I was born with a love of food. In the 1970s I was munching on pasta dishes and goulash with poppy seeded noodles, whilst my friends were trying to swallow boiled potatoes and dried out pork chops. My parents were big on eating: something I was rather embarrassed of at the time. But, of course, I am now thankful of their taste buds and my exposure to all things good.
Having worked in London restaurants and delis for 20 years, I moved to Brighton to embark on a foundation degree in Food and Culinary Arts. On its completion in 2010, with loads of focussed passion, I set up my business – CanTina Brighton.
CanTina Brighton is a boutique catering service offering delicious cookery for parties and events. My food is based around seasonality and is big on flavour and texture. I am lucky to work with some fantastic local suppliers, which helps me to produce delicious, creative and interesting dishes.
I started by selling lunches and snacks at farmers’ markets and at Brighton food festivals and events.Enquiries for events and party cooking quickly flooded in, followed by the development of my supper club in September 2011. I now cook for a variety of ‘dos’ and adore my work.
My service is really personal and I am all about the relationship! Do get in touch to talk about any food requirements!