Latest News | 7 November 2023

Catering firm over the moon at cathedral dinner success

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The Butlers Pantry has said it was “honoured” to cater for a recent fundraising dinner at Derby Cathedral, which took place underneath a spectacular Moon art installation.

Last month, the cathedral held its Moonlight Dinner event to raise funds to support its community work and help restore its tower roof.

As well as from the dinner itself, cash was raised through an auction and raffle, with prizes donated by a number of Marketing Derby Bondholders, including Colleague Box, Project D, So Good Kombucha and Derby County.

The event, which was attended by dignitaries, including the Derbyshire High Sheriff Teresa Peltier, the Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire Elizabeth Fothergill CBE and the Bishop of Derby the Right Reverend Libby Lane, took place under Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon art installation.

For the past few weeks, the giant artwork has been suspended above the nave of Derby Cathedral.

During that time, the installation has attracted thousands of visitors, while the cathedral itself has been holding a programme of events.

At the dinner, The Butlers Pantry team served a sumptuous three-course meal to guests, while they were entertained with live piano music by the cathedral’s director of music and a ‘Moonlight Barbershop’.

Speaking after the event, Derbyshire High Sheriff Teresa Peltier said: “The food was gorgeous, and the setting was stunning.

“Thank you to Helen Skripek and the rest of The Butlers Pantry team, Derby Cathedral and everyone who contributed to making this a unique experience and wonderful evening.”

In a statement, The Butler’s Pantry said: “We were very honoured to cater for this event as it was the first time a formal three-course dinner had been served in the cathedral itself.

“To do so, The Song Room in the cathedral was transformed into a kitchen for the evening.

“Following the success of the Moonlight Dinner, Derby Cathedral and The Butlers Pantry hope to host further corporate and private events within the cathedral building.”

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