The Queens at Belbroughton

Andy Waters
The Queens at Belbroughton

The Queens at Belbroughton

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Queens Hill
Belbroughton
Stourbridge
DY9 0DU
United Kingdom

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The Chef

 

Andy Waters

The family bookshelves bore classic cookbooks by legends such as Robert Carrier – the chef whose books launched a million dinner parties – and Andy Waters was raised on Carrier’s delicious stews and casseroles, that his mum made from rough cuts of meat. Dreaming of becoming a chef from an early age, he too turned his hand to Carrier’s creations. In charge of the kitchen when his aunt and her husband came round for dinner, he produced tournedos Rossini for his family – although he admits to not really knowing where beef came from at the time. He told us: ‘They all thought it was fantastic, but they would say that because I was twelve.’

An education at Halesowen Food College followed – one of the few options for students who were not academically gifted in the 1980s. He told us: ‘That’s the reason I got into cooking, because I was rubbish at school. I wasn’t interested. I was okay, an average kid, but it was a time when if you couldn’t do anything else, you went into catering.’

Andy Waters