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Having started his career back in 2001 at the Holne Chase Hotel in Devon Joe always had an ambition to learn and cook at the highest level. After completing a 1-month stage with the 2 Michelin-starred Martin Blunos in Bath Joe always knew that is where he wanted to be.

After a few years working in hotels and restaurants in the South West he went onto teach both the recreational and chefs academy courses at the award-winning Ashburton Cookery School in Devon for eight years.

After gaining valuable knowledge and experience he was still hungry to get back in the kitchen and pursue his dream. Joe left the cookery school to go and work at the prestigious and renowned Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons with Raymond Blanc and Gary Jones.

After completing two incredible years at Le Manoir Joe has taken the reigns at the Lake Country House Hotel in Powys Wales, cooking seasonal, British dishes with classical French techniques and as an avid forager, nature’s influences.