The Woman Behind The Chef: Beverley Dunkley

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 30th November 2016

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In the build up to The Staff Canteen Live 2017 - supported by Westlands, at the 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 Beverley Dunkley, head of the UK Chocolate Academy for Callebaut.

Beverley Dunkley is the head of the UK Chocolate Academy for Callebaut. She has worked at Barry Callebaut for 20 years, starting as an account manager for 10 years before transitioning to a technical advisor.

Beverley Dunkley
Beverley Dunkley

What item of food do you hate cooking?

Game, I don’t like cooking grouse and stuff like that.

What food, if any, are you allergic to?

When I work with pineapple my fingers get all itchy.

What’s your favourite ingredient to work with?

It’s got to be chocolate.

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

What’s your guilty pleasure food?

Chocolate brownie.

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

It’s tricky because as a chef you like all foods! I would have to go with red wine, cheese and a speciality board.

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

A photographer or a nutritionist.

What radio station do you listen to in the kitchen?

In my car it’s radio 2, that’s when I show my age!

What other kitchen would you most like to work in?

Boucan Hotel and Restaurant in St Lucia.

Traditional cooking methods or modern techniques?

I like traditional where you have made it more modern if you know what I mean.

Why did you choose to get involved with TSCLive?

It’s a great platform where we can sell our brand and get noticed.

>>> 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 30th November 2016

The Woman Behind The Chef: Beverley Dunkley