What is Real Food?

re·al 1

adj.

1. Genuine and authentic; not artificial or spurious.
2. Being no less than what is stated; worthy of the name.
  • I cook in my own Devon kitchen, so nothing is added that a keen cook wouldn’t have in their home kitchen.
  • I don’t add salt in our everyday cooking so that’s how I cook for my customers.   Customers can add salt if they wish…the main thing is, it’s under their control.
  • All meals are also free from preservatives and colouring, they’re simply frozen to preserve them.

Food Matters

These things really matter to me:

  • Knowing where my food comes from, especially meat – always free-range, grass-fed meat from local suppliers.
  • Growing vegetables in my kitchen garden. I’ve been able to supply leeks, pumpkins, garlic, chilli and herbs for the meals. In summer, I add tomatoes, aubergines and peppers to my list of homegrown ingredients.
  • What I can’t grow, I source from local producers or local businesses.
  • I hate waste and love leftovers!
  • Making things from scratch for example, I cure and smoke my own Pancetta and Bacon so I know where the meat’s from.

Sustainability

We always look for ways of doing things better and more sustainably:

  • Minimising food miles.
  • Using paperboard oven trays – better for the environment than any other containers in the market.
  • We use sustainable, recyclable insulation packaging for shipping food nationwide – NOT polystyrene.
  • Using paper carrier bags or recycled NOT new plastic ones.
  • We use sustainably-sourced, compostable catering packaging NOT plastic.
  • Using environmentally-friendly cleaning products made from plants NOT chemicals.
  • We recycle everything we can, including vegetable waste which go to feed the worms and provide us with lovely garden compost.