BACK TO SCHOOL
The Tillman Domotics team can turn their hands to anything it would seem. At our latest staff outing, we visited The Avenue Cookery School in the heart of the Riverside Quarter, just near our own SW18 headquarters. Engineers accustomed to dealing with wires and cables turned their attention to the intricacies of making fresh pasta, kneading dough for focaccia and attempting not to burn the sugar for the salted caramel icecream.
WHIZ IN THE KITCHEN
In fact there was a bit of friendly rivalry about whose bread rose the best, yet it was great fun whether you fancy yourself as a budding masterchef or usually try to avoid kitchen duties. Staff at the cookery school did most of the hard work, leaving the TD team with the more enjoyable tasks such as putting together a delicious pesto sauce.
THE ART OF BROWNIES
After sitting down to a dinner we had helped cook, the evening culminated in an amusing competition. The challenge: to decorate our fresh-out-of-the-oven brownies just as the professionals do. Icing sugar and syrup went everywhere and one person’s fruity flourish was very different from the next. We soon found that arranging brownies to look beautiful isn’t as easy as you’d expect. Cleverly adorning his dish with a leaf magicked up from who knows where Installation Engineer Graham Gallagher tapped into his inner artist and was declared the winner. In joint second Project Manager Ian Howick and Office Manager Maura Gestri.
FAMILY RUN ENTERPRISE
The brainchild of veteran cook Diana Horsford, son Richard (shown) and daughter Sophie, this friendly family-run cookery school is a new enterprise and offers structured foodie courses, an experience we would whole-heartedly recommend. Any business wanting a team-building exercise or an original way to entertain staff or clients can expect a memorable evening. Brownie anyone?