Autumn Fayre Demo Chef Profile: Chris Eden- Driftwood, Cornwall
We are delighted to welcome back Chris Eden to the chefs’ demo stage at our Autumn Fayre this Saturday at 11.30am. Chris will be sharing his passion for food from the heart, whilst cooking up a delicious seasonal partridge dish with Graduate Chef from our Apprentice Programme Matt.
Chris’s dream of becoming a top chef began at the tender age of 11 years when he cooked his first lasagne with his mum. At 17 he enrolled at the St Austell Catering College where his professional food journey began. He joined ‘Pennypots’, the first Michelin Star restaurant in Cornwall as a Commis Chef, under Kevin Viner who then encouraged him to gain some experience in London. Chris joined ‘The Lanesborough’ under Paul Gayler as a Commis, graduating to Senior Chef de Partie at ‘The Orrery’ and ‘The Square’ respectively, under the guidance of Chris Galvin and Phil Howard who both had a huge influence on him. London, for Chris, was always going to be a temporary period in his life as his heart was always in Cornwall with his family.
He returned to Cornwall and joined Driftwood in Portscatho as Head Chef, where he has been for the past 8 years; achieving 3 AA Rosettes and his first Michelin Star in 2012.
Chris has always cooked very much from the heart; his food reflecting his upbringing and family influences. He is obsessive about sourcing the best produce that Cornwall has to offer, working with suppliers to ensure only the finest quality ingredients make it on to the plate.
Catch Chris demonstrating at our Autumn Fayre sponsored by First Great Western this Saturday.