The luxury independent department store at Five Valleys in Stroud, Sandersons Boutique, has unveiled a new food offer to delight shoppers seven days a week.
New patisserie, Choux Bun Appetit, offers a range of heart flutteringly beautiful French desserts and pastries, which are made daily on the premises.
Customers can expect to find homemade macarons, Opera cakes, eclairs, cheesecakes and tarts in an overwhelming choice of imaginative flavours.
There is also a range of savoury brunch and lunch options including savoury eclairs, sausage rolls and quiche as well as a selection of hot and cold drinks.
Putting a French spin on the quintessentially British experience, the afternoon tea menu promises tantalising treats such as the pastry of the day, served alongside picture-perfect sandwiches, homemade scones and locally sourced jam.
Josh Ambridge is 28 and from Coaley. Focused on flavour and using the best ingredients Josh strives to ensure everything is made as fresh as possible.
Josh started his career as a chef in a small pub doing his apprenticeship at Trouble House in Tetbury for a year before moving on to Calcot Manor for three years. Josh then moved to Lords of the Manor in Stow on the Wold where he worked up to Junior Sous Chef. Josh entered the South West Chef of the Year competition twice reaching the finals both times and winning Best Presentation and Young National Chef of the Year in 2019 cooking at the London Olympia in front of a live audience.
Josh developed a deep love for the art of French pastry making and wanted to start his own pastry business hoping to make a name for himself and have his own restaurant and Patisserie in the future.
Choux Bun Appetit was then born, and foodie regulars will know Josh’s face (and delightful French pastries) from his unit at the Five Valleys indoor market which opened in May last year.
In just 12 months Choux Bun Appetit has grown a loyal customer base and excellent reputation for his beautiful and decadent desserts leading to Josh making a move into the centre’s luxury boutique department store, Sandersons.
Sandersons is home to brands which include Barbour, Barbour International, Holland Cooper, Pennyblack, Jacob Cohen, Hackett and soon to be Hugo Boss.
The store has also built up a reputation for luxury fragrances with brands including Parfums de Marly, House of Oud, Atkinsons and Chanel.
To find out more about Choux Bun Appetit visit www.chouxbunappetit.co.uk for more information and to shop the range online at Sandersons, visit www.sandersonsdeptstore.co.uk and lastly for more information on what’s going on at Five Valleys and to read Josh’s blog, visit www.fivevalleysstroud.co.uk.