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Featured :   28 / 10 / 19

Millbridge Court Tasting Evening

What: Tasting Evening | When: 2nd October 2019 | Where: Millbridge Court

 

Millbridge Court Details Date Night

It was a seasonal spectacular for the latest tasting evening at Millbridge Court. This special date is for couples who are planning their wedding at this Frensham venue. It gives them a chance to gather plenty of creative inspiration and imagine how their special day will come to life. These entirely unique evenings happen throughout the year to showcase the versatility of Millbridge Court.

As part of the planning journey we were there to provide advice and get the creative ball rolling for our brides and groom. This includes all the important touches – such as flowers, food and photography. Meanwhile our couples are free to ask questions and get inspiration on how best to use the beautiful venue.

Creative collaborations

This time, we teamed up with the amazing team at Bubblegum balloons to create a breathtaking balloon installation. The balloon clouds tied all of the colours in beautifully and proves how a simple concept can conjure up something spectacular.

Gemma Milly used her talent to create gorgeous stationery which we used throughout the evening. Her elegant place cards created a lovely contrast with the autumnal-themed napkins and showed how colour palettes can weave a theme throughout your wedding day.

Hannah Berry created a vision in florals and brought in some incredible blooms to dress the space. From gorgeous table decorations to a stunning ceiling installation, her creative flair made everything come to life. Finally, our musician for the evening Thom Moorley infused the atmosphere with his acoustic music, which kept everyone entertained throughout the night.

Food and drink inspiration

For Kalm Kitchen, it’s a great opportunity to showcase what concepts are new on our menu. As well as demonstrate the new and imaginative ways we love to present them. For instance, our brand new Colonial Patisserie Bar is a new take on a much-loved dessert choice.

Also, alongside the Patisserie Bar was our new sharing dessert – Spiced orange and ginger Mille Feuille, a warming combination of seasonal flavours.

In addition, during the evening we served up a tasty selection of canapés. These included Smoked chicken and mango salad in mini filo baskets, Moroccan lamb curry on feta couscous, Crispy pork belly with spiced pineapple chutney and Mini potatoes stuffed with roasted artichokes, lemon and rocket.

Main course inspiration came in the form of our much-loved Mediterranean Platter. Plus there were Seared scallops served with Jerusalem artichoke puree and chorizo crumb and an intriguing dish of Textures of broccoli including puree, roasted and fresh with hazelnuts, blue cheese and sea buckthorn.

Millbridge Court Details Date Night

The evening was a great success and our couples left brimming with all kinds of new ideas how to make their wedding day extra special. Some of the feedback we had included:

“Yesterday evening was fantastic, and food was incredible!”
“Thank you for such a lovely evening the other night, we really enjoyed it and so so excited!”
“Thank you so much for having us last night. We both really enjoyed ourselves and left feeling very excited for the big day!”

Are you planning a wedding at Millbridge Court? Get in touch with the team to find out how you could attend one of these special evenings www.millbridgecourt.co.uk/

Or for further wedding menu inspiration contact one of our team at Kalm Kitchen. Get in touch at info@kalmkitchen.co.uk or call us on 01483 813360.

Credits…
Venue: Millbridge Court {millbridgecourt.co.uk}
Flowers: Hannah Berry Flowers {hannahberryflowers.co.uk}
Photographer: Kit Myers {kitmyersphotography.com}
Music: Thom Moorley {thom-music.com}
Furniture – Academy Furniture Hire {academyfurniturehire.co.uk}
Balloons: Bubblegum Balloons {bubblegumballoons.co.uk}

Featured :   14 / 10 / 19

The Guildford Pavilion

Kalm Kitchen celebrated its link with The Guildford Pavilion – a new event space for hire in Guildford – last week. The breakfast launch was attended by local businesses and dignitaries, including the Mayor of Guildford Councillor Richard Billington and his wife, Lynda Billington, the Mayoress of Guildford.

The Guildford Pavilion launch

A £1.6 million makeover of The Guildford Pavilion was completed in May 2018. Kalm Kitchen is delighted to announce that it will now be in charge of running events at this prestigious venue.

As part of its ongoing commitment to provide greater opportunities for sport and social activity in the local community, the managing board comprising of representatives from Guildford Borough Council, Surrey County Cricket Club and Guildford Cricket Club decided that Kalm Kitchen was perfectly placed to enhance the events offering for its members and the wider community. This collaboration will forge an important link between good sport, community service and great social events that is at the heart of The Guildford Pavilion’s objectives.

Exciting opportunity

The team at Kalm Kitchen is developing new event and food concepts and creating a wide range of event space, food and service packages. These are aimed at all sections of the local community, including Guildford-based companies who wish to use the first-class facilities on offer at the Guildford Pavilion and Sports Ground.

James and Jen Middlehurst, Co-Directors at Kalm Kitchen say, “To have the chance to showcase what we can do at one of Guildford’s most diverse venues is a wonderful opportunity. We are looking forward to exploring the huge potential this location offers.”

**The Guildford Pavilion is a newly-constructed, modern location based in central Guildford at the town’s Cricket Ground. This multi-purpose space is capable of hosting all kinds of private and corporate events from 10 to 180 guests. Suitable for weddings, Celebration of Life services, conferences, meetings, private parties and more, the space offers disability access, parking, panoramic views across the cricket fields, plus high-quality food and bar facilities.**

For further information or event enquiries please contact +44 (0)1483 813360 | events@guildfordpavilion.com

For marketing, PR or press enquiries please contact Zoe Richards | hello@createandcommunicate.net

Photography: Andy Newbold

Balloons by our very talented friends at Bubblegum Balloons {bubblegumballoons.co.uk/}

Featured :   08 / 07 / 19

New date added

*** SOLD OUT ***

Shared Christmas Party Night Package
Friday 6th December 2019
The Pavilion, Guildford

 

*** NEW DATE ***

Shared Christmas Party Night Package
Thursday 5th December 2019
The Pavilion, Guildford

 

Join us for a night of spectacular seasonal celebrations this Christmas. The Pavilion in Guildford will be transformed into a magical festive setting where you will be greeted by the Ice Queen and an array of woodland animals. Enjoy a delicious choice of canapés and a glass of Prosecco while you get in the party mood. Then move on upstairs for a festive three-course meal provided by the award winning team at Kalm Kitchen, followed by tea, coffee and petit fours.

Kalm Kitchen Shared Christmas Party menu

Dance on into the evening with a live DJ and let loose in the photo booth, then treat yourself later on to something sweet with Kalm Kitchen’s ice cream and doughnut bar. A selection of delicious drinks and Christmas-themed cocktails will be available throughout the night at the pay bar. Whether you share the evening with friends or work colleagues, this looks set to be truly a night to remember.

Prices start from £35 per person
Tables of 10 guests

Unlimited drinks package include beer, wine and soft drinks at £35 per person (must be purchased for all members of the party
Drinks vouchers are available to pre-purchase at £5 each and can be used to purchase wine and beer.

To find out further information and to book, please contact info@kalmkitchen.co.uk or call us on 01483 813 360

*All prices exclude VAT

Featured :   06 / 08 / 19

The Barn at Botley Hill

Just launched in summer 2019, The Barn at Botley Hill is an exclusive use wedding venue. This inspiring barn with far-reaching views has been re-imagined to combine rustic with contemporary for a versatile space you can style your own way. We’re thrilled to be on board as one of the venue’s preferred suppliers…

The Barn at Botley Hill

Where:

Renowned for its breathtaking views, Botley Hill is situated on the Titsey Estate at the highest point of the North Downs Way, in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

What:

The Barn sits alongside the celebrated restaurant and pub Botley Hill Farmhouse. Shortly after revitalising the Farmhouse, its current owners undertook a four-year journey involving planners, architects and builders to build this luxurious barn which would celebrate the magnificent views over the sweeping valley. Built from traditional black shiplap timber and crafted inside from reclaimed wood, the Barn features exposed steel beams. Aged terracotta tiles have been shipped from Italy and the tables have been hand crafted by local carpenters from reclaimed wood. Stunning floor to ceiling windows made from glass and steel take in the breathtaking views and spectacular sunsets which can also be enjoyed from the landscaped gardens and terrace.

We love:

This really is a most special space to tie the knot. The view out from the massive floor to sky windows is enough to give you goosebumps. We love the rustic elegance along with contemporary features which makes the space beautiful in its own right. But also it offers huge versatility as a backdrop to a wedding or event as unique as your dreams can imagine.

For more information on hosting your wedding at The Barn at Botley Hill visit their website www.botleyhillbarn.co.uk. Email the team on weddings@botleyhillbarn.co.uk or call on 07920 085454.

The Barn at Botley Hill, Limpsfield Road, Titsey Hill, Surrey CR6 9QH

Featured :   14 / 10 / 19

We’re Hiring

Interested in Working in Hospitality?

Here are Kalm Kitchen, we are always on the hunt for enthusiastic and creative individuals who would love to work in the hospitality industry.

We would be delighted to hear from you regardless if you’d love to join our team. So please do contact us with your job interests, proposals and ideas and we will get back to you!

Please send your CVs and an introductory email to info@kalmkitchen.co.uk

 

Bar and Waiting Staff

We are always on the lookout for amazing, enthusiasm staff to join our wonderful waiting team.

This role is perfect for anyone who is looking for flexible and fun work.

Contact lara@kalmkitchen.co.uk for further information on the role

Featured :   13 / 08 / 19

Coco Wedding Venues

We contributed to the beautiful Coco Wedding Venues blog recently. Curated by founder Emma Hla, this style-focused wedding venue directory and blog is a great first port of call when searching for your perfect wedding venue.

Wedding planner extraordinaire Katrina Otter picked our collective brains on all aspects of planning the catering for your big day. The result? A wealth of wedding planning advice. Find out more including setting your catering budget and our top trend predictions for 2020 here.

Wedding Catering Tips

Do you want to speak to one of our capable team about any aspect of the catering for your big day? Give us a call on 01483 813360 or email info@kalmkitchen.co.uk

 

Photography: Hannah Duffy {www.hannahduffy.com}

Featured :   30 / 07 / 19

The Lodge at Millbridge Court

This July one of our favourite exclusive-use wedding venues, Millbridge Court, officially unveils its latest new addition – a groom’s room named ‘The Lodge’.

This stylish venue set in the picturesque village of Frensham, Surrey is already known for being loaded with unexpected surprises. And now The Lodge has been created and designed with the leading man and his entourage in mind. Located in a self-contained cottage adjacent to the main venue space, it is the perfect, private ‘den’ for wedding morning prep.

The Lodge at Millbridge Court

When it comes to design and style, The Lodge takes its aesthetic inspiration from cool and contemporary private members clubs. A colour palette of strong, warm neutral shades work alongside cocooning leather sofas and chairs. Combine that with dark wood flooring, painted panelling, a statement sand-blasted raw brick feature wall and giant stags head and you have the ultimate in classic style. Outside, there’s a private outdoor space with seating.

The ultimate pre-ceremony space

The Lodge features a living area and double en-suite bedroom on the ground floor. Upstairs, there’s a dedicated space to get suited and booted along with an intimate bamboo crafted self-serve bar stocked with beers, soft drinks and snacks to shake off any pre-wedding nerves.

The result is a stylishly sophisticated intimate space in which to relax and prepare before the formal proceedings commence. We love it!

Led by a dynamic team of event experts, Millbridge Court is a unique and style-driven venue combining the highest quality event spaces with exceptional, luxury hotel standard service. Operating throughout the year, the venue caters for up to 150 guests. You can enjoy a multitude of spaces including two modern reception barns, a striking atrium, welcoming lobby and lounge areas, outdoor arbour for ceremonies and beautifully landscaped gardens. For accommodation, there are eight guest bedrooms and a stunning bridal suite, The Hideaway, nestled at the end of the gardens.

Millbridge Court offers exclusive use venue hire throughout the year. For further information visit www.millbridgecourt.co.uk or call 01252 792572

Images courtesy of Philippa Sian Photography {www.philippa-sian.co.uk/}

Featured :   22 / 07 / 19

Olivia and Jack

Who: Olivia and Jack | When: June 2019 | Where: Houghton Lodge

At just under 80 guests, Houghton Lodge provided the perfect venue for Olivia and Jacks’s intimate wedding. This stunning country house and gardens in Hampshire’s Test Valley is a tranquil, romantic space with plenty of special features. The couple had chosen to have their ceremony by the banks of the river. As guests gathered in this idyllic spot, they enjoyed drinks served from a special station offering up two of the couple’s favourite cocktails – Negronis and Margaritas.

Houghton Lodge wedding

After the ceremony, the bride and groom led the way up the sweeping lawns and into a private walled garden. In the spirit of the theme of Bohemian elegance, canapés were circulated while everyone mingled. These bite-sized creations included confit beef shin croquets, panko breaded pork belly with gooseberry jam and avocado puree on polenta toast.

Shortly afterwards, dinner was served in the enchanting glasshouse. Overlooking the pretty walled garden, and with a very unique, airy feel, the space looked magical. Florist, Gabi Manivit had very cleverly strung trails of foliage from the beams, which transformed the room. And there were beautifully simple jars of blush pink and white flowers on each of the tables.

A carve at the table roasted rump of new season lamb made for a spectacular main course, and the whole menu was punctuated with early summer flavours and ingredients. As the sun set on the glass house later in the evening, everyone was invited to tuck into a delicious, rustic cheese board.

Houghton Lodge wedding menu

Feedback from the happy couple

The newlywed couple got in touch with these kind words shortly after their special day:

“Hi Pete… You, Grace and the Kalm team did a fantastic job. We had several guests comment that it was the best wedding food they’ve had. Your organisation of the day, suppliers, stylish presentation and the calming presence of you and Grace were all highlights.”

Would you like to talk to us about how we can create extra magic at your special day? Give us a call on 01483 813360 or email info@kalmkitchen.co.uk.

Credits… Venue: Houghton Lodge {houghtonlodge.co.uk} Food & styling: Kalm Kitchen {www.kalmkitchen.co.uk} Photography: Felix Russell {www.frsphoto.co/weddings} Flowers: Gabi Manivit at Scarlet & Violet {www.instagram.com/miss_manivit}

Featured :   17 / 07 / 19

Wedding refreshments

Keeping your guests cool at a hot summer wedding is a gesture which never goes unappreciated. As we all know, the British weather can keep us on our toes! Thankfully at Kalm Kitchen we have some great ideas for summer wedding refreshments which will keep everyone happy through blazing sunshine and balmy summer evenings.

Kalm Kitchen Event & Styling Manager, Pete Holder is in charge of coming up with creative ways to present our food and drinks. He says, “Knowing what to serve your guests either before the ceremony, or immediately after while waiting or mingling is a detail that can get overlooked. But we know it’s something which proves hugely popular. You can choose either from a fully serviced station, or something more casual and fun where guests simply help themselves.”

Here are some of our favourite ideas…

Lovely lollies

Summer wedding refreshments

Gone are the days when ice pops were just for the kids. These grown-up versions feature favourite flavours such as Champagne or Bellini. We work with premium popsicle brand Pops and serve up alongside our homemade, thirst-quenching cloudy lemonade to make sure everyone is hydrated. Not only does this nostalgic stall look stunning, it’s a great way to keep everyone happy with a cool, iced treat.

Photography: Kit Myers {www.kitmyersphotography.com}

A lotta bottle

Summer wedding refreshments

Everyone loves our vintage bathtubs and troughs filled with beers, water or any other bottled drinks you care to serve up! A novel version of taking a dip, guests can ‘dip in’ and fish out an ice cold drink of their choice.

Photography: Anneli Marinovich {www.annelimarinovich.com/}

Flavour sensations

summer wedding refreshments

Simple fruit and herb infusions takes the humble glass of water to a new dimension. We fill Kilner style dispensers with water and an array of fresh flavours then decant into cute, individual bottles. So whether it’s lemon and lime, blood orange or handfuls of fresh picked mint, your guests will be coming back for more.

Photography: Anneli Marinovich {www.annelimarinovich.com/}

Summer classic

summer wedding refreshments

Refreshments don’t always have to be of the liquid variety. Turning dessert into an epic sharing station is a total crowd pleaser. Our interactive Eton Mess stand features an array of meringues, ripe, scarlet-coloured fruits, cream, wildflower & elderflower jelly, pink rhubarb compote and  honeycomb. Plus, a generous abundance of other irresistible sweetness. It’s a treat for the eyes, tastes delicious and everyone gets stuck in. What could possibly say British summertime more?

Photography: Laura Harvey {Instagram @bylaurasophie}

Planning a summer wedding? Talk to us about keeping your guests refreshed. Get in touch at info@kalmkitchen.co.uk or call us on 01483 813360.

Kalm News :   08 / 07 / 19

Details Date Night

What: Details Date Night | When: April 2019 | Where: Millbridge Court

Millbridge Court Details Date Night

We were thrilled to be involved in Millbridge Court‘s very first Details Date Night. This evening is designed for couples who are planning their wedding to revisit their chosen venue and start to imagine how all the elements will come to life. As part of the planning journey we’re there to get the creative ball rolling for our brides and groom. This includes all the crucial touches – such as flowers, food and photography – and even sizing up the space. Meanwhile they’re free to ask questions and get inspiration on how best to use the beautiful venue.

Food and drink inspiration

For us, it’s a great opportunity to showcase just some of our food and drinks ideas – and demonstrate the imaginative ways we love to present them! For instance, our brand new luxury cheese board went down a storm. We pieced together a luxurious selection of five cheeses, runny honey, grapes, dried apricots, figs, almonds, breads, wafers and chutneys for this gorgeous display.

Also, alongside the cheese board was our new Cookie Corner – a tempting trio of cookies and mini cookie bites with cold milk served in milk bottles with fun, stripy straws. Couples were welcomed to help themselves during the evening, as well as taking home a selection of sweet bites to save for later.

In addition, during the evening we served up a tasty selection of canapés, such as Parma ham pastry with tomato and mozzarella; Summer chicken, chorizo and corn; Mushroom croquette with tarragon mayo, plus Thai prawn tacos. The evening was a great success and we met some great couples who all left brimming with plenty of plans and all kinds of new ideas how to make their wedding day extra special.

Are you planning a wedding at Millbridge Court? Get in touch with the team to find out how you could attend one of these special evenings www.millbridgecourt.co.uk/.

And read more about it on the Millbridge Court blog here.

Credits…

Photographers: Philippa Sian (www.philippa-sian.co.uk); Matthew Lawrence (www.matthewlawrencephotography.co.uk).

Flowers: Hannah Berry (www.hannahberryflowers.co.uk); Jodie at Boutique Blooms (www.boutiqueblooms.co.uk).

Venue: Millbridge Court (www.millbridgecourt.co.uk).

Entertainment: Lauras Paper Heart Duo (www.lauraspaperheart.com/duo); Music by Kate and Dave (musicbykateanddave.com).

Cakes: Jen at Spongeworks (www.spongeworks.co.uk); Vanessa at Forever Cakes (forever-cakes.co.uk).

Bridalwear: Sophie Rose (www.sophierosebridal.com).

Hair & Make-up: Hanna Wildman (www.hannawildman.com).

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CONTACT US

Head Office
Kalm Kitchen Ltd.
Unit 5 Lascombe Estate,
Highfield Lane,
Puttenham,
Surrey,
GU3 1BB

Enquiries: 01483 813360
Isle of Wight Enquiries: 01983 640340
Email: info@kalmkitchen.co.uk

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