Capo Caccia Fine Food

Capo Caccia Fine Food bring a taste of Sardinia to London with their unique range of charcuterie and cheese sourced directly from Sardinian producers. Firm favourites include Pecorino Sardo; Pane Carasau –traditional Sardinian flatbread; gluten and lactose-free salami seasoned with fennel, myrtle leaves and sun dried chilli; and more unusual items such as Bottarga, a wonderful dried fish roe known as Sardinian caviar, which can be added to pasta or shaved directly onto vegetables for your next dinner party.

www.capocaccia.co.uk

@capocacciafinef

Tell us about yourself and your business

I started Capo Caccia in 2012 so that I could bring my love of traditional Sardinian food to London. We regularly travel throughout Sardinia meeting cheese producers, butchers and farmers and sourcing the finest regional staples to bring a unique range of charcuterie and cheese to London.

We sell the finest Pecorino cheese, Ricotta Mustia, a smoked dried Ricotta alongside Pane Carasau, a traditional Sardinian flatbread. We often sell out of our popular range of gluten and lactose-free salami seasoned with fennel, myrtle leaves and sun dried chilli and marinated in red and white wine.

Another hit with meat lovers is Mustela, a traditional southern Sardinian cured pork loin, and Bottarga, a wonderful fish roe known as Sardinian caviar that can be added to pasta or shaved directly on to vegetables as a starter.

Another tasty delight is Malloredus gnocchi, tiny dumplings with an elongated, elegant conch shape and Fregola, semolina dough that has been rolled into fine balls and toasted in an oven.
You’ll find us across London at the finest food markets and you can also find our charcuterie and cheese at restaurants and food shops in the Capital.

We’re passionate about the amazing food that comes from Sardinia and it’s a pleasure to be able to share our passion with you and work with small, artisan producers to bring a taste of Sardinia to London.

What did you do before starting this business

Since I moved to London 15 years ago, I've been working in the fine food business. I started selling Sardinian products at Borough Market for 3 years and I worked for other Italian fine food importer like Guidetti fine food and Ham&Cheese Co. In Italy I was an agronomist working with farmers and I did a PHD in climate change. I started my own business 5 years ago with the objective to import the finest food from Sardinia to London, working very closely with my producers and farmers, supporting them and the Sardinian culture.

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What were the main motivations for starting your business

As I said before, since I moved to London, I had the idea to import Sardinian products. I'd been working with producers and farmers in Sardinia and I saw a good potential and an amazing range of products and solid family business with a great background, story and produce. I specialise in Sardinian products because I would like to tell the story of Sardinia through its products. Every area or town has its own bread, recipe or cheese that tell you about the place, the people and the traditions.

What is your inspiration for what you do

After 15 years I still get excited when I receive the delivery from Sardinia and I can't wait to be at the market to talk about the new products with my customers.  I've discovered new products, farms and places in Sardinia and I've also started to bring my clients to Sardinia to meet the producers. I'm still inspired by my homeland and I'm proud to support it!

What do you love most about what you do

Finding new products, bringing them to London and trying them with my customers.

What advice would you give to a new trader starting out

Have in mind a clear idea of what you would like to sell and why you would like to sell it. Think where you want to be with your products in few years time. On top of that, Passion and Love for your own business.

Do you have any links to Ealing

A few good friends living there.

Where do you source your materials from and is this important to you

Sardinia

Where do you get inspiration for new products from

I do a lots of research and I speak a lot with my producers. I meet new products and I visit Sardinia at least twice a year, looking for new products and trying new menu and restaurants.

What's more important to you colour or texture

Texture and colour

Where's your favourite place to eat in London

Anchor and Hope Waterloo
Platform 1 East Dulwich
Mamma Dough Peckham
Patron Kentish town

Sweet or savoury

Savoury

What's your essential dinner party ingredient

Sharing platter with cheese and salami, good wine, craft beer

 

Capo Caccia are taking part in the W5 Food Market: Cheese Fest.

An official event in the Evening Standard London Food Month, Eat Me Drink Me’s monthly Sunday food market is ramping up the excitement with an event worshipping cheese. 

Find out more

Are you a trader? We have a number of events and markets throughout the year and are always on the look-out for exciting new traders to join our family. If you would like to be an Eat Me Drink Me trader please take a look at our Trader page.

A-Z of London Food Month

The W5 Food Market: Cheese Fest has been mentioned in the Evening Standard's A-Z of London Food Month - C is for cheese! Join us on the 11th June for a cheesetastic day of cheese-centric street food traders, cheese traders from around the world plus your essential cheese board accompaniments, pop-up bars, kids’ crafts, live music and a chance to vote for your favourite cheese in the inaugural Cheese Cup.

Jennifer Cattlin

Ealing native Jennifer fell into fascinator design when she struggled to buy an original headpiece for a wedding. She decided to make one for herself and became hooked! She was tutored by the late Queen Mother’s milliner in London before developing her own designs, which are sure to inspire your upcoming wedding, race or special occasion attire.

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@JenniferCattlin
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Tell us about yourself and your business

I moved to Ealing three years ago from Henley on Thames in Oxfordshire.
I design and make bespoke fascinators for Ascot, Henley regatta, and weddings from my Ealing studio.

What did you do before starting this business

For many years I have been involved in the world of fashion, modelling, film and print work in London, New York and Tokyo.

What were the main motivations for starting your business

I fell into fascinator design when I struggled to buy an original headpiece for a wedding I was attending. I decided to make one and was hooked! I was then tutored by the late Queen Mother's milliner in London before embarking on an extensive period developing my own designs.

Jennifer Cattlin
Jennifer Cattlin

What is your inspiration for what you do

I'm very passionate about designing Fascinators I love to make my clients feel vibrant and glamorous all season round.

What do you love most about what you do

I design a broad range of pieces to cater to everyone; from the lady who wouldn't normally feel confident wearing a headpiece, to the Ascot attendee who wants a bespoke show-stopper. It's so rewarding when a client wears a  piece that makes her feel attractive.

What advice would you give to a new trader starting out

Always be professional.

Do you have any links to Ealing

I live and work in Ealing.

Jennifer Cattlin
Jennifer Cattlin

Where do you source your materials from and is this important to you

As a UK designer I like to utilise locally produced materials.

Where do you get inspiration for new products from

I get lots of my Inspiration from my travels around the world.

What's more important to you colour or texture

Colour

Where's your favourite place to eat in London

Roka - Canary Wharf

Sweet or savoury

Savoury

What's your essential dinner party ingredient

Wine!

 

Are you a trader? We have a number of events and markets throughout the year and are always on the look-out for exciting new traders to join our family. If you would like to be an Eat Me Drink Me trader please take a look at our Trader page.

Northfields Market Pre-Ordering Service

We're very excited to announce that Picks Organic are returning to the Northfields Market on 20th May with their organic meat and veg fresh off the farm. Order any of their items, but on special for Northfields Market pre-orders, you can have: 

  • Any two packs of burgers (two burgers in a pack) for £5 –choose from Beef, Chicken or Lamb and mint  
  • Any three packs of sausages (6 sausages per pack) for £12  - choose from Old Hamilton Pork, Pork and Leek, Sicilian (Gluten Free), Cumberland or Lamb and Mint  
  • BBQ Packs for £15 which includes – 4 x Beef Burgers, 6 x Sausage, 2 x Lamb Kofta’s and Chicken Wings  
  • Pre-order veg boxes containing Potatoes, Onions and Carrots and a selection of seasonal produce are also available for £10.  
  • Finally, any pre-order over £30 will receive a 10% discount and a free Picks Green Yute Bag

Take a look at our Northfields Market page for details of how to order.

Wonderland Collective at The Broadway Bar & Grill

On Sunday 28th May, The Wonderland Collective are bringing back their delightfully unique products to West Londoners. The Broadway Bar & Grill will play host to their biggest and best pop-up to date. This is one you won’t want to miss!

The pop-up will offer a one-stop shopping haven for those countless present-giving occasions everyone faces throughout the year. Whether it be a birthday or a congratulation gift, (or just something for yourself!), there promises to be a variety of creative designers, makers and artisans from across London.

To coincide with the start of Summer, The Wonderland Collective is throwing in a DJ who will be playing tunes all afternoon from 12-5pm. There will be a variety of delicious cocktails and great food from the pub to keep shoppers refreshed in the Summer sun. 

The venue is going to be showcasing gorgeous products from a variety of traders including the likes of Bottlebee, Rebecca Buttons, Ashiana and Rachel Jackson displaying their beautiful jewellery designs. Home Address, Harriet Elkerton, Light Fixation and Happy Little Dolphins will be exhibiting anything you could want in a home.

There will be talented artists Alex Ebdon, Pattern with Purpose, and Flotra illustrating their collections. To complete this wonderful collection there will be plenty on to accessorise your summer, including Siyana London and Neon Panda.

The Broadway really will be the place to be, with something for the whole family. So, come see for yourself, The Wonderland Collective on Bank Holiday Sunday, 28th May.

Kaffee Culture

Kaffee Culture's Stephen offers hand-roasted artisan coffee beans sourced from Fairtrade or Rain Forest Alliance suppliers. Each batch of green beans is roasted at various levels to best bring out the flavours of the bean. Kaffee Culture also offers a bespoke roasting service, so if you like your Monsooned Malabar dark with some oil showing, then that's how they will roast it for you.

www.kaffeeculture.co.uk
@Kaffeeculture

Tell us about yourself and your business

I’ve roasted my own coffee for more than five years. When I was made redundant from working as a Business Improvement Manager in the chilled food industry, I decided to follow my passion -- coffee.

Since January I now roast coffee as my business. I offer an online bespoke roasting service where you select the bean, the roast level and whether you want the whole bean and I roast it to your preference the next day and send it first class post. As it is bespoke, your name is printed on the bag, or if it's for a friend, I print their name.

I supply both Fairtrade and Rain Forest Alliance beans and single farm estates. I also have a decaf option as well. For markets, I roast to a medium roast, and I also offer flavoured coffee beans, a selection bag and most recently, Cold Brew coffee in bottles to take home, or by the cup with ice, syrup and cream - when its warm enough! At the market, I have an Information Corner where I try to help with any coffee related questions, plus I display various brew methods and grinders.

The difference between freshly roasted coffee and what you can get at the supermarkets is night and day, so I really encourage everyone to try freshly roasted.

Kaffee Culture
Kaffee Culture

What did you do before starting this business

For 20 years I was a Business Planning Manager and then a Business Improvement Manager for the UK's largest chilled food manufacturer, making ready meals for M&S, Waitrose, JS and Tesco. Before that, I  was also in the food industry, from fresh chilled soups to a brief foray into frozen.

When I was made redundant I decided to follow what I loved and started roasting coffee beans.

What were the main motivations for starting your business

The love of coffee and being able to control exactly how it tastes by bringing out the best in the bean.

All the flavour in coffee is brought out through the roasting process and I decided to turn my passion into a business by offering a bespoke service which is difficult to get from the current offerings in the market.

What is your inspiration for what you do

Seeing others turn what they love into a business and controlling their own destiny. If you follow what you love to do, making a success of the business is more likely. With my business improvement background I can ensure that my operation is efficient and the numbers are realistic which helps in the early stages of a start up.

What do you love most about what you do

Seeing a green bean turn into something delicious. Being in control of my future and backing my own ideas and decisions. Seeing something that was an idea turn into reality.

What advice would you give to a new trader starting out

Go for it. Get as much advice as you can and don't be afraid to ask for help. There are many organisations out there that are designed to help start ups. Identify your weakness and get help in those areas first. Get the basics right with a good business plan - even if numbers may not be a strong point, an accurate cash flow is a must. This will be obvious if you run out of money.

If possible, depends on your idea, start lean as the risk is less, although some plans do need major investment.

Do you have any links to Ealing

I live in Ealing and go to the Ealing Business Forum monthly.

Kaffee Culture
Kaffee Culture

Wheres your favourite place to eat in London

Too many and they change all the time

Sweet or savoury

Both

What's your essential dinner party ingredient

Good company (and good coffee to end!)

 

Are you a trader? We have a number of events and markets throughout the year and are always on the look-out for exciting new traders to join our family. If you would like to be an Eat Me Drink Me trader please take a look at our Trader page.

Eat Me Drink Me is Hiring

We are looking for bright, enthusiastic and dedicated personnel to help us with our food and craft markets. You'll need to manage the set up at the start of each event, look after stallholders, make sure everything is running smoothly throughout the day, run social media updates and help with basic event admin.

We are looking for one or more people for markets running every Thursday, plus two Saturdays and one Sunday per month.

Successful candidates will demonstrate good communication skills, ability to take responsibility for the market, and willingness to pitch in with whatever's needed while keeping a smile on their faces. If you love street food and craft/artisan markets, are a dab hand at social media, enjoy meeting people (& don’t mind being outdoors), then this is role for you. We'd love to hear from you.  Interested candidates should submit a CV to kim@eat-me-drink-me.co.uk

Ealing Bites: Spring line-up

Eat Me Drink Me has released the Spring line-up for their Ealing Bites talks at the W5 Food Market, and there’s something on offer for everyone: from hens to rum and from baking tips to get-fit tips.

We’re looking forward to the April 9 market, when our resident bread vendor Desi Baker Boy will be discussing ‘Baking Speciality Breads at Home’, whilst new to the W5 Food Market Rum Cask will enlighten us to some of the history of rum, including its background with the Navy, and the meaning of ‘Gunpowder Proof’. Rum Cask will also host the bar at the April market, delighting us with their collection of cocktails all featuring rum.

Desi Baker Boy

Desi Baker Boy

Rum Cask

Rum Cask

May will bring Hen Corner’s Sara Ward, who will introduce us to her chickens and discuss urban smallholdings. The May bar will be hosted by London’s newest independent beer brand, Ealing native Long Arm Brewing Co., and we can’t wait to try one of their four unique brews. Head brewer Guillermo Alvarez will also be on hand to talk about the brewing process and answer any questions.

The W5 Food Market brings speciality produce and gourmet street food to the centre of Ealing every second Sunday of the month. In addition to hard-to-find buys and unusual treats, the market offers food and fitness talks, tastings, live music, a pop up bar and free kids’ crafts.

Ealing Bites is a series of talks about food, nutrition, cooking and health taking place at Eat Me Drink Me’s W5 Food Market. Each month, a selection of our regular traders or visiting experts share their specialist knowledge, offering Ealing area shoppers an opportunity to learn about specialist foods and be inspired in their cooking.

Wonderland Collective PopUp review by Love West London

Wonderland Collective #PopUp Shop in #Acton #LoveWestLondon


I have been attending a few events by Eat Me Drink Me since the autumn: The Craft Market, the Christmas Food Market in Ealing Broadway Mall and there was also a lovely opportunity to meet  Santa and his reindeers at their Christmas Night event infront of the Town Hall which my children enjoyed.

I was therefore quite intrigued and looking forward to visiting their Wonderland Collective Pop Up when I heard about the opening via Facebook.

I first visited the shop two weeks into their 8 week slot. It’s located in the same spot as what used to be the W3 Gallery, next to The Dragonfly Brewery. I’d also read about them holding their first ‘Ealing Bites’ session that evening so I popped by!

To read the rest of the article please visit www.lovewestlondon.co.uk/2017/03/23/wonderland-collective-popup-shop-in-acton-lovewestlondon/

A big thank you to Love West London for their review.