After leaving Exeter College in 2001 Stuart has worked in several Hotels and Restaurants in the South West before moving to Cardiff for the reopening and re-branding of the Thistle Hotels.
He then moved back to Devon with an initial 3 month Stage at John Burton Race’s, Michelin Star Restaurant, The New Angel in Dartmouth before joining the Victoria Hotel, part of the Brend Group, in Sidmouth in 2009.
In 2010 he was offered the opportunity to complete a month Stage at Heston Blumenthal’s 3 Michelin Star, The Fat Duck. From where he returned to the Victoria Hotel as Sous Chef, before being promoted to Head Chef in 2011
Stuart has competed in competitions for the Brend Hotels as well as demonstrating his cookery skills at the Devon County Show and Barnstaple Food Festival.
With a team of 18 chefs spread out over 3 Kitchens, Stuart promotes the training and development of younger chefs, the future of the industry.
With a modern approach to cooking backed up by his classical French training influencing the menu featuring Local and Sustainable Produce.