Where i’ve been and what i’ve done!
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.
I am very pleased to be awarded employee of the month, it's been a big milestone in my career and something I will carry with me far into my future!
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.
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...
The HG Lockdown Fest was a live streamed event during The UK's COVID-19 lockdown period. The show was created to raise money for the Harrogate Hospital Charity. This is a charity I felt passionate about assisting as I helped out at the hospital in the catering...
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...
This was filmed in my garden and created for the Gardeners World submission videos. I discussed stunning features within the garden plus the edible produce and ways to use it.
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...
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...
When Rudding Park Hotel was closed, I was offered the chance to volunteer at Harrogate Hospital to help out in the kitchen. I was supplying food to the hardworking NHS staff. I did this Monday to Wednesday.
Check out my dish plating below!
Since 2018 I have assisted Yves Quemerais, with his catering company French Chef at Home in a variety of private and public functions. These involve garden parties, shooting lunches and other celebratory events for influential figures around Yorkshire.
This is my final submission dish for the Steelite Hotel Chefs Competition, 'fish and chips with chip shop curry sauce'.
At the start of 2020 I went for a stage opportunity at Hawkyns in Amersham. This was to learn more about elements of Indian cuisine. The next step is to do the same at the Sindhu restaurant in Marlow.
Being given the opportunity to run and organise a cookery demonstration for the Wakefield Rhubarb festival, was a great learning experience. To represent Rudding Park I prepared a dish off the Clocktower Restaurant menu, textures of Rhubarb and Custard.