With gifts to wrap, food to cook, relatives to wrangle, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed at Christmas. But with just a few days remaining until the big day, what’s wrong with sitting back and just enjoying the chaos? Listen to some carols, let the excitement take over. Sneak another bit of ham from the fridge when no-one’s looking – and stop worrying! It’s Christmas. Why stress?
The end of the year is a time for reflection, and we’ve had an amazing year here at Peter’s. We launched an app for Android and iPhone, announced a partnership with Afterpay, and we’re delivering to more countries than ever. And our Demonstration Kitchen has played host to some of Australia’s biggest names…
To kick off 2016, the legendary Matt Moran (above) came in to help us celebrate Scanpan’s 60th anniversary. We’re still talking about Guillaume Brahimi’s French cuisine masterclass, not to mention the delicious Turkish meals Chef Somer Sivrioglu prepared back in May. Sydney grandmother, Mary Mitropoulos, known for her simple, fresh meals for kids, shared a few of her kitchen secrets with us, and the punk princess of pastry herself, Anna Polyviou made three delicious desserts before a packed crowd.
In June, we hosted one of our most memorable events ever, when Tom and George Burgess of the South Sydney Rabbitohs (above) took over the Peter’s kitchen. If the rugby thing doesn’t work out for them, they’re always welcome to come and cook for us! Chef and restaurateur, Guy Grossi shared some of his favourite Italian recipes, and the lovely Kathy Tsaples, the powerhouse behind Melbourne produce store, Sweet Greek, left us wanting more. Jo Richardson, the Kitchen Therapist, introduced us to the amazing new KitchenAid Mini, and chef, author and TV host, Adrian Richardson came to show us what the Magimix Cook Expert can do. Plus, we were lucky to have the magnifique Manu Feildel visit us twice this year – in April (pictured below) to launch the latest range of Chasseur cookware and at the start of December for a very special event with his fiancée, Clarissa Weerasena, to launch their new cookbook, More Please!
Our Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Classes were a huge hit with littlies and their parents, and in December, our Gingerbread House Decorating Classes for adults have been incredibly popular too!
But our biggest and most anticipated event of the year was our traditional Pink Ribbon Breakfast. Thanks to the generosity of our guests and suppliers, we raised an amazing $25,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Our Kensington store will be closed over Christmas and the New Year, but don’t despair, because we have a huge sale kicking off online the day after Christmas! Visit our website on Boxing Day for huge savings across our entire online range, including dinnerware, glassware, cutlery, cookware and more.
If you’re in the mood for a spot of in-person bargain hunting, our Alexandria Warehouse will be closed on public holidays and open between 4pm and 6.30pm Mondays to Fridays, as well as 9.30am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
In 2017, for the first time ever, our Kensington Store will be re-opening on a Saturday! Join us at 9.30am, Saturday January 7 for the first day of the Peter’s of Kensington Grand Re-Opening Sale!
Hold your hats, because next year is going to be even bigger! 2017 marks Peter’s of Kensington’s 40th birthday, and we have huge plans…
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. There’s still Christmas food to be enjoyed, presents to be unwrapped and so much more. Thanks for making our year so special. From all of us at Peter’s of Kensington, have a very merry Christmas and a safe New Year!
Here’s one final look at our biggest events of the year. Thanks to all our presenters and guests!