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Stir it up magazine SEPTEMBER 2017

4 SEPTEMBER 2017 COOKS CALENDAR COOKS CALENDAR Read e rs ' Li ves 1 Name: Paul Deeney 2 Job title: Head chef 3 Place of work: Elk Bistro, County Antrim 4 Typical working hours: 9am-10pm, five days a week 5 How long have you worked in the catering industry? 21 years 6 Most interesting fact about you: I’ve cooked for Mick Jagger and Brian Adams when I was the senior chef de partie at the Michelin-starred Shanks Restaurant in Bangor 7 Favourite cuisine: I love working with fish, especially where we are literally 500 yards from Lough Neagh (a large freshwater lake). 8 Signature dish: Pan roasted McAtamney’s tender loin of venison with celeriac puree, roasted beetroot, garden stem broccoli 9 Must-have kitchen gadget: My own knives. and baby carrots, finished with buttery mash and a pan red wine jus. 10 Top culinary tip: Team leadership. They are my babies! Feel prepared, prepare to feel. If you’re well-prepared, you’ll never fail during service 11 Who is your inspiration and why? The late Robbie Millar. When I was at college Robbie and Paul Rankin were the two main guys in Northern Ireland who had achieved Michelin stars. I met Robbie at a seminar and asked if I could work for free in his restaurant. I had a month’s trial then he took me on and kept me on four years later. The rest is history! 12 Favourite Country Range ingredient and why? It’s really hard to choose because they’re all good but the Country Range Real Mayonnaise is fantastic. It’s so rich and creamy and is lovely emulsified – it has a really good sheen on it. It’s a great foundation for a lot of garnish sauces. SEPTEMBER bilberries butternut squash pears figs 3 – 5 Speciality and Fine Food Fair, Olympia, London www.specialityandfinefoodfairs.co.uk OCTOBER 21 22 - 22 26 24 27 - - celeriac - What’s in Season? TAKEAWAY & RESTAURANT EXPO, ExCel London takeawayexpo.co.uk What’s in Season? BRITISH FOOD FORTNIGHT www.lovebritishfood.co.uk LUNCH! Trade event for the food-to-go industry, ExCel, London www.lunchshow.co.uk 21 CAFÉ LIFE AWARDS, Grange City Hotel, London awards.thecafelife.co.uk British Roast Dinner Week www.unileverfoodsolutions.co.uk/ chef-inspiration/pub-roasts/ british-roast-dinner-week.html 23 – 8 24 – 1 October October 20 Universal Cookery and Food Festival, Padstow Farm Shop, Cornwall www.cookeryandfoodfestival.co.uk salsify chestnuts figs apples pumpkins wild mushrooms kale HALLOWEEN BBC GOOD FOOD’S FEAST, Tower of London www.bbc goodfoodshow.com/feast-tower WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY 2 – 4 The Restaurant Show, Olympia, London www.therestaurantshow.co.uk NATIONAL CAKE WEEK www.nationalcakeweek.co.uk 9 – 15 National Curry Week www.nationaleatingoutweek.com THE CHOCOLATE SHOW, Olympia, London www.salonduchocolat.co.uk WORLD FOOD DAY The Independent Hotel Show, Olympia West, London www.independenthotelshow.co.uk 20 VEGFEST UK TRADE SHOW, OLYMPIA, LONDON trade.vegfest.co.uk British Summertime ends 1 1315 16 171-8 29 31 2-8


Stir it up magazine SEPTEMBER 2017
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