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Conferences inside a treehouse with Searcys

British restaurant and catering company Searcys has been appointed as the official caterer for The Alnwick Garden and The Treehouse, both situated on the grounds of the ancestral home of the Duke of Northumberland in Alnwick, Northumberland.

The appointment serves as a homecoming for Searcys, as 1837 was the year the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland employed their new confectioner and pastry chef, John Searcy. After funding from the Duke, he went on to set up his own catering company in 1847, John Searcy and Sons.

The Duchess of Northumberland said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Searcys, especially considering that John Searcy was originally appointed as the confectioner and pastry chef for the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland in 1837.

“With a world-renowned reputation for quality, sustainability and innovation, the long-term partnership is a perfect fit for our vision of The Alnwick Garden and The Treehouse.”

Searcys will return to The Alnwick Garden in spring 2019, launching a coffee shop, a revamped Treehouse and new cafe menus, all celebrating the best of British produce and locally sourced ingredients.

Matt Thomas, MD, Searcys said: “We are incredibly honoured to become the official caterer to The Alnwick Garden. We will continue to support the values important to this landmark British location and Searcys’ spiritual home. This is a wonderful opportunity to make a positive contribution to the local community whilst sharing our commitment to provenance and sustainability.

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