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Vegan Chocolate Brownie

Here is a new vegan chocolate brownie recipe that is suitable for easy & delicious. You will need: Topping  60g soya margarine 60g cocoa powder 4 tbsp soya milk 160g  brown sugar 1tsp vanilla essence   Batter 1/4 cup apple sauce or 1 small banana mashed or 1 small  sweet potato 125g white  flour 2 tsp baking […]

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Death by Chocolate Fudge Cake

Adele the newest member of the dexter sales team is an adventurous cook. When given the task of baking a cake she arrived in with this beauty and it was sumptuous! Ingredients: 225g / 8oz plain flour 350g / 12½oz caster sugar 85g / 3oz cocoa powder 1½ tsp baking powder 1½ tsp baking soda 2 free-range eggs 250ml / 9fl […]

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Inspirational dining trip to Peruvian restaurant Andina in Shoreditch

On Thursday 7th January ’16 the chefs from our Monument venue went out for lunch to get some inspiration and ideas for the upcoming months menus for Monument. With the emphasis of catering for the healthy eaters and special dietary needs in mind, we chose to visit Andina, a Peruvian restaurant in Shoreditch. We were […]

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Hannah’s Mad Hatter Tea Party Experience

If you want to experience a magical afternoon whilst indulging in the most exquisite afternoon tea; Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson Hotel is definitely worth a try!   Upon entering the courtyard, you are surrounded by the most wonderful tea stands and bespoke crockery created by Luna & Curious.   Once seated you […]

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Afternoon tea at The Royal Crescent Hotel

Meeting up with an old friend who I first met over 30 years ago deserved a special place for a reunion so we decided to spend the weekend in Bath and to treat ourselves to a Champagne afternoon tea. After looking at various options such as The Pump House and Bailbrook House we decided to […]

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IACC Copper Skillet Competition

Our Marble Arch venue had the pleasure of hosting the annual IACC Copper Skillet cooking competition on Friday afternoon. The venue’s restaurant was transformed into a master chef like kitchen with various stations and a selection of condiments, ingredients and herbs for the chefs to choose from. 20 chefs entered the competition including 4 of […]

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Soil Association Catering Award

We enjoyed a great speech from Prue Leith at the Soil Association Awards last night on the credibility of awards….. “Too many awards can be effectively bought by sponsorship or voting by friends and family” ….. Umm…….. She does have a point. After over a year and over 8 hours of accreditation inspection to a level […]

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Street Feast

On Friday  a group of etc foodies got together to attend the grand opening of Street Feast Model Market . It’s a good idea to get there early as it’s popular and a queue soon starts forming. Also it’s free before 7pm and then £3 after. We managed to consume a 3 course street food feast […]

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something a bit different

I got a R revolution  kit for christmas which i have started playing with, you can do all sorts of things, ie making flavoured caviar balls. flavoured foams and even yoghurt spheres which are liquid on the inside but have a solid exterior,and with the sphere you can place a little fruit inside which floats around  it’s actually amazing […]

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Christmas in the cotsworlds

With having family located all around the world, my family couldn’t get together until the 10th January to celebrate Christmas. So this year it was decided we would do it in style and head into the Cotswolds. It was decided that we would stay in the Lygon Arms Hotel which is in the heart of […]

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