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Hartnett Holder & Co at Lime Wood

Luke Holder
Hartnett Holder & Co

Hartnett Holder & Co at Lime Wood

  • Three Rosettes

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Beaulieu Rd
Lyndhurst
Hampshire
SO43 7FZ
United Kingdom

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The Chef

 

Luke Holder

The experience of living abroad as a youngster shaped Luke Holder culinary beliefs: “First and foremost every cuisine is tasty, generally”, he says equitably, adding: “Having been brought up in the Middle East and Italy, where the culture of eating is much more family orientated, where people are given dishes in the middle of the table and take part… it definitely influenced the way I want my customers to feel comfortable eating.”

In 1998, Luke Holder realised that “what I really wanted to do was cook.” So he contacted Chris Galvin. “I had no college training, and understood nothing about cheffing, but [I told him] I had lived a lot and I was here because this was what I really wanted to do.” The bold tactic paid off and he started as a commis chef job at Orrery in London. “It was probably the hardest moment in my career because I went from being a travelling hippy to sixteen-hour days in a kitchen!”

Luke Holder