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Cookery School:

What a simply brilliant day, I loved it! When I got home, I literally didn’t draw breath telling Richard all about it (“You should NEVER peel a potato....never!!!!!”).

You made me feel so much more at ease in the kitchen Maz. It’s made me realise where I’ve been getting flustered & stressed (trying to do too many things at the same time, and stirring/hovering all the time). Literally can’t wait to channel some of your fabulous relaxed style in my own kitchen this weekend. Cooking with wine in hand & trusting myself to be a bit more relaxed & intuitive rather than feverishly following a recipe. For the first time in errrrrrr - forever - I’m actually looking forward to the Big Supermarket Shop today Goodness me, what’s happening to me?!



It was great to meet you and feel completely comfortable in your company realising it wasn’t just me that was so afraid of cooking! Maz, totally professional, packed with great advice. You completely had us all at ease, answering our questions without belittling. My meal was a complete hit with the family, you’ve actually inspired me and already I look forward to spending more time in my kitchen. Thank you. Xxx


Had THE most brilliant teatime. Cooked the pasta bolognese whilst supervising boys’ homework. I stood away from the pan!!!!! Didn’t mess too much with the mince. Waited. Relaxed. Absolutely LOVED cooking tea rather than feeling rushed & stressed. Pure joy Maz. Cannot thank you enough. I was walking on air as I served up. 2 of 3 boys loved it (they really loved it!!!!). Number 3 didn’t, but he has never liked eating mince. My husband loved it so much when he came in from work that he nearly burst. Can’t tell you how much better it is than the pasta bolognese I was serving up!!!! AND I LOVED making it. Properly loved it. Thank you darling. So, so happy.....


It probably sounds bonkers but I feel so different in my kitchen. Yesterday, I made Spiced Parsnip soup as had a Vegetarian coming for lunch. Also Mango & Lime Cod. Things I hadn’t always felt confident to try but I just feel happier & more self assured. Both were hits.  I loved doing it. You’ve made me feel so much more relaxed & competent xxx






Full Catering:

Thank you to team Pennington for the most scrummy delicious food and making my life so much easier. 👍I cannot recommend The Shabby Gourmet enough everything about you was first class. Just had left overs for dinner and was just as delicious 😀😀 Karen xxx


Hassle-free Food Delivery to allow you to take it easy on the day, without the cost of a fully catered service:

If you are having any sort of gathering that involves provision of refreshment, do speak to Maz Pennington at The Shabby Gourmet, about how they can help. It's not their usual service, but I pleaded for help and they rescued me! I recently used them to cater for my daughters Christening, and it was an economical, gastronomical and hassle free way to cater for a large crowd. Between us we worked out the number and menu, and it arrived, frozen in foil trays ready to heat up - so no washing up either. A great, friendly and above all tasty service x

Event Pop-Up:

Thank you for joining us...your food was a massive hit and was the talk of the day!

Ready Meals:

My husband still talks about the dishes you made for us! A real foodie... as you can tell from his order of 10 portions of your Butter Chicken from Sunday. At this rate, I’ll just order direct from you and I won’t need to cook! xxx

My husband loves your food.  We're on holiday and he's already talking about what to order when we get back!  Plus he's lost 12lbs since he started eating your meals in January - bonus!

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