Behind the counter
A food love affair with a cheesy ending. How our family-run artisan food hamper business was born.
Founded by husband and wife, Simon and Nikki, their artisan hamper business was a product of the success of their delicatessen in Tewkesbury. Despite having unique journeys, it was a shared love of artisan food that inspired Nikki and Simon to embark on this exciting new chapter together.
Nicola’s food love affair started from an early age. She began working in the catering industry at 14 in local hotels and restaurants in Cornwall before later becoming a qualified youth worker. Always keeping her hand in home cooking, growing vegetables and visiting many deli’s and food markets in her spare time.
Simon began his working career by joining the Royal Navy where he served for 23 years as an engineer on nuclear submarines. He left the armed forces in 2002 and began a second successful career in facilities management.