Busy Busy Busy!

Hi All Sorry I’ve not blogged for ages.   It’s been really busy lately.   We’ve been setting up a new online reservations system which went live a few a weeks ago and on top of this, we’ve also set up a brand spanking new online shop. Phew!  It’s been so hectic.  The shop went live on […]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices on 9th November 2009


Fifteen London Graduation 2009

A few of us from Cornwall recently attended the graduation of Fiteen London’s 2009 apprentices. This was the seventh group of apprentices to graduate from the London restaurant and this year 15 graduated in all….the biggest group so far! The event was held at Christ Church, Spitalfields. It was a lovely venue which the team had […]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices on 5th October 2009


Apprentices enjoy the great outdoors!

We had a great day in the woods at Hessaford farm yesterday.   The apprentices were supposed to spend 2 days down there and camp overnight on Wednesday, but that plan was aborted due to the weather unfortunately.  Still, when I arrived around 11am yesterday the group were in full flow!   They had built a fire and […]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices on 28th August 2009


We’re down at Jimmy’s Farm!

Hey everyone Just to let you know that we’re attending the Harvest at Jimmy’s festival on his farm in Suffolk on 12th and 13th September with our friends at Fifteen London.  We’ll be taking over the historic barn where we’ll be making kids pizza, selling some yummy pasta and risotto and running pasta making sessions.   Our Exec Chef Neil […]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices, Sourcing Trips on 23rd August 2009


Apprentices put through their paces by polar adventurer!

On 26th August our apprentices will be taken out of their usual environment and put in the middle of Bodmin Moor where they’ll undergo two days of outdoor activities and team building exercises.   On the first day, our Welfare Manager Matt Thomas will be putting the guys through their paces, teaching them things like bushcraft, fire making […]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices on 14th August 2009


Fifteen Cornwall Merchandise

As you know from a previous post, we’re working with local company Frugi to produce a new range of t-shirts.  Well, the first samples arrived last week and apart from a few tweaks here and there, we’re very happy with them.  We’ve also had samples in of a new mug and cup and saucer which […]

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This entry was posted in Restaurant on 20th July 2009


Goodbye to Cohort 3!

This is going to be a long blog and hope you can stick with it until the end.   Wow!  What a day yesterday was.  I got to the restaurant around 8am and there were lots of people buzzing around.  Some of the graduates were being interviewed by the local media and the chefs were busy […]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices on 12th June 2009


The day before the big day!

I’ve been busy all morning keeping an eye on the marquee building.  So far so good and despite earlier weather reports of rain it’s a lovely day and the crew of about 20 Aussie Marquee boys are doing a fine job.  Very excited now it’s all coming together.   Once it’s up Lyndsey and I are […]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices on 10th June 2009


A very busy week ahead!

So this week is going to be crazy.  We’ve got the man himself – Mr Oliver arriving for the graduation ceremony on Thursday, but in the meantime a lot of organising to do.   The marquee is arriving on Wednesday morning and the guys dealing with the AV (Ade and his crew from Wavelength) will be […]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices on 8th June 2009