Want to learn how to prepare and cook fish? Billingsgate Market staff are running a Summer Seafood School for families with children aged 7 to 13 on mornings and afternoons in August. But they do all kinds of other events and training too...I feel a SuffolkFoodie outing coming on...
I was invited to the West Suffolk College this week to speak to the 1st year BTEC students in the morning and the Introduction to Catering students in the afternoon. Which meant lunch at Zest Restaurant and a tour of the kitchens in the middle. It never ceases to amaze me of the high standards and professionalism achieved by both the students and the lecturers in the Catering and Hospitalty Faculty. Bury definitely has got talent!
Wow! I just ate Plaice Florentine at Zest; the training restaurant attached to West Suffolk College. It was absolutely perfect. They have a sweet trolley too, and today it featured a Malted Chocolate Tart, Strawberry Bavarois, Rose scented Creme Brulee and a hot option of Sticky Toffee Pudding. You can't buy the ingredients for the £9.50 charged for 3 courses. Book a table and see for yourself. They also do a fabulous new takeaway menu.
As some of the first food bloggers to start writing in the UK our sixteen year old blog is noted by many in the industry for it's longevity and accuracy regarding the world of food. We are hospitality trained, between us worked as a hotel inspector, chef and a food taster and written extensively about food and food trends - how to cook, what to eat and where to go. Ruth continues to work as a freelance consulant to food led hospitality and tourism businesses. Take a look at her website here. We have been invited to attend promotions and contribute to feedback for many in the food industry over the years including the Suffolk Magazine Food and Drink Awards, the Suffolk Food Hall and and Broads Authority "Eating out on the Broads". We work with PR companies to promote new openings and food events. If you invite paying guests into your home then invite us to your supper club, or if you want to share a recipe, send it to us. Ruth is based in Suffolk and Claire spends much of her time in London, so we travel everywhere for good food - Abroad if necessary. We are always on the look out for new trends, exciting new producers and innovative businesses in the world of food and drink.
For many years Ruth has catered for interesting food events with a wide range of clients. Her speciality is cooking over a campfire in her South African Potjies. Ruth is a personal licence holder and holds a 5 star food hygiene rating. You will find her Little House of Cooking blog pages here.
If you would like to be·featured on the site, tell·us and we will do our best to promote you. We are always looking for a new Dish of the Day so submit your picture and your favourite recipe and it could be you. And if you do find something or somewhere nice, give other suffolkfoodies your feedback by telling us about it.