Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Cookery schools (& a chef's job for me!?)

Few bits of news from me for any peeps who follow this blog (have not been tracking... it could be just me mam for all i know!).

My main bit of news is that i'm almost certainly going to take full time chef work at a London restaurant come August.

I'm 99% certain the restaurant in question will be Nahm (http://www.timeout.com/london/restaurants/reviews/686.html). It's a Michelin starred, super authentic (e.g make their own coconut milk fresh everyday, pestle and mortar everthing, dont use mandolins, source the very best rare produce from Thailand each week, flavour their rice with fresh jasmine flowers etc!) Thai restaurant right nr Hyde park corner.

The guy who set the place up, and who still spends much of his time there, is executive chef David Thompson - an all time food hero of mine. I did some work experience there last week and was honoured when the man himself offered me a job at the end of the week.

Not signed on the dotted line yet but, all in all, pretty exciting!

The other thing i wanted to mention / plug was that I'm hosting a couple of cookery demos / lessons...

Firstly on 17th and 18th of July @ Dublin cookery school, see here: http://www.dublincookeryschool.ie/courses.htm

And, also, a 'Taste of the Far East' workshop at the Culinary Arts School at Brighton Uni (on Eastbourne Campus), see here: www.cookery-holidays.co.uk

I think there are still places if anyone is interested in getting involved.



Anonymous said...

Congrats on the job offer Andy, you must be thrilled - I love Nahm as a special treat. Looking forward to eating there soon!


Kavey said...

Congrats on the job - I can see how working for David Thompson fits really well into the kind of food you enjoyed cooking when we watched you on MC!

Matt Harrington said...

Believe you me, there are probably quite a few following you!
Good luck in the new job. Matt

dynagrrl said...

Fantastic! Good luck!

Lou said...

Congratulations Andy on the job offer! Nahm sounds perfect for the kind of food you enjoy cooking.

Hope all goes well! Good Luck!


Debs said...

Congrats on the job offer, brill news. May get to visit you there one day on a rare visit to UK. Looks like it's not just your mam following then!

Michelle Peters said...

Oh well done Andy. Good luck!!

Andy said...

many thanks for the kind msgs, am looking forward to it (but also planning to make use of the few weeks of normal life i now have left!) am cooking in france now but will blog more soon!


Mat Follas said...

sounds like the perfect job for you mate ... look forward to seeing you soon !

Louise Coppard said...

Congratulations Andy, have been following your tweets and blogs since MC and so glad that you have got a job in a restaurant close to your foodie heart!

Good luck