Monday, 22 December 2014

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Food Labelling legislation….a sledgehammer to crack a nut allergy?

This December (13th) a new legislation comes into force concerning the labelling of all unpackaged foods.  From 13th all food outlets must be able to say if any of their dishes contain one or more of the 14 allergens specified in the new legislation.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

How to run a successful kitchen....In the Beginning

I can hardly believe it myself but last week I celebrated 14 years here at One Great George Street, and it’s only when I look back to that distant June in 2000 that I realise just how far we have come as a company and a catering operation.
Food and Beverage Menus Event Venue
The modern day catering offering

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Baking with Bertinet

I had the perfect start to 2014!  After a fabulous festive break I was lucky enough to attend the Richard Bertinet cookery school on a five day bread making course, which was without doubt the most enjoyable training I have had for years.

Monday, 4 November 2013

A Harvest of Halloween Horrors

With Halloween once again upon us I've brought out my precious pumpkin carving equipment and got the creative juices flowing.....before I show you my final 2013 creation I wanted to take you down memory lane and remind you of my previous incarnations.....

Monday, 17 June 2013

Embassy events drive demand for cultural cuisine

The OGGS Brazilian Navy ‘Pastel de Carne’
Photograph by Izabela Bartusik (Food and Beverage Supervisor at One Great George Street)

A little while back I wrote about the growing demand for culturally-themed menus. Following my posts, under the headings ‘World of Cuisines in my Westminster Kitchen’ and ‘Growing Appetite for Bespoke themed menus’ we are getting more requests for themed menus based on particular cultures. It is helped by the many diplomatic missions based in our locality, leading to calls from embassy PA’s and secretaries who are looking to host Westminster dining events for diplomats and other embassy employees.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

My Chilli Con Carne and Bevil's Lunch Club

Photograph by Izabela Bartusik (Food and Beverage Supervisor at One Great George Street)
Life is full of interesting people and it is just wonderful to get off the treadmill of life in London and take time to chat with them. Shelley Coleman from our catering team recently had the chance to sit down with a character from Railway Engineering. Here is the resulting guest blog post from her, which I trust you will enjoy reading.