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Meet The Family Business Owner - H. Forman & Sons
Wed 10 May 2017, 11:00 – 14:00 BST
Enjoy a unique tour and tasting at H. Forman & Son's famous smokehouse, hosted by Managing Director, Lance Forman, and including a fascinating carving demonstration. This event is organised in association with PwC.
Smoked salmon is serious business at H. Forman & Son, the East End’s last smokehouse, founded by Harry Forman in Stepney in 1905 and run today by his great-grandson Lance Forman at Fish Island in Hackney Wick.
11.00am Meet & Greet
11.15am Talk on the history of H. Forman & Son
11.45am Tour of the Smokehouse and factory floor
12.30pm Smoked Salmon carving demonstration with Darren Matson
1.00pm Salmon Platter in the restaurant
2.00pm Tour concludes
You will begin at 11am with a tour of Forman’s famous London smokehouse, showing you the process of producing the world’s finest smoked Scottish salmon. Afterwards, you will take a seat in Forman’s, the onsite riverside Restaurant and Bar which has an incredible view of the Olympic Stadium and a viewing gallery into the smokehouse. It is here where you will enjoy a smoked salmon tasting platter to share, accompanied by a bottle of still or sparkling water.
Also included is a 30 minute talk on the history of H. Forman & Son which goes back over a hundred years. Following on from this will be a 30 minute smoked salmon carving demonstration on the factory floor by the Guinness World Record Holder, who previously won a carving competition against Gordon Ramsay. If there is an exhibition on at the time you will have a tour of the Forman’s smokehouse art gallery, a spectacular contemporary art project space on the top floor of the smokery.
At the end of your experience you will receive a complimentary packet of smoked salmon to take away and you will have the opportunity to purchase more items.
A fantastic opportunity to get behind the scenes of a family business in the East End of London.