Unit 6 The Forge Church St, Dronfield, S18 1QX Directions

   Now closed Open Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00

Business overview

Arlene McMaster, a graduate of the Edinburgh College of Domestic Sciences, originally started 'Cruachan Catering' in 1984 making celebration cakes for friends and then friends of friends. As the number of cakes grew, so did the interest in proper home-made food that wasn't full of additives and preservatives. This interest led to Arlene producing lunches for a local business on a daily basis.

In 1990, a close family friend persuaded Arlene to buy a local shop that had become available and cater for a wider range of people. 'Kuchene' was born. The original premises were situated in a row of terraced shops that used to be stables and barns many years ago. In fact, the building still has the original cruck beam holding the whole place up and is actually a listed building. It was because of the history of the building that the name 'Kuchene' (an old English word meaning kitchen) was chosen.


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Products & Services

birthday cakes

cake makers


christening parties

christmas parties

corporate events



outside catering

wedding cakes

wedding caterers


Great Servivce!

The front of the shop is welcoming and homely which is carried on into the shop!

The service was quick and fast but chatty and friendly while the food it's self was some of the best! all made from organic ingredients (except the mass produced chocolate etc!)

But there was a wide range of food from olives to home-made chocolate cakes of all sorts and sandwiches and jacket potato's! all of which are very nice.

The only down side i can think of is sometimes when it's busy it can get a little cramped.
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The shop is small and home like with a wonderful range of food's to choose from ranging from olives to jacket potato's!

the service was good and quick even when i did order large amounts and the were more then happy to answer questions or let me quickly change something.

The only bad thing i have to say about the shop is that when it gets busy it can become a little crowded!
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