May 1, 2018

Validation Dinner: Kate Lewis

Congratulations to chef Kate Lewis on her successful validation by the La Belle Assiette Jury!

Congratulations to chef Kate Lewis on her successful validation dinner. Her validation took place on the 21st of April in Edinburgh. The role of the jury members was to try the private chef dining experience and evaluate the menu prepared by the chef.

Born and bred in Devon Kate decided at a young age that she wanted to be a Chef….in the Army! She began this journey by training at North Devon College. It was here she undertook a four-week work placement at the Rocco Forte Old England, Bowness and realised she much preferred the “Civvy” hospitality life and accepted a full time position with the group. Kate’s passion for food and learning all aspects of the kitchen saw her move fast in the ranks and soon took her on her travels were she found herself working in beautiful Dartmoor at The Bovey Castle. Although skilled in all areas of the kitchen Kate had a real passion for Pastry and saw her leading a pastry team in 4 Rosette and Michelin star kitchens around the UK. More recently Kate, for seven years, held the position of Executive Chef at the renowned Archerfield Links, East Lothian.


Braised Ballencrieff rare breed pigs cheek with sweetcorn, chorizo crumb and oil

Main course

Pan roasted venison loin with pancetta potato pave, parsnip purée, vension suet pudding, blackberry jus


Peach melba crème brûlée, peach sorbet and shortbread biscuit

  • “Fantastic evening with wonderful food and great service. Felt like a very relaxed evening with the added bonus of being at home.”
  • “From start to finish Kate and Ronnie were extremely professional, friendly and organised. The night was a resounding success.”

Kate created an exceptional meal for her Validation Dinner. Each dish was perfectly cooked, and the special touches she included made the meal even more special. Her range of culinary experience shone through and she was an absolute pleasure to host.

We are happy to announce the validation of chef Kate and know you would be in the best hands for your next dinner party! To view Kate’s profile and menus head to:

Join 6,523 other foodies and have the new blog posts emailed to you!

Submit a Comment

Posted By


Validation Dinners