Young stars at The Eastbury
Our 19 year old Chef Ben Champkin, recently took part in the Dorset Young Seafood Master Chef Challenge as part of the Dorset Seafood Festival in Weymouth and won!
Ben, who was crowned South West Chef of the Year by Michael Caines MBE in Exeter last year, can now add this trophy to his growing collection. The live cook-off in front of the Weymouth crowds was judged by renowned local Chef Mark Hix, and in the photo you can see Mark congratulating Ben on his achievement. You can taste Ben’s winning dish of roasted sea bass, warm lobster, broad beans, pea fricassee and clear tomato essence on your next visit to The Eastbury, as it is becoming a firm favourite on our dinner menu!
Back here at The Eastbury it’s been an exciting time as we welcomed class 11 from Sherborne Primary School for the day. Last month I visited the school to teach the children all about food miles and provenance in food and on Tuesday the whole class came to help us at the Hotel. The children had a fantastic time preparing, cooking and serving canapés and freshly made drinks using local produce, for their parents and teachers, and we really enjoyed having them, so much so that we are planning to do it all again next year!