Hello there, I’m James Morgan and the founder/owner of The Clean Meal Company.
I’ve been a professional chef for over 23 years, working in restaurants, bistros, and brasseries across Europe, as well as working for specialist catering companies.
I launched The Clean Meal Company when the Covid pandemic effectively closed down the film industry. At the time, I was working for an international film production company in the UK; providing meals for everyone from cleaners to film directors, and high-end catering for film launches at their onsite preview cinema.
No filming meant no work – so I decided to launch my own business to showcase the amazing food I’ve encountered, created, and prepared. The challenge was how to achieve that.
The result has been to create four diverse services that offer different eating experiences to a wide range of people.
My catering experience at the film production company, and from working with specialist catering companies, lent itself to creating an Event Catering element for the business; providing delicious food for corporate hospitality events, product launches, PR events, training courses, and even larger scale parties at peoples’ homes.
My restaurant, bistro, and brasserie experience was the perfect background to create a Private Catering service; a terrific way to help you and your guests enjoy great food and be spoilt, with intimate dinners for two, formal dining for groups, buffets, canapes, and even BBQ parties.
And then there was my interest in nutrition, and how well-prepared meals could help people to improve their health and lifestyle. So, we created our Nutritious Lunchbox service as a way to help athletes who wanted to improve their diet to boost performance. They are also ideal for individuals who want to lose weight, become fitter, manage dietary health issues, and enjoy food that tastes great and is better for them.
I combined my knowledge with the expertise of Rory Larkin, a Registered Nutritionist and Professional Development Chef, to produce a range of plant-based lunchboxes that achieve just that (we also offer chicken, fish, high protein, gluten free and low-calorie options to support individuals’ choices).
Clean Meal Cafe
When I started the Clean Meal Company, I needed to find a kitchen that could be used to support all the services I wanted to offer. I found the perfect solution at Peacocks Nursery, just off the A287 in North Hampshire.
They had a building that could be renovated and turned into a working kitchen and food development centre for my business, and this is where the Clean Meal Company is now based.
We have a 5-star Hygiene certification rating and were able to open our premises to offer Peacocks Nursery visitors a place to come for breakfasts, light bites, lunchboxes, cakes, teas, coffees, and soft drinks. Customers may also be asked to help us out with consumer taste testing for some of our new creations!
The Clean Meal Cafe is currently only open Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., so we can look after our Event Catering, Private Catering, and Lunchbox customers. But we hope to extend the “Open” days and hours as the business grows.
I’ve been able to build a terrifically talented team of qualified chefs as the business has expanded, and we arrive at the kitchen every day with smiles on our faces, ready to create amazing food and experiences for our customers. We would love you to become one of them.