Lea’s Sweet Sixteen at The Four Seasons!

Lea’s Sweet Sixteen at The Four Seasons

At chocolate fountain hire we are often called upon to provide catering for some interesting events. This week we attended one such event. We were asked to provide a chocolate fountain, popcorn machine, candy floss machine and a pick n mix stand! The lucky girl was having a two day birthday celebration at The Four Season Hotel in Canary Wharf in London. We were to provide the snacks for her guests whilst they were watching DVD’s in the room that had been set up to look like a cinema! The pick n mix stand was set up in the ‘cinema’ room and the party goers helped themselves to bags of 20 different types of sweeties, including cola bottles, flying saucers, mini eggs, drumsticks, Maoman and Giant Fried Eggs! We made up lots of bags of candy floss and left on the table. We made two types of popcorn, sweet and salty and put it into cones. The chocolate fountain was set up with strawberries,  chocolate brownies, marshmallows and profiteroles.  The friends of Lea had a great time tucking in and watching the film.

 

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Sathiyan weds Thanila in Croydon with a Fruity treat

Sathiyan weds Thanila in Croydon with a Fruity treat

Chocolate Fountain Hire is a popular wedding treat all year round and what more could you ask for on Easter Sunday. We were booked to help celebrate the wedding of Sathiyan and Thanila in Croydon. The venue was dressed beautifully in purple and gold and the bride looked stunning in a purple gown encrusted with gold. All the tables were adorned with fresh flowers and purple organza. We provided a chocolate fountain and a medium fruit palm tree. A medium tree stands 3 ft tall and contains approximately 375 pieces of delicious fresh fruit! The fruit which is water melon, cantaloupe melon, satsumas, strawberries, kiwi fruit and pineapple, is cut into bite size pieces and stuck onto a ‘tree’ of cored out pineapples. The tree then has real palm leaves arranged in the top. The end result is stunning and tastes great!  The guests very soon discovered how delicious it was, and it was stripped bare very quickly, just what we like to see!

 

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Special visitor for childrens party in London

Special visitor for childrens party in London

Chocolate Fountain Hire were asked to provide a Chocolate Fountain in London for a Christmas Party at Investec, who are a specialist bank and asset management company. The chocolate fountain was to be the centrepiece for the party which was for the children of Investec’s employee, and we were expecting a very special guest! The children piled in with their parents and helped themselves to mini beef burgers, pizza, curly fries, onion rings and toffee apples, all prepared by the chef’s in the kitchen. As soon as we had set up, we had children (and their parents) all eager to taste the creamy milk chocolate fountain dips, which included strawberries, fresh pineapple and mango! When the kids were full of chocolate and ice cream, the ‘special guest’ appeared in the lift, complete with his two elves, it was of course Father Christmas! And with his appearance came shower of sparkly confetti from the ceiling. You should have seen Matt and I desperately trying not to let it get into the fountain, we looked very funny flapping our arms about! With the exit of Father Christmas, the parents and children alike got into their coats and left, tired, happy and looking forward to the festivities of the season. As for the Chocolate Fountain Team, we left happy that a job had been well done.

 

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Chocolate Fountain Hire for New Year’s Eve at Highley Manor

Chocolate Fountain Hire for New Year’s Eve at Highley Manor

We were excited to be asked to provide a chocolate fountain and fruit palm tree at  a New Year’s Eve party at Highley Manor in Haywards Heath for Sarah. It’s always lovely to be asked to cater at people’s special occasions, and a New Year party is no exception. We were to be the ‘pudding’ after the guests had tucked into ham, beef and poached salmon. We were very popular! Sarah had also asked us to provide a fruit palm tree, which we filled with fresh strawberries, melon, grapes, kiwi, clementines and fresh pineapple. The tree stood a very impressive 7ft on the table, including 3ft of real palm leaves! Guests are sometimes a little reluctant to eat from the fruit trees as they look like works of art, but these guests quickly realised that it was for eating, and the tree was soon looking a little bare! After supper, Chocolate and cheese, the dancing started in earnest, with people milling around,occasionally nibbling a piece of fruit, or a jelly baby from the chocolate fountain dips. On the stroke of midnight, Champagne was drunk and auld Lang sayne was sung, and the chocolate fountain hire team had a little kiss and a hug and crept out of the party, leaving it in full swing. What a great party!

 

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Sooty, Sweep and Soo too all love the chocolate fountain

Sooty, Sweep and Soo too all love the chocolate fountain

When chocolate fountain hire were asked to provide a chocolate fountain for The Sooty show in Central London, we all started reminiscing about naughty Sweep and sensible Soo and the whispering Sooty that we used to watch of old. The team of Sooty, Sweep and Soo now all live with Richard Cadell. The chocolate fountain was needed for a party being held after the 11 am performance. We arrived in the Garrick theatre in the west end and set up the chocolate fountain in the lounge whilst the show was going on. At the end of the show  the invited guests were  treated to a reception which included drinks, and adult sized sooty, our chocolate fountain and of course Richard Cadell with sooty. It didn’t take long for guests  to tuck into the chocolate fountain, with marshmallows being amongst the favourite to dip into the chocolate fountain and even sooty managed  to test a strawberry dipped into the Belgium chocolate flowing through the chocolate fountain!

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Birthday Party gathering at Regents Park Barracks

Birthday Party gathering at Regents Park Barracks

At Chocolate Fountain Hire we like all sorts of events, but our favourite ones are family gatherings, and recently we were invited to provide a milk chocolate fountain for a 50th birthday party celebration that was also a pre Christmas family and friends gathering. Our booking took us to the Officers Mess at the Regents Park Barracks in London. Upon arrival we set up the chocolate fountain in the lounge area in time to have the chocolate fountain ready for when the party guests arrived. The room was decorated in true Christmas style complete with a large Christmas tree and presents, and the guests were served canapes and drinks before their main meal. The chocolate fountain was intended to be the dessert, however some of the guests had some before the meal, all in the interest of quality control of course! With the end of the meal, guests were eager to test the chocolate fountain. I am sure some guests actually ran for the fountain! We provided a selection of dipping items that included meringues, mini doughnuts, cream profiteroles, marshmallows, strawberries and mango. By far the favourite item at the party were cream profiteroles. When dipped into the chocolate fountain the warm of the chocolate combining with the cold of the cream is a really nice taste. Speeches and  cutting of the birthday cake signalled the end of the party and in no time at all it was time to pack up and leave London for a few days at least!

 

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Lights Dim on Chocolate Fountain and Fruit Palm Tree at Army Party

Lights Dim on Chocolate Fountain and Fruit Palm Tree at Army Party

Recently chocolate fountain hire were asked to provide a large chocolate fountain and fruit palm tree for an army mess function Christmas party. We made the trip to Aldershot in Hampshire  allowing plenty of time to make the fruit palm tree and set up the fountain. When we arrived the guest were eating their starters so we set up the fountain then began to make the fruit palm tree. This was made more interesting by the power cut however this didn’t deter us, whilst the guests ate their starters by candle light we  made the fruit palm tree also by candle light!

Eventually power was restored and guests soon made their way to the chocolate fountain, which was  provided with a vast array of dipping items and  also the fruit palm tree which looked very fetching with its palm leaves swaying as guests removed the fresh fruit that we had prepared. The fruit from the palm tree can either be eaten from its cocktail stick or dipped into the chocolate fountain and  eaten with a lovely coating of Belgium chocolate.

 

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Relentless Snowboarding at Battersea Power Station!

Relentless Snowboarding at Battersea Power Station

The Chocolate Fountain Team were thrilled to be asked to provide two chocolate fountains at the Relentless Freeze Festival 2011. We were sited in the Hospitality area and the VIP area. The festival is a snowboarding and skiing competition with a large music festival as well with bands such as groove armada, rizzle kicks, and the streets. This year was a fantastic event with all the tickets sold out.

In our areas we set up our fountains and were very quickly very busy with hungry guests eager to eat our warm chocolate covered profiteroles and donuts! It was a very friendly atmosphere with people dressed in ski hats and coats, and having a great time watching the skiing and dancing to the live music. The Chocolate Fountain team had a great time serving their guests, the most popular dips were definitely the gingerbread men! All around the site we could hear people talking about the fountains, and how tasty and nice the chocolate was, definite hit we think!

 

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X Box Launch in below zero Ice Bar in London

X Box Launch in below zero Ice Bar in London

Chocolate Fountain Hire were asked to provide a chocolate fountain in London’s below zero Ice Bar for for X Box Kinect Sports Season 2. We of course were happy to oblige, and we headed  up to London to do this. It was a fab setting, with real Husky dogs to greet the guests, and great decorations of skis, tv pictures of log burning fires. We set up in the downstairs area in an alcove, and it looked great. The lucky guests were treated to a bespoke cocktail called ‘Kinect Sports Superstar’ which consisted of vodka, Cointreau, blackberry liqueur, fresh lime and fresh blackberries all served over ice, delicious! And it went very well with the warm velvety chocolate! The guests had canapés and ‘bowl food’ and the chocolate fountain was pudding for them. We were very busy, with people popping into the room for a game on the X Box and a chocolate coated profiterole !

 

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Chocolate Fountain treat for French Film Goers in London

Chocolate Fountain treat for French Film Goers in London

Recently chocolate fountain hire were booked to provide a chocolate fountain at the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni in London. The institute  had a film showing and thought it would be a nice treat for the guests to have a chocolate fountain afterwards. We arrived and set up the chocolate fountain just after the guests started watching the film so by the end of the film the chocolate fountain was flowing beautifully with its luxury Belgian chocolate.

Our hosts had chosen an array of dips including many fruit options for all the healthy guests. Soon after the film finished the chocolate fountain was getting a lot of use with pineapple being one of the most popular dips of the night. Guests mingles  in an around the chocolate fountain as well as dancing in one of the other rooms and as the night drew to a close it was time to pack up the chocolate fountain and say goodbye to London for now at least!

 

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