Culinary Adventures

Where i’ve been and what i’ve done!

New Challenge!

New Challenge!

After 5 years at Rudding Park I have taken on a new challenge and found myself a job at Opheem in Birmingham. Opheem is an Indian/European restaurant that prides itself on a Michelin star. Head Chef, Aktar Islam is pushing Indian flavours to new heights with modern...

Wakefield College 2021 – Cookery Demonstration

Wakefield College 2021 – Cookery Demonstration

After meeting a collection of Wakefield College students at my demo during the Wakefield Rhubard Festival I decided I would visit the college and hopefully inspire some of the students, with a private culinary class. The class consisted of 20 culinary students, which...

Country Living Christmas Fair 2021 – Cookery Demonstrations

Country Living Christmas Fair 2021 – Cookery Demonstrations

It was amazing to be at the CL Christmas Fair this year and to meet all the talented people behind the scenes. My demo theme this year was 'New Years Eve nibbles with a chef's twist'. Covering 2 days I demonstrated, pink champagne granita, Waldorf panna cotta and...

North Leeds Food Festival 2021 – Cookery Demonstration

North Leeds Food Festival 2021 – Cookery Demonstration

Thanks to Leeds Cookery School I was given the opportunity to perform a cookery demonstration as part of the North Leeds Food Festival. I showcased a classic dish on the Horto menu at Rudding Park Hotel, New York Deli-style Beef Tartare. I met some great people in the...

Yorkshire Dales F&D Fest 2021 – Cookery Demonstrations

Yorkshire Dales F&D Fest 2021 – Cookery Demonstrations

It was great to get back to cookery demonstrations after the long lockdowns and endless cancelled events, the YDFDF was the perfect way to get back into the swing. It was a great weekend, doing two cookery demonstrations and one chef's cook-off onstage! From the vegan...

Rudding Park Kitchen Garden Tour

Rudding Park Kitchen Garden Tour

Watch me present a Kitchen Garden Tour below. Here I talked about some of the lovely produce grown on the grounds of Rudding Park. This video was created for the Yorkshire Dales Food and Drinks Festival Christmas Campaign.

Virtual Yorkshire Dales Food and Drinks Festival Cookery Demo

Virtual Yorkshire Dales Food and Drinks Festival Cookery Demo

To help support the festival I created a cookery demo based on a Waldorf with some cheffy twists. It was posted on their socials and was used to help grow support for the show next year. The dish was inspired off the Clocktower menu from Rudding Park Hotel.

Employee Representative – Rudding Park

Employee Representative – Rudding Park

I was elected by my seniors, as an employee representative during the COVID-19 crisis. My role was to inform my kitchen employee group of the changes discussed in the representative meetings. The role also involved answering queries and referring people to the...

My Appearance on Stray FM

My Appearance on Stray FM

To talk about my experiences volunteering with the Harrogate Hospital Catering team I went on the radio for the breakfast slot with Nick Hancock. I felt that the Catering team working there did not get the appreciation they deserved, so I wanted to tell everyone about...

Looking back, My time at Leeds Arts University

Looking back, My time at Leeds Arts University

In 2018 I attended Leeds Arts University, there I did a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. A big achievement in my life was being awarded a distinction for my work and an award for exceptional effort and achievement. One of my favourite pieces of work, I produced...

The Harrogate Food Show

The Harrogate Food Show

This is a new Podcast development with Harrogate Community Radio online, a weekly slot every Sunday at 6pm for the next six weeks. The show brings food, cookery and gardening inspiration to all those who need it in these times of social distancing. Chef Ben Wright...

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