Hazel Frame, head chef and director 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, who god rest his sole was a fantastic cook and teacher.
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 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 wonderful catering company, B & V gourmet, in the spectacular Marlborough wine region. It was after working here I knew exactly want I wanted to do on my return to the UK. Ever since I have been throwing myself into creating amazing dishes in domestic kitchens, to ensure my clients have an amazing culinary experience.
In the Frame catering is based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and we now have a team of highly skilled professional chefs ready to show off their skills in your kitchen. Currently we're localised to the area, operating within a 50 mile radius. We plan to expand this and eventually become a nationwide service.
We look forward to hearing from you please do contact us !