Categories Archives: Chef Interviews

Interview with Private Chef Tom Martin | Supper Clubs

Chef Tom Martin

Name: Tom Martin So, how long has the business been running? Well my first pop-up, Q, was back last Autumn, since then I have held supper clubs in Crafty Devil Cellar in Penarth, Mr Brightsides Café and The Little Man Coffee Company.  My next event is in The Potted Pig in Cardiff city centre on [...]read moreInterview with Private Chef Tom Martin | Supper Clubs

Interview with Chef Matt Davenport – Oasis Cardiff

Oasis Cardiff Matt Davenport

Name of Pop-up/Business: Oasis Cardiff How long has the business been running? The charity has been registered for 10 years, however the catering arm has been operating for 13 months. What was your first experience of cooking? Growing up in a single parent household, there were plenty of times as a teenager where I had [...]read moreInterview with Chef Matt Davenport – Oasis Cardiff

Interview with Chef Leyli Homayoonfar – Leyli Joon and Co.

Chef Leyli Homayoonfar

Business Name | Leyli Joon & Co. and The Bab Haus What was your first experience of cooking? My mum and dad are both fantastic cooks, so food and cooking were always central to family life. It’s hard to pinpoint an early memory because we were just always cooking! However, my brother and I were [...]read moreInterview with Chef Leyli Homayoonfar – Leyli Joon and Co.

Interview with Chef John Cook – Ember by John Cook

Chef John Cook

Name of Business/Pop-up | Ember You’ve been (sorry) a major figure in Cardiff’s restaurant scene for some time now, but you closed your permanent home, Arbennig, in May 2018, after almost five years.   That came as a shock for many, but you soon returned with Ember, which as a series of pop-ups and kitchen takeovers [...]read moreInterview with Chef John Cook – Ember by John Cook

Chef Interview with Private Chef Gareth Daw

Chef Gareth Daw

Pop-up Name | By Order of the Peaky Blinders- Chef Gareth Daw Tell us something about the background to this.  How long has the business been running? Well, I’ve been doing tasting menu events since the start of this year, based out of Henry Webb’s in St Mellons, but December at Mr Brightsides in Cardiff [...]read moreChef Interview with Private Chef Gareth Daw