Our Gastronomic Hub
National Curry Week
To celebrate National Curry Week Development Chef Simon has been busy in the Freshview development kitchen cooking up some delicious dishes.
His selection included: –
• Sweet potato & chickpea masala finished with curry oil and coriander
• Banana blossom bhajis with coconut raita
• Karam Saag Aloo, a heavenly combination of potatoes, kale and spices topped with coriander spiced yoghurt
• Roasted king scallop with curried butternut squash puree, granny smith apple, spiced toasted pumpkin seeds, curry oil and micro coriander
Busy chefs! Busy kitchens! Help is on hand!
Our development kitchen diary is always busy these days, as more and more of our customers join us and our chef Simon to share knowledge and their experiences with food.
Tasked recently with coming up with some autumnal menu ideas, Simon got stuck in and we invited some of the guys from Upstairs At The Grill and Bar Lounge in Chester to join us for an afternoon of food. It proved to be another huge success, and Simon really nailed the brief. We use these exercises to discuss food, new product arrivals, exciting vegan options, allergen awareness, cooking methods, share ideas, and never to coach or instruct chefs. The visits are becoming known as a knowledge exchange and in no way a training event in a kitchen.
Our development kitchen is open to all our customers, as is the expertise of our chef. We love getting involved and assisting whenever possible, remember Simon spends much of his time on menu development and trialling new and exciting products we are always looking to add to our range of goods whilst many of you are extremely busy in your own kitchens cooking for your customers. Drawing on our own experiences, even the most accomplished chefs (including our Simon) benefit from sharing wisdom and ideas for inspiration.
Many of our customers are utilising Simon and our kitchen as a free resource, some returning on a regular basis for cook off’s and to share ideas on the next new menus. If you would like to take advantage of our kitchen and Simon contact your account manager to arrange the appointment. Great food, innovative ideas, what’s not to like?
National Burger Day (UK)
Development Chef Simon has been treating the staff to some epic burgers as we’ve been celebrating National Burger Day (UK) at Freshview, all using a variety of excellent burger carriers from our friends at Speciality Breads. His selection included: –
• Vegan Eden bun, vegan cornflake crusted soy “chicken” with vegan mayo, lettuce tomato and roast onion jam
• Rustic brioche, butter milk southern fried chicken with Korean kohlrabi slaw
• Tennessee bun, black and blue burger, Cajun spiced wagyu burger with blue cheese and smoked bacon
• Pepper bun, “Rossini burger”, wagyu beef burger, chicken liver parfait, onion jam and truffle jus
• Brioche bun, double smoked bacon, mature cheddar cheese and a wagyu beef burger
Needless to say, there was a long queue at the door of our development kitchen for this free treat for our staff. Thanks Chef!
Today our good friend and expert forager Alysia Vasey came into Freshview with a delivery of foraged goodies for our Development Chef Simon, so what delights came out of the kitchen?
• Crispy puffball mushroom with sautéed saint george mushroom, pickled shimeji mushroom & foraged mushroom ketchup
• Seared wild salmon with sea plantain risotto, lobster sauce & sea purslane
• Baked custard tart with sweet woodruff ice-cream
A true treat for our Freshview Foods sales team, thanks Chef and also a big thank you to Alysia for giving us so much of your precious time, much appreciated!
Chef entertaining some of our customers, demonstrating how surprisingly great vegan food can be!
Alternative burgers, with no compromises on flavour or enjoyment!
More Veganuary gastronomy from Simon, our development chef.
Perhaps the best tasting lemon meringue pie we have ever tasted!
Simon’s been busy in the development kitchen, making a spiced roast pineapple with mango and passion fruit sorbet complimented with spiced oat crumbs and a pina colada style syrup.
It tastes even better than it looks!
Freshview Foods are delighted to announce that our brand new development kitchen is open!
Our development chef Simon has a wealth of experience and is looking forward to meeting and working with our customers during 2019 and beyond!