Like many UK and Irish businesses, Brookvent was compelled to close its operations at the end of March due to the first wave onset of covid-19.
As a means of keeping in touch during the lockdown period, we established a weekly online Community magazine, encouraging contributions from the entire team.
Week by week its content grew, full advice, ideas, quizzes, prizes, and a Cookery Corner section which was so popular, that we decided we simply had to honour and celebrate the many recipes and contributions our team and publish an official Brookvent cookbook.
In addition to our Dunmurry HQ, the company has offices in Poland, Russia and Hungary, which is reflected by the vast array of “international cuisine” entries contained in the publication.
“We simply had to pay tribute to the wonderful contributions from the team during such a difficult time. The recipes that were created and shared not only looked delicious, they also captured the emotion and challenge of the time we were living through. The book is testimony to the creativity, resilience, and perseverance of our employees” Declan Gormley, Managing Director.
The company is distributing a hard-back copy to all employees as a Christmas gift and a digital copy is available here for all: Brookvent CookBook
We hope you enjoy trying to re-recreate the recipes enclosed.
Remember – Keep it simple, follow the recipe, and you will be an international cook in no time!
The company would also like to appeal to any recipients to consider a donation to the ‘NHS Charities Together: Covid 19 Urgent Appeal’ as a thank you and to support NHS staff, volunteers and patients impacted by Covid-19 across the country: https://www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk/donate/
This year, in lieu of the typical Christmas gifts we would issue to our customers and partners, Brookvent has chosen to make a further donation to this appeal – it simply feels like the right thing to do!
We would like to thank all of our customers for their continued support this year, in what has been a difficult and challenging year for us all.
From all the team at Brookvent, we would like to wish you a very merry, and more importantly, safe Christmas.