The Staff Canteen Live 2019 Networking Lunch at Matt Worswick's The Latymer

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 12th March 2019

This month's TSCLive Networking Lunch was held at Michelin-starred The Latymer at Pennyhill Park.

We headed back to Matt Worswick's Michelin-starred The Latymer at Pennyhill Park for this month's Networking Lunch - 17 chefs joined our sponsors for a six course bespoke tasting menu prepared by Matt and his team.

Chefs 

Shantibhushan Lal, Executive Chef, JKS Restaurants Brigadiers London; Gavin Dunn, Group Executive Chef, ISS;  Keiron Stevens, Sous Chef, Adam's; Nuno Goncalves, Executive Chef, D&D London; Andreas Bollanos, Executive Chef, SushiSamba
Thomas Kirby, Head Banqueting Chef, Exclusive Hotels; David Hughes, Head of Culinary, The Leatherhead Club; Adam Summers, Senior Sous, The Waterside InnTim Allen, Chef Owner, The Flitch of Bacon; Ben Dutson, Divisional Executive Chef, Sodexo; Debbie Nicholls, Head Chef, Coal Rooms; Chris Bassett, Head Chef, Quality Chop House; Lee Cooper, Development Chef, Ice Cook School; Claudio Cardoso, Corporate Chef, Billionaire Life Group; Christian Sharp, Head Chef, Cornerstone; Jack Hazell, Head Chef, Tredwells and Shaun Lawson, Head Chef, Twickenham

Menu

Snacks

Jamon Iberico ham with bergamot

Truffle parmesan cheese gougères

Smoked baba ganoush, cardamom yoghurt and Bombay mix 

Bread

Sourdough bread, Abernethy Irish butter and fermented black garlic emulsion  

Colchester Oyster

Poached oyster, pickled apple, Attilus Oscietra caviar and marigold,

garnished Borage Cress and Blinq Blossom from Koppert Cress

Pouilly Fumé, Domaine De Ladoucette, Loire Valley, France, 2017

Norwegian Skrei cod

Poached Norwegian Skrei cod loin, spiced Brixham crab and sauce américaine

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Norwegian Skrei cod

Barolo Pietrin, Conterno, Piedmont, Italy, 2014 

Herdwick Hogget

Rack of hogget, heritage potato, wild garlic, morels and smoked goat’s curd

Cabernet Sauvignon, Hartenberg, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2015

Strawberry and vanilla tart

Fraises des bois strawberry (from les vergers boiron), vanilla and lemon verbena 

Chocolate

Chocolate délice, milk crumble and yoghurt sorbet

Le Cèdre Malbec Vintage, Château du Cèdre, South West, France , 2015

The menu at The Latymer

The headline sponsor of this month's lunch was Les Vergers Boiron which featured in the dessert, Strawberry and vanilla tartFraises des bois strawberry (from les vergers boiron), vanilla and lemon verbena.

Before the first course guests enjoyed snacks of Jamon Iberico ham with bergamot, truffle parmesan cheese gougères and smoked baba ganoush, cardamom yoghurt and Bombay mix.

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Colchester Oyster

Other dishes which featured on the menu were Poached oyster, pickled apple, Attilus Oscietra caviar and marigold, garnished Borage Cress and Blinq Blossom from Koppert Cress and Poached Norwegian Skrei cod loin, spiced Brixham crab and sauce américaine.

Matt also served his signature dessert, chocolate délice, milk crumble and yoghurt sorbet.

What the chefs and sponsors had to say about The Staff Canteen Live networking lunch at The Latymer

Tony Prince from Williams Refrigeration said: "Today was fantastic, I got to meet a lot of new people and I did some great networking - there was an interesting selection of chefs who are all interested in buying equipment in the future which is brilliant for Williams as a business."

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chocolate délice, milk crumble

and yoghurt sorbet

On whether he would recommend the lunches to other suppliers he said: "One hundred percent! It's a way to get your foot in the door with companies and chefs you wouldn't normally be in touch with."

Representing the headline sponsor,  Les Vergers Boiron, Julia Guiho said: "This was my first time attending one of The Staff Canteen lunches, it was a nice opportunity for me to speak with the end users.  I'm used to working with the distributors and not the chefs even though we have some chefs who have been using our product for thirty or forty years!

"Because the chefs were from a range of different sectors across the industry, I had the opportunity to talk about all of our products and specifically those suited to each chef and where they work."

As well as enjoying a great free lunch, the chefs were encouraged to network with their peers as well as suppliers. Andreas Bollanos, Executive Chef at SushiSamba said: "It's been a great experience, especially being able to mingle with other chefs outside of the kitchen. 

"The sponsors were all big names, who are very established in the market and we already work with quite a lot of them - this is a great opportunity for chefs to meet them."  

Also enjoying The Latymer was Keiron Stevens, Sous Chef at Adam's, he said: "It was a great lunch and I really enjoyed it. The food was phenomenal!"

On our sponsors he said: "The Skrei cod was fantastic and Hans from Norwegian Seafood was really easy to talk to. I wear whites from Chefs Works already so it was great to see them here."

latymer sponsor logos

The lunch was sponsored by Seafood from NorwayZenith HygieneKoppert Cress, ChefWorks UK and Ireland, Williams Refrigeration and Les Vergers Boiron.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 12th March 2019

The Staff Canteen Live 2019 Networking Lunch at Matt Worswick's The Latymer