Bakers on a BOAT!!

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Bakers on a BOAT!!

As everyone knows, we are a big fan of spreading supplier love. This week, our in-house bakers Kay and Emma went out with Pete on a lobster fishing boat and got to see just how much hard work is put into getting a lobster on your plate. All these photos are taken by the lovely Kay x

So, Kay and Emma are usually in the Wood Oven with flour on their noses and icing on their hands – but this week they popped on their woolly hats and headed for the sea. They hopped aboard ‘De Ja Vu’ – the name of the lobster fishing boat owned by the amazing Pete Dadds. They set out right next to Mudeford Quay, going about a mile out to sea near Hengistbury head to see what they could catch.

Kay and Emma on the lobster fishing boat with Pete

Emma and Kay had a great time on the sea and even got to watch the sunrise. How lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place – and to get these amazing opportunities to get an insight into how our food goes from 'place' to plate. Pete is a master lobster catcher and supplies it to Bournemouth local seafood supplier – Hutchings. Pete is also a volunteer helm for Mudeford Lifeboat – basically, he’s awesome, and we are so happy to have him bringing us the freshest of lobster.

Pete on his fishing boat, with the sun setting in the background

Check out the rest of the amazing photos – all taken by the lovely Kay who kindly let us feature them in our blog.

Lobsters with Pete Dadds - supplier of Hutchings

Pete with the lobster cages, catching fresh food for Urban Reef

The sea and the boat, sailing and catching lobster