Hello and welcome to our brand spanking new blog!
We plan to post all of our Tasteee company news, delicious recipes from our chefs, the odd interview with the glamorous team, and generally keep you all up to date with anything we think you might find interesting.
For our first post we thought it’d be a good idea to start at the very beginning so if you’re sitting comfortable, then we’ll pass you over to the MD, Mr. Craig Denholm to tell the story….
There were a few specific factors which spurred me to venture out on my own as a caterer. My work-life balance was off kilter for a start. I’d been so dissatisfied with the amount of time I was able to spend with my family and desperately wanted to be able to get to a point in my working life which would allow me to be there at the all-important school sports days, nativity plays and that sort of thing. I wanted to be in control of my own life and quickly realised that starting my own business was the route to go down.
With that decision made, I began to think about the things in my life that I’m passionate about – I wanted my working life to revolve around something I cared about. Food certainly comes in at the top of that list, well, top 5 anyway. Having a keen interest in good food, I came to the conclusion that I’d rarely been impressed by the catering you get at events and functions, in fact, I’d had the misfortune of tasting some absolutely awful dishes and canapes over the years!
So really, my family and previous catering disappointments incensed me to carve out a business in the catering industry – I just knew I could make time for my family and do a better job than what had become commonplace.
I bit the bullet and got on with it. On September 1st 2008, I spent £53 pounds on ingredients, rented a kitchen, made some sandwiches and spent the day visiting factories in and around Irvine offering them to the factory workers to buy for their lunch. I took £17 that day, which wasn’t the best I suppose but it felt great and it certainly didn’t stop me. I believed it was a good idea with great potential and everyone has to start somewhere. Since then I’ve built up a great team and we’ve worked on some fantastic projects from Puffer’s Cafe to construction sites, and catered at very memorable private events and weddings.
‘From small acorns, large Oak trees do grow,’ and that, as they say, is that.