New Chefs team at The Marquis

One of the South East’s most famous restaurants is set for a revamp after installing a new Head Chef and General Manager.
 
The kitchen at the two AA rosette The Marquis in Alkham Valley, Kent will be headed up by Andrew King with David Harris taking over its management.
 
The five star fine dining establishment, which describes itself as a “restaurant with rooms”, will also get a new menu emphasising modern British dishes featuring local produce.
 
Explaining his style, King said: “I like to develop close relationships with suppliers that help to give us the edge when it comes to delivering the very best ingredients to our customers. 
 
“For example, I will get a text during the night from a local fish supplier advising me of the latest catch coming in on their boat and that will be served to customers the next day. We are also going to make more use of our own kitchen garden to ensure we serve the freshest vegetables possible.” 
 
King has already recruited a new six-strong team in the last few months to fill various Chefs jobs in the kitchen, while diners to the restaurant will have the chance to take advantage of the new Chef’s Table offering a live video link to the team in action.
 
Before moving to The Marquis, the Chef has worked in Michelin starred kitchens such as Lucknam Park Hotel in Bath and Reads in Faversham, as well as other restaurants in the likes of Chelsea and Kent.
 
Also making the news recently was Daniel Clifford who revealed that he will open a pub in Essex later this year.
 
Set to run alongside Clifford’s Michelin starred Midsummer House restaurant in Cambridge, the Flitch of Bacon pub in Little Dunmow is expected to undergo extensive refurbishments before opening within the next five months.
 
The celebrity Chef said that he wanted the pub’s menu to highlight various “forgotten classics” such as Black Forest gateau, homemade sausages and steak and kidney pudding.
 
By Owen Mckeon
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