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Le Champignon Sauvage

David Everitt-Matthias
Le Champignon Sauvage

Le Champignon Sauvage

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24-28 Suffolk Road
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GL50 2AQ
United Kingdom

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The Chef

 

David Everitt-Matthias

David Everitt-Matthias was inspired to work as a chef by his Aunt Pat, who took him foraging on Wandsworth Common in London from the age of six. Having learnt from her mother, she introduced him to a magical world of hedgerow picking – sparking a lifelong interest in food and an enduring relationship with nature’s wild bounty. It was during this happy childhood cooking with her – he credits her with teaching him about flavours – that he decided he wanted to be a chef, aged only seven or eight.

His career began in 1978 at the Four Seasons (formerly Inn on the Park) in his home city of London, under legendary French chef Jean Michel Bonin. Working there for five years, slowly gaining recognition for his skills, he says this experience taught him about organisation and discipline – skills which were paramount in this high-pressure environment where a banquet for 600 was not uncommon in the middle of dinner service.

David Everitt-Matthias