Camper van con­ver­sion brings real Turk­ish de­lights to Wilm­slow

Wilmslow Express - - FRONT PAGE - DANIELLE ROPER dan­nielle.roper@men­ @Rop­erDan­nielle

ACOU­PLE have set up a street food van sell­ing com­mu­nity driven food af­ter be­com­ing fed up with mass pro­duced prod­ucts.

For­mer Wilm­slow High School stu­dent Ryan Ayl­win and part­ner Claire Pat­ter­son have launched ‘Stomp­ing Grounds’, a street food ven­ture sell­ing deli style food us­ing only lo­cally sourced in­gredi- ents. The pair, who met while work­ing at Quarry Bank Mill, have con­verted their camper van, ‘Percy’, into The Lit­tle Turk­ish/ English deli, which they take to the bor­ough’s ar­ti­san mar­kets.

Ryan, 28, a for­mer per­sonal trainer from Alder­ley Edge, said: “Claire likes lo­cal, sus­tain­able food and com­ing from the health and nu­tri­tion busi­ness means heal­ing and tra­di­tional food has al­ways ap­pealed to me.

“We want to know it’s healthy with no ad­di­tional pes­ti­cides.”

The ven­ture is a dream come true for Claire, 31, who grew up in Macclesfield and trained to be a chef at Macclesfield Col­lege and Quarry Bank Mill.

Claire, who lived in Turkey for five years, uses Turk­ish in­flu­ences to put a twist on the clas­sic English pic­nic theme with sig­na­ture treats such as the Ba­zlama wrap, con­sist­ing of Turk­ish bread like a soft white English muf­fin, with a sweet or savoury fill­ing. Ryan added: “We even­tu­ally want to have a group of vans with food in­flu­enced by its chefs’ stomp­ing grounds.’’

The Lit­tle Turk­ish / English deli will set up shop on Green Street be­hind the Silk Road ev­ery Thurs­day and Fri­day from April 23, 8am – 1.30pm.

Claire Pat­ter­son from Stomp­ing Grounds in the cou­ple’s Turk­ish-English deli van.

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