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Adam Stokes
Adam's

Adam's

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16 Waterloo Street
Birmingham, West Midlands
B2 5UG
United Kingdom

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The Chef

 

Adam Stokes

Adam Stokes grew up in Northampton, in a family that “always wanted to eat well”. His father cultivated (and still cultivates) all the family’s vegetables in his allotment. “I grew up knowing what a carrot tasted like, I knew it was something pulled out of the ground, rubbed with a scourer, then cooked. It was not supermarket stuff you can buy these days.” He told us: “That probably sparked my love for food – maybe it just came out of a love of eating, because we were exposed to decent, quality food when we were young.”

After two years at college, studying hotel and catering management, Adam Stokes began his professional career, spending seven years learning his trade at Hambleton Hall, in Leicestershire, under Aaron Patterson. Of this time he says: “He taught me the basics, but I also learnt huge amounts about game and the importance of sourcing quality ingredients.” Leaving this role as sous chef, in 2008 he became head chef at Glenapp Castle in the lowlands of southwest Scotland, aged only 26. In the four years he stayed in Scotland, he secured a fourth AA rosette and his first Michelin star, only a few days before his 30th birthday.

Adam Stokes