Michael, who lives in St Eval with his family, had been working as head chef at a hotel in Padstow, which boasted an award-winning 2 AA Rosette and was commended in the Cornish Accredited Restaurant Guide.
He left the position to fulfil a lifetime dream of cooking and serving food he personally loves, or as Michael describes it: “real food, done well”. He also fell in love with the casual and rustic feel to The Kitchen by The Beach, which he feels perfectly complements his menus.
Dishes focus on hand-picked, locally sourced and exceptionally fresh ingredients. Michael said: “I speak to my suppliers on a daily basis to ensure I get the freshest fish, cuts of meat and vegetables in the county that day.
“I’d previously worked for kitchens that would bulk buy to get the best price, but here at The Kitchen by The Beach it’s about getting the best ingredients.”
Michael’s aim is to create a menu that goes over and above expectations, whilst still being affordable:
“It’s really important to me that people get to eat great food at a reasonable price. Price shouldn’t be a barrier to eating fantastic food, and that’s what we’ll be serving at The Kitchen by The Beach.”