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The Boglione family have created a business that inspires, celebrates creativity and evolves with the seasons. This has naturally evolved from their personal passion for craftsmanship, ethical and sustainable sourcing and organic produce, into a thriving business. In turn they have established a culture and raised a ‘Petersham’ family of likeminded individuals who share their ethos for conscious living and celebrating beauty in its simplicity. 

Lara Boglione

Founder

The creative visionary behind bringing Petersham Nurseries to Covent Garden, Lara leads the team at La Goccia whilst remaining actively involved in all aspects of the business. The growth and success of Petersham Nurseries in recent years can be attributed to her ideas and determination. Taking the reins in 2011 as Managing Director, she has seamlessly woven her personal vision in strengthening the company’s philosophy and has been the driving force behind the development of the nurseries

Harry Boglione

Farmer

Harry Boglione is the founder, owner and director of Haye Farm in Devon. As a child, he established the kitchen gardens at Petersham House and since then has developed his passion and knowledge for growing natural, fine produce.

Taking ownership of the farm in 2014, together with Emily and their young family, Harry grows, harvests and sells only organic produce to his customers and is an avid supporter of the Land Workers Alliance. The aspiration of Haye Farm is to create sustainable food systems which support high levels of productivity, whilst encouraging an increase in biodiversity and wildlife

Sam Burge

Chef

Leading the team in the La Goccia kitchen, Sam is currently developing a refreshed menu for the season ahead-a truly nose-to-tail offering using the very best produce from Haye Farm. Young, eager and enthusiastic, Sam joins us from Jamie Oliver's St Paul's steak house, Barbecoa. 

Emma Jackson

Pastry

Head Pastry Chef at both The Petersham and La Goccia restaurants, Emma is passionate about experimenting with unusual, botanical flavours, and only uses natural ingredients and flavourings in her recipes-never chemicals or preservatives. A pastry chef without a sweet tooth, Emma is always looking for ways to combine savoury elements with sweet dishes to create something new and exciting. Head to our blog for Emma's latest recipes. 

Josh Perkes

Fisherman

Suppliers of the finest quality fish, Brixham Seafish we are passionate about our produce. With 80 years in the trade we hand deliver fresh fish to some of the best restaurants and businesses in Europe, but don't just take our word for it. Josh is the 5th generation in his family to be involved within all aspects of the fishing industry. His love of fish started when at 4 years old he caught his first mackerel and has subsequently been working with fish ever since. Josh is on the market every morning picking out only the very best of the dayboat fish with his customers in mind. He is then straight back to the shop floor making sure everything going out is perfect.