My Mum & Dad were massive foodies, so my love of food started at a very young age. I knew I wanted to start a career in cooking as soon as I reached high school, cookery lessons were the highlight of my week!
It has to be fish! There is such a wide variety of cooking techniques you can use with a piece of fish, you can never stop learning.
The Lamb we get here at the hotel is local and it’s absolutely amazing! You cannot beat a good cut of welsh lamb.
Sweet and Sour Duck Breast… This is my favourite dish on the menu at the moment and it’s taken me a while to perfect! I would highly recommend our guests to try it and it’s something a little different!
I tend to cook a lot of Asian food when I’m at home! But my guilty pleasure would have to be a steak and kidney pie.
I’m an Ale man, I love a good IPA. The Barry Island IPA we have at the hotel is up there. It goes great with a steak and kidney pie.
Elderflower, I’m foraging for it this week, it’s come out quite late this season.
Xo Sauce if probably one of the most unusual things I have cooked. It was delicious too.
Best Meal would have to be Sea Bass with Ox Tongue and a Worcestershire Sauce flavoured Sauce, I still remember it now!
Worst Meal – This is a tough one. I’ve never had a really awful meal, I’ve had some bad ones but I think being a chef makes me fussier than most.
This may sound stupid but make sure everything tastes like it’s supposed too. Cauliflower Puree should taste like cauliflower, carrot soup must taste like carrot!
Sat Baines and René Redzepi, these are two chefs I would love to meet and have so many questions to ask. The third would be Kanye West, because why not.
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