Posted: 31/03/2015

Startisans opens second London site in Chelsea


Startisans Duke of York Square Chelsea
Startisans’ second shop is in Duke of York Square, just off the Kings Road

Artisan food market Startisans has opened in a second London location after taking a ‘pop up’ shop in Chelsea’s Duke of York Square.

The company, which supports budding start-up food businesses, will occupy the glass-walled unit in the centre of the square just off the Kings Road and open daily from 8am to 7pm with a rotating cast of artisan producers until mid-summer.

CUTTING THE RIBBON: (l-r) Bob Farrand, The Guild of Fine Food; The Worshipful the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Maighread Condon-Simmonds;   Hugh Seaborn, chief executive of landlord Cadogan Estate; John Shepherd, MD of Partridges; and Kitty Shepherd, co-founder of Startisans
CUTTING THE RIBBON: (l-r) Bob Farrand, The Guild of Fine Food; The Worshipful the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Maighread Condon-Simmonds;
Hugh Seaborn, chief executive of landlord Cadogan Estate; John Shepherd, MD of Partridges; and Kitty Shepherd, co-founder of Startisans

Among the producers already signed up are pie-maker Hush Hush Chefs, Chango Emapanadas, French patisserie company Comptoir Gourmand and Hampshire-based roastery Peaberry Coffee.

Run by the team behind retailer Partridges and Shepherds Markets, Startisans opened its first site on Shelton Street in Covent Garden at the end of 2014.

“We’re continuing to develop a framework for small food businesses to be able to bring their ideas to market without the large overheads of opening an actual shop,” said Startisans co-founder Kitty Shepherd. “It’s extremely rewarding to work with these innovative businesses and offer these great products, often at the forefront of emerging food trends, to consumers.”

Startisans has already scheduled the following events to celebrate important calendar dates: an Irish themed event to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, an Italian event towards the end of March and a Georgian event, to celebrate the food of Georgia, later in April.

www.startisans.net

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