Fife Cultural Trust contract goes to Milnathort-based firm
Milnathort-based catering firm Heaven Scent has been awarded the contract to operate the cafe at the new Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries.
The business, which also runs an artisan cafe in Milnathort, says it’s delighted to have landed the gig at the £12.4 million new building, which has already won the EAA Building of the Year 2017 award and links the world’s first Carnegie Library with a new museum, exhibition galleries, local history room, and children’s library.
Andrew Scott, Owner at Heaven Scent, said: “We are beyond thrilled to take Heaven Scent to Dunfermline in such a stunning venue. We’ve long had customers that travel regularly from Dunfermline to Milnathort for our delicious menu and barista-made coffees.
“In a world where town centres have become ever more homogenised by bland international retail and catering outlets, Heaven Scent’s character and success stands out.
“Our customers seek us out because they know Heaven Scent’s personality is ingrained through its outstanding service, fabulous food and drink and personal approach. We’re really looking forward to developing our menu for both locals and visitors to Dunfermline.”
Heaven Scent was awarded the contract by Fife Cultural Trust, which exists to provide creative, entertaining and learning experiences that enhance the quality of life, through their partnerships and in their museums, galleries, libraries and theatres.
Kirsty Keay, Commercial Director at Fife Cultural Trust, said: “The Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries is a massively exciting project and one that the people of Dunfermline have already taken to their hearts.
“Fife Cultural Trust is delighted to have Heaven Scent on board and recognise the company’s ethos as matching our aims to deliver fantastic service and a great quality product.
“We’re confident that Heaven Scent at Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries will really add to Dunfermline’s food scene and be at the heart of the town’s cultural quarter.”
The new Dunfermline opening adds a third outlet to the Heaven Scent chain, which includes the cafe in Milnathort and restaurant at Knockhill Racing Circuit.
The firm also operates a corporate and outside catering service, Heaven Scent Kitchen, which operates out of the award-winning Heaven Scent coffee shop in Milnathort.
Catering for businesses throughout Fife and Perth and Kinross, Heaven Scent has recently updated its corporate catering brochure and menus to suit all budgets and occasions. New items include sub-baguettes and mini sandwiches to its sandwich platter and colourful macarons.
Andrew Scott said: “While sandwich platters and finger and fork buffets are as popular as ever, we recognise that our corporate customers would like to see new and interesting ideas. Food creates a talking point, which is particularly important at networking events, VIP lunches and site visits.
“Catering can make or break an event, so it’s vital to provide great quality food which suits the occasion. By expanding our menu, Heaven Scent Kitchen can now offer better choice and flexibility.”
Heaven Scent Kitchen is a VisitScotland ‘Taste our Best’ caterer thanks to it commitment to using locally sourced, seasonal produce.