Dan Cox, Chef Owner, Crocadon Farm

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Dan Cox is the Chef-Owner of Michelin Green Starred Crocadon Farm

Nestled within the idyllic landscape of St Mellion, Southeast Cornwall, this remarkable restaurant is not just a culinary gem but also a shining Michelin Green Star in the world of sustainable dining.

Situated on a sprawling 120-acre organic farm, this historic barn-turned-restaurant stands as a testament to the unwavering dedication of Chef Dan Cox and his exceptional team.

At the heart of Crocadon's culinary philosophy lies the farm itself, serving as an abundant source of inspiration. 

Dan Cox commented, “Crocadon is first and foremost an organic farm. The focus is on building a full-circle system to feed into our restaurant, brewery and shop. Our intention is to go beyond zero waste, with all organic matter being returned to the farm or used in some way to feed our produce in the coming seasons”.

While Chef Cox focuses on the restaurant's culinary endeavours, the farm is now skilfully managed by the dynamic husband and wife duo. Their wealth of expertise in regenerative farming and permaculture-based growing systems ensures the farm's continued prosperity.

Crocadon's ever-evolving menu is a testament to Chef Cox's reactive approach to cooking, drawing inspiration from the weekly harvest. With a commitment to nature-driven cuisine, his culinary creations, though technically complex, maintain an unassuming and rustic charm that mirrors the Cornish landscape.

Fermentation, smoking techniques, and open-fire cooking are integral to Crocadon's culinary repertoire, perfectly complementing the farm's diverse produce. From a wide array of vegetables, fruits, and herbs to rare breed sheep, cattle, and heritage grains, Crocadon's farm-to-table approach guarantees the freshest and most ethically sourced ingredients.

Local suppliers who share the farm's sustainability ethos contribute mushrooms and seafood, enriching the restaurant's offerings. Additionally, the farm boasts flourishing orchards that yield apples for both culinary and juicing purposes.

Chef Dan Cox's Michelin Green Star restaurant, Crocadon, stands as a beacon of sustainable gastronomy, where every dish reflects a deep-rooted commitment to the environment and the culinary arts.

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Editor 21st September 2023

Dan Cox, Chef Owner, Crocadon Farm