South West Chef of the Year – Tim Kendall celebration evening

Tim Kendall, our Sous Chef at The Idle Rocks, took home three prestigious accolades at the South West Chef of the Year Awards 2018. He accepted awards for Best Dish Presentation, Professional Chef of the Year, and Overall Best Chef of the Year.

The finalists cooked a three-course menu using compulsory ingredients revealed just one week ago, as well as a mystery box of ingredients supplied just 30 minutes before the final began. Tim’s winning dish included tiger milk with coriander mayonnaise with pickled apples and mussels.

Tim has worked at the Idle Rocks for two years and was promoted to Sous Chef in 2018. His previous experience includes working with Rick Stein at the Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, Le Gavroche and Marcus Wareing in London, and The Driftwood Hotel in Cornwall.

To celebrate his success, Tim is hosting an event on at The Idle Rocks on 9th February 2019, inviting guests to meet him and try his winning menu. Tickets are £85 per person which includes a three course menu with matching wines and aperitif.

Guests who would like to stay overnight are offered our Dine and Stay package at £200 per person (based on two people sharing a Harbour View Room). This includes one night’s accommodation with a Full Cornish Breakfast the next day as well as Tim’s winning three course menu with matching wines.

Why not make a weekend of it with our Luxury Gourmet Package which includes:

Luxury accommodation with full Cornish breakfast each morning

Friday night three course A La Carte dinner produced by Head Chef Guy Owen and his team

Saturday afternoon St Mawes oyster tasting, with a glass of organic Cornish sparkling wine, hosted by Sous Chef Tim Kendall and Sommelier Krystina Janickova.

Saturday evening, three course Winning South West Chef of The Year Menu produced by Tim Kendall, with matching wines.

Prices are £355.00 per person based on two people sharing a Harbour View Room for two nights.

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