To understand Farraday’s journey as a family-owned company into an internationally sought brand there’s no greater source (or should that be sauce) than the man behind the brand… David Farraday.
David started off his career as a young lad washing pots at a local restaurant, but later realised that his talents lay elsewhere in the kitchen. He trained as a classical chef and, before long, he opened his own restaurant at the age of 21.
Postilion, of Bowness-on-Windermere, was open from 1993-2015 with David at the helm, crafting delicious meals for countless satisfied guests. But after 22 successful years in business, David decided to shut up shop to turn his focus to the Farraday’s tasty chutneys as you know it today.
From Humble Beginnings
At home, David is still head chef in the kitchen, putting tea on the table every night for his wife and two children, Francesca (9) and Reuben (6). He’s not alone behind the kitchen counter, however, as Reuben doubles up as chief taster for Farraday’s – he’s a big fan of our chilli sauces, believe it or not!
After selling the restaurant, David intended to have a nice break with the family – book a holiday, have a bit of well-deserved David-time – but on his return, found his first order through his new Facebook business page threw him straight back into work. In just four weeks, the brand was launched, complete with production line and jar labels.
So, as the brand grew, Farraday’s had the opportunity to start developing the range, introducing more and more diverse products to our range… especially after we got our big break in Dubai, where you’ll be able to find our delicious chutneys in the biggest supermarket chain in the UAE, LuLu!
What Does the Future Hold?
It’s been a great year for David Farraday and the company, and we’ve got plenty of exciting things lined up. You’ll be able to meet the man behind the brand this weekend at the Birmingham NEC which is hosting the BBC Good Food Show, running from 24th-27th November. Make sure to head over to stand F76 in hall 6 to meet the man himself and check out our tasty products!
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