Based just up the road in Hemyock, Soul Food is the brainchild of Marc Jerem who got his catering experience working for some seriously big names including the award winning Castle Hotel in Taunton, River Cottage, Marc Hix, and The New Angel at Dartmouth. Marc lives and breathes cooking; he's always thinking about what fresh, local and seasonal ingredients he can use and how he can put them to good used in the exquisite dishes he creates. He'll come to your holiday cottage at Stonehayes Farm and cook you up a tastebud tantalising feast, working to his own menus or to something more specific you might have in mind - all budgets and all diets are catered for too.
The other thing that Marc can do is bring round his mobile kitchen for a different kind of garden party - and Stonehayes Farm is the perfect setting for that kind of thing - you know, bunting, music, happy smiley faces and truly scrumptious food.
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Kinori – Not Just Sushi!
Like Japanese food? Then you’ll love Kinori! Enjoy Japanese food at your holiday cottage at Stonehayes Farm - your tastebuds will be dancing with delight. The man behind Kinori is Japanese born and bred Hideki Koike who came to England when he was just 21, bringing his love and knowledge of Japanese street food and amassing loads of experience at AA rosette restaurants, pubs and hotels. He worked as head chef at the acclaimed Lord Poulett Arms at Hinton St George for a while and now travels all over the South West putting a smile on the faces of many with his exquisite Japanese food and his huge personality. Creating seriously tasty Japanese food in Somerset is not a problem for Hideki – he uses the freshest seasonal ingredients he can get his hands on and gives them his own creative twist; the result is simple, honest, jolly good cuisine that will delight your senses.
Book Hideki to come and cook you a special 3 or 4 course celebration feast, to give you a personal cooking lesson, or ask him to bring over his Yatai kitchen for a garden party that you’ll never forget.
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Boo To A Goose
Boo To A Goose is run by Harrie who honed her culinary skills at le Cordon Bleu in London. She’ll come to your holiday cottage at Stonehayes Farm and cater for you, be it an evening of fine dining, cocktails and canapes, or a celebratory buffet style affair. Ah, and celebrations, that’s the other thing; if you’re here to raise a glass to a big birthday or anniversary, you need to know that Harrie does the most amazing cakes. Wedding cakes are her speciality but have a chat with her and the result will probably be the most gorgeous cake you’ve ever had, scoring high on both looks and taste.
Harrie works with you to create a bespoke menu for whatever you want – even if it’s a themed Mexican Fiesta or Greek night. She’s happy to cater for all diets and fads, and it goes without saying that ingredients are by and large sourced locally, grown and raised in the fields of Devon.
If the luxury of a private chef for your holiday or weekend away appeals, that’s something Harrie can do too. Give her a call.
T: 07791 960116 www.bootoagoose.net
Joe Draper has heaps of experience having previously worked for Marco Pierre White and River Cottage. He'll create a bespoke dining experience for you using local, seasonal and ethically produced ingredients. He's big on organic sustainable produce and likes to use wild foods whenever he can, bringing a truly authentic West Country taste to the dishes he creates, whether you want canapes, a buffet or a three course feast. On top of that, Joe's a lovely guy.
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It doesn't matter if you want a fork or finger buffet, canapes or a mouthwatering three course dinner, Gayla will come to your holiday cottage and create food to delight your senses. She can also deliver pre-cooked or frozen meals - useful for when you arrive and throughout your stay, saving you the bother of worrying about feeding everyone. She's such a lovely person and somehow she makes everything seem so effortless - the mark of a true professional; but then, she's been doing this for years.
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Flora Bartlett is a trained Prue Leith chef so you know that whatever she cooks for you, whether it's a buffet, a casual lunch or a full-on sit down dinner, it's going to be delicious. As well as coming to create something fabulous for a special celebration meal, Flora also offers a fully catered menu and she'll deliver pre-cooked food that can be just popped in the oven, taking the hassle out of cooking when you're on holiday. She uses top notch local produce including organic beef from her parent's farm, so food miles are kept to a minimum. A highly professional and attentive service.
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COOK - Remarkable Food For Your Freezer
COOK deliver high quality frozen meals to your holiday cottage, all made from fresh and wholesome ingredients; all you have to do is heat them up - and enjoy. It's a good idea whether you just want something handy for when you arrive at your holiday cottage, if you want decent food throughout your stay, or if you want something for a special celebration meal. They have an extensive menu of sweet and savoury dishes, though please note the minimum order value of £30. Order online or email.
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If you have a thing for Thai food, you'll love this. Thai Cuisine is the brainchild of professional Thai chef Khun Pratuan and what you'll get is beautiful authentic dishes that are often made from recipes handed down through genertions of Khun's family, all made using the finest freshet ingredients. A treat just because you're on holiday or because you're celebrating a very special occasion.
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Katy is a professional caterer who will come up trumps no matter what you want - canapes, a buffet, or a three course dinner, she'll come along and discreetly create the most delectable nosebag for you all to enjoy together. She can accommodate all dietary requirements - nothing is too much trouble. Great for celebrations and entertaining, or if you just want to enjoy top notch food without having to prepare it yourself.
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River Field and Forest
Whilst you're here having a lovely time in our Devon holiday cottages at Stonehayes Farm you ought to treat yourself to some top notch tasty delights from River Field and Forest. This family run business sells the most exquisite smoked meats and fish via their website, all sourced from artisans and producers throughout the British Isles who really care about what they do, so the quality is outstanding. Take a look at what they've got and you'll find enticing fare like smoked salmon and trout, Gravadlax, Beetroot & Gin smoked salmon, honey and lime hot smoked salmon - is that kicking your tastebuds into action already? Well imagine having that sort of thing waiting for you in the fridge, ready for you to tuck into after a stroll through the fields of the Otter Valley. What a treat to come back to!
And the meat that River Field and Forest have! Oh wow! Venison haunch steaks, diced venison, smoked goose, smoked duck - Temptation with a big fat capital T or what?
Ordering is easy peasy and delivery is usually the next day, and it might make you a little smug to know that packaging is all recyclable or biodegradable, so you'll be looking after the planet too.
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How good is the thought of carefully selected professional therapists coming to your holiday cottage and pampering you, whether you want a massage, a facial, a manicure or whatever? This is a highly professional service with a range of luxury spa treatments and pampering packages, or they'll tailor things to suit you. They use high end acclaimed products and are all fully qualified and well reputed. A treat just because you deserve it, or something to book for hen weekends or other celebration stays.
T: 02070960385 Email: email@example.com
Old Trickey’s Flower Farm
Seasonal, scented and sustainable are the buzzwords at Old Trickey’s Flower Farm. Deep in the Backdown Hills of Devon they grow the most beautiful blooms that they lovingly arrange as jam jar posies, hand tied bunches and bouquets which are sold from the farm gate or delivered locally. And it’s all done so ethically, no pesticides, wildlife is encouraged in the flower fields, nature is allowed to rule, so on a summer’s day there are bees and butterflies galore in in the air at Old Trickey’s.
Every arrangement or posy is utterly unique because they use what they have growing at the time; wispy grasses, dried seeds pods and sometimes wild foliage are all put to good use adding texture, colour and character to the flowers.
Flowers are a joy and there’s nothing like a simple posy here and there to bring an extra helping of utter loveliness to your holiday cottage. You might be coming to Stonehayes to celebrate a special occasion, in which cases flowers from Old Trickey’s are a must! The growing season is from April to October, and as picking is done each morning you’ll need to get your order in by the day before you need them at least so that they can be at your Stonehayes Farm holiday cottage for your arrival. Out of the growing season dried flowers are available.
www.oldtrickeysflowerfarm.co.uk T: 07712 894710 or 01823 681004