To celebrate Nutrition & Hydration Week, the Craft Guild of Chefs release top six afternoon tea sandwiches

Catherine Jackson

Catherine Jackson

Other 15th June 2021
Catherine Jackson

To celebrate Nutrition & Hydration Week, the Craft Guild of Chefs release top six afternoon tea sandwiches

Craft Guild of Chefs, the leading professional body for chefs in the UK, has challenged two renowned members to reveal their favourite afternoon tea sandwiches to support the global event Nutrition & Hydration Week. 

Nutrition & Hydration Week (N&H Week) is an annual event that raises awareness of the importance of food and drink as an essential element of care. 

Widely supported by organisations and individuals across the world, the spotlight of this campaign week is its Global Tea Party which takes place on Wednesday, 16th June. During the day, caterers and foodservice professionals are invited to hold activities and tea parties in their organisations to improve nutritional intake for patients in a joyful environment. 

Craft Guild of Chefs joins in this week’s celebrations by sharing six enticing afternoon tea sandwiches aimed to serve as an inspiration for care settings and caterers. 

Andrew Green, Chief Executive of The Craft Guild of Chefs, comments:

‘’At the Craft Guild of Chefs, we have been a firm believer of incorporating good nutrition and hydration as part of a healthy lifestyle. It is fantastic to see Nutrition & Hydration Week going ahead, and it is time to bring everyone together and celebrate life and wellbeing. We hope our afternoon tea recommendations will spark interest amongst caterers and those who are looking to impress during Global Tea Party.’’ 

Matt Owens, development chef of Alliance Group and chairman of the Craft Guild of Chefs recommends an explosion of taste without compromising on the nutritional value. The afternoon tea treat contains the classic coronation chicken, raisin, balsamic onion chutney and it is finished off with a refreshing mango mayonnaise on a fresh roast onion and turmeric bread. 

Another tasty alternative with a twist provided by Matt Owens is oak-smoked salmon, herb cream cheese, and lightly pickled baby cucumber served on a whiskey rye bread. 

Andrew Green, Chief Executive of The Craft Guild of Chefs has shared four of his favourite afternoon tea sandwiches, including the classic combination of chicken breast with tarragon creamed mayonnaise.

Two other vegetarian options made the top list - a refreshing cucumber with cream cheese, dill, and chives on granary bread sandwich - and the British classic - cheddar cheese with chutney on tomato bread. 

Lastly, the Craft Guild of Chefs’ Chief Executive recommends a traditional deli sandwich – pastrami, dill pickle and French mustard served on rye bread.

In these challenging times…

The Staff Canteen team are taking a different approach to keeping our website independent and delivering content free from commercial influence. Our Editorial team have a critical role to play in informing and supporting our audience in a balanced way. We would never put up a paywall and restrict access – The Staff Canteen is open to all and we want to keep bringing you the content you want; more from younger chefs, more on mental health, more tips and industry knowledge, more recipes and more videos. We need your support right now, more than ever, to keep The Staff Canteen active. Without your financial contributions this would not be possible.

Over the last 12 years, The Staff Canteen has built what has become the go-to platform for chefs and hospitality professionals. As members and visitors, your daily support has made The Staff Canteen what it is today. Our features and videos from the world’s biggest name chefs are something we are proud of. We have over 500,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and other social channels, each connecting with chefs across the world. Our editorial and social media team are creating and delivering engaging content every day, to support you and the whole sector - we want to do more for you.

A single coffee is more than £2, a beer is £4.50 and a large glass of wine can be £6 or more.

Support The Staff Canteen from as little as £1 today. Thank you.