Friday, 4 June 2010

Last Night's Fairtrade, Local and Sustainable Formal Hall Wednesday 2nd June

Four years ago, Pembroke became the 2nd Cambridge College to be awarded official Fairtrade status. Since 2006 we've introduced the only vegan tapas bar in a UK college, gone 100% free-range, been awarded Vegan society accreditation, pledged to only serve sustainable fish, etc, etc, etc. Basically, Pembroke has been setting the benchmark for sustainability in catering for a number of years.

Cafeteria Menu Thursday 3rd June

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Last Night's Formal Hall Tuesday 1st June

Cooking fish encased in parchment paper or foil is a wonderful way to get the best results. The paper or foil holds in the moisture, concentrates the flavor, and protects the delicate flesh. However, preparing fifty or more portions of fish using this method can be very, very time consuming!

Cafeteria Menu Wednesday 2nd June

Cafeteria Lunch Menu

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Last Night's Formal Hall Monday 31st of May

Happy, motivated staff, are the key to the success of any business, and if the photos taken most evenings in the kitchens are any indication, our catering team appears to enjoy their work (at least some of the time!)

Last Night's Formal Hall Sunday 30th May

Thomas Keller's book Bouchon, provided the recipe for Sunday's starter of Smoked and Steamed Salmon Rillettes.

Last Night's Formal Hall Saturday 29th May

We use our commercial grade vacuum packing machine mainly to seal food prior to cooking sous vide, however compressing fruit in a vacuum can yield amazing results!

Last Night's Formal Hall Friday 28th May

Friday marked my 44th birthday, and also the 28th anniversary of my first day of paid employment. Way back in May of 1982, I celebrated my 16th birthday bussing tables at the Silo Restaurant in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Cafeteria Menu Tuesday 1st June

Cafeteria Lunch Menu