How it works
I have always loved food and the way it brings people together.
I started potage with £1,000 savings in October 2012 and for the first year worked 7 days a week, doing everything myself. I cooked from my mum’s kitchen, delivered locally on a bicycle and had a Saturday stall outside Books for Cooks in Notting Hill. To launch potage, I sent out an email with a weekly menu to 15 local friends and family. There was no minimum order and only one pot on the menu each day. In the first week I did 7 deliveries and £101 total sales.
Today we deliver breakfast, lunch and dinner to hundreds of homes and offices across central London every week. We really value the personal relationships that we have built over the years and look forward to introducing you to the full potage experience.
What is healthy eating?
At potage, we believe healthy eating is a balance of quality, quantity and frequency, and each person's diet varies depending on their own activity level, nutritional needs and goals. All our meals are handmade by our cooks in small batches, just as you would at home and our focus is on sourcing top quality ingredients, portion control and the importance of ‘eating well together’.
In nutrition, diet is the sum of food consumed by a person or other organism and whilst our dietary habits can help nourish our bodies and manage weight it’s only one part of the pyramid that makes up a healthy lifestyle; enjoying food with others, being active and getting enough sleep are all important for physical and mental well-being.
Our sustainability promise
Whatever we are doing, as a team we always work with the environment in mind.
1. Seasonal, responsibly sourced ingredients. Whenever possible we source ingredients locally. Our fruit and veg is delivered in reusable crates (never wrapped in plastic) and our meat is from an independent, family run butcher that source their meat from small, passionate British farmers, who use traditional, free-range farming methods and organic feed.
2. Minimal packaging and no single use plastic. All our packaging is made from either plants or 100% recycled or recyclable plastic. The only piece of packaging in our range that's currently not 100% recyclable or compostable is the plastic film on our hot pots and we're working hard to find an alternative.
3. Zero food waste. All our meals are made to order so we have virtually zero waste and whatever is left we sit down and enjoy for lunch as a team.
A whole lifestyle approach
Modern Western diet trends have today led to us eating more meat and animal products, less fresh fruits and vegetables and more processed convenience foods which is in part responsible for growing rates of chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer. At present, a way of eating inspired by the traditional Mediterranean diet is thought by scientists to be one of the healthiest to follow, promoting long life good health. This diet is abundant in whole foods: fruit, vegetables, wholegrains, nuts, legumes, unsaturated oils (e.g. olive or rapeseed oil), with modest intakes of dairy, meat and even alcohol.
Whole foods are foods that have been processed and refined as little as possible, before being eaten. They are loaded with everything our bodies need, from carbohydrates, protein, fats, fibre, minerals, vitamins, phytonutrients and many more. In nutrition, diet is the sum of food consumed by a person or other organism. Our dietary habits can help nourish our bodies and manage weight but it’s only one part of the pyramid that makes up a healthy lifestyle; enjoying food with others, being active and getting enough sleep are all important for physical and mental well-being.
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The finest free-range, British pork, wrapped in puff pastry and sprinkled with sesame seeds.
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