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Michelin-Starred Chef Brings Fresh Flavours to Historic Sandwich

The Toll Bridge Restaurant and Bar in Sandwich is enjoying a renaissance with new owners having transformed the outdated, run-down restaurant into a lively and thriving business. Set in the heart of historic Sandwich in Kent, The Toll Bridge serves…

A Spiritual Awakening in Chatham

This is the second time I’ve been to Chatham in the last few months, the last time it was to visit the very elegant Café Nucleus on the high street. This time, I had a scenic but no less flavourful…

Kent Crisps’ Owner Recognised in Queen’s New Year’s Honours List

Laura Bounds, owner of Kent Crisps, has been awarded an MBE for services to international trade in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List, published on 31st December 2020. An MBE is awarded for an outstanding achievement or service to the…

Taste Kent Meets Petra Ojukwu

My name is Petra and I am a Baker based in Medway, Kent. I specialise in “cookie based” treats with many amazing flavours to enjoy.  I was born in the Czech Republic, where my Mum is a great Cook and…

Taste Kent Meets Mark Harvey.

To celebrate English Wine Week, Taste Kent has been learning more about one of the county’s leading producers of English wine, Chapel Down. We caught up with Managing Director,  Mark Harvey earlier this week.  Please can you tell us a…

Stefano Cuomo is Kent Life’s Food & Drink Hero 2019

The Kent Life Food & Drink Awards 2019 has recognised Stefano Cuomo, Managing Director of Macknade, as the winner of its prestigious ‘Food and Drink Hero’ award.   This award recognises Stefano Cuomo as ‘someone who has made a lasting contribution to the food and drink community’. As…

Taste Kent Meets Karen Dean

This week, Taste Kent caught up with Karen Dean, MD of Kent-based premium frozen food supplier, Field Fare.       You took over Field Fare in 2003, how has the business changed since 1977?  In 1977, field fare was not wholesaling to…

Taste Kent Meets Laura Taylor

This week, Taste Kent caught up with local entrepreneur Laura Taylor who’s Mobile Bar Business WildBox Events has been phenomenally successful. For those readers that haven’t yet heard of Wild Box, please tell us a little more about your business….

Taste Kent Meets BBQ Ben

We were very excited to speak to Ben Bartlett, aka BBQ Ben, who will soon be taking centre stage at the Taste of Kent Food Festival with a BBQ Masterclass like never before. He will be demonstrating at the festival…

Taste Kent Meets Nimisha Raja, Founder of Nim’s Fruit Crisps

From humble beginnings in Nimisha’s garden shed, Nim’s Fruit Crisps has turned from a Mother’s passion to provide healthy and delicious snacks for her children, into a national brand now available in Tescos stores, as well as independent shops across…