Top Chefs Enjoyed a GR8 Experience at East Kent Audi with Graham Garrett

Over fifty top chefs from Kent gathered at the East Kent Audi showroom in Chartham for a day of phenomenal Audi car and Michelin-starred cookery demonstrations.  The event was staged to celebrate the partnership between The Chefs’ Forum and East Kent Audi, both sharing the same brand values of excellence in customer service and product.

Guests and Trade showGreeted with a breakfast of delicious Salvatori Butchers bacon brioche rolls and Jacobs Douwe Egberts Professional coffee, the chefs enjoyed a morning of test drives of the Audi TT, A3, A4, A5, A6 & A7 models.  For many, it was their first Audi driving experience and a chance to discover revolutionary Audi Technologies encompassing intelligence, design and powerful performance, much like a Michelin-starred dining experience.

Students from East Kent College and HIT TrainingMichelin-starred Chef Patron of The West House (Biddenden, Kent), Graham Garrett, himself the proud owner of a stunning Audi RSQ3 worked with catering students at East Kent College and learners from Hit Training to inspire the next generation of young chefs.  The team created canapés from The West House menu, then Graham performed expert cookery demonstrations epitomising precision, flawless design and elegance in his cuisine.  Graham celebrates the finest Kentish Produce in his menu, in season and at its peak.  Kent is known amongst food professionals as ‘The Garden of England’ for its abundance of excellent produce.

Graham Garrett DemoGraham and Tony DemoGraham's Demo Dish






Cat Black, from the Guild of Food Writers said:

“Graham Garrett is a chef whose technique, pedigree and palate mean he could fuss and flourish with the best of them. But he doesn’t.  There is a purity about his work which is a joy to eat.”

R8 ShowroundEast Kent Audi then continued the theme of excellence in a show-around of the sublime Audi R8, showcasing it’s truly exceptional features. Chefs were then quizzed on the impressive presentation for a chance to win some fantastic Audi Merchandise:

Chris Davies from Rowhill Grange impressed East Kent Audi Head of Business Shawn Blake with his Audi knowledge retention to win a Chronograph Audi Watch, potato book author Hilary Steel came close second, winning an Audi Sport jacket.  In third place was Sue Smith from Business Legacy who  won a fantastic kids Audi Mini Quattro ride on car.Chris - Winner of Audi Watch

Shawn commented:

“I was delighted to host The Chefs’ Forum here at the dealership.  It was great to gather chefs and restaurateurs from across the county to collectively boost the profile of local business. I was extremely impressed by the professionalism of the learners at East Kent College and Hit Training – They produced some excellent food. It was also an honour to have Graham Garrett perform Michelin-starred cookery in the showroom – A first for East Kent Audi!”

East Kent Audi will be sending its valued customers to Graham’s restaurant to thank them for buying the prestige cars from its dealership. The Chefs’ Forum is proud to feature an Audi Car Display at each of its quarterly events in Kent to celebrate its partnership with the prestigious Audi brand.

Photography by Manu Palomeque :