Press Release – 22 September 2020
The BGA believes that serving game is a fundamental feature of a shoot day – not only to celebrate game meat as great British produce, but also to encourage guests to think differently about the way they cook with the game they take home after a day’s shooting.
The #BGABites campaign seeks to encourage its shoot members and followers to share game-based elevenses pictures and recipes on social media using the hashtag, to inspire other shoots with easy ways to cook and serve game nibbles, regardless of their size or resource.
Although this year’s game season will be impacted by the pandemic with socially distanced elevenses in place, the BGA hopes to inspire shoots to think differently about what they serve.
Constable Burton, a BGA-registered shoot, is a great example of a shoot promoting game meat at elevenses. Tristan Prudden, Head Chef at Constable Burton Estate, explained why using game is important to the estate,
“At Constable Burton we are passionate about using game at elevenses to encourage our clients to try it. We try to be as innovative as possible in the way we serve our elevenses and the focus is very much on modern recipes, which are relatable to the client. From Mallard Sushi, Kentucky Fried Partridge (KFP) and Venison Sausage Rolls to Squirrel Pasties and Pheasant Goujons, we create quick and warming bites that utilise the game we are producing at the Estate.”
“Since doing so, 95% of our clients proceed to order game on our evening menu, after trying our elevenses, as they can’t get enough. We think shoots should celebrate game meat by serving it in creative and delicious ways, ensuring that no meat goes to waste.”
BGA Chief Exec, Liam Stokes said, “
Elevenses is such a great time to think about getting creative with game. Even serving pheasant sausage rolls is a bit different and gets people thinking about when else they might want to choose game, and it is so easy to do. We want to showcase as many examples as possible of game-based elevenses, from the fanciest delicacy to the heartiest pie, whether bought online or cooked at home, to inspire others to try something new.”
Recipes for game-based elevenses, or pictures of them being enjoyed in the field, can be sent directly to the BGA to feature on their website and social media channels, by using the #BGABites hashtag on Twitter or Instagram or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The BGA will also be sharing game products and promotions from BGA-assured stockists, such as Wild & Game’s Elevenses Packs and Braehead Foods’ game sausages, as an alternative to preparing elevenses from scratch. For more information on the campaign, you can search the #BGABites hashtag on social media or follow @britishgamealliance on Instagram or @BritishGame on Twitter.