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November 11, 2019

Validation Dinner: Jemma Harrison

Congratulations to Jemma Harrison on her successful validation dinner. Her validation took place on the 7th of November in London. The role of the jury members was to try the private chef dining experience and evaluate the menu prepared by the chef.

The Chef

As a graphic design student, Jemma’s culinary journey began whilst designing a cookbook. This led her to study a culinary degree at Leith’s School of Food and Wine in 2016. She then worked her way up the kitchen ranks at Petersham Nurserie. Embodying the ethos of the company Jemma developed a passion for organic produce and ethical and sustainable sourcing through culinary creativity. Then, Jemma began working in at Koya in Soho. Suddenly she was immersed in the world of Japanese cuisine; learning about the different ingredients, people, culture and even language. This cemented the idea that food has the power to bring people together. Honing her talents and working closely with a Japanese vegetable farm, Jemma’s passion for including high quality ingredients grew stronger. Her style is versatile but she does not compromise the seasonality of ingredients when creating a culinary masterpiece.

The Menu

Devilled egg with truffle

Crab, lemon zest, dill, fennel, toasted brioche

Scallop, crème fraiche, naval orange, green chilli, nasturtium

Pumpkin tortellini, sage butter

Duck, dauphinoise, chicory

Chocolate cremeux, olive oil, salted hazelnuts

‘Jemma was wonderful! Really warm, easy to talk to and made a very good impression. We even invited her to sit with us for dessert as we wanted to speak to her and really enjoyed her company! ‘

‘Her food was beyond delicious and had so many exciting ingredients and flourishes! Jemma was a great fit and did not intrude at all. Wonderful experience!’

Jemma’s exciting menu made for an exceptional evening. Her expertise and professionalism resulted in an unforgettable and delicious dinner.

As a result, we are happy to announce the validation of Chef Jemma Harrison and know you would be in the best hands for your next dinner party! To view her menus, check out her profile: Jemma Harrison

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