On September 20 The Chefs’ Forum is presenting a seminar for all pub kitchens – and andlord Mike is making his small screen debut!
The two-hour event focuses on how new technology is enabling pubs like the Volunteer Inn to do more with less as well as covering topics such as Natasha’s Law, healthier menus, waste reduction and future staffing issues.
Mike features in one of the specially-made films in which leading pub groups and individuals explain how harnessing new technology has improved efficiency and workflow in their kitchens through the use of connected cooking and iKitchens.
Earlier this year, a Rational iKitchen was installed at the Volunteer and Mike will be talking about how the new system has revolutionized the pub’s kitchen.
Regulars know that the cooking is shared between Jacqui and Head Chef Gemma. We had a full iKitchen installed earlier this year and although a significant investment, it was one that we knew it was important to make.
The good news is that it’s had a huge impact on food trade, which has doubled. And we can now create our menu with only one chef in the kitchen at any one time, pretty critical when recruiting into hospitality has become such a challenge!
Gemma says that the new kitchen has made a huge improvement to health and safety issues by removing the need for heavy lifting and being close to hot liquids. Even though the kitchen is relatively small, every aspect was improved with the iKitchen technology allowing Gemma and Jacqui to be more creative with the cooking.
Well done to Mike – we look forward to your next appearance (on Strictly?)!
Due to unforeseen complications with our maintenance works, we will not be open for deliveries until Thursday 15th April at the earliest!
All our love, Team Volley
Mother’s Day is on Sunday March 14th
And if there was ever a time to spoil your mum, this is it!
Choose from a delicious traditional roast (plus cheeky dessert) or one of our amazing gift boxes.
Show how much you appreciate your mum x
Automatic entry into the draw for a meal for 2 on Mother’s Day when you order a delivery between 1st and 24th February.
The draw takes place on 27th February.
Our 3 luxury custom Valentine’s Day gift boxes have everything you need for an extra special tipple this Valentine’s day. We have even thrown in a few little extras to really get you in the good books this year.
Each box comes with your drink of choice. Your special someone will also unbox 2 different homemade treats. We’ll include a personalised special message on the inside of the box, whether you want to be sentimental, cute, funny or cheeky – get creative!
GIFT BOX ‘A’ – COCKTAIL BOX £22.95
Choice of cocktails
GIFT BOX ‘B’ – WINE or PROSECCO BOX £22.95/£25.95
(Vegan available on request)
Standard box includes;
Premium box includes;
Standard wine box selection:
White – Frunza Pinot Grigio / San Elian Sauvignon Blanc / Voyage Des Animaux Chardonnay
Red – Villa Rosaura Merlot / Tamari Malbec / Huntersville Shiraz
Rose – Intorno Pinot Grigio Rosato / Falling Petal Zinfandel
Premium wine box selection:
White – Taworri Sauvignon Blanc / Picpoul De Pinet
Red – Cormoran Crianza Rioja / The Den Pinotage Painted Wolf
Sparkling Wine – Rosato Spumante Botter / Prosecco Borgo Sanleo
GIFT BOX ‘C’ – BEER BOX £19.95
Choice of Beer:
Pre-order only by Tuesday 9th February at 12:00
Deliveries will be on Saturday 13th February from 12:00
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Thanks for all your continued support x