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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.

Friday, 18 November 2016 00:00

Advent Moving Feast

The Maids Head Hotel and Norwich Cathedral are combining to stage a special Advent Moving Feast on the evening of Saturday, November 26.
 
The Dean of Norwich, the Very Reverend Jane Hedges and her husband Chris Hedges, are hosting the first course in the ancient Priors Hall, before guests are escorted across Tombland, to the equally historic Maids Head Hotel, for the main course and dessert. Diners will also be regaled with historic tales of the Priors Hall, Cathedral Close, Tombland and the Maids Head Hotel during the meal.
 
Chris Hedges is chef for the first course, producing a variety of soups with scones, before handing over to the Maids Head team led by Head Chef, Marcin 'Magic' Pomierny, who are offering a choice of main courses including Norfolk turkey, seared monkfish and roasted butternut squash. A selection of desserts is also on the menu including stem ginger pudding, orange & candied nut salad, Christmas ice cream and chocolate sauce.
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 Competition Corner
Thursday, 26 November 2015 00:00

Five years of food safety in Norwich

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme was officially launched five years ago this week, and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is celebrating its success so far. 

Back in 2010, Norwich was the first local authority to introduce the national adaptation of the tiered rating scheme they had piloted some years earlier. 

FHRS has been a huge success, with 325 (out of a total of 326) local authorities in England now operating the scheme. The ratings are determined by food safety officers and run from 0 - 5, with a 5 rating meaning very good food hygiene standards. 

Published in Norfolk News
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