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Highly Commended in Two Categories

Exciting news: We have been highly commended in two categories at the South Coast Business Award 2012. The categories are the Smith and Williamson, Growth Business of the Year Award and The Hampshire Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award. Feeling pretty pleased about this thanks to my wonderful team who work so hard !

Talking of which it’s a very very busy time for us at the moment, tomorrow we have four marquee weddings in Hampshire, The team have  been busy  prepping for an early start tomorrow, almost 2000 canapes were prepped today here’s a little sample of some of the yummy things the lucky wedding guests are having tomorrow;

Scallops wrapped in bacon on a lemon grass skewer with celeriac puree

Monkfish loin on wilted spinach with a thermador Sauce

Medallions of Venison with blackcurrant glazed beetroot on a sweet potato galette

And the famous Banana Tart Tatin with Lees amazing homemade coconut ice cream  !


Back at Vanilla HQ, we have another Van to add to the fleet, we have named him Bernard, he has his first trip out tomorrow to the wonderful Hill Place in Swanmore where we are catering for Jess and Marks big day .Lees legs have only just recovered from last weekend when he managed to produce an amazing meal virtually on a black ski  run, the slope at his marquee wedding wins the gradient of the year award ! Everyone is still confused with the two Sallys, Jane, our Office Manager, almost cracked today, we do push her to the limit sometimes but I don’t know what we would do without her. The Lovely Ben was a year older and had to work on his birthday, birthdays on a Saturday are not a good idea.  Peaches is moving into a new home and Emily finally ceased to be a student and joined the real world of work permanently, well the Vanilla world !

Today if you buy the Daily Echo or the Isle of Wight County Press you will see a photo of me presenting the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust with a cheque for the money we raised for them over our last financial year

Our Charity for 2012/3 is facing the world ( so every wedding or party you book with us for a three course sit down we will donate 20p to our charity. Have a look at their website, everyone deserves the right to smile on their wedding day and Facing the World carry out amazing work helping children with severe disfigurements so that one day they too can do just that.


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Sally and the team



Friday 18th May 2012

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