The borough has joined forces with Painshill Park, Hersham and Fantastic British Food Festivals to showcase the region’s best in food and drink at the inaugural Elmbridge Food Festival. Painshill will open its gates to the public for free over the weekend of 27/28 September from 10:30 to 5:00. Charles Noorland is the headline chef.
The Oatlands Park Hotel head chef will take centre stage on the first day of the festival showcasing his interpretation of “30 minute meals” in the food and drink theatre.
The Dutch born and trained chef said guests to the food theatre could expect to see an array of seasonal produce from the region showcased in a simple, yet delicious way.
“Our restaurant offers a classic, yet modern British menu with fine seasonal ingredients,” he said.
“As a chef I never underestimate the importance of fine local produce, and we are lucky to have so many fine producers on our doorstep in the Elmbridge area.”
Noorland arrived in England from the Netherlands 1988, and with his Michelin star background, started his first job in London with Albert Roux at Le Gavroche.
He then expanded his knowledge further in 5 star hotels in London, such as The Hilton Park Lane, Le Meridien Piccadilly, and opened the 5 star property SAS Radisson in Beijing, PRC, before returning to England, concentrating on large restaurants and opening the award winning restaurant Belgo Centraal in Covent Garden.
Returning to his roots by operating in various hotels outside London since September 2011, Charles was the Executive Chef at Marco Pierre White Wheelers of St James franchise restaurant at the Casa Hotel Yateley in Hampshire, before joining Oatlands Park in May 2014.