Head Chef - Sam Edward Parkinson
What do I say: I'm island born and bred I've been working in kitchens since I was 16; I started from the bottom as a kitchen porter and worked my way up the ranks in kitchens across the island. I love living on the island (bit of a lie there but shhhhh).
Here at the Nightingale we have the freshest ingredients which are grown locally, picked fresh and delivered the next day with a maximum travel of 4 miles. I've worked in some of the top hotels and restaurants, yacht clubs and pubs across the island which has progressed my experience. Working with some of the top chefs on the Island has honed my skills in the patisserie section.
My work with Head Chef Brad has made my mind explode with new ideas and creations, which my bosses are more than willing to help me with, every step of the way; from trying the dishes to offering suggestions to tweak each one, making them perfect for our guests. I'm extremely proud to hold a Rosette with our team here and we're looking forward to grabbing our second soon. Sam Parkinson 2nd chef The Nightingale Hotel, Bar& Restaurant