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Darren Broom

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Darren’s career as a chef spans seventeen years, including stints with Michael Caines, Marco Pierre White and as a much sought-after private chef. He’s carved out his own food style using influences from Scandinavian food culture, the wild ingredients he forages for, British food history and the art of cooking over fire. 

Originally from Devon, Darren has worked throughout the South West, developing a flair for butchery, fermentation, sourdough baking, curing and preserving. 

For four years, Darren was head chef at an organic farm in Cornwall where he spearheaded the culture of self-sufficiency and served produce reared on the farm. This ethos and their organic farming methods had a strong impact on him. He furthered his understanding of real food through growing vegetables in the garden, preserving the seasons and stocking the larder with foraged ingredients from the hedgerows, pasture and surrounding woodlands. 

Darren’s passion lies in producing food with an unmistakable sense of terroir. For Darren, provenance is not just the backstory to his ingredients, it’s everywhere in the look, feel and taste of his food. 

At Pythouse Kitchen Garden, Darren is keen to champion our own produce first and foremost, providing guests with a unique and ever-changing insight into the seasons. He’ll be working closely with the gardeners to manage and maintain the garden, delivering a programme of regeneration and sustainability. 

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