Category: The Genuine Dining Co

Genuine Dining Co. crowned ‘Caterer of the Year’

We are delighted to announce that The Genuine Dining Co. has been chosen as ‘Caterer of the Year’ at the 2017 Foodservice Cateys.

This prestigious award is a recognition of our drive and ability to deliver an exceptional service, day in, day out. The Genuine Dining Co. constantly challenge the definition of an outsourced foodservice, looking for new ways to innovate, develop and respond to changes within the UK hospitality scene.Read more

Drumroll for…The Genuine Cupcake Competition 2017

In August, chefs across the Genuine Dining Co. whipped out their spatulas and baked, piped and iced all manner of wonderful and tasty creations. From Reece’s pieces inspired treats to chocolate orange and pink, sprinkled icing, the competition was fierce. The pictures below of the competition entries will certainly get your mouth watering!

      

 

Kerri in action, whipping up a delight!

The cupcakes were scored out of thirty, with ten points each awarded for taste, presentation and creativity. After a week of scoring and more importantly, cupcake eating, the scores were finalised! It was a close call, but the winner was Kerri, with her Heavenly Divine Racker Lemon Cheesecake Cupcakes.

Kerri’s cupcakes proved too hard to resist as she sealed the deal with her lemon infused sponge, topped with cream cheese icing, biscuit crumbs and homemade candied lemon peel. These cupcakes are an indulgence not to be missed.

Congratulations Kerri!

To celebrate National Cupcake Week from the 18th – 24th September, we encouraged chefs and customers of the Genuine Dining Co. to get involved and recreate the winning cupcake, using Kerri’s recipe.

An exclusive recipe card was distributed, encouraging bakers to get out their cake trays and rustle up a lemony delight. Check out our Instagram (thegenuinediningco) and Twitter (@GenuineDining) to see our celebrations of all things cupcake, in particular, our competition winining, Divine Racker cupcake.

  

“The Heavenly Divine Racker Lemon Cheesecake Cupcake”

 

 

GenChef 2017

On Wednesday 28th June, we hosted the first ever Genuine Chef competition final, and we would like to thank everyone who was involved in making the whole event such a huge success! The finalists with Chris: Ben Gibson (Head Chef), Dave Spence (Head Chef), Manas Sardar (Head Chef), Hannah Williams (Senior Chef De Partie), Tom Bunting (Junior Sous Chef), Alex… Read more →

Guest Blog: Winter Wedding Ideas

We just love a winter wedding! The idea of a dusky winter colour palette mixed with touches of festive colours and décor along with lovely icy weather outside and roaring fires inside can make for a gorgeous occasion. That said, brides who have their hearts set on winter nuptials should tread carefully, as there’s a fine line between having a wintery celebration and ending up with an all-out Christmas theme.

That’s not to say that you shouldn’t acknowledge the season, but you want to ensure your guests don’t come away feeling like they’ve just been at a rather elaborate Christmas dinner as opposed to an actual wedding. Not sure where to begin? Read on for some tips from Samantha at The Wedding Secret to create an elegant winter wedding without the Christmas theme!

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May is Asparagus Month!

April showers have certainly brought May flowers… and amazing asparagus! May is National Asparagus Month and we are lucky to have fresh, Kentish asparagus delivered straight to our doors by our produce supplier Foodari. They source all of their produce directly from farms across southeast England to provide as many local products to us as possible. Their asparagus is no different, grown and cultivated by the Dyas family at Sevenscore farm in Manston, Kent. Read more

The Genuine Chef Forum gets baking!

Our Genuine Foodies got the opportunity of a lifetime… to make artisan breads and cakes in one of the best artisanal wholesale bakeries in the UK, The Bread Factory! This bakery is one of only a handful left that make all of their breads by hand, relying on the baker’s keen senses to determine the quality of their beautiful products. They have returned to the basics, taking great care to produce the highest quality products in the most ethically and environmentally friendly ways. Read more

PART ONE of our journey for innovative products – Thirsty Trends!

The Genuine Dining Co. is always on the lookout for new, bespoke, and innovative food and drink trends that we can bring to the forefront of our service. We are aware that the food and beverage industry is constantly changing, growing, and evolving to meet the demands of customers and clientele; to offer something totally unique whilst rivalling the competition. We try our best to stay ahead of these trends whilst sourcing products that are completely in tune with our company ethos, and produce in which our customers can really get excited about! Read more