Laura Burt set up Turnip the Beet as a small catering company from her family kitchen in 2017.
She said: “Things grew unexpectedly quickly! Within 6 months of starting the business we decided to take on premises. We set up shop at Killearn Mill Business Park and, to make the best use of the space, we decided to create a deli to accommodate local passing trade.”
The core of Turnip The Beet’s business is event catering. Laura said: “We offer bespoke catering for weddings and private parties. We’ve had the privilege of working with some great corporate clients such as The BBC, Sony Records & Glengoyne Distillery to name a few.
Turnip The Beet has a very strong eco-friendly ethos and recently set up a zero waste shop.
Laura said: “This has been a great addition to the deli, offering our customers an opportunity to shop without using packaging. We stock a wide range of high quality flour and dry store goods such as lentils, coffee and rice, as well as our in-house baked granola and some very tempting treats!”
She added: “Our company values are to provide delicious, exciting and high-quality meals and products in an environmentally friendly way. We do not use any plastic in the supply of any of our products. All of our packaging is eco-friendly and biodegradable wherever possible. We also have our own kitchen garden in which we grow vegetables without the use of pesticides to add to our dishes. We cook with lamb from local producer Duncan Family Farms and are also a producer with Neighbourfood.”INTERNATIONAL FLAVOUR
With 10 years experience in the catering industry ranging from restaurants to private gaming estates, ski chalets and super yachts, Laura’s menus have a distinct international flavour.
She explained: “I spent many years travelling and working all around the world; this is where our World Cuisine influence comes from. Our deli offers an exciting menu of high quality international dishes to take home, as well as a variety of home baking, ice cream, gourmet snacks and gifts for the local community and walkers along the West Highland Way.”
As well as Laura, the team consists of :
Turnip the Beet opens its deli on Christmas day to offer a free Christmas Dinner to those who would otherwise be alone on Christmas. Laura said: “Last year was our first year of doing this and it was a great success, we hope that we can offer the same this year.”
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