2 Minutes with Chef Matt Scard-Jones from the Coach House Chester.
Hi Matt, thanks for offering to do the demos at Stonyhurst College, We are looking forward to having you at the event with us. Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
‘I’ve always loved to cook and started at the tender age of 6 by helping my parents with the Sunday roast! At 8 I was trusted to make the dish alone and a few years later I enrolled to study my Level 3 NVQ Catering at Yale college.’
So where have you worked in the past and what are you up to at the moment?
‘Throughout my career, I’ve worked in a range of establishments from the college coffee shop, to British Gastro Pubs and Rosette restaurants such as Bryn Tyrch and Newbridge on Usk. Each role has brought me closer to my current position as Head Chef at The Coach House Inn in Chester and my career highlight of being named as The Best Pub in Chester in 2016.’
Tell us about your influences?
‘My cooking style is influenced largely by chef Tom Kerridge and I’d say the best part of my job is working with local produce to create British dishes with an Italian and American twist.’
Sounds great Matt. We can’t wait to see your demos.
Full lineup for Stonyhurst Food Festival is below:
FRIDAY 21st APRIL
12: Rayeesa Asghar Sandys – Rayseeas Indian Kitchen
1: Anthony Shirley – Seafood Pub Co
3: Hanna Sillitoe – Radiant
SATURDAY 22nd APRIL
11: Matt Scard-Jones – Coach House
12: Hanna Sillitoe – Radiant
1: Patrick Beaume – Cartford Arms
2: Matt Scard-Jones – Coach House
3: Kris Spence – Aspinall Arms
SUNDAY 23rd APRIL
11: Patrick Beaume – Cartford Arms
12: Luis Troyano – GBBO/Bake it Great
2: Kris Spence – Aspinall Arms
3: Luis Troyano – GBBO/Bake it Great