The Stottie Company was established in 2013 by current managing director Sharon Olivero-Chapman. The company began its life as a catering company before Sharon branched out into outlets selling her delicious dishes directly to the public.
A stottie – or parmo – is a flat, white loaf of bread, baked on the bottom of the oven, which originated in the north east of England. The Stottie Company, which has evolved and adapted the stottie, opened its first shopping centre outlet in 2014 and soon branched out from serving purely sandwiches and stotties to a unique British menu with hot meals including gourmet burgers served in stotties and a range of mouth-watering cakes and hot drinks. The menu also includes healthy options and popular breakfast dishes. There are now branches throughout the north east of England with a vision to expand further.
Ingredients are sourced as locally as possible, from the pork sausages to the coffee beans which are roasted locally.
Catering is still very much part of the business and The Stottie Company offers contract catering for breakfast and lunch buffets with menus created to suit a customer’s budget with just 24 hours’ notice. The company has many corporate customers and can also cater for parties and weddings with cold finger buffets.