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Chapter One

Andy McLeish
Chapter One

Chapter One

  • 6/10 The Good Food Guide
  • Four Rosettes

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Farnborough Common
Locksbottom
Orpington
BR6 8NF
United Kingdom

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The Chef

 

Andy McLeish

Growing up in Nottingham, Andy McLeish knew he wanted to become a chef right from the moment he cooked his family Christmas dinner while still in primary school. He was fascinated by Take Six Cooks, a popular cookery programme in the mid-1980s, and would experiment himself in the kitchen from an early age. His parents were supportive of his choice, but society slightly less so - back then it was still virtually unheard of for boys to take on a domestic science qualification at his school, and his mother and father had to fight for him to be included on the course.

After completing catering college in Nottingham McLeish Andy McLeish worked under Nico Ladenis - one of his former Take Six Cooks heroes - at bistro Simply Nico and Chez Nico, Ladenis’ three star fine dining restaurant. He worked at The Ritz as sous chef before moving to the Mandarin Oriental Baan Taling Ngam in Koh Samui, Thailand taking the role of senior sous chef. Andy McLeish later returned to London to head up the kitchen at The Landmark in Marylebone, gaining three AA rosettes within his first year of working there.

Andy McLeish