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Top Chefs Visit Torbay for a Taste of the English Riviera

PUBLISHED: 22:32 20 September 2011 | UPDATED: 20:01 20 February 2013

William Drew (Editor Restaurant Magazine), Dominic Chapman (Head Chef, The Royal Oak, Paley Street)

William Drew (Editor Restaurant Magazine), Dominic Chapman (Head Chef, The Royal Oak, Paley Street)

A group of talented chefs selected by Restaurant Magazine and Nestlé Professional arrived in Torbay on Devon's English Riviera for a whistle-stop tour of its culinary highlights.

A group of talented chefs selected by Restaurant Magazine and Nestl Professional, visited the English Riviera for a whistle-stop tour of its culinary highlights.

The chefs: Allan Pickett, Daniel Clifford, Dominic Chapman, Andre Garrett, Will Holland, Tristan Welch and Phil Yeomans have multiple awards and several Michelin stars between them. They will be hosted by Torbays very own award winning, Michelin starred chef, Simon Hulstone along with William Drew editor of Restaurant Magazine and Emma Walker from Nestl Professional.

The trip was sponsored by Nestl Professional, which selected Simon Hulstone of Torquays renowned Elephant restaurant to become one of its Chef Club ambassadors in May this year.The purpose of the trip is to introduce the chefs to the English Riviera as a culinary destination and source of fantastic produce and has received enthusiastic support from the English Riviera Tourism Company.

Carolyn Custerson Chief Executive of the ERTC, said, A key element of the Turning the Tide for Tourism in Torbay strategy is to promote the English Riviera as an important foodie destination and we are just about to launch a new Food Forum to help coordinate this activity. We are delighted that Restaurant Magazine and Nestle Professional have chosen the English Riviera for this prestigious chefs visit and were sure theyll enjoy the fantastic food experiences the Bay has to offer.


Carolyn Custerson Chief Executive of the ERTC, said, A key element of the Turning the Tide for Tourism in Torbay strategy is to promote the English Riviera as an important foodie destination and we are just about to launch a new Food Forum to help coordinate this activity. We are delighted that Restaurant Magazine and Nestle Professional have chosen the English Riviera for this prestigious chefs visit and were sure theyll enjoy the fantastic food experiences the Bay has to offer.

The English Riviera is a fast growing West Country foodie destination. The Bay is renowned for its excellent local produce and the highest quality seafood catch from Brixham with its exciting new fishmarket. A range of award winning restaurants, creative chefs and vibrant food festivals make the English Riviera an exciting place to visit for lovers of good food.

To visit The Elephant Restaurant website click here

To visit English Riviera Tourism Company website click here

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