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HMS VICTORY awaits the Vanilla team !

British Summer time begins at the weekend and that means here at Vanilla we spring into action as our busy season is suddenly upon us. Who knows where the time goes

April sees us very busy, lots of exciting venues including the Historic Winchester Guildhall where in April alone we have five events. Of course we are at all our old favorite haunts including the Tithe Barn, Farbridge and The Hamptworth Estate. We have so many marquee events this year from conferences at Chawton house, to canape parties and we are catering for a few celebrities but we can’t reveal details of this just yet, all I can say is they have all picked amazing bespoke menus created by my very talented team of chefs.

May becomes very busy this year with new venues such as HMS Victory and the Mary Rose Museum, it is a great  privilege to be asked to cater here so watch this space for pictures of these new venues for us.

Our team is expanding ready for the season and we are busy training all our new staff to the high standards we expect at vanilla. All our staff are directly employed by us we never use agency staff which ensures we can maintain such high standards of customer service.

We are coming to the end of our financial year so a New Year means a new charity which we will reveal next month, also we let you know how  much we have contributed this year to our charity facing the world ( Every wedding or party booked with us for a three course sit down we have donated 20p them,  it is not the only charity we help out with though, we spent hours lasts month making cakes for help the Heroes sale in Winchester, supplying hampers to be raffled, then of course I am participating in the Great North swim this year.

Back at HQ Lee our Head chef (affectionately known as Papa) continues to create delicious creations for our clients. Our other Sally, Sally E, spent a whole day in 10 inch red heels (don’t ask), Jane has new tyres for her car ( don’t ask..) Matty will be wearing a stocking in April ( definitely don’t ask) and Emily and the  bunny are gearing up for a visit to the vets !

It’s been like Xmas this week with lots and lots of new equipment arriving in time for the new season, everything from another new Fridge van ( Big Bernie we have named him)  to new ovens, a thermomix and even a smoker, cannot wait for lee and  his team to start smoking !!

Don’t forget If you book your wedding or banquet with us you are helping our Charity for 2012/3. Or you can sponsor me for the Great North swim, No walls, no chlorine just the great outdoor. I am swimming this in aid of Frank water, check out my fundraising page and many thanks to my very generous anonymous donor !

For latest news, gossip and information follow us on twitter or face book, we have some great photos on face book of recent events , snow and fun in our kitchen,


More soon

Sally P and the team


Wednesday 27th March 2013

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