Simple home-cooking was served informally with shared serving dishes - just like Sunday dinner at home. Tables of six provided nice group dynamics - not too big, not too small - and everyone around the table took turns serving dishes or pulling corks.
Outside 3 charcoal barbeques grilled the main course centrepieces - Murray Bros rib sheets and free-range chicken, along with a mountain of grilled aubergine, courgette & pepper.
All ingredients were bought locally from Penge Food Centre, Murray Bros and others. Kitchen help and waiting staff were also local - we are looking to reach out to a wider range of helpers, so if you know of people who'd like to get some work experience at a CanTeen event, please put them in touch.
It was great to meet so many CanTeen supporters, and to hear your various tales as to how you found out about Penge Community CanTeen and why you support it. Thanks!
If you'd like to showcase some home-cooking of your own - with the CanTeen crew providing all the kitchen muscle - do get in touch and book a date. The recipes from tonight will be appearing here in our recipe section, and one day hopefully in our very own CanTeen CookBook.
Our next pop-up is on Wednesday 2nd March, when born and bred local chef Daniele Farnan will be sharing some of his favourites picked up in top event catering and street food dining. Book here on our Pop-Ups page. Hope to see you all back soon!