He's new to L'Horizon Hotel, but Executive Head Chef Andrew Soddy has a great background of experience from working in London at The Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane working his way up to Sous Chef & while at The Dorechester he had the privilege to cook for the Queen & family at a state function. He was also Chef to the Sultan of Brunei while he stayed in London. Over the last few of years Chef Andrew has worked at Sea with P&O Cruises working for Marco Pierre White and then more recently with 6 star rated Seabourn Cruises as Executive Chef.
"In the Channel Islands - and here right on the bay, it's all about food metres rather than food miles. Being able to cook with locally-caught and produced food of exceptional quality, that's what makes my job special.
I look forward to settling into Jersey where my food will match the captivating view of St Brelades bay.
See you dining soon."
- Andrew Soddy - Executive Chef
Chef Interview: Andrew Soddy
Best time of the day? The busy service period between 7pm and 8.30pm.
Favourite flavour? Fresh Ginger. Why? Because of it's intense spicy taste.
Favourite food? Fish and Seafood
Favourite smell? Fresh Ground Coffee
Favourite item of local produce? Well it has to be the array of local seafood and Jersey milk
Favourite cooking method? I love to cook all ways, there is no favourite method.
How do you unwind? Sit down, chill out with cheese and wine in front of the fire and if the weather is good going sea fishing or golfing
Ultimate food and wine pairing? Pouilly fuisse les reisses Burgandy with its superb honeysuckle flavours work fanastic with pan seared scallops and slow confit pork belly with fresh pea and shallot purees
Favourite food memory? The intense flavour of the dark chocolate and raspberry souffle served at Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir in Oxfordshire
Favourite place in Jersey? I haven't been here very long but I have to say that this hotel is one of my favourite spots in the island.
Your 'end of the shift' snack? Difficult to say as I don't rally eat after 7pm when working.
Which chef would you most like to share a kitchen with? The Proper Godfather of the kitchen, Michael Roux
What's new in the food world? Trends at the moment are big flavours amd healthy eating, also the classic dishes are back again with modern twists
What can people look out for on the menu at L'Horizon? The new Grill Menu, using fresh locally sourced ingredients to create big flavours
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