#BAPS2021 Social Programme

Virtual Cook-Along with Clare Rees

Wednesday 7th July , 18.30-20.30 BST



Prepare a feast for your family and friends with Clare Rees after the first day of #BAPS2021. You can even get your nearest and dearest to join in.  Clare will be demonstrating recipes that will be circulated in advance and you can cook along to make a delicious meal for friends and family. There will be a vegetarian option. We’ll be starting at 6.30pm and aiming to have dinner ready for 8.30pm.

Have a look at Clare’s rainbow themed menu here, but don’t look if you’re hungry!


Clare Rees, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust & Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

For anyone who has seen Clare’s Instagram feed (https://www.instagram.com/claremrees/), you will know to expect beautifully vibrant food prepared with equal doses of love and precision.



You will be provided with a full list of ingredients and equipment required in advance of this virtual event and have a 2 course meal to enjoy by 8.30pm.

  1. You need to be registered for #BAPS2021.
  2. To gauge your culinary experience, please complete Clare’s form by the 28th June.
  3. Please support Clare’s chosen charity, #Knives4Lives by submitting a donation (minimum donation £10) here.

About #Knives4Lives

This community project aims to address the devastating impact of knife crime in London by offering young people who are involved in knife violence as victims, perpetrators or bystanders something else to do with knives – by teaching them to cook. The aim of this is to help them build social networks around food, give them skills for life, enable them to feel valued and empower them to change the course of their lives.
We aim to run small group cookery classes, teaching simple recipes that are affordable and accessible, starting in West London but hopefully spreading across the capital, and around the country The groups would be up to 10 young people, with the same number of volunteers to provide 1:1 support and coaching. We will teach some cookery skills and the young people will use them to create a meal which they then sit down and share with the volunteers, getting to know each other and sharing their stories.

Virtual Wine Tasting

Thursday 8th July at 6:30pm BST


Although we can’t be with you in person, we’re still doing all we can to bring the best of Laithwaites’ wines and experts to you, however, this time in the comfort of your own home.

You’re invited to learn more about the wonderful world of wine and brush up on your tasting skills. Join Laithwaite’s resident expert Sarah Everden, for our very special interactive tasting event direct to your home.

Sarah is Laithwaite’s buyer of French wines, including Champagne, sourcing new and exciting wines for customers to enjoy. Sarah previously lived in Montpellier in the South of France where she completed a master’s degree in Wine Business and Marketing. She has since gone on to complete the WSET diploma.

Find out what you can learn from the wine’s colour, aroma and taste. Discover the skills used by professional wine buyers and sommeliers, and ask Sarah any questions you might have about tasting.

The wine selection will be delivered to your home ahead of the event. Please note wines may vary but will either be the same style or very similar. Joining instructions will be sent out closer to the time.

Whilst our overseas delegates can’t order from Laithwaites, you can still participate by stocking up on the wines below from your local supplier.

The wines

Here are the wines we aim to be tasting:


Revel in the brilliant, green apple fruit and refreshing zip in this stand apart Pinot
Grigio. It’s from the Italian hotspot for this grape – the Veneto – and is so much
more than simply fresh, with flavours that’ll have your taste buds tingling.


A charming red from France’s classic Beaujolais, a region that’s roaring back
into fashion. Using old vine grapes from well positioned vineyards and a high
quality vintage, this is a silky, strawberry and floral scented, pretty fruit red.


Classic Tempranillo with all the hallmark, silky, toasty flavours that have made
Rioja such a hit. The grapes come from the old vineyards of Rioja Alavesa, rare in
such a modestly priced wine, and key to its popularity. Delicious and great value.


UK Delegates

Order your wines from Laithwaites between Monday 28th June and midnight on Sunday 4th July.

To participate and order your wines, please follow the instructions in this flyer:

#BAPS2021 Wine tasting with Laithwaites


Rest of World Delegates

Purchase the above wines from your local wine merchant.

We look forward to seeing you soon,

The Laithwaites Events Team