So they say, but most of the time we are too busy to notice.
Now that we are all having to stay indoors, our world will, for a short time get smaller and, in many ways, simpler. Staying at home is throwing up challenges we aren’t used to in our daily living but generations before us were very familiar with.
At the moment finding new things to busy ourselves (and the children) with at home is oddly taking us back to the way people used to live, when times were slower, and family was everything. As with any life challenge, we can choose to see this as an opportunity.
Right now, we are being given the chance to remember ‘lost’ skills from family members who are often overlooked, and there’s a lot to learn. It’s crazy to think that currently, UK households throw away up to 2.9m tonnes of food before it’s even cooked. Things we routinely throw away that are often perfectly edible and past generations would have eagerly used.
Many grandparents say they learnt to cook when they were a child, helping as food was being prepared. Making jam tartlets with grandmother in simpler times was something most children would have done, but recent research shows that almost half of today’s grandparents have never cooked with their grandchildren. They worry that a lack of cooking skills and resource management will harm their health in the long term.
So maybe this is the time to bring back learning at grandma’s knee, maybe it’s the time to bring back the love of cooking and bring back the pride in making something for others from scratch. Many older members of families are currently in self-isolation and this is one way we can contact, be it via Skype, Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp or the good old-fashioned telephone!
Join The Kitchen Partners as we start to collect old recipes, collating and preserving them in a digital recipe book. A modern-day ‘Granny’s Cookbook’ if you will. Become part of a community whose very own favourite or family recipes, will be a treasure shared through this digital resource.
By creating a digital recipe book, we also want to discourage food waste by helping educate the younger generation on how to create tasty meals from leftovers and how to make food spread a little further, just as our grandparents traditionally would have done.
So, whether it be Grandma’s famous chicken hot pot, Uncle Joe’s hearty cottage pie or Nana’s comforting potato cakes and bubble and squeak, we want to preserve family favourite recipes for future generations to enjoy.
The Kitchen Partners is creating a digital cookbook to store passed down recipes for all to use. If you have a nostalgic dish that’s stood the test of time, or perhaps you’ve created your own family tradition in the kitchen, we’d love to try it!
Together, let’s see the country stay connected, through cooking wholesome, hearty, homely food.
Join our #thekitchenpartners community and submit your recipe and don’t forget to share your #thekitchenpartners on socials with this hashtag.
The impact of Coronavirus is being felt right across the UK and we hope that you, your family and your friends remain safe and well. Following the most recent Government advice and the unfolding situation with Covid-19, we have temporarily closed The Kitchen Partners showroom on Whiteladies Road.
Please be assured that our contingencies will allow us to trade from home and continue to answer phone calls on the showroom number and respond to emails. We also offer a Remote Kitchen Design Service and if you would like to find out more, or have any other questions or queries please get in touch. Our team will be working from 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday and are here to help.
The safety and wellbeing of our team and how we safeguard you, our customers, is our absolute priority. In these unprecedented times we would like to thank you for your support and understanding.
It has been all go recently, and last week we were able to represent kitchen design in Bristol, by joining over 900 designers, retailers, suppliers and industry professionals at the 2020 KBB Design and Retail awards.
Hosted by the hugely entertaining comedian Tom Allen, it was great opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the movers and shakers in the kitchen industry.
KBB Birmingham is the UK’s largest gathering of the world’s best kitchen, bedroom and bathroom brands, and the established industry gathering where it’s possible to source the latest new product launches from over 400 exhibitors, and explore technological advances.
As well as being a great event for networking, it is also a great opportunity for us to stay on the cutting edge of giving our our customers access to the widest range of suppliers, as Bristol’s leading independent kitchen suppliers.
As always have a great week,
Clinton and Fiona
The Kitchen Partners
Bristol’s Top Custom Kitchen Designers
Many of our customers are passionate about cooking, which has inspired their decision to get their custom designed kitchen provided by us.
As the kitchen plays an integral part of family life, choosing something that gives the right ambience has to be backed up with the right appliances, oven and the rest, which why we have found that after a consultation with us that many have opted for high-end German brand NEFF, not least because of the impressive range of mod cons and additional features.
With this in mind, last weekend saw our bi-annual NEFF Cooking Demonstration in our Bristol kitchen design studio on Whiteladies Road.
What’s better than a Saturday morning cooking demo as the perfect opportunity to see NEFF appliances in action and ask those all-important questions?
During the event customers past, present and hopefully future, spent time with the wonderful Ali Haigh, an expert NEFF Home Economist who oozes cooking confidence.
Whilst effortlessly rustling up delicious recipes (the steamed salmon with a breadcrumb crust was to die for!) she offered tips on how they can easily be recreated at home using innovative NEFF features and functions.
On the technical side we learnt about different oven functions (and when best to use them), the combi microwave, induction hobs and the various uses of a warming draw (you’d be surprised!)
We were walked through the latest appliance features including Vario and Full Steam, Bake Roast Assist, Pyrolytic Self-Cleaning and EcoClean.
There is literally no excuse for having a dirty oven now!
Ali’s product knowledgeand love of food is second to none and by the end of the session we were all enthused to get a little more creative in the kitchen and make the most out of our NEFF cookers.
If you have recently bought a NEFF cooker from The Kitchen Partners or are looking for a new kitchen design and have started thinking about appliances, Call us and book a free no obligation consultation we can and will help you.
Pop into Bristol showroom for a chat and we will give you the low down on getting a custom designed kitchen and make sure you get the perfect product match
Have a great weekend
Clinton and Fiona
The Kitchen Partners
Bristol’s Top Custom Kitchen Designers
As the holiday season kicks in and autumn rolls over to make way for winter, it can be easy to fall into a bit of a cold-weather slump. One antidote is the start of The Kitchen Partners Winter Sale – with up to 30% off kitchens and appliances, we are sure it will help bring a little cheer to the dark mornings ahead!
If you’re in the Bristol area and you’ve walked along Whiteladies Road, you’ve no doubt seen our studio window. Our showroom has a range of beautiful showcase kitchens, giving people the chance to see what can be achieved with good design and effective planning. We’ve been providing stunning kitchens since 2009 to homes across Bristol, offering bespoke kitchens to those that want to have the perfect kitchen for their home. We always want to provide value for money to our customers, which is why we’re promoting our incredible Winter Sale in partnership with NEFF.
We work with NEFF because of their value for money, their range of products and their prompt and efficient after-sales support (and of course their ‘Slide & Hide’® ovens, of the Great British Bake-Off fame!) NEFF brings true value to the market and offers a range of products that are suitable for any kitchen. NEFF also innovates at a rate that truly changes the way we use our kitchens on a daily basis.
NEFF Home Connect:
We believe that NEFF pushes the levels of convenience when it comes to kitchen appliances, as they work to progress and innovate how we use our kitchen. NEFF Home Connect is an ever-growing platform that brings the future to your kitchen. Home Connect is being integrated into a range of appliances, revolutionising the way you use your kitchen.
From keeping an eye on your oven whilst you’re out of the house to using voice control to start brewing your morning coffee, Home Connect is giving homeowner’s more flexibility and freedom when it comes to your cooking. Planning on cooking up a storm? Preheat the oven whilst you’re on the way home! There is a range of benefits that Home Connect can bring to your home.
All Home Connect enabled devices can be controlled by the mobile app, allowing you to control your kitchen appliances whilst you’re on the move. The app also allows you to monitor your devices so you can keep an eye on diagnostics that may be important to you. Home Connect brings levels of convenience to your homes that were otherwise unavailable.
Our Winter Sale isn’t exclusive to NEFF appliances. We’re also offering up to 30% off* kitchens from our reputable suppliers. This includes brands such as Leicht, Brigitte, Mereway and Alno, making winter 2020 a great time to start thinking about getting a new kitchen for your home. Whether you’re looking for a more traditional shaker style or a sleek and streamlined kitchen, we’re the people to visit. We’re proud of the kitchens we provide to our clients across Bristol, ensuring all requirements are met, the kitchen design is perfect and you are left with the kitchen of your dreams.
This is a great opportunity to start planning your new kitchen. Take advantage of The Kitchen Partners Winter Sale starting on the 4th of January 2020.
*For full details of the promotion, please call us on 0117 9466 433 or contact us through our website. Alternatively, you are very welcome to visit our studio and showroom on Whiteladies Road, in Bristol. Our helpful team would love to have a chat and go through ideas for your new kitchen for the New Year.
Clinton & Fiona had such a great time at the 2019 Neff MasterPartner Excellence Awards. As always, fabulous entertainment all night and the food just blew them away! Held at the London InterContinental O2. This year’s NEFF MasterPartner Excellence Awards brought together a room filled with passion, expertise and creativity. The respected award celebrates Neff’s finest MasterPartner showrooms, their commitment, Neff expertise and hard work over the last 12 months.
So, what does it mean to be a Neff MasterPartner?
It means that as a MasterPartner we have a wide range of appliances in our showroom. Showing some of the extensive range of powerful, innovative appliances available from Neff. – From microwave combination ovens, steam ovens, to coffee machines.
At The Kitchen Partners, we understand that every kitchen is used differently. Therefore, it’s important to have appliances that perfectly suit those individual needs. In addition, complete customer satisfaction is at the absolute core of what we do, and our status as a Neff MasterPartner is just another reflection of that.
“Our MasterPartners are vital for our brand and consumers. With their contribution across all consumer touch points in delivering a truly inspiring Neff experience.” said Neff group marketing manager Jo Eyers. “We ensure that we only settle for the best when it comes to our MasterPartners appropriately displaying and appreciating our products. The award is a fantastic evening for us to celebrate their success with them.”