The Kitchen by Liquid team has been hard at work in May and the kitchen has been alive with the sights and smells of lots of delicious recipes.

We’ve been busy with photoshoots, masterclasses and food styling courses – and you can read all about it below!

Summer recipe shoot

On 10th May, we hosted a summer recipe shoot for our client, Maple from Canada, in our development kitchen. The shoot saw Olivier whip up an impressive nine food and drink recipes, which all included maple syrup in their ingredients.

Recipes included lamb shank with giant cous cous, harissa BBQ chicken thighs, noodle salad with asparagus, bubble tea with maple tapioca balls and mini tropical pavlovas.

Due to our kitchen space and in-house food team, we were able to create, style and photograph all nine recipes in one day, as well as the social media team being on hand to capture behind the scenes footage.

Food styling

On 19th May, members of the Kitchen by Liquid team welcomed food stylist, Pip Spence, into the kitchen for a training session. Pip is a food and props stylist with 15 years industry experience, spending six of these working in the food team at Jamie Oliver Limited.

In the session, Pip shared her knowledge on how to style difficult dishes such as ice cream, spaghetti, sandwiches and fizzy cocktails. She also shared some top tips on how to capture the perfect shot, such as freezing drinks glasses to create condensation and give texture.

The whole training session took place in our development kitchen, with Olivier creating the recipes for the team to style, and they’re now ready to put what they’ve learned into practice on upcoming client shoots.

Breakfast cookalong

On 24th May, we welcomed the team from Colmore Business District into the development kitchen for a breakfast cookalong, run by Olivier and our Chef Director, David Colcombe.

Running from 8am to 10am, Olivier and Chef took attendees through the process of making German pancakes and a yummy breakfast pizza, which had toppings including fried egg, bacon, mushroom and pepper.

Our development kitchen is perfectly set up for cookalongs like these, with the central island boasting a hob and worktop space, allowing attendees to sit around the island and be taken through recipes step by step.

Chocolate masterclass

On 25th May, we delivered a chocolate masterclass for HIT where attendees were taught how to make stunning decorations with chocolate.

Using handmade chocolate, Olivier showed attendees how to make decorations using chocolate and solid sugar, which can be used to accompany a variety of recipes such as cakes and biscuits.

Taking place from 9am to 3pm, our kitchen provided a great location for the training as we also have meeting areas which could be used as breakout areas throughout the day, including at lunch time.

If you like the sound of our rental kitchen space and would like to find out more, or enquire about booking the space, please get in touch!