Hi, my name is Rob and I’m the Head Chef here at Lindeth Howe. Things are busy here in the kitchen with the run up to Christmas. I love this time of year and the flavours we’re creating always remind me of happy childhood memories.
I come from a big family and always helped my Mum cook for my Dad and three sisters. I took a keen interest early on and always loved getting involved in the preparation of Sunday dinner, such as peeling potatoes and prepping sprouts. The aroma of a crisp turkey roasting in the oven takes me right back to those days.
I always liked to help out with the cooking, but roast dinners in particular became a time for me to really help my Mum. Each year my responsibilities progressed, from making the stuffing to learning to roast parsnips with different flavours, such as honey and rosemary. I enjoyed gaining new skills such as basting the turkey to keep the breast succulent and full of flavour. My Mum’s roast dinner has become the benchmark for all future roast dinners I made.
I always knew I wanted to become a Chef. This is my Mum’s profession too and seeing her at work only fuelled my interest to follow in her footsteps. We grew up with fresh, healthy food in the house and I loved devising new ways of making different things from it. My Mum soon realised how passionate I was about working with food and got me a summer job working in her kitchen.
Since then there has been no looking back. I’ve worked in restaurants in England, Wales and France and it is now my pleasure to cook for you here at Lindeth Howe.