The Cook & The Butler logo - link to home page

 Tel: 020 7620 1818  email: cookandbutler@btconnect.com

The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards

www.makersofplayingcards.co.uk


Burns Night Supper
January 2017, Cutlers' Hall, London

Burns Night Supper at Cutlers Hall - Jan 2017  Burns Night Supper at Cutlers Hall - Jan 2017

History of the Burns Supper

The first supper was held in memoriam at Burns Cottage by Robert Burns' friends on 21 July 1801, the fifth anniversary of his death, it has been a regular occurrence ever since. The first still extant Burns club was founded in Greenock in 1801 by merchants born in Ayrshire, some of whom had known Burns. They held the first Burns supper on what they thought was his birthday, 29 January 1802, but in 1803 they discovered in Ayr parish records that his date of birth was 25 January 1759. Since then, suppers have been held on or about 25 January.

Burns suppers may be formal or informal. Both typically include haggis (a traditional Scottish dish celebrated by Burns in Address to a Haggis), Scotch whisky, and the recitation of Burns' poetry. The Burns Supper is an institution of Scottish life; a night to celebrate the life and works of the national Bard. Suppers can range from an informal gathering of friends to a huge, formal dinner full of pomp and circumstance.

The Cook and The Butler website horizontal line


Reception and Hot Buffet Supper
November 2016, The Crypts at Guildhall, City of London

Makers of Playing Cards - Reception and Supper, Guildhall, London Nov 2016  Makers of Playing Cards - Reception and Supper, Guildhall, London Nov 2016

The Cook and The Butler website horizontal line


Court & Livery Dinner
Themed to Commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar of October 1805
October 2015, Trinity House, London

Makers of Palying Cards - Court & Livery Dinner, Oct 2015

Makers of Palying Cards - Court & Livery Dinner, Oct 2015

Makers of Palying Cards - Court & Livery Dinner, Oct 2015  Makers of Palying Cards - Court & Livery Dinner, Oct 2015

Makers of Palying Cards - Court & Livery Dinner, Oct 2013  Makers of Palying Cards - Court & Livery Dinner, Oct 2015

Makers of Palying Cards - Court & Livery Dinner, Oct 2015

The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards - Thank you letter, Oct 2015  The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards - Thank you letter, Oct 2015

The Cook and The Butler website horizontal line


Court & Livery Dinner
October 2013, Trinity House, London

Makers of Palying Cards - Court & Livery Dinner, Oct 2013  Makers of Palying Cards - Court & Livery Dinner, Oct 2013

Makers of Palying Cards - Court & Livery Dinner, Oct 2013

Makers of Palying Cards - Court & Livery Dinner, Oct 2013

The Cook and The Butler website horizontal line


Court & Livery Dinner
April 2013, Carpenters' Hall, London

Makers of Palying Cards - Court & Livery Dinner, April 2013  Makers of Palying Cards - Court & Livery Dinner, April 2013

The Cook and The Butler website horizontal line


Court & Livery Dinner
July 2012, Girdlers' Hall, London

Makers of Palying Cards - Court & Livery Dinner, July 2012  Makers of Palying Cards - Court & Livery Dinner, July 2012

The Cook and The Butler website horizontal line


Court & Livery Dinner
October 2011, Saddlers' Hall, London

Makers of Palying Cards - Court & Livery Dinner, Oct 2011  Makers of Palying Cards - Court & Livery Dinner, Oct 2011

The Cook and The Butler website horizontal line


Court and Livery-only Dinner
July 2011, Armourers' Hall, London

Makers of Playing Cards - Court and Livery-only Dinner, July 2011  Makers of Playing Cards - Court and Livery-only Dinner, July 2011  Makers of Playing Cards - Court and Livery-only Dinner, July 2011

The Cook and The Butler website horizontal line


Court and Livery Dinner
October 2009, Trinity House, London

The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards

The Cook and The Butler website horizontal line