Our Sponsored Charity
Just a Drop
Launched in 1998, Just a Drop is an international water-aid charity which aims to reduce child mortality caused through poor sanitation and unsafe water and ensure more people have access to a clean, safe and local water supply. Working with local partners - at a grassroots level – we design appropriate engineering solutions and support some of the poorest communities in the world. Our work includes safe sanitation and the construction of wells, boreholes, pipelines, hand pumps, sand dams and latrines. We also strive to improve health and sanitation education by encouraging the establishment of WASH (Water and Sanitation Hygiene) programmes to run alongside our work. To date, we have carried out over 100 projects in 31 countries and reached an estimated 1.5 million people from Afghanistan to Zambia. To support Just a Drop’s work and make a donation, please visit: http://www.justadrop.org/home/donate/
With thanks to our sponsors
For over 50 years Alaska has been a world leader in sustainability. In 1959, when Alaska became the 49th state of the USA, the state constitution mandated that all fish should be maintained sustainably.
All Alaska Seafood is wild, and all of it is sustainable. Each fishery is assessed annually and is given a total catch quota. Once that quota is reached the fishery is closed, to preserve stocks for future generations.
Entire communities have been intimately involved with the harvesting of Alaska’s seafood. Alaskans have always understood that the fishing industry cannot exist without a willingness to help enforce the sustainability practices set out by the State. Please like us on Facebook/Alaskaseafooduk and follow us on Twitter @AlaskaSeafoodUK For more information, please email email@example.com
Ashburton Chefs Academy
The Ashburton Chefs Academy offers accredited courses for aspiring chefs.
Students benefit from highly experienced and inspiring chef tutors, a world-class training facility and the finest quality local, seasonal produce available - and of course the stunning location of Dartmoor. We will prepare you for a rewarding career as a professional chef, whether your ambition is Michelin starred restaurants, your own bistro or cafe, or travelling the world as a private chef. The Academy is accredited by the Confederation of Hospitality and Tourism and we offer both Level 2 and Level 4 professional qualifications. All of our courses are developed in house to be relevant to the demands of a successful modern day chef. Our courses are intensive and highly practical, maximising the amount of practical cookery training you will receive and because of this we are able to deliver the same qualifications as others, in less time. Alongside your practical skills we also work to develop your head chef qualities, including supply chain management, ethical food issues, leadership in the kitchen and a host of masterclasses that will develop you into a well-rounded, confident and inspiring chef.
The AA has been recommending and assessing hotels since 1908, creating the well established star classification system in 1912 and in 2008 celebrated 100 years in the hospitality industry. AA Hotel Services offers one of the UK’s leading accommodation recognition schemes. The knowledge and experience of the AA’s inspectorate is unrivalled, and an AA rating is one of the most trusted forms of recognition in the hospitality industry.
AA Hotel Services is recognised throughout the hospitality industry for its sound and reliable assessment of accommodation, signified by the familiar AA star rating, and food quality, signified by the much-coveted AA Rosette award for culinary excellence. AA recognised establishments can be found on theaa.com/bed-and-breakfast-and-hotel or download one of our mobile applications available for iPhone®, BlackBerry® and Android™
The Scotch Beef Club
Generations of experience have ensured that Scotland is renowned for producing some of the world’s finest beef. Scotch Beef is particularly well known for its outstanding quality and exceptional taste.
Whenever you see the blue Scotch Beef rosette and the yellow PGI wheel, this guarantees that the beef has been born, reared for all if its life in Scotland and then slaughtered in Scotland. Every step from the farm to the restaurant plate is monitored by strict quality schemes which guarantee the highest standards of welfare, traceability and animal husbandry.
The Scotch Beef Club, too, is unashamedly based on quality. We make no apologies for saying restaurants who become members of the exclusive club are a cut above the rest.
Members are ambassadors for fresh, well-produced Scotch Beef. They know where it comes from and will be proud to say its Scotch. If you too want to be sure – choose a Scotch Beef Club restaurant.
Launched in 1994, Travel Channel broadcasts in 21 languages to 125 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
Inspirational, informative and entertaining, Travel Channel presents a uniquely panoramic and objective perspective on the travel experience. Programmes transport viewers to every corner of the globe in every style of travel, from luxury getaways to backpacking adventures, on culinary quests, eco-friendly holidays, epic journeys and much more!
Wines of Germany
It’s a well known fact amongst the wine savvy that Germany produces some of the finest wines in the world. Just ask a sommelier what he drinks on his day off and the chances are he’ll tell you his favourite tipple is German Riesling and that it is the best wine to partner with food.
What makes German wine so special? Well, we think that the best German wines (and there are plenty of them in the UK) are quite simply mouth tingling, racy and incredibly exciting. Revered by wine critics worldwide Riesling is Germany’s hero grape variety and it makes wines of all different styles from dry and steely to fruity and mouth tingling through to sweet and luscious. Find out why the experts are so excited.