In 2017 Della Boyns, owner of the Cook Book Cafe in St. Just,
decided to launch a website to promote DELLA EVENTS -
the outside catering part of her business that has steadily
grown over the past eight years.
From its humble beginnings as a local cafe and bookshop
serving the community, the Cook Book Kitchen served
as the base for a range of large and small catered events -
from weddings to civil partnerships, same sex marriages,
private parties, corporate events, champagne & canapés,
anniversaries, afternoon teas, funerals, wakes, bar and
bat mitzvahs and more! In October 2019 Della will be hanging up
her pinny at the Cook Book to focus on Della Events alone.
Della also helps run her husband's family farm in St. Just - Higher Bostraze Farm - where they raise sheep, pigs and cattle, incorporating the high quality produce into the delicious menus. Della and Tony's Old Spot pigs are used in their Hog Roasts, their happy, well-bred, well-fed porkers will provide tasty Sizzling Pork for a range of events.
Della sources as much produce locally as is possible, including meat, vegetables, milk, butter, cheese, bread, saffron buns and tea-cakes and the majority of our suppliers are based in Cornwall.
In 2014 DELLA was honoured to be awarded with the Platinum Cornwall Healthier Eating and Food Safety (CHEFS) award.
DELLA has her City of Guilds 706/1 and 706/2 in Catering from Camborne Technical College.
DELLA has a H.C.I.M.A (Hotel & Catering International Management Association) which she completed at The London Clinic & The Savoy Group.
"The afternoon tea was amazing, the food and crockery hire were perfect. Thank you for your wonderful service!"
“I want to thank you all for your work on my wedding event. The styling was beautiful and was very much admired.”
“Wonderful, unique wedding cake, thanks so much”
”I love the photos, the hall looks great, you are a talent with your designs.”
Kate, Sancreed Village Hall
"We can't thank you enough for all that you did for our wedding. The hall decor and tables looked amazing. The food was wonderful. The seemingly effortless aplomb with which everything smoothly and beautifully moved forward belied the work we know you and your team put in. And everyone complimented us for all this - so let us pass that on to you! There are so many things to appreciate...but thank you especially for being such a genius about table arrangements for the evening."
Delpha, Bride 2019