Meet the Chef - Chris Moore, Newick Park Hotel & Country Estate

We speak to the chef at Newick Park Hotel & Country Estate, East Sussex

Name:  Chris Moore

Establishment: Newick Park Hotel & Country Estate,

Newick, NR Lewes, East Sussex BN8 4SB

01825 723633

Signature dish: I don’t have a signature dish but there are a few that reappear from time to time. One is braised pork belly with black pudding, sage with onion bhaji and apple. Not an original invention of flavour combinations, but the way each ingredient is prepared and presented makes it a great main course.

How long have you been a chef?

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I have been a chef for 19 years

What made you want to become a chef?

Hospitality interested me for its versatility and the chance to visit other countries to work and learn new techniques, ingredients and styles.

Where did you start your career?

The Tytherington Club, Macclesfield.

Who has influenced you most?

A previous head chef, Sam Mahoney. He was a huge influence on me, not only with food but also his attitude.


What do you enjoy most about being a chef?

Finding a new technique, gadget, a change of style or a different ingredient. There is always something new to learn.


Your top cookery tip for readers?

I am afraid it is becoming a bit of a clich�, but I believe that the key to a successful dish is ‘keeping it simple’.


Your must-have kitchen gadget?

Thermo Mixer.


Who would you like to cook for?

The Armed Forces in Iraq.

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