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Marcin ‘Magic’ Pomierny (age 33), Head Chef at the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich and Chef of the Year in the EDP Norfolk Food and Drink Awards 2016, has reached the semi-final of the Craft Guild of Chefs National Chef of the Year competition.

Forty chefs, split into four semi-final heats, will be competing this month for a place in the final. The winner of each heat, plus the six best runners up, go through to the final which is at The Restaurant Show on Wednesday, October 2.

Magic’s semi-final heat is at Le Cordon Bleu in London on Tuesday, June 19. The brief for the chefs is to create a menu, which focuses on the provenance of the food and gives a modern interpretation on classic dishes. 

A new Community Access Public Defibrillator (CAPD) has been installed next to the main entrance of the Maids Head Hotel in Tombland, Norwich.
 
The family and friends of 18-year-old Tom Pottle, who sadly passed away in January 2017 from cardiac arrest, fundraised in his memory to purchase a lifesaving defibrillator. As a family they decided that they wanted a central location which would serve people of all ages, day and night. 

Hannah Barnes won a competition earlier this year, run in conjunction with City College Norwich Art and Design students, for an illustration of the Maids Head Hotel to be printed on new mugs, which are now in the hotel’s 84 bedrooms, as part of the tea and coffee making facility. The mugs are also on sale in hotel reception.

Students from Istituto Tecnico per il Turismo G.Mazzotti, Treviso in northern Italy, took part in a pancake challenge at the Maids Head Hotel, in Norwich, to mark  Shrove Tuesday
 
The Italian students were victorious in a timed pancake making competition, against a team comprising staff from the Maids Head, The English Experience and Liftshare. 
 
Linzi Rawson, Sales Manager, Maids Head Hotel explained: “The English Experience asked if we would host the group of 40 Italian students and take them on a tour of the hotel. As it was Shrove Tuesday, we decided to also introduce them to our pancake tradition.
City College Norwich students Katie Carruth and Robyn Jackson, who won October’s Maids Head Apple Cake Bake off, returned to the hotel on Monday to take part in a Marie Curie Norfolk Knobbler cook off to create a new dish for the hotel’s Wine Press Restaurant. The Maids Head also announced that Marie Curie will be the hotel’s charity for 2017. 
 
Robyn worked alongside Marcin ‘Magic’ Pomierny, Maids Head Head Chef and Katie was paired with Charlie Hodson, Norfolk Food & Drink Champion.  Each team had 10 ingredients to create and cook a dish in one hour; the main ingredient was the Norfolk Knobbler sausage, from Archer’s Butchers. Sausage sales are raising money for Marie Curie in Norfolk.
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:00

The Grove Wins Prestigious Award

The Grove in Cromer has been recognised by the Luxury Travel Guide as their Unique Luxury Hotel of the Year and commended for the high quality of food, amenities and accommodation.

It comes on the back of the Eviivo Hidden Gems award shortlisting earlier in the year – to go with a double AA Rosette, four-star Gold Award and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence -  and rounds off the eightieth anniversary of the same family running the Grove.

The judges said:  “The Luxury Travel Guide Awards represent the pinnacle of hospitality achievement, championing the best in their respective fields; therefore to come out on top is truly an achievement to be proud of. This year has seen an unprecedented number of shortlisted companies, providing strong competition in every category.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 00:00

City College Wins Great Norfolk Bake Off

City College Norwich students, Katie Carruth and Robyn Jackson won the Great Norfolk Bake Off, celebrating Apple Day, at the Maids Head Hotel in Tombland on Tuesday, October 25. 
 
Working in pairs, three Maids Head teams, drawn from departments across the hotel, battled it out against three teams of City College first year catering students. Their task was to bake an apple cake using the same recipe. Charlie Hodson, Norfolk Food & Drink champion was master of ceremonies on the day.
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 00:00

Maids Head Hotel New Entrance Launch

The Maids Head Hotel in Norwich has completed a £150,000 project to refurbish the public lounges and reception and create a new entrance on Tombland, including a revolving door. The Dean of Norwich, The Very Reverend Jane Hedges, officially 'launched' the new entrance, on Tuesday, September 13. 
 
Christine Malcolm, General Manager the Maids Head Hotel said: “The hotel has been privately owned by the Chaplin family since December 2012. Our owners have embarked on a range of sympathetic refurbishment and renovation projects, to ensure that our historic building meets the expectations of 21st century visitors. Our new entrance and reception area provides a much more welcoming environment with lovely views out onto Tombland. We have also been pleased to be able to work with a range of local contractors and suppliers on this project.”
The Maids Head Hotel in Norwich worked closely with Cecil Gowing Infant School, Sprowston, on a project for 60 children (aged 4 and 5) who have been learning about all the activities required to plan and implement a successful wedding.
 
A week of planning culminated, on Monday 20 June with a 'wedding service' at St Cuthbert's Church in Sprowston, followed by the 'wedding reception’ and disco at the Maids Head Hotel. 
Published in Norfolk News
Thursday, 12 May 2016 00:00

Great Norfolk Sandwich Competition

City College Norwich student, Justin Gallant (16) from Blofield is the winner of the inaugural Great Norfolk Sandwich competition, run by the Maids Head Hotel and City College Norwich, to celebrate British Sandwich Week.
 
Judges Candi Robertson from Candi’s Chutney, representing Norfolk Food & Drink Festival, Luke Powell from the Eastern Daily Press and Maids Head Hotel General Manager Christine Malcolm and Head Chef Marcin ‘Magic’ Pomierny, unanimously voted Justin’s barbecue pulled pork, with Norfolk Dapple cheese, a truly Great Norfolk Sandwich.
Published in Competitions
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