The chef eats in the Whatley Manor dining room
Our next lunch, in association with Grande Cuisine and Valentine Equipment, will be held at the Dining Room of two Michelin stars Niall Keating. Places are limited so reserve your place now!
Two-star chef Niall Keating will host The trainer readers to the dining room at Whatley Manor in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, for our upcoming Chef Eats Out Lunch, hosted in association with Grande Cuisine and Valentine Equipment.
To reserve a seat at this unique event, priced at £ 70 per person including wine, coffee and service, register your interest here.
The event, on October 18, will offer The trainer readers with the chance to sample Keating’s cutting edge cuisine among their peers.
Those who can secure a seat will enjoy a six-course menu with assorted wines for £ 70. They will receive a welcome glass of English Gusbourne sparkling wine, followed by a meal featuring the chef Great British menu dishes accompanied by wine.
Keating joined Whatley Manor as Executive Chef in 2016, since then he has achieved numerous accolades including a Michelin star in 2018 followed by a second in the 2020 guide.
Whatley Manor, located in the Cotswolds near Chippenham, is a 23-room country mansion and spa. In January 2019, the hotel underwent a renovation that saw the installation of a new kitchen, designed by Keating to include the UK’s first custom white Athanor stove, as well as Valentine fryers.
Keating’s modern British menu at the Dining Room restaurant draws inspiration from many different cuisines including Korean, Japanese, and classic French. The telegraph describes the food as “sensational”, adding “the tastes and textures are outstanding”, while Michelin says Keating’s dishes are “filled with his personality”.
Keating’s six-course lunch will showcase his culinary flair and varied influences, with dishes including lobster, spring peas, black truffle and manor beef, dill pickles and horseradish.
Keating said, “It’s always a big buzz when so many chefs come together, with a lot of passionate conversations about food and what’s going on in the industry. I hope a lot of chefs can make an appointment and I look forward to welcoming them to Whatley. “
- White miso terrine, mushrooms, trout eggs
- Sourdough, cultured butter
- Black lobster tortellini, spring peas, black truffle
- Manoir beef, dill pickles, horseradish
- Umeboshi, umeshu, marinated sakura
- Chocolate frog
It’s always a big buzz when so many chefs get together, with lots of passionate conversations about food and what’s going on in the industry.
How to book
To reserve a seat at this unique event, priced at £ 70 per person including wine, coffee and service, register your interest at www.thecaterer.com/chefeatsout.
A message from our sponsors
At Grande Cuisine, we constantly hear about people who have “fallen” into the hospitality industry, rather than being their chosen profession, and this is something that we are very keen to change. Chef Eats Out offers great insight into what it takes to be the best, along with the time, effort and passion it takes to create a fantastic menu.
We wholeheartedly embrace anything that inspires people in our great industry. We hope attendees enjoy the experience as much as we enjoyed creating a bespoke kitchen to suit 21st century cuisine and the UK’s first white Athanor for Niall.
Valentine Equipment is thrilled to be a co-sponsor of Chef Eats Out at Whatley Manor. His team supplied two Valentine Evo 400T single-pan and two-basket electric fryers for the hotel dining room.
Steve Elliott, Sales Director for Valentine Equipment, said: “Whatley Manor has an incredible food offering, from the two Michelin star dining room to the gourmet theater offered by the Green Room. Having Valentine deep fryers meeting the needs of discerning customers at Whatley Manor is a great testament to the quality, consistency and durability they bring to professional kitchens. “