Afternoon Tea with Uttoxeter Gateway Club
We thought it would be a great idea to host an Afternoon Tea.
Our members could help make cakes, savouries and sandwiches, set the room and the tables and then help serve all their families, friends and guests.
The Event was held at the Heath Community Centre on Sunday March 15th, with our members meeting at 10.00 sharp. It took us 10 minutes to unload cars!! We all washed our hands and started work.
The kitchen staff boiled eggs, buttered bread, whipped cream, cooked sausage rolls, put the jackets potatoes in the oven for our lunches, grated cheese, spread jam and cream on scones, cut tray bakes, and much more.
The front of house staff set out tables according to my sweated over table plan, spread table cloths, matched 50 cups, saucers and plates, arranged flowers, reserved tables, put the raffle prizes out and then we had lunch!!
As 2pm came nearer, we washed our hands, put on our new black aprons and welcomed our guests, then the table plan went out of the window!!.
The kitchen crew filled tea pots, arranged cakes, savouries and sandwiches on beautiful cake stands and the room filled with our friends and families.
We made sure our guests had oceans of tea, we chatted and laughed, we sold raffle tickets, flower troughs and bird boxes and had a lovely afternoon.
Thank you to everybody who was involved in any way and to our guests for coming and being so generous.
Due to the current situation with the Covid-19 virus, the Uttoxeter Gateway Club has now been suspended, our day trip postponed and the holiday cancelled,
Please keep well and safe
See you all as soon as we can
The Gateway Team
Many thanks for all the hard work put in by all on the day and the planning that went on beforehand.
It was an extremely successful and enjoyable afternoon. Everyone was very impressed by the food and the professional table layout.
I’m sorry to hear that that the club has had to close for the time being and the holiday postponed but it is for the best in these extraordinary and worrying times.
Keep safe everyone.
To all the Gateway members
I came to your Afternoon Tea last Sunday at the Heath Community Centre and it was First Class.
The hall looked wonderful and welcoming, the sandwiches were delicious, as were the sausage rolls and quiche. Well done to those who made them.
The scones and cakes were gorgeous and the service was splendid.
You all looked very professional as gave such good service with lovely smiles and gracious manners.
I certainly think you rivaled many professional places, including the Vintage Tea Rooms, as you had such lovely china and everything was so well presented.
Well done to everyone who helped.
My friends and I were also impressed by the plant boxes and the bird boxes and it was a good raffle too.
Any chance of another one next year?