2010I started Cafe Môr in 2010; I was sitting at my desk in Swindon wondering how on earth I had ended up there. I was missing the sea and the beaches of Pembrokeshire and was thinking I needed to find a way to get back home quickly - spending hours every day in front of the computer in the middle of the country was not what I wanted to do.
So one night I sat down and really looked at what I enjoyed in life and it became clear that the sea, food, and being creative were my passions. The next day I told my boss that I was going to work part time to allow me to start my new mobile catering career which would be based on the best of Pembrokeshire produce from the sea and wild seashore plants and seaweeds.
I remember my first ever stall which I set up outside "The Really Wild Farm Shop" at Nant y Coy (sadly no longer open), the owners Brian, Julia and Adam were really supportive of my ideas and let me set up shop on Saturdays during the summer. I got so excited I spent 14 hours prepping and cooking on the Friday. I had Pembrokeshire sushi, several salads, quiches, deli products and crab and lobster. It took me two hours to set up I had so much stuff, it was raining but I had so much fun, met so many people, talked so much that my jaw was aching at the end of the day.
It's funny, I ended up working 30 hours in two days, I was aching all over and after counting my takings for the day I worked out that I was on £1.42 and hour, but it still felt like the best days work I had ever done.
That summer was mostly spent racing down the M4 to Wales to prep up for weekend markets and local festivals, by the end of the summer I knew that I had to do this full time and so spent the winter planning for the big step into full time mobile catering.