Steven is a British Chef,
who is best known for winning the 6th series of MasterChef: The
Professionals in 2013 becoming one of the youngest ever winners of the
competition at the age of 26. Double Michelin starred chef Michel Roux Jnr.
commented: "His food is lovely. He makes food that is great to eat, expertly
cooked, presented with a certain elegance, clean lines, and it works —
Previous to MasterChef Steven
trained with some of the country’s leading chefs including Raymond Blanc &
Chris Wheeler before moving to Horsham in 2008 joining the brigade at South Lodge Hotel - a five star country
house hotel in the heart of Sussex.
Starting off as a Chef de
Partie, in the newly built Pass Restaurant under the guidance of renowned
Michelin starred chef Matt Gillan. He moved his way up to Sous chef before
becoming Head Chef of the hotels second restaurant the Camellia at just 25
years old. In this time he also won Sussex Young Chef of the
Year in 2010.
After 6 years at South
Lodge, Steven left to set up his own company called 'etch.' offering diners a chance to experience Steven's food either at their home or at one of his pop ups held in hotels & venues across the country. Most notably at Blenheim Palace in
Oxfordshire, Nyetimber Vineyard in West Sussex, The Corn Exchange, Leeds & Pennyhill Park Hotel, Surrey.
At the end of 2016 Steven purchased his first restaurant in Brighton & Hove and will be looking to open the doors in Spring 2017. The restaurant will be called 'etch.' and will showcase Steven's unique style of food focusing on ingredients grown in and around the Sussex countryside.