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Warm Stripey Welcome to Kara & Georgia

Warm Stripey Welcome to Kara & Georgia

Here at Stripe Towers, we’re thrilled to welcome our new Stars and Stripes – the lovely Kara and Georgia joined us earlier this month and have got stuck right in!

Both have hit the ground running and are already contributing to the busy Stripe life.

Over the next 6 months, Kara and Georgia will be given the opportunity to work with a number of different clients and sectors, undergo a structured training and development programme and benefit from weekly coaching sessions.

Kara joins us after completing a journalism course at Napier University and is a food and fitness fanatic. Georgia gained a degree in Literature from Edinburgh University and we love that she is a self-confessed bookworm who enjoys baking. The Stripe team are already hoping for book recommendations and office cakes!

Now in its fifth year, our ‘Stars and Stripes’ programme is open to all recent graduates and offers a six-month full paid trainee account executive position with UK’s leading consumer PR agency.

For details on Stars and Stripes 2015 please keep an eye on our website or follow Stripe Communications on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Stockbridge Residents Get Set for Fresh Scottish Scran

Stockbridge Residents Get Set for Fresh Scottish Scran

The management team behind Michelin star establishments The Kitchin and Castle Terrace Restaurant will reveal a brand new pub in Stockbridge this Spring. The venue will open in the former San Marco Restaurant on Mary’s Place on Comely Bank Road and will see one family run business take the reins from another.

The pub is set to compliment the local area’s vibrant food and drink offering and the team will draw on their culinary flair, expertise and local supplier relationships, to present a warm, family-friendly atmosphere matched with affordable, freshly prepared, home-cooked dishes using the very best local produce. The third venue from the expert team’s impressive restaurant portfolio is set to open seven days a week and will follow the “From Nature to Plate” philosophy the teams at The Kitchin and Castle Terrace Restaurant have become renowned for, but will present a more informal destination than their other venues.

The new offering will see two of the city’s top Michelin star chefs Tom Kitchin and Dominic Jack come together to develop menus of simple, affordable dishes executed to perfection, showcasing their expertise, passion and knowledge of the best suppliers in Scotland. Local beers and drinks menus will also feature heavily at the neighbourhood pub where the front of house will be overseen by experienced restaurateur Michaela Kitchin and Food & Beverage Director Philippe Nublat who have both played a vital role in the success of The Kitchin and Castle Terrace Restaurant.

We are moving!

We are moving!

We’ve grown, so we’re moving to a bigger, brighter office!

From Monday 17th December, Stripe’s shiny new home will be 86 Commercial Quay, Leith, Edinburgh.

We look forward to welcoming our clients and friends in the New Year!

Top chefs celebrate Taste of Edinburgh 2012 line up with Scottish picnic

Top chefs celebrate Taste of Edinburgh 2012 line up with Scottish picnic

The crème de la crème of Scottish culinary talent came together in the glorious surroundings of The Meadows today (3 April) and tucked into a tasty Scottish picnic to celebrate the official launch of Taste of Edinburgh 2012.

Over 30,000 foodies are expected to descend upon The Meadows to enjoy a stellar line-up of 16 award-winning restaurants during the festival’s summer date of 6-8th July. Foodie fans will have the chance to enjoy live cooking demonstrations at the Taste Theatre and pick up tips from some of the country’s greatest chefs as they share their secrets live on stage. Visitors can also sample the very best of Scottish and British food and drink from over 100 artisan producers and brush up on their own culinary skills with hands-on AEG Perfekt Cooking Classes.

Taste of Edinburgh also unveiled its much anticipated restaurant line-up for 2012, representing Scottish culinary talent from across the country; Angels with Bagpipes, The Balmoral, Cucina at Hotel Missoni, Fourth Floor Restaurant, Plumed Horse, Restaurant Mark Greenaway, Tigerlily, and Vincaffe represent some of Edinburgh’s finest restaurants while Glasgow favourites Café Gandolfi and Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery return for a second year. Orkney’s Balfour Castle will also be bringing a taste of the north to the festival.

Castle Terrace Restaurant awarded by iconic Michelin Guide

Castle Terrace Restaurant awarded by iconic Michelin Guide

One of Scotland’s leading restaurants and Edinburgh-based Chef Patron Dominic Jack has been awarded with the most coveted accolade in the culinary world.

Castle Terrace Restaurant in Edinburgh was awarded with a Michelin star on 6 October after being tipped by Michelin as a Rising Star earlier this year. Despite only being established for just over a year, the restaurant has continued to show growth, flair, outstanding customer service and an increasingly ambitious and innovative menu – all delivered to perfection by Chef Patron Dominic Jack.

Chef Patron of Castle Terrace Restaurant, Dominic Jack said: “It has been an unbelievable first year and every day we learn and progress. I’ve imagined what it must feel like to hold a Michelin star since my early days working in some of the top Michelin restaurants in Paris so it’s incredibly rewarding to have received this recognition. The entire team here at Castle Terrace is overjoyed with today’s news.

“For me, a Michelin star restaurant is somewhere special and ultimately our guests will take home memories of the high standards of their entire dining experience which we strive towards every day.”

Philippe Nublat, who is Food and Beverage Director at Castle Terrace Restaurant and The Kitchin, said: “The support of the entire team has been outstanding, from the vital roles of our front of house team, led by Restaurant Manager Ross Hunter, to the perfection and dedication of the whole kitchen team. We have already managed to build a great collective of loyal customers and we’re now completely focused on showing our diners we truly deserve the accolade.“