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George Blogg
Gravetye Manor

Gravetye Manor

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Vowels Lane
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 4LJ
United Kingdom

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The Chef

 

George Blogg

In an era when children’s diets largely consisted of Findus crispy pancakes and oven chips, the young George Blogg was fortunate enough to be introduced to produce-led eating: “My family’s always liked good food, my mum and dad used to have an allotment, I used to eat everything,” he recalls. Originally harbouring ambitions to be a geologist, his mother inadvertently directed him towards a culinary profession after turning down shifts at the local Italian – and suggesting her son instead. Washing up led to prepping, then to cheffing, and what started as a means of paying for his studies evolved into an inclination (”If you enjoy something it doesn’t feel like a chore”) then a vocation. In his early twenties, the gourmet geology graduate had to choose between two passions – the result was earth science’s loss and gastronomy’s gain.

George Blogg