Dolton was born and grew up locally in Exeter, Devon. Having had a passion for cooking since an early age, helping wherever he was allowed in the kitchen at home with his parents, it was perhaps destined that he would move into the profession. He later continued his professional training at Exeter College, where he was awarded the ‘Apprentice of the Year’.
During this period Dolton was also awarded Junior Membership of the prestigious ‘The Master Chefs of Great Britain’. Whilst developing his training and skills he entered various competitions culminating in reaching the National Finals of The Master Chefs of Great Britain ‘Young Chef of the Year’ competition held in London.
After 4 years of running the kitchen at The Galley – Topsham, he has now taken the plunge into a business of his own. The Lamb at Longdown A semi-rural pub located in the heart of picturesque Longdown, just outside Exeter.
Dolton’s Philosophy – “Fresh Produce of any kind, Fish, Meat or Vegetables does not need to be over worked or over dressed and the natural flavors should be allowed to shine.”