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Archive for 'Warwickshire'

Chef Paul Foster Shines At National Chef of The Year Final

Paul Foster receiving 2nd prize. David Mulcahy, Vice-President of the Craft Guild of Chefs; Steve Montgomery of Lockhart Catering Equipment; Paul Foster, Head Chef at Mallory Court; and Clare Smyth, Chef Patron at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.

Paul Foster, the Head Chef at Mallory Court Hotel in Leamington Spa, has been named runner-up in the largest and most prestigious chef competition in the UK. Multi-award-winning Paul narrowly missed out on the Craft Guild of Chefs’ National Chef of the Year 2016 title in the most closely-fought final in the competition’s 45-year history. […]

The Midlands Finest Chefs Help Raise Money Through Innovative New National Cook Book

Great British Cook Book with Chef Mark Poynton of Restaurant Allimentum

A nationwide search has taken place to find 200 different and diverse dishes from regions around Great Britain. The Ebook will be a celebration of this diversified nation with a variety of chefs, styles and foods to thrill any palate. There will be 20 recipes from each of the ten areas of the Great British […]

Birmingham’s Chef Andreas Antona & Brian Turner CBE to Find the Next Culinary Chef

Stephanie Kerr, executive director of BID Leamington, with Andreas Antona & Peter Allen

The search is on to find the UK’s home-grown culinary superstar, with the launch of Aubrey Allen’s ‘Home Cook of the Year’ competition with the help of celebrity chefs, Brian Turner CBE and Andreas Antona as judges. Entries are now being welcomed for this challenging new foodie initiative, which is being held in conjunction with […]

Affordable Luxury Comes to Warwickshire

Bluebell Inn Owner Leigh Taylor with Head Chef James Devonshire offer their new menu

The UK dining out market has in recent years undergone a battle with restaurant brands and supermarkets, to capture the price led ‘meal deal’ market in the pursuit of the magic £10 meal – however this has been to the overall detriment of the quality of the overall meal offering and the provenance of the […]

Good Food Guide Midlands Winners Carters of Moseley

Carters of Moseley

The Good Food Guide  announced the ten regional winners in its prestigious Readers’ Restaurant of the Year Awards, and Birmingham’s favourite ‘Carters of Moseley’ were crowned regional winners – as voted for by members of the public. Chef Brad Carter and Holly who is the perfect  maître d are popular with Midlands diners, and their relaxed, warm and […]

Heart of England Fine Foods Set to Fold


Statement from the Board of Heart of England Fine Foods: “It is with extreme sadness and deep regret that we have to inform you that after 16 years HEART of ENGLAND fine foods (HEFF) has today taken steps to go into Voluntary Liquidation. This decision has not been an easy one to take and does […]

New Independant Food Festival for Birmingham

Millennium Point exterior

Birmingham Independent Food Fair to serve up the city’s finest food and drink A new food fair will showcase the wealth of independent food and drink in Birmingham and the West Midlands. Birmingham Independent Food Fair takes place at Millennium Point, on Saturday 13 September 2014. Food and drink stalls will be spread throughout the futuristic Millennium […]

Chef Paul Foster ‘comes home’ to Head up Mallory Court

Chef Paul Foster Mallory Court

CHEF PAUL FOSTER ‘COMES HOME’ TO TAKE THE HELM AT AWARD-WINNING MALLORY COURT A former Coventry schoolboy who went on to become a multi-award-winning chef is returning to his home county to take the helm at one of the region’s most celebrated restaurants. Paul Foster, 31, who has worked in some of the world’s finest […]

Michel-Inn Pop-up hailed a success by diners at Warwickshire pub

Taste of Turners at The Bell Tanworth in Arden

A recent self styled ‘Michel-INN pop-up restaurant’ was hailed a success by the lucky diners who managed to secure a space on the night. The picturesque village of Tanworth in Arden hosted a special evening for the regions gourmands, being the first foray by Michelin Chef Richard Turner from his eponymous restaurant kitchen in Harborne. […]

A Taste of Michel-Inn at The Bell, Tanworth in Arden

Ashley Bent of The Bell and Richard Turner, Turners Restaurant

With the UK press lording the growth of Michel-INNS, and two Michelin Star Chef Tom Kerridge now outselling Jamie Oliver with his new book ‘Proper Pub Food’, a Birmingham Michelin Chef has stepped up to the hot plate to pay homage and to create a “Michel-Inn” Midlands style. Chef Richard Turner of Turners Restaurant Birmingham […]