London Celebrates 10 Years of The Chefs’ Forum at Galvin at Windows

You know you must be doing something right when you have the amazing opportunity to celebrate being a decade old at Galvin at Windows!

The iconic restaurant which sits at the summit of London Hilton on Park Lane looks out over London with its breath-taking views of Hyde Park and beyond. Crowning a year of celebration across the nation The Chefs’ Forum London lunch at Galvin at Windows showcased brilliant food, amazing students and top suppliers.

“We’ve done some great lunches this year,” said enthused Chefs’ Forum Director Catherine Farinha. “But, this one tops the lot. The venue was absolutely stunning. I’ve wanted to host an event here for so long. To be able to do it with the Galvin chefs is so special. A huge thank you to Chris and Jeff Galvin, Head Chef Marc Hardiman, his brilliant brigade and to Windows GM Peter Avis for hosting us.”

The five-course lunch included dishes by chefs from the Galvin group including Chris Ball from Galvin Green Man, alongside Head Chef, Marc Hardiman and his team – David Jaram and Steven Penny from Galvin at Windows.

In the kitchen, students from West London College were on hand to help and learn valuable new skills.

Peter Avis, General Manager of Galvin at Windows and 10 Degrees Bar, said:

“This is absolutely fantastic. we’re delighted to host the 10th Anniversary of The Chefs’ Forum in London. It’s so wonderful to welcome 100 of our industry peers to Galvin at Windows and so amazing to be able to welcome the students from West London College.

Our recent UK college road show has enabled us to forge valuable links with the next generation and as a group, Hilton is committed to nurturing and offering all the opportunities we can across all operations on a national level.”

“This is the icing on the cake of our year,” Catherine Farinha continued. “We’re out of lockdown now and back to doing what we do best: putting chefs, students, suppliers and hospitality professionals together in a unique way. I can’t think of a more fitting tribute to what we do than this.”

Denise Charles, Curriculum Manager at West London College, said: “Our relationship with The Chefs’ Forum gets better and better. Today’s event was brilliant for our students. They got to see a top restaurant in action and gain valuable experience with chefs from The Galvin Group. This was food of the highest calibre and they’ll all remember it for a long time.”

Here’s what was served – and who cooked what:

Redefine Meat Canapes

Amuse Bouche – Chris Ball, Head Chef at Galvin Green Man
Scotch Egg, Celeriac and Urfa Chilli

Starter – David Jaram, Executive Sous Chef at Galvin at Windows
Caramelised Fig Salad, Heritage Beetroot and Whipped Goats Curd

Fish Course – Jeff­ Galvin, Chef Patron
Crab Lasagne

Main Course – Marc Hardiman, Head Chef at Galvin at Windows
Duck, Confit Gizzards, Persimmon and Rainbow Chard

Dessert – Steven Penny, Head Pastry Chef at Galvin at Windows
Apple Tart Tatin served with Crème Gourmand

A massive thank you to all our sponsors – Wright Brothers Ltd, Mitchell & Cooper, Chef Works, Wedgwood, Tried & Supplied, Taylor UK, Redefine Meat, HG Walter, First Choice Produce, Foie Royale and Adande.

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Film credit: New Era Production