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Team Fire proves victorious in HFR Solutions CIC Devil’s Kitchen battle

Posted: 19/04/2018

 It was a fun, but competitive environment as teams from Scunthorpe and Hessle battling it out for the prestige of winning the coveted silver extinguisher trophy.

With incredible support from Hull College staff and students, the teams worked hard all day in the kitchen and front of house to create a fabulous atmosphere and prepare a delicious three-course meal for their guests.

All food preparation and front of house service was provided by HFR Solutions’ staff, who were completely out of their comfort zones and swapped their day jobs for chef whites and aprons, in the name of charity.

Both teams played an active part in the preparation and cooking of all ingredients, as well as organising the room layout and table settings. The evening’s entertainment provided for guests, including a retro shuffleboard, a storyboard and a quiz. Team Fire came with artefacts from a local Fire Museum, including old helmets and bells. Their opponents, Team Peaky Blinders dressed up for the occasion with flat caps and antique pearls.

The Teams

Devils Kitchen | The Front of House staff representing the Fire TeamDevils Kitchen | The Kitchen & Front of House Peaky Blinders Team


Mark Richardson, Marketing Coordinator at HFR Solutions commented:

“We were absolutely delighted to take part in Devil’s Kitchen and with over 70 guests attending, we were thrilled with the response. The full team really enjoyed all of the planning and preparation and the evening itself was a tremendous success. “All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed the evening and to raise over £2,300 was a fantastic achievement.”

Devils Kitchens | Approximately 70 guests attended the HFR Solutions event helping to raise £2,300 for charityDevils Kitchen | Great Food & Service Helped to ensure 70 guests thoroughly enjoyed this culinary experience

Helen Binnie-Wise, Head of Events and Marketing, at Smile, was delighted with the result:

“Both teams worked tirelessly throughout the day to produce a first-class three-course meal and wonderful atmosphere for their guests. “We can’t thank Hull College enough for their support. The kitchen element of the event was led by School of Catering Course Leader, Ian Sneddon, who has just been chosen as a finalist in the Hull Daily Mail 2018 Chef of the Year Awards, so the teams were definitely in good hands!”

Over 70 guests attended and thoroughly enjoyed the evening and at the end of the night’s proceedings Team Fire were deservedly announced as the victorious team, with an average score of 26, narrowly beating Team Peaky Blinders.

Approximately £2,300 Raised For Charity

Nick Granger, Managing Director, HFR Solutions commented “It was great to see our people working in a completely different environment, teamwork was essential in-order to deliver great food and service. The Hull College students were a credit to both themselves and the college.

They were a big help before and during the event and they clearly have some of the region’s upcoming culinary talent! I’m delighted with the evening’s outcome raising £2,300 for charity and would like to personally thank all guests, who supported this initiative. Well done to Team Fire on their win, they have set the benchmark”.