Member of the Month October 2017: Joe Mccarthy

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 1st November 2017

Here at The Staff Canteen, we felt it would be a great idea to show our appreciation to our loyal users, so to honour this we will be featuring a different member every month who we think deserves to be celebrated - this month’s winner is Joe Mccarthy.

As a member who regularly contributes to our site via the app Chef+, Joe will receive a copy of Perceptions by Mark Greenaway, a goodie bag from our app sponsors Essential Cuisine and The Staff Canteen mug.

Pigs cheek, pickled watermelon, feta, mint by Joe Mccarthy, head chef, The Wychwood Inn - The Staff Canteen Member of the Month October 2017

Pigs cheek, pickled watermelon,

feta, mint

Current place of work, position and a brief overview of where you have worked before.

I am the head chef of The Wychwood Inn at Shipton under Wychwood in Oxfordshire. I was trained at Lords Of The Manor, at Upper Slaughter and spent my time afterwards travelling around various hotels to gain experience.

What is your cooking style and what can people expect from the food on your menu?

I was classically French trained as a chef through Lords of the Manor but my style of cooking generally likes to reflect British foods and classic dishes. I love the use of British ingredients, seasonality and recreating classics as you may have seen recently with the Eton mess and creme caramel. 

What do you like about The Staff Canteen app and website?

The Staff Canteen platforms are brilliant for chefs to see what’s going on in the rest of the industry, what’s in fashion, finding ideas and networking with many other great chefs.

Lamb, dauphinoise, carrot, blackberry, pumpkin seed

Lamb, dauphinoise, carrot,

blackberry, pumpkin seed

What is your favourite dish to cook?

I never really have one favourite dish to cook as I always enjoy doing something new, but currently my favourite is the Chargrilled lamb with carrots and blackberries which The Staff Canteen recently shared on their social media. 

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

My guilty pleasure is Camembert and Malbec, which more often than not I sit down after work late at night and dig in. It’s close to becoming an addiction!

What are your plans for the future?

Currently my plans for the future are to develop my  team and push for some more awards. I’m lucky to have a very young, enthusiastic team. 

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 1st November 2017

Member of the Month October 2017: Joe Mccarthy