Last Saturday I sat opposite Dave, eating at a table set with candles and linens. We ate asparagus with mozzarella followed by sea fresh monkfish, lemon syllabub and the finest French cheeses. Where were we? Not in a fancy restaurant, just in our little kitchen enjoying our dinner party in a box from the new and rather exciting Foodelity.
New to the ‘food delivery service’ market, they offer something a little bit different to the other brands out there – Foodelity focuses on special meals, dinner parties rather than weeknight cooking. They source the finest ingredients and come up with menus to suit everyone – from their busy bee menu (designed to be prepped and cooked in under 90 mins) to completely bespoke where you select each course individually. A sommelier can advise on wines to suit every course and they even offer a whole range of cheese boards. Happy days!
I spoke to founder and Managing Director Simon Granshaw to find out more!
How do you differ to the other food box delivery companies out there?
I think the main difference between Foodelity and other food box delivery companies such as Hello Fresh and Gousto is that we are focused on providing outstanding meals for events and special occasions – dinner parties, special dinner for 2, family lunches, etc with multiple courses. To do this we offer a wide selection of starters, mains, desserts and cheeses along with matching wines for our customers to choose from, with recipes suitable from the novice to the experienced cook, and provide meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan dishes.
Who are you targeting with Foodelity? Do you have a certain type of person in mind?
Who comes up with the recipes?
You have some fantastic suppliers, do they ever suggest menus to you? For example, whats in season or what they can get hold of?
Thanks, we think our suppliers are brilliant and allow us to offer the very best products to our customers. We consult with them on a regular basis to find out what British produce is in season and base our menus around this. For example, we will be launching autumnal dishes in September offering more game and root vegetable options, and our offering will continually be updated throughout the year to reflect when ingredients are at their best.
Anyway, back to our meal:
For main: Bacon wrapped Monkfish Tail with Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and New Potatoes. I’d never cooked Monkfish before but it was meaty and really delicious. I wouldn’t have put thyme with fish but it really worked well.
Finally, although we barely had room, we squeezed in the cheese – we opted for the French range and it was beautiful, including Tomme de Savoir, Morbier, Crottin de Chavignon and a lovely Camembert, not for the faint-hearted! The Lime and Chilli jam was particularly delicious and went perfectly with the Morbier.
All in all, what a treat – to have such fine ingredients at home was a joy and the recipe cards were clear and simple to understand. Foodelity is not cheap but for a special occasion, worth the price.
If you want to try a Foodelity box for yourself, you can save 10% on your order with the code FJAX10. And, if you really want to push the boat out, spend over £50 and get a free cheeseboard with code GINGEYBITESCHEESE.