6 producers flying the flag for Gloucestershire

Cotswold caterer, Birch Catering, uses produce from cream of the crop of Gloucestershire's food and drink suppliers to create menus that are sure to leave a lasting impression, whatever the function or occasion.

With more than 15 years’ experience working with some of the top suppliers across Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds, Birch Catering certainly knows the crème de la crème of the county’s food and drink producers.

The founder of the Stroud-based catering company, Wesley Birch and his business partner Kylie Hughes, shares six producers that Birch works with to create bespoke menus for events and celebrations across Gloucestershire.

For more information about the services Birch Catering can offer, visit cotswold-catering.com directly.

1. New Wave Seafood, Fairford

New Wave Seafood has been supplying top-quality fresh fish and shellfish to restaurants and caterers across Gloucestershire for more than 25 years.

The Fairford-based business delivers responsibly sourced seafood direct from the coast, with Birch Catering incorporating its fish into a range of dishes, including handpicked crab with avocado mousse, caviar and tomato concasse; and smoked haddock and saffron fishcakes.

2. Rave Coffee, Cirencester

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Nothing rounds off a meal like a cup of Joe and if you want to sample top quality brews made from beans from across the world, then you’re in good hands with Rave Coffee, who roast and blend their award-winning speciality coffee in Cirencester.

3. Woodchester Valley, Stroud

Award-winning boutique winery, Woodchester Valley Vineyard, is a family-run business creating white, rosé and sparkling wines right in the heart of the Cotswolds. Woodchester uses a sustainable approach to viticulture to promote healthy vines and produces top quality wines that Birch Catering often use at events.

4. Cotswold Gold, Broadway

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Cotswold Gold is a family-owned business run by Charlie Beldam that uses crops grown on the farm to produce its award-winning extra virgin cold-pressed rapeseed oil. The business also has a range of oil infusions, drizzles, and a delicious mayonnaise and garlic version that’s just perfect with calamari.

5. Stroud Brewery

Stroud Brewery is an award-winning business that uses local, organic ingredients to produce an extensive collection of quality ales. Its selection of beer spans O.P.A, an organic pale ale; Teasel, a bitter; and Tom Long, an amber bitter, and make the ideal accompaniment to any celebration.

6. Shipton Mill, Tetbury

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Housed in a restored mill near Tetbury, Shipton Mill is an award-winning family business that has been producing a range of flours since it was founded in 1979. Since then Shipton has amassed a loyal following of chefs and bakers who use its stoneground and roller milled flours to create delicious cakes, breads, pastries and more.

© SoGlos
Wednesday 07 June 2017

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