Upcoming Events

30th September 2018

Jenny Chandler

Jenny Chandler studied Spanish and Catalan at Bristol and Barcelona Universities. After training at Leith’s School of Food and Wine she worked as a chef on […]
30th September 2018
Olivier Certain cooking demonstration at Feast Food & Drink Festival in Taunton

Olivier Certain

Olivier Certain came to England in 1998 with the intention of staying for two years in order to practice his English. But the Marseille-born Head Chef […]
30th September 2018
Bini Ludlow, Sweet Cumin

Bini Ludlow

Binixa (Bini) Ludlow grew up in Bradford, West Yorkshire. She learnt traditional Gujarati cooking from her mother and aunties at the tender age of eight (to […]
30th September 2018
Mark Dodson cooking demo

Mark Dodson

Mark Dodson has an extremely extensive and impressive culinary history. Everything this executive chef seems to touch turns into a Michelin star, and it’s proven in […]
29th September 2018

Dez Turland

The Development Chef of the Saunton Sands Hotel, Dez Turland, has had a rich and varied career in the culinary industry. After completing college in the […]
29th September 2018
Richard Guest

Richard Guest

Richard Guest began his kitchen career “at the helm of a big stainless steel sink in a rubber apron and Marigold gloves” washing dishes for the […]
30th September 2017
Paul and Donna Berry of the Swan in Bampton

Paul and Donna Berry

As leading chefs, what do you do when you move to the West Country and have over 30 years of professional culinary experience under your belt? […]
30th September 2017
Liam Finnegan

Liam Finnegan

As the Head Chef of The Castle Hotel, Liam Finnegan learned from a young age to appreciate the hard work and graft it takes to cook […]
4th July 2017
Jude Kereama

Jude Kereama

Jude Kereama Born and raised in New Zealand, Jude moved to the UK in 1996 having trained under acclaimed chef Simon Gault. He spent many years working
21st June 2017
Michael Caines MBE

Michael Caines MBE

Michael appears regularly on television, appearing on programs such as BBC 1 Saturday Kitchen, Masterchef, Sunday Brunch, The Great British Menu, and The Great British Bakeoff […]
21st June 2017
Josh Eggleton of the Pony and Trap

Josh Eggleton

There are only a handful of pubs in the UK with a Michelin star, and Josh Eggleton’s Somerset bolthole is one of them.
21st June 2017
Dominic Chapman of The Beehive

Dominic Chapman

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