Elements Kitchens and dadima’s are searching for Berkshire’s special elders.

Anyone aged between 16 and 25 is invited to submit their application for a place as one of five guests, who will attend this memorable event, along with their plus one: that Very Important Grand Person (VIGP) in their life.

Wisdom from elders, a stunning kitchen experience, a delicious Indian meal from up-and-coming culinary star Anneeka Ludhra, and quality time spent together with friends. It will be a VI(G)P evening to remember. Spaces are limited and subject to criteria, so if you would like to join us (or know someone who would!) just visit http://po.st/vigp and tell us about your special elder and why you would like to participate in this event. The deadline for entries is Monday 31st July 2017.

The event marks the first year of ‘#grandactions’, a campaign started by author of dadima’s cookbook, Anneeka Ludhra. The 25-year-old is excited to work with young people: “Grandactions is about raising the profile of those ‘grand’ elders in our lives, all year round. A ‘grand action’ need not be expensive –it’s about quality time and making meaningful connections. If we think creatively, there are lots of ways we can do that, and this year’s theme is home-cooking. I am keen to involve the youngsters in the planning and organisation of the event, so that they gain valuable life experience”.

The evening will also mark the official launch of Elements Kitchen’s Cookaholics Club. The club, in association with appliance innovators NEFF, hopes to inspire and delight guests with a whole host of creative and accessible cookery talks, workshops and experiences. Not only can guests learn new skills with local food entrepreneurs, but also get together with likeminded Cookaholics and share their love of cooking. Elements are one of only several NEFF MasterPartners throughout the UK to be part of NEFF’s new Cookaholic Club initiative.

During the course of the evening, Anneeka will be delivering a short cookery demonstration. She will also help guests at their own cookery stations, as they prepare a selection of inspiring dishes featured in Anneeka’s book. “What I’m really looking forward to are the personal touches. We’ll be asking for special song requests, and inviting the ‘grand’ elder to share their words of wisdom, for all to enjoy and respect.”

Anneeka launched her cookbook Dadima’s: Celebrating Grandmother’s Wisdom Through Indian Cooking at Elements Kitchens in December last year. Michael Taplin, founder and managing director of Elements Kitchens: “We’re delighted to invite Anneeka back to our Design Studio to help us launch our Cookaholics Club. Anneeka not only inspires fun and confident home-cooking, but also promotes generations coming together in the kitchen. For these reasons, we felt she embodied the spirit of the Cookaholics Club, and was the perfect person to run our inaugural event.

Elements are a family company that have brought cutting edge, highly personalised design to customers for over 20 years from their Design Studio base in Reading, Berkshire. Working with their in-house team of craftsmen, the company are specialist independent retailers of ALNO, 1909, BioGraphy and Second Nature Kitchens, which sit alongside their elements Bespoke range. Elements were recently recognised as one of NEFF’s MasterPartners of the Year at their 2017 Excellence Awards.

Join the Elements Kitchens Cookaholics Club for free, and receive exclusive invites to events, by emailing [email protected] . You can also follow Elements on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/elementsRG or Instagram @elementskitchensAnneeka Ludhra is the founder of dadima’s, a brand which aims to connect generations and share knowledge through generations. Anneeka’s cookbook is available to order online via Waterstones and Foyles. You can follow Anneeka’s blogs on anneekaludhra.com or on Instagram @_dadimas
  • Published: 2017-06-20 15:31:17
  • Updated: 2021-12-01 00:19:45

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