I’m so excited to tell you about our recent success at “The Wessex Salon Culinaire”! It’s no secret that Warner has an excellent variety of restaurants, award-winning chefs and serves delicious food to guests at every meal. We have a team preparing hearty breakfasts, delicious three-course meals and tasty afternoon teas. We have so much going on with our menus and food developments it’s a really exciting time for Warner.
We have 13 properties dotted around the UK and a few of our Restaurant Teams recently competed in the annual crafts guild “Wessex Salon Culinaire”. The event took place on the 3rd and 4th of April and it the UK’s largest live culinary competition! The competition has grown hugely in recent years and now has nearly 800 entrees. The day includes everything from food display, front of house and live cooking.
Following on from the happy success at the Welsh competition held a few weeks ago where Warner had great success we managed to take home:
4 Gold Medals “Two best in class”
2 Silver Medals “One Best in class”
7 Bronze Medals “Two best in class”
It was a delight to see that some of the younger members in our team were awarded some great medals. Ruben from Gunton Hall Hotel is just 23 and took home 2 Bronze Medals! At Warner we constantly work as a team; the younger chefs were mentored by David Grinrod (Food Development Manager, Jason Wardill, Gary Griffiths and Kiran Selvarajan (our very experienced Head Chefs at Thoresby Hall Hotel, Bodelwyddan Castle and Nidd Hall Hotel).
The competition is judged by some of the top judges in the country and is in line with Hotel Olympia. The competition also attracts hotels such as Chewton Glen Hotel, Lime House Hotel , Crown Moran Hotel and many other local high-end restaurants which are rated as 5*.
The Warner team prepared scrumptious meals such as:
Venison, lamb loin and shoulder beignet with chilled ginger, chocolate crumb and slow gin jelly
Caphilly & chive filled Tortellini, carrot puree, crisps and oil
15 selections of bread roll’s , baskets made of bread and other garnishes
It is an amazing achievement for us at Warner to have competed against some tough competition and won so many Medals!
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