Member of the Month April 2019: Morgan Williams

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 1st May 2019

Here at The Staff Canteen, we feature a different member every month who we think deserves to be celebrated - this month’s winner is Morgan Williams.

As a member who regularly contributes to our site via the app Chef+, Morgan will win a copy of Galton Blackiston's Hook Line Sinker,  A seafood cookbook and The Staff Canteen mug!

Current place of work, position and a brief overview of where you have worked Chicken three ways%2C turnip%2C burnt onionbefore.

I started as a waiter The Arden Hotel & Leisure club on Coventry road (Solihull) before moving into the kitchen, where I found my passion. I have done stages at Adam's Restaurant and Carters of Moseley. In August I am going to work at The Berkeley hotel under Marcus Wareing and in October I will be working under Claude Bosi.

Image: Chicken three ways, turnip, burnt onion puffed rice%2C mooli.jpegWhat is your cooking style and what can people expect from the food on your menu?

My style of cooking is very clean, simple and modern. I will be launching the new spring/summer menu at the hotel next week. I let the produce speak for itself; for example, I have pork belly with a crispy pig salad and chorizo mayo, heritage tomato with goat's yoghurt, watermelon and basil. 

No roulades, terrines etc. although they're very nice and require skill, I don't think you need to put so much work into the produce for it to taste amazing. 

Image: Pigeon, stuffed rice, mooli, carrot

What do you like about The Staff Canteen app and lemon and poppy seed curd%2C earl grey%2C thyme%2C raspberry.jpegwebsite?

What I like about The Staff Canteen is that new and up and coming chefs can see what the big boys are up to and see how our idols are smashing it. 

I love how it brings people together and people can connect to one another all over the world. 

I love that it is at the heart of the cooking community and that it helps people learn more about the food and beautiful produce we have in the UK. 

What is your favourite dish to cook and why?

My favourite dish to cook is sticky Asian chicken with stir fry veg and rice. I normally cook staff food at work and this is always my go to. 

Image: Sicilian lemon and poppy seed curd, earl grey, thyme, raspberry

Guilty pleasure: list food item / dish / ingredient that aren’t considered ‘cheffy’ but you love to eat

What I eat at home is a different matter completely, I like cooking something like a chicken pie with buttered leeks. 

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 1st May 2019

Member of the Month April 2019: Morgan Williams