Our Head Chef Mark had a special evening at The Great Yarmouth College Ambitions Restaurant last week where he had an pop up restaurant event showcasing some of his fantastic dishes and got the students help to prepare for a sold out evening.
With Easter fast approaching means that the clocks will be springing forward and The Terrace will opening in the evenings once again, lets hope for nice sunshine
Our New kitchens are completed with lots of new ideas and menus coming spring 2013
We have a new addition to welcome to the Mobbs Family we would like to welcome Samuel Mobbs who is 8 weeks new - isn't he lovely (see picture above)
Daniel Marshall of the Imperial hotel, Great Yarmouth, and Arnaud Bardary of Gordon Ramsay's Maze in London have been named the winners in this year's Chaîne des Rôtisseurs' Young Professionals of the Year awards.
At an awards ceremony held at the Dorchester hotel last night (20 June) Daniel Marshall picked up the Young Chef of the Year award, with Bardary winning Young Sommelier of the Year.
Now in its 35th year, the competition is open to all chefs under the age of 27 who are currently working in Chaîne des Rôtisseurs affiliated establishments across Great Britain.
Ten finalists compete in each category. For Daniel Marshall this involved creating a three-course menu for four people out of a mystery box of ingredients in three hours. Each menu was judged on presentation, originality and taste.
Daniel Marshall's wining menu comprised a starter of pan-fried bream, glazed samphire and tomato, red onion and chilli salsa; followed by a main course of loin of lamb, red wine reduction, fondant potatoes, glazed asparagus and roasted beetroot and black pudding; and a dessert of orange and thyme panna cotta, pistachio brittle, orange caramel cream and honey ice-cream.
Chairman of judges Daniel Galmiche, executive chef at the Vineyard at Stockcross, praised the "quality and creativity" of the contestants and emphasised how important it was to give young talent a competitive forum, from which they could grow and develop.
Phillip Evins, Bailli Délégué at Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, said: "I would especially like to congratulate Bardary and Marshall, who were up against some very fierce and talented competitors. It is always daunting to have to perform in a competitive environment but they both held their own and thoroughly deserve their winning positions."
Maisie the little rescue dog that we sponsored in the FAITH animal rescue Olympics came a very credible 4th out of a total of 28 dogs.!! Anthony her trainer did pretty well as well!! And we delighted with her success and Trophy!
With four titles from two separate award ceremonies, there was plenty to celebrate for Nick and Aileen Mobbs, directors of the Imperial Hotel in Great Yarmouth.
They were also buoyed by encouraging news from the energy sector which will complement the demands of the leisure and general business trade for the hotel’s services far into the future.
“Already this year we’ve heard that Perenco UK, which has a Great Yarmouth operations centre, is again investing heavily in the gas sector off the East Coast and we’ve seen Seajacks UK grow into larger premises in the town,” said Nick.
“I’ve been here 30 years and, for at least the last 15, people have said that the North Sea is running out of gas but it seems busier now than ever. And with such synergy between the gas sector and the potential windfarm business - principally expertise gained from North Sea working - I think we can expect a demand for our hotel rooms way into the future.”
He said the Imperial and Café Cru planned to complete the total renovation of its kitchens early next year and would continue its annual upgrading of a proportion of the bedrooms, eight this time.
One of its four recent triumphs was energy-related; the hotel taking the Great Environmental Contribution title in the town’s Spirit of Enterprise Awards for its major investment in energy efficiency and carbon cutting initiatives. The Imperial was also won the Great Business Tourism Award at the same event.
Nick told guests that eight representatives of the family-led business attending the awards shared 165 years of experience between them. “We love being in business in Great Yarmouth. It’s a special place,” he added.
Less then a fortnight later the hotel took two honours at the Greater Yarmouth Tourist Authority Awards - the Customer Service Award for the Hotel of the Year and the Investment in Tourism Award for its development of The Terrace, which overlooks the North Sea and one of the UK’s pioneering offshore windfarms at Scroby Sands.