In one of his final acts as Lieutenant-Governor before he leaves his role, General Sir John McColl has agreed to open his grounds and home to those Islanders going that extra mile for the community.
And as a special treat for the winners on the day, three of the Island’s top chefs are to cook a lavish money-cannot-buy Pride of Jersey menu, using local ingredients, which will be served inside Government House at the same table countless royal visitors have used over the decades. It promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
The event, which is to take place on Sunday 11 September at 10 am and will be sponsored by Dandara, will be attended by around 250 guests and will celebrate Jersey’s wonderful community spirit and those members of the public putting something back.
The chefs preparing the meal are Michelin-starred Shaun Rankin of Ormer, the AA red five-star Longueville Manor’s Andrew Baird and Government House’s head chef, David Inwood. Between them they will be selecting the very best local produce to create a spectacular dining experience to fit with the spectacular surroundings.
Over the summer the three chefs will be sourcing and testing food that Jersey has to offer, particularly products which carry the Genuine Jersey logo.
There will also be a special treat for any children involved in the awards, but their surprise is being kept secret until the event itself.
Meanwhile, over 250 nominations were received for the the awards before last weekend’s deadline and the public voting opens on Thursday lunchtime.