Café Oswald’s at Cranstons Cumbrian Foodhall in Penrith are receiving support from one of the most prominent names in the restaurant industry.
Michelin Star Chef Steven Doherty has been working closely with Oswald’s to build on the café’s current success. Doherty went from a City and Guilds cookery course to working The Savoy at the tender age of 18, before earning his Michelin stars at La Gavroche.
Doherty’s expertise and enthusiasm has helped Oswald’s devise a new menu of customer favourites, and dishes using more local produce as well as an expansion on seasonal specials.
Joe Bowness, Manager, Café Oswald’s said: “Steven has been an absolute delight to work with. He has brought new ideas to the table as well as trading his vast wealth of knowledge with us. We have devised a new menu with speedy dishes to serve our lunchtime crowd - We are keen to become the lunchtime destination of choice in the area.”
Oswald’s thrives on its strong lunch time trade, a heavy focus in the new menu are dishes designed to deliver at speed. A team favourite is a New York Deli style sandwich using local, thinly sliced salt beef, pickled cucumbers and authentic American-style mustard.
Steven Doherty, consultant chef added: “I’m delighted to have been asked by Cranstons to work with them to develop Oswald’s food and drink menus. It has been a great experience and it is a privilege to be able to work with such a long-established, award-winning business.”
In addition to the new menu, Steven and Joe have been working to enhance the Oswald’s brand building on the current high service standards and communicating with Oswald’s customer base on social media.
The new menus were launched this week, along with the Christmas menu which will run from November 27th until Christmas Eve.
Doherty currently runs the First Floor Café at Lakeland, Windermere and has acted as a consultant to restaurants and cafes across the country.