Relish has created the Little Weighton Kitchen food delivery and collection service and it plans to offer healthy recipes using fresh and nutritious ingredients which customers can unpack at home to create their own quick and easy meals.
The operation is based at the award-winning Black Horse pub and restaurant, which is another of owner Micaela Clegg’s food businesses.
At the heart of Little Weighton Kitchen is an all-female founding team headed up by Ms Clegg.
Her daughter Evangeline Clegg, who has spent the last five years working in advertising in Leeds and Manchester, has come on board as marketing director.
Chef Wendy Rowley, whose regular role is cooking the classic Black Horse dishes, will create the Little Weighton Kitchen recipes.
The menus will change weekly and the Cleggs said they will draw on the finest local produce from across East Yorkshire, with seasonal fare from suppliers including Staal Smokehouse at Long Riston and Soanes Poultry of Driffield. Dishes feature fish, meat, poultry and game as well as a range of vegetarian and vegan options.
Customers order online and the website displays the price per pack with each meal catering for two or four people. The dishes take about half an hour to cook from scratch using the ingredients supplied.
Free national delivery is available every Tuesday and Thursday although customers will get a discount if they collect from The Black Horse. The aim is to offer a city centre pick-up service once Relish reopens.
Micaela Clegg said: “During the first lockdown, like most business owners, we had no choice but to close both The Black Horse and Relish so we set to work planning a new venture and filling a gap in the market for a truly local recipe box.
“We are championing the best produce Yorkshire has to offer and supporting fellow small businesses by presenting seasonal, sustainable and locally sourced ingredients to enable users to cook imaginative and delicious meals with ease at home.
“We really miss all our regular customers at Relish, but we are reaching many of them with Little Weighton Kitchen and we hope to get to the rest of them soon. We can’t wait to reopen and we’re looking forward to adding the recipe boxes for people to call in and collect.”
Kathryn Shillito, HullBID executive director, said: “It has been a really difficult time for the food and beverage sector and it’s great to see everyone at Relish taking such an innovative approach to keeping their business ticking over.
“It’s a bonus that the recipe boxes will also become part of the regular offer at the sandwich shop, adding something new to the great variety of dining options available across the city centre.”
New customers can qualify for 30 per cent off the cost of their first order and 20 per cent off the second box by subscribing to the Little Weighton Kitchen newsletter.