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Meet Chris

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Chris - Senior Sous Chef

Chris

Senior Sous Chef

  • Name, age, and role: Chris, 36, senior sous chef
  • Place of Birth: Birmingham but I moved to Stratford when I was three
  • Star Sign: Taurus
  • How long have you worked at Loxleys and what did you do before?: Nearly four years, I have been a chef for the last 20 years.
  • Why Loxleys: The opportunity of working in a fine restaurant in the centre of town and working with fresh produce and local suppliers.
  • What's your biggest career influence: I got a job in a kitchen when I was 15 to earn some pocket money and one day one of the chefs rang in ill so the head chef asked me to help and I was hooked. Food is art - the way you present dishes and arrange things on plates. 
  • What's your favourite part of the job?: Using new ingredients that I have never explored before. The world we live in is always evolving and there are always new ingredients and produce to work with.
  • Describe your perfect day: Spending it with my family - I've got a seven-month-old baby girl and a 13-year-old step-daughter - on a summer's day. A nice picnic or something in the Cotswolds maybe. 
  • In 5 Years I Want To Be: Head chef hopefully.
  • Favourite Food: I like a little bit of everything, but I love Thai-influenced cuisine. 
  • Favourite Wine: I'm more of a beer man - a nice pint at the end of a busy night!
  • Favourite Holiday Destination: I like travelling round Europe. I think Europe is such a vastly different area, with so many different places to visit. 
  • You may be Interested to know: I actually wanted to be an architect when I was younger.