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Purple Grape on Trend

16 Oct

As the sequence of SS16 Fashion Weeks came to a close last week, we couldn’t help but wonder what’s trending in catering?  Did you know that we update our menus at least twice a year to reflect what’s in season?  With both a Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter menu, we are always on the lookout for the […]

Spring is sprung?

3 Mar

Spring! It’s on the way! I’ve not wanted to say anything before this point for fear of scaring it away but I finally feel confident in saying it’s now on the way and not going away. There have been clues and hints for a while now….gloves gradually getting un-glued from hands, glimmers of actual daylight […]

A peek behind closed blinds

24 Feb

I’ve come to the conclusion that those working in the events industry have several many privileges, but the one that I’m growing to love the most is the behind-the-scenes of London viewpoint. Ever wondered what your favourite gallery or venue looks like when it’s not dressed up and filled with people? No? Okay, to be […]

New delivery site lifts off

19 Feb

I thought I knew the finer points of finger food…but that was before we started designing our fabulous new delivery micro site. Suddenly the complexities of sandwich packing and Perspex platters became a new area of concern, and I’m sure I’ll never read a menu again without wondering how long it took to decide on […]

Dinner Party Prep

5 Feb

Want to know what goes on just before you turn up to a stylish dinner event? The answer: quite a lot. It was about a week ago now that I first arrived in the doorway of 15 Bateman Street’s gallery come event space. Comprising of four interconnecting rooms, this is a beautifully barefaced place. One […]

Too polite to be enthusiastic?

3 Feb

The Super Bowl got me thinking, not surprisingly, about all things American. I’ve never lived in America, and I’m in no way American, but I’ve been to a good cross section of American cities and I used to work for an American company. This, admittedly rather weak, research tells me that my favourite thing about […]

2015 Trends: from the Lobster clawing its way back to the continuing success of the Honky Tonk…

26 Jan

You’d be forgiven for thinking that I chose the topic of this blog entry myself. It has, ultimately, provided an excuse to trawl through articles on 2015’s hot picks in food, which is what I do in my spare time anyway. It’s for this reason that I feel confident in saying I’ve done sufficient research […]

Part deux…

22 Jan

My first event as part of team Purple Grape has been and gone so I’m back in the office and back to my desk. Sadly I forgot to reset my alarm so I actually woke up at exactly the same earlier time as yesterday. No bad thing – I’m now more up to date with […]

2015 is the Singaporean year!

20 Jan

I should start by admitting that despite a long held desire to visit Singapore, I’m yet to actually achieve this wish.  I guess the main reason for this is that I constantly seem to have at least one friend who is ‘on the verge’ of making the move over there for a few years. Given […]

What not to do at your Christmas Party….. take note!!

26 Nov