Game and flames story
Game and Flames was born in 2016. Company director Cai Ap Bryn is an experienced hunter, fisherman and chef. Cai has hunted and cooked all over Europe, picking up inspiration and creating Game and Flames.
Quickly, Cai realised that there was a demand for wood-fired catering and developed a way of cooking to turn the traditional mundane form of wedding catering on its head.
Behind Game and Flames is a team of very talented coordinators and chefs. From Deb Sweetman, our coordinator, to our chefs up and down the country. We are blessed to have the team we have!
Deb joined back in 2018. If you enquire with us you will certainly hear from her. Deb is extremely organised and has a great attention to detail. Not only will she go above and beyond for our clients, she also offers some great advice and will always lend a helping hand. She's a great asset and if you read our reviews, Deb is highly praised amongst our clients.
Sarah is our first port of call regarding enquiries. When emails come in, it's Sarah that will be the first to reply. She is always very helpful and attentive!
Meet The Chefs
DAN 'the peg leg chef"
Not really a peg leg, just a dodgy leg from a nasty bike accident. Dan is an incredibly talented chef that has had extensive background in the royal navy. He is the master of setting up field kitchens and just making things work. Also, being an avid hunter and deerstalker, he embraces the Game and Flames lifestyle.
A chef lecturer up in Manchester, our classically trained Italian maestro. Alex has run many weddings for us mainly up in t'North. Some of our recipes Alex has developed and he is the one we all go to for kitchen advice! Not just a pretty face, Alex is a fountain of knowledge and a great source of entertainment.
Dan Collington, or Sussex Dan, as he is referred to, is one of our most recent members. Dan is a professional deerstalker with a complete love for cooking and the outdoors. He started cooking with us early in 2022 and has become one of our go to guys on the fire pit. Often see him burnt and covered in smoke, but he wouldn't have it any other way. An encyclopedia on anything deer hunting related.
If you ever need an experienced forager, Rob is your man. Not only a dab hand in the kitchen, our romantic Yorkshireman can pick you a meal from your garden before you even step a foot out in it. He has a keen eye for nature, wildlife and has his own great following on instagram - forage and field. From Sheffield, Rob also appears at many of our Northern events.
We are proud to have a great supply of wild food and game available in the UK. At our HQ we have our very own facility to process all game we have harvested ourselves. We have our own butchery and larder which enables us to provide the full field to fork philosophy when it comes to Venison.
We are situated just outside of Hastings and now run our workshops near Tunbridge wells. This area is steeped with hunting history and enriched with some of the best natural meat and game around. Our hunters lodge retreat is a perfect location away from the hustle and bustle of town and city life.