Image of chef Chris Wheeler | Beachside Grill Winter gastronomy Evening

We unveil the second chef to cook at the Winter Gastronomy event

Next up on the truly decadent Winter Gastronomy evening line up is Executive Chef Chris Wheeler. It’s a pleasure to host another gastronomic event at Beachside Grill with talented chefs such as Chris.

His celebrated culinary roots include head of the kitchen at award winning Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire, UK ambassador for the Quality Standard Mark Beef and Lamb Scheme and he recently formed a chef consultancy.

As well as earning the title Hotel Chef of the Year at the Hotel Catey’s in 2016 and appearing on cookery shows such as Saturday Kitchen, Sunday Brunch and Great British Menu, Chris has recently launched a debut cookbook The Ginger Chef Served Up.

The seasoned chef is set to wow diners with his culinary excellence on the night.

Our region’s beef and lamb are known for their flavour and tenderness and coupled with the best in vegetables and other delicious ingredients, you are sure to have an exceptional night. The evening will celebrate the West Country Beef and Lamb PGI status. PGI (Protected Geographical Indications), was started 15 years ago by a group of West Country farmers who understood that there was a special quality to the meat produced in the West Country region (Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall). Simply put, the animals need to have been born, reared and finished within the region and fed a predominately, forage-based diet.

Blue and yellow protected geographical indication status badge West Country Beef logo Westcountry Lamb logo

Why is this status important? Well, it puts our wonderful produce on the map for quality for consumers as the first choice in beef and lamb. The South West has more days of rainfall that anywhere in the UK which keeps the lush grasses and flowering meadows, (the South West has 57% of all the meadows in the UK), growing all year. This changes the fatty acid profile of our beef and lamb meat by increasing its omega 3 and 6 content. This all creates a unique and nutritious meat for chefs to use to create sumptuous dishes.

Date: Friday 15 November 2019

Tickets: £60 per person 


We only have limited tickets available for this event – please call our Events Team on 01271 890212 or email [email protected] 

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Image of chef Chris Wheeler | Beachside Grill Winter gastronomy Evening