Lettice Events is the leading luxury sustainable caterer in the UK. Their focus is on sustainability and seasonality which is paired with their love of bespoke and beautiful events.
I love working in the events industry because….
I find events really test what you think is possible and achievable. Our clients always have incredible ideas and plans, and we love to exceed their expectations. We had a couple in 2021 who gave us a month to plan their three-day wedding at Wilderness Reserve in Suffolk and it is still one of my favourite weddings! We planned woodland dining experiences, a lakeside wedding, a welcome Shabbat dinner and a late-night pasta party. All the suppliers worked so hard to pull it off and it reminds me of what this industry is so amazing!
Lettice Events are best known for…
I hope we are known for our unique and personable approach, as well as our ethos of sustainable, luxury events.
My biggest achievement to date is…
It has to be the team at Lettice. Having such a creative team around me everyday who work so hard to produce our beautiful events is honestly a dream come true. We say that our sustainability starts with our team and we have worked really hard to create a space that we can all do what we love in a caring and nurturing environment.
At Lettice, we’re inspired by ….
Our clients! We want to create their dream event and it’s all about showcasing the best venues, suppliers and menus that help deliver that for them.
The current canapé trends we’re loving are…
Canapés for me are the best part, if it were up to me, weddings would be one long canapé reception! We wanted to create more of the reception and therefore we have been working on our canapé bars for next year. Gorgeous little tables of perfect bites alongside the traditional passed items. Look out for our oyster bars, sushi stalls and allotment stands which we have created for some amazing weddings next year.
My favourite dish to serve at a wedding is…
We are told every day that couples are tired of ‘wedding food’. What we do best at Lettice is designing bespoke menus for our couples. Creating something that reflects them and continues their story through the food, just adds to the personality of the day. At a wedding this summer, we created sharing boards of tacos with all the sides. We had custom wooden boards made with blue corn tacos, bavette steak and all the trimmings. The groom bought Mexican beer which we served alongside, and I have never seen happier guests!
My favourite place in the world to skip the crowds is…
My family have a home in Suffolk where our Lettice garden is and there is no better place to wind down. We are a few miles from the coast and weekends there feel like a total gift after a busy week in the office.
We love to champion eating responsibly because..
Eating seasonally is simply better! Not only because it’s better for the environment but also by not buying Peruvian asparagus in January and instead waiting for the first spears from the Wye Valley in March- we are reducing food miles, supporting local, low-intervention businesses and most importantly for us at Lettice getting a better tasting product.
We are so lucky in the UK to have some of the best ingredients anywhere in the world, we have worked tirelessly to ensure our supply chain, products and work practices are better for the environment but what’s exciting is that it never diminishes the quality we can offer!
And finally, what’s next for Lettice Events…
A very busy 2023!
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