Six of the Best Winter Suppliers this Festive Season
If you’re planning an event this winter, whether it’s a wedding, work Christmas party or something totally unique, you’ll want to bear in mind the chilly conditions and how to keep your guests happy and warm. We’ve shortlisted some of our favourite listed suppliers who can offer something a little special for your event this festive season.
Somehow, despite our best intentions, winter appears to be upon us again. The seemingly endless summer did, in fact, have an end, and if temperatures outside now are anything to go by, global warming hasn’t done its job just yet. But as temperatures drop and the nights close in, take solace in the fact that there are a host of amazing suppliers who can bring some festive cheer to all of your upcoming winter events.
Whether you’re planning an office Christmas party, winter wedding, New Year’s Eve party or anything in between, you’ll want to make sure that you’ve got suppliers who can bring some festive cheer and warmth to proceedings. Think piping hot, wholesome foods and equally warm drinks to enjoy them with!
Fortunately for you, we’ve chosen six of our favourite listed suppliers who can really spice up any winter event. From mulled wines and ciders to delicious pie and mash caterers, these guys are perfect for keeping the cold weather at bay. After all, your guests will likely be braving the elements to make it to your event, so it’s only fair that they are rewarded with the very best suppliers, serving up some delicious food and drinks to help them thaw out.
The Fizzical Co. - South East
First up we’ve got the guys at The Fizzical Co. Alongside serving their delicious Frizzante on tap, which they do with aplomb all year round, this Essex based supplier also turn their hands to warmer offerings in the autumn and winter seasons.
Mulled wines are something of a speciality for The Fizzical Co. and are guaranteed to banish any chills your guests might be feeling. Is there anything better (for body and soul) than a steaming glass of mulled wine on a winter’s day?
Available for winter weddings, work Christmas parties or any other festive celebrations, The Fizzical Co. can work indoors or outdoors. Alongside their hearty mulled wine they also offer prosecco on tap (perfect for a Christmas toast), a selection of liqueurs and even some festive ‘Snowball’ cocktails.View More
Crafty Pies - London/Surrey
Pie and mash caterers have been around since the 19th century and they are a perfect addition to any winter event. We love Crafty Pies, one of the top pie caterers in the country, and especially their wide range of mouthwatering flavours, including Whisky Smoked BBQ Chicken with a Bacon Bone Marrow Gravy.
Pie and mash is a joy all year round, but it’s particularly special as a traditional winter warmer on a cold day. Crafty Pies have been serving up their festive pies from their striking wooden gazebo since 2016 and have plenty of experience delivering hot pies to chilly partygoers.View More
Yim Thai - Milton Keynes
Asian catering might not have been at the top of your traditional winter catering list, but just think about it for a minute. It’s freezing cold outside, what better way to warm up than with a hearty helping of spicy, aromatic Asian cuisine? You might even find you have a sweat on by the end of your meal!
Yim Thai specialises in Thai catering and all of their ingredients come straight from Thailand and are cooked up by Thai chefs, so authenticity is guaranteed. Their 16ft trailer is perfect if you’re planning an outdoor event this winter, and they can cover anything from large gatherings and festivals, right down to small private parties.View More
Pie Eyed - Rotherham
Pie and mash is such a great winter warmer that we felt we had to include a second supplier on this list and there aren’t many out there better than Pie Eyed. Using local meat and veg and homemade pastry, their range of ‘Proper Pies’ are a perfect fit for outdoor winter events when your guests need a helping hand staying warm.
Pie Eyed is based in Rotherham and have been serving their tasty pies, which can come with mash potato, mushy peas and gravy, since 2014 from their converted rice horse box trailer. All of their food is free from additives and their fillings are encased in an all-butter shortcut pastry. Perfect for those long, cold winter days!View More
Tea Leaves & Coffee - Hampshire
One point you’ll definitely want to consider is how to keep your guests warm once their appetites have been taken care of. A nice hot cup of tea or coffee can work wonders in keeping spirits and body temperatures up!
Tea Leaves & Coffee (TLC for short) are a mother and daughter duo, based in Southampton. Their speciality teas and coffees are all locally sourced and their vintage horsebox is suitable for a variety of events, from fetes and food festivals to private parties.
If that’s not enough they can also knock up a mean hot chocolate (using real chocolate - important!) and have a selection of homebaked treats if your guests are looking for something sweet.View More
High On The Hog - Gloucestershire
It wouldn’t have been right to complete this list without mentioning a true staple of winter catering, the traditional hog roast. The sight of a sizzling hog on a spit roast is synonymous with the cold weather, and with delicious cuts of pork served with apple sauce, crackling and stuffing, it’s a safe and tasty choice for your event.
High On The Hog are experienced caterers based in the Gloucestershire area, and they’ll provide everything for a top-notch hog roast. As well as the traditional hog, these guys can also provide lamb and venison roasts for up to 300 guests, as well as rotisserie chicken and a host of side dishes.View More