“Jessica’s creations are delectably inventive and deliciously tasty… once you’ve tasted them, we can guarantee you’ll be a devotee” OK Magazine
Launched 15 years ago, Brighton Bakes is Jessica’s bespoke catering service, choc full of urban chic and old-fashioned flavours. From relaxed grazing boards to intricate canapes, themed dessert tables, or a vegan, gluten-free dinner party, let her create the culinary delights you imagine. Each of Jessica’s clients receives a personalised menu and quote tailored to their exact requirements.
Jessica’s background is in food writing (the Guardian called her cookbook “a luscious compendium inspired by the bustling city of Brighton”), food styling (she was responsible for the food in all the Steamer Trading catalogues), and she is the recommended caterer for a number of wedding and hospitality venues across Brighton.
Jessica has been personal chef to rock n roll royalty, and has also demonstrated at food festivals up and down the country.
“I’m lucky to work with some fantastic local suppliers, which means that my dishes are always evolving and changing. Local and seasonal have become the mantra for all foodies, but I’m lucky enough to know the people who look after the hens who lay my eggs, the fisherman who land the fish, the dairy who supplies my cheeses, and the butcher who supplies my meat.”
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“I specialise in the relaxed, the quirky, and the affordable – most of my menus are between £20 and £30 per head”.
Smoked Humous, Spinach & Feta Bourek, Lamb Kofte in a Harissa Tomato Sauce, Homemade flatbreads, Olives
Chicken Thigh, Apricot and Chickpea Tagine
Slow-cooked shin of Beef Tagine with Dates and Saffron
Butternut and Pistachio Spiced filo pie
Pomegranate, Lemon and Parsley Bulghar Wheat with Toasted Almonds
Sumac Roasted Allotment Vegetables
Heritage Grain Salad with Chickpeas, Sundried Tomatoes and Green Goddess dressing
Chilli Chocolate Brownie mountains, with Hot Salted Butterscotch and Rosewater cream
Prices between £20 and £30 per person
“I also offer lots of other options including a Street Food buffet, a vintage afternoon tea on beautiful mismatched crockery, a gourmet 3-course brunch or a Sussex fry-up, a canape party, a vegan and gluten-free dinner party, or sit-down special occasion meals…”