An Interview with Tom Genty, Head Chef at The Swan, Chapel Down

Chef Tom Genty worked at the Arts Club and the wine merchant Berry Bros. & Rudd, both in London before returning to Kent when the opportunity arose to become head chef at The Swan at Chapel Down, which was awarded two AA Rosettes and a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2016.

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We take a look at some of your best sourdough names!

It’s no secret that a lot of chefs give their pre-fermented sourdough a name as the dough often becomes part of the furniture in the kitchen, a constant presence in their lives! 

Therefore, we asked you guys to tell us what you call your sourdough and we’ve picked out some of the best to share.

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An Interview with Phil Carmichael, Executive Chef at Berner’s Tavern Restaurant

Name: Phil Carmichael

Place of work: Berner’s Tavern Restaurant

Role: Executive Chef

How long have you been in this role: Two years, four months

Bio: Alongside Jason Atherton, Phil was part of the opening of Berner’s Tavern and is a current contestant on the Great British Menu. Having first worked with Jason in 2002, helping to launch Gordon Ramsay’s Maze, the two then partnered up again at the Pollen Street Social in 2011 before setting up this London hotel restaurant.

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An Interview with Andrew Birch, Head Chef at the Fishmore Hall Hotel

Name: Andrew Birch

Place of work: Fishmore Hall Hotel

Role: Head Chef

How long have you been in this role: 18 months

Bio: Andrew is thoroughly enjoying his time working as head chef at Fishmore Hall Hotel. He previously worked as a senior sous chef at the 3AA Rosette and Michelin-starred Montague Arms in Hampshire. Andrew is also competing in The Great British Menu 2016.

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An Interview with Adam Bannister, Head Chef at Slice

Name: Adam Bannister

Place of work: Slice, Sketty

Role: Head Chef

How long have you been in this role: 18 months

Bio: Adam first ventured into the restaurant business with his best friend and fellow chef Chris Harris in May 2014 and within a year the Slice was listed in Michelin guide and Good Food Guide. Prior to that the Welsh chef worked as a protégé of Michelin-starred Stephen Terry. Adam also won the Welsh crown on the Great British Menu last year.

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