Hazel Frame, head chef and owner of In the Frame catering.
I would like to share a bit about myself so you can understand where my love of food comes from, what I've done in the past and what I hope to do in the future.
I can distinctly remember my first trip to Italy, packed off age 12 to stay with the Italian side of the family. I can't say I was that enthusiastic about the whole affair, that was until dinner was served! That trip completely opened my senses to a whole world of flavours I had never experienced before, mostly due to my Italian uncle Carlo's cooking!
Ever since that first trip I was hooked and I've been cooking ever since. I started out working in the local pubs, then out to the chalets of France and Switzerland and even restaurants in Canada. I went on to train at Westminster college, while working under the Galvin brothers and then with Theo Randall at the Intercontinental hotel in Hyde Park. Theo is an amazing chef and a brilliant teacher who, unlike many others, has a lot of patience and a lot of knowledge.
After five years in the smoke of London, I decided it was time to broaden the taste buds and set out to travel the world with my newly-wed husband in tow. Starting out in his home of South Africa we journeyed through India, Nepal, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia, Australia and lastly New Zealand, where we liked it so much we stayed and worked for an extra six months.
Inspired to start my business
Whilst traveling I experienced so many new foods, flavours and cooking techniques I would need to write a novel to tell you about them all! Lets just say it was an enjoyable education. During my time in New Zealand I was fortunate enough to work with two incredible ladies who have a catering company, B & V, in the gorgeous Marlborough wine region. I had so much fun working with them I decided I wanted to start my own catering company.
We returned in 2012 and ever since I have been throwing myself into creating amazing dishes in domestic kitchens just like yours to ensure you can have an enjoyable and stress-free dinner party. In the Frame catering is now based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and we now have a team of highly skilled professional chefs ready to show off their skills in your kitchen.
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