The Orde Food Company

The Orde Food Company specialises in exceptional, award winning catering company, turning events into occasions to be remembered across Scotland and Northern England. Call us on 01573 229 150
Pricing & Costs

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General Services

Alcohol Provision
Last-Minute Orders
Linen Provided
Marquee Catering
Midnight Treats
Minimum Guest Numbers
Mobile Bar Services
Off-Site Preparation
Physical Kitchen Premises
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Seated Meal
Silver Service
Staff Provided
Tables and Chairs Provided
Tableware Provided
Wedding Cake

Food Type

Bar / Cocktail Service
Chinese / Japanese
Hog Roast
Latin / South American
Middle Eastern
Western / European

Dietary Options

Full Description
We’re a family business that has gathered together a small but exceptionally talented team of events professionals dedicated to serving up wonderful food, drink and hospitality to clients across Scotland and the North of England. From special event catering and planning, weddings and private parties to family get-togethers and corporate events, we make sure that our clients’ events are perfectly organised with care, attention and a welcoming smile. And we’re passionate about food. We believe in sourcing the produce used in our delicious dishes as locally and ethically as possible. Our location in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Borders means we have a wealth of fresh, seasonal produce right on our doorstep. We have partnerships with fishermen, farmers, growers and artisan producers galore and know exactly where to go to get the finest ingredients, just for you. We know that every one of our clients is different so each event and menu is specifically tailored for their needs. We do have sample menus though so not to worry, you can get a sense of the yummy food we create for our special couples. From mouth-watering meals and fine wines to marquees, entertainment, guest transport and more, we can organize your event from start to finish, so all you have to do is relax and enjoy yourself. To find out how we can help you create an amazing event, simply give us a call for a chat. We’d love to hear from you.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Justin Orde
Hi, I'm Justin and my mother Gill Orde set up our family business just after she married my father back in 1979. Catering a wedding is such a privilege. We'd be delighted to serve you! I'm got married in May 2017 so I can really appreciate the magnitude and breadth of decisions you need to make at the moment. Please feel free to give me a call, I'm sure we can help you to create a very special day. With Kindest Regards Justin Orde Managing Director


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Rob & Alsi
Married in September 2017
January 2018
You really made a difference!
We just wanted to drop a quick note to say thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding day so special. The food was delicious - truly amazing and all your waitresses and bar staff were excellent and so helpful. Your hard work really made a difference in making sure our day went smoothly. Lots of Love, Rob & Alsi
Location & Contact Details


Kelso, Scottish Borders, Scotland

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Industry Awards (6)

Scottish Event Caterer of the Year - Commendation 2016
Banqueting & Events Chef 2016 - CIS Awards
Scottish Event Caterer of the Year - Commendation 2015
Rural Family Business of the Year 2014 - Herald & Business Gateway Awards
The Scottish VOWS Awards 2017 Nominee
Best Independent Caterer at The Scottish Wedding Awards 2017 - Finalist

What is your most memorable wedding?

That's a tough one... each special occasion has it's own character, the best weddings are the ones where our couples push the boundaries of what's normal or expected. In that sense, I'm hoping that my own wedding to Helen next year will be become our most memorable!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Friendly, Foodie, Unflappable, Indefatigable, Flexible!

What about your business are you most proud of?

We've successfully taken the business into the second generation of Orde's. This really is a family business. Also having catered for the Queen on three separate occasions in the last 5 years has been a huge honour.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Make sure to communicate the same information to all your suppliers! We can do anything when we work as a team.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

1000 origami cranes made by a Bride and Groom!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I like to meet couples in person as soon as I can. It's so important to get to know the people you may be working for. Once I've had a chance to get the big picture from you I can then set about creating a personalised menu to fit your tastes. From there it's all down to good prompt communication and taking full advantage of lots of handy planning tools. We hold consultations. site visits and tastings before the big day and work tirelessly to get all the fine details arranged.

How would you wow the judges on Masterchef?

Our multi-award winning Head Chef Craig Gibb has already won best main course at the Scottish Culinary championships beating a former Masterchef: The Professionals Winner in the process... I think I'd just send Craig, he's Event Chef of the Year 2016!

What is the most innovative dish you have created for a wedding?

We had a particular couple whose parents seem to have made all the foodie decisions for them. I could tell they wanted to be more involved but they felt they needed to let the "Folks" have their say as they were the ones paying. I took the couple to the pub and asked them what their favorite sweet or chocolate was. In sync they said "Terry's Chocolate Orange". Knowing this I set about creating an assiette of Chocolate and Citrus fruits with the centre piece being a Spherification of Chocolate covered Grand Marnier Ice cream (we make our own ice cream). It was a special feeling when the Bride and Groom enjoyed a private moment in realising the centerpiece of their very posh looking dessert was a delicious chocolatey orange sphere... a bit like a Terry's chocolate orange.

What is the food of love?

Time and patience - put as much care and attention into your relationships as you would into your favorite dish and vice versa.

What is your secret ingredient?

Passion - you can tell when someone is going through the motions when they cook. It's worth spending time on packing flavour into stocks and sauces made from scratch.