One of Teesside’s top restaurateurs, Daryl Chadwick, launches his latest venture at the new Barker and Stonehouse store in Stockton on Saturday, March 28.
Chadwick & Co Coffee House and Kitchen will open when baking legend Mary Berry officially unveils the store to the public at Teesside Retail Park.
Daryl has been behind a number of well-known Teesside restaurants, including D. P. Chadwick’s, which opened in Yarm in 1992, and Café Lilli, in Norton, where he was co-owner for the last 10 years.
Renowned chef and business partner Nathan Baker also joins the team, keeping the emphasis on sourcing fresh, local ingredients including organic, stone-ground flour and dairy produce, Phil Twizell eggs, Godfrey’s proper cured bacon, meat from Halls of Sedgeﬁeld and fresh fish from Alan Hodgson.
Nathan was previously a chef at Café Lilli, Wynyard Hall and Michelin-starred restaurants in London and Leeds.
The daytime menu will include traditional café fare with a twist, such as roast ham sandwiches with trufﬂed pease pudding, while the contemporary kitchen menu will change daily with more substantial dishes.
Bread will be freshly baked on the premises and Daryl is also offering afternoon tea and a grazing menu – plus a special bill of fare for children.
A variety of speciality teas and coffees will sit alongside a selection of wines, champagne, aperitifs and locally brewed and international beers. A gin trolley will be doing the rounds.
The café will have an outside terrace for people to enjoy in the warmer months.
Like Barker and Stonehouse, Chadwick & Co is a family affair, with Daryl’s sister Maxine co-managing the café alongside him, while their mother, Ann, who was also at Café Lilli for 10 years, is providing front-of-house service.
Daryl says: “This new opportunity is hugely exciting. I’m thrilled to be involved in a great business partnership with Barker and Stonehouse and bringing a unique dining experience to the people of Teesside.
“Our approach will be like that of my previous restaurants. I will be serving local, handmade, artisan produce as much as possible.
“And because we’re a family-run business, this reflects on the style of the café which will be a warm, welcoming place for customers to spend some time after an enjoyable browse in this amazing store.”