Dominic Chapman from The Beehive which holds one star in Michelin Guide UK, confirmed for The Staff Canteen Live 2014

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 4th October 2013


Former Great British Menu contestant Dominic Chapman, from The Beehive which holds a star in the Michelin Guide UK is the next chef to be confirmed as part of the star line-up that will take part in next year’s The Staff Canteen Live event.

Dominic’s philosophy is to ‘feed his customers and make them happy’ and he is very much looking forward to showing a live audience what he can do.

Chef Dominic Chapman
Dominic Chapman 

He said: “It’s very exciting to be asked to take part in the demo at The Staff Canteen Live. I think the live format is good because it makes you think on your feet and you can interact with the public.”

Dominic was always destined to work in this industry with his family owning and running the Castle Hotel in Taunton for over 65 years.Having trained at top kitchens all across the world, including Kensington Place in London, Dominic has bags of invaluable experience behind him.

After initially working in London for 10 years, Dominic then moved to Berkshire and The Fat Duck, eventually taking up the position of head chef at Heston Blumenthal’s Hinds Head in Bray.

Since 2007, Dominic has been working at The Royal Oak, Paley Street which was awarded a Michelin star in January 2010. As well as keeping this role, last year Dominic, along with business partners Eric Newnham and Nick Parkinson, took over The Belgian Arms pub in Berkshire.

After a successful debut year, The Staff Canteen Live will return on 11 & 12 March 2014 as part of the Hotel and Catering Show when six professional chefs will give live demonstrations and visitors will be invited to ask questions and take part in taste testers. The event will be held at the Bournemouth International conference centre. Check back to our website next Tuesday when the fourth chef will be announced.

>>> Read more about The Staff Canteen Live here 

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 4th October 2013

Dominic Chapman from The Beehive which holds one star in Michelin Guide UK, confirmed for The Staff Canteen Live 2014