‘WINTER PROMOTION’ OPEN DAY
SATURDAY 14TH JANUARY 2017
Commission Kenton Jones’ design team for your kitchen during January or February 2017 to receive
Special promotional prices
A complimentary six-course meal for two at
The Checkers, Montgomery ~ Michelin starred restaurant.
Today more than ever, the kitchen is a living space and the focal point of home life. Rigid boundaries between the dining, cooking and living areas are becoming fluid.
The kitchen is opening up to new ideas, new trends, to life.
Discover impressive new ideas at Kenton Jones.
The Kenton Jones Design Team
Roger Parsons, Cheryl Lloyd, Paula Roberts and Lynn Andrew, have more than 70 years of Kitchen Design experience between them. ‘We are very committed to looking after our customers from the moment they walk in through our door, to the day they cook their first meal in their new kitchen. Our team have enviable qualities and will create a kitchen that meets and indeed exceeds all our customers’ expectations.’
As well as hand-crafting each kitchen at their Welshpool factory, the company project manages the entire process, including fitting, electrics, plumbing and installing all appliances, including the ever-popular traditional AGA.
On the day our Special Guests are:
Stéphane Borie, Chef proprietor, The Checkers, Montgomery
Rosie Davies, Harpist
Penny Zako, Demonstration cook, AGA
Penelope Timmis, local artist
Stéphane grew up in Agen, Lot et Garonne. He was surrounded by family who respected and loved food - from his Perigourdin Grand Father Marcel's potager to his Aunties Jacqueline, Evelyne and Danielle's refined culinary skills.
A kitchen apprenticeship in his hometown was followed by an invaluable experience in Bordeaux at La Tupina. This was perfect preparation for a once in a lifetime opportunity to work for Michel Roux Snr at The Waterside in Bray. Seven years in this 3 Michelin Star kitchen shaped and honed Stéphane's skills and made him the confident and exacting chef he is today.
Today this Frenchman is absolutely settled in Montgomery - he and Sarah have three children - Lexie, Roxanne and Fabien - all of whom share their parents' passion for food!
Stéphane earned a Michelin start within seven months of opening his restaurant, The Checkers, at Montgomery.
On the Winter Promotion Launch Day, Stéphane will be cooking some of his signature dishes, and will be signing copies of his new book, ‘The Frenchman and The Farmer’s Daughters’, which has its foreword written by Michel Roux Snr.
Rosie started playing the harp at the age of 12; being the third generation of her family to do so. She is based in Mid Wales and before completing her undergraduate, she was awarded second prize at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Following her first class honours graduation, she undertook her teacher training. Rosie has played at Weddings, Corporate events and other social events across Powys, Shropshire, Denbighshire, Wrexham, Cheshire, and Staffordshire on her beautiful pedal harp which can be amplified using a pick up. Audiences are delighted with Rosie's varied repertoire, which ranges from folk music, through to classical and modern music.
Penny is an AGA owner although she grew up cooking on a solid fuel Rayburn. In 2011 she won the title of ‘Britain’s Best Starter Dish’ after appearing on ITVs Britain’s Best Dish. Penny has cooked for Michelin awarded chef John Burton Race and at The Savoy Hotel in London.
An avid supporter of local produce, Penny specialises in developing seasonal recipes with the best of British ingredients. She is Food Editor of regional magazine ‘Streets Ahead’ and a constant visitor to the farmers markets, devising recipes to include local produce for everyone at home to create. Penny is also a respected restaurant critic in the Midlands area and a regular on judging panels to taste local foods.
Local artist Penelope Timmis lives and works on Long Mountain, on the Shropshire / Wales border. Penelope has painted all her life and started selling her paintings 14 years ago.
She has had a huge number of solo exhibitions and now displays her work in over 30 galleries throughout the UK.
Penelope is a member of The Society of Women Artists and a Fellow of the Royal Birmingham Society of artists. Penelope will have some of her artwork for sale on the day.