Before my 20 years of experience within the catering and hospitality industry, I grew up and was trained as chef in Cornwall. I worked in many kitchens in the South West of England before quickly moving up the ranks, which lead me to the the top kitchens of London.
I then cooked with the celebrated chef Simon Hopkinson of Bibendum restaurant in Chelsea. After a few years in London I returned to the West Country to join in several Michelin starred kitchens, including the famous two Michelin starred Lettonie in Bath. Since then I have headed the kitchens of several acclaimed restaurants, 5 star hotels and gastronomic dining pubs.
During my time as head chef, I earned a place in the prestigious Michelin Red Guide for 10 years, achieved a Bib Gourmand in 2011, and also featured in many food publications and national press.
My next path was to teach at the Samsung Private Cookery School, where I designed bespoke team building cookery classes and competitions for blue chip companies such as Boeing, Nokia, Sony and KPMG.
Few years later, I was headhunted to run a bistronomic hotel in Chamonix and this is where I started my French journey. For over 2 years, I have worked in the luxurious private chalets of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and Megève, bringing tailor-made menus to the clients. For the last two summers, I have been the exclusive chef of Château de Varennes, a high-end boutique hotel in the heart of Burgundy.
Modern European with few International inspirations, focusing on regional traditional cookery from the best local and strictly seasonal produces. I believe in serving hearty food and balanced dishes but elegantly presented.
Career Achievements & Highlights
I have cooked for:
- The Queens 80th birthday
- The late Lady Diana
- The late Marlon Brando
- Tom Cruise
- Bristol Chef of the Year
- Featured in Diana Henry's Top Gastronomic Dining Pub Publication
- Bib Gourmand Winner
- Good Food Guide Listed
- AA Rossette
- Trenchmans Top 150 Restaurant Guide