Ashley Close

Ashley Close

Former Super Yacht Chef, Ashley Close is here to create the perfect dining experience in your home

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About the Chef

After several years of training under some of the best chefs that Leeds had to offer, including Michelin Starred chef Wayne Newsome, Ashley decided to match his love of food with his eagerness to see the world. In 2007 he left the UK to embark on a culinary adventure that would take him literally across oceans. For seven y…... After several years of training under some of the best chefs that Leeds had to offer, including Michelin Starred chef Wayne Newsome, Ashley decided to match his love of food with his eagerness to see the world. In 2007 he left the UK to embark on a culinary adventure that would take him literally across oceans. For seven years he catered on board super yachts for clients that expected nothing short of perfection and by the time his yachting career came to an end was Head Chef onboard the most busiest charter boat in the Mediterranean. Being able to work with endless budgets and such high requirements meant he could create an array of dishes which he now uses to wow clients all over the country. On returning to England he entered back into the world of employment but never quite settled again as the urge to work for himself was so overwhelming. So in January 2017 he decided enough was enough and it was now time and so set up The Rural Food Company which caters for all types of events from large weddings to intimate fine dining dinner parties. He describes himself as an adventurous chef when it comes to flavour combinations and presentation. However, he prefers to be able to go down to the local market to buy the freshest, locally sauced ingredients available to create his dishes instead of using lots of powders and potions. Read all Hide

Location

Harrogate, UK +40 km

Spoken Languages

English, Français

Cuisine type

Seasonal cuisine, Vegetarian, Gastronomic, Asian, British, Mediterranean

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