There’s a running joke in the office that I manage to get myself along to any client event or meeting that involves anything to do with food – and I’ve done nothing to dispel that myth this week!
In fact, I was cooked for by the man that many argue is the greatest chef of all time – Marco Pierre White.
Marco was in town paying one of his regular visits to client DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House where he has a restaurant. Guests were treated to a slap-up meal and a meet and greet with Marco, where he signed copies of his book White Heat 25.
My role was to host an exclusive live cooking demonstration for journalists followed by an interview with Marco. During the demo, Marco rustled up a delicious lobster macaroni and I can confirm that it wasn’t half bad!
The added element to the event was that the oven Marco cooked on had been shipped in from France and previously belonged to the late Keith Floyd. Marco explained that Keith was a great friend and huge inspiration and we all joined him in raising a toast. The oven is now going to remain in the restaurant’s Garden Room for more cooking demos in the future.
The journalists were suitably impressed with their intimate gathering with Marco and we’re looking forward to seeing the coverage that comes from it. After the interviews were wrapped up I moved on to photography and social media duties (at one point Marco said ‘you do know you’re not David Bailey’ which I took to be a great endorsement of my camera and composition skills).
Anyway, must dash, it’s nearing lunchtime and I’ve booked a meeting with Steak of the Art.
Posted: 8 September 2015