About Cape & Hartley
Cape & Hartley provide hand made frozen ready meals delivered to your door. All of our food is made with the freshest ingredients, and immediately frozen to lock in the taste and goodness.
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Great homemade food – made easy
All our food is lovingly made in small batches using the freshest locally sourced ingredients and is immediately frozen to ensure all the taste and goodness is locked in. Meals are sealed inside convenient trays that can be heated directly from frozen in either your oven or Microwave.
We are a small friendly owner-run company that listens very carefully to its customers and we are able to adapt to any feedback or suggestions from our customers. Our success is down to the commitment of the entire team to deliver great food, great choice and great customer service.
Previously having owned a successful restaurant we launched Cape & Hartley in 2015 with one clear vision – to provide the best tasting ready meals we could by using traditional cooking techniques and great locally sourced produce to offer customers a tasty alternative to the mass-produced meals already available.
We initially recruited a very small group of willing customers in our local town of Banbury who agreed to try our meals and give feedback and advice to help us prepare for a wider launch. This was invaluable and as a result we realised that people with much lighter appetites wanted the same choice as those with regular appetites. We therefore resolved to be the only company make every single meal in our range in 2 sizes to suit all appetites.
Initially the supply of meals was to our local area in Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire only. However as word spread we expanded our van delivery area further and in August 2017 we launched our website offering the ability for customers throughout mainland UK to order supported by a national courier delivery service.
In November 2017 we submitted our story to an industry event and in the presence of many large corporate organisations were proud to be awarded the Health and Vitality Honours Product of the Year Award (for our range of meals and service).
Throughout our history we have continually refined and revised our range to meet the needs of our customers, always looking for new exciting recipes and reviving some old classics. We also recognised a growing number of customers choosing vegetarian diets and are now working to have the widest and most exciting vegetarian range of meals available.
2020 has been an incredible year as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic. Whilst very challenging we have operated as normal throughout this crisis and will continue to do so. During the first lock down the increase in demand was incredible and we had to scale up our operations significantly. We did this successfully to such an extent that we were able to accept every new customer. In addition, we recognised the difficulty customers were experiencing getting basic goods and we added a range of basic household essentials delivered with our food to help our customers through this most difficult of times.
Restaurant quality meals and desserts, prepared by professional chefs in small batches using the freshest ingredients we can obtain
We use best quality British Produce wherever possible and our key suppliers are local family run firms with whom we pay fair prices for the best quality of goods
We take great care with our recipes and every meal has been tested and tasted many times before we will put it on the menu
Full ingredients, nutritional information, allergens, and cooking instructions are attached to every meal
We are focused on the health needs of our customers and strive to minimise the amount of salt in our meals. We also offer a wide choice for customers searching gluten free, dairy free, allium free and diabetic suitable meals.
Convenience and Choice
Our meals can be heated straight from the freezer in an oven or microwave, and if using a microwave you can have a delicious hot dinner on a plate in less than 10 minutes. You can choose any meal from our range in a size to suit your appetite, whether you have a light or a healthy appetite.
All meals are contained in our attractive recyclable trays which are also made from recycled plastic. There is no need to decant the food or pierce the lid prior to cooking. Just take them from your freezer and pop them straight into your microwave or oven.
All meals are clearly labelled with specific cooking instructions as well as the ingredients used, nutritional details and allergen information
Due to Covid 19 we are not currently accepting cash and cheques on delivery in order to minimise risk of infection to our customers and our staff. Payment can be made on line on order, over the phone using a debit / credit card or by BACS payment.
Our values are incorporated into our company objectives that the whole team shares and are passionate about.
Our objectives are:
To provide customers with great tasting food, that is simply better than any other provider
To never ever to compromise on quality of ingredients or cooking methods
To understand customer dietary needs and provide special solutions to meet these
To continually innovate and improve our products
To be trusted absolutely by our customers, their carers, and their families
To be a sustainable in every aspect of our business
To offer excellent and friendly customer service every time
To be a great place to work with a great team
Cape & Hartley is the trading name of Mayfield Foods Ltd (www.mayfieldfoods.co.uk) which is wholly owned by the directors John Hartley and Dorothée Cape