Classic Cuisine was started 26 years ago and has developed into a true family business.
In 2002 Simply Classic Bistro was born adding to an already successful outside catering business. We now cater for a wide variety of companies across East Lancashire and have been chosen to prepare food for various members of the royal family.
We are also proud to announce a new additional direction in the business further strengthening our outside catering business with Burnley Mechanics Theatre, on the 1st June 2015 we have opened open a new 80 seater Simply Classic Bistro within the heart of Burnley town centre, offering lunch and pre theatre dining in addition to the banqueting and conference business.
In October 2015 we will open a third Simply Classic Bistro within the new Prairie Sports Village on Colne Road, Burnley. This prestigious development will see us strengthen our partnership with Burnley Leisure the operator of the Prairie Sports Village and Burnley Mechanics. In addition we operate a cafe at the Lancashire Digital Technology Centre, a busy fresh food vending business as well as our renowned outside catering business.
Our family business and family values mean we care about everything we make, sell and most of all the people we serve.
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Classic Cuisine was the brainchild of its founder Robert Bradshaw, who with a wealth of experience in the catering industry knew there was a need to create a high quality food business. Robert studied at the Birmingham College of Food in 1960-1962 and gained vast experience working in London’s Park Lane Hotel and the famous Mulberry Tree Restaurant as a Sous Chef in Stratford Upon Avon and also as Head Chef in the Cotswold House Hotel in Chipping Camden.
Robert joined Lucas Industries Plc in Birmingham and eventually became north west area catering manager covering their Lancashire and Yorkshire factories, responsible for upgrading and creating a restaurant approach to traditional contract catering.
We opened our first Simply Classic Bistro in 2002 at Shuttleworth Mead Business Park as well as continuing to caterer for special occasions, private and corporate outside events.
2014/2015 has seen the family business develop further opening a small café in the Lancashire Digital Technology Centre and forming a strong partnership with Burnley Leisure at Burnley Mechanics Theatre and the Prairie Sports Village and Golf Driving Range.
Having worked at Lloyds Bank in Birmingham for 15 years Ann has gained valuable experience for supporting the family business in bookkeeping. In at the deep end in the early days of Classic Cuisine Anne quickly learned how to cook, prepare buffets and help cater for large functions and events. Although the business has grown and changed in many ways Anne is still heavily involved, doing even more bookwork and making her legendary sticky toffee pudding!
Daughter to Robert & Anne and sister to Joanne, Sally also trained at Nelson & Colne College and has worked at the Bay Horse Roughlee and Northcote Mannor. Sally started work and became a partner of Classic Cuisine in 2002 and now runs the business with Chris and Joanne. Sally’s main responsibilities within the business include management of Simply Classic Padiham, staffing and event management.
Chris studied at Nelson & Colne College and has previously worked at the Devonshire Arms Bolton Abbey, The Bay Horse Roughlee and Claridges in London. Chris started work and became a partner of Simply Classic in 1998 and now runs the business with Sally and Joanne. Chris’s main responsibilities within the business include executive chef, business development and financial management.
Daughter to Robert & Anne and sister to Sally, Joanne trained at Nelson & Colne College and has worked at the Bay Horse Roughlee. Joanne started work and became a partner of Classic Cuisine in 2003 and now runs the business with Chris & Sally. Joanne’s main responsibilities within the business include day to day management of Simply Classic Bistro Padiham and supporting the businesses outside catering arm.
Michael began working for Simply Classic in early 2008 and in this time has been involved in many important and high profile events. We have recently taken the decision to appoint Michael as the Head Chef of our flagship bistro at Shuttleworth Mead working closely with Chris, Sally and Joanne combining his and their passion for food, Michael enjoys the challenge of creating menus for the most discerning of customers. Michael started catering at an early age working for his parents whilst studying at Nelson & Colne College along with Chris, Sally and Joanne.
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Shuttleworth Mead, Padiham
Opened in 2002 our highly successful 100 cover bistro has served Shuttleworth Mead, Altham and Time Technology Industrial Estates as well as catering for our loyal and well loved customer base in East Lancashire. The home to our outside catering business Classic Cuisine and vending preparation the bistro sits high on an embankment within Shuttleworth Mead. It has ample free car parking and is a busy, bustling and vibrant bistro. The bistro can be also hired in the evenings and weekends for private events, dinners and celebrations.
Burnley Mechanics Theatre
Opened on the 1st June 2015 a new 130 seater Simply Classic Bistro within the heart of Burnley town centre offers lunch and pre theatre dinning in addition to the banqueting and conference business. Located within the Mechanics Lounge Bar and Front Room the bistro is operated in partnership with Burnley Leisure and exclusively offers a unique selection of over 70 different gins and a fine selection of wine supplied by Byrnes of Clitheroe.
For information on pre-theatre dining, see burnleymechanics.co.uk. Booking is essential.
You do not need to be attending the show.
The Prairie Sports Village
Opened in October 2015 the brand new 80 seater bistro and sports bar will be the hub of the new Prairie Sports Village and Golf Driving Range. Offering Simply Classic food seven days a week, lunch through to dinner and even breakfast on a weekend. The bistro has been designed to cater for users of the centres 16 bay golf driving range, the 3G Fifa sports pitch, grass pitches, the venues two meeting and event spaces. With over 180 free car parking on site the Prairie will soon become a destination for both leisure and business users with the same high quality Simply Classic food and service being delivered.
Lancashire Digital Technology Centre
Classic Cuisine have a long and established reputation for delivering their great food inside businesses for employees to enjoy. We will look at all contract business with the same high quality vision for delivering great home cooked food on site. We currently operate a cafe within the Lancashire Digital Technology centre on the ever expanding Innovation Drive Business Park. With the estates current expansion including prestigious companies BCW and Kaman the Classic Cuisine Lancashire Digital Technology Centre also delivers daily buffets to local businesses as well as offering a warm welcome to visiting employees.
For more information or if you would like someone to visit your business to quote for providing contract catering services please contact Chris Burt by calling 01282 771222 or email email@example.com
Classic Cuisine started offering outside catering over 26 years ago by founders Robert & Anne Bradshaw. Classic quickly became renowned for delivering the areas most exclusive catering services and its reputation still today is one of quality, outstanding service and family pride and passion.
Outside can literally mean outside from large scale marquee dinners such as the prestigious Burnley Business Awards at Towneley Hall, catering for over 540 people to private dinner parties for the areas most successful business men and women in the privacy of their own homes. Corporate BBQ’s, buffets, wedding receptions, christenings, birthday parties, funeral buffets and canapé receptions, we have yet to find an event we couldn’t cater for.
For more information or to discuss an event please contact Sally Bradshaw on 01282 771222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
When most people think about a vending machine you think crisps, drinks and confectionary? We do provide these machines however we do something truly brilliant.
Our superb bistro food can be transported into your place or work be it an office block or factory, placed in a state of the art food vending machine for your employees to simply buy and heat themselves. Classic Vending gives companies flexibility to offer food in the workplace whilst not needing to employ kitchen staff and invest in kitchen and food preparation facilities.
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How does it work:
An annual service fee is payable to Classic Cuisine enabling us to provide the required vending machine, a fixed term contract will be signed for the provision of vending within a workplace and then the exciting part, discussing menu options and finally installing the vending machines.
For more information or to discuss on site vending please contact Chris Burt by calling 01282 771222 or email email@example.com
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