Russell Bateman

Our Head Chef Russell Bateman is a rising star in cuisine and brings his own creativity and personal twist. He joined us from The Feathers in Oxford where he was appointed Head Chef in 2007. Prior to that, Russell worked in many Michelin star restaurants including Pétrus and Auberge de L'Eridan, Capital Hotel and Restaurant and Midsummer House. Russell has worked alongside many notable chefs, such as Gordon Ramsay, Marcus Wareing and Marc Veyrat, who have all helped him shape his own unique style.

Russell prides himself on using the freshest and best ingredients for his innovative dishes; he picks fruit and vegetables to use that evening in the Walled Garden. His style of food is cosmopolitan, embracing diverse food cultures. From a young age he was in touch with different ethnic groups that influenced his subtle use of spices and the way he mixes different flavours and textures.

Colette's Master Classes are his newest venture; he wants to share his wealth of experience and passion for exquisite food with guests and provide them with useful tips on how to prepare, cook and serve a range of delicate and innovative dishes.

Read more from Russell - his latest musings, delectable recipes and news on his Blog: Chef Writes...

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