Featured Chef

Peter Gorton

Posted on
1 May 2021

Peter Gorton is an award-winning chef who made his name developing some of the best-known restaurants in the West Country. He has owned and run famous establishments such as West Devon’s Horn of Plenty and Dartmouth’s Carved Angel and now works as a catering industry consultant both in the UK and abroad.

What prompted you to become a chef?    

I was working as a KP at 16 years old in a restaurant in Wales called The Drangway and the owner Head Chef asked me to help in the kitchen after a week and the rest is history!!

What has been your greatest achievement/proudest moment in your career?

Achieving a Michelin Star along side other awards and accolades, owning my own restaurant/hotel businesses and helping the next generation of top chefs.

What makes Devon such a great place to work as a chef?

I believe that the produce of Devon is second to none. We are very lucky to have such a fantastic larder down here.

Where would you go to dine out on a night off?

This is a difficult question to answer as there are many wonderful places to eat in Devon but I would normally go to a chef proprietor led business as I always try to support independent businesses where I can.

What is your favourite Devon ingredient/product to use in your dishes? And why?

My favourite Devon ingredients would be crab, vegetables and, of course, the wonderful cheeses.

For more information about Peter Gorton:

Website – www.petergortonchef.co.uk | Instagram – petergortonconsultancy | Twitter – @PeterGorton1 | Facebook – Peter Gorton Consultancy | Youtube Channel – Peter Gorton Chef

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