Guns, Butchery and Sous-vide at Seasons Cookery School at Lainston House
Top chefs from across Hampshire were gunning for success at the latest meeting of The Chefs’ Forum.
The event, held on Monday November 9, at Lainston House near Winchester saw some of the county’s greatest culinary talents coming together with high-end suppliers and hospitality and catering students from The Exclusive Chefs’ Academy, HIT Training and Highbury College (Portsmouth) for an afternoon of networking, demonstrations, delicious food and even some clay pigeon shooting.
The event kicked off with a canapé and Nyetimber reception – the food prepared by Olly Rouse, Head Chef at Lainston House, with the help of the students.
Olly said: “All the students performed fantastically well and should be very proud of what they produced. It was great to have young people from so many different institutions joining our students at the Exclusive Chefs’ Academy to share what they have learnt.”
Founder of The Chefs’ Forum Catherine Farinha said: “The Chefs’ Forum is all about making connections and sharing knowledge and this event really highlighted this. Not only did chefs have the chance to meet some fantastic suppliers, and students have the chance to work with a wonderful chef, but perhaps most importantly, students from many different learning centres had the chance to come together and share their knowledge with each other and network with employers.
“I would like to thank everyone for coming today and especially our sponsors without whom these events would not be possible.”
Photography by Andrew Plant: www.andrewplantphotography.com