About Ruth Weighill
My mum was a wonderful and generous cook, and one of my most treasured possessions is her old pie funnel. Growing up our family moved frequently due to my father’s job, and mealtimes, rather than place became the focus of our family life. No matter where we lived, this little blackbird poking its head out of one of mum’s delicious pies, symbolised that for us, food was the heart of home.
I inherited her love of good food and cooking, and became a keen homecook. In 2009 I decided to turn my love of food into a career and enrolled on Leith’s Diploma in Food and Wine. The course demanded high standards, constantly challenging us students to master new techniques, test our skills, and push ourselves to become the best cooks we could be. I thrived in this environment and was thrilled that as well as passing my diploma with distinction, I was named Wine Student of the Year and also awarded the prize for the best menu portfolio.
My Leith’s training provided me with a fantastic springboard, and soon Forkful Food was born. It has since grown from strength to strength, largely thanks to word-of-mouth recommendations.
I love working with my clients. Whether I’m creating a special menu that celebrates a loved one, or helping corporate clients support their staff with treats such as hampers, afternoon teas or store-cupboard supper kits, the challenges are always fun and interesting. There is always something new to learn, and I recently returned to Leith’s and completed their Nutrition in Culinary Practice course which will enable me to support clients with a focus on nutrition and healthy eating.
I wanted to say a huge thank you for your wonderful catering which helped us have a fantastic celebration. The food was beautiful and delicious, and the waiting staff were superb and faultless.
Great food deserves great service and we have an amazing team of highly experienced waiting staff for you. Led by the always smiling Jess, nothing is too much trouble for our waiters, waitresses and bar staff. They will run your event seamlessly from set up through to clear down, so you can concentrate on your guests and really enjoy your party.