Ben Cartwright, Moorhill House Hotel

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Ben Cartwright discusses his role as Head Chef at Moorhill House Hotel and his own inspirations with regards to pursuing a career as a Chef.

Name: Ben Cartwright

Place of work: Moorhill House Hotel

Role: Head Chef

Bio: Moorhill House Hotel is renowned for its award-winning Chefs that show off their culinary skills on a daily basis. Head Chef Ben Cartwright highlights the importance of using produce from local suppliers that the team know and trust so their customers can have a true taste of the New Forest.

Follow Ben on Twitter: @KryptoKnight316


Chef Skills

Ben Cartwright takes us through his personal experiences whilst being in the Culinary Industry. These key skills that young Chefs and industry professionals learn as part of their basic training.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in the industry?

I would tell them to show passion and interest in what they are being taught, it's easier and more fun to teach somebody who's interested.

I was given that advice when I was a Commis.

What are you looking out for on a CV?

On a CV I think they need to try and show a genuine interest in all aspects of food from cooking it to eating. I've interviewed so many commis Chefs who sit there and tell me they don't know what they like to eat or cook.

Top 5 tips:

1) Be passionate

2) Read recipe books

3) Write down info and recipes your Chefs give you

4) Ask questions

5) Remember it's not just a job

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Editor 9th February 2017

Ben Cartwright, Moorhill House Hotel