Lifting the Veil with JustSeventy
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by socialpantry
3w ago
A behind the scenes look at wedding planning for the discerning nearlyweds, with the best in the business. In this edition of Lifting the Veil, we speak with Laurie Weitzkorn, a founding member of the boutique team behind the industry leading wedding and events company, JustSeventy. Specialising in luxury, bespoke event management, creative design and production, the team creates memories to last a lifetime, with each event putting innovative, original ideas at the forefront. This results in a catalogue of events different from the rest, prioritising unique experiences that are ..read more
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Recipe: British Asparagus with Apple & Elderflower
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by socialpantry
3w ago
Enjoy this delicate starter highlighting some of the spring/summer season’s star ingredients, asparagus and elderflower. Go one step further and minimise waste in your kitchen by taking leftover lemons and seeded crackers to add punch and crunch to the dish. Norfolk Asparagus, Spent Lemon Vinegar, Apple & Elderflower, Seeded Crumb, Cashew, Wild Rocket Serves 6 Ingredients 18 Spears British Asparagus, woody ends trimmed off 100g Wild Rocket Leftover Seeded Crackers or Cheese Crackers, blended to a chunky crumb 135g Cashews, unsalted, covered with cold water and soaked in the fridge overnigh ..read more
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Reimagining Food ‘Waste’
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by socialpantry
1M ago
Food waste is a prevalent issue throughout the world, but in the events industry it’s a topic that’s front of mind every day. At Social Pantry, our actions are guided by the change we want to see in the world. We’re proud to lead the way for the industry, reducing food waste, running zero-to-landfill kitchens and working alongside responsible partners. Wednesday the 24th April is Stop Food Waste Day, a global day in the calendar aimed at bringing awareness to the food waste issue that we are facing across the globe. It is the largest single  ..read more
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Staging at Zero-Waste Restaurant Silo, by Junior Sous Chef Lulu
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by socialpantry
1M ago
Here at Social Pantry, we invest in our team by promising chefs’ long-term growth and development and support them in widening their culinary horizons through staging. If you’re not familiar with the term, a stage (pronounced “stahj”) is a period of work experience that a chef takes part in to experience different kitchen environments and be exposed to new techniques.  Our Junior Sous Chef, Lulu, has been with the team for over two years now, and has previously completed a stage at the modern Middle Eastern restaurant, Bubala. This year it was her turn to temporarily join the te ..read more
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Recipe: Zero Waste Blood Orange Cake
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by socialpantry
2M ago
Make this delicious, seasonal citrus cake to celebrate Easter. A crowd-pleaser for all ages, this blood orange cake is ideal for family get-togethers. It’s simple, colourful and makes the perfect centrepiece for your Easter table. Swap out the blood oranges for other citrus if you’d prefer – clementines and tangerines are in their peak season between October and January while blood oranges are in their peak from November to April. Similarly, swap out the pistachios for whatever nuts you have in your cupboard. Walnuts, almonds or pecans would work well sprinkled on top of your cake. Zero Waste ..read more
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International Women’s Day 2024 – Women at The Top
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by socialpantry
2M ago
For International Women’s Day 2024, we wanted to put the spotlight on some of the incredible women working at the top of their game within the hospitality industry. Our founder, Alex Head, chose six women across different sectors within hospitality who have directly inspired her over the years. Here, we speak to them about challenges they may have faced being a woman in the industry, the many inspiring moments, and people they’ve discovered, and crucially, the most important piece of advice they’ve ever received. Miriam Haniffa, Founder of PALM HotelRosie Brown, Co-CEO of CookChenai Bukutu, Fo ..read more
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Cooking Up a Storm at HMP/YOI Feltham
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by socialpantry
2M ago
As ever, our work with prisons, charity partners and prison leavers continue in earnest in the background whilst we create incredible luxury events, cater for immersive dining experiences and feed hundreds of workplaces across London. In the years running up to, and months since our café behind bars has opened in HMP/YOI Feltham, we’ve been working closely with the team there to ensure we’re providing all the opportunities we can to prisoners and to those soon to be released. Alongside training up several men in our café kitchen, our Kitchen Manager Danny is training and mentoring them through ..read more
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Lifting the Veil with Studio Sorores
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by socialpantry
3M ago
A behind the scenes look at wedding planning for the discerning nearlyweds, with the best in the business. In this edition of Lifting the Veil, we speak with Jessie Westwood of Studio Sorores, one of the UK’s most sought after wedding planners, who specialises in bijoux, design-led weddings that exude opulence from every corner. With clients across the globe, Studio Sorores’ portfolio of weddings is a jaw dropping collection of the most exquisite nuptials, dripping with style and stand-out beautiful moments, and most often following onto a secret after party, a particular speciality of theirs ..read more
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Recipe: Pumpkin Buttermilk Pancakes
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by socialpantry
3M ago
Served with Caramelised Clementines and Pistachios The original zero-waste recipe, pancakes were made to be stacked high on Pancake Day and enjoyed! This recipe brings a twist to your classic batter by introducing pumpkin puree. Why not buy a pumpkin for roasting a few days before (we have a great Roast Delica Pumpkin recipe!) and save just 100ml of the pulp to use here. As for the toppings, have a look at what you have in the cupboard and feel free to switch it up. You’ve made the pancakes so your rules, anything goes! British Rhubarb is in season and delicious at the moment, so that could m ..read more
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Joining Team SP as an Apprentice: 5 Minutes with Raiel, Junior CDP
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by socialpantry
3M ago
This week marks National Apprenticeship Week, so we wanted to take the chance to spotlight a very special member of Team Social Pantry; Raiel. Raiel joined our team back in 2021 as an apprentice Commis Chef and the first apprentice to join Team Social Pantry! Having previously started her apprenticeship at The Savoy pre-Covid, she joined us looking to finish her course in a catering environment. During her time, she has worked under our Head of Development Sarah in our Events Kitchen, preparing hundreds of canapés for a variety of events, as well as in our Workplace Kitchen, being trained and ..read more
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