Friday, 22 February 2013

Ready, Steady... Meal!

Most of you will know that Mitchells Dairy offers a wide range of delicious products in our Dairy Tearoom and Grocery - but did you know we also offer home baking and ready-made meals?

Cooked on the premises using fresh local ingredients with no added preservatives, our ready-made meals really are 'home cooking' - except without the work for you!

From mince, haggis, stew tatties and veg, fish pie, macaroni cheese, chicken curry, sausage and mash - Mitchells' meals are popular with customers of all ages.

All the beef for our home made steak pies, stews, stovies, mince and lasagne comes from Presly & Co Butchers in Oldmeldrum, who buy direct from local farms - so we can honestly say it’s a mere 25 food miles from farm to shop!

So, whether it’s a quick meal in a busy schedule, an unexpected lunch or dinner guest, a relaxing family meal or perhaps just to ensure an elderly family member is eating proper nutritious home cooking, Mitchells can provide the perfect meal for you. 

We are happy to take orders and can even cook meals by special request. In fact, customers have been known to bring in their own dishes for us to fill - so no-one needs to know you didn’t cook the meal yourself!

If you do decide you want to buy your ready-made meals at Mitchells, why not have them delivered with your grocery shopping?

Here's our trusted delivery driver, Robbie, dropping some delicious ready-made meals to a local family. And as you can see on our van, we really do 'deliver more than just milk'.

You can shop for yourself or phone us on 01467 621389, or alternatively you can fill in our order form by clicking HERE and fax or email it to us.

We also offer a complimentary grocery delivery service in and around Inverurie when you spend £25 or more in the shop.

Below, you can see our delivery driver Robbie. And as you can see on our van: 'We deliver more than just milk'.

Would this help you, a family member or neighbour who finds cooking or carrying shopping home a nuisance? If so, let Mitchells take the strain and hassle out of your grocery shopping chores.

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Join The Mitchells' Herd

If you are a regular at Mitchells Dairy, you will know that we have a fantastic team to be proud of - and this month, we are looking to add a couple of friendly faces to our ever-growing herd!

We are looking for a Delicatessen Counter Assistant to work at our counter which offers cheeses and cooked meats, as well as an After-School Assistant to come in and work with our friendly team in Inverurie.

So, if you are a friendly, sociable person with great customer service, these part-time positions could be a great opportunity for you to earn some extra pocket money.

And don't worry - no previous experience is required, as training will be provided!

Delicatessen Counter Assistant
Vacancy Details
  • This is a part time position of around 10 hours per week, however the opportunity to pick up more hours may arise in the future. 
  • Duties will involve serving customers on the deli counter, managing stock and cleaning of equipment. 
  • Please note - hours are by negotiation depending on the successful candidate's availability. 
  • No previous experience is required as training will be given although food handling experience would be an advantage.

After-School Assistant
Vacancy Details
  • Someone aged 16 or over to work 7 hours per week after school.
  • The hours would be from 4pm-5.30pm on Monday/Tuesday/Thursday and from 3pm-5.30pm on a Wednesday.
  • Duties will include servicing customers, operating the till and general shop duties. 
  • We will provide you with full training in these duties - so no previous experience is required.
If you have a friendly manner, a tidy appearance and the ability to provide good customer service, these positions might just be perfect for you!

You can apply by collecting an application form from our shop, calling us on 01467 621 389 or dropping us an email at

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Monday, 11 February 2013

Love Is In The Air At Mitchells

If you are treating your loved one to a romantic gift this Valentine's Day, there is no need to look any further than Mitchells Dairy.

We have lots of lovely things on display in the shop, including a great selection of chocolates, flowers, wine and champagne.

But that's not all. Here are just some of the special Valentine's gifts that we have on offer

If you want to get something a little different, we can make bespoke gift baskets, hampers and fruit baskets to suit any requirements - simply let us know your budget and tastes and we’ll take care of the rest.

We've also made a special batch of heart shaped Mitchells Oatcakes, which you can see below. Still traditionally handbaked on the premises to a recipe first used by Great Granny Mitchell in the 1920s, they are delicious with cheese, chutney, honey and soup. We hope you love them as much as we do.

Last but not least, you may recall our blog post at Christmas about the chopping boards our eldest son Hamish had been making. 

Well, he's been busy again and has added some lovely hardwood tea light holders to his range. We think they will make lovely gifts for the light in your life at Valentine's.


Oh, just one more thing. We are running a special Valentine's Day competition on Facebook to win a bottle of sparkling strawberry wine from Scottish wine producers, Cairn O'Mohr.

To win this great prize, and earn some extra brownie points with your other half, simply go on to the Mitchells Dairy Facebook page and finish this sentence: "My dream date on Valentine's Day would be ________."

We will then choose one entry at random and announce the winner on our Facebook page on Valentine's Day. It really is as simple as that.

We hope we have helped give you some ideas for Valentine's Day, but more importantly, we hope you all have a wonderful day shared with your loved ones.

If you want more inspiration, simply call into the shop or phone us on 01467 621389 and we'll help you make your Valentine's Day extra special.

Remember... think gift, think Mitchells!

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