On Saturday the 15th of March, we catered for 192 guests at St John’s Beaumont Denim and Diamonds party in aid of St John’s Beaumont Chosen Charities. When we entered the hall, it was great to see how thoroughly they had incorporated their theme into the event.
The hall was dressed beautiful in blue, white and silver; representing the theme of Denim and Diamonds. Each of the tables were cleverly named after a brand of jeans or a type of diamond. In the centre of the tables were trees that had been crafted out of childhood favourite sweets, these were sold during the event in aid of the charities. To add a little sparkle to the table, little diamonds were scattered in amongst the denim napkins.
One of the corners of the hall was completely denim crazy! Guests had their photos taken on denim sofas with a backdrop made entirely of jeans.
The event started with a champagne reception, and the bar was opened where the guests could enjoy a selection of wines and proseccos. The bar was dressed with huge ice buckets full of a range of lagers and soft drinks, accompanied by big rustic crates full of wine. Against white table cloths, this set up looked fantastic.
After the reception, the guests were called to dinner and welcomed by the Head Master Mr Delaney. The guests then enjoyed a three course meal cooked by our wonderful chefs:
Crab Cakes served with Chilli Jam and Frisée lettuce
Salt Baked Beets, Goats Cheese Mousse and Pickled Beetroot Dressing (v)
Chard Duck Breast, Potato Hash, Spinach, Balotine Duck and Orange Pureé
Ratatouille served with Corn Bread (v)
Baked Vanilla Cheesecake and Raspberries served with Fruit Compote and Edible Diamonds
Coffee, Tea and Truffles
During each course, the Head Master auctioned different prizes and after the meal the silent auction began. After coffee and truffles were served the evening entertainment began; a live band took to the stage and the guests took to the dance floor. We thoroughly enjoyed catering for the event, it was lovely to see the generosity of all of the guests to the St John’s Beaumont Chosen Charities. Everyone had a wonderful evening and we look forward to the next one!