About Us

a refreshing and inspirational experience!

Imagination, flair and a passion for food are the foundations from which professional chef Alison Thomson has built her innovative, successful, flexible catering company - ate.

Original thinking and ability to work 'outside the box' creates tempting food from only the freshest and finest ingredients - making ate stand-out from the crowd.

Creating a truly memorable event with amazing food is just the beginning. ate will provide you with a dedicated organiser to ensure that your event is not only bespoke, but that it more than matches your vision.

The creative team combines attention-to-detail with a spirit of fun to create a wide range of events to remember. From corporate receptions and dinner parties to informal family celebrations - sit back, relax and let ate take care of the details.

If you love food and a great time - then working with ate is the choice for you.

For more information simply call 0131 337 0040
or e-mail info@alisonthomson.com

Jo Malone

Alison Thomson's food is not only delicious but it always looks great too. Alison is so reliable and easy to work with and I always have complete confidence in her delivery."

- Shimon Kalichman, Jo Malone

Maclay Murray Spens

Ate have been our preferred caterers for many years, Alison and her team never fail to impress some of our most important clients with fresh ideas and most importantly a satisfied appetite!"

- David Sanders, Director of marketing,
 Maclay Murray & Spens

Cricket Scotland

Catering is a challenging business and similar to umpiring - if it goes well, no one says anything and if it is not up to standard, then everyone complains and is an expert! During the 2015 ICC WT20 Qualifying event which was jointly hosted in Scotland, we had the pleasure of being catered for by ATE across many matches. While the weather at times was inconsistent, the high quality of service and food delivered by Alison and her staff at ATE was not - it was always first class. We all looked forward to the meal either before or after the match. We could not speak highly enough of the teste, variety and cooperation of all involved"

- Simon Taufel,
 ICC Umpire Performance & Training Manager

Taylor Wimpey

Great food delivered with flair and imagination that keeps us going back for more. ate offers an exceptional catering service that has allowed us to create unique events from informal canape receptions to family fun days. Their diversity and willingness to bring something new to each event is refreshing."

- Karen Armstrong, Sales & marketing director,
 Taylor Wimpey East Scotland Ltd

Cricket Scotland

Having had the pleasure of working with ATE for the last four years Cricket Scotland is delighted to commend Alison Thomson and her team on their excellent cuisine, friendliness and efficiency, professionalism and, very importantly, their desire to make sure the client receives the 'experience' they are looking for.
We wish Alison and her team every success for the future,
...a future we are sure to be involved with"