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Simon Rimmer launches ‘The Green Burger’ at the Riverside Café

May 11, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Simon Rimmer launches ‘The Green Burger’ at the Riverside Café

De Montfort University

Riverside Café opened in January, becoming the newest (and greenest) addition to the catering provided by Chartwells at De Montfort University. The Riverside Café menu features a range of great Vegan and Gluten Free dishes, responding to changes in consumer demands and requirements, with over 20% of females aged 18-30 adopting a plant based diet this new restaurant offers a great place for students and staff at DMU, as well as local businesses and residents to enjoy, with our aim to create good food and encourage a good mood!

Based on feedback and customer demand we have worked alongside Simon Rimmer, Celebrity Chef and Culinary Ambassador for Chartwells at De Montfort University to develop the menu – we know how hard it is to resist a burger, but we didn’t want to stay away from the ethos that Is Riverside Café.
With this in mind, ‘The Green Burger’ was born – a Vegan and Gluten Free ‘Patty’ featuring kidney beans, oats and porcini mushrooms, giving it a great flavor and texture, served in a homemade Spinach Bun (take it as a naked burger to make it GF) and topped with ‘Green Goddess’ Dressing.
Don’t worry if meat is still your thing, we’ve also got that covered with a variation on the ‘green burger’ featuring chicken.

Simon Rimmer, who has worked with Chartwells at De Montfort University for the last year, owns and runs two successful Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants (Greens in Didsbury and Earle in Hale), and has worked alongside our Chefs to create, taste and develop and bring ‘The Burger’ to Riverside Café, he said “vegan and gluten free doesn’t have to be tasteless and boring, the green burger is here to change that and I can’t wait to showcase it in Leicester”.

The official launch of ‘The Burger’ takes place on Thursday 11th May, join us for lunch and get your first taste of ‘The Burger’ from 11am – 3pm. Simon will be working in our kitchen alongside the team, as well as meeting and greeting customers enjoying their first taste of ‘The Burger’ from 12.30pm – 1.30pm (and available for interviews)!

Date 11th May
Time 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Where Riverside Café, De Montfort University
(Vijay Patel Building, Newarke Close, Leicester. LE2 7BJ)

*Simon Rimmer will be available for interviews on the day

For more information – please contact Jema Wyatt – jema.wyatt@compass-group.co.uk or Rebecca Reddan – rebecca.reddan@compass-group.co.uk

De Montfort


May 11, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Jema Wyatt


Riverside Cafe
Vijay Patel Buildin
Leicester, Select a State or Province: LE2 7BJ
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