Passionate about local produce
Number Twelve is a family run business and opened in September 2010 by Maud and Darrell Haylett who decided to take a leap of faith into supplying and promoting locally produced food to the community.
Maud is from the Franche-Comte region of France where good food and sustainability go hand in hand. Along with her family she is very creative and makes all our own gift cards while her mother Dominique produces handstitched gifts from aprons to door stops.
Darrell started his career as a chef in 1995 at the age of 19 working as a commis chef at the 5 star Vienna Marriott Hotel in Vienna which in turn led to positions in Frankfurt and the kitchen of Hostellerie Crillon le Brave in Provence, France.
Upon returning to the UK, Darrell worked his way through several award winning restaurants including the Old Bridge at Huntingdon and Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa to name a few. As head chef at the George in Spaldwick he was awarded with a main entry in the Good Food Guide along with only 4 others in Cambridgeshire.
Our knowledge of food and relationship with local producers gave us a good platform for starting this new enterprise and to give the village back there own traditional village shop.
We are passionate about promoting local produce and producers and realise that supporting them has a positive economic effect on the local community, so we support them by buying directly from them.
This is why we offer many products you can not find in supermarkets that are unique to us and provided at sensible prices.
Although we are in times of economic uncertainness we have a positive outlook for the future of our shop and we realise the modern village shop needs to be flexible in its approach and to diversify
for us to survive.
We are always of the lookout for any farmers or producers close to us that we have still not discovered.
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