with some ways we did this at a recent event for the Orde family.

Celebrations At Abbotsford

May 26, 2017

Abbotsford House near Melrose is the historical home of Sir Walter Scott. Celebrating a special event at Abbotsford can take place both in traditional and contemporary settings. Find out more...

Operations Coordinator Wanted

May 19, 2017

Our award winning events team are looking for a key team member. We need a highly organised and detail focussed logistics hero.

A peek behind the scenes

May 17, 2017

A little insight into some of the action behind the scenes at one our marquee weddings.

Start your party right - Welcome Drinks

April 27, 2017

First impressions are important when you are hosting a party. We have compiled some ideas to help you get the welcome drinks just right.

#MeetUsMonday - Lorraine Birkett

March 27, 2017

Meet our longest serving employee Lorraine.

An Easter Recipe from Gill's Kitchen

March 23, 2017

Spring and Easter are synonymous with new beginnings and lighter dishes so here is an easy dish for your Easter guests.

Summer Job Opportunities

March 23, 2017

We are looking for responsible, enthusiastic team members to join us for the summer.

An accolade for Craig

March 20, 2017

Results from the Federation of Chefs Scotland. Chef Of the Year

Make something special for someone special.

February 24, 2017

We've got some ideas for treating special ladies for Mothers Day.

Setting the scene for a Valentine's Ball

February 21, 2017

Our team quickly turned Ochiltree's Dining from day to night in preparation for the SBCM Valentine's Ball

#MeetUsMonday - Craig Gibb

February 2, 2017

This week we turn our attention to Craig Gibb, Head Chef at the Orde Food Company

New Menus for 2017

January 30, 2017

Our team have been working hard to update our menus for 2017. Have a look and get your taste buds excited...

#MeetUsMonday - Christian Orde

January 29, 2017

Week 2 This week Christian Orde is in the hot seat.

#MeetUsMonday - Alan Thomson

January 23, 2017

Week 1. For our first week of Meet Us Monday allow us to introduce Event Co-ordinator Alan Thomson.

5 Reasons to Choose Orde Food for your Wedding

January 20, 2017

Organising a wedding is not an easy task, an important part of this is selecting an excellent caterer for your big day, we have come up with five great reasons why you should choose us.

Thank you for a great 2016

December 21, 2016

You find me sitting in the office. I’m looking out the window. Golden sunlight is washing over the yard and across the evergreen fields of Newton Don Home Farm.......2016 has been a hell of year f…

A Perfect Venue For....

December 20, 2016

We are privileged to organise weddings and events in some of the most beautiful venues in Scotland and the North of England. This includes everything from historic houses, art galleries and museums t…

The Orde Food Kitchen Chicken Broth Recipe

November 28, 2016

There is nothing more heart-warming on a cold winter’s day than sitting down to a bowl of hot soup. At first glance, chicken broth is an easy soup made from chicken, vegetables and water. But undern…

25 Top Festive Tips

November 25, 2016

At the Orde Food Company we plan and run events and special occasions on a daily basis, so arguably the Festive period is a piece of Christmas Cake for us. But, like anything, the key to success is pr…

90th Birthday Celebration Dinner

October 31, 2016

One of our favourite recent events was a 90th Birthday Celebration Dinner. Here we share with you the buffet feast. The apples were harvested directly from the host's garden, and he was able to pres…

Setting the scene at Christmas

October 27, 2016

Our Event Coordinator, Alan, guides us through some wonderful Christmas themes for your dinner table this year.

7 Course Tasting Menu

October 10, 2016

A recent dinner menu served at Ferniehurst Castle, near Jedburgh

Celebrate Christmas and the Party Season with us

September 30, 2016

We want you and your friends to have the most fun, the best food and funkiest dance floor this party season. We’ve created a set of fun menus and venue décor packages that will allow you to turn y…

Autumn Feast

September 29, 2016

The arrival of autumn brings us new colours and a new season of local flavours to enjoy. My home cured “Borders Roe Deer Carpaccio” with beetroot relish, pickled walnuts and glazed figs is a treat…

A Celebration of the Harvest

September 22, 2016

As many of you know we at the Orde Food Company are quite simply passionate about food. Our location in the Scottish Borders means we have a wealth of fresh seasonal produce right on our doorstep. W…

Our Famous Grouse

August 15, 2016

Head Chef Craig Gibb celebrates this famous game bird with a winning menu.

12 Glorious Facts about the Glorious Twelfth

August 11, 2016

The Grouse season famously starts on the 12th of August or known as “The Glorious Twelfth” and to mark this we thought we would celebrate with 12 interesting facts about the Grouse Season alongsid…

Wedding Trends this season and next

July 25, 2016

As you know we cater for a number of weddings each year and our role as event caterer does involve supporting and giving advice on other elements of the event. So we thought we would share a few of t…

Summertime and the living is easy

July 18, 2016

When we do get time off we do like to relax and enjoy a barbecue with friends and family. At the heart of any good BBQ grill is a top notch home made burger. So in this month’s recipe we have asked …

A Fairytale Wedding at Wedderburn Castle and Barns

June 28, 2016

We are very lucky to work with some of the most beautiful venues in Scotland and the North of England and one of our favourites is Wedderburn Castle and Barns just outside Duns in the Scottish Borders…

Happy Father’s Day Roast

June 17, 2016

Roast leg of lamb, with fondant potatoes, new season sprouting broccoli, butternut squash and red onion salad, mint sauce. For 6 people

Indoor - Outdoor Entertaining

May 17, 2016

Spring and Summer time is the ideal season to enjoy outdoor celebrations whether you are celebrating an anniversary, birthday, christening, graduation, wedding or just want an excuse to hold a party f…

Gill’s Poached Wild Salmon from the River Tweed by Justin Orde

May 9, 2016

Gill Orde’s recipes are legendary and still form the basis of many of our menus today. None more so that her recipe for poached wild salmon which is ideal for this time of year, often taking centre…

Easy 10 step guide to getting the perfect party

February 19, 2016

Organising a special occasion or event with us couldn’t be easier. Here is a simple 10 step guide to create your dream event with us.

April Newsletter

April 27, 2015

How to Choose a Wedding Caterer

January 23, 2015

Our top tips for choosing a wedding caterer for your big day.


December 17, 2014

We’re celebrating at Orde Food HQ this week as we’ve just been judged the winner of the Rural Family Business of the Year

Brand New

November 6, 2014

The Orde Food Company celebrating their 20th year in business with a new name, a new brand identity and this shiny new website.