The Flying Ducks


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For thirty eight years now, I have poured my love into preparing and serving food. I knew exactly what I wanted to do as a career the minute I finished school, and attended college and then the hot and challenging underground kitchens of the Dorchester Hotel, and various well healed establishments in London, before realising that the brigade kitchens of the 1980’s were not for me.

I quickly realised I wanted to work for myself, and moved into film location catering. Along with some help from mum & dad, this allowed me to open up a very busy and successful sandwich bar and catering business. Over the next thirteen years, I worked as a freelance event organiser, chef, and food stylist for film, TV and publications, and now, I gather the best people together to create wonderful events, and fabulous food.

‘The Flying Ducks’ was set up eight years ago, originally, purely concentrating on the immerging ‘street food’ scene, I converted the very first vintage caravan into a full working kitchen. Spotted by the producers of ‘George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces’, another 1967 vintage caravan was converted, and appeared on the very first TV series.

Now , with all the experience and skills I have gathered over the years, The Flying Ducks catering company can offer, not just catering, but a diverse and exciting service, tailored to the individual clients needs and expectations, whilst always offering a personal and approachable ethos.

Perfect for those that visit Petworth just to explore the Deer Park or walk their four-legged friend, The Flying Ducks are now based at the Deer Park Car Park serving takeaway refreshments.

Serving delicious refreshments, including handmade snacks, cakes, barista coffee and speciality teas from their pink and chrome vintage caravan, we’re pleased to say The Flying Ducks are now based at our Deer Park Car Park for food and drinks on the go.

Featured on ‘George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces’, The Flying Ducks have converted a vintage caravan into a full working kitchen.

The team are passionate about the environment and avoid plastics where possible. They also use coffee suppliers that work with co-operative coffee farmers, and give back to the community by donating 5p for every kilo of coffee sold.

Next time you’re in the Deer Park do meet the team in the car park there, further north along the A284 from the main car park.

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Deer Park Car Park, Petworth House, Petworth, GU28 0AE.

07427 610 332


"Ruth and her team at The Flying Ducks, are not only incredibly talented at what they do, they are also a brilliant team of individuals and a true pleasure to work with."

Lexi Lea - Events Director

"We were impressed by Ruth's culinary expertise at a number of wine tastings that she catered for. On the day the services provided by The Flying Ducks was perfect. Ruth and her staff exhibited an air of calm and professionalism, leaving us to enjoy time with our 50 guests."

Norman & Gill

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