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Dingley Dell: Swine, Dine & Snooze!

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I was fortunate again to be involved in one the “Flying visits” bought together by Dingley Dell. I have again shamelessly taken the details below from the Dingley Dell Website

A six course delicious porky feast at the fantastic Titchwell Manor Hotel for ‘Swine, Dine & Snooze!’ Not only did we have a fantastic line up of chefs but we were also very lucky to have Murray Chapman and his very talented ‘ A Passion to Inspire’ catering students joining us.

Seventeen young students from seven colleges were given the chance to work alongside distinguished chefs Eric Snaith and Chris Mann of Titchwell Manor, Russell Bateman from Colette’s At The Grove, Roger Hickman of Hickman’s Restaurant, Phil Thompson of Brocket Hall and Sam Bryant of Stratton’s. The students were all exceptional and were a credit to their respective colleges.

Front of House staff worked with Titchwell Manor’s Mark Dobby and Jamie Aram from Hallgarten Wines as well as Franck-Lin Dalle, the owner of Chateau de Campuget to do the wine pairings.

Diners and students were given a presentation on pork by Mark Hayward and a butchery master class by Glyn Feller of Cleveley’s Butchers.

Carmel Asbury, Head of School of Hospitality at West Suffolk College, said: “This is a great opportunity for our students to get involved with some top chefs in the Country. These students have a Great Experience and we are all looking forward to the next event.

‘I am extremely grateful to have been given the opportunity to work alongside these highly rated professionals and would like to personally thank you all for allowing me to be part of the event.’ – Emma Hatten.

‘I am so grateful. I chose to participate in this fantastic event and got the opportunity to experience first-hand what it is like to work a long side chefs from a 3 Rosette and Michelin star Backgrounds, it was a phenomenal experience I will never forget. To see chefs from various well established restaurants and Hotels to take good care & cook amazing dishes right in front of my eyes was exactly why I wanted to join this certain event. My most memorable highlight I will always remember is talking to the customers upon the entrance of the dish(the apple tar-tatin) I was working on, it was a fantastic event to be apart of and I would definetly do it again.’ Cameron Davies from Wigan and Leigh College.

‘Titchwell Manor has been one of the best experiences I have had. Learning new skills and developing new ones and I particularly enjoyed the wine tasting session. I had a fantastic time working alongside the other students, learning how their courses at college compared with mine. All the hard work that the students, Eric Snaith and his professional team put into the creation of the food was shown with precise detail and quality. I can’t thank the organisers and my tutors enough for letting be part of this prestigious event.’ – Adam Neary from Wigan and Leigh College.

This was the sixth Dingley Dell Flying Visit this year and Dingley Dell hopes to organise more on the same format, with Hospitality students involved, through their links with Murray Chapman, All the support and help from Freedom Food and ‘A Passion to Inspire.’

Over £2,000 was also raised for Hospitality Action.

College students Front of House

Adam Neary – Wigan and Leigh College

Jessica Read – West Suffolk College

Joel Bennett – Cambridge Regional College

Emma Seaman – City College Norwich

Christian Shields – Westminster Kingsway College

College students in the kitchens

Simon Slack – Cambridge Regional College

Joe Brackenbury – City College Norwich

Jack Hazel – Colchester Institute

Freya Taperell -Suffolk New College

Teagan Erichsen -Westminster Kingsway College

Bethany Brame (Advanced Professional Cookery VRQ3)West Suffolk College

Cameron Davies – Wigan and Leigh College

The event has been organised by Master Chef’s Murray Chapman, Eric Snaith and Dingley Dell’s Mark Hayward in collaboration with RSPCA’s Freedom Food, Hospitality Action, A Passion to Inspire and Dingley Dell Pork.

A truly fantastic evening!