Meet the Chef from Chapter One

PUBLISHED: 15:37 24 August 2009 | UPDATED: 16:12 20 February 2013

Head chef Andrew McLeish

Head chef Andrew McLeish

Head chef Andrew McLeish tells us what makes Chapter One special...


Head chef Andrew McLeish tells us what makes Chapter One special



How long have you worked at Chapter One?


Since March 2000



What is your signature dish?


Slow roast belly of Rhug Estate organic pork with choux croûte, baby leeks, caramelised onions, salsify and an apple and pork jus



What is your top cookery tip for Kent Life readers?


Buy locally and seasonally



Who has influenced you most in your career?


Nico Ladenis



Is there anyone you have always wanted to cook for?


The people I love to cook for (and wish it could be more often) are my family - my wife Tanya, daughter Ella and son Jack, and the new one on the way!

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