7th May 2016

The Wonders of achieving Gold

 

One of the things we love about event catering, and the delivery of the total experience, is the amazing food our talented team of chefs deliver. In particular we love the adventures they can have with the dishes (although at other events I’ve attended I have sometimes seen the line between the ridiculous and sublime can be harrowingly wobbly!)

 

Recently we had an amazing evening showcasing one of our favourite venues, Watermen’s. The location is so accessible, and central, being perfectly situated next to Monument station. It has oodles of charm and a long history to match the lovely intimate venue. ...

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29th April 2016

A life on the river’s edge.

It was a privilege to be part of a recent event at our very own Watermen’s Hall, apart from the food and company, one highlight was to hear from the past master Ken Dwan speak about how his family had been in the Watermen trade for 500 years. What is a Waterman, one may ask?

Well, a Waterman is a river worker who transports passengers, as a form of transport within city centres, and the Company of the Watermen are actively involved in providing apprenticeships in the ‘water trade’ especially associated with the River Thames.

In 1555, through an Act of Parliament, ...

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22nd April 2016

Making the most of the great outdoors

The arrival of May brings with it the enticement of outdoor festivities. I’ve found that one of my favourite ways to ritualise the coming of spring is to plan a fantastic day of picnicking with friends and family. While the payoff is massive, planning a day out can entail more considerations than you might think. If you’re looking to plan a day of picnicking, there are a few tips that will give you a head start in ensuring your picnic is a great success.

Although London has some stunning parks that provide a great setting for a day of al fresco ...

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15th April 2016

Adapting to London and my first job as a graduate

I was very lucky to be interviewed by Inn or Out Events as soon as I was looking for a job and then only a few weeks later I started. Going to your first real life job interview is a very nervous thing and nothing can prepare you for it. I’d done interviews before for other jobs but not one that your whole future could depend on. Once I accepted the position it was on to the next scary steps - find a flatmate and a flat that’s affordable in an area not too pricey and not too far from ...

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9th April 2016

Salters’ Hall

As the new Head of Operations for Inn and Out Events, I would like to say how delighted I am to be a part of such a dynamic and esteemed company, a concern so connected to the vast and wondrous city that is London.

In our busy, often hectic work life, we don't always stop and think about how remarkable a place London is especially the City of London, or the Square Mile.  It is mind-boggling to consider, when we pound its pavements that we are but the latest inhabitants in the two thousand year history of a thriving metropolis. The organisations ...

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1st April 2016

Spring is the best season!

Spring is upon us; to me it is my favourite season. Little glimpses of sunshine and getting our natural doses of vitamin D! Daffodils blooming and the wonderful smell of freshly cut grass, all your senses are awakening for the summer! One of my favourite things to do on these chilly but sunny days is to walk along the Thames from Hammersmith Bridge all the way to Putney Bridge it can be so rejuvenating. ​Passing the dog walkers and families who are also appreciating a glorious day out, if you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend it!

Now that we have ...

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25th March 2016

What to do this Easter

The Easter Bank holiday weekend is now upon us, giving a great chance to celebrate the beginning of spring. There is a plethora of Easter events being held in or around London over this weekend, from Easter Egg Hunts at National Trust properties, a chocolate market at Duke of York Square to the Business Design centre which has over 60 artisan chocolatiers exhibiting. If prepared to travel further afield there is the renowned Easter Egg Hunt held in the magnificent setting of Leeds Castle in Kent, a really exceptional day out for those with little ones. For a contrast, from ...

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21st March 2016

Watermen’s Hall – A luncheon not to be missed

The events world can present challenges on a daily basis. However it can also provide opportunities for amazing experiences.

During my short time with Inn or Out Events I have dined in some of the most beautiful and iconic venues, none more so then in the decadent surroundings of Watermen’s Hall.

Last week I was privileged to dine at the River Thames Luncheon Club, which provides guests with the opportunity to indulge themselves in the enchanting 18th Century Georgian surroundings.

The River Thames Luncheon Club is a monthly lunch, open to the public, offering the finest bistro style cuisine. The meal consists of ...

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11th March 2016

Perkee Coffee – Fairtrade and Sustainable

Pic - Gareth Iwan Jones

Event catering is all about glamour and glitz, divine food and slick service. However we believe there is so much more impact it can have. How? Answer: by decisions we make on what we buy.

Within the parent company of our business, which is more corporate led the subject of sustainability and corporate social responsibility is a big driver. It's something the bartlett mitchell parent company has won many awards for, and remain (till next week), the champion! This was by achieving the highest scores at the Sustainable Restaurant Association, and therefore the most Sustainable Food ...

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6th March 2016

Great tasting produce, low food miles and thriving businesses.

I love the local factor. Cooking with fresh local produce where quality and taste is obvious, where the producers receive a good price for their product and businesses working synergistically together is one of my favourite subjects.

Great Food. Great Quality. Great Businesses

Having been raised in a household where vegetables for dinner came from the garden, the range was plentiful; Chinese pak choi, spring onions, marrows, spaghetti melons, strawberries, plums and cherries just to give you an idea. We were spoilt, and when the season was over, crops were set aside for seeds. I distinctly remember rubbing the crispy husks and ...

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