Flying Visit – Westminster Kingsway – Passion to Inspire - Freedom Food – Dingley Dell 11th February 2014 — at The Vincent Rooms - Westminster Kingsway College

Dingley Dell Flying Visit at Westminster Kingsway College

Culinary Arts students from Westminster Kingsway College in London have been given the chance to work alongside top chefs at the latest Dingley Dell Pork Flying Visit, hosted for the first time in a college - Westminster Kingsway College’s own award-winning restaurant, The Vincent Rooms.
Dingley Dell’s Flying Visits are fun evenings where diners experience everything that’s great about pigs and pork, with several pork-loving distinguished chefs visiting each venue to cook a course for a pork tasting menu with matching wines. For the first time ever the event was held in a college at Westminster Kingsway College’s own award-winning restaurant, The Vincent Rooms.

Diners at this unique event were given a Butchery master class by master butchers Kevin Burrows and Tom Roberts, mouth-watering pork dishes introduced by chefs, a selection of wine to match the courses and a short talk on farm animal welfare from the RSPCA ‘s Freedom Food. Professional Chef and Restaurant Diploma students served with International Culinary Diploma student chefs working in the kitchen supporting chefs to create the six course tasting menu, which included:

Live Canapés Eric Snaith - Titchwell Manor with students Rowan Darlow and Elena Bressa 
First Course Sophie Michell - Belgraves Hotel with students Annika Jaramillo and Eun Jin Oh Maple Syrup and Bourbon Glazed Pork Belly with Waldorf Slaw 

Second Course Mark Poynton - Alimentum Restaurant with students Jun Pyo Jeon and In Mi Kim Pork Collar, Onion and Fennel 

Third Course Russell Bateman - Colette’s at The Grove with students James Bye and Jin Lee 9 spice Pork Loin, Cheek, Golden Turnip and Apple 

Dessert Henry Herbert - Hobbs House Bakery with students Luke Pearce and Nyung Namgung Earl Grey, My Grandads brioche and Forced Rhubarb 

Petit Fours Niamh Shields - Eat Like A Girl with students Shokofeh Hejazi and Melissa Hoque

Gary Hunter, Head of Faculty for Hospitality and Culinary Arts at Westminster Kingsway College, said: “Being able to host this event, and to welcome some of our excellent alumni back to their spiritual home, is a testament to the excellent team and facilities we have, all of which provide our students with a real-life working environment to prepare them for working in the industry.

I would like to thank all of the fantastic chefs who have dedicated their time to this event, supporting the next generation of culinary talent in the UK coming through at Westminster Kingsway College.”
Dingley Dell Flying visits are organised in collaboration with RSPCA’s Freedom Food, Hospitality Action and A Passion to Inspire.

Jeremy Cooper, CEO of Freedom Food, said: “Provenance is becoming more and more important in the catering industry and this is has been a great opportunity for us to demonstrate that high standards of welfare are a very important element. We really appreciate the opportunity to demonstrate that to the chefs of tomorrow through our involvement with Flying Visits.”

All proceeds from the event were donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Click here for pictures of the event.

Morning All,

Hope you are all well

Please see feedback from the Fantastic Flying Visit at Westminster Kingsway College.

A big well done to all the 30 students ( 12 Kitchen, 18 FOH ) and especially to Miranda Godfrey and Gary Hunter for hosting the event .

A real pleasure to meet and work with Sophie Michell , Henry Herbert and Niamh Shields for the first time ( thank you for wanting to be involved in the future )

The continued support from Russell Bateman, Eric Snaith and Mark Poynton – always inspirational – thank you

Well chosen wines and a stunning delivery by Lucinda Fraser.

The Charity for the event was Great Ormond Street Hospital – Magic well done to all .

To see pictures of the event please click below – Great support from Daria from Plenty to Declare and Katherine Alano from Caterer and Hotelkeeper

Next week we are in Jersey at The Inn with Highland College and Guernsey at The Pavilion – then a break for the “ Passion to Inspire “ Competition !!

We are planning another Flying Visit towards the end of the year in THE NORTH !!!!!

Thank you all for your help and support

All the best