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our team

Tania Burton, Managing Director

Food really is in Tania Burton’s blood – her grandfather farmed Aberdeen Angus cattle, her aunt and cousin ran a catering firm and her father was a sheep farmer before opening wholesale supply and catering companies. Fully embracing this culinary heritage, Tania worked in local restaurants after school and just two months into her first job, when she was 18, the restaurant owners went on holiday and left the business in her hands for a week. 

Tania soon realised she could turn her love of hospitality into a career, starting Ginger Snap when she was just 23 years old. Her career highlights include cooking for royalty, landing the contract for the VIPs at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and catering for the 275th anniversary of Muirfield Golf Club with over 2000 covers in four days. Tania thrives on the feeling of providing excellent catering at every Ginger Snap event, and aims for Ginger Snap to be the go-to caterer for events in the North of England and Scotland. 

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James Burton, Consultant Development Chef

James Burton, a finalist in MasterChef: The Professionals 2012, has worked as a private chef for over 15 years. He began his career working in prestigious hotels and restaurants both in the UK and abroad, and his love for cooking has grown stronger every year. Nature is a huge inspiration for James, and he believes in culinary simplicity – letting the ingredients speak for themselves. 

James’ proudest moments are becoming a father and being able to share his knowledge and love of nature with his children. He believes in responsible catering and his ethos is to preserve and improve the land so the next generation can enjoy it as much as he does.

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