A love of food
I love cooking, I love eating but mainly I love to feed people.
I grew up on a farm in Yorkshire, so I knew about the origins of food from an early age. I would spend hours on the combine harvester and I would weigh the pigs for market with my Dad. I loved being outside and learnt how the seasons affect the food we eat.
My mum taught me how to cook. I remember helping to make family meals at a young age. Mum is still on hand when I need a fail-safe recipe or some advice about cooking times or preparation techniques. You could say that food runs through the family blood, My brother and his wife run a small chain of fabulous deli cafes in Yorkshire and my sister also has a catering and events company in Yorkshire. We can and do regularly spend hours talking about our favourite subject and unsurprisingly, most of our get-together's involve lots of food!
After studying agriculture at Nottingham University, I worked in the food industry, sourcing fresh fruit and vegetables from farmers in the UK and overseas, however after having my children in 2010 I wanted to begin my own venture doing what I love most, feeding folk, and This Little Piggy was born.
Once the art of the hog roast was perfected I quickly got requests for a wider range of food. I soon found myself catering for weddings and corporate events and my business was no longer just about hog roasts. I relaunched my business in 2017 as Little Piggy to showcase the wide range of catering solutions I am able to offer.
Please get in touch to see what I can do for you.
"Our 70 guests thoroughly enjoyed the delicious canapes, hog roast and trimmings, salads and fabulous puddings, not to mention the friendly and efficient service. It was a pleasure to have Charlie and her team and their calm professionalism a part of our day, ensuring the party was a real success!"
Jane, 21st Birthday Party, Stapleford, Cambridge
"you provided an amazing and very efficient service and seem completely unflappable! I was so grateful to feel I could rely on you to come up trumps - you managed to know what we needed and had everything perfectly under control"
Kathy, Marquee Wedding, Saffron Walden