With the topic of 'Veganuary' on many people's lips, Restaurant 1539 at Chester Racecourse are hosting their first Plant-Based Supper Club this month - (30th January) as they set out to prove that vegan food can excite, showcasing the culinary craftsmanship of Cheshire based food consultants Rupert Worden, a classical Michelin trained and award-winning chef and serial foodie, Lisa Hinze.
Offering an evening of both indulgence and education, Rupert and Lisa who have catered for the likes of AO.com, Timpson, Redrow and Jo Malone, not to mention many of Cheshire’s elite, are excited to bring their wealth of industry experience along with their own personal food journey to show the guests of Chester Racecourse how interesting a plant based diet can be, and how to still make it a taste sensation.
Lisa said: “We are really excited for this event! We want to showcase how you can enjoy tasty, healthy and nutritious food, but still get the satisfaction of a hearty meal with tons of flavour. The event is perfect for foodies, those who readily practice a plant-based diet or those who are simply 'food curious' and would like to explore introducing this type of cooking into their day to day routines.”
Rupert and Lisa’s personal motivations are a blend of ethical, sustainability and health commitments. Lisa said: “We have both personally experienced the health benefits of eating plant based food with an increase in strength, stamina, and mental capacity. Therefore we realise there is an opportunity to re-educate others about what to eat and how to cook without the use of animal products. We also believe that future nourishment of the planet comes from a plant-based diet, and so we exist to demonstrate how to cook delicious meals using natural sustainable ingredients.”
Rupert added: "Turning to plant-based cooking has reignited my passion for food again! The demand for knowledge into this type of cuisine has become more and more prevalent over recent years and we hope that we can share an insight into this."
Rupert Worden originally trained at the award winning London based Leiths School of Food and Wine and continued his training at the Michelin Starred Chez Bruce. Following on the traditional chef route through various restaurants to head chef level. In 2007 he started his own culinary businesses, with Lisa joining forces in 2010, initially in a finance role, and then finding her love of food and events, she quickly became a company director of ‘The Fine Dining Company’ a high end catering company and also ‘Sugar Daddy Patisserie’ which supplied fresh handmade desserts to restaurants hotels and caterers all over the North West, including Anfield Football Club and Chester Race Course. Rupert and Lisa now specialise in hospitality consultancy – together they bring their knowledge and expertise to help food based businesses all over the country realise their full potential.
At the plant based Supper Club this dynamic duo intend to reveal the name of their new exciting business which intends to share their knowledge about plant based cookery and nutrition in order to broaden the awareness and make it easier for individuals to cook plant based meals at home. They will be creating online training resources accessible to people of all cooking abilities, whether they wish to dip in for quick recipes for nutritious breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks or wish to follow more structured courses learning traditional cooking techniques with the plant based twist. They will also be offering masterclasses at home, across the region and beyond, for a hands on learning approach as well as supper club dining experiences in venues, or privately.
Lynsey Jones from Chester Racecourse said: “This is something totally new for us and our audience but something we are excited to be offering. We want to help our guests explore new experiences and this is a fabulous way to kick off the year, by being open to new foods, and focusing on our health”.
This four-course modern dining experience will include a drink and canapes on arrival followed by a mouth-watering four course menu featuring delicious dishes with a plant-based twist. Price is £49.50 per person. To book please contact the restaurant directly on 01244 304 611 or email email@example.com.
"We are really excited for this event! We want to showcase how you can enjoy tasty, healthy and nutritious food, but still get the satisfaction of a hearty meal with tons of flavour."
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