On the 24th March 2019, a fantastic day was had at Dogs & Daffs – Charity Dog Walk and Fun Dog Show, held within the stunning grounds of Hatfield House.
It only seems like yesterday since we last catered for Dogs & Daffs Fundraising Team, and what an amazing day we all had again! The weather wasn’t too dissimilar to last year, but slightly warmer which was an added bonus. Many Dogs of all breeds arrived in droves, to take part in this popular, and rapidly growing charity event, where there’s four exclusive mapped-out walks set within the beautiful grounds of Hatfield House, along with numerous brightly coloured obstacle courses for your pet to take part in, lots of pet stalls, Barbe-Kew’s outstanding locally sourced food, and of course, not forgetting our crepes and waffles to sweeten your day! Again the entire Dogs and Daffs Team did an amazing job, and managed to raise a staggering £8,300 for Digswell Place Group RDA (Riding for Disabled Association); a much loved charity that provides therapy, and builds confidence in people with disabilities, through riding ponies and horses. I believe this year’s charity event was even greater than last year, so well done to everyone that took part, and for your kind generosity, which will have a huge impact on improving the lives of others. Thank you to all the pooch owners that took part in this exceptional day, along with your outstandingly well-behaved dogs and pups, and to Hatfield Army Cadets, who helped the day run smoothly.
We look forward to seeing you all again next year.
On Sunday 14th October, Crêpe de la Crêpe had the privilege of taking part in Champneys Challenge, the 10k Hike, Bike and Run Event at Champneys Tring. Despite the downpour, hundreds of charitable participants turned-up to make it a day to remember. The event kicked off with a warm up, hosted by the astrologer legend ‘Russell Grant’. He geared everyone up, ready to take on the challenge. With his bending and stretching techniques, we could hear lots of giggling and banter amongst the contestants.
Then who should I hear amongst the crowd………. It was the deep voice, and laughter from the legend himself, ‘Frank Bruno’. He came over to our creperie bearing a super smile whilst ordering his crepe, I made sure it was an extra-large one! I couldn’t resist the opportunity of having our photograph taken together.
Champneys Challenge raised a staggering £50,000 for their chosen charities: Alzheimer’s Research UK and Crisis UK. Well done to everyone who took part, you really are truly super!
New Renault and Dacia Showroom Grand Opening in Cambridge
On Friday 31st August, we had the privilege of catering for the staff and VIP customers of John Banks Group, for the grand opening of their largest Renault Showroom in the UK, and bigger and better Dacia Showroom, both based in Cambridge. During this magnificent evening there were chilled refreshments, our sweet and savoury crepes, a very talented accordionist who set a wonderful French ambience throughout the event, and a caricaturist whose talent of capturing his subjects’ ‘best features’ were second to none. Renault’s latest car showroom opening was a huge success, with their customers placing orders on Renault’s latest cars throughout the evening, plus getting the chance to test-drive Renault’s quirky two-seat Electric Twizy, and not forgetting the chance to win a brand-new Renault Clio!
You can now visit Renault’s ‘New State of the Art’ car showroom, based in Swanns Road, Cambridge. Get the chance to test drive their latest models, and speak to their friendly team.
Hiring Crepe de la Crepe for your wedding reception food is a fun way to entertain your guests, whilst giving them something delicious to eat. Our vintage horsebox creperie not only looks amazing, but also a cost effective way to cater for your wedding reception. We cater for both sweet and savoury, with our tantalising crepes with an array of delicious toppings ranging from our tasty pizza crepes, to our popular rocky road. Our French crepes are quick and easy, cooked on traditional cast iron burners, that can produce plenty of unlimited crepes for your hungry guests.
On the 1st July 2019, we had the pleasure and privilege of cooking our crepes for the ‘The London Bridges Walk’; an annual charity event for Kidney Research UK. The charity walk started and finished within the charming Potters Fields Park, which is a small grassed riverside park located South-West of the iconic Tower Bridge, with sweeping views of the river. This year’s charity walk consisted of hundreds of selfless participants, that manage to turn London purple with their brightly coloured purple tops, headpieces and accessories, whilst they made their way across London’s most famous bridges. This popular charity walk is approximately 7 miles long, and took place during UK’s blistering heatwave. Thousands of inflated purple balloons could be seen floating across Tower Bridge in their droves, whilst being held by the participants, and raising thousands of pounds for Kidney Research UK.
Kidney disease is a silent killer, and with monies raised from Kidney Research UK charity events, and the generosity of everyone involved, it is now estimated that every year, 60,000 people with kidney failure are alive today, due to the advances in research that Kidney Research UK has directly contributed to.
Everyone involved had an amazing day, and I would like to thank Kidney Research UK for asking us to be a part of your special fundraising day; what a privilege it was!
We are delighted to have been asked to cater at ‘The Big Brocante’, located at The Hop Farm, famously recognised for their vintage and collectors fair which will be taking place on the 16th – 18th March from 8 am till 4 pm. You’re advised to arrive early to get the ‘pick of the crop’. We shall be preparing our crepes and waffles in our horsebox creperie for over 1000 visitors that will be expected to visit this prestigious event, near Paddock Wood in Kent. We will be serving our traditional French crepes along with our huge freshly baked waffles with an array of sweet toppings which will send your taste buds into a whirl. At ‘The Big Brocante’, you can find breath-taking hidden treasures, interior furniture from across mainland Europe and afar, Garden items, French Antiques & Mid-century design, so if you’re into collectables or a vintage enthusiast, then this event is a must!’
The Hop Farm is a 400-acre Country Park, situated within the stunning green land of Kent, and is famously known for having the largest collection of oast houses in the world.
Come and join us where you will find the most wonderful and unusual items, that you simply won’t see in the shops, and also get to try one of our tasty crepes or waffles whilst you’re visiting.
Festival weddings are all the rage, and can take place in a licensed meadow or a field, giving you a blank canvas to create your own unique style of wedding with a personal touch. You might choose to have a themed wedding, letting your creativity and imagination run wild. You can find plenty of inspiration on the internet, Instagram and wedding inspired websites, all are a great place to start looking, and can help you along the way.
First you need to find your ideal space where you can set-up a marquee, tents, yurts or a teepee; all are perfect in their own right, and a fun way of housing your wedding. You may like to add pretty signs to direct your guests to the bar, entertainment, toilets or relaxing/ chill-out areas. These can be rustic or creative as your imagination stretches, and can be a great help in steering your wedding guests in the right direction. Why not start by designing your very own festival ticket style invitations, to set your wedding off to a flying start.
Lighting is an important feature as it sets a magical atmosphere as the sun starts to set. You can never have enough fairy lights, the more sparkles the better, intertwined amongst vintage bunting adds a nice vintage touch. Fun foods such as street food, snacks and sweets are a fun and easy way to feed your wedding guests, along with a cool bar to fit in with your festival theme.
There are many cool and funky mobile catering units available to hire, which are ideal for catering at festival weddings. You could hire a vintage horsebox creperie, serving tasty freshly cooked crepes to satisfy your guests. Take a look at Crêpe de la Crêpe menu for great wedding food ideas.
Festival weddings can often work out more affordable than conventional weddings, with some fields and meadows offering facilities for your guests to camp over-night too. This gives your guests a brilliant opportunity to let their hair down, mingle and party on down into the early hours to your chosen music, whether it be a hired DJ or live bands.
Why not go the full hog and order yourself some trendy wellies to fit in with your theme!
Today we’re travelling to Kent to serve our crepes for the folk of Sevenoaks in Kent in celebration of Pancake Day, which is otherwise known as Shrove Tuesday. Pancake Day is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, where traditionally families are to clear out their cupboards and remove the fattening foods including the tempting ones during Lent. Here in the UK we tend to eat more than one pancake, and our favourite still seems to be the classic lemon & sugar. You can try adding a twist to your traditional pancake recipe by adding a few drops of vanilla essence and some cocoa powder to give it a rich chocolatey flavour, topped with strawberries and Belgian chocolate sauce, mmm… yummy.
It’s been a while since we last posted, so please accept my apologies as we have been so busy during the summer months exhibiting with our crêperie at many family orientated festivals, seeing thousands of people attend where our crêpe mix was literally flying 😉. We also served at some incredible car shows, including the well-known ‘The Warren Classic and Supercar Show’, where this year saw over 10,000 people attend, and ‘The Battlesbridge Car Show’ where there was jive dancing and live retro bands. We were also very privileged to cater at many vintage fayres, private birthdays and wedding events, all of which were a delight to cook for. Well I’m just grabbing some time now before it’s all go again with the Christmas fayres and lights switch on looming, check-out our Events Page to see where we’ll be next, and to come join us in the Christmas spirit at some great Christmas events happening near you.
Events include the lights switch-on in local Towns across Essex, and exciting Christmas Fayres which are being held in Schools, community halls and private venues. They are all worth checking out for some festive fun, and to grab those unique Christmas gifts for that special someone, as well as tasting some culinary delights (including some delicious French Crêpes and large Belgian waffles, might I add). Christmas events give you the chance to enjoy some fun filled family time, where you can visit the big man himself ‘Father Christmas’, plus get the opportunity to purchase some individually hand-crafted gifts that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. I love nothing more (other than a holiday in Barbados) than sipping my warmed mulled wine, watching the sparkling lights whilst smelling the delicious aroma of many street foods, and a chance to browse over gifts at brightly decorated Christmas stalls whilst listening to our favourite seasonal carols.
We are delighted to be exhibiting at this year’s Rayleigh Trinity Fayre being held on Sunday 11th June 2017. Rayleigh High Street will be closed to all passing traffic, and the High Street will be packed full of stalls selling crafts and foods whilst you can enjoy the entertainment and live music.
Rayleigh Windmill will be open to the public for the day, where staff will be dressed in period costume and ready to show you around the historic site. Outside there will be a classic car show and a vintage fayre with music and dancing taking place.
Crêpe de la Crêpe will be exhibiting in Bellingham Lane, just outside Rayleigh Windmill. Come and join us for a tasty crêpe or sweet Belgian waffle whilst you join in the merriments.