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Martin Baker from Truffles restaurant's delcious Wiltshire Farm Duck
Martin has recently taken over Truffles restaurant at Rookery Manor in Somerset.
Martin is from the old school of cooking. Having first been trained at Accrington and Rossendale College for 2 years, he was then classically trained by Masterchef’s Stuart Cameron of Turnberry Golf Resort and by Ian Brady at the Royal County in Durham. Martin has also cooked under Marco Pierre White & Harveys and Gordon Ramsey & Hospital Road.
More locally, Martin and his team have achieved many accolades, with Cadbury House, Tracy Park, Stone Easton Park and Beechfield House all gaining 2 Rosettes for outstanding creative cooking, along with gold awards from South West Tourism and various other magazine reviews.
Martin takes great pleasure in training the Chef of tomorrow. When time allows, teaches and provides demonstration classes at Weston College. Martin also judges competitions including the Lion’s Young Chef of the Year.
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by Arran Roberts
Arran Roberts was the Commercial Manager at Grant Creative Cuisine, and together with an excellent team, looked after all marketing for the catering division of Grant. This includes managing activities such as roadshows, website, social media, brand and support for our partners across the globe.
Arran is originally from North Wales, but currently lives in Bedfordshire with wife Victoria. Outside of work, Arran’s hobbies include Football, Squash and eating out with family and friends.