Gemma Banks was lucky enough to be given a personal tour of the ‘Power House’ which is a fabulous glass box sitting on top of the entrance to Battersea Power Station at the foot of one of the iconic chimneys. The Power House looks directly over the river Thames and Chelsea Bridge with far reaching views down to the London Eye and beyond.
The Power House is designed for drinks and canape receptions for up to 60 guests and sit down dinners for up to 30 guests. This is an amazing opportunity to have a party at the largest brick building in Europe. Please do call if you would like to host your summer party here, perhaps with a few glasses of Pimm’s?
Our team of party planners arrived early in the morning to set up and be ready for Gants autumn press launch, just behind Regent Street.
Guests started with our delicious ginger and pear spritzer followed by chilled glasses of Prosecco. Our executive chef designed a very light lunch menu to include a beautiful range of Sushi.
After the clothes were shown our staff offered guests our fabulous Crème Caramel Profiteroles, you simply can’t just eat one, lucky we’d made lots so everyone could have two!
deWintons London’s top party planning company served over 300 guests at the opening night of Opera Holland Park. ‘Friends of Opera Holland Park’ enjoyed chilled glasses of Prosecco and nibbles, while mingling with fellow guests who include lots of councillors from the Kensington and Chelsea council.
Test events for the FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 have started with the Royal Windsor Endurance ride which took place at the centuries old Windsor Great Park.
The deWintons team were privileged to be working at the Royal Windsor Horse Show again this year. We provided a full corporate catering package for the Dubai team, which was held over two days. The first day saw over 60 clients role in and out grazing on finger food buffets while testing out the course for the big race day.
On race day, our team were on site from 4.30am to be ready for the first riders to fuel up on our glorious buffet breakfasts, with live cooking stations, providing freshly made crossiants, egg white omelets to healthy mango and orange smoothies.
Once the riders and horse are on the course, a marathon 120 km circuit, the deWintons team are refreshing the buffets ready for the hungry riders and grooms who come in and out all day.
After 4 hours and 52 minutes it was very exciting to see Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain finish joint-winners.
Cheering them on from the Royal Box was His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who also participated in the ride before he withdrew, Bahrain’s King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
After just one weeks recovery the Dubai team were in Compiègne, France for the 2nd test event.
deWintons team arrived with a full procesion of trucks with all our delicous food, catering equipment, tables and chairs, waiting staff and full kitchen brigade of chefs, ready for a 72 hour shift to serve over 100 guests at the four day event. Even our florists made the trip out with a van full of stunning flowers.
As part of Clerkenwell Design Week’s opening night, Geberit had a spectacular party in Bagno Design’s London Showoom on Peartree Street.
The chosen menu was a delicious selection of canapes and bowl food inspired by the past 50 years since 1964; taking in the 60’s, 70’s 80’s, 90’s & 00’s. A few of our favourite dishes included Vol-Au-Vents, Prawn Cocktail, Scotch Eggs and Pigs in Blankets.
Guests enjoyed music spanning the decades from our wonderful resident DJ and a fantastic caricaturist worked his way round the room catching the delighted smiles on people’s faces.
deWintons were delighted to cater at the official opening of Waterworks’ London Showroom last month on King’s Road Chelsea.
Guests enjoyed prosecco, white wine and a ‘Jinx Mojito’ cocktail alongside a delicious selection of canapes; Beef Burgers with American Mustard, Tomato Ketchup & Dill Pickle, Fragrant Thai Beef Rolls with Crushed Peanuts, Chilli & Lime and Dorset Crab With Soft Herb & Lemon Mayonnaise On Toast to name a few!
Team deWintons headed up with big boss, James Symington, flew to Dubai for a hard week of work setting up their hospitality suites before the big day on Saturday 29th March. James took with him his most trusted team from London to continue building on our relationship with the Meydan Racing team. James was there to manage the smooth running of the big day, where they key sponsors for the Dubai World Cup were Emirates and Dubai Duty Free.
Gemma Banks, our senior event planner, was in charge of our team of duty managers to ensure a seamless night at the Launch party for the Dubai World Cup, on Thursday 27th March. The team managed 1,200 guests on the beach, under the stars in the presence of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai. It was a glamorous evening of music, dancing and the most magnificent fireworks.
Our executive chef, Cris Macis, assisted their vast brigade of chefs, in their huge kitchens, which took 10 minutes to walk from one end of the kitchen to the other, a lot of tired legs after a week of running back and forwards between oven and fridges.
Don’t feel too sorry for them though as just look at the weather.
Our chefs are playing around with presentation ideas today. What do you think of this beautiful spoon of 5-spiced duck with soy and honey?
Or how about char-grilled cauliflower for one of our salads for tomorrow night’s client dinner. It’s not the first vegetable that springs to mind to put on the griddle or BBQ for that matter but it seems to really work, especially when mixed with beetroot and hazelnuts.
Last night team deWintons chefs and The Admirable Crichton chefs headed out for an evening of food and wine on the King’s Road. They feasted on the full menu, at London’s latest Pop Up restaurant, ‘Kurobuta’, what a truly delicious evening of food they had. Below are a couple of shots of the food. Boy the cocktails were amazing too, not sure I can tell you what they’re called, as they are far too rude. You’ll have to book a table and find out for yourself!
On the next door table was Professor Green and his wife Millie Mackintosh, who were so friendly they even joined in with the team selfie!