Jay Halford’s Pop Up Vegan Restaurant @ NR Social, Cheltenham.
Date: 10th May 2019
Location: NR Social, 58 High Street, Cheltenham
Queries / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Price: £35 Per Person (includes drink on arrival)
Fully Licensed Bar
Come and join me for an evening of fine vegan dining and take your taste buds on an adventure. Enjoy a 7 course meal and take in the atmosphere at NR Social on Cheltenham High Street. You won’t want to miss this. This will be the 2nd pop-up at NR Social and a chance to come down and experience vegan food at its finest in amazing surroundings! There will be a fully licensed bar with some extra special cold pressed cocktails on the night too. I look forward to seeing you there.
Welcome drink & canapés on arrival: Mango Lassi &
Nori sushi rolls with cauliflower and coconut rice, avocado and tomato salsa.
Sit down to your table already laid with:
- Bread and dips
- A raw dehydrated seed bread
- Buckwheat, sun-dried tomato and thyme bread
- Smoked Hummus
- Olive tapenade
Starter: Beetroot ravioli with cashew cream cheese filling, walnuts, balsamic and pine nuts
Middle: Rice paper rainbow rolls served with babaganoush and alfalfa sprouts
Main: A showcase of slow roasted thyme infused parsnip with braised Puy lentils
Pre-dessert: Coconut parfait with pineapple, mint, lime and black sesame salad
Dessert: Vanilla “cheesecake” with a blueberry mousse
My name’s Jay Halford and I’m on a mission; a mission to re-educate people into realising how easy it is to make the transition into feeding their body what is so desperately craves.
My background as a chef and in catering has meant that for me, taste always comes first. I believe that you should recognise every ingredient that is used in a recipe; how they are best combined to create the ultimate taste.
Where did my journey begin? Well, my love of food began at the age of 13; I worked in a busy Italian restaurant, washing pots for what can only be described as a nutcase of a chef with a huge passion for food. It was here that I decided that upon leaving school I would complete an apprenticeship – I did and then got straight into it. I started work at Lords of the Manor, A Michelin Star restaurant close to my home in Cheltenham. There, I met a great friend, Mark; his work ethic was impressive, he showed me his dedication to food and the hard work it entailed.
I won’t lie, after two years of learning everything involved, the long hours and stress became too much. I was beginning to lose my love of being a chef – not of food though, nothing could dispel that. This was a life-changing time as it prompted me to travel the world. You can imagine the variety of foods, juicing and techniques I was exposed to – this just fuelled my love of food even further.
I realised I could still do what I loved doing but in the way that I wanted to do it. It is now a massively growing trend, with many more people now consciously thinking about their health and what they are putting into their bodies.
Returning to Cheltenham, I knew it was time to incorporate my new way of thinking into my life. A personal trainer friend of mine introduced me to raw food and clean living; I was hooked. Adopting juicing and raw foods into my life, it had a profound effect and I wanted to share this with the world. This is when ‘The Core in Cheltenham’ was created.
I continue to run the Core in Cheltenham for 4 years whilst building my personnel brand and getting myself everywhere and anywhere that would have me doing pop up restaurants and workshops. I now for the past 3 years and been very focused on retreats and consultancy catering for groups of health and wellness warriors and helping other businesses to transition to healthier food options.
I have been lucky enough to travel all over the world doing this and now I am super excited to be bring my food back to Cheltenham and host the event at the new NR Social space.
NR Social (This Event is Open to Non Members)
Enter through the frosted glass front on Cheltenham High Street and into our exclusive members only hangout. Take a seat in our new space and soak up the atmosphere. NR Social is where you’ll want to spend your daytimes, whether it’s for working, socialising, relaxing or eating.
Our space boasts an atmosphere like no other in town. Enjoy an array of beautifully crafted foods by our resident chef Jay Halford, cold pressed juices or a coffee from our expert baristas in our contemporary, industrial style surroundings.