The world of wedding food – international inspiration for your menu

Scottish catering companies that can promise (and deliver) the world with an international-inspired feast for your wedding

Greece > Kebabbar

Did you and your spouse-to-be meet on a night out? If you bonded over an end-of-the-night kebab, why not celebrate your union with a more upmarket alternative? Kebabbar serves up gourmet kebabs in Greek pittas: choose from either chicken or halloumi, with fries on the side.

This food truck’s offerings are a novel way to mop up the alcohol later in the evening so you can keep throwing shapes on the dancefloor. Be warned: napkins are advised as things could get messy while munching!

Thailand > Edinburgh School of Food and Wine

Can’t wait for your honeymoon to Thailand? Bring a taste of the islands to your reception with Edinburgh School of Food and Wine. It specialises in Thai cookery courses, and has expanded its expertise to cover outside catering. Prices start from just £25pp with a range of packages available. Catch us stuffing our faces with this soft shell crab salad.

Mexico > Bespoke Catering


It can’t guarantee the country’s sunshine, but Bespoke Catering can bring Mexican spice and zing, offering a three-course feast, complete with veggie chilli or chicken enchiladas. The company can also set up a DIY taco station as a fun and interactive way to feed your guests later in the evening. Now, where’s the tequila?

India > Babu Kitchen

Photo on left: Louise Mather

Why should you forgo your Saturday night Indian just because it’s your wedding? Babu Kitchen serves authentic Bombay street food, with bespoke menu choices catering for all dietary requirements. Its spinach and onion pakora is gluten-free and vegan for instance. It also offers bar service, so you can wash back your bites with a chilled beer.

Japan > Harajuku Kitchen

Kaori Simpson, chef patron of Edinburgh’s Harajuku Kitchen, has been serving up authentic Japanese food to locals since 2009. Now, ten years later, it offers catering for weddings, and the options are endless: miso soup, noodles, handmade gyoza, and, naturally, sushi.

The best news? Prices start from just £10pp. If that isn’t enough to persuade you, rumour has it they also feed Scotland’s national rugby team (the lads opt for karaage chicken, takoyaki and tonkatsu, FYI).

Spain > Moskito Bites


Your wedding is all about sharing the love, but how do you feel about sharing the food? If you think the more the merrier, Moskito Bites’ tapas-inspired scran could be for you. Masterminded by a Spanish couple looking to offer a Mediterranean foodie experience, it provides either a food truck or finger-buffet catering.

With staples like patatas bravas and calamari, your guests are sure to be whisked away to warmer climes.

France > The Crema Caravan


If you’d choose sweet over savoury any day of the week, get in line for The Crema Caravan. The UK’s first crème brûlée van, it’s been making ‘burnt to order’ desserts since 2014, using the freshest cream, free-range eggs and lush vanilla pods.

Not only do we dig the lovingly converted vintage Renaults, Florence and Percy, that the team work from, we can’t get enough of the selection of flavours. Aside from the classic Madagascan vanilla, there’s tonka bean, hazelnut praline and salted caramel. Voilà!

Southern USA > Wild & Smoky

wild-and-smoky-carving-meatTransport your guests to the deep South with Wild & Smoky, Scotland’s largest mobile barbecue. It sources locally reared Scottish meat, before cooking it on ‘Big Bertha’ the BBQ at around 120°C for hours on end, providing either a self-service buffet or laden serving platters for tables. And don’t fret if you have a veggie contingent – plant-based main courses and sides can be arranged. You gotta love that Southern hospitality.

Scotland > Hudsons Catering


Of course, you could always let our home nation guide your tastebuds. Hudsons Catering has over 40 years’ experience in the business, and can craft you up a menu thoughtfully inspired by our fair wee country.

Your dinner is likely to be more delectable than deep-fried, however: think salmon gravadlax and fillet of Aberdeenshire beef. We are drooling over this cranachan parfait with oaty shortbread and a whisky shot. Because shouldn’t all desserts be served with alcohol?