Craft Guild of Chefs members have the chance to win a place to work with one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ chefs hosting the Flying Visit at the Devonshire Arms in Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire, on October 6, to create a dish for the group of culinary masters’ last event of the year.
The Flying Visits series of roadshow dinners, known as Dingley Dell Pork’s ‘Journey of the Pig’, will see the winner of the draw spend two days prior to the Flying Visit at one of the award-winning chefs’ restaurants around the UK, where they will be tasked with creating a canapé for the evening’s menu.
They will also be invited to attend the Flying Visit event which will give guests the chance to experience everything about pigs and pork, and put together 100 covers of their dish theatre-style, alongside award-winning chefs Andrew Nutter of Nutters, Mark Poynton of Alimentum, Steve Smith of Freemasons, Adam Smith of The Devonshire Arms, Rupert Rowley of Fischer’s Baslow Hall, Paul Foster of Mallory Court, and Eric Snaith of Titchwell Manor.
Murray Chapman, Craft Guild of Chefs master craftsman and one of the co-ordinators of the Flying Visits, said: “As this is our 15th event to be run, this really is a fantastic opportunity for chefs aspiring to greater things to work with some of the best in the industry.
“As well as spending two days cooking with an award-winning chef at their restaurant, the winner will also get to showcase their own work at a great event and see their name up in lights on the menu.
“The Journey of the Pig Flying Visit will also feature a butchery masterclass, where experts will be showing guests how to slice and dice a Dingley Dell pig, and the chance for the winner to learn an invaluable new skill to take home with them.”
As well as a mouth-watering seven-course menu with matching wine, the Dingley Dell Flying Visit at the Devonshire Arms will incorporate porky anecdotes and a farm film from ringmaster Mark Hayward from Dingley Dell and a short chat about pig welfare from the RSPCA’s Freedom Food.
Chapman, who also runs the non-profit making initiative A Passion to Inspire, which helps develop and support young people in the catering industry, added: “To date the Flying Visits have raised more than £35,000 for various charities and we hope that this event, which will be raising money for Candlelighters, a childhood cancer charity based in Yorkshire, will be equally as successful.”
For the chance to win the giveaway, email your full name, title, place of work and contact number to email@example.com by June 30, quoting Magnificent Seven Flying Visit giveaway in the subject bar.