Monmouthshire Food Festival is delighted to welcome back Tim McDougall, Head Chef at the Llansantffread Court Hotel, to the Chef’s Theatre on Sunday 21st May at 1:30.
Tim McDougall, Head Chef at the Llansantffraed Court Hotel, is renowned for his demonstrations and this one at Monmouthshire Food Festival will be no exception. It promises to be fast and furious with lots of different dishes and a lot of fun.
During his training, most of which was spent in Michelin starred and AA Rosette restaurants, he covered all areas of the kitchen including the pastry section. His career began as a Commis Chef at The Vineyard Hotel near Newbury before moving to The Lords and Ladies at Upper Slaughter in Gloucestershire.
Tim then moved to Le Poussin at the Whitley Ridge Hotel in Brockenhurst, a 1 Michelin star and 3 Rosette restaurant, as Junior Sous Chef. His next move was to Hartwell House Hotel in Aylesbury as Sous Chef where he ran a kitchen brigade of eighteen.
In 2006 Tim moved to France and took up a post as Chef de Partie Poissons at the Chateau Belmont in Tours. He took the opportunity to work at the best restaurant in the area as Fish Chef under Jean Bardet. Here he cooked for Sir Roger Moore and Michael Caine and also learned to speak French.
Returning to the UK in March 2008 Tim worked at the Crown at the Celtic Manor. The restaurant was awarded 3 Rosettes in January 2009 which they retained. In 2012 the restaurant became Terry M Fine Dining with Tim as Head Chef.
Tim is now Head Chef at the Llansantffraed Court, a 4 star Country House Hotel and Restaurant. The restaurant prides itself on fine dining dishes cooked with top quality ingredients sourced from local quality producers. They also have their own walled kitchen garden in which they grow many of the fruit, vegetables, salads and herbs used in the kitchen. The kitchen garden is just a few yards from the kitchen so the term “Food Yards” sums up the freshest of ingredients.
For more information about Monmouthshire Food Festival: monmouthshirefoodfestival.co.uk