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
The Genuine Dining Co. are delighted to announce today the acquisition of Feng Sushi, the London based Japanese restaurant. The business will continue to be managed and operated by the Feng Sushi management team, who will report in to Chris Mitchell, CEO of Group Genuine. Feng Sushi will run as a separate entity and will become part of the Group.… Read more →
Is it not every entrepreneur’s aspiration to have an office located in the middle of the most innovative, invigorating and intriguing part of London? Stylish Dutch born office concept Spaces has come to the rescue! Choosing the crème de la crème of locations for their first international Spaces location; the inspirational, fun-filled working environment can be found in the newly refurbished… Read more →
Here at Genuine Dining Co, Caffeine is the foundation of our food pyramid. So we quite literally jumped at the chance to visit the Magical World of Mozzo, where all things smell and taste delicious. Mozzo Coffee is well known for its fabulous coffee that’s unquestionable – however, what sets Mozzo truly apart is there history, heart and helping hands.… Read more →
Jascots Wine kindly visited The Genuine Dining Co Team to help expand our wine knowledge whilst perfecting our palates with a worldwide trend: #WineWednesdays. Can you match the correct dish with the perfect wine, do you know your reds from your whites; hold onto your glasses as you’re in for a ‘Genuine’ training treat! Do not throw in the… Read more →
There are days when I thank the employment Gods for blessing me with a vocation that surrounds me with food, catering and creativity. This was one of those days. The Genuine Dining Team had the chore of Wine Training our way through 6 exquisite wines with the Sommelier specialists at Jascots Wine. Hard day at the Office! There’s an understanding… 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 →
It’s 11am; breakfast was eaten a lifetime ago and lunch a lifetime away. The Genuine Dining Co team have innocently followed our noses to The Old Coffee Café at Shepperton Studios, with the good intentions of just acquiring a coffee, HONEST! This was until our senses were lavishly caressed with the sweet seduction of cakes, pastries, and meringues. A trifecta of goodies,… Read more →