Crumble and Slice
Crumble and Slice make and deliver delicious afternoon tea boxes, corporate lunch boxes and a range of brownies including their award winning, branded salted caramel brownies.
Let’s hear all about it from owner, Fiona.
A slice of something delicious for a great cause
“It all started after I returned home from studying textiles at University. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do from there. Whilst I was figuring it all out, I held a Macmillan Coffee Morning and it turned out everyone absolutely loved my cakes! Baking was so enjoyable that I decided to complete all of the necessary food hygiene qualifications. I started baking cakes from my home kitchen and sold them at farmers markets and food festivals. What I learnt in my textiles course was easily transferable to creating great food!”
So, what did you want to be when you grew up? Me, I had no idea. Still don’t! Anyway, enough about me, let’s get back to Fiona.
Going to need a bigger oven
“Soon enough, the orders came flooding in and I quickly needed more ovens so I began my search for premises. I looked at plenty within Redcar & Cleveland but found nothing suitable. Then a unit became available on the business park and I jumped at the chance.”
Grazing the way to success
“Initially, we mainly focussed on sweet treats, putting our own modern twist on cakes, tarts, macaroons, brownies and slices. Then the pandemic happened and like many businesses we had time to evaluate what we offer.
Now, we’re mainly focussing on afternoon tea deliveries and our new range of corporate branded brownies for businesses and business lunches. We aim to offer something different to the standard corporate sandwich lunch platter by creating and delivering individual ‘Graze’ style boxes. There are different themes to choose from. Some might include continental meats, cheeses and crackers and our veggie boxes could contain falafel, cheese, salads and savoury scones. There’s a more traditional ploughman’s style right through to the popular afternoon tea box. The afternoon tea box and brunch boxes are perfect for mid-morning meetings. Allowing delegates to graze and stay focused for the duration rather than have that sleepy hour straight after a big lunch!”
Mouth watering yet?
Baked by hand and delivered to your door
“Everything is made fresh to order so we’ll be baking early in the morning, creating the boxes then delivering. We can deliver to most TS postcodes i.e.TS1 – TS20 inc Wynyard (excluding TS13). The ideal customer would be someone who wants good food with a bit of creativity thrown in. I enjoy putting something really special together. Our afternoon tea deliveries are nicely boxed so can be adapted really well for events like baby showers and hen do’s. We can turn orders around in just 48 hours too.”
Apart from the obvious benefits of tasting great treats every day, I asked Fiona what she likes most about her job.
The nourishment of the soul is feeding others
“I like to please people and I love feeding people! Along with the obvious benefits of working my own hours, I really enjoy the ability to be creative with the food I make. I was over the moon to recently receive a one star great taste award for our branded Salted Caramel brownies. When I get feedback from my customers and they say they loved my food it gives me a real buzz.”
To wrap up the interview I asked Fiona what she liked about being a tenant here.
Best of both worlds on the Terry Dicken Business Park
“Mark and Sue are really accommodating and nothing is ever too much trouble. During the day, the park is a very busy place with lots going on. If we’ve ever got an issue, there’s usually a neighbour on hand who can help. But equally, it’s really nice and peaceful here at 5am. Not only is it a beautiful place to see the sunrise, it’s also safe and secure.”
Looking to reward your staff or customers? Look no further, Crumble and Slice’s award winning, branded salted caramel brownies can be sent Nationwide. Orders also now being taking for Christmas afternoon teas. Minimum spend £15. Express an interest by contacting Fiona via Facebook or email
Crumble and Slice can be found at Unit 17, Terry Dicken Industrial Estate, Stokesley, TS9 7AE