Graham Garrett Teams up with Chris Underwood to Launch Artisserie
Award-winning chef Graham Garrett, Chef Patron of The West House in Biddenden, Kent has joined forces with Belmont Cadogan Exec Pastry Chef Chris Underwood to open a new patisserie in nearby Tenterden.
We caught up with Chris to talk about the new project that will open before Christmas.
“I had the idea for a patisserie during lockdown,” Chris told us. “It’s going to be called Artisserie and is a cross between art and patisserie. Yes, it has French roots in the styles of cakes, chocolates and breads that we plan but that’s as far as it goes. We are an English equivalent.
“There’ll be classics because we love them but there will also be new creations like different flavours of macaroons that I’ve been doing at The Cadogan. And, hopefully, there will be some of Graham’s breads from The West House.
“My wife and I have just bought a house down here and the old building in Tenterden was a former bank and estate agent. It has some great features like beautiful floors and we’ll have a window into the kitchen.
“As far as what we’ll be offering – it will be everything you’d expect of a patisserie with petit gateaux, entremets and chocolates. Everything that we do will have a slight English twist. A lot will be based on the afternoon tea that I’ve been working on at The Cadogan. We won best AFT is 2019.”
Chris Underwood’s recent CV includes:
- Head Pastry chef at FERA at Claridge’s
- Group Pastry Chef at Adam Handling Group
- Executive Pastry Chef at Belmont Cadogan Hotel in London