From Chef To Chief

The 500-cover restaurant at the Haskins Garden Centre at Longham Ferndown has a new manager.  Kevin Ramsell from Ringwood, joined the Haskins Garden Centre group as a head chef in 2008, following 17 years experience within the hotel industry. Since then, he has assisted the catering director in Southampton and at the new £12 million…

Dragons dine out

The winners of a ‘Dragons Den’ style competition held at Bournemouth School for Girls dined out at Castlepoint’s Nandos Restaurant, thanks to their “Shnoodles” product. Six teams competed in the inter house challenge to devise, cost, price and produce a new item of food that could be sold in the school canteen.  The winning house…

International Cards & Gifts Help Raise £1,500 for Diverse Abilities Plus

Thanks to International Card & Gifts (ICG), in Ferndown, Dorset’s disability charity, Diverse Abilities Plus, raised almost £1,500 selling Christmas cards designed by pupils at Langside School, the charity’s special school for children with profound disabilities. The Dorset charity, providing a lifetime of support to children and adults with physical and learning disabilities across the county,…

Kids’ Kitchen workshops

This year’s Kids Kitchen workshops at the Christchurch Food & Wine Festival will feature workshops for youngsters aged 3–14. There will be Little Munchkins cookery parties for 3–5-year-olds. Ages 6–10 can join Lesley’s Little Chefs to make their own soup and fruit trifles while 6–14-year-olds can take part in the junior and senior versions of Baking FUN-damentals…