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
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General Services

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

Dietary Options


Food Type

Western / European
Bar / Cocktail Service
Latin / South American
Hog Roast
Chinese / Japanese
Middle Eastern
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
Happy couple married in September
September 2017
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

Travel Notes

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Industry Awards (6)

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

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.