happy 3rd birthday marguerite doré – est 2012 may 7th
May 7th 2012 was the day l launched my brand marguerite doré.
Three years later and l’m here in London introducing the brand to London’s finest Chefs.
All my glass samples in my colour range were photos taken by
BEN JOHNSON Photographer.
The Olsen was were the Melbourne launch was held.
The journey and its main purpose of marguerite doré and my company M DORE GLASS PTY LTD is to strive to bring beauty into the hands of the beholder with GLASS.
I have meet some wonderful people out there and have had the pleasure of presenting glass plates to individuals, like..
Cyndiy Laupier when she was in Melbourne with Memphis Blues, the plate was designed to match their tour branding.
Jerry Hall while acting in the Play, The Graduate. Jerry loved her plates in her favourite colour green.
Memphis Blues Band members.
Behind the glamour….
Inside the margeurite doré studio. Plenty of space for very large kilns to “slump” our glass dining-ware.
It’s not the prettiest word “slumping” but that’s exactly what happens.
This is what l call, handmade.
Getting your hands and fingers cut is all part of the glass world.
I can really say the phrase, “blood, sweat and tears”
The glass used is of the highest quaulity, Spectrum Glass from U.S.A which is delivered in large sheets all ready for the marguerite doré studio to do our magic.
Along this journey l have meet some colourful, fantastic people in the industry of food-service. I am associate member of LTB, Les Toques Blanches, an Executive Chefs Association and it has been and still is an honour.
Life time member.
My friend and a lady l truly admire,
Kerry Smith CEO of PDF Food services Pty Ltd.
Marcus Moore who was he President of Les Toques Blances when this image was taken.
I have grown fond of all the members of LTB and l am grateful for their kindness and their wanting to help me. I have learnt a lot from the Chefs of LTB and fellow associates.
Mr. Truffle, Simon Friend
Using our plates for demonstrations at the truffle festival, 2014.
Photo-shoot at The Point, Albert Park, Melbourne.
The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, 2014
Chef Jacques Reymonds creations.
Dinner for Les Toques Blanches members at the RACV City Club.
Plated in the kitchen run by Executive Chef Mark Normoyle.
Chefs Perrick Boyer and Mark Normoyle have done so much for me with food styling and their support.
Our last photo-shoot for our new version Look book
Food stylist Chef Crystal Jones and Photographer Ben Johnson they were both an amazing team, so proud to have them on my team.
Chef Crystal Jones was the personal Chef for the Queen of Bahrain, it was an honour to have her culinary skills for this photo-shoot.
I end the three years in London as l am here to introduce the brand to the U.K. Here with my case custom built to carry the marguerite doré range weighing 30 kilos, thankfully the case is on wheels.
It has always been my dream to have a beautiful range of glass dining-ware that the food-service industry and the general public could use every day. Instead of the days when we kept the good crockery for special occasions, left in the cupboards gathering dust. Now there is marguerite doré glass dining-ware that is and still to this day makes me go “wow”. Hope that is ok for me to say “wow” because it’s the truth. Every time l open the kiln and see the results l receive a beautiful feeling and my wish to you is that you get to experience that feeling too by owning and using our marguerite doré glass dining-ware daily.
In the world of glass anything is possible.
Happy 3rd Birthday.