Canapés bred in Sheffield

The Cutlers Hall launches its new Sheffield Themed canapes
The Cutlers Hall launches its new Sheffield Themed canapes

Cutlers Hall is a Sheffield icon in its own right - and now its culinary team has created canapés to showcase the city’s food legends.

The Grade II listed building, home to the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire, is also a grand events and banqueting venue.

And beneath the stunning dining rooms lies a fascinating glimpse of history.

Old menus dating back to 1904 show the meal of the moment then was turtle soup.

There are even original meat hooks in the kitchen, above a range which would have been stoked by a lowly worker, where World Master Chef Jamie Whiteley now leads his team of three.

There has been a chef in place at the hall since the 1600s.

Back in the modern day, things have changed, and the team has created a new range of canapés with a local twist, and without a turtle in sight.

The star ingredients include pork from Beres in the mini pork sandwich - one of the ‘best things in the world’ according to Sheffield-born Jamie – a splash of Henderson’s Relish in the burger sliders with pickle, and goat’s cheese from Birtwistle in Derbyshire in a tiny tomato tart.

For beer fans, there is also salmon cured in Pale Rider ale from Kelham Island, and getting that much flavour in such a small portion is skill indeed.

Pudding themes include a forkful of Peak District favourite Bakewell pudding and parkin cake.

Jamie added: “Some people think banqueting is stuffy but we are bringing restaurant quality food - this is giving canapés a Yorkshire twist.”