About me

Professional chef, qualified post-16 teacher, and one-time pub and restaurant manager, I try to cook good food and sometimes write about it and some of the drinks I enjoy with it. I’ve lived on six islands, hence the title of my blog An Island Chef, and worked in probably just about every type of hospitality business you can imagine. From beachside burger joints to famous pizza and jazz bars, and in more than a few really good food pubs, historic country inns, and a former RAC Blue Ribbon UK Hotel of the Year.

During the lockdown, I started studying for my WSET wine qualifications ( currently WSET Level 2 Distinction) and am now on my WSET level three journey. I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and an associate member of the British Guild of Beer Writers. I am now sharing my favourite wine and beer discoveries as well as some recipes here online.

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