The PJ taste team celebrate Adam's 10 years of dedicated service

Last month our team had an evening out with a very special purpose - to celebrate Adam's ten years of exceptional catering service with us.

Having completed all ten years of his working life all with PJ taste, we have seen him develop from an enthusiastic young home cook (and lover of food) to a catering professional.  Initially a little shy Adam is now a confident team member who upholds perfectly the PJ taste values.  Whilst spending the majority of his time at our production kitchen in Attercliffe, Adam also has an excellent front of house presence which guest immediately warm too.  This was developed during our time running the café at the technology centre.   

Adam's choice was to race in a Grand Prix so the location was Sheffield's Teamsport Go kart track off Shepcote Way. Serious stuff but highly enjoyable giving plenty of stories for the meal later.

 Before the Fray, Adam is back row fourth from the right.

Before the Fray, Adam is back row fourth from the right.

I asked Adam what he remembers as the highlights of his service so far and what his ambitions are for the future.  He said that the friendships he has formed with work colleagues and the opportunity to work across such a range of food styles with quality local ingredients are important.  He has also enjoyed the location catering particularly for weddings where we have been lucky enough to cater at venues like Whirlowhall Farm, Woodthorpe Hall, Hargate hall, Smallshaw Cottages and more recently Wentworth Woodhouse and Chatsworth.

There were thrills and spills on the night which included John breaking a rib in the effort to catch the eventual winner our youngest employee Bradley!  A side bet of £5 was handed over by John in good spirits (despite his discomfort).  None of this though took away from our appreciation of Adam's valuable contribution to the PJ taste journey - heres to the next 10 years!

Master Cutlers Challenge 2014 - the results

Master Cutlers Challenge 2014 - the results

With the 2014 Master’s Cutlers Challenge complete PJ taste can be satisfied with our first year’s entry.  We were winners of the Media Mastery Award for highlighting the value of the cause but more importantly raised £1495.26 for the twin charities of Whirlow Hall Farm Trust and Sheffield Hospitals Charity.  Special mention to our member of staff Julie who raised the largest single amount at £588 for her sponsored swim.  Some facts from our Master Cutler journey below:

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