After serving an apprenticeship under the tutorage of Shaun Hill at Gidleigh Park, I took over the Jack kitchen in 1993. A year later we became one of the first pubs to achieve 2 AA rosettes – an award that we have maintained ever since. I won the ‘South West Chef of the Year’ competition in 2010 and am proud to have trained 3 subsequent winners. Along the way the pub has also won praise from Michelin and The Good Food Guide whilst featuring regularly in the UK’s Top 50 Gastropubs.
I am currently Chef Director at Winslade Manor, just outside of Exeter.
2022 marks my 28th year of continuous service as head chef – it’s a very rare occurrence in this industry and an achievement that I am immensely proud of.