Sue Stinchcombe Chef Eckington Manor Cookery School.
As featured on BBC1’s The Apprentice.
Eckington Manor is set in the heart of the English countryside in Worcestershire’s Vale of Evesham, renowned for its abundance of fresh fare including asparagus, plums, strawberries, apples and pears.
Sue trained at Worcester College and Wood Norton Hall, before heading to the illustrious training ground of Gordon Ramsay’s Royal Hospital Road restaurant. From there she went on to Belle House in Pershore, continuing her journey to perfect fine dining cuisine.
Sue met her husband to be Mark Stinchcombe at Le Champignon Sauvage, and they took a long over-due gap year to begin a culinary adventure which led them to explore the top kitchens and menus in Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. Their journey allowed them to better understand the food and sunshine flavours of this region.
Sue’s talents have gained her many awards including Worcestershire Chef of the Year, M.A.R.C.H Young Chef of the Year and Overall Winner, Acorn Award, MAC Awards – Chef of the Year. She has also appeared on the Great British Menu, Britain’s Best Dish and Hairy Bikers television series.
Sue became Head Chef at Eckington Manor, alongside Mark, having known Judy, founder and owner of Eckington Manor, for many years. Together they share a vision for food: to favour local ingredients, honour seasonality and create an experience of relaxed fine dining where natural flavour and the integrity of ingredients are paramount.
Mark Stinchcomb won BBC Master Chef The Professionals in 2015, and they have n’t stopped since!
‘At Eckington Manor, everything is at its best.’ comments Sue.