There’s more to delivering good food than how delicious it tastes. Chefs Phil and Liam, who have been part of the Wiltshire Farm Foods family for more than a decade, know that good food starts with great ingredients. That’s why Wiltshire Farm Foods is committed to sourcing food from trusted suppliers using sustainable ingredients wherever possible. It is proud to support British food and farming and is a member of the Ethical Trade Initiative, ensuring fair rights for workers worldwide.
Getting the best
Wiltshire Farm Foods works closely with suppliers in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world to source high-quality ingredients. The Bramley apples that go into favourite puddings such as apple crumble and custard come from the award-winning Fourayes Farm, a third-generation, family owned and operated business based in Kent. Fourayes is the largest grower and processor of Bramley apples in the UK. Although the business was founded in 1953, the history of the Bramley apple is much older, the very first tree having been grown from pips by Mary Anne Brailsford in her garden in 1809. Every tree at Fourayes today has been grown from grafts that can be traced back to the original tree, which still survives today!
The pots of ice cream come from Marshfield Farm, only 15 miles from their home in Wiltshire. From milking to making, everything happens on the family farm – they even have their own ice cream parlour.
The West Country Farmhouse Cheddar that gives traditional dishes such as macaroni cheese their depth of flavour is made and matured on West Country farms using traditional methods and aged for at least nine months. Meanwhile, whether in a warming fisherman’s pie or classic fish and chips, all Wiltshire Farm Foods’ fish dishes are made with 100% sustainably sourced fish. Good for the planet and good for you.
Whether your taste runs to traditional roasts, casseroles and pies or the many dishes inspired by a variety of world cuisines, you’re bound to find something that tickles your taste buds on the Wiltshire Farm Foods menu. There’s a range of different portion sizes too, catering for every appetite and taste. These include: Hearty Meals, guaranteed to satisfy when you’re really hungry; Main Meals, which are perfect for everyday; and Mini Meals, smaller-sized dishes that make a great tasty lunch or evening bite.
Chefs Phil and Liam work with Wiltshire Farm Foods’ in-house dietitian to make sure every meal is nutritionally balanced. And if you have special dietary needs you’ll find plenty of options too. In fact, with such an abundance of choice, the hardest part is deciding what to try first.
Chefs Liam (left) and Phil (right)
Wiltshire Farm Foods Head Chef Phil Rimmer loves working with customers and harnessing their ideas to devise mouthwatering recipes.
Q: Why did you choose to work for Wiltshire Farm Foods?
A: Wiltshire Farm Foods is renowned for the quality of their food and only use the best ingredients, which is so important to me as a chef. Also I love the creativity of designing new dishes and making the best possible versions of old favourites.
Q: Which of the dishes on the current menu is your favourite?
A: It has to be our Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding served with our best roasties, gravy and veg. A classic!
Q: Who helps you decide which of your creations feature in the brochure?
A: It’s all down to our customers. They are very discerning! I’m constantly on the look out for ways to improve our dishes and make them even tastier. Our customers are very honest about what they like – and sometimes dislike. That’s invaluable in helping me to make small tweaks to recipes.
Q: How important is it to be environmentally friendly?
A: It’s incredibly important. I’m proud to work for a company that acts responsibly and ethically when it comes to the environment, so I was delighted when we won our latest Queen’s Award – this time for Sustainable Development.
Q: Do you prefer a starter or dessert?
A: It’s got to be a proper pud – anything with custard and you can count me in!
To order your brochure visit www.wiltshirefarmfoods.com/brochure or call 0800 084 3803