Introducing our talented Nomad Rob! Rob trained at Leiths School of Food and Wine before going on to work with hyper-seasonal chef Chantelle Nicholson, 2 Michelin-starred The Clove Club, and most recently 3 Michelin-starred L’enclume. Rob’s cooking style focuses on hyper-seasonal British food featuring foraged ingredients and cooking over a fire, with high-end execution. Rob has a passion for sustainability and his bespoke menus celebrate the very best of British produce.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved eating!! Mum once joked I’d be the kid at the birthday party still at the table after all the other kids had gone off to play! Giving me a cookbook as a Christmas present at 10 was clearly a no-brainer, and from then on I became fascinated with how to cook and make things from scratch.
I was born and raised in Somerset, a county full of seriously amazing produce (and producers!) from meat to dairy, vegetables, fruit (special mention goes to Somerset apples used for some of the best cider in the world!) and seafood from nearby Devon and Dorset. Being around such delicious, seasonal and sustainably-sourced ingredients stayed with me all the way to London and I now get such a buzz sourcing the best ingredients I can, and trying to celebrate them on a plate.
As a Private Chef, I get to be both Chef and Front of House which means not only am I able to create and cook menus and dishes everyday, but I also get to meet and connect with people from many different walks of life, all with their own memories and experiences of food, and be a part of their special occasions.
Well I’ve already had a career change (I was a professional opera singer for 10 years!) but if I had to do another one, I think I’d be a carpenter and surfboard shaper on the side!
WholeEarth Crunchy Peanut Butter, Barbers Somerset Cheddar and South Devon Chilli Farm’s Chilli Jam…the best sandwich in the world (if I found some sourdough under a rock!)
I helped develop the menu and cook a plant-based 4 course menu for a private beach party in Cannes hosted by Google. It was mid June and the marquee kitchen on the beach had no air con…suffice it to say a surprise performance from Kylie Minogue after dessert made up for it!
I love travelling & trying local food, finding new coffee roasters and surfing whenever I can get out to the coast! Closer to home, spending time with friends, my partner and our mini dachshund over a craft beer or meal at a new restaurant is my happy place!
I’d love to still be doing dinner parties alongside menu development consultancy, cookery teaching and having a regular pop up Supper Club near my home in south east London!
"It costs nothing to be nice"