toria smith, FOUNDER And owner of grape & fig, not only creates grazing MAGIC, but also loves to get involved in and create a host of other incredible experiences, projects and partnerships:
I CREATE BESPOKE, INCREDIBLE EVENTS UNDER THE ‘GRAPE & FIG EVENTS’ ARM OF THE BUSINESS
i COLLABORATE WITH BRANDS AND MEDIA PLATFORMS TO CREATE meaningful and memorable content, projects and events
I WORK WITH COMPANIES AND brands TO OFFER BESPOKE MASTERCLASSES AND WORKSHOPS on a variety of skills from FOOD ARTISTRY to FLORISTRY to TABLESCAPE STYLING
i TAKE PART IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND INTERVIEWS, on topics ranging from the FOOD AND DRINK INDUSTRY, to STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS, to FINDING AND KEEPING AN IDEAL CLIENT
a bit about me
i’m a born-and-raised londoner, just turned thirty
i’ve been married for over two years to my husband and we are currently renovating our property
i’m in a love affair with MARRAKESH, morocco, all things the red hot chili peppers, travelling and photography. oh and love a glass of wine. mine’s a merlot
in 2017, i founded grape & fig, the first grazing caterer in the uk, after seeing the trend/craze in byron bay, australia some years previous. whilst planning our wedding throughout 2016 i quickly REALISED there was a huge gap in the market, so i brought the trend over to the uk and started my own business
SAINSBURY’S CHEESEboard styling MASTERCLASSes, DEC 2018
On Friday 7 December and saturday 8 december, Sainsbury's facilitated a number of masterclasses in London's New Oxford Street as part of the retailer's two-day ‘Christmas Cracker event’. grape & fig were asked to host eight workshops for the public, focusing on building step-by-step and styling to perfection the most ‘INSTAGRAMABLE’ cheeseboard, using all sainsbury’s products. what a joy!
‘‘Luxury caterers Grape & Fig will also be offering plating and pairing advice in their cheeseboard styling masterclasses, while London Craft Club have got Christmas gift wrapping covered in their series of workshops.’’
GRAPE & FIG X ELARI EVENTS, DEC 2018
IN DECEMBER OF 2018 GRAPE & FIG COLLABORATED WITH THE GORGEOUS GIRLS FROM ELARI EVENTS TO CREATE A STUNNING GRAZE LANDSCAPE UNDER A CLOUD OF PAMPAS GRASS, ORCHIDS AND ROSES.
bespoke event management
‘GRAPE & FIG EVENTS’, MARCH 2018
in march toria was asked to EVENT MANAGE FROM BEGINNING TO END A VERY SPECIAL 50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION IN STOCK, ESSEX. FROM ARRANGING THE PAPAKATA SPERRY TENT, THE NUMEROUS FOLIAGE INSTALLATIONS, THE FOOD, DRINKS, DJ’S AND BAND, TO OF COURSE THE EPIC GRAZING TABLE, TORIA LOOK FULL CONTROL OF THE COMPLETE EVENT, WHICH WAS A ROARING SUCCESS.
hosting workshop and panel discussion
‘THE BOHO EDIT’ retreat, MAY 2019
toria smith, owner of grape & fig, will be hosting a workshop based around her EXPERIENCe finding, dealing with and keeping the ‘ideal client’ at THE UK’S FIRST BOHO STYLING RETREAT in colchester next may.
‘‘From zero to hero in just over a year, Toria has catapulted to the top of everyone's list when it comes to modern catering. Working with massive brands alongside couples on their big days, Toria has hit the nail on the head when it comes to working with her ideal client.’’