The Coach House Restaurant at Kentisbury Grange Hotel welcomes new Head Chef Thomas Hine at a time when the team are anticipating and celebrating the restaurant’s new partnership with renowned chef Michael Caines MBE.
Until recently Tom was Executive Chef at Michael Caines at ABode in Chester following a successful career which saw him rise through the ranks at a number of highly acclaimed restaurants including Gidleigh Park, The Bath Priory and Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant.
Born in Cornwall, Tom studied Hospitality and Catering at the College of Cornwall before joining Rick Stein’s team – a position which helped develop his passion for seafood and local produce.
Working his way up through the kitchen hierarchy, Tom spent many years honing his talent under the watchful eyes of some of the South West’s most celebrated chefs before joining Michael Caines at Gidleigh Park.
Tom says: “Working alongside Michael Caines was a huge influence on my style of cooking and gave me a great appreciation for the fresh local produce that we are so lucky to have access to in the South West.
When Michael gave me the opportunity to run my own kitchen at ABode Chester I felt truly honoured. Now I’ve been offered a new challenge along with the opportunity to return to the South West where the local produce is second to none.
I am excited to be leading the talented and passionate team at The Coach House Restaurant in North Devon, and look forward to introducing delicious new dishes to the restaurant’s much loved seasonal menus”.