Last month I was invited to a special blogger event in behalf of Bernard Matthews. The event took place at the Horniman museum in London and this was my first blogger event outside of the North West. It was also my first trip to London in over ten years and I was very excited to be going.
I got up early at 6am to catch the early train to Euston and was greeted by a taxi driver waiting to take me to the event. I was one of the first to arrive shortly followed by about 10 other bloggers from all over the UK.
The first session was hosted by chef and food stylist Olia Hercules who showed us all the best way to take photographs of food and recipes. She explained that we don't always need a professional camera to take good photographs and I found this session very useful and informative as I currently rely on my iPhone for my pictures.
We were all given various food products including ingredients to make a turkey salad followed by turkey dinosaurs and advised on the best way to get good photographs.
This was followed by a brief introduction to some of the Bernard Matthews chefs who bought out even more delicious food for us to eat and photograph as we wished. I felt quite full after it all.
After the delicious lunch and drinks there was an innovations session with the Bernard Matthews team. For this we were shown some upcoming new food products which we of course got to try too. We were given information about each of the products including what goes into them. We were asked our opinions on taste and texture, whether it's crunchy, spicy etc and asked which we preferred and disliked.
At the end of the sessions we were all given a lovely goody bag with enough products to make some dinner with once we got home and more besides. I enjoyed the event and felt very full after it which is a good thing as a long delay meant it took over 5 hours to get home.
It was a great opportunity to meet the Bernard Matthews team and sample lots of products. I was also very happy to meet up with a blogger who I have been chatting with from the start and that is the lovely Lilinha at Lilinhas World. It was nice to meet some new bloggers too.
A big thank you to the Bernard Matthews team for a lovely day and I hope to work with you again very soon.