A WINCHESTER-based business was named as the best wedding caterer in the county at a prestigious award ceremony.

The Little Kitchen Company topped the Wedding Caterer of the Year category at the Hampshire Wedding Suppliers Awards earlier this month (November 10).

Cait Salanson, founder and director of the firm, attended the awards ceremony with hundreds of the region’s wedding industry professionals.

She said: "It was awesome to win Wedding Caterer of the Year.

"As a company, we continue to provide the very highest quality in everything we do. "It was already brilliant to be a finalist but when our name was announced, well, it definitely felt like all our Christmasses had arrived early!”

This was the second time The Little Kitchen Company had been awarded the accolade.

Cait started her business in 2011 working alone from her own domestic kitchen.

Seven years later, she provides hospitality for more than 400 special events a year, including weddings, at some of Hampshire’s most acclaimed venues.

She also expanded her company in 2015 by opening the award-winning Little Kitchen Bistro in Down Farm Lane.

Cait said: "To win Wedding Caterer of the Year for a second time is testament to the hard work, dedication and talent of all our team.

"The Little Kitchen Company really does have some of the best, most skilled staff, in the industry.

"This award represents a huge 'thank you' to each and every one of them for their relentless hard work in making our couples wedding visions a reality.”

The Hampshire Wedding Suppliers Awards are organised by South Coast Events and are a fundraiser to donate money to The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, which organises and funds weddings for terminally ill people.