In a world that is increasingly becoming driven by financial considerations and profit margins, we are a small company with a very large heart. We feel that we have been extremely privileged to be able to set up a dream business following a passion and feel that as a responsible and caring company, we should be able to use this both to help others not so lucky but also to be able to positively impact our environment and our next generation.
In keeping with our ethos, our site and policy is “no single use plastic“. From coffee cups, to tasting pots and straws, everything is made from compostable material. Our new freezer meal trays are fully biodegradable – one of the very few companies in the UK to do so – and the sleeves are non laminated cardboard so that they can also be thrown in household cardboard recycling. The leaf plates and bowls we use are made from natural palm leaf and are made by destitute women in India thus serving a dual purpose of proving employment and a source of livelihood.
As far as possible, we buy fresh and local ingredients and try to ensure that everything comes from within a 50-mile radius. From British Red Tractor approved chickens in Windsor to dishes made using local specialties or discarded produce, we are conscious about everything that goes into our products. Two examples of this include our Kingfisher Watercress Dal made using Watercress grown on the family run Kingfisher farm next door and then stocked at Kingfisher’s farm shop and our newly introduced spiced Orange and Gin chutney is made using the discarded oranges from the Silent Pool distillery.
We are passionate about Young Enterprise and most of our events, large and small, food tastings and running the shop at weekends is done by our 16-member part-time staff aged between 14 and 19 years. Many of them joined in the early days of the business to earn pocket money and it has been a privilege to watch them blossom and grow into confident young men and women handling events and issues without any problems, juggling demanding school workload, extracurricular and work responsibility.