As caterers in the centre of Devon, we pride ourselves on producing all homemade and locally sourced food. Caroline is great at designing menus that make the most of what British growers and producers have to offer at different times of the year.
Where do we source our ingredients?
Living in the Westcountry, we are extremely lucky with the delicious range of ingredients available on our doorstep and at Oaktree we are sure to make the most of them.
Meat – All of our meat is sourced from A L Martins butchers here in Okehampton apart from poultry products which is delivered fresh from Creedy Carvers in Crediton.
Fish – All our fish is sourced fresh from the South West coastlines and delivered in from Plymouth.
Dairy – Depending on where we are catering we are sure to use Devon or Cornish clotted cream. Whilst, milk is also from Trewithen Dairy in Cornwall. Cheese is sourced from Taw Valley Creamery in North Tawton.
Fruit and Vegetables – Seasonality plays a big part in where these are sourced but with carefully designed menus we try to purchase as much from Devon and Cornwall as possible, including suede’s from Bow, Strawberries from Lifton and Lettuces from Lydford.
Is everything homemade?
YES!! Everything is freshly prepared here in our dedicated preparation kitchen and on site at your chosen venue. From blinis to quiches, cheesecakes to pies, everything is homemade. The only exception is pasties which we get from our fantastic local bakery Ellis’ in Okehampton.
On one occasion the groom put in a special request for chocolate fudge cake but it had to ‘taste like the one you get from the supermarket’. Mission accepted… Caroline rose to the challenge and made fudge cake A and bought one as fudge cake B for the tasting! Caroline succeeded in making a version that wasn’t only as good as the supermarket ones… but BETTER! Even the truffles we serve with tea and coffee are homemade.
As everything is homemade this also allows us to cater for any special dietary requirements easily. We can ensure that they are equally catered for, where possible with a close replica of the dishes you are offering. Again all homemade!
If you would like you and your guests to enjoy our delicious homemade food, contact us for more information.