Dominic comes from a lineage of hospitality, as his family has owned and run The Castle Hotel, Taunton, for over 65 years. He began cooking in Australia in 1996, but feels his professional career started the following year when he moved to London, and began a tour of some impressive kitchens such as Kensington Palace. He then started at The Fat Duck in Bray and helped to open The Hinds Head where he would soon be Head Chef.
In 2007, he became Head Chef of the 17th century pub – The Royal Oak of Berkshire, which in 2009 gained a Bib Gourmand award, then in 2010 a Michelin star. In 2009 Dominic was named both Good Food Guide’s Best Pub Chef and Tatler’s Best Young Chef. Currently, Dominic is Chef/Proprietor of the award winning Beehive Restaurant and Pub in Berkshire. He describes his food as ‘Intelligently simple’.