On Friday 12th January, Genuine Foodies gathered together in a belated Christmas event to celebrate 2017, re-living the highlights, whilst being treated to decadent dishes and plenty to drink. Penyard House, an historic Genuine Hotel hidden in the Herefordshire countryside, opened its doors from 3pm to welcome guests from all corners of the UK, with attendees representing all companies of Group Genuine.
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”
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
Within our team of dynamic and fashionable foodies we have several individuals who possess a whole host of talents and skills. These skills are not only based within their profession, they are based outside of them too!
A striking individual within our company who is truly passionate about his talents outside the working world Read more
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
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
It’s gone ‘Cupcake Crazy’ this past week as we all celebrate National Cupcake Week. This week has been purely dedicated to our best friends within the food industry, yes we love cupcakes, and we have better relationships with them than we do with people! Read more
We are all getting on our bikes this September in honour of our charity Springboard.
“Springboard is a charity responsible for helping young people achieve their potential, and nurtures unemployed people of all ages by aiding them getting into work, particularly within the hospitality sector and industry.” Read more
A great day is among us as we wish a ‘Happy Birthday’ to our PhatBouy Read more