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Meet Kim the singing cook

The Argus: Meet Kim the singing cook Meet Kim the singing cook

Food glorious food – a Brighton chef has taken to serenading her customers as she cooks.

Kim Coghlan at Honey’s Food Bar in Crowhurst Road sings familiar tunes with original lyrics about the ingredients, meals on the menu and even their five-star hygiene rating.

But the 48-year-old of The Drove in Brighton is not quite pitch-perfect and her colleague Jamie Degnin, 48, lets customers know earplugs are available when Kim breaks into song.

Kim took over and rebranded Honey’s Food Bar eight weeks ago and her original combination of food and song – as well as the double comedy act with Jamie – is already going well.

Bubbly Kim’s performances have sparked a range of reactions, from children jumping up and down to leaving builders in hysterics.

Kim said: “One customer, who arrived in a bad mood, told me it was so nice to come somewhere with a really happy atmosphere.

“He went back to work, told his colleagues who didn’t believe him and the next day came back with his boss.”

Customer Dan Lewis, 34, of Coolham Drive, Brighton, said: “I love it, I’m there every day. I get roped in and sing a chorus sometimes too.”

But regular Martin Williamson, 59, of Rosslyn Road, Shoreham, said: “The singing is not up to much, but the burgers are beautiful.”

Kim’s talents are already throwing her into the public eye, after she was asked to sing on radio station Juice 107.2.

Kim, who is helped to write her lyrics by Jamie, said: “I always wanted a burger van. It works really well and the customers love it.

“Customers started to leave us feedback on our food, service and entertainment. I even get requests.”

Customer Tim Aldous, 42, of Honeysuckle Lane, Findon near Worthing said: “The food is fantastic. Ten out of ten.

“They are polite and courteous. But the best bit is Kim has a good figure and is a bloody good singer.”

Phil Brooks, 41, of Whiterock Place, Southwick added: “Good food and the voice of an angel.”

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7:19am Thu 15 May 14

rogerthefish says...

I'd concentrate on the food love.
I'd concentrate on the food love. rogerthefish
  • Score: 3

8:00am Thu 15 May 14

mark by the sea says...

Second ad for this van, first was they were super cooks, now she sings?
Friends of the argus as it's opposite the office? Free baps ?
Second ad for this van, first was they were super cooks, now she sings? Friends of the argus as it's opposite the office? Free baps ? mark by the sea
  • Score: 4

10:13am Thu 15 May 14

cookie_brighton says...

NOT a good advertisement for business............
.I will definately not be visiting.
NOT a good advertisement for business............ .I will definately not be visiting. cookie_brighton
  • Score: 0

11:05am Thu 15 May 14

From beer to uncertainty says...

Using baps to sell newspapers...it will never catch on.
Using baps to sell newspapers...it will never catch on. From beer to uncertainty
  • Score: 3

5:21pm Thu 15 May 14

chelsieali says...

Been up today had a great burger and a song, very amusing
Been up today had a great burger and a song, very amusing chelsieali
  • Score: 1

5:58pm Thu 15 May 14

franben says...

In my opinion this is the best burger bar in Brighton. I found the cooking and presentation excellent and this lady should do well in her new venture.
As for the singing - why not - it was a fun and interesting lunch break that I spent here last week. Nice to have a table to sit at and the lamb and mint burger was tasty. Also nice to have burger served on a plate. I will be visiting again. Good luck Kim.
In my opinion this is the best burger bar in Brighton. I found the cooking and presentation excellent and this lady should do well in her new venture. As for the singing - why not - it was a fun and interesting lunch break that I spent here last week. Nice to have a table to sit at and the lamb and mint burger was tasty. Also nice to have burger served on a plate. I will be visiting again. Good luck Kim. franben
  • Score: 0

3:13pm Fri 16 May 14

whatevernext2013 says...

what makes her a chef ,?
what makes her a chef ,? whatevernext2013
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