The Collins English Dictionary defines ‘culinarian’ as a person skilled in cookery. And as the memories of celebrations and gatherings start to return – think; people laughing, music playing, a cork popping, the clink of ice. East Lothian-based Culinarians are just the ticket for helping you rediscover the joy of dining with friends and family – either out or in.

This year more than ever, we owe it to ourselves to mark the festive celebrations in every way we can. Gathering with friends and family has never felt so special, and we all appreciate just how important these celebrations are. Both Nico and Blythe Ewert are well aware of the joy that good food and coming together creates, and it was precisely this ethos that inspired them to set up their family-run business, Culinarians. With over 26-years in the industry, Nico was keen to bring some of the creativity, fun and passion back into the hospitality sector by working alongside hospitality teams to help bring out the best in both people and brands. He saw it as a way of giving back to the industry by sharing skills and collaborating with like-minded individuals to inspire creativity. 

And with everyone being out of practice at organising get-togethers and events, Culinarians are the perfect answer. They’ll take away the stress as they provide solutions for fine dining, large scale and intimate events, kitchen development, team development, menu design, food styling and concept development.

With a love of hospitality, events, people, food, drinks and all the bits in between that make coming together so much more special, the team at Culinarians will cater for your event – big or small. From weddings to family dinners, from street food to barbecues, Culinarians provide a full service, from planning the entire day to just supplying the catering. The team are well aware that every event is unique and have decades of experience both in the kitchen and out, and will help with all that is needed so you can concentrate on what is truly important – being hospitable. Their menu philosophy is that good food starts with passion and a love for cooking and feeding people. With a pedigree earned from working at numerous high-end establishments, including Edinburgh’s The Kitchin, The Grain Store and The Bon Vivant Group, you can be sure Nico’s food is not only Instagram-worthy but equally delicious. As well as producing top quality food and drinks, they have strong relationships with the best suppliers and events freelancers in the business. Coupled with Blythe’s experience running events at top venues such as; Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle and Hopetoun House, you can be sure they’ll help make your day exceptional.

It’s not only the festive season we’ll be looking to celebrate. There’s plenty of partying to make up for, and next year, we’ll be looking to party like it’s 2022! Sit-down dinners impart a real sense of occasion, a designated time to slow down, enjoy the meal and the company, and celebrate, whether it be a birthday or anniversary. And of course, weddings will be back on the table – bigger and better. Whatever occasion you’re looking to celebrate, you can be sure from preparation to presentation; Culnarians will ensure that every dish, meal, and event is lavished with care and attention.