A YORK catering firm showed its creations to the wedding world as it hosted an industry showcase evening.

The business, founded by husband and wife team Ashley and Matthew Hyde at their kitchen table with a £200 loan, now employs a team 18 staff.

Wedding venue owners, event planners and a host of other hospitality businesses were invited to the exclusive tasting evening by the Baba Ganoush team in a bid to share their food with suppliers.

Mrs Hyde said: “The evening not only allowed us to treat business contacts with a mini tasting of our broad range of canapés and buffet food, there was a great atmosphere that comes from sharing food and a fantastic networking buzz.

“It was wonderful to enjoy great conversations with customers in the hospitality industry with a common goal to give wedding, event and fine dining customers the service they deserve.”

Among those at the showcase was Carla Mitchell, managing director of Deighton Lodge.