Maaemo

I’ll be joining the team of Maaemo in early 2019

Need to prepare for the cold months in Oslo!

 

Maaemo

My month trip to Maaemo went extremely well arriving back in the UK on the 15th September. Extremely well run restaurant and met some amazing people as well as learning some new techniques.

Potential job offer but watch this space.

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Annie Jones – thanks

A massive thank you to all of you that came to The Annie Jones pop-up, it was great to have so much support and the fantastic feedback.

I couldn’t done it without a fantastic team behind me and they made my job so much easier, big kudos to them all!

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More pics here…

Annie Jones event

To help with my fund raising for my trip to Maeemo in Norway, I’m going to be preparing a 4 course fine dining experience at Annie Jones in Petersfield. I used to work here and a big thanks to Steve and his team for helping me out with this.

Tickets should be available on “it’s coming home” Wednesday!

More details here…

Dine High – Southampton

 

I will be cooking at this event in Southampton on the 26/27th June.

Tickets are now on sale, follow the link to purchase: https://dinehigh-club.co.uk/

Shorthorn Beef | Onion | Watercress

Tuna | Nasturtium | Kohlrabi | Cucumber

Jersey Royal Potato | Fermented Garlic | Asparagus

Apricot | Custard | Meringue

White Chocolate | Raspberry | honeycomb

Peach | Almond | Yoghurt

MasterChef Pop up

We have now done 3 pop-ups together, cooking at each other’s restaurants.

First we cooked at Roux at Parliament square hosted by me, then a couple of weeks later we met to cook at the Frog e1 – hosted by Jamie Park. And most recently cooked at Simpsons in Birmingham hosted by Leo Kattou.

Unfortunately, due to the passing of our dear friend Matt Campbell all future pop-ups have been postponed.

Master Chef Dinner

6 Chefs from Master Chef the Professionals are hosting evening and lunchtime events on Saturday 27th January 2018 at Roux @ Parliament Square in Westminster, London.

Each Chef will cook a dish inspired by their creations featured on Master Chef the Professionals 2017.

Check the page for availability;

(Please note that this event has now passed is no longer available)

Event page

Rainbow Trout, Almond, Brocoli


This is the First Tester of a Trout, Almond and Broccoli dish Steve and I have been working on.

When the Trout arrives in the kitchen we take the centre piece of fish, cure it in a salt/sugar mix for 20 mins. After that it gets cold smoked for 5 mins. The belly piece of Trout I really like because it carries slightly more fat and delicious either raw or very lightly cooked.

For the garnish of the dish I made a roasted Almond Puree, an almond soup which is the sauce for the dish which I turned into little spheres using a technique called ‘reverse spherefication’ a chemical reaction occurs when the calcium in the soup reacts with the Sodium Alginate bath forming a skin around the sphere allowing the centre to remain in liquid form. All chemicals can be found from the MSK website.

The purple sprouting broccoli gets blanched in salted water and finished on our indoor BBQ.

I made a dressing from caviar, pickled lemon and olive oil.

The belly of Trout gets confit in oil at 40 degrees for 10 mins and topped with toasted nibbed almonds.

White Chocolate, Strawberry, Pistachio


This is the first tester of a dish that I’m looking to put on the menu for summer, it has simple flavours combined with a handful of modern techniques that for me, deliver a great dish.

White chocolate Delice that been dipped in white chocolate and sprayed in cocoa butter,

Strawberry, champagne and elderflower sorbet, macerated strawberry.

Pistachio cake and sable crumb.