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Nick Evans

"I really enjoyed taking part in the Dartmouth Food Festival, it was very well organised with so much going on there was always something to do or somebody to see. ...I even managed to to some hobnobbing with suppliers and chefs. With the festival spread out over the majority of the town centre it gives a great sense of community and involves so many local business'. I look forward to being part of it again in the future."

Nick Evans grew up in East Sussex and from a young age worked the land around their home with his brother and father growing everything from potatoes to a small vineyard. It was fate that brought Nick to work in kitchens, covering for his brother as a kitchen porter when he fell ill.

Nick never looked back. Whilst studying for a degree in hospitality, he also worked a year in industry at a variety of Rick Stein businesses. In those twelve months Nick learnt a great deal from French classical cooking under Stephane Delourme at The Seafood Restaurant, to Indian and Asian styles under Mark Puckey at Stein’s Deli.Nick returned to The Seafood Restaurant as Chef de Partie in 2007 and by January 2014 Nick became Head Chef at St. Petroc’s Bistro where he enjoyed working with the Mediterranean menu that specialised in steaks after so many years working with fish. Nick is now the Head Chef Lecturer at Rick Stein’s Cookery School.

Photograph by David Griffin