The Shellfish Pig & Bango Kitchen: A New Partnership!

The Shellfish Pig & Bango Kitchen: A New Partnership!

We are delighted and excited to announce the joining together of two of Cornwall’s most successful and popular streetfood businesses, The Shellfish Pig and Bango Kitchen. Nick Archer and Howard Sellers are now joint and equal owners of both businesses and have big and exciting plans afoot. We have secured a property in Penryn which is to become our base and provide a kitchen for both businesses. The building is on Commercial Road and will be the day to day home of Bango Kitchen. We will be open (hopefully before Summer!) in our new space 6 days per week, serving up great food; including delicious Sushi and Ramen, coffee, cakes and alcohol. Evenings at Bango Kitchen will begin with exciting ticketed food, drink and music focused events. We want the space to become a hub for great food & drink, community and creativity. The building will also be the home and preparation kitchen of The Shellfish Pig our award-winning outside catering and streetfood business. The Shellfish Pig now caters for many large weddings and prestigious events throughout the year and having this base will enable us to develop our menus and grow the business. Photographed above along with Nick and Howard is Nikki Archer and Natty Moosavinia. Nikki will still be playing a big part in both businesses but it will be from more of a creative perspective now - her speciality! Finally in the photo above is Natty, a friend of ours and a talented and enthusiastic young Chef who is joining us full time from May onwards! We will attempt to keep you updated on the progress...
The Shellfish Pig: Top Ten Food Van, nice!

The Shellfish Pig: Top Ten Food Van, nice!

Delighted to have been included in this list of the top ten food vans in Cornwall both online and in the My Cornwall magazine earlier this year! You can check out the online article and read all about it by clicking this link! We are described as one of Cornwall “most famous” food vans and can apparently provide “everything a pig and seafood lover can dream of”.  We’ll take that!...
The Shellfish Pig: Top Ten for Wedding evening food with Bride & Tonic Blog

The Shellfish Pig: Top Ten for Wedding evening food with Bride & Tonic Blog

There are lots of lovely wedding related websites and blogs around but right up there among our favourites have always been Bride & Tonic. Take a look if you are planning your wedding as it is a blog full of beautiful ideas and inspiration! Needless to say then, we were delighted to be included in their national list of the “Top Ten Alternative Wedding Evening Food Suppliers”  Our Top Ten Alternative Evening Food Ideas - UK Suppliers We are able to serve your wedding breakfast, your evening food, either or both, and, we can even return the next morning with delicious breakfasts and brunches to kick start your married life! Take a look at our menu section to see the kind of food we offer and if you’d like to have a chat about anything, get in...
The Shellfish Pig: Just Add Beer, Cheers Sharps!

The Shellfish Pig: Just Add Beer, Cheers Sharps!

It’s been such a brilliant year for our small business and we’ve had to keep this exciting piece of news quiet for most of it! We were so proud to be invited for inclusion in the first ever cook book produced by Sharps Brewery, Just Add Beer. We have worked alongside Sharps Brewery for the past few years and are huge advocates of their genuine passion for pairing great food with great beers. This beautiful cook book is packed with over 60 recipes from some of the most talented and well respected chefs in Cornwall and the UK. To be able to contribute a couple of our dishes to it is a huge honour for us! The foreword is provided by the one and only Nathan Outlaw and as sirname and alphabetical order luck would have it we are sandwiched between the incredible trio of Paul Ainsworth, Tim Barnes and Alan Bird, on the index page that is! This book is literally packed full of recipes from our Cornish food hero’s, we can’t wait to stock up on the recommended beers and get cooking this festive period! A special thanks to Ed Hughes (Sharps’ Beer Sommelier extraordinaire!) and Rachel Williams for producing this fantastic book, and involving us in it! Thanks also to Nick White and Bryony Hughes for welcoming us into The Sharps family and pushing your beers towards our food! The book is being launched officially at Padstow Christmas festival this Thursday 6th December but it is for sale now at The Sharps Website (some wicked offers to go alongside the book here too!). Probably the most...
The Shellfish Pig: Wedding at Pentillie Castle

The Shellfish Pig: Wedding at Pentillie Castle

All images within this blog post kindly provided by Khalile Siddiqui Photography www.ks-photography.co.uk All images were taken at the wedding of Rachel & Mark which was held at the stunning Pentillie Castle in August 2018 It’s not often that we serve our food at a wedding and then get sent a load of lovely photos by the happy couples photographer, it’s amazing what a generous Crab roll can get you! We’ve been lucky enough to serve our food at 11 weddings in 2018 and we already have 14 booked for 2019 and 3 in the diary for 2020. Receiving some images of our food and van is a lovely treat so we thought we would share them in this blog. Yes, that’s the bride, Rachel serving her guests a platter of Cornish Crab Bruschetta, it was a lovely chilled out evening and our food went down a treat with the happy couple and their guests. Rachel was kind enough to send us a lovely message afterwards which is copied below the next image. “Hi Nick, Just to say thanks so much again for last week. Everything was amazingly tasty - wish we lived closer and could stalk you around the food fairs! If the bruschetta and lollipops aren’t a complete family secret - I’d love the recipes as I can see myself wanting to attempt to recreate for an anniversary or something.” Rachel (Bride) We love catering at weddings and all kinds of private parties so if you are planning something fun and would like The Shellfish Pig to be a part of it, please do get in...