Having suffered the slings & arrows of Great Chalfield & not made an outrageous fortune, Truffleicious is now moving to Appledore, North Devon, to face a sea of dreams.
While I have enjoyed my time at Great Chalfield, I am not going to miss the National Trust visitors, who could not, or would not understand that I was a Sole, Independant trader and not an employee of that said organisation. The rudeness of these visitors was just unbeliveable, – there was me thinking Trust members came from a more polite society? – I built my business, based on years of experience, to supply home made healthy foods which are preservative & additive free. I also cater for gluten free, dairy free & any other trendy fad, that happened to be in vogue. (With apologies to true Celiacs etc). However, this was not good enough. Why could they not have a normal scone, they had them at other Trust establishments? Well. “The reason is Madam. I pay them to be here”, I coverted their Stable into a working kitchen & obtained the required hygeine status, – at my own expense – rent the flat above & made my lovely little garden, from the car parking space & yes I do only open from 12.30 – 3.30, “Why”
Because I have to make all this food myself, serve it, wash up, shop for ingredients etc & also spend 3 hrs a day promoting my & other small businesses on-line, plus writing my recipe blog: https://truffleicious.blogAll of this is fine, but if the weather is poor, all this freshly made food gets given away as there are no customers. So. when they think I must “make a fortune” all I can say is “No. I sit on my bum all day”. Of course, the majority of customers are lovely, many even appreciate what I am trying to provide during the summer months & order from me during the winter. So. To those of you who have left comments on Trip Advisor. Twitter, FB & Instagram, May I say a huge THANK YOU & I will miss you.
Now, Appledore here I come. I will still be selling my truffles etc but on-line https://truffleicious.org I have also built a new website: https://northdevondoes.comwhere I will be promoting, small businesses in the area & continuing my blog & recipe development. Will also still be publishing my recipes on my Foodies Wiltshire FB page. Not being one to “sit on my bum all day ” I have another little business idea up my sleeve, so as they say in todays world “Watch this space”.
TRUFFLEicious was an independent business based at Great Chalfield, Wiltshire, in a stable we converted into a 5* hygiene registered kitchen, within the grounds of Great Chalfield Manor. Wiltshire
In January 2019 I moved to Appledore, North Devon, UK, where as well as cooking I have also built & maintain a local food & drink blog web site for small businesses & visitors alike. My new site www.northdevondoes.com is a non-profit website.
Having worked as a cook for more than 40 years mainly in private family houses for Polo functions and at Harrods.
“My aim is to supply & blog about the benefits of 100% Homemade foods made from my own original recipes and containing fresh, natural, local ingredients, which contain NO nasties”.
Visit my website: www.truffleicious.org
I have wealth of experience behind me, encompassing a broad range of cookery techniques & original own recipes.
I also write a blog, giving recipes, cookery tips & dealing with what to do with your leftovers & also food & nutrition blog (Low FodMap Diet) "Paws for Thought"
I was invited to The Great British Food Festival, Bowood House, Nr Calne, Wiltshire on August Bank Holiday Monday 2017 where I gave a cookery demonstration on Gluten Free Cakes.
BBC Radio Wiltshire Graham Rogers Morning Show. Love your leftovers 26.12.18
BBC Radio Wiltshire. The Social. Sue Kinnear & Tim Weaks 17.12.2018
BBC Radio Wiltshire. GBBO Tech Challenge. Rachel Houghton morning Show 27.11.18
I will also be on the Sue Davis show, BBC Radio Wiltshire, for 6 weeks in October 2017 sharing my recipes on food leftovers.
The Marie Lennon Morning Show. BBC Radio Wiltshire. Tues 12th December 2017 talking about making chocolate Truffles for Christmas.
Chatting with Holly Rattley about my blog www.truffleicious.blog in the Kitchen at BBC Radio Wiltshire on Thursday 28th December 2017 & demonstrating what to do with those Christmas leftovers.
BBC Wiltshire also featured me on "The Social" with Sue Kinnear & Tim Weeks in Dec 2018 chatting about building my websites & social media.
TRUFFLEicious/FoodiesDevon is registered as a food business with Torridge Council & our Scores on the Doors are 5*. We hold current public & product liability insurance & Food Hygiene Certificate.
I am an avid user of social media & you can follow me any FB, five accounts, twitter five accounts, Instagram, four accounts. View my profile on LinkedIn.
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