Summary of where the Chef’s cuisine is inspired from and how he/she goes about expressing it
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.
List of the Chef's favorite ingredients
How did the Chef learn how to cook and what is his story?
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.
Sheffield Hallam University
BSc (Hons) International Hotel Management (Sep 1998 - Jul 1999)
HND Hotel & Catering Management (Sep 1995 - Jul 1998)
South Cheshire College
Professional Qualification in Food Preparation and Cookery (Sep 1994 - Jun 1995)
Alfresco Food Consultancy
Owner (Sep 2009-Now)
Freelance chef and consultant to food businesses
Restaurant 1601 @ Ye Olde Anchor Inn
Chef Patron (Aug 2006-Oct 2008)
Multi-award Winning Fine Dining Restaurant
Fosters on the Docks
Chef Patron (Dec 2003-Sep 2009)
Award Winning Waterside Restaurant in Gloucestershire
Ilchester Arms Country Hotel & Restaurant
Chef Patron (Feb 2000-Dec 2003)
Nouvelle Caribbean Cuisine
Consultant Chef (Sep 1996-Feb 2000)
Working alongside Chef Orlando Satchel, learning about Caribbean cookery and techniques. Consulting and developing menus for 5 star resorts.
The Swan House Hotel & Restaurant
Chef de Partie (Sep 1995-Aug 1997)
3 Rosette Country House Hotel and Restaurant
Grove House Hotel and Restaurant
Chef (Jun 1990-Sep 1995)
2 Rosette British Restaurant
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Travel: 500 kms
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