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James PALMER Rosser 

Chef / Director 

James began working in a local fish restaurant Sankey's in Tunbridge Wells, here his passion for working in kitchen's was born. He then went onto train at West Kent College whilst continuing to work at Sankey's and develop his knowledge skills further. From there went on to work in a number of prestigious venues and cook alongside some famous names in the culinary world. These include working for the Roux brothers, cooking alongside Albert Roux serving at the Chelsea Flower Show, and working at Michelin-starred restaurant Thackery's in Tunbridge Wells for a number of years.

James then moved onto working for an award winning gastro pub company in Kent, Whiting and Hammond. Here he was  head chef of The Little Brown Jug, and then The Chaser Inn the company's flagship pub. Then in 2012 he took on the role of executive chef, overseeing the food offer in each of the nine sites. In this role James was able to develop the food offering across the group, work with suppliers to ensure the best, fresh local produced was being used and still use his skills in the kitchens to train new chefs.

James's passion lies in using great seasonal produce and using unfamiliar cuts to create new and exciting dishes. His love of teaching has stretched from becoming a head chef then executive chef, to today where he enjoys sharing not only his skills but his wealth of culinary knowledge gathered over the years.

Hari Ghotra Olly Mills David Hamilton Boyd