Member of the Month September 2019: Steve Thompson

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 1st October 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 Steve Thompson. 

As a regular contributor to The Staff Canteen website via the Chef+ app, Steve will receive a copy of Vivek Singh's 'Curry, Classic and Contemporary' and a mug from The Staff Canteen as well as a goodie bag from Essential Cuisine.  

Current place of work, position 

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Halibut & pea croquettes~

charred golden gage~chipotle mayo~


black onion seeds

Chef patron at The Green Man pub in Grantchester near Cambridge.

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

My food is heavily influenced by the plants & fungi which we pick from the surrounding area, which we use to re create hearty pub grub.

How do you use social media as a chef? Do you ever post any personal content or opinions – why/why not?

I tend to keep my social media fairly non personal and focus it around my job.

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

The staff canteen app is a great place to share my work and to see what other people are creating helping to come up with new ideas and stay relevant.

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Red deer seared in pine~

pineappleweed pickled red cabbage

~compressed apple

~wild thyme

What is your favourite dish to cook?

My favourite dish to cook gas to be a simple Sunday roast, still don't think it can be beaten when done right.

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

Guilty pleasure has to be marmite... End of!

What are your plans for the future?

My plans for the future are currently quite exciting but nothing I can go into currently so keep following to see how it all unfolds!

Do you want to be the next Member of the Month, a feature sponsored by Essential Cuisine? Download the Chef+ app for free now and share your images, videos and recipes for a chance to win a goodie bag and The Staff Canteen mug! 

Please note that shipping fees outside of the UK will not be covered by Essential Cuisine. 

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 1st October 2019

Member of the Month September 2019: Steve Thompson