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”
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
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
A great day is among us as we wish a ‘Happy Birthday’ to our PhatBouy Read more
When it comes to summertime, and the tasty topic of alfresco dining reaches us we genuinely jump at the chance of joining in. We simply love food, and love nothing better than indulging in some truly delicious meals teamed with the ambience of the gorgeous outdoors – who wouldn’t love it! (As long as the weather permits obviously!) Read more
An important week on the culinary calendar has encompassed us in a healthy eating, meat free frenzy; that week being National Vegetarian Week running from 18th – 24th May.
Being vegetarian has never been so fashionable as it is now becoming quite a popular trend nationally, and more recently the news has recorded that ‘there are more than half a million vegans in Britain’. Therefore, providing vegetarian and vegan friendly food has never been so important, ensuring that all dietary requirements and restrictions are adhered to in the meals we provide.Read more
As quickly as the New Year has approached, so has our dreaded New Year’s Resolutions too (sigh!) So that means not only do we have to cut down on the fatty foods, and cut down on the snacking, but we MUST also truly evolve into a super fit, super health freak bunny – quite literally. Read more