Today we meet Ellie and Ella who host South West Kitchen, a vegetarian supper club. If after reading this article, you want to find out more about them, follow them on Instagram!
Tell us a bit about yourself and your background.
We are two best friends who met on the dance floor in ministry of sound during Freshers week of uni who share a love of food. By day Ellie is a recipe developer and qualified nutritionist so is a pro when it comes to putting together flavours and creating exciting new dishes. While Ella works in Comms so heads up our logistics and marketing arm - plus born in to her huge Cypriot family sharing food with loved ones is in her blood.
What inspired you to cook?
We have always loved trying out new restaurants and immersive experiences together and love everything to do with food - sharing recipes, cooking and eating together. We also love meeting new people so starting a supper club felt like the perfect opportunity for us to do all our favourite things, together.
What makes your Supper Club special?
All of our dishes are vegetarian and as seasonal as possible. Our mission is to get people sharing food and as excited to sit down to a vegetarian meal as a big roast dinner (and feel as satisfied after!). We recently visited our local school in Balham and spent the afternoon getting kids in the kitchen cooking new veggie food which they loved!
What's the best meal you've ever had/eaten?
Our recipes are hugely inspired by Middle Eastern flavours and one of the best meals we've had together has to be at Honey & Co in Fitzrovia. Their roasted aubergine with a BBQ tahini crust started our love affair with tahini and since then we've bought a huge kilo tub that we use in most of our recipes! You also have to have their feta and honey cheesecake with kadaif pastry, it's absolutely incredible.
Any advice for supper club guests?
Our main piece of advice is to go open minded and be up for meeting new people! If you want a quiet dinner with your girlfriend or boyfriend then it's probably not the evening you're after. But if you're up for sharing delicious food with people you may never have met before then come and check us out!
We think these Middle Eastern vegetarian flavours sounds delicious and can’t wait to try your food!