Spoil Yourself this Half Term!

With one of our Kingfisher@Home delicious delivery boxes! Picnic Boxes and Afternoon Tea Boxes are a wonderful way to enjoy a summer’s day with family or friends and can now be delivered to your door in our refrigerated vehicles whilst observing social distancing measures.

Picnic Boxes are £14.50pp. (A minimum order of 4 people)

Delivered in our biodegradable boxes which each will contain:

Kingfisher Homemade Sausage Rolls with Caramelized Red Onion

Roasted Vegetable and Goats Cheese Tartlet (v)

Homemade Scotch Eggs

Summer Herb Chicken

Snickers Brownie

English Strawberries and Cream

Egg and Mustard Cress Roll (v)

Crudites with Smoked Paprika Houmous (v)

Afternoon Tea Boxes are £13.50pp. (A minimum order of 4 people)

Delivered in our biodegradable boxes which will contain:

Homemade Scones

Clotted Cream

Strawberry Jam

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Snickers Brownie

Pimms and Strawberry Jelly

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Finger Sandwiches

Egg and Mustard Cress Finger Sandwiches

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The wait is finally over. . . Kingfisher@Home is now live!

The wait is over! . . . . We have been busy at HQ working on this new offering from us here!

Kingfisher@Home is now live!

Due to the events industry being temporarily on hold during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been trying to keep busy and have adapted some of our wedding and event menus to bring our dishes to your door lovingly prepared by our chefs at Kingfisher HQ using the freshest and seasonal ingredients.

We are now offering 3 course dinner delivery menus that are great if hosting a small dinner party for close family or friends without any of the hassle……… Obviously once we are allowed to do this! 

In addition we have our picnic boxes, afternoon tea, canapé boxes and ready to cook dinners all which will be delivered in our refrigerated vehicles whilst following social distancing measures. Cooking guidelines will be provided and a full list of allergens is available for each dish.

For further information please head over to our website to see our new Kingfisher@Home menus and if we could ask that you share our new @Home menus on Social Media with family and friends as this would be greatly appreciated! 

www.kingfishercaterers.co.uk 

We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Dan, Laura and the Kingfisher team

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Our industry now has a voice

We are proud to be a founding member of the Association of British Wedding Businesses. Along with other members we can tackle the upcoming challenges within our industry together. @assocbritishweddingbusinesses

 

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Kingfisher Cooks at Home Part 3!

John our very talented head chef has been spending his time at home creating some new dishes for you to cook at home! These are easy cook recipes that you can follow and cook yourself ! So please try these out, we would also love to see any pics of your finished dishes! Send them to us at laura@kingfishercaterers.co.uk and I will post in our Social Media. Enjoy!

Today’s dish:

Chicken Milanese with spaghetti Pomodoro

Thin crispy parmesan chicken, fragrant basil, spaghetti and pomodoro sauce is a firm favourite in my house. My boys love this dish, although it can get a bit messy! But then all meals are messy with a three-year-old and a nine-month-old!

The secret to this dish is the tomato sauce. Tinned tomatoes (ideally plum) are great, but need a bit of time to reduce to almost a thick paste which will really intensify the flavour and make this dish a standout.

Ingredients:

Clove of garlic
Bunch of basil
400g tin of tomatoes (plum or chopped)
1 small onion
150g spaghetti
1 large chicken breast
Plain flour (enough to coat the chicken breast)
1 egg
Breadcrumbs (you can make your own or use shop bought ones- panko breadcrumbs work well)
Parmesan cheese (finely grated)
Milk
Olive oil
Salt, pepper and pinch of sugar

Serves 2

Method:

Tomato sauce
1. Roughly chop the onion and garlic.
2. Put in a saucepan with the tomatoes, 100ml of water and 2 or 3 basil stalks. Season with salt, pepper  and a pinch of sugar.
3. Cook for 30/40 minutes on a low heat  until thick and pulpy.
4. Purée with a stick blender until smooth, then return to the pan to keep warm.

Chicken
1. You need 3 bowls, 1 for each of the following: egg whisked with a little milk, plain flour (seasoned with salt and pepper),  and breadcrumbs with a generous handful of parmesan.
2. Split the chicken across the breast to make 2 fillets.
3. Cover with clingfilm and flatten by whacking it with a rolling pin. You should have nice, thin steaks.
4. Coat the chicken in the flour then tap off the excess.
5. Dip the chicken in the egg and milk mixture.
6. Cover with the breadcrumbs and parmesan.
7. Pre-heat a frying pan till it is very hot then add a large glug of olive oil and pan fry until golden brown.

Finishing touches
1. Cook the spaghetti as per the instructions on the packaging. Drain, then add a drizzle of olive oil- this stops your pasta going sticky.
2. Assemble the dish on plates and finish with grated parmesan, chopped basil and a drizzle of olive oil.

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#MakeDonateNominate

@MealsfortheNHS are launching a social media campaign today to get further support for @MealsfortheNHS – and we are so pleased to be part of this great cause!

#MakeDonateNominate – i.e. Make a meal, donate a meal, and nominate others to do the same.

You can take a pic of the delicious meals you’re cooking for NHS staff today, and share on Instagram, just like we have! Or donate a meal at www.mealsforthenhs.com

Join us as you can’t save the nation on an empty stomach!

@MealsfortheNHS  #MakeDonateNominate

#MakeDonateNominate #mealsforthenhs #nhsheroes #frontlineworkers #wewillgetthroughthis #wewillbeback #positivity #wecare #summerwedding #weddingcatering #outsidecatering #greatchefs 

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What amazing feedback . . .

. . . . at a time when he has enough to be thinking about!
Dear Kingfisher Caterers

My name is Simon, I am a junior doctor working at Luton Hospital on one of the COVID wards.

Like many of us there, we don’t live in the area but have travelled to help during the crisis. We’re living in small hotel rooms or wherever someone will have us.  So it’s really hard for us to get food and we live off cheap takeaways and snacks.

I cannot overstate how much we appreciate being able to have a decent hot meal in the evening.

It is an absolute highlight when people like you generously provide us with meals.

Also, not just a hot meal, but a REALLY good meal (you do know you could just serve us any rubbish?)

Im from Cumbria originally and that it is one of the finest sausages and mash Ive ever had, great gravy.

Being able to come down from a busy ward to be given a seriously good food from my childhood makes it a lot easier to cope in these times.

It is amazing to see people like you help out.

What can I do in return?  Where can I leave you a fantastic review/testimonial?

Thanks so much

Stay safe

Simon

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#keepingpositve@kingfisher

Our business has changed dramatically in the last month just like the rest of the world as we knew it! The initial shock of our full summer of weddings and events being turned on its head in a matter of days put us all in a tailspin. But keeping positive has always been our mantra, so when Dan contacted @mealsforthenhs and asked if we could help, they quickly said yes!

We sourced biodegradable, microwavable meal boxes, came up with sticker designs and got to work. So far this week we have sent out 2 deliveries to Luton & Dunstable Hospital. On Saturday we dropped 100 meals of with Shepherds Pie with Green Beans and Sausages with Mash and gravy. Last night 120 boxes of Chicken, Thyme and Vegetable Ragout, with crushed new potatoes and a delicious Roasted Vegetable Lasagne served with Garlic and Rosemary Bread.

Keep the orders coming NHS, we are loving doing our bit to help our heroes!

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