2009 has been a huge year for us, not only have we relocated to brand new premises, opened 3 new outlets and started an Academy for Retailing excellence… it’s also our 10th Birthday!
Life began 10 years ago in August 1999, when our founder John Worrall took the plunge to leave corporate life and bring a piece of Cornwall to Sheffield…Pinstone Street to be precise and since then the Proper Pasty Empire has thrived and expanded across the UK, with our most remote locations established in Bath and Newcastle it is our aim to fill in the gap between. Life has changed since those unchartered days in the 1990′s, since opening what is now our flagship shop in the heart of Sheffield.
Over the years we have developed many new Cornish Pasty retailing concepts along the way serving the very best Cornish wares to the general public, workers in the workplace and students in Universities. Our mission is to take the Cornish Pasty to every corner of the UK over the next 10 years…just watch us!
Our fleet of Catering Vans has now grown to 6 vehicles, the very best in mobile catering technology delivering Cornish Pasties and a whole variety of hot & cold snacks to the remote workplace in and around South Yorkshire. By delivering consistent quality in food and a reliable daily service which serves customers at the same time each day, we have been able to grow the Proper brand beyond the High Street.
A great product range, customer focused growth and friendly staff have been the basis to our ten year growth so far, our plans for 2010 through to 2020 are much the same, we will continue to speculate, innovate and titivate to establish the Proper Pasty brand as the leading Cornish Pasty retailer in the UK!
Proper Pasty Company have been distributing Cornish Pasties, Sandwiches and other lunchtime meals to the remote workplace for over 6 years now.
As we have expanded our fleet of vehicles our image, message and product offer has evolved to reflect the changes in tastes and service. The remote workplace is no less demanding than the city centre trade and we feel that it is our duty to deliver the very best in food quality to out of town businesses, why should they accept anything less?
With the new Dyna chassis we have the capabilities to double our stock for sales, this means that by clever stock management methods we can ensure that we can provide customers with an abundance of fresh products whether they are at the beginning or at the end of the round! Our extensive range of food products caters to all tastes and nutritional leanings, hot or cold, vegetarian or health fanatic!
With the expansion of our fleet we have also convinced other licensed operators and food businesses to extend the reach of their high street shops to the remote workplace. Our quality food to the workplace pledge is spreading across the network with the latest addition to our licensed operator in Yarm who have just invested in their second catering van after the first was so successful.
The Proper Pasty catering vans serve the following products:-
- Cornish Pasties (in a variety of flavours)
- Sausage Rolls
- Jacket Potatoes
- Sausage and Cheese Turnovers
- Savoury Chicken & Bacon Slices / Steak Slices
- Pocket Pies
- Bacon Sandwiches / Sausage Sandwiches
- Weekly Specials…Shepherds Pie / Sausage Casserole / Curry & Rice
- Fresh Sandwich Wedges ( Meat / Seafood / Vegetarian)
- Salad Boxes
- Fruit Salad Boxes
- Loose Fruit
- Bottled Soft Drinks
- Crisps in a variety of flavours
- Chocolate Bars
The product offer changes from week to week according to weather and specials that we create especially for the catering vans. In addition we also change the Pasty of the Month in line with our retail shops, this extensive offer enables us to capture more custom and reatin their loyalty.