Torridge chefs at Rosemoor 'Grow your own' day
TORRIDGE District Council's Chefs' Corner project will be featured at the RHS Garden Rosemoor near Torrington on Saturday of next week. An all-day Chefs' Corner will be part of the 'Grow Your Own' Open Day, with cookery demonstrations using fresh fruit a
TORRIDGE District Council's Chefs' Corner project will be featured at the RHS Garden Rosemoor near Torrington on Saturday of next week.An all-day Chefs' Corner will be part of the 'Grow Your Own' Open Day, with cookery demonstrations using fresh fruit and vegetables to show what you can do with your home grown produce once you have got it into the kitchen. The theme of the project is to promote healthy eating and eating on a budget using locally sourced food.The Chefs' Corner initiative aims to work with local food establishments and their chefs to promote nutrition and healthy eating, again using locally sourced ingredients where possible. Teaming up this time under the Chefs' Corner banner will be John Emms, from Lathwells Restaurant in Bideford, Brian Steele (Yeoldon House Hotel in Northam), Paul and Steve Reah (the Spirited Sole at the Woodford Bridge) and Rosemoor's very own Jamie Allen, who has recently been recruited into the Chefs' Corner initiative. The cooking demonstrations will begin at 11:30, 12:30, 13:30 and 14:30 in the marquee right next to the restaurant. The 14.30 session with Jamie is specifically aimed at children. He'll be cooking a chocolate and beetroot cake.Head of Site at Rosemoor Sally Charleton said: 'We are delighted to host this exciting collaboration with Torridge District Council's Food Safety Team. As part of the RHS free entry Grow Your Own Open Day it completes the planting - growing - cooking - healthy eating cycle supported by our Grow Your Own campaign and gives us all inspirational ideas and tips directly from the professionals as we watch them at work.'Lead Member for Tourism Councillor Roger Johnson (Northam) said: "It's fantastic to have this kind of calibre of chef who can and do promote our area and our wonderful local produce by show-casing it in their cooking. As Lead Member for Youth in Torridge as well, it's great that young people are learning how to cook good healthy fresh food on a budget.