Be Inspired By… Aidan McGee

Name: Aidan McGee Age: 31 Pub Company: The Truscott Arms Job title: Head Chef Tell us about your career path: I started out work as a baran in a few local pubs in Ireland and then went on to run a nightclub and three bars. I liked the industry, but knew I hadn’t quite found my career path and…

Seafood Pub Company work with college chefs

  Students at the Nelson and Colne College’s School of Culinary Arts welcomed Executive Chef Antony Shirley, and the award-winning team from the Seafood Pub Company, into the kitchen last week. The Seafood Pub Company, who are famed for sourcing the finest quality produce from sea and shore, partnered with the college’s enthusiastic young chefs, on…

Be inspired by… Roxanne Allen

Name: Roxanne Allen Age: 19 Job title: Demi Chef de Partie Pub/Bar Company: The Anthologist, Drake & Morgan Qualifications: Level 2 NVQ Professional Cookery, Level 3 VQR Professional Cookery “I love getting stuck in to new challenges and getting my hands dirty,” says Roxanne Allen, a 19 year old Demi Chef de Partie at The…

Be inspired by…Saul Stevens

Name: Saul Stevens Age: 30 Pub Company: Old School Bar & Kitchen Job title: Head Chef Tell us about your career path: I started my career in Redruth, as a commis chef in a traditional pub called Trickies. I looked after the starters and whatever else was required of me – the memory of prepping…

Be inspired by…Mark Dodson

Name: Mark Dodson Age: 57 Pub Company: Masons Arms, Knowstone Job title: Owner & Head Chef Tell us about your career path: I trained at Colchester Catering College for 3 years and left with a diploma aged 21. My first job was as a Commis Chef at the Portman Hotel in London. A year later, I moved on to…

Roux Scholarship Finalists Announced

The six finalists who will compete for the title of Roux Scholar 2015 have been announced, following two regional finals, which took place on Thursday 12th March 2015 at University of West London and University College Birmingham. The regional finals included a mystery box dessert challenge, whereby contestants were tasked with preparing a dessert for…

Raymond Blanc’s pub concept champions chef talent

Raymond Blanc’s, acclaimed pub concept the White Brasserie Co, offers traditional English pubs with a French brasserie twist, and their chef talent has been championed at the recent Propel Multi Club Conference. The premium pubs are attracting a younger audience, with their food offer that is cooked to order using seasonal and fresh ingredients. The Executive Chef,…

Young National Chef of the year 2016 launches

The Craft Guild of Chefs is seeking the next generation of talent with the launch of its annual Young National Chef of the Year competition.   Young National Chef of the Year represents the most talented pool of young chefs in the UK, taking in the winners of young chef competitions from the British Culinary…

Be inspired by…Steven Smith

Name: Steven Smith Age: 32 Pub Company: Freemasons at Wiswell Job title: Chef/Patron Tell us about your career path: I’ve been working in the industry since I was 15, from there it seems to have built up slowly but surely. I had a brief spell training in Catering & Hospitality at Blackburn College, from there,…