Meet the Chef: Jade Shorney, The Rising Sun

When did you become a chef and why? I started my Journey in kitchens when I was 15/16 during School work experience. I was asked what I wanted to do and my Brother said you can come to work with me so I did and have never looked back. I became a chef because itContinue reading “Meet the Chef: Jade Shorney, The Rising Sun”

Meet the Chefs: Arek & Dainis from the White House, Williton

When did you become a chef and why? Arek-  I have been involved in cooking since early childhood, helping my mum and dad and learning my first tastes from them. After finishing secondary school I started my professional education at chefs college, rest is history 😊 Dainis- I became a chef 19 years ago as a newContinue reading “Meet the Chefs: Arek & Dainis from the White House, Williton”

Meet the Chef: Ben Routley, Farmers Arms

When did you become a chef & Why? In 2011 I Entered my first kitchen as the quiet little pot wash trying to earn a little bit of pocket money. A couple weeks later I realised what I thought was going to be just a weekend job changed a thought in my head and IContinue reading “Meet the Chef: Ben Routley, Farmers Arms”

Photo Gallery: Memories of the VIP #ExFF19 Launch

At the end of January, the 2019 Exmoor Food Fest was launched at the Farmers Arms in Combe Florey.  Head chef Mike Griffiths was joined in the kitchen by Tim Zekki (Duende Restaurant), Damien Wager (Edible Art Ltd), James Mason and Jaime Allen.  Here is a collection of photos of the night by Faydit Photography.

Meet the Chef: Damian Wager

Damien Wager is primarily a self taught pastry chef, who over the past 24 months has rose towards the top of the U.K. Pastry Chef rankings due to his numerous exploits. Through his own company, Edible Art Patisserie Limited, Damien has agreed a deal to open his own on-campus patisserie at Cheshire College in earlyContinue reading “Meet the Chef: Damian Wager”

Meet the Chef: James Mason

James Mason, Head Chef The Coach House by Michael Caines Kentisbury, Barnstaple In 2015 James was the winner of The Young Professional South West Chef Award and we are delighted to have James Mason, aged 26 years, at The Coach House by Michael Caines as our Head Chef. James started his career 9 years agoContinue reading “Meet the Chef: James Mason”

Michelin starred The Olive Room in Ilfracombe is open for bookings!

  Raised in North Devon, Thomas is passionate about the local area and is a great advocate for the fantastic produce available in the area from both land and sea. Now going into its 5th year of business, Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room gained it’s Michelin star in 2016, with the guide quoting – “AContinue reading “Michelin starred The Olive Room in Ilfracombe is open for bookings!”

ExFF19 Launch: Three guest chefs have now been confirmed

Three guest chefs have now been confirmed to join head chef Mike Griffith on 29 January 2019 at the Farmers Arms for the VIP launch of the 2019 Exmoor Food Fest. James Mason from Kentisbury Grange and Somerset Restaurant of the Year winner Tim Zekki from Duende restaurant in Wiveliscombe will be in charge of aContinue reading “ExFF19 Launch: Three guest chefs have now been confirmed”

Exmoor Food Fest 2017 – Highlights

Julia Amies-Green of Fly Monkeys Ltd spent four happy weeks eating, photographing and filming her way across Exmoor during the Exmoor Food Fest 2017.  If she had featured every single chef and restaurant taking part in the event, it would have been an evening filling movie.  Here are now some highlights – if you areContinue reading “Exmoor Food Fest 2017 – Highlights”

Exmoor Food Fest 2017 gets off to a splendid start

A week ago, several award-winning chefs came together in the kitchen of the Luttrell Arms in Dunster to prepare an outstanding seven-course-meal marking the official launch of the 2017 Exmoor Food Fest. Head chef Barrie Tucker was joined by Paul and Donna Berry (The Swan), Andrew Dixon (The Café at Porlock Weir), Olivier Certain (ClavelshayContinue reading “Exmoor Food Fest 2017 gets off to a splendid start”