Congratulations to chef William Briant on his successful validation. His validation took place on the 21st of December in London. The Jury members consisted of food blogger The London Foodie and his friends. Their role was to experience the private chef dining experience and evaluate the menu prepared by the chef.Will has worked in London and France as a chef in restaurants, as a private caterer, a street food chef and food writer. He has lived in London his whole life but now lives in Edinburgh. He loves the restaurant scene there; small independent restaurants and access to fantastic produce. He loves using fresh Scottish produce, particularly using interesting vegetable varieties from favourite organic shops and different cuts of meat. His style fits into the term of ‘Modern British’, using different cooking methods but with a focus on taste above all. He cooks because it has been his passion since he was five years old and it is the thing that makes him the most happy.
Crispy Duck, Creme Fraiche
Mackerel, Beetroot, Apple
Pig Cheeks, Onion, Cabbage
Plum and Almond
“La Belle Assiette has been an amazing find – the chef Will Briant arrived on time with all his food prepped in containers, and ready for re-heating and plating. Will Briant was super clean, efficient and his 4-course meal was delicious and perfectly cooked. He did all the washing up before leaving. He was very polite and super pleasant to deal with and I highly recommend him.” Luiz.
“Will provided a delicious meal with well presented dishes. I thought the creativity of the starter and the main course was superb, the pickled apple paired perfectly with the cured and blow-torched mackerel; a real winner, and the roasted cabbage and onion puree was a delight.” James.
Don’t be fooled by his young age! Without a doubt, William Briant is a top-quality private chef cooking elegant and flavoursome Modern British cuisine. His mackerel starter was delicately balanced whilst the main of slow cooked pigs cheeks was a real highlight and its accompanying crackling was perfectly crisp. As one guest happily remarked, it was “inspiring to see someone so young prepare such an excellent meal and present it with charm, grace and poise” and we have to agree with that sentiment, Will is a fantastic private chef and perfectly suited for your next dinner party! To view his profile and menus head to www.labelleassiette.co.uk/william-briant