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Mark Elvin

                                                                                                                      

"As a Norfolk Chef like myself using a company like Nurtured in Norfolk is a real no brainer, It’s a local company right on my doorstep. I get my shoots through my vegetable supplier, Barsby Produce. Whether you are using their amazing micro shoots for Starters, Mains or Desserts there is an unbelievable choice on offer, and the quality really stands out. Each shoot is bursting with flavour and so vibrant in colour. For me, by adding some of these beautiful little shoots can transform a dish and really makes a massive impact not only by taste but also to the eye. I have worked with Nurtured in Norfolk products for many years now, it seems everyone uses them and if you don’t, then you should! That’s shows how good they are. Their product list just keeps growing and growing, which is fantastic for us Chefs. I love using something new and experimenting with new flavours. If you haven’t been to see there set up, you really must. Nurtured in Norfolk you are doing a great job, keep up the fantastic work guys." - Mark Elvin (The Boars)

Q & A with Chef Elvin

29th March 2018

1 - How long have you been cooking and what made you decide to be a chef?

 

 I have been a chef for almost 20 years. I studied at Norwich City College for 3 years. I just loved doing something creative and making people happy, which food does as you will always need to eat!!

 

 

2 - Can you talk us through your style of cooking?

 

 My style is classic cooking with a modern twist, using fresh and local produce.

 

3 - Which chef has influenced you most during your career?

 

 Raymond Blanc & Tom Aikens

 

4 - What are your favourite garnishes to use when plating up?

 

Granny Smith Apple match sticks, it brings a fresh, crisp finish to any dish. Of course, Nurtured in Norfolk micro shoots, these transform any dish with bursting flavours and colours.

 

5 - What is your favourite product to work with?

 

I have so many but I love using fresh fish, especially fish that can take on bold flavours. Halibut and Monkfish are my favourite. But also, Cromer Crabs and Local Asparagus are right up there. Nurtured in Norfolk shoots complement these perfectly.

 

6 - What does the future hold for you as a chef, what is your ambition?

 

 I was asked to do a cooking Demo at the East Anglian Country Fair this year, so I would like do some more of these events in the future. It was a great honour to be asked. But also, to continue to push The Boars and to gain accolades which would be amazing. 

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