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Crème Cakes & Shakes is an indulgent boutique eatery in Leigh-on-Sea, with over 30 varieties of shake, 10 different cakes, waffles, and much more! On their menu, you'll find Reece's and Skippy peanut butter waffles, make-your-own milkshakes or really treat yourself and friends to a trio of cake with Chantilly cream and mixed berry compote! If you don't have a major sweet tooth, Crème offers an abundance of savoury options including cheese and ham waffles and a selection of sandwiches
Our farm shop is in a beautiful converted barn and is shared by the farm’s butchery. We have carefully sourced high-quality produce for you to enjoy. We sell everything from condiments, nibbles, chocolates and champagne to Jimmy’s Farm souvenirs. We work with many local artisan producers to source the best produce. Our friendly team are always on hand to talk to you about our produce.READ MORE
Le Creuset is recognised across the world for its premium quality ranges of enamelled cast iron cookware, multi-ply stainless steel, toughened non-stick, and stoneware, along with its outstanding range of wine accessories.
Established in 1925, Le Creuset has been making world-class cookware for almost 100 years, innovation remains at the forefront of Le Creuset’s success. Used by leading chefs and keen cooks around the globe, Le Creuset cookware offers outstanding performance time after time.READ MORE
Esteemed members of the Independent Cookery Schools Association, Cactus Kitchens courses are quality assured and independently regulated. The leading cookery school in London is offering a variety of one day cookery experiences taught by Michel Roux Jr and his roster of talented chefs, visitors can expect to learn hands-on skills. Classes include patisserie, bread and knife skills, to help all levels improve their technique. With two Michelin stars, Michel Roux Jr is a trustworthy individual to take your cooking skills to the next level whilst learning recipes for some of the most delicious dishes.READ MORE
Originally opened in Italy, the Chef Academy London training centre for professional chefs and has came to provide the best cooking courses in London in 2007. Offering intensive practical training that catapults the skills of aspiring chefs into professional head chef status, courses include Advanced Professional Chef Course, Michelin Star Chef Course and Hospitality Management. With the experience of working in a partner restaurant alongside esteemed chefs in cohesion with classes, students are given the opportunity to gain a complete understanding of the requirements needed to succeed as a chef. Understanding the rationale behind choosing the best produce and how to balance food costs are all considered to ensure regardless of level, each student gains an exceptional education. After completing one of the courses, students are equipped with all the tools needed to start a professional career immediately. HACCP certified, students are given a diploma from Chef Academy London that is internationally recognised and accredited by ASIC (Accreditation service for international colleges).READ MORE
Le Cordon Bleu is a world leading culinary school that is steeped in history and has a rich heritage spanning over 120 years. Influenced by the launch of French journalist, Marthe Distel weekly publication called La Cuisinière Cordon Bleu in 1895, which was to be the first culinary magazine in France, educating its readers with the most unique recipe collection for its time. The magazine grew from strength to strength, leading to the opening of a small Parisian cookery school in 1895. Initially opening on Marylebone Lane, Le Cordon Bleu London moved to its state-of-the-art premises in Bloomsbury Square in 2012. Focusing on traditional French culinary techniques in addition to new innovation and technologies, the courses at each Le Cordon Bleu are adapted to suit the ever changing needs of the hospitality industry. Courses include Culinary Management, Gastronomy as well as world cuisine, all delivered by experienced Master Chefs.READ MORE
Known for their collection of heavy duty kitchen gadgets and cookware, The Mistley Kitchen cookery school is an extension of the world recognised brand. Offering informal classes in a relaxed hands-on environment, the cookery school offers attendees of all levels of experience an opportunity to solidify their skills and experiment. Directed by Sherri Singleton, award-winning chef and caterer with over 20 years experience, attendees are able to delight in preparing authentic Italian cuisine as well as other continental dishes up to the industry standard. A great way of learning to prepare great food with expert advice in an immersive and interactive atmosphere.READ MORE
Limeberry Catering offers a professional bespoke catering service in the South-East of England: throughout Essex, London and the home counties. Combining delicious food prepared to the highest standards with a strong focus on events management, you can be guaranteed a first-class dining experience and complete peace of mind. Their team of catering experts will be delighted to help you plan your event and will take care of every detail.READ MORE
Here at The Estuary Gourmet Foods we have a little something for everyone, from our large selection of artisan cheeses and charcuterie, to our huge variety of specialised products from around the world. If you're feeling peckish and want a takeaway, pop in and choose from our lunchtime options: a healthy salad from our fresh salad bar, oven-baked jacket potato with a choice of filling, a sandwich or panini, homemade frittata or quiche, or just a bowl of olives from our self-serve counter. And if you're feeling a little more hungry, why not take one of our fresh rotisserie chickens, award-winning pies, homemade scotch eggs or sausage rolls away with you?READ MORE
Ellis Catering is a high-quality caterer based in Brentwood, Essex and operating throughout the South East of England, and London. An independently run business with over 20 years catering experience, Ells Catering places a strong focus on creating memorable food for every occasion, by using the finest ingredients in delicious and creative ways. So, whether it's a small intimate gathering, large wedding, corporate event or anniversary celebration, they have the experience, skills and expertise to make sure your event is a complete success.READ MORE
The home of healthy artisan fine foods and drinks, located in the heart of Buckhurst Hill, Essex. We have a huge passion for food and are driven by the desire to get people eating better and therefore living longer. All of our meals are freshly prepared each day and free from any additives, preservatives or colourings. Our meals are healthy and nutritious, yet there is never any compromise on flavour, presentation or taste. We love that our food is beautiful to look at, but love the fact that it’s as close to its natural form as possible. We look forward to welcoming you to The Organic Kitchen. There’s lots to choose from and plenty to taste and we can’t wait to see you so just pop in!READ MORE
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