Another new line we are launching for 2016 are Vapour Shots, alcoholic drinks are delivered under high pressure into a specially sealed container. When the lid is popped, a portion of the drink instantly vapourises, and the result is sucked up through a straw, delivering an instant alcoholic buzz. A stunning new concept in drinks, perfect for student events, military balls and general fun and games throughout the known universe.
Travelling the length and breadth of the country we come across some really quirky venues, I well remember the looks I received in London when I asked people on the street for directions to the “House Of Correction”, turned out to be the former underground cells for Clarkenwell prison, but sounded very much like I was looking for a brothel!
We have just supplied frozen cocktails and hot dogs to a party at the Biscuit Factory in Edinburgh, this was, as the name suggests, a former biscuit factory for the firm of Crawfords, now part of the United Biscuits Group
, it has been purchased and turned into an arts house type events venue, on the ground floor there is even a set of stills, I thought at first the arty types were perhaps producing moonshine, but turns out to be a proper pukka operation called Edinburgh Gin
Anyway, the venue was an interesting one, though rather chilly, due in part to there being no heating, and a number of missing window panes. We were operating a couple of Victorian style carts, which fit in with the event perfectly. On the 3rd floor where we were operating, the centerpiece attraction was parts of a 1960’s Morris Mini Deluxe car hanging from the ceiling, well the seats were sat on the floor, but the bonnet, boot and 2 doors were hanging from the ceiling, I could have done with the drivers seat to replace the one that was stolen from our classic mini cooper, but there weren’t really any chances to smuggle it out.
We have offered a range of different catering carts for quite a while now, including Victorian style, modern contemporary, Winter Alpine mini huts, event wild west style chuck wagon. However we have now decided to update and broaden the range we offer, we have commissioned a number of new themed carts which will be launched over the coming weeks, we are also adapting a number of our vehicles for catering use.
Imagine you could have your coffee served from an authentic Indian tuk tuk, or what about pretzels served from the back of Del Boy Trotters three wheeled van? Our aim is to offer the most complete choice of catering carts in the industry.
To celebrate surviving another ridiculously busy December, we have decided to get our entire team fit. To this end we have bought a number of FitBit trackers, along with automatic scales and food tracking software to keep track of every-bodies progress. Some of us have even joined a local gym, the MD (yours truly) being one of them.
I have to say that the fitibit Eco system is turning out to be quite impressive, the food tracking app makes it easy to monitor the calories your taking in, and the nutritional information it lists makes it really easy to see what foods are best to eat at any particular time of the day. To be honest one of the biggest surprises has been just how nice some of the good foods are, after a December long diet of McDonald s your taste buds eventually become numb, and eating fresh fruit and vegetables seems to reawaken them.
The gym has even began to become a little easier, the first days visit left most of us unable to walk properly, much left lift anything, but now it has become quite invigorating, in fact getting up at 6 to hit the gym for 6.30 has meant that we are seeing earlier starts in the office and getting more done.
We offer a wide range of different catering options, including many desserts. For some reason different offerings seem to be especially popular some years. 2015 was fairly quiet for our Kulfi Cart offering, yet 2014 was especially busy, and 2016 is already busier than 2015 was.
Kulfi, for those who have never encountered it, is a version of ice cream that originated in the Indian sub continent. Unlike Western ice cream, kulfi is not whipped to introduce air into the mixture, so it tends to be a much more solid and dense mixture, which takes much longer to melt.
Reputedly it was invented in the 1500’s in the Mughal Empire, dense evaporated milk was already a popular dessert, when it was mixed with additional flavours, packed into metal cones and immersed into slurry ice resulting in Kulfi.
Traditionally in India kulfi is sold by vendors called Kulfiwallers who serve it on a leaf or frozen on a stick.
We have a range of various carts available for hire, most of the catering items we offer can be supplied on the whole range of carts, so there should be something to suit everyone, if there isn’t we can always custom design and build a cart for your event.