• Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

27 February 2019
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Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is an international charity working to save species from extinction. Headquartered at Jersey Zoo, Durrell focuses on the most threatened species in the most threatened places. Established by author and conservationist, Gerald Durrell, in 1959, Durrell’s overall aim is for more diverse, beautiful and resilient natural landscapes in which species can thrive and people can enjoy a deeper connection with nature. Its approach concentrates on the rewilding of animals, the rewilding of ecosystems and the rewilding of people.

Ahead of Eat Jersey 2019, The Atlantic’s Executive Chef Will Holland and cocktail mixologist Roslyn Humphreys will go behind the scenes at Jersey Zoo on 12th March 2019. They will visit the zoo’s organic farm where much of the animals’ food is grown, from leafy greens to goji berries, to take inspiration for the festival dishes. A special Eat Jersey cocktail will also be created to enjoy throughout the festival featuring handpicked ingredients from Jersey Zoo’s farm.

In addition to Durrell, Eat Jersey 2019 is delighted to welcome Visit Jersey as its partner together with Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Luxury Jersey Hotels and official media partner the Jersey Evening Post

Eat Jersey 2019 is also pleased to announce the following sponsors for this year’s event:

Easenmyne

As one of Jersey’s most long-standing, family-run businesses, Easenmyne has built an unwavering trust with every single one of their clients. Starting out in Jersey in 1945 at the end of the Second World War, from humble beginnings selling fresh eggs and poultry, Easenmyne Foodservice is now one of the biggest suppliers of quality food, selling the finest welfare meats sourced from field to fork.

Mercury Distribution

Based in the Channel Islands, Mercury Distribution is a locally owned company comprising of five complementary divisions: hospitality, engineering, medical, office and home delivery. For personal retail customers, mercurydeliver.com offers a wide range of everyday shopping essentials that can be conveniently and securely ordered online with the extra benefit of free delivery direct to the door.

Jersey Dairy

Jersey Dairy is a farmer-owned co-operative responsible for providing Jersey with fresh milk and dairy products. All products are made from milk produced exclusively by the finest pure-breed Jersey cows, which can trace the purity of lineage back to 1763. The milk has up to 20% more protein and calcium, 25% more butterfat and a higher concentration of minerals and vitamins than that from other breeds, creating a naturally improved texture and taste.

Taittinger

Taittinger is one of the last great independent Champagne houses owned and actively managed by the family named on the label. In 1932 the founder, Pierre Taittinger, bought the Forest and Fourneaux house which was created in 1734. The hallmark of the fine Champagne is the highest proportion of Chardonnay used in the winemaking to produce elegant and delicate Champagne. The Friday and Saturday events of Eat Jersey will see House of Taittinger Champagne being served to diners.

Cimandis

Cimandis is a leading foodservice wholesale distributor across the Channel Islands. We have operations on Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney plus we service Herm and Sark. We provide great food options from high quality ingredients. We also supply soft drinks and catering equipment. Our range include a number of own brand and local products in addition to big brands. Our modern fleet allows for fully consolidated deliveries across all temperature bands. We’re passionate about foodservice and our primary objective is to achieve service excellence for all our customers. To learn more about our business, speak to any member of our team, visit our website or connect with us via social media.

Hildon

The Hildon name, synonymous with classic style and quality, started its 30 year journey on a humble dairy farm. Since then Hildon has gained an international reputation as one of the most iconic British bottled water brands and is now available in 36 countries worldwide.

Patrick Burke, owner of The Atlantic Hotel and founder of Eat Jersey said: “We are proud to be supporting the fantastic work of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust once again. Durrell is a charity based in Jersey with conservation projects making a significant impact across the globe. We would not be in a position to raise funds in aid of these efforts through Eat Jersey without the generous support of our official sponsors and partners. We look forward to creating another successful Eat Jersey event together.”

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