A seasonal celebration

first_imgWholesaler Bako London recently welcomed over 70 guests to its Wimbledon premises for a seasonal-themed open day.Visitors had the chance to check out ideas for Halloween and Christmas from a variety of ingredients and finished product suppliers at the event.Puratos came along to unveil its new Belcolade easy-temper chocolate. Dave Dunn, artisan and distribution sales manager, explained that the new range gives bakers an easy route to creativity.Meanwhile, Macphie showcased a festive range, with twists on tradition including crumbled topped cinnamon mince pies.Welsh pie company Lewis Pies was also at the show, with national accounts manager Dave Phillips revealing the company had seen 40% growth since taking over the accounts of Celtic Savouries after it went bust earlier this year.DCL Yeast’s sales manager Jeremy Richards educated visitors about its new Kastalia liquid yeast refrigerated dispenser, which works much like an ice- cream dispenser.Bakery supplier Ireks took the opportunity to show off its pumpkin bread mix, which can be used for Halloween biscuits and the National Association of Master Bakers (NA) demonstrated its online food hygiene course, available in Polish or English.IT manager Peter Wilbourn said the course was originally launched in English, with the Polish version added last year. Now 40% of sales are of Polish tutorials. The NA is to launch a Portuguese version, he added, due to demand from bakers in areas of Norfolk and Suffolk.BakeMark UK brought some festive presentational ideas for its cake mixes, including cakes baked in the shape of a star with a marbled top of mincemeat.Unifine, meanwhile, showcased chocolate decorations for premium Christmas cakes and two-dimensional icing sugar shapes.Pie company Peter Hunt’s Jim Watkiss demonstrated new ’snap’ hot sausage rolls. These are made from one long sausage roll tube with grid lines on it, which can be snapped into mini sausage rolls.And supplier Bakels showed off festive ideas including Christmas cakes and cheesecakes, and a dense new brownie mix.Meanwhile, Renshaw displayed brightly iced seasonal products including mini Christmas puddings and festive cupcakes.Bako London plans to hold its next open-day in May. nlast_img read more

New star of Maritime Museums fleet of unique venue spaces

first_imgNew star of Maritime Museums fleet of unique venue spacesNew star of Maritime Museums fleet of unique venue spacesOn Thursday 8th February 2018, the Australian National Maritime Museum’s fabulous new waterfront venue, the Endeavour Pavilion played host to the who’s-who of the MICE and travel industry with a spectacular grand-opening event which offered guests live entertainment, a red-carpet entrance and mouth-watering welcome cocktails of gin, pomegranate and rosemary.Named after Captain Cook’s majestic vessel and its on-site replica, the HMB Endeavour, the Endeavour Pavilion is an exciting new addition to the wharves of the Australian National Maritime Museum (the Museum). In addition to its prime waterfront location overlooking the stunning harbour, the Endeavour Pavilion also offers all-inclusive event packages, with everything from venue hire to catering and furniture looked after on site.A bespoke marquee from White Umbrella, the Endeavour Pavilion can be arranged to suit any event from cocktail parties, weddings, Christmas parties, product launches, corporate functions and award ceremonies, to large sit-down lunches or dinners. Nestled elegantly amongst historic vessels and set against the spectacular backdrop of the Sydney skyline and Darling Harbour, the venue offers guests a unique setting for a function with a wow factor.Event and function specialists from 212F, MCI Group, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Exhibitions and Trade Fairs (ETF) and International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC) were among the guests at the VIP opening and were given the chance to indulge in an exclusive Mumm champagne tasting, win a luxury hamper provided by Wattle & Jones and of course, sample some of the tasty delicacies from the Endeavour Pavilion’s award-winning catering and corporate event-specialists, Laissez-Faire.With four furniture ranges to choose from, the space can be tailored to suit the theme of any function, from modern and edgy, to classic and refined. Clients can specify their furniture selection and how they would like the space to be configured, whilst the Pavilion is fully equipped with lighting and sound.It can accommodate up to 200 guests seated or 350 cocktail, with packages starting at $140 per head, all-inclusive. The Endeavour Pavilion is available for hire and now, with the space already attracting a great deal of interest and bookings over the recent festive period. The venue’s affordable, all-inclusive packages and its proximity to the CBD make it the perfect option for any corporate functions and events.“We are already receiving bookings for Christmas functions which is very encouraging. We are confident that event organisers and their guests will embrace the opportunity to share experiences including the magical VIVID Sydney in our prestigious new waterfront venue, the Endeavour Pavilion,” said Matt Lee, Assistant Director of Commercial and Visitor Services, Australian National Maritime Museum.The Museum also offers guests the opportunity to complete their event with a visit to one of its fascinating exhibitions, such as Gapu-Monuk Saltwater (the recently opened exhibition exploring the landmark sea rights case of North-East Arnhem land) or enjoy its cocktail packages from $50 per person in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition, all the way from the Natural History Museum, London.Guests even have the chance to arrive or depart from the venue by boat or climb aboard the HMB Endeavour replica moored alongside the Pavilion, making for a great photo opportunity.The Endeavour Pavilion is the Museum’s answer for the perfect place to say ‘I do’.For bookings or for additional information contact:The Venues TeamAustralian National Maritime MuseumT: +61 2 8241 8309E: [email protected]://www.anmm.gov.au/about-us/venue-hire Source = Australian National Maritime Museumlast_img read more