Dunmurry based Brookvent, a manufacturer that specialises in producing energy saving ventilation systems for the construction sector, has published a cookbook inspired by the culinary creations of its employees though-out the first covid-19 lockdown period in 2020.
Like many UK and Irish businesses, Brookvent was compelled to close its operations at the end of March due to the first wave onset of covid-19.
As a means of keeping in touch during the lockdown period, the company established a weekly online Community magazine, encouraging contributions from the entire team.
Week by week its content grew, full advice, ideas, quizzes, prizes, and a Cookery Corner section which was so popular, that the company decided it simply had to honour and celebrate the many recipes and contributions from the team and publish an official Brookvent cookbook.
In addition to its Dunmurry HQ, the company has offices in Poland, Russia and Hungary, which is reflected by the vast array of “international cuisine” entries contained in the publication.
“We simply had to pay tribute to the wonderful contributions from the team during such a difficult time. The recipes that were created and shared not only looked delicious, they also captured the emotion and challenge of the time we were living through. The book is testimony to the creativity, resilience, and perseverance of our employees” Declan Gormley, Managing Director.
The company distributed a hard-back copy to all employees as a Christmas gift and have published a digital copy of the cookbook on the news section of its website as a free download for all.
The company would like to appeal to any recipients to consider a donation to the ‘NHS Charities Together: Covid 19 Urgent Appeal’ as a thank you and to support NHS staff, volunteers and patients impacted by Covid-19 across the country.
See the cookbook here: BrookVent_CookBook_podglad_lr1