After studying catering at The College of West Anglia in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, I joined the Blakeney Hotel as pastry chef, gaining valuable experience over the next few years, I eventually became Head Chef at The Thomas Paine Hotel in Thetford. With my husband Kevin Steward, we launched Deborah Steward Specialist Catering in 1992, a family run business, providing event management and catering for local events. Providing the food at numerous county events and cooking in some of Norfolk’s most beautiful buildings. In 2005, we began working with the Sandringham Estate and in 2010 were granted a Royal Warrant for Suppliers of Event Catering and Management to HM The Queen.
Lil’ Miggins handmade provisions
For the last 25 years we have been making preserves and gluten free cakes for our cafes and catering business. Two years ago our Lil’ Miggins brand of provisions launched and are available from our online shop, as well as click and collect from our country kitchens at Houghton St Giles, near Walsingham in Norfolk.
The entire Lil’ Miggins range of preserves, cakes and cookies are handmade by our highly skilled staff. By using only carefully selected produce, our aim is to bring you an exciting, eclectic mix of both traditional and original flavours for your enjoyment.
Lil’ Miggins preserves
Lil’ Miggins preserves use traditional open-pan production techniques, with everything made in small batches of 20-30 jars. Each batch is prepared, cooked, bottled and labelled by us, entirely by hand. Several of our chutney’s are gluten free as we use white or red wine vinegar, rather than malt and all of our products are suitable for vegetarians.