Josh and Mike building the Exploding Cake for Icon 100. Photo: Angela Moore.

Blanch & Shock makes creative food projects and provides bespoke catering. We use food to explore and illustrate ideas, focusing on the British palette of ingredients.

Based in South London, we design food for diverse events and projects across the UK and beyond. These have included concept-based canapé services, multi-course dinners, tasting experiences and edible installations, our own pop-up restaurants and singular artistic projects. In addition we regularly teach and provide consultancy. 

We often collaborate with artists or creative organisations devising a culinary angle to a new work. We also undertake commissions from businesses and individuals looking for something personal and different for their event. 

We are committed to the future sustainability of our industry and consider the need to minimise our environmental impact and wastage in everything we do.


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Blanch and Shock is the trading name of Wow Factor 9 LTD, company number 10067117 registered in England & Wales. Our registered address is Acre House, 11-15 William Road, London NW1 3ER.

Our studio address is Unit 8 Artichoke Mews, London SE5 8TS.