From Our Family to yours
About McLaren Fine Foods
In March 2020, the Hospitality industry was hit hard. The companies that would usually supply Hotels, Restaurants & Schools with fresh foods were beginning to struggle whilst many people were finding it increasingly hard to visit grocery stores to get their essentials. Adam & Maria put their heads together to find a solution that would not only help their own family and struggling suppliers, but people in their local community too; McLaren Fine Foods was born. They began delivering fresh fruit, vegetables and eggs around their local area which soon escalated and more products added as the demand grew. With help from other businesses including the loan of a refrigerated van from Walton Meats in Ashford and local deli space offered by the Pantry in West Byfleet, we were able to evolve and adapt through the pandemic. Adam decided to give up his role as Executive Chef for a group of restaurants in London to develop McLaren Fine Foods further and hasn’t looked back since. With two boys, two dogs, running a household and a business, the shared passion for good food is at the very heart of our family.
We opened our very own Fine Foods/Farm shop in Weybridge, Surrey in October 2020 where we offer a variety of locally produced foods along with wine, craft beers and local gin. We have an eco-refill station where customers can fill their own containers in an effort to reduce waste and plastic packaging. We also offer deliveries of Afternoon Tea and other products 7 days a week. All of our cakes, cinnamon buns, doughnuts and scones are baked by us each day and have proved to be a hit with the locals. Since opening, we have had such a wonderful warm welcome and are so pleased that we took the chance.
Adam is an award winning chef with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He comes from a well-mixed background with many years spent working as a pastry chef and a vast amount of valuable experience in fine dining and gastro cuisine. He is responsible for the day-to-day running and management of McLaren Fine Foods along with the ever changing offerings that you’ll see in our store. Adam is the creative mind and face behind the name.
Maria is our marketing, communications and social media guru. Maria’s multi discipline admin background, gives her the ability to juggle and remain calm in these ever changing times! Maria is also responsible for organising & managing the West Byfleet Farmers Market which started in October 2020, bringing many independent producers together once a month to celebrate & support all that is local to Surrey.
Tommy joined our foodie family in August 2020, he has been a friend and talented colleague for many years. Tommy brought with him a wealth of knowledge and experience as a professional chef who’s style very much compliments Adam’s as they work so closely. Tommy adds another dimension of creativity and is a much appreciated third member of the team
Customer Liaison/Creative Designer
Haley joined us in December 2020 and has brought more creative flair to our shop as well as keeping us exceptionally well organised. Haley not only serves customers with her wonderful friendly approach, but also her flower design talents mean our window displays look amazing!
Customer Facing Retail Service Provider
Henry is our Nephew and works on our stall at the West Byfleet Farmers Markets which is held on the last Saturday of each month. It has been a delight to be able to give him his first working experience and to see him grow in confidence. He is a wonderful young man with a strong work ethic.
Website and tech stuff
Simon has been with us from the very beginning. Building our website, webshop and helping with our initial branding. Originally from Weybridge and now residing in the Scottish Borders, Simon is Maria’s Uncle and our digital saviour!
McLaren Fine Foods
78 Church Street