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Now, a bit about us:
Sara's Kitchen - The Business
We've been making cakes for over 10 years, firstly as a hobby for family and friends, but this has now blossomed into a full blown business. As such I'm now assisted by my lovely Husband and Sister, but more on them later!
We create everything in our own kitchen at home, to ensure that each cake is given the attention that it deserves and comes with the home made charm that you will not find elsewhere. We also have a unique studio space where we can hold one-on-one consultations and you can see examples of our work and sample some of our cake flavours! Consultations are by appointment only, so please contact us to arrange one!
In 2014 we were lucky enough to win the Wedding Guide Award for Outstanding Customer Service, and we have been shortlisted for the award again in 2015 and 2016!! Since the, we were the only North East representative at the 2018 Wedding Industry Awards, won a silver Bridebook award, won the visitor's choice award THREE TIMES at This Morning Live in Birmingham this year and were shortlisted for an award at the Royal Wedding competition at the Ideal Home Show in London!
We are the recommended supplier to many of the top venues in the North East of England (check out our "recommended" and "awards" pages for information) and even provide cakes for some of their "all inclusive" packages.
Sara's Kitchen has been inspected and approved Durham County Council, we all have a Level 2 certificate in food hygiene, and the business is fully insured.
Sara - The Boss
Sara is the core of the business. She started up professionally in 2012 when she made it to the final auditions for the BBC's "The Great British Bake Off" and the feedback received from the judges convinced her to convert her passion into a business.
She has a BA Honours Degree in Design and it's this creativity which sees her trying new and exciting designs - and winning awards! However, she's most proud of the feedback she gets from our customers, and creating relationships with our couples is the most important thing to her - We're all proud to call a lot of our previous couples our new friends!
Hannah - The Newbie
Hannah joined the business officially in 2018, having helped out for several years during our busy periods. She's tasked primarily with the 'back office' stuff at the moment, looking after our bookings, consultations and paperwork, and you'll also see her at a lot of the wedding fayres and shows we attend!
She's also a dab-hand with celebration, naked and cupcakes and is allowing us to take on more of these orders - which is awesome!
Darran - The Hubbie
Darran's obviously been here from the start, and is often seen setting up cakes on busy days, helping out at fayres, doing the heavy lifting and generally making the tea to keep us all calm!
He's also in charge of keeping the website up and running and is able to bake a lot of our cakes now too - although he still refuses to try icing and decorating them!!
We hope that this helps give you some idea of us, the way we work, and how we try to become part of your day - working with you to create something you'll always remember and that is truly unique to you!
Sara, Hannah and Darran xx