John Millard had a wonderful childhood in the West Midlands, having being brought up on his Grandfather’s Farm, it was here he learned about eating fresh food where all the produce and quality meat from the cattle and sheep was readily available
From a young age, John has had a passion for cooking and whilst growing up, his mom and dad ran a local bakery. After leaving school, John joined the family bakery business where he developed his passion for high-quality produce and it’s a belief John applies to his own business. The bakery gave John a strong passion for creating delicious desserts and pastries and a desire to learn more about the catering industry. He then went to work as a chef in 4* hotels in the Oxford and Bournemouth areas.
After moving back home John worked at a local everyday carvery restaurant working his way up to the second chef and also working in front of the house where he enjoyed being in face to face contact with customers. However, Johns determination to own his own business, over 17 years of catering experience and his passion for creating his own scratch made recipes led to the beginning of Scratch Cooking Caterers.