Marriott chefs stake a claim for best steaks with kitchen masterclass

Chefs working for the oldest Marriott hotel in the world have embarked on a unique farm training experience to provide customers with the best quality steak possible.

Two members of the kitchen team from the Derbyshire-based Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club were invited to the Cast Iron Steak Academy workshop, where they were educated on the importance of properly nurturing cows, in a bid to produce excellent meat.

Executive chef Sathiskumar Devadas and sous chef, Lukasz Markowc were provided with insights into the appropriate grains to feed the animals, and how to properly treat them, which all has an effect on the quality and flavour of the steak it produces.

As well as this, they were taught the importance of marinating and wrapping meats to achieve great tastes and textures.

Mr Devadas hopes to use the masterclass to improve the overall guest experience at the hotel. He said: “A meal has the potential to make or break a guest’s experience, so we like to put appropriate measures in place to ensure they are benefitting from the best food and service possible. The Cast Iron Steak Academy workshop provided us the opportunity to learn about the type of meat that properly nurtured cows deliver, which will better enable us to identify the best quality cuts for our guests.”

He said the training will allow it to refine kitchen practices at Breadsall Priory, which is the oldest Marriott hotel in the world, with parts of the building dating back to the 13th century.

“As well as updating chefs on the latest methods of cooking and storing meat, we’ll also be transferring the insights to our waitstaff. This team will share this information with our guests to help them make decisions about their food choices; particularly when it comes to advising on the optimum preparation for their cut of steak.”

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