FRESH CORNISH INGREDIENTS, SIMPLE GREAT FOOD...
GREAT FOOD - HAPPY PEOPLE
LITTLE GEM CATERING CORNWALL
EXCEPTIONAL EVENT & WEDDING CATERERS
We've travelled, worked and lived food, alongside some seriously excellent chefs, inside some seriously impeccable restaurants. The experience and knowledge gathered along the way unite us in our passion for good food and the absolute pleasure it brings to people's lives.
We have the skills and ability to bring you high-end cuisine, but we are grounded enough to know that sometimes food is about sharing simple comforts and familiarity. After all, that's why we chose Cornwall as a place to live and work. Whether you want to impress your guests or leave them feeling nourished and snug, rest assured that whatever we cook will never be just another dish.
Emma Banks, Chef and Wedding Co-ordinator
You'd be hard pressed to find someone with as diverse a history in the food industry as Emma. Her unique love affair with food began with a degree in food science, which led to recipe development for major supermarket chains. Seeking new opportunities for personal creativity within the industry led Emma to study at Prue Leiths, the internationally acclaimed catering school, where she was mentored by some of the best chefs in the country. From there, Emma began food styling, creating exquisite dishes to an exceptionally high standard. She worked alongside celebrity chefs on professional photo shoots for cookbooks and magazines and for film and television. The pressure of preparing food for live TV has honed her understanding of having to get it right first time, every time, on time!
The lure to move to Cornwall was strong for Emma, and when the opportunity arose to teach at Rick Stein's Seafood school in Padstow, she jumped at the chance to relocate. When the events organiser left, Emma took over and was soon co-ordinating their events from wine tasting to weddings.
Emma went on to set up Little Gem catering Cornwall in 2013 as a means to continue working enthusiastically and creatively in the food and events industry.
Passionate, experienced, approachable and adaptable Emma can bring your food ideas to life. She enjoys the challenge of making each new event unique and perfectly suited to the people and the venues they are working with. The Headquarters is a commercial kitchen right on the harbour here in Hayle. This amazing space allows us to arrive at your event fully prepared and totally organised. Emma has a trusted and reliable team to help in the kitchen and smart, professional waiting staff. Our offering means you know exactly what you will pay and what is included. There are no hidden costs. We can then add additional services if required to suit your event.
Drop Little Gem a line and let them help you in hosting an event or Wedding beyond your wildest Cornish dreams.
Our food is honest, full of flavour, beautiful and locally sourced.