9:43am Thursday 18th April 2013
This week it’s the turn of Phil Kent, 36, chef at The Crown in the High Street, Shrivenham.
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When did you first take an interest in cooking, and when did you decide you wanted to become a chef?
My mum was a chef manager and I used to help out in school holidays. It was from then I knew I wanted to be a chef.
Where did you do your training?
Oxford College of Further Education
How would you describe the style of food served in your restaurant?
A combination of modern and classic British in a bistro style setting.
Do you have a signature dish? If so, what?
Not really, but our most popular dish is a home-made burger, which has been compared to that of The Ivy in London.
What would you order from your own menu?
Pan-fried veal and wild mushroom sauce
Your favourite vegetable, and why?
Pak Choi, because it is different and versatile, both on its own or with garlic and chilli.
And favourite dessert?
Lemon posset with ginger biscuits
Do you cook a lot at home? What sort of food?
Simple foods, like ham, egg and chips.
Where else locally do you like to eat?
The Lamb at Buckland.
Why should people come to The Crown at Shrivenham?
Because we offer local produce, freshly prepared on a daily basis at affordable prices in a relaxed atmosphere.
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