Majesty7Ltd t/a Eat West Country is a small family run catering business managed by Angela Rae Smith and Marina Jarrett. Their kitchen is situated on Godminster Farm near Bruton. The pandemic has meant they’ve had to pivot their business from event catering to focussing more on making delicious oven ready frozen meals, which is something they have been wanting to do for a long time.
The small talented team of chefs at Eat West Country, led by passionate foodie Angela Rae Smith, has been making tasty, nutrient rich food with flair for several years. Their frozen meals were not centre stage from the beginning, as the demand for catering services always eclipsed all else. Their frozen meals were created in between catering for events, private dinner parties and weddings. So when the pandemic hit and the demand for catering moved onto the back burner, it presented the ideal opportunity to refine their ‘Something for Supper’ offering for people who valued great quality food as well as convenience.
When Angela’s first child was born, juggling business and family life was challenging, as it is for many mothers. How to feed the family with good nutritious food became a daily question.
Inspired by the teaching of the Westin A Price Foundation she produced a range of meals using their core principles for nutritious living. She knew convenience needed to be at the core of the meals’ solution. For her it was important to cut out the gluten, traditional hyper -processed grains and harmful fats like heat treated processed oils and sugar. Angela cooks from scratch all their own meat broths and stocks, using free range and grass reared animal ingredients.
Their ingredients arrive the way God made them and they prepare everything by hand. Their desire is to create food with absolutely no preservatives, but in reality, one needs to strike a balance between cost and purity of ingredients e.g. citric acid in tinned tomatoes. It remains challenging. This philosophy of using wholesome ingredients applies to the entire ‘Something for Supper’ range, which changes with the seasons.
Eat West Country support the concept of a circular economy and therefore collaborate with their wonderful local growers and producers in the West Country wherever possible. They pay close attention to their local community and the environment. There has been a subtle shift in the way British people view their food choices. After recent health scares providence has become key. People now want to understand what goes into their food and how it is made and packaged, so ‘Something for Supper’ has been created to meet these demands. Their food particularly appeals to the discerning and ethical, eco conscious foodie who is not prepared to compromise on quality. Their packaging is also as eco-friendly as is possible at present.
When Eat West Country were awarded three golds and one silver out of the four entries into this year’s Taste of the West Awards they felt the time was right to establish an e-commerce platform to make their meals available nationally. When one of their winning products – Slow Cooked Chicken with Whole Spices and Coconut Milk – went further to be awarded Champion of the Ready Meals, Soups & Light category it spurred them on to broaden their repertoire and they are now very privileged to create own brand meals for other reputable local food businesses who truly share their ethos.
In the course of their journey they discovered that there is a large segment of society who still relish family friendly meals using store cupboard ingredients, while maintaining the integrity of ethically sourced meats and many of the principles of the ‘Something for Supper’ range. To satisfy all segments of our clients’ needs they then developed a range of more cost effective classic family frozen meals under their Eat West Country brand. These meals are every day British favourites that have stood the test of time and include a small range of puddings.
The meals are available to order on their website: somethingforsupper.co.uk
And meals are also currently stocked in the following shops:
• Durslade Farm Shop attached to Hauser and Wirth in Bruton
• The Godminster Cheese Shop in Bruton
• The Balsbury Grocer, Baltonsborough, Glastonbury
And will soon be available in Teals, Somerset’s newest food market
They are eager to provide their meals to retail outlets throughout the West Country.
For further information please contact:
Angela Rae Smith – 07980 624 181
Marina Jarrett – 07974724961
Vicki, Kitchen Office – 01749 813082
Feature photo by Dave Watts Photography davewattsphotography.co.uk