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Chef to Go to Host Gourmet Event with Sean Wilson

An evening with celebrity chefs Mike Harrison & Sean Wilson at The Bridge Hotel, Prestbury

Sunday April 17th – 7pm

Champagne, canapés & a four course dinner
£50.00 per person (dinner only)
£110.00 per person (dinner, bed & breakfast)

Contact T: 01625 829 326 E:

Click here for further information.

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Chef to Go Cook up a Storm at Casual Dining Show

Chef to Go was delighted to be invited by Ornua Ingredients UK – a centre of excellence for dairy solutions into the food manufacturing and food service sectors to attend the multi-award winning Casual Dining Show at the end of February.

The event welcomed over 4,400 attendees, 170 exhibitors, 20 Keynote speakers and 4,402 attendees – that’s the top line figures from this year’s Casual Dining show, which won rave reviews from across the casual dining sector last week.

Mike from Chef to Go cooked up a fantastic array  of products to demonstrate what can be done with Ornua’s products.

Called an “essential forum for sharing new ideas, innovations and insights” by Carluccio’s co-founder and chairman Simon Kossoff, the multi-award winning two day show took place at the Business Design Centre in London on 24-25 February.

Its third edition enjoyed a 22% increase in unique attendees for 2016, with top buyers and decision makers from many of UK’s biggest restaurant, pub and bar groups packing the aisles.

Among the attendees were: Ed’s Easy Diner, Giraffe, GBK, La Tasca, Nando’s, TGI Friday’s, Wagamama and many others.



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Christmas Madness

Wow what a busy festive period its been.

The Bolton Winter Festival was a huge success, with the temporary revival of Michael’s, located in the giant tipi in Bolton’s Market Square.  Our team from Chef to Go provided a daily lunch menu and weekend brunch option.  We also hosted numerous events in the tipi alongside leading chefs such as Masterchef winner Simon Wood.

We’ve also been busy with Christmas private dinner parties, and corporate events including a fantastic New Years Eve party with our friends from Jonny’s Cocktails…….

Thanks to all our clients for their continued support.  We are busily taking bookings for our outside catering and private dinner parties so do get in touch for further information 07974 7352 554.


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Chocolate Malt Cake to Celebrate National Chocolate Week

Chocolate Malt Cake to Celebrate National Chocolate Week

To celebrate ‘National Chocolate Week’ our Mike has put together this delicious recipe.  Go on give it a go…….

Click for larger version Chocolate malt tart with salted butterscotch sauce




The team at Chef to Go collecting their award

Chef to Go are Winners at The Bolton and Bury Business Awards

Chef to Go were  celebrating when they recently took home a coveted Bolton and Bury Business Awards.

The awards, organised by The Bolton Evening News and Bury Times celebrates the great and good in the region.  Mike and the team took home the ‘We’re backing Bolton and Bury’ award for their work coordinating the highly popular Bolton Food and Drink Festival.

Commenting Mike said: “I was shaking! I didn’t expect it at all.

“I am passionate about Bolton. I used to have a restaurant here years ago, it’s where you come from, it’s your roots. You can’t forget where you come from.”

In addition to his work as a chef providing high class restaurant food in people’s homes Mike is also chairman of the Food and Drink Board at the Octagon Theatre and is heavily involved in the organisation of the Bolton Food and Drink Festival, which boasted record visitor numbers this year.

He said: “The food festival was absolutely fantastic. I go all over the world, I have cooked in Abu Dhabi and all over the place with a lot of top chefs, but the one thing that I won’t miss every year is the food festival.”

“I had the opportunity of going abroad during this year’s event but I wasn’t going to do that.”


Cakes and helpers for DIY SOS

Chef to Go help BBC’s DIY SOS

Chef to Go were delighted to offer their services to the team at DIY SOS last week creating over 200 Manchester Tarts and gluten free chocolate orange muffins for the huge team of volunteers at the largest DIY SOS project ever completed.

The project located in Newton Heath, Manchester is creating a community for army veterans. Hundreds of Manchester building firms and tradesmen have helped out with the huge project, supported by veterans working with charity Walking With The Wounded.

Mike and John at Chef to Go were joined by army veteran John Borge .  John is due to move into one of the homes created by the programme today.  He was overwhelmed by the kindness of the tradesmen who were involved and when he heard of Chef to Go’s plans to deliver cakes, he got in touch.

Mike Harrison commented: “We wanted to help in some way and give the team of volunteers at the project a bit of a treat for all their handwork.  We created Manchester Tarts with a  twist, using a panacotta base instead of the traditional custard, which went down a storm with the volunteers on site.”

Continued Mike: “It was a real honour to welcome John to the team for the day.  We were humbled by what he had been through, and delighted that we could help in some way.”

Chef to Go also donated a bear to John’s son Noah and it was sat on his bed waiting for him during the BIG REVEAL this morning.

The programme is due to be aired on BBC One on October 14 and 21st from 8pm.


Great British Bake Off Finalist Joins Bolton Food and Drink Festival

Luis Trojan from The Great British Bake Off Chef to Go were delighted to meet 2014 Great British Bake Off finalist Luis Troyano yesterday to talk all things ‘Bolton Food and Drink Festival‘.

Luis will be taking part in the festival on Saturday 29th August where he will be joined by guests – Lisa Faulkner and successful Dragons’ Den team Philip and Omar from Phom Tea.  Along with yummy food, there’ll be lots of opportunity for chat and to put those burning questions to our special guests.

The live cookery demo will start at 3.30pm; followed by the afternoon tea ending at approximately 5 / 5.15pm (Ticket prices are £18 and include both demo and afternoon tea).

For further details and to book tickets click here.

Chef to Go will be announcing further exciting details about the festival in the coming weeks so watch this space.


Chef to Go Teams up with Coronation Street Stars

Chef to Go Teams up with Coronation Street Stars Chef to Go is delighted to be working with the stars from Coronation Street on their upcoming Golf Day and Gala Dinner which is taking place on Thursday 30th July at The Marriott Worsley Park.

Alan Halsall who plays Tyrone Dobbs is once again joined by Andrew Whyment – who plays Kirk, and Sam Aston who plays Chesney in the ITV soap to host the day in aid of CALM [campaign against living miserably].  It is a charity that is very close to their hearts  after they lost one of their co-workers to suicide.

There are a number of opportunities available for sponsorship and attendance at the event, visit here for further details on how to book, or take a look at their Facebook page for further information.

Bolton Food and Drink Festival 2015

Bolton Food and Drink Festival Promotion 2015

Chef to Go & Bolton Food and Drink Festival

Chef to Go is really excited about the forthcoming Bolton Food and Drink Festival which is taking place in Bolton throughout the August bank holiday weekend 28th-31st.

Chef to Go has been a consultant to the organisers of the event – Bolton Council – for a number of years now, and Mike Harrison has called upon a number of his fantastic contacts who will be taking part in activities across the weekend, including: James Martin, Lisa Faulkner, John Torode, Andrew Nutter and many many more.

Says Mike: “We really do enjoy working with Bolton Council on the coordination of the Bolton Food and Drink Festival, it certainly is one of our highlights.  This year, the event is celebrating its 10 year anniversary, and we have some exciting events taking place throughout the weekend”.

Tickets for events across the weekend can be purchased here 

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