02 Jul 2018

Resorts World launch new patisserie brand

By Ashleigh Mills
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Our Patron’s at Resorts World have launched ‘Tuk Cakes’, a premium patisserie brand housed in an Italian style tuk-tuk van in their ground floor Atrium.

Featuring an exclusive menu of handcrafted items including macarons, chocolate bon-bons, eclairs and petits gâteaux, the menu has been devised and baked in-house by Resorts World’s pastry team, headed up by Head Pastry Chef, Darryl Collins, and Sous Chef, Bharat Chandegra. The pair have recently become familiar faces following a successful run on Channel 4’s Bake Off: The Professionals, which has led Team Resorts World to the final of the show, to be aired this Sunday 8th July at 8pm.

The pastry team also run the pastry section in Waters Restaurant, alongside renowned Birmingham Head Chef, Andy Waters, and provide desserts and sweet treats for Resorts World’s private dining and event venues. Bharat trained at Birmingham College of Food, part of University College Birmingham, known for its successful alumni including local Michelin starred chef Brad Carter of Carters restaurant in Moseley.

Head Pastry Chef, Darryl, has been delighted with their performance on the show:

“It’s definitely been tough. This is the first competition we’ve embarked on as Team Resorts World so we’re delighted with our achievement. Having not only worked alongside but also fought off competition from top hotels and restaurants, particularly in London, all the way to the final, is a real thrill. Receiving feedback and recognition from the expert judges Cherish and Benoit has also been really pleasing.”

Ian Bennett, Operations Director at Resorts World, said:

“We’re so proud of our pastry chefs’ success in the spotlight on Channel 4 and have rejoiced in their determination and hard work to reach the final of the show. To be up against a lot of London-centric talent on a primetime show is a great thing for the Midlands and for the culinary industry in the region. We have our fingers crossed for the final.”

Tuk Cakes is now open at Resorts World from Thursday to Sunday, with opening hours as follows: 12-6pm Thursday-Friday, 11am-7pm Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday.

For more information on Tuk Cakes, visit resortsworldbirmingham.co.uk.


L-R: LoveBrum Executive Director, Paul Mitchell; Darryl Collins, Resorts World’s Head Pastry Chef and Hannah Green, Communications Manager at Resorts World.

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