December 13, 2018

Harrogate-based Nomad Catering by James Brown celebrates growth with a move to new premises

(Photo credit: Hamish Irvine Photographer)

Nomad Catering by James Brown has seen a busy few years. Last year saw them rebrand and move into new premises in Harrogate, and having outgrown them already they’ve been on the move again!

To welcome them into their new premises in Follifoot, near Harrogate, James and the team welcomed a gaggle of their suppliers, clients and supporters to a canape and drinks event on Thursday 29th November. The event was attended by guests from venues and event organisers from around the region, as well as suppliers, previous bride and grooms, and the Mayor and Mayoress of Harrogate.

The guests were treated to a variety of delicious canapes from around the world, including: Tostadas with Ancho Pulled Pork and Black Beans served with Soured Cream; Sticky Hoisin Lamb Bao Buns with Pickled Daikon and Julienne Leeks; Ultimate Nomad Rossini – Foie Gras, Nidderdale Beef Fillet, Toasted Brioche and Grated Autumn Truffle with Red Wine Jus; ISO Crab and Avocado Futomaki with Masago, Wasabi, Soy and Gari; Goats Cheese and Beetroot Croquetas with Salmorejo Salt; and Pepper Cauliflower with Miso Mayonnaise. These were washed down with prosecco on tap from the Nomad Tuk Tuk, 54 Degrees North Lager from Black Sheep Brewery; Whitaker’s Winter Solstice Gin with Fevertree Clementine Tonic and Nomad Pornstar Martini.

In the last year the company’s menus have developed extensively, as has their network of suppliers and venues. James and the team use inspiration from all around the world and their travels in their menus, hence the company name, Nomad Catering – a Nomad by definition follows the seasons around, to gather the best and freshest produce.

James Brown with the Mayoress of Harrogate (Photo credit: Hamish Irvine Photographer)

With more space and a country feel, the new space gives the team the chance to further develop their menus, with an ongoing focus on weddings, as well as corporate events. They aim to grow their staff next year with the addition of a further chef as well as someone to aid with the logistical side of the business. Already 2019 is looking busy for the catering firm, with weddings, events and pop-up restaurants planned.

“The last year has been an absolute whirlwind and when I stop to see what we have accomplished it really is incredible,” said James Brown, Executive Head Chef. “I now feel that we are a strong force on the Yorkshire scene and will be for many years to come, innovating and maintaining high standards in everything we do.”


Many thanks to photographer Hamish Irvine for capturing the evening. You can view his wedding and event photography at www.hamishirvine.com.