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.
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!
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!)
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.