Sewell's Old World Delicatessen Story
Sewell's Old World Delicatessen's is not a new concept in the mercantile or restaurant industries. It is actually a very old one, necessitated by the scarcity of high-quality value-added products in frontier communities and even today in countries the world over with regional supply and demand issues that are neither being considered nor met by the would-be entrepreneurs that live, work, and invest there.
As I have traveled around the United States and learned crafts such as butchery and baking, it has become obvious that creating a higher quality product than can be acquired through conglomerates and corporations is an easy goal to achieve. Whether you're talking about bacon, ham, fresh sausages, salami, corned beef, pastrami, bread, biscuits, bagels, muffins, cookies, candies, milk, cream, butter, soft and hard cheeses, and whatever else one might want, corporate food producers can never compete with artisanal producers of the same products.
Corporations can create more food and charge less money for it. But at what actual cost? The food colorings, flavor enhancers, hormones, antibiotics, and preservatives are reaking havoc upon the human race and the products, while less expensive and available in abundance, lack flavor, texture, and worst of all, nutritional value...
So, I began to wonder how I should go about taking control of my own food production and controlling the quality, safety and nutritional value of the foods I provided to my family. Of course, when I first began thinking about this, I was living in the United States, and the availability of very high quality raw ingredients was never a concern. Now that I am living and working in the Philippines, establishing reliable sources of high quality raw ingredients is a constant challenge.
Sewell's Old World Delicatessen is really four businesses in one. A butcher shop, a bakery, a creamery, and a storefront. Eventually, I hope to add a restaurant and a culinary school to the list, but neither will be practical for the immediate and mid-range future. My wife and I are currently working to find a commercial space or a house that can be converted into our first official business location. That too is proving to be quite challenging. Finding the right amount of space in the right location at the right price has not been possible yet. But we keep looking and eventually, we will find it.
Until then, we are cooking out of our home. Curing bacons and hams, baking breads and pastries, and making world class clotted cream, cottage cheese, sour cream, and so much more. If you have any questions about us or our products, please contact us. My name is Jared Matthew (Uncle Matt) Sewell and my direct phone number is 0956-136-8722.