The Farm Kitchen was established in September 2006 and we currently supply lunches to over 100 local primary schools and nurseries throughout Lincolnshire and Rutland.
Victoria Howe, set up the business:
Victoria Howe - Director, The Farm Kitchen
"I have been actively involved in food for the past 14 years. Having completed a Cordon Bleu course at The Manor School of Fine Cuisine, I went on to complete a food and agricultural related degree at The University of Reading, alongside managing the catering for a number of fishing lodges during the summer months.
Following this I worked for 4 years at Waitrose as the Marketing Manager for the Meat and Dairy Buying Department, where I greatly developed my knowledge of high quality food.
I set up The Farm Kitchen in 2006 and we have grown from strength to strength. We are a local business, with our Head Office based on our family farm at Ewerby Thorpe. The benefits of being on a farm and very much involved in the farm and our local agricultural community are widely felt throughout the business.
I have always dreamt of starting my own food business. By providing lunches to local primary schools and nurseries I hope I am able to convey some of my passion and enjoyment of food to schoolchildren. I very much hope that they can benefit in the short and long term from eating nutritious freshly prepared lunches.
Delivering freshly prepared meals
Having set up the business myself I have always played a very ‘hands on’ role. We have grown, to a current team of 70, and although I am still very much a part of everyday operations I am supported by a strong and dedicated team who are able to share my passion for what we do and help us to maintain the very high standard we have become renowned for throughout the county.
We have a strong and close relationship with the schools with which we work and are convinced that this relationship is key to our consistent delivery of a sustained and successful service."
The Farm Kitchen are proud to have achieved and maintained a 5 star status from Environmental Health in all of the kitchens we run, which demonstrates "excellent food hygiene standards"
I really like our dinners because they look nice
Woodhall Spa Primary School