Meet the Team

I’m Graeme and I am Mr C. 

 

Cooking has always been a big passion of mine and was inspired by my gran who taught me the basics of cooking and baking to enable me to ‘look after myself’.

 

This time round I was inspired by the Hairy Bikers tv programme and one particular episode when they made Blueberry Muffins with homemade lemon curd. This stuff was on another level and so it set the cogs in motion as a business idea. 12 months down the line I’d started making some marmalade and cracked a recipe for brown sauce.

 

Another 12 months down the line, me and Mrs C introduced our range at the ILoveWight Brading Food Market and the feedback we got back made all the practice time and expense well worth it.

 

Three things you didn’t know about me:

 

I wanted to be a draughtsman at Cammell Laird Shipyard, however it closed before shortly before I left school so I had to take a new direction and enrolled on a catering course at college.

 

I have lived away from Birkenhead for over 30 years but my ‘scouse’ accent will come back after a few beers.

 

I cannot stand Celery!

 

I’m Clare or Mrs Cthe one who get the important things done and keeps Mr C in check!

I like having a husband that can cook and am quite happy to let him ‘get on with it’ in the kitchen. My Granddad used to grow fruit in his garden back in Reading and my Granny would make jam, so cream teas with delicious jams were always served when I went round. 

I like doing the markets and events; meeting customers and catching up with other traders. There’s a real camaraderie and both of us have met some really lovely people on both sides of the counter.

Three things you didn’t know about me:

I haven’t cooked a Christmas lunch since 1994 (when I met Mr C!).

My all time favourite movie is Hot Fuzz

I hate Brussel Sprouts