We are delighted to have teamed up with The Box by Ben Gobbi
Ben Gobbi operates a superb, high-quality food preparation service, using local Pembrokeshire produce. Catering for all tastes and dietary requirements, he has perfected the provision of high quality take away food which puts all others in the shade –the containers are plastic free and biodegradable so there is no washing up required (except for your china, cutlery and glassware), what’s not to like!
Ben started his catering career at the Druidston Hotel overlooking St Bride’s Bay; it was here that he met his wife, Ellie. Ben moved to Cardiff for 4 years before he and Ellie decided to return to the county of their birth where they wanted to bring up their children.
Ben was the chef at the Black Sheep in the High Street in Haverfordwest before moving to Romano’s, an Italian restaurant then located in the Shire Hall. From there Ben moved to the Swan in Little Haven before heading to Hammet House in Llechryd, Ceredigion, where he featured on a BBC TV programme.
Ben’s next Head Chef role was at Diablo’s in Narberth where he worked for 2 years before moving to Coco’s in Milford Docks. Ben’s passion is preparing exquisite food using local produce; his time at Coco’s enabled him to visit local farms to chat to farmers and identify what is available that could be used in his creations. That enabled Ben to obtain the Pembrokeshire Produce mark for Coco’s resulting in awards.
March 2020 brought Covid-19 and lockdown. Ben had always dreamed of starting his own business and furlough enabled him to make that dream a reality on April 10th, 2020, initially using the kitchen at Coco’s. When the hospitality industry reopened after lockdown Ben decided to leave Coco’s and start up on his own in what we now know as The Box by Ben Gobbi.
Checkout Ben’s video for a taste of what you can expect from his kitchen
Going out for the day but don’t want to bother with making a picnic? Ben’s lunchtime menu is available between 12-3pm. It changes daily and includes such wonderful treats as Welsh Lamb Kofte Kebab with Fattoush salad and Tzatziki dressing or gourmet grilled sandwiches, Bao Buns, and sweet treats. There is most definitely something for everyone so no one in your family or group will go hungry. If you are short on time, then Ben will even deliver to your cottage (book early for this option).
When you are going out for a long day of “doing the tourist bit” what could be better than letting Ben provide your dinner – particularly great for special occasions if you have little ones and are unable to eat out in the evening. Or maybe you would like to have a meal waiting in the fridge on the day of your arrival so all you need to do is heat it through – we are happy to facilitate the delivery to the refrigerator in your cottage. The options are endless – all you need to do is decide what to eat, order online or over the phone (advising any dietary requirements) and let Ben and us do the rest. Meals are available Oven Ready or Plate Ready – the choice is yours.
Celebrations and Event Catering
Ben offers special event catering as well as catering for your events such as weddings or family get togethers. Festivities such as Mother’s Day, Christmas and New Year are the obvious ones to be celebrated at home but don’t forget those special days, birthdays and anniversaries. As Ben says, what better than heating up a superb meal and enjoying it with friends and family with only plates and cutlery to wash up afterwards – and in Sleekstone Holidays cottages, your dishwasher will take care of that for you! Your biggest problem will be deciding who is going to put everything back in the cupboards once it’s clean!!!
Contact details for The Box by Ben Gobbi
Telephone: 07975 553654 or 07928 486245
Unit 19 Withybush Trading Est Withybush Rd, Haverfordwest, SA62 4BS
Mon-Thursday 12:00 – 15:00 | 17:30 – 20:00
Friday 12:00 – 15:00 | 17:00 – 20:00
Saturday 17:00 – 20:00
You can find The Box by Ben Gobbi on all the usual social media channels: Facebook, Instagram and Google.