Before opening The Clerkenwell Kitchen, Emma worked for Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at River Cottage in Dorset, and Laura was head chef at La Fromagerie in Marylebone. Both are passionate about sourcing the best ingredients and building relationships with local producers using traditional farming methods.

The principles of good home cooking are clearly reflected at The Clerkenwell Kitchen, which specialises in simple and well-prepared food, with jams, chutneys, pastries and breads, and fresh lemonade all made on the premises.

“For The Clerkenwell Kitchen being a sustainable company is absolutely central to our ethos. We are passionate about the quality of produce that we use and know that highest quality comes from small scale and artisan producers who share our commitment to traditional farming methods, animal welfare and fair trade. We have found working in this way extremely rewarding and have created over the years an amazing network of like minded producers, suppliers and contractors who share our values.”