The Man Behind The Chef: Dominic Chapman

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 23rd November 2016

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In the build up to The Staff Canteen Live 2017 - supported by Westlands, at Great Hospitality Show 2017, we are taking a closer look at the chefs who will be joining us on stage. 

We dig a little deeper to find out what they are hiding under those chef whites – next up is Dom Chapman, chef patron of The Beehive and former chef at Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck which was recently awarded 3 Michelin stars in the Michelin Guide UK 2017.

Dom Chapman has always had cooking in his blood, with his family owning the acclaimed Castle Hotel for over 60 years. He is currently the chef-patron at The Beehive in White Waltham. He has worked at other iconic establishments such as the Kensington Place bistro and the Hinds Head. He took over the head chef position at the Royal Oak, earning an impressive Michelin star and 3 AA rosettes.

Dom Chapman
Dom Chapman

What item of food do you hate cooking?

What I really hate are cloves.

What food, if any, are you allergic to?

No, I’m not allergic to any food.

>>> Read more in The Man Behind The Chef series here

What’s your favourite ingredient to work with?

It would have to be fish and game.

What’s your guilty pleasure food?

A packet of crisps.

What three ingredients would you take with you to a desert island and why?

I would take with me some lemon, some olive oil and salt and pepper.

If you weren’t a chef what would you be?

A jump jockey.

What radio station do you listen to in the kitchen?

Five Live

What other kitchen would you most like to work in?

That’s a really good question…I’ll have to get back to you on that.

Traditional cooking methods or modern techniques?

Traditional cooking methods.

Why did you choose to get involved with TSCLive?

It’s good fun and it’s doing something different.

>>> The Great Hospitality Show takes place on January 23-25 2017 and you can register now here 

>>> Read more about The Staff Canteen Live here

>>> Read more about The Staff Canteen Live 2017 at the Great Hospitality Show here

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 23rd November 2016

The Man Behind The Chef: Dominic Chapman