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Teflon DSA 2018

Launch of the Teflon™ Diamond Standard Awards 2018 Cookery Competition

Life changing cookery competition to win a prestigious three-year Specialised Chefs Scholarship. Teflon™ non-stick coatings is delighted to announce the launch of its 2018 Diamond Standard Awards for amateur chefs of all ages. The cookery competition offers the chance for non-professional cooks to gain recognition for their cooking ability at home and for those attending school and catering college, the opportunity to showcase what they’ve learnt. Launched in 2012, the Teflon™ Diamond Standard Awards has quickly assumed a prominent position and the organisers at Dupree Creative are delighted to see the competition become an annual calendar event that’s not to… Read More »

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Adam Reid - The French

Adam Reid takes the reins of The French at The Midland Hotel

Chef Adam Reid known recently for his appearance on BBC2’s Great British Menu has taken over the reins of The French at The Midland Hotel, following Simon Rogan’s departure at the end of October. Adam has introduced his own style of modern British menus with an emphasis on very local ingredients and suppliers, but is keen to explore fine, specialist international ingredients where appropriate. Adam’s new menu (available from 8 November) will include the four dishes from his recent appearance on BBC2’s Great British Menu – including the ‘The Golden Empire’ dessert served at the banquet which will be available… Read More »

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Titchwell Manor

Titchwell Manor Welcomes Chris Mann as New Head Chef

Titchwell Manor on the Norfolk Coast wants to announce that Chris Mann will be taking over from Eric Snaith as head chef. Titchwell Manor, near Hunstanton is a boutique country retreat on the North Norfolk coast, with ‘uninterrupted views’ of the open marshes and the North Sea. The former Victorian farmhouse has been owned and operated by Margaret and Ian Snaith for nearly 30 years. Menus focus on locally-sourced ingredients and the restaurant has steadily risen in popularity and critical praise, winning 3 ‘AA Rosettes’. In 2012 head chef Eric Snaith won the title of ‘Eastern Daily Press Norfolk Food… Read More »

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Le Taittinger Prix Culinaire

Raj Holuss wins 50th Taittinger Prix Culinaire International

Raj Holuss, 1st Sous Chef at Waterside, Bray was announced as the winner of the 50th Taittinger Prix Culinaire International competition this weekend. Following a closely fought final of the competition at Roux at Parliament Square, UK Presidential Judge, Michel Roux Jr, and Champagne Taittinger’s Marketing Director, Vitalie Taittinger, revealed Raj as the winner at the evening celebration. Raj, who was named the winner for the second year running, was joined in the final by Quentin Plateaux, Sous Chef, at Roux at Landau and Samuel Fisk, Head Chef at Freshfields – Restaurant Associates. The three finalists each had to prepare… Read More »

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Le Taittinger Prix Culinaire

Le Taittinger Prix Culinaire 2016 (50 Anniversary)

ORIGINS OF A LE TAITTINGER PRIX CULINAIRE INTERNATIONAL Pierre Taittinger, founder of the champagne brand of the same name, was passionate about fine cuisine and occupied the celebrated 22nd chair at the Académie des Gastronomes. In 1966 to pay tribute to his memory and to keep alive his vision of French haute cuisine, the idea of holding an international gastronomic competition organised and judged by professionals was born. The man or woman in white, the chef hidden away in the kitchen, would finally be in the spotlight as they paid homage to a particular style of cuisine, combining classical rules… Read More »

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Buy a Gift - Eating Out With a Food Allergy

Buy A Gift – Eating Out With a Food Allergy

This, at-a-glance guide, gives you allergen information for a wide variety of the most popular brand restaurants across the UK, empowering you to make informed decisions about where and what to eat. Scroll through the restaurants on the right and click to view relevant information such as; gluten-free menus, food allergy policies, variety of dishes available as well as sample gluten-free dishes. About Food Allergies Whilst around 1 in 5 people have some level of food sensitivity in the UK: for 2% of adults, their food allergy is potentially life threatening. Checking ingredients is mandatory for people on restrictive diets,… Read More »

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Steve Smith - BBQ Cheats

BBQ Cheat Sheet from Michelin Star Chef Steve Smith

BBQ Cheat Sheet from Michelin Star Chef Steve Smith @ Bohemia Restaurant, The Club Hotel & Spa, Jersey Avoid Disasters It may seem obvious but if you want to avoid any disasters then you need to make sure the BBQ is lit properly and is not in the proximity of anything that is potentially flammable! Heat the Meat Make sure that any poultry or pork items are thoroughly cooked to avoid food poisoning. To know if you have the right temperature to cook with you just need to wait for the flames to die down, and check the colour of… Read More »

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Osteria 60

Stylish New Italian Restaurant to Launch in Kensington

Chef Ivan Simeoli, with Restaurant Director Francesco Tatulli and entrepreneurs Kanav Puri and Suraj Mehra, will open Osteria 60, a new, modern Italian restaurant adjacent to the Baglioni Hotel in Kensington, London, on 11 May 2016. The 88-seat dining area, plus an integral bar with 15 bar stools, is being designed by the Arth Group (Kanav Puri’s company), in conjunction with Milanese interior design firm Rebosio + Spagnulo, taking inspiration from the traditional Milanese trattorias of the 1950s. There is also a charming terrace area facing Kensington Gardens that will accommodate up to 30. Ivan Simeoli was previously Head Chef… Read More »

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Glynn Purnell - Friday Night Kitchen

Master Chocolatier Will Torrent Joins Glynn Purnell for his Friday Night Kitchen

Pastry chef, chocolatier and the author of the best selling Afternoon Tea at Home, Will Torrent will be joining Michelin starred chef Glynn Purnell and X-Factor winner Sam Bailey at Glynn Purnell’s Friday Night Kitchen on October 7th 2016 at Villa Park’s Holte Suite. The chef, who has worked with the likes of Heston Blumenthal, Jamie Oliver and James Martin will join ‘Yummy Brummie’ Glynn on stage and will provide delicious petit fours for the 400 guests at the prestigious Midlands venue. Tickets are now on sale for the fun-filled, live show-cooking event that over the last two years has… Read More »

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Glynn Purnell - Friday Night Kitchen

Glynn Purnell Welcomes X-Factor Winner Sam Bailey into his Friday Night Kitchen on October 7th

Michelin starred chef Glynn Purnell will open the doors of his Friday Night Kitchen on October 7th at Villa Park’s Holte Suite and the ‘Yummy Brummie’ will be joined by X-Factor winner Sam Bailey. The East Londoner, now living in the Midlands, will join Glynn on stage to assist with the cooking along with other celebrity friends of Glynn, before performing for over 400 guests at the prestigious Midlands venue. Tickets are now on sale for the fun-filled, live show-cooking event that over the last two years has gained the reputation of being the best Friday night out in the… Read More »

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