Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Welcome to Skylark Farm

Welcome to "Chef At Skylark Farmhouse Cafe", a blog to document my new journey as Head Chef at a new farmhouse cafe, opening (fingers crossed) early December.

Skylark Farm, situated in the Northamptonshire countryside, is primarily a chicken farm.

8000 chickens apparently!!!!!

That's an awful lot of free range eggs produced each day!

These eggs are sold through many small shops and supermarkets in the area, including Sainsburys.

Sam and Dave run the farm and 3 years ago built a farm shop to house and promote local businesses produce.

Inside the shop you will find a large selection of fresh veg, meat,bread and cakes as well as preserves, honey, cheese and of course eggs!

Last week they had their own homegrown pumpkins for sale as well!

Now that the shop is well established the couples next venture has been to build a new cafe to the rear of the shop serving good homecooked food.

And this is where MY journey begins!

After answering an advertisement in the local paper i took up the position of Head Cook on October 17th.

So far my role has been organising and cleaning equipment, devising menus, and all the behind the scenes jobs involved in starting up a business, as well as hours of research into baking, as that is an area i havent covered before.

I have learnt so much in such a short space of time and know that there is plenty more to learn which gave me the inspiration to create this blog in the hope that you will follow me on my journey, and just maybe i may even inspire the cook inside you to attempt my recipes!

If you want further information on Skylark Fields Farm you can find a warm welcome at their website HERE

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