I am Samantha and I live in Lichfield. I opened The Lichfield Pantry in April 2019 with the support of my family. It was "only" a zero-waste shop at first and it evolved into a lovely farm shop full of eco-friendly goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, some frozen food etc.
It has been a great adventure so far with loads of supportive people along the road. It means a lot to see that we are more and more people to care about our consumption and its impact on our Planet.
This was the reason I created a zero-waste grocery shop in the first place. I really wanted to do something about the amount of rubbish we were throwing away daily, one step at a time. Our aim is to offer people plastic-free alternatives to their usual products, locally sourced whenever possible. We are trying to keep the carbon footprint of our products as low as possible.
I know living a life without plastic and with less packaging can be challenging, so, fortunately, you will always find help in our shop. Our team has some amazing tips and ideas to share, and we are sure you will have some to share with us as well!
Thank you for supporting our small local business!
Meet The Team
Katie works in the café 5 days a week, she is a familiar face as she worked at the previous café for over a year. She originates from west wales, but now lives in Lichfield with her family
Sophie worked at the previous café for over a year, while she was undertaking her masters in blood sciences. She now works in the café full time while she is awaiting her final results
Jo is a familiar face at The Lichfield Pantry, she started working for Sam in the original shop and worked tirelessly throughout lockdown in the shop and delivering food to our shielding customers.
Leanne is our kitchen manager and head cook, having worked in the previous café kitchen for 2 years. Leanne has worked hard on the new menus and specials and loves working on new ideas and our events. Leanne is an invaluable part of the team and ensures the kitchen runs smoothly.
Dayna worked at the previous café before going on maternity leave. She has come back to work at the café 2 days a week, in her spare time Dayna loves spending time with her partner and son.
Becki worked at the previous café before going on maternity leave with her second child. Now Becki is back she works in the café, shop and kitchen!
Emma is the newest addition to our team, having joined us in October. Emma has recently returned to the UK after 10 months of travelling in South America and spent 5 months working at an animal sanctuary in a remote area of the Amazon Rainforest.
Mayleigh joined the kitchen team in September, she has lots of experience working at well now restaurants in the local area. In her spare time Mayleigh enjoys looking after her new puppy and spending time with her family.
Andreea is a familiar face within the café, as she was previous front of house manager. Andreea now uses her passion for cooking, as part of our weekend kitchen team. Andreea loves seeing customers so still works within the café 2 days per week.