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Folk + Fare

Folk + Fare is the result of well over 20 years experience in the restaurant, catering and creative industries, culminating in a bespoke food led service.

Based in north Suffolk and surrounded by beautiful produce, Folk + Fare is situated perfectly to cater to all your food needs whether you are in East Anglia or beyond.

Great food is at the heart of what we do; working to bring people together, sharing delicious and unique experiences. With the expertise of chef Sam Phoenix-Hanison and artist Carrie Phoenix-Hanison at the helm, Folk + Fare is able to offer a diverse pallet of services from consultation, collaborative events, private dining, pop ups and much more.

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Sam - chef and food director of folk +fare

Food and drink runs through Sam's veins, coming from a huge family of food lovers, restaurateurs, publicans, growers and wine merchants; Sam more than most truly understands the value of using feasting to bring people together.

Having been a chef for over two decades, predominately working across East Anglia, London and Sydney, Australia; Sam has developed a wealth of experience running kitchens, devising menus and creating dishes for the most eclectic of tastes. His work has given him a varied pallet to draw on for Folk + Fare, from being Andrew Lloyd Webber's personal chef, to running his own restaurant and deli to developing products for Marks and Spencer, his skill and knowledge is wide reaching and well honed.

Carrie - artist and creative director of folk +fare

Collaboration has been central to Carrie's practice for sometime, with sculptural installation at her root, she has worked in and around the arts her entire adult life. Her work has taken her to the US, France, Russia, Germany and across the UK where she has been doing anything from welding structures, managing huge public artwork projects, styling events to devising food led creative projects for inclusive arts charities; her skill set is broad to say the least. Carrie worked with many artists and organisations before taking time to study, graduating from the University of Brighton in 2012 with a first class honors degree in Fine Art Sculpture.

Her interest in bringing people together through the facilitation of artworks, projects and workshops has been fueled in meeting Sam.Carrie believes food as a medium is universal; it is for everyone and works brilliantly as a conduit for many themes and ideas.

Both Sam and Carrie's passion for the east of England and all it has to offer for the table is huge. Alongside cooking and developing dishes, projects and artworks, they manage their own 3.5acre plot of land, growing beautiful produce, nurturing bees and developing ideas to bring to the table. 

The love for the east doesn't just rest with food and produce alone, with the multitude of creative people that reside near by, the Suffolk coast has made an obvious resting ground for Sam, Carrie and their son as well as a perfect platform to build the collaborative nature of Folk + Fare.

"...the whole process from start to finish was a testament to Sam’s expertise and professionalism."