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Eddy Rains - The Chef’s Chef
Gordon Ramsay Protégé comes to The Wheatsheaf Combe Hay
Sometimes what you are looking for is right under your nose - and that is exactly why The Wheatsheaf Combe Hay is so proud to present their newly appointed Head Chef Eddy Rains. Eddy has already been a prominent member of the brigade at The Wheatsheaf for over a year and therefore he was most definitely the best candidate by far. Eddy has an enviably impressive background and will be bringing a whole new perspective to the Wheatsheaf profile.
Starting his career at Exeter College he impressed from the beginning and went on to become the college winner of The Gordon Ramsay Scholarship Award. His influences not only include Gordon Ramsay(naturally) but also the outstanding Chef Stuart McCleod of The Castle House Hotel, Hereford whom he worked for and contributed to the 4 rosette winning team. More accolades followed when Eddy won The Craft Guild of Chefs UK-NZ Link Foundation Culinary Exchange awarded by the “fusion food godfather“ Peter Gordon ( The Providores & Tapa Room, London) which gave him the opportunity to travel to New Zealand and spend time working at the exclusive Kauri Cliffs Hotel, North Island, NZ.
Still climbing the chef’s ladder Eddy returned to work for yet another celebrated Chef, Shaun Rankin at Bohemia, Jersey, finally working under the stewardship of Michael Caines at The Bath Priory before joining The Wheatsheaf Combe Hay.
Now Eddy has the opportunity to generate his own style at the Head of the Wheatsheaf Team and he really has the ‘Wow’ factor, carefully crafting dishes for maximum flavour, devoted to using the very freshest and most local produce and thoroughly planning the planting of The Wheatsheaf’s kitchen garden to ensure the best use of seasonal produce and keeping Happy Hens, Ducks and Bees!
FRESH - LOCAL - SEASONAL - SUSTAINABLE - ENVIRONMENTAL
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