We’ve always believed that good food gathers people together. It’s the reason we love what we do. Last week, we were all advised to start distancing ourselves, even from friends and family, to protect others and ourselves. These are difficult times and we’re all learning to deal with new ways of living. As we hunker down in our homes and wait for the storm to pass, the team at Funnells Kitchen have been trying to think of how we can keep bringing good food to your distant tables.
A feast of flavours – delivered to your door (or collect from us)
From Monday, we’ll launch our meal delivery service: a daily menu of traditional dishes – freshly-cooked in our kitchen on the day – that you can collect from us or we’ll bring to you. We’ll cook up family favourites like rich slow-braised beef shepherd’s pie and vegan options like comforting dhals and warming sweet potato baltis, plus a range of delicious sides and tempting homemade puds. All of our meals are frozen ready for you to pop in the oven and plate up, or to pop in your freezer for those evenings when you want a break from cooking or if it’s been tricky getting to the shops.
Self-isolating? We’ll come to you
We offer a no-contact delivery option. Just let us know you’re self-isolating and we’ll drop your dinner to your door without having to say hello – we’ll be happy with a friendly wave through the window. Or if you have elderly relatives, vulnerable family members or lone neighbours in the local area who are unable to leave their home to get food, why not send them a home-delivered, home-cooked meal?
Special deals for Key Workers
We’ve been so saddened to see some of our NHS staff struggling after long shifts to find fresh fruit and veg in the shops because of stockpiling. Key Workers are on the frontlines keeping things running, so they need to keep their energy levels high. If you’re a Key Worker, as a thank you for what you’re doing for the rest of us, you’ll receive a 15% discount on every order.
Health and hygiene
We’re always rigorous with our hygiene standards but we’re very mindful that these standards need to apply all day, in our own homes and beyond. So we’re being extra vigilant both inside and outside our kitchen. We know some people are struggling to find all the supplies they need in the shops due to panic-buying. Our supply chain is in place and our meals are made with the very best ingredients, locally-sourced. We’ll continue to cook for as long as we can.
Remember, a healthy, balanced diet plays a vital role in staying well. Take some time to slow down in these difficult days. Cook a meal together. Find comfort in good food and each other.
Social distancing in a time of social interaction online means we can at least find new ways to communicate with the outside world. We’d love to hear what you’re cooking up at home and what food you’ve enjoyed from us, so stay in touch on our social channels. And if you have ideas for dinners you’d like to include on one of our daily menus, just drop us a note.
Stay safe and look after each other.
Nick and the Funnells team. X