Derby Arms at Thornley stage Ready, Steady, Cook event as part of Seafood Week
PUBLISHED: 12:00 02 December 2015
Guests enjoyed a evening of fun and fish when the Derby Arms at Thornley near Lonridge staged its own version of ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’
Derby Arms Ready, Steady, Cook
The larder of ingredients
Dennie Emmett, Megan Tomlinson, Carlie Dillon-Morris
Heidi Kettle, Andy Bellamy, Cathy Jeffries
Hayley Wild, Michael Wild, Emma Coup, Pete Livesey, Annie Livesey, Tamsin Moss
Shauna Ledson and Emma Smith
David and June Lund
Sam Wood, Deborah Kirkpatrick, Demi Kemp
Orla Woodruffe and Sarah Fishwick
Chefs John Jones (Otter) and Antony Shirley (Oyster) working out what they are going to cook
Diners sampling the food the chefs had prepared
Enjoying the banter
One of the prepared starters
Voting for their favourites
Dave and Karen Warden with Stacey Clarke and Alan Williamson
Charlie Hutton and Emily Watts
Mavis Scott and Sheila Bamber
Paul and Sharon Capstick with Gill Payton and Peter Chew
It was part of a Seafood Week staged by the owners, the Seafood Pub Company, with teams named Oyster and Otter competing to get the most votes from diners. The Oyster & Otter was the first restaurant opened by the group.
Working in a marquee, teams led by executive Chef Antony Shirley and operations chef John Jones were given a larder and an unknown box of ingredients to create their dishes.
Guests were entertained by their banter as they enjoyed their meal before voting by holding up the card with their chosen winner.