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GUEST CHEF SERIES

We're delighted to announce the next events in our Guest Chef Series, which will see esteemed chefs heading up the Puro kitchen for special one-off events
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Thursday

30th May

CARL CLEGHORN Carl has worked in some very notible restaurants over the years, such as Thornbury Castle where he achieved 3 AA Rosettes as Executive Chef. Carl has also worked in Michelin kitchens such as The Olive tree in Bath and The Manor House in Castle Combe. Carl has now set up his own pop up restaurant called Tyme.

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Thursday

13th June

KASAE FRASER Kasae will be accompanied in the kitchen by her partner, Vincent, for her Guest Chef evening. Vincent and Kasae met in Australia through cooking in a hatted restaurant on the Mornington Peninsula. They then moved to New Zealand and continued to cook in exciting fine dining restaurants like Gemmayze Street Bistro and Paris Butter. After spending a year there, they moved to Sweden and cooked in Michelin star restaurants Operakallaren and Oaxen Krog. Now they have settled in Bath, where they continue to grow and use exciting British products. In November last year Kasae came runner up in MasterChef The Professionals alongside Puro's own Head Chef. Tommy Thorn. Since MasterChef, Kasae and her partner Vincent have been promoting their business 'Our Table', which provides a tailored private dining supper club experience, with an emphasis on fresh and local produce. Kasae describes the experience as being "food from our table, at your table".

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Date TBA

DEAN WESTCAR Dean was junior sous chef at the 1 Michelin star/3 rosettes Manor House Hotel in Castle Combe, Wiltshire for three years, from where he entered and won the title of South West Professional Chef of the Year in 2014. 2015 brought further competition success for Dean when competed in the BBC’s MasterChef competition, successfully reaching the semi-finals. In October 2015, Dean took the position of sous chef at the Michelin-starred Lucknam Park, Bath and in 2017 was promoted to head chef in the recently launched Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park. Dean also became a recipient of a prestigious Acorn Award in 2017, awarded to 30 leading lights of the industry aged under 30 and reached the final of the Craft Guild of Chefs National Chef of the Year competition the same year. In early 2020, Dean took a new position as head chef at Crockers in Henley on Thames where he will lead the Thames Chef’s Table.

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