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The Social Diner is a gourmet supper club with a big impact. We invite an extraordinary chef to cook a four course menu alongside our apprentices.
November 3rd is our very own chef founder's turn! Simon Boyle started his career at the Savoy and has since worked on 5* Minerva cruise ships, cooked for Saudi Princes and in prestigious settings such as Mossimans. He's the culinary ambassador for unilever and recently received the People's Choice Award from the Craft Guild of Chefs.
Tickets and more details here.
The Social Diner
with Chris King
Chris has been Executive chef at The Langham London since 2015, and oversees the food and beverage throughout the property, including the newly opened tavern The Wigmore.
When Michel Roux Jr and his father Albert opened their first collaboration in 19 years, Roux at the Landau at The Langham, Chris was appointed Head Chef.
Michel says of his protege, " Chris King is a rising star and his menus reflect the Roux trademark style of classically-constructed French dishes, blended with today's tastes for lighter choices. He has a modern approach to combining ingredients and a contemporary style of presentation".
The Social Diner does what is says on the tin so expect to meet new people, eat Michelin Star food and see Chris at work with our apprentices in our open kitchen at Brigade.
This is a one-off event and tickets are limited.
A welcome drink is included in the ticket price. Additional drinks will then be available to purchase.
Freshlife applications are now open!
A five-day long interactive workshop that uses food as a catalyst to motivate and inspire people who have been at risk of, or have experienced, homelessness.
During Freshlife, participants will:
- Learn about food and nutrition.
- Be trained in basic cooking and knife skills.
- Take an inspirational trip and participate in team-building exercises, and
- Get an introduction to Get Stuck In and the Beyond Food United Kitchen Apprenticeship programme and get the opportunity to apply if eligible.
Starting August 2017
To apply for Freshlife, please click here or alternatively get in touch with Jan, our Support and Progression Manager on:
- 07805 688 293
We look forward to hearing from you!
The Social Diner
with Shay Cooper
Shay is Executive chef at one of London's finest establishments- The Dining Room at the Goring Hotel (where Kate Middleton spent her last night before becoming the Duchess of Cambridge). Shay gained his first Michelin Star at The Bingham before repeating the feat at the Goring.
Shay reinvents British food with a sense of fun and magic. Expect an elegant and captivating four course menu.
The Social Diner does what is says on the tin so expect to meet new people, eat Michelin Star food and see Shay at work with our apprentices in our open kitchen at Brigade.
Tickets are limited and this is a one-off event so book quick to avoid disappointment. Our last event sold out weeks in advance.
A welcome drink is included in the ticket price. A Sommelier will be at the event and additional drinks available to purchase.
Please let us know dietary requirements in advance.
The four course menu is currently being devised by Shay and will be announced shortly.
NVQ Graduation Celebration
On Tuesday 9th May we held a graduation ceremony for 19 apprentices from Cohorts 5 to 10 who have successfully completed their NVQ training and are now qualified professional chefs! We were grateful to be able to hold the event at the stunning Searcys Pavilion Road, where graduates and their guests enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea before the ceremony.
The event marked the end of a journey for the apprentices which started with Freshlife and ended with gaining a Level 2 NVQ qualification, culinary skills and friends for life.
We wish the apprentices all the best for their future careers in the kitchen, and beyond!