Our Tenant Case Study: Hara at Home
Meet our business: Hara at Home
Hara at Home is a new gourmet delivery ‘meal at home’ business created by Roz and Andy Turner, chefs who have worked in some of the best Michelin-starred restaurants.
Each month, the pair create special menus serving two people. The meals, which are devised to take as little preparation by the customer as possible, are then placed in specialist packaging designed to keep the food chilled while in transit and delivered right to your door on a Friday.
The couple met at two-Michelin Star restaurant Chapter One in Dublin but both have worked at many prestigious restaurants in their careers. Andy was a chef for Marco Pierre White and also at The Bennelong, the fine dining restaurant at Sydney Opera House. Roz started at Shu in Belfast before joining Paul Flynn at The Tannery in Dungarvan, and has worked in London Michelin star restaurants Texture and The Clove Club. The pair spent several years at an upscale restaurant in Barbados before returning to Northern Ireland where they ran Hara in Hillsborough. Post Covid, they sought a change and decided to take their luxury dining at home business to a new level.
“People had become accustomed to collecting restaurant meals to serve at home but we felt there was a gap in the premium market for food that is delivered right to your door,” Andy explained.
What they say about Ards Business Hub:
To build their business, they moved into a unit in Strangford House and have set up a professional kitchen that can cope with their growing orders.
“We wanted to locate the business near our home and when we saw Ards Business Hub, we knew it would be perfect. It’s ideal for a start up as there was no real outlay and they offer a short-term lease. At the moment we have one member of staff but plan to grow so we have the space for that. The team at Ards have also been amazing and really looked after us. Nothing was too much trouble.”
What we say:
Ards Business Hub Chief Executive, Nichola Lockhart said: “Hara at Home is a new business that is really meeting a demand for gourmet dishes prepared by top chefs and delivered to homes throughout Ireland. It is very exciting for us at Ards Business Hub to see a company reacting to market trends and delivering an innovative product.”
Find out more about Hara at Home at www.shophara-food.com/
Follow them on Instagram @hara.at.home and Facebook @hara.at.home
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