Meet Supplier Member – The Curated Kitchen
Tell us about your journey into weddings?
It’s a bit cliché but planning my own wedding gave me the wedding bug. At the time I was a cake maker and regularly making wedding cakes but I knew I wanted to be able to offer more and be more involved.
Just over a year later, shortly before having my son, I launched my afternoon tea catering company, providing wedding teas.
As the business grew I knew I needed to diversify and 5 years later I launched a brand new business, again inspired by my own wedding.
When my husband and I got married 7 years ago we found it impossible to find the kind of catering service that we wanted – a casual, relaxed, informal way of dining that was still luxurious. In the end we settled on getting married in Italy. Laid-back luxury is something the Italians do so well.
I found myself completely inspired by their way of dinning. – long, leisurely, sociable meals with friends in beautiful surroundings, where you just graze.
I wanted to bring that way of dining here to the UK.
Describe your favourite wedding location (beach / city / country)
Oh this is tough– they are all amazing for different reasons but being that I’m at my happiest when by the sea I’d have to go for a beach location (I’m now wondering why I didn’t get married on the beach myself?).
Ultimate wedding theme you’d love to be a part of
Relaxed, laid back luxury.
What 3 words would clients use to describe you?
Friendly, Reliable & Helpful
How do you unwind?
Yoga, spending time with my family anywhere warm and by the sea (there is a theme forming here) and I have a recent new love for knitting, although I’m not sure how long it will last – I don’t really have time for a new hobby!
Tell us something random about you
I have metal plates in my arm (I’m basically bionic!).