Steven’s first taste of kitchen life was when he was given the job as a kitchen assistant at the Northfield Hotel in Minehead at the age of 15, where he worked and gained experience, happily for a number of years.
In 2009 Steven embarked on a two year Hospitality Diploma Course as the first year group at the brand new resources unit at West Somerset College. On leaving with a Triple Distinction he was awarded a place at the University of West London (UWL) being classically trained in Fine Dining and Management.
During his time at University, Steven was able to work with many great Chef’s such as Heston Blumenthal and assisting the Roux Brothers during a heat of the Roux Scholarship.
Valuable experience was gained working at The Ritz Hotel, The Savoy Hotel and the Castle Hotel in Taunton, as well as cooking for the Queen at one of her Golden Jubilee celebrations, and Prime Minister David Cameron at the Curry Awards.
On leaving University, his first job was at Lower Slaughter Manor in the Cotswolds, before returning to Minehead and assisting with setting up of the Fine Dining restaurant at the Beach Hotel.
Steven has now reached the first major milestone in his career, and at the age of 24, has opened his first restaurant - ‘Chambers’