Chris Eden

Chris Eden

Chris Eden’s passion for food and wanting to be a chef started at the tender age of 11 years when he cooked his first lasagne with his mum.

He enrolled at the St Austell Catering College at 17 years and there was no going back. He joined Pennypots, the first Michelin Star restaurant in Cornwall as a commis chef under Kevin Viner, who then encouraged him to gain some experience in London. He joined the Lanesborough under Paul Gayler as a commis and worked his way up to senior chef de partie at The Orrery and The Square under the guidance of Chris Galvin and Phil Howard respectively, who both have had a huge influence on him. For Chris, though, London was always going to be a temporary period in his life as his heart was always in Cornwall with his family.

He returned to Cornwall and joined Driftwood in Portscatho as head chef, where over the last five years he has achieved 3 AA Rosettes and his first Michelin Star.

Chris is married to the lovely Sam, accomplished pastry chef, has a little boy Lucas and and lives in St Austell.

www.driftwoodhotel.co.uk

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