In his words:
What keeps you inspired?
The incredible range of ingredients we have access to, great people to work with, an enthusiastic audience who are so happy to try different dishes and pass compliment - that's what drives any chef really. We have created something special here at The Farmers Arms and we work well together. Everyone brings something to the table. A love of food and a desire to present what I can do well. The reaction I get in return inspires me to do more.
Favourite dishes; what do you love cooking and eating?
There’s been a lot - too many to name! I have a general love of food, which crosses many regions and cuisines, and I have a great curiosity to try new dishes. Memories of food tend to be based around who you’re with and the time that you had together. Every element of a dish should be a memory.
Why The Farmers Arms?
You have to feel comfortable about the space you work in and I am working with people that I have complete faith in, and whom I have worked together with for a long time now. We have the same ethic about food and service - it's about deciding on a level or a standard and an expectation from our clientèle that we know we can deliver really well on.
Talking about the space you work in, what about the new kitchen (completed May, 2013)?
We’re all very excited about the new kitchen and have come up with an amazing design which we believe will give us every opportunity to do so much more: grow the pub in patronage and further develop the lunch menu to include smaller, complete and compact dishes - run in and out, "on the move" dishes that allow visitors to have a lighter style meal if they are on the road and travelling through town.