Prestige Venues and Events

edible plant pots
Edible flower pots; not a challenge for our chefs!
edible plant pot What better way to get a taste of the start of spring…   At the start of every year we like to pop out to our clients with a wee gift to say thank you for their continued support.  As self-confessed 'foodies', we work with our exclusive catering partner ‘Prestige Venues and Events’ to create edible treats relating to a particular theme.  This year we heralded the start of spring by creating an edible plant pot!
menu tasting 2013
Menu tasting 2013: Another delicious year…
It was the time of year we had all been waiting for -  the annual menu tasting...   Each year we sample some of the dishes that we offer our clients so that when it comes to the planning of an event, whether it's a family celebration, a wedding or a conference, we are able to give first hand advice on what food and wine combinations may work best.  Each March the new menu is released and it is great to see all of our hard work come together.  Our team works closely with the head chefs at Prestige Venues and Events to create innovative and inspiring dishes.  Our wine supplier, Bibendum, offer a fantastic selection of the finest wines and you, our guests can enjoy it!
Delicious new menus 2012: Our team’s tasting highlights
Running a five star exclusive venue keeps us on our toes, so it is nice when we can benefit from some of the perks! Undoubtedly, one of these is the annual menu tasting, where award winning Executive Head Chef of Prestige Venues and Events Trevor Garden comes to the Castle to showcase the coming year’s bespoke menu, and a delighted Dundas team get to sample the results –purely to give their professional appraisal of course! Dishes served at Dundas must not only compliment the surroundings and delight both the eye and the palate; they must be suitable for a wide variety of events, from gala dinners for 200, to intimate boathouse dinners just for two. Having digested the dishes, some of the team gave their opinion on their ‘dream menu’ for a specific type of event. Warning: do not read this post if you’re feeling hungry!
Marmalade making at the Castle, by Jill Price

With Stephen Frost the Prestige Venues and Events Executive Chef at the helm, members of the office team were delighted to be taught how to make the delicious marmalade that we serve to our guests.  Jill documented their experiences and this is what she had to say…

Mouthwatering menus, exclusively yours!
Each year we spend a lot of time working with Prestige Venues and Events to create a menu that will not only work well here at the Castle, but will excite and enthral our clients.  Many of our dishes have been created specifically for Dundas and are very well received by our guests!
Meet your chefs – Stephen Frost and Trevor Garden

Prestige Venues and Events is Sodexo’s dedicated fine dining, conference and events branch for Scotland and is proud to represent and support this country’s great culinary heritage. The team are truly committed to using fresh local ingredients and to building and nurturing long term relationships with all their suppliers to ensure the high standards we expect are delivered.

Dundas team attend fine food and drink showcase
As a venue that selected to use Prestige Scotland as our sole caterer, we had the chance to meet some of the company’s food and drink suppliers and taste their produce at a unique farmers’ market event in September this year.