Catering in the Royal Household

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Royal Cake

Leeds Group

About the event

8pm to 10pm, Wednesday 24 November 2021

Colin Alderson talks about catering in the Royal Household. Follow Colin's journey from being raised on a remote farm in the James Herriot countryside of the Yorkshire Dales to the Yorkshire coast town of Scarborough where he qualified as a chef.

His first appointment was at Castle Bolton followed by a brief period at the Catterick Army Catering Department before being engaged by the Royal Household as a cook where he rapidly progressed to become the pastry chef.

Colin's presentation will cover his time spent at the Royal Household where he worked at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Holyrood, Sandringham, Balmoral and the Royal Yacht Britannia. He will talk about the work in the kitchens, catering for state banquets, diplomatic receptions and garden parties. This involves the creation of detailed menus to suit the various occasions and all the procedures needed to produce the exquisite dishes to impress their visitors. It is a fascinating and enlightening journey.

There will be complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits.

There is also lots free parking.

We look forward to seeing you all there. 





Holiday Inn, Wakefield Road, Garforth, Leeds, LS25 1LH


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