Recently, 10 of our talented chefs visited Watts Farm on a Chefs Day Out. The day was filled with insights into the art of sustainable farming, seasonality, and the journey from ground to kitchen. We firmly believe that experiences like these are essential for chefs, and here’s why:
Driving Sustainability Forward
At Watts Farm, our chefs had the invaluable opportunity to witness first-hand how different produce is grown and the tremendous effort that goes into cultivating sustainable crops. This knowledge empowers them to make informed decisions when selecting ingredients, ensuring we prioritise sustainable practices and offer our clients the freshest, most ethically sourced meals.
Learning about the seasonal nature of crops was a pivotal aspect of the day. Our chefs delved into the importance of cooking with ingredients when they are at their peak, both in terms of flavour and nutritional value. There is something truly grounding about tasting produce seconds after it’s been harvested.
Inspiring Culinary Creativity
Days like these provide inspiration for our chefs. By immersing themselves in the world of sustainable agriculture, they discover new ingredients, innovative cooking techniques, and unique flavour profiles. This newfound inspiration ignites their creative spark, allowing them to craft exceptional culinary experiences for our clients.
The Power of Team Learning
These days out are not just about learning. They also foster a strong sense of camaraderie and collaboration among our chefs. They engage in meaningful conversations, share ideas, and collectively discuss innovative ways to incorporate sustainable practices into our operations, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and a shared vision of delivering exceptional, sustainable cuisine.
We are immensely proud of our chefs for investing their time and energy into enriching their culinary knowledge. Their commitment to sustainability and passion for creating extraordinary dining experiences are the driving forces behind our success.