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”

Tasting Dinner at The Beach Hotel: 7 Chefs for 7 Courses

Join us on 2 February 2018 for an amazing Tasting Dinner at The Beach Hotel in Minehead to celebrate the first weekend of the 4th Exmoor Food Fest! Amuse bouche by The Beach Hotel apprentices  Starter by Steven Hadley  Goats cheese mousse, caramelised walnuts, beetroots, apple & Thyme bread Vegetable course by  Kate Gardiner Crostini ofContinue reading “Tasting Dinner at The Beach Hotel: 7 Chefs for 7 Courses”

Voting for the Taste of Exmoor Awards starts today

This year, all  restaurants participating in the Exmoor Food Fest are automatically entered in our very first Taste of Exmoor Awards. For one month, customers can vote for their favourite dining experience on our website.  On 27 March, the Exmoor Chef of the Year and the Exmoor Host of the Year will be crowned inContinue reading “Voting for the Taste of Exmoor Awards starts today”

Tiverton Community Radio supports the Exmoor Food Fest

We are delighted to have teamed up with Tiverton Community Radio!  Watch out for regular updates on Exmoor Food Fest events as well as interviews with chefs who take part in the event. Here is a link to the first interview with Olivier Certain of Clavelshay Barn:     Tiverton Community Radio broadcasts fromContinue reading “Tiverton Community Radio supports the Exmoor Food Fest”

Guest Chef Dinner to launch this year’s Exmoor Food Fest at the Luttrell Arms

Not long now until the launch of this year’s Exmoor Food Fest. 7 renowned chefs* will prepare 7 exquisite courses on Thursday, 26 January 2017. There are only a few tickets left, so if you want to go, better book soon.                              Continue reading “Guest Chef Dinner to launch this year’s Exmoor Food Fest at the Luttrell Arms”

Introducing: Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room, Ilfracombe

Thomas Carr’s journey started when he was employed as head chef in 2002 at the Beachcomber Café in Woolacombe, Devon – his home town. From here Thomas moved to the Watersmeet Hotel, again in Woolacombe where he was Chef De Partie for 5 years between 2004 and 2009. In March 2009 Thomas went to workContinue reading “Introducing: Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room, Ilfracombe”