1 Michelin Star Chefs: Brad Carter, chef owner, Carters of Moseley

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 13th February 2020

Brad Carter is the chef owner of Carters of Moseley, a one michelin-starred restaurant in Birmingham.

Brad Carter fell in love with cooking when he entered a pizza competition at school, aged 11. He got his first job working as a kitchen porter at a local pub and then enrolled at University College Birmingham to study the culinary arts.

Carters of Moseley

carters of moseley

2C Wake Green Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9EZ

Chef proprietor: Brad Carter
Maitre d’/proprietor: Holly Jackson
Sous-chef: Peter Jackson

Instagram: @cartersofmoseley

Twitter: @cartersmoseley

Facebook: cartersofmoseley

Tel: 0121 449 8885
Email: enquiries@cartersofmoseley.co.uk

Opening hours:
Lunch
Tue - Sat: 12:00 - 13:30 (Restaurant Bar closed during 4pm - 6pm)
Dinner
Tue - Sat: 18:30 - 21:00 (Restaurant Bar open until midnight)
 

After graduating, Brad decided to widen his culinary influences by working abroad where he picked up new culinary techniques and skills.

He worked in fine-dining restaurants in Marseille, France and Menorca, where he was inspired by the methods, flavours and ingredients that would later influence his own unique take on modern British food. He then worked as a chef in kitchens in London and Torquay. 

Carters of Moseley

Despite having never trained under any ‘big name’ chefs, Brad opened his own restaurant, Carters of Moseley in 2010 with financial help from an old customer of his. At just 28, Brad had never worked in a Michelin-star kitchen. Despite not particularly aiming for a star, Carters were awarded their first Michelin star in 2015 and they still hold a star to this day.

Brad Carter
Brad Carter

 

The front of house is run by Brad's fiancé, Holly Jackson, who, speaking about what she thinks constitutes a good meal, said: “I really believe that a great meal is about more than just the food. It’s about what’s happening around you as well. If the restaurant feels stuffy, intimidating or elitist, you simply won’t be able to relax and enjoy your meal.

“So while Brad is working his magic in the kitchen, I’m at the front of the house welcoming you and making sure you’re relaxed, comfortable and have everything you need to enjoy your Carters’ experience."

Food Style

Brad’s menu celebrates the best of British produce, with dishes like chicken liver cereal - a chicken liver parfait with a savoury granola over the top.

What the guides say...

Michelin

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AA Restaurant Guide

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Harden's

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Brad told us that dish has been on the menu "since day one."  

"The chicken liver cereal, I’ll have to have that on my gravestone!” 

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chicken liver parfait

 

Brad has a loyal band of suppliers that he sources ingredients from, who he says are the same ones he’s been working with for more than a decade.

The menu offers a 4,6 and 8 course option depending on the day and time, which cost anywhere between £50-£90 per person, excluding wine. 

The cooking at Carters is light and modern, with an emphasis on clean flavours and seasonal ingredients.

Menus are product-driven, serving innovative dishes based on clear understanding of flavour.

The food is designed to impress through simplicity and restraint. Central to the cooking are fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables, juices, infusions and wild foods - from the UK where possible.

Butter and cream are used where necessary but not by default, and seasoning levels judicious, for a lighter style of cooking - hoped to be in keeping with many people's desire to eat more healthily.

Awards and TV

Good Food Guide Readers’ Restaurant of the Year 2015

Brad appeared on Saturday Kitchen in late 2016 and viewers flocked to Twitter to comment on his beard.

Videos with Brad Carter:

 

 

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 13th February 2020

1 Michelin Star Chefs: Brad Carter, chef owner, Carters of Moseley