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Chef Jonathan
Gloucester | Rating: N/A | Professional
Specialty Cuisines: BBQ, British, Caribbean, European, Mediterranean
Vetted Experiences: Private Chef, Personal Chef, Cooking Class, Corporate Event, Catering, Chef Consultancy

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How did you start your journey?

Having worked in quality restaurants from aged 14, I have enjoyed a career spanning over 25 years. Most of my culinary influences are European and classical British, although I worked for 3 years with a top Caribbean Chef consulting to 5 star resorts. For 10 years I ran my own multi-award winning restaurants in Somerset, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. I now enjoy creating classic dishes using the freshest ingredients, infused with the influences and modern cooking techniques. Put simply I cook with passion and creativity to leave you and your guests with a truly memorable experience.

Where is your cuisine inspired from?

I started working part-time at a local 2 rosette restaurant aged 14. On completing school I attended food college and later University, all the while working in various restaurants in Cheshire. Whilst at University an opportunity arose to work with a Caribbean chef, which I did for nearly 4 years consulting to 5-star resorts and opening my culinary eyes to different flavours, ingredients, and techniques. After university, I worked in London and then Cardiff before going into business with my father purchasing a small country hotel in Somerset. In 2003 I bought a restaurant in Gloucester and 2006 another in South Worcestershire, with a passion for creating quality food and training young people to inspire their passions we achieved many recognitions and awards. I now work as a freelance business consultant and chef.

Work

Owner | Alfresco Food Consultancy | 2009 - Now
Freelance chef and consultant to food businesses

Chef Patron | Restaurant 1601 @ Ye Olde Anchor Inn | 2006 - 2008
Multi-award Winning Fine Dining Restaurant

Chef Patron | Fosters on the Docks | 2003 - 2009
Award Winning Waterside Restaurant in Gloucestershire

Chef Patron | Ilchester Arms Country Hotel & Restaurant | 2000 - 2003

Consultant Chef | Nouvelle Caribbean Cuisine | 1996 - 2000
Working alongside Chef Orlando Satchel, learning about Caribbean cookery and techniques. Consulting and developing menus for 5 star resorts.

Chef de Partie | The Swan House Hotel & Restaurant | 1995 - 1997
3 Rosette Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Chef | Grove House Hotel and Restaurant | 1990 - 1995
2 Rosette British Restaurant

Training

BSc (Hons) International Hotel Management | Sheffield Hallam University | 1998 - 1999

HND Hotel & Catering Management | Bournemouth University | 1995 - 1998

Professional Qualification in Food Preparation and Cookery | South Cheshire College | 1994 - 1995

What is your Cancellation Policy?

Moderate - Full refund up to 1 week before the event, 50% refund up to 2 days prior to event, except Foodie Service fees

What languages do you speak?

No description provided.

How far can you travel?

500 kms

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