whats coming up?
At this time of year people often say to me “Christopher you must be coming to your busy time” Well if the truth be told, every time of year is busy, I think what people mean that as it is Christmas and I must be doing lots of outside catering, when in fact I don’t do any at all! I could go off on a perception blog! but instead here is a little blog about what I am doing over the next few weeks.
Tomorrow morning – Wednesday I am hosting a team building breakfast with business links Fife https://www.businesslinksfife.org.uk/ we will be cooking eggs Benedict! But just how easy is it to make that perfect poached egg, and what a great way to integrate with your co workers by doing something you dont normally do. This is just a small part of what I can offer for team building, a simple cooking session together as a fun experience, through to a full day of activities to take your team out of the office. Or why not have the office party in the new year based on a meal cooked together!
In the evening I will be at Glendoick garden centre and nursery promoting my books and doing a little demo, so do come along and start your Christmas shopping.
I am at the Levenmouth Tourism association on Thursdayhttps://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/leven-p238981 ( yes visitors do come to Leven we have great beaches!) On Sunday I am organising a wonderful food event at Gleneagles https://www.gleneagles.com/ “meet the prodcuer” Where I have invited a range of some of my favourite food people to come and show their goods, meet the Gleneagls team and sell their wonderful products. Mark Bush from Summer harvest oils, Sascha Grierson from Grierson Organics, Jane Sewart from St Andrews Cheese, Mr C’s amazing pies the Marshmallow lady and many more, not to mention demos from the Gleneagles team including one from their new executive chef Warren Brown do come along. In the evening I am giving a presentation on the history of kale in Scotland at the Glasgow Kale festival it’s fully booked which is great.
Monday and Tuesday I am at the lovely charity Christmas fair at Scone palace, it is in aid of Cancer Research and is really a fabulous event I shall be selling signed copies of my books but there are so many other Christmas idea there as well.
Next week is also book week and the Scottish book trust has involved me in various events.https://www.scottishbooktrust.com/book-week-scotland Thursday I shall celebrating the children’s wring of Roald Dahl with a demo for kids and on Saturday 26th I am at the festive fair in the Rothes halls
Sunday I am off to East Lothian for the book event at Colstoun House cook school along with Sue Lawrence, Wendy Barrie and Mark Greenaway, whose new book I am looking forward to seeing.
So that’s the rest of November and whilst I do not do catering as such, I do events where the meal is an important element, but there is a story behind what is eaten and I look at where the meal is to be taken – grand country houses or castle make great venues for dinners but I like to look behind the scenes and present dishes relevant to the season and the place a whole. I can organise a whole evening’s entertainment including wine and whisky tasting, food, history and music.
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