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Behind the Scenes: Higgidy (members only)

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Higgidy Ltd

60 Dolphin Road

Shoreham-by-Sea

BN43 6PB

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Who ate all the Higgidy pies? We did, over Christmas! Your chance to see how they’re made (and have a taste, too!)

Date: Thursday 31 May
Time: 9:30am - 11am

Find out about everyone’s favourite locally-made pies at Higgidy, now a leader in premium branded pies and quiches which look and taste deliciously home-made.

Camilla Stephens founded Higgidy in 2003 after being inspired by companies like Innocent and Green & Blacks, and driven by the desire to share her home-cooked pies with everyone.

A career in food was much more tempting than school for Camilla, who left college halfway through her A-levels to attend Leiths School of Food & Wine. There Camilla spent the next few years working with their catering company, developing delicious new recipes and perfecting her cookery skills which she later took to Justin de Blank delicatessen and Good Housekeeping magazine.

After three years of food writing and editing, Camilla went travelling in America, where she fell in love with coffee. Once back in the UK, Camilla took an opportunity to work with leading coffee business, Seattle Coffee Company, developing their food range. When Seattle Coffee was taken over by Starbucks, Camilla’s expertise was recognised, and she was asked to stay and develop Starbuck’s food range as well.

In 2001 Camilla went freelance and, two years later set up Higgidy, producing handmade pies near her home in West Sussex. This home-cooked philosophy and use of kitchen cupboard ingredients remains at the heart of the Higgidy Kitchen and of all the recipes Camilla and the team create.

In 2013 Camilla wrote The Higgidy Cookbook, sharing over 100 easy recipes for pies, quiches, tarts and puddings to make at home to share with family and friends.

9.30am tour starts
10.15am networking
11am finish

Some fascinating facts:

• Higgidy make over 280,000 pies, quiches and sausage rolls every week
• Since the first Higgidy pie was made in Camilla’s little oven, they have made over 50m pies and quiches
• Higgidy is an independently owned brand, named as one of the fastest growing companies in London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2016
• The current owners have grown the business from a kitchen start-up in just 13 years
• Higgidy now has a team of 300 people and supply pies to over 2,500 supermarkets and stores across the country

Please note that due to limited numbers you may only purchase a maximum of 2 tickets per organisation.

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