(please text me first 'cos mobile service by the sea is truly rubbish!!)
That Lazy Sunday Feeling...
Plated, Sharing Style, Picnic or all of the above...
...our favourite part of what we do is working with YOU to create a feast that your guests will love and recognise as totally YOU. We want to eek out of you both your favourite foods; your favourite places; the style of food you most enjoy; what foods make you happy and why. Only once we understand exactly what makes your foodie hearts sing do we start to plan a feast that will totally totally WOW your guests.
Me?? The boring bit!
I'm a cook...
Sharing food with friends and family round a big kitchen table has always been one of the most important things in my life. It started when my children were small and continues to this day. I wish it could be Christmas every day.
I like food that is wholesome and generous and beautiful to look at and nourishing and good for the soul. Whether I am catering for a wedding or a birthday; whether it's food for two or food for a hundred - I cook the same way.
I like the people that I cook for to feel that they are enjoying the nicest Lazy Sunday ever - totally relaxed, totally indulgent and totally totally special.
I run residential workshops called TABLETALKS
When we share our food we share our hearts. We chat. We work our way through life's challenges. So I run residential workshops - TABLETALKS - with food at the heart. We learn to cook fabulous local produce in locations that are so beautiful that you'll probably cry and in the process we learn about ourselves and discover what's holding us back. We keep on cooking and eating and sharing and laughing and suddenly we find that we are a big step closer to doing what we'd most like to do.
I run Food Photography workshops
I cook. I style. I photograph and I write. And the combination of all of that makes me feel creative and helps me to visualise how I'd like food and tables and parties and celebrations to look. And to feel. I believe that photographs speak way more than words and I teach business owners how to get the best from their camera and how to style shoots that will represent the heart of what they do. I love doing this. I love when they 'get' that there business is truly unique and their photographs should be too.
I live by the sea
I have done for a long long time. A sign hangs above my door that says: 'by the sea all worries wash away.' I believe this to be true.
I've earned my stripes!
I have nearly always been self employed. I'm not very good at 9 - 5. I like the freedom of my own days. I've been a hotelier, a restauranteur, a writer, a photographer, a magazine editor, a wedding caterer and planner, a business advisor and a stockbroking trainee (the latter I hated!)
My family are more important to me than anything else in my whole wide world.
I have 3 fabulous grown up children who make me proud and happy every single day. They are true to themselves and are following their passions. My husband is the best father I know.
I love to travel, to read and to walk along deserted beaches collecting driftwood. I love to sail. I love the sun and I love the rain. I love to watch the weather rolling past my window. My friends make me happy. I love art galleries more than I like shopping. I love inventive creative cooks. I love wine and chocolate. I love my lovely brides and I always cry at weddings. I've been described as virtual valium for stressed out grooms. I'm good at bringing out the best in people. I like to laugh. I'm never without my camera. Interpreting my love of food visually is really important to me. I wish I could paint. And I care more than I could ever say that the feasts that we create are everything and more than you could ever imagine it to be.
West Bridge Mill,