'At Our Table' with Sarah Cripps

Welcome to our new Blog Slot, “At Our Table” where we are featuring local, like-minded business people, who also happen to be friends of our business.

First to the table is the energetic Sarah Cripps who, with her business partner Jo Walton, runs Salad Skills. 

Market Harborough based, Salad Skills are dedicated to sourcing apprenticeship and learning development solutions, aiming to help recruit and steer people like us through the complex and ever-changing world of apprenticeships.  Their innovative and honest approach has won them national recognition and commendations.

Sarah and Jo also launched the Business Lunch Club, KRESS, who meet at The Lighthouse monthly. . . again, they offer an innovative approach to networking in this forum, with the emphasis on really getting to know people and working together for the benefit of all local businesses. . . very refreshing!

Sarah’s energy and enthusiasm are boundless, she is a Tough Mudder regular and incredibly fit!  She is also tireless in her efforts to support her local community with various local and charitable events benefiting from her input.

When did you first dine at Boboli or The Lighthouse?
I first dined at Boboli but I can’t tell you when that was. . . .at least 10 years ago I reckon!

What prompted you to visit us/how did you hear of us?
Friends recommended

What’s your favourite dish at Boboli?
Ooh just so many to choose, I literally could eat anything off the menu                               

At The Lighthouse?
Love all of the seafood dishes and can’t choose, sorry, because they’re all so creative and delicious.

What is it you love about our restaurants?
What apart from you two?! I’ve never been to Italy but I imagine a restaurant there to be like being welcomed home by the family and that’s how I feel when I eat at Bobs or The Lighthouse. It’s more than going out for dinner.

Do enjoy cooking at home?

What’s your own speciality?
Sunday roast

What are your views on food trends?
I love to try things I’ve never heard of or hadn’t thought of fusing together

Do you have any of your own special dietary needs?

Do you believe it’s still possible to enjoy eating out even if you have special dietary requirements?
Yes, although I’m sure it must be restrictive

What style of food/country of origin is your favourite?

Do you enjoy wine?

Which is your favourite?
Champagne naturally.

Is Gin a tipple you enjoy?
Oh yes

If so, do you have a favourite flavour or brand?
No, but love a rhubarb gin with ginger

If tempted, which is your cocktail of choice?
Espresso Martini

What would you particularly recommend about Boboli and The Lighthouse when mentioning the restaurants to your friends?
You’re always guaranteed great food and a huge welcome, lunch or dinner, summer or winter.

Grazie mille to Sarah for entering into the spirit (we knew she would). I hope you’ve enjoyed this new blog post with a difference.

See you at a table near us soon.

Sarah x


Q10 How often does the KRESS Lunch Club meet at The Lighthouse?

Just answer in the comments below and we’ll enter you into our prize draw celebrating our 20th anniversary!  (Please be sure to put your email address on your comment so that we can contact you if you’re one of our lucky winners)

Look out for other 20th anniversary quiz questions on our future blog posts.  Prize draw winners to be announced on 1st January 2020.