28 July 2012

Birthday BBQ, Jody and Kate baker



We all love to embrace the warmth of the sun this time of year and there is no better way to enjoy it than with a great British BBQ. Waiting a while longer than desired for the weather to finally come, it has certainly been worth the anticipation, having a fantastic celebration BBQ this weekend to commemorate Kate's Birthday this July. A surprise that was organised by her husband, Jody, who managed to keep it secret right up until the end! I have cooked for Jody and Kate before which I produced a four course sit down menu for, but tonight's dinner was in a more relaxed style which I cooked on my coal BBQ in the beautiful grounds of their splendid home in Surrey. I served the food buffet style with everyone helping themselves to Sirloin steak, Tandoori Chicken, Cumberland Sausages, Fresh Salmon, Slow roasted BBQ Pork shoulder, crispy potato wedges and a selection of salads. All finished off with a choice of vanilla creme brulee or chocolate, lime and mango cheesecake.

I got to know Jody and Kate through Julian and Sue Porter who did the amazing photography for each of our Weddings and produced both our fab albums. It is through our lasting friendship since they photographed our wedding five years ago that they have spread the word of my bespoke catering services to many, getting me off to a brilliant start in my opening years.





Menu

Slow roasted BBQ Pork shoulder,
x x x
Sirloin steak, black pepper and Maldon sea salt,
x x x
Tandoori Chicken thighs, tamarind, coriander, ginger, coconut yoghurt,
x x x
Papillotte of salmon, chilli, lemon grass, fennel, orange, lemon,
x x x
Cumberland pork sausages,
x x x
Red pepper and mushroom skewers, sesame and soy,
x x x
Cajun roasted potato wedges,
x x x
Celeriac coleslaw, Tossed salad, Tomato, mozzarella nd black olive salad,
x x x
Tiger loaf, Tomato and chilli salsa, Garlic and lemon mayonnaise,


To Finish:

Chocolate, lime and mango cheese cake,
x x x
Vanilla creme brulee.



Jody and Kate were great hosts, making me feel very welcome, making me a lovely cup of tea as I set up and looking after me through out the evening. It was a great pleasure to cook for such friendly people, coming together to celebrate Kate's birthday in great style.












"We had an absolutely amazing evening and everyone has sent us emails saying how awesome it was"
Jody Baker

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Tel: 07775560126   Email: Chef@Chefgary.co.uk

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