Our Story

Kit & Kee is the sister company of The Old Dairy Kitchen at Trill Farm, near Axminster in Devon. Seasonal catering, sustainable farming and irresistible food are the cornerstones of Kit & Kee.


The Old Dairy Kitchen was founded at Trill Farm in East Devon with a clear vision about what constitutes good food. We believe in using ingredients in season, reared with respect and in an unhurried fashion, not just because there is a moral argument but because food tastes better this way. We have a genuine commitment to using the best local ingredients and because we know the farmers, smallholders and growers that supply us, we can show you where your food was grown. Now we want to bring that ethos to your event with Kit & Kee.


“Ingredients are organic as much as possible though sometimes they arrive from the hedgerow round the corner or from our neighbour’s back garden. This approach does set some seasonal restrictions on what ingredients we have to work with but we believe these restrictions push us creatively and ensure we are certain of our ingredients’ provenance. Only then do we feel we can cook the food we want to eat and share with our guests.”


— Chris Onions

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Chris Onions

Executive Chef and Co-founder

Chris has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants all round the world from Australia to Norway. Since returning to Britain he was a senior chef at River Cottage HQ before setting up his own restaurant, The Old Dairy Kitchen.

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Hugo Shuttleworth

M.D. and Co-founder

Hugo trained as a chef at Leith’s before working as a private chef, and then advising food businesses all over the world. He now also runs Bottle Farm, rearing pigs, lambs and chickens for Kit & Kee as well as making charcuterie.

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Andy Tyrrell

Head Chef 

Andy was previously the Head Chef at River Cottage HQ. He is a passionate teacher and a renowned expert in bread. Andy worked at a number of prestigious London restaurants before joining River Cottage.




The Old Dairy Kitchen, Trill Farm, Musbury, EX13 8TU