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!
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.
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”
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 →
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
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
As the festive party season draws near (seriously how are we in November already), we are taking a little trip down memory lane where we hosted our very own branded Festival. (Yes this was a while ago as we are aware it is far too cold for a festival now!) Read more
One of the most highly anticipated days for those within the Head Office sector of The Genuine Dining Co. was finally upon us. The event in question being: The Genuine Dining Co. Managers’ Meeting 2016. (In other words just another of many opportunities for us all to socialise and have a drink or two – so much for #DryJanuary oooops!) Read more →
The Genuine Dining Co celebrates National Vegetarian Week in style (this week) with complimentary promotions for the tree-huggers among us (well somebody has to be!) In a true tradition we present to you some of the nation’s most favourite vegetables along with some deliciously, desired dishes. Warning for the culinary carnivores of the world this is a ‘meat-free’ zone with… Read more →
For those health conscious foodie fashionista’s amongst us, we present to you currently strutting the culinary catwalk; Genuine Dining’s top 6 trends of the 2015 spring collection: 1. Spinach Spinach is one of those foods you will either love or hate, and at GD we are teaming with Popeye on this spring favourite as a recommended one of your five… Read more →
After months of preparation, the day had finally come! Our very much anticipated ‘An Evening with Luke Johnson’ had arrived. The evening was designed to unite friends and colleagues of The Genuine Dining Co. to not only celebrate the launch of our new catering partnership with Pinewood Studios @ Shepperton, but to launch Genuines’ sister company ‘Genuine Events’. The… Read more →