Bringing Down the House

An interview with events extraordinaire Michaela Deasy-Smith, joint director and creative head at Relish Festive… An award-winning Cotswold-based catering and events company, Relish Food & Events has taken the UK leisure industry by storm, with a portfolio covering everything from the Media Producer Awards in London and the Cheltenham Literature Festival, to a number of private parties…

Knife Fever

An interview with Derbyshire-based knifemaker and craftsman Ben Edmonds, producer of high-quality bespoke kitchen knives… Described in The Daily Telegraph as “The Aston Martin of the cutting world”, Derbyshire-based craftsman Benjamin Edmonds has received high praise since founding Blok Knives back in 2011. Passionate about all aspects of his craft, from designing and cutting right through to adding the final touches, Ben…

One Man’s Trash…

Guest blogger George Devereaux visits The Bristol Skipchen to find out how unwanted food can be lovingly transformed into marvelous meals… The Bristol Skipchen is a genius new café venture, pioneering a new kind of business model in which food that would ordinarily be thrown away is recovered and used to create dishes that customers…

Interview: Mike Hendry, The Court Dining Room

A Michelin star chef in the making… Scotsman Mike Hendry first moved to Wales in 2004 to work with James Sommerin at the Crown at Whitebrook and was part of the team when the pub was awarded a Michelin star in 2007. In 2013, he joined The Court Dining Room at Llansantffraed Court as head…

Interview: Simon Hulstone, The Elephant

Torquay’s finest chef spills the beans on his success… Simon Hulstone is one of the most successful chefs in the UK and his passion for food and thirst for knowledge has seen him achieve multiple culinary awards since the age of sixteen. His critically acclaimed restaurant, The Elephant, was the first in Torquay to be awarded a…