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Kent Cookery School Food Sourcing Policy

The Kent Cookery School offers the very best in tuition, facilities, location and also produce. Whatever class you choose, you can be assured that you will be cooking with the best seasonal produce that has been sourced directly from our local Kent producers.

The dedicated farmers, fishermen, millers and growers provide ingredients of the highest quality. Listed here are some of the suppliers whose produce you can expect to see on your course.

S.W Doughty Butchers

For over 100 years the Doughty family have been serving families and businesses in the local area. They are an award winning traditional butchers, with their own abattoir and farm shop situated in the pretty kent village of Doddington.

Pure Kent & Eckley Farm

Eckley farm is a family owned farming partnership growing arable crops in the Weald of Kent. The farm has been a Kent business since the early 1950s producing additive-free flour. The millers generally mill to order – they don’t mill large batches and store it so we often enjoy their flour within 24 hours of milling. They produce farm assured crops under the assured combinable crop scheme, part of the little red tractor farm assurance scheme. They are also members of Produced in Kent, a membership organisation dedicated to championing local food and drink.

Eckley farm also produces cold pressed rapeseed oil under the pure Kent brand.

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Two Sun's Quality Fish supplies many residents and local businesses with fresh, local, quality seafood.

Most of the fish is caught by their own Two Suns and Arum fishing boats. They know where the fish comes from and how fresh it is. They use sustainable fisheries where possible and both of their boats are in responsible fishing schemes.

Stour Valley 

Stour Valley provide high quality game meats, a local business also recognised by the organisation of Produced in Kent.

Chegworth Valley Farm

Chegworth valley is a family run fruit farm established in the Kent countryside in 1983. The fruit is hand selected and pressed in small batches, often within hours of picking. The juices are then gently pasteurised to retain the nutritional properties and flavour of the fruit.

They also supply vegetables, salads and herbs all seasonally.

David Catt and sons

A local farm based in Boughton Monchelsea. A family run business for over 40 years. One of our fruit and vegetable suppliers.

 

Local free range chickens and eggs