A NUTRITIONIST is waging war on unhealthy fast food by launching a new delicatessen venture in Beaconsfield.

Victoria Raworth and her husband have opened Benedict’s Store on Gregories Road selling fresh salads, sandwiches and artisan coffees.

She aims to continue her work with promoting good food after a prize-winning stint working with Great Missenden Combined School on the Food For Life project.

Having funded the venture themselves, Victoria and Benedict are offering Beaconsfield residents an alternative to pre-packaged, unhealthy foods with a range of fresh products using locally sourced produce.

“I'm a nutritionist and wanted to continue working with and promoting local food businesses and producers and offer a high quality standard of food,” she said.

“So far the people of Beaconsfield seem to appreciate what my husband and I are trying to do.”

Hungry locals took to Twitter to rave about the food at the new store, with one customer praising the couple as “living legends” for opening up the shop.