Taking the Thyme to Grow Your Own

By Prestige Venues and Events -

Following the huge success and uptake of our basil pencil giveaways, our Development Teams and Development Chef Tom Beauchamp have teamed up again to give away Thyme seeded pencils which can be planted, grown and used in our Jerusalem artichoke and thyme soup. With sustainability at the heart of our business, these innovative giveaways allow our customers to get creative in the kitchen and try their hand at an exclusive recipe.

From December 4th we will be handing out fully sustainable wooden pencils, tipped with a special biodegradable capsule, filled with thyme seeds. Once the pencil has been used as usual, the capsule at the end can simply be planted in soil, placed in an area of natural light, and lovingly looked after to grow the thyme – allowing customers to not only have zero waste, but also create new life from the product as well.

High quality produce and seasonal ingredients are the at heart of our innovative menus. Development Chef, Tom Beauchamp, has put together a fantastic soup recipe outlined below:

Jerusalem Artichoke and Thyme Soup with Hazelnut Granola

For the soup

  • 1.5kg Jerusalem artichokes
  • 500g vegetable stock
  • 500g full fat milk
  • 100g unsalted butter (2 cm diced)
  • A small sprig of thyme
  • 10g sea salt
  • 2g ground white pepper
  • 4 lemons
  • 1L cold water


For the granola

  • 60g hazelnuts
  • 50g breadcrumbs
  • 50g rapeseed oil
  • 10g pumpkin seeds
  • 10g sunflower seeds
  • 10g sage leaves
  • 5g sea salt

Please visit our soups page for the full recipe.

Making the Most of a Sustainable Corporate World

Further than a simple giveaway, at the core of our company ethos is quality produce and sustainability and we want to ensure our customers can be part of growing their own produce in event spaces, offices or at home, but also highlight that corporate events and planning doesn’t have to mean spreadsheets and planning meetings, nor does it have to mean high emissions and long distance travel or logistics chains for ingredients.

Beyond growing your own thyme this winter, we have a range of events, corporate events and day delegate rate packages available.

Please click here to find out more.

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