The Chefs’ Forum teams up with Warwickshire College Group and Pidy Gourmet for Game Fair Garden Party
We are excited to be working with Warwickshire College Group to stage a VIP garden party at The Game Fair.
The purpose of the garden party is to offer college group stakeholders the chance to see first-hand the wonderful garden that was designed and created by students for Pershore and Moreton Morrell campuses, alongside local landscaping company, Gardens of Reflection and other local partner businesses.
Local MPs, Chairs of the Local Enterprise Partnership and heads of the Chambers of Commerce, as well as college governors and advisory board members have all been invited to see first-hand, the ground-breaking skills and techniques being taught on horticulture, landscaping, floristry and blacksmithing within Warwickshire College Group.
Mark Whittaker, WCG Head of Marketing said,
“We are delighted to be working with The Chefs’ Forum to provide an exquisite range of high-quality canapés to our guests. The menu offered fits very well with the standards of the show garden installation, chiming with the values of sustainability and wildlife in terms of the ingredients selected. It is great to be able to give students the opportunity to showcase their skills, while entertaining our VIP guests.”
The garden showcases several ways of working smartly in a garden environment including use of technology, environmental sustainability, maximisation of space, as well as mitigating climate change.
The 30 x 17 metre garden, made up for four quads includes features such as solar power, vertical farming, a wild flower meadow and a rainwater garden.
Catering students from colleges across the UK will be assembling and serving the canapés and working with the new range of pastry cases that has just been launched by top pastry supplier, Pidy Gourmet.
The Chefs’ Forum Culinary Lead and Director of Education, Neil Rippington has designed the canapé menu to showcase the very best suppliers and offer a true taste of summer.
Guests can look forward to
- 1 x Wild venison carpaccio – Curtis Pitts Deer Services
- 1 x Foie Royale (the ethical alternative to Foie Gras), British (local) cherry gel (sustainable and ethical duck/goose liver terrine) served in a Selection by Pidy tartlet case.
- 1 x vegan canape (Koppert Cress, showcasing sustainable microgreens and micro cress)
- 1 x British (local) strawberry and cream Pidy tartlet
The party will give much needed, real-world, work experience to the college students after months of being able to get out into the industry.
Pidy’ s new range of tartlet cases has been specially developed for the foodservice market using neutral sweet and chocolate shortcrust pastry with a plant-based coating that does not contain palm oil which helps the cases stay crispier for longer.
The garden party, which will be held at Ragley Hall on the 23rd July, will also showcase Curtis Pitts venison, Foie Royale, Koppert Cress as well as the new premium pastry range of tartlets from Pidy.
The Chefs’ Forum’s Catherine Farinha said
“It is great to be able to add value to Warwickshire College Group’s garden party to welcome stakeholders to admire and experience their beautiful show garden. Our Chefs’ Forum Academy students will be able to get valuable work experience of catering a high-end VIP event at such a prestigious event as The Game Fair.”