COOK – Remarkable Food For Your Freezer
The COOK range just got even bigger in our Farm Shop at Little Budworth! From the 22nd March 2018, the COOK range extended to 14 freezers, brimming with chef prepared ready meals. The COOK range features frozen ready meals and sides, entertaining food and puddings that are all prepared by hand at the COOK Kitchen in Kent.
COOK was founded back in 1997 by Edward and Dale. Edward’s parents ran a small bakery making handmade frozen cakes. After a less than stellar school career, Edward went to work for them as a travelling salesman. The cakes were stunning and it got him wondering why no one was making savoury meals in the same way. Edward decided he would try and he persuaded Dale, a chef and one of his favourite clients, to quit his job and in March 1997 they opened a small shop in Surrey selling their hand-prepared, frozen food. Through trial and error and the odd explosion, the food got better and better. People came back for more and gradually the COOK brand grew.
Here at The Hollies, we have stocked the COOK range for nearly 6 years and we love the variety and quality of the products they make. Each COOK product features the name of the chef who prepared your food, each dish looking and tasting homemade. They say this is for “when you don’t have the time, inclination or, dare we say, talent… we COOK so you don’t have to!”
The COOK Kitchen works in a similar way to a big hotel kitchen, with different sections responsible for different parts of the cooking process. Sections are responsible for checking ingredients as they come in; preparing them; cooking; making pastry; assembling the different components of the finished dish; freezing; packing and labelling. It’s a very complicated operation that depends entirely on the passion, care and teamwork of their team.
The delicious COOK range is also available on a smaller scale in our Farm Shop at Lower Stretton.
Find out more about the COOK range here.