A native Scot, I graduated in 2011 with a degree in Entrepreneurship and moved to East Anglia in 2013. In the past 18 months I have worked with a wide variety of the best producers, foodies, restaurants and shops that Norfolk and Suffolk have to offer. I’ve always loved food, with a background in hospitality, and I am honoured to be asked to represent our fantastic county and the plethora of Food and Drink available in it over the next year.
Why have you become a champion, and what are your aims?
I was delighted to be asked to be a Norfolk Food & Drink Champion, particularly as a non-Norfolk lad. One of my main aims is to educate youngsters on the importance of local, seasonal produce and to unearth producers and growers that many won’t know exist.
Favourite Norfolk food
While it’s probably the answer a lot of people will give you, you cannot beat Cromer crab. Seasonal, fresh and local, what more could you want?
Favourite place to eat in Norfolk, and why?
Eric’s Fish and Chip Shop in Thornham, perfect after a day along the coast.
Who would be your top five guests (living or dead) at a dinner party, and why?
Tim Peake – I’d love to know what Norfolk looks like from space. James Dyson – one of the best-known entrepreneurs in the world, and a Norfolk boy. Stephen Fry – every dinner party needs some humour, serious intelligence and Norfolk input. Jamie Oliver – down to earth, culinary wizard, I’d likely ask for his help organising the food. Adele – having watched her set live at Glastonbury, that potty mouth would be great during dinner, and her singing great afterwards.