Words of Advice ~ Chris Staines

Mackerel, veg ala greque, dashi jelly

There comes a time when you meet people who are, despite what they have achieved or who they have worked for are so modest and approachable that it came as quite a shock. Despite being Marco Pierre White’s former Head Chef at ‘Oakroom Marco Pierre White’  at the pinnacle of 3 Michelin stars, being awarded … Continue reading

Ocean Voyage, Mark Jordan, a Book Review

Mark Jordan 0417

After assisting me in getting Michelin starred Mark Jordan to take part in the 5Questions, his PR agent Victoria has stayed in touch. Trying to get a copy of Mr Jordan’s book for review would be a no brainer, it was bound to filled with lovely glossy pictures & tasty recipes, and when the man … Continue reading

Seasonal Produce ~July

Peach B and W

So now with summer in full swing and various chefs tweeting their food porn, the sky is the limit or as far as your imagination goes concerning produce. Although the current trend for ‘Modern Cuisine’ still lingers, the there has become a train of thought which is taking chefs back to the classics. Former Pastry … Continue reading

Surprise Appointment at Coworth Park

Blogging chefs

This lunch time ‘The Chef Hermes blog’ received some surprise news. After the post not so long a go about the restructuring in the kitchens of The Dorchester Collection’s latest country outpost, it all seemed a done deal. John Campbell would move to a 3 day a week consultancy role to oversee the eponymous restaurant … Continue reading

John Campbell & Coworth Park.

Business cards & contacts

Earlier on in the month The Chef Hermes blog received news that former two Michelin star chef John Campbell had parted company with Coworth Park. Now after sitting on this story for 3 weeks the blog is going to do it’s best to set the record straight. Mr Campbell, as of April 1st, is now … Continue reading