About us

We both started our cooking careers in the Superyacht industry in the Caribbean, learning to create exceptional food for discerning clients, often from limited resources in challenging conditions.

Claire Farmer

Claire Farmer

After travelling and working in the States, New Zealand, the Caribbean and Mediterranean, Claire moved ashore with her young family, and settled in East Devon, where she continued cooking for private and corporate clients.

Vanessa Killick

Vanessa Killick

Vanessa spent 12 years freelancing, cooking in the Scottish Highlands, Norway, France, East Africa and London, before settling in Herefordshire, where she created a business cooking locally for shoots, dinner parties and private functions.

Since working together we have catered for a wide variety of occasions in a number of unique venues including corporate entertaining, in the middle of a field, a wedding in an old fort, a seminar in a museum and an opera weekend in a stately home.

  • We have used Ocean Blue for a number of years to cater for several events. One major event is an annual canapé evening for over 100 people. Claire and Vanessa... Read more

  • Dear Claire and Vanessa, Thank you so much for the terrific job you did on Saturday for Andy’s 60th. From our first phone call of enquire through menu and organisational... Read more

    Judy and Andy, 2014
  • Dear Vanessa and Claire, I cannot find words enough to thank you for the banquet you prepared for my birthday yesterday, it was absolutely perfect…thank you thank you. It all... Read more

    Hilary, 2014
  • Dear Claire and Vanessa Thank you so much for making our party, with all your completely delicious food. Everyone raved about it – some saying it was the best they... Read more

    Tanya, 2013
  • Dear Vanessa and Claire, Amazing food, excellent organisation, rave reviews from all guests. Thank you for making the evening run so smoothly, we had a fantastic time.

    Maxine and Nigel, 2013
  • Claire and Vanessa, Everyone complemented you both on ALL the food, the presentation and what charming, efficient, unobtrusive and smily staff you had. Who even had to cope with guests... Read more

    Sarah, 2013
  • Dear Vanessa Many thanks for your terrific service – your team were lovely and the food was absolutely delicious. It was a great occasion for my Mum. So we’ll recommend... Read more

    Gill, 2013
  • Hi Clare/Vanessa A huge thank you for your fantastic catering last week – we had, and are continuing to receive, wonderful feedback from the day with many compliments about the... Read more

    Supacat, 2013
  • Dear Vanessa and Claire. I had such a wonderful party and everyone thought the food was wonderful! The fish really turned out well and the deserts were to die for.... Read more

    Ann, 2013
  • Claire and Vanessa The wedding day was fantastic and thank you so much to you both and all your team, you all worked very hard and it was absolutely delicious... Read more

    Ben and Rachel, May 2013
  • Dear Vanessa and Claire Thank you for helping to make our wedding day such a special day for us both – couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed it! Vanessa, the... Read more

    Jane, 2012