2 July 2018
Chef Profiles

Lauren Ellis

My name is Lauren Ellis and I’ve recently moved back to Norwich, currently working for The Colchester Inns at the ship inn, South Walsham. Here, we use a lot of your micro herbs and are looking forward to introducing edible flowers and micro vegetables following a visit to your farm in April. Previously having worked in London for over a year for Marcus Wareing at his own two Michelin starred restaurant in knightsbridge and a large banqueting company in Cambridge, your produce was used on a large scale and we were always more than pleased with everything we ever received.

We use a wide variety of micro herbs from green basil, coriander and mint to lemon verbena, sweet cicely, nasturtiums, carrot tops and wild sorrel. A personal favourite is lemon thyme as the citrus herb flavour gives a twist and depth to the dish whether sweet or savoury. Nurtured in Norfolk is by far the best quality and most flexible micro herbs supplier in the UK, with a great eye to detail and fitting chefs needs and requirements, they are always spot on in reaching high standards. We, as chefs, thank you for the hard work you do everyday, planting and picking our micro herbs by hand and sending them to us to a more than perfect level.

Connect with Lauren Ellis and discover more of her work at @laurennellis