Bennett Opie announce Bake-Off’s Kate Henry to create new baking-inspired recipes

Fine food producer and distributor Bennett Opie has announced that Kate Henry, who was a contestant on last year’s The Great British Bake Off, will create a recipe collection on their behalf. Over the coming year Kate will devise a number of recipes using some of Opies’ signature products that include Pickled Walnuts, Ginger, Cocktail Cherries and Black Cherries in Kirsch. 

William Opie, Managing Director at Bennett Opie Limited said “Since the resurgence in popularity of baking we have seen much greater demand for our baking-related products that include, amongst others, Cocktail Cherries, Crystallised Stem Ginger, Black Cherries in Kirsch and Stem Ginger in Syrup. We want to showcase just how diverse our Opies products are and would like to provide inspiration for home bakers. We were therefore delighted when Kate agreed to work on a collection of recipes on our behalf as this will be the perfect way to showcase our brand and to highlight our product range. Kate proved last year that she is the ideal person to devise recipes with interesting flavour combinations whilst ensuring that the recipe remains achievable for the home cook. Engaging Kate’s services and utilising her skills was a strategic decision by the Bennett Opie team. We are committed to developing our Opies brand across all retail channels and supporting the listings that we have in multiple and independent stores. We can’t wait to see, and, more importantly taste, the end results.”

Kate Henry said “I was delighted when the Bennett Opie team approached me to see whether I would be interested in working with them. Their products are of exceptional quality and my mind is already awash with ideas of how they can be used in all sorts of sweet and savoury recipes. I look forward to creating, baking and tasting my ideas over the coming months. I can’t wait to get started.”

The recipe collection will include seasonal inspirations for Christmas as well as favourites to enjoy all year round. Once complete, the recipes will be available from the Opies website and also through a variety of digital channels.


Lesley Parr

Splat Marketing & PR

07754 482139 / 01538 381884


Bennett Opie is a fine food producer based in Kent that produces a wide range of cocktail products, speciality pickles, chutneys, olives, ginger, luxury fruits, sauces and compotes under the Opies brand. Bennett Opie is also the sole distributor for a number of speciality food brands including Lingham’s Chilli Sauce, Barry Norman Pickled Onions, Ferns Curry Pastes, Delice du Provence and Clément Faugier chestnuts. 


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