David Croft

A combination of life, karate, cooking and disability

  • Tom Kerridge’s ‘Pub in the Park’ helps support Hospitality Action!

    Multi award winning Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge has been holding various ‘Pub in the Park’ events in aid of the industry charity Hospitality Action. David Croft was fortunate to attend the event in Bath and help spread the good work of HA further to various people. In turn he met Tom in person as per the photo below along with other chefs including Michael Caines, Paul Ainsworth and Master Chef winner Ping Coombes. Likewise, David was fortunate to see the likes of Razorlight, Toploader, Stereo MC and Gabrielle Aplin during a superb day of food and music. ‘Pub in the Park’ should prove a good day for others so look out for similar events in the future as they may sell out fast!

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  • David Croft teams up with Eric Landlard also known as the ‘Cake Boy’…

    Having been a pastry chef at the Bedruthan Steps hotel in Cornwall, the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill hotel along with working as a pastry chef in Bermuda David was pleased to team up with top pastry chef Eric Landlard for a cookery demonstration. Eric more commonly know, as the ‘Cake Boy’ worked at numerous establishments around the world including heading up the pastry department at London’s world renowned Le Gavroche restuarant. Eric is also a P&O cruise ‘Food Hero’ and in addition runs a café and cookery school in London the latter of which runs various courses for people wishing to undertake pastry courses. During David’s course with Eric a copy of ‘Food for Thought’ was given as a ‘Thank you’ for the support given.

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  • David Croft joins the Catey 2018 judging panel for its Accessibility Award…

    Following the nomination of Todsworthy Farm Holidays in Cornwall by David Croft and Todsworthy Farm Holidays winning the 2017 Cateys Accessibility Award David was invited to join the judging panel for the 2018 award. The judging was held at London’s Dorchester Hotel and consisted of various industry leaders in accessibility. The winning entry will be announced at Grosvenor House hotel in London on the 4th July. Below is a photograph of Disability Campaigner and Author David Croft from the 2017 Cateys Awards along with Jonathon Pellow of Todsworthy Farm Holidays and the Cornwall based chef Nathan Outlaw who won the Restaurateur of the Year at the Cateys.

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  • Jack Nowell gets a copy of Food for Thought!

    Cornish born and bred rugby player Jack Nowell was recently given a copy of Food for Thought at a rugby evening held at St Austell Rugby Club. Jack currently plays for the Exeter Chiefs along with being a regular England team player. He was also selected to play for the British Lions in 2017. Exeter Chief players Gareth Steenson and Thomas ‘The Tank’ Waldron also attended the evening. In turn a book swap was done with the players who kindly gave a signed a copy of the ‘The Road to Glory – Inside Story’. The book highlights the amazing achievements of the Exeter Chiefs since they entered rugby’s Premiership. The book will now be used to support a charity event in aid of the industry charity Hospitality Action.

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  • The Spinal Injuries Association mentions Food for Thought in its latest addition of Forward magazine…

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