As well as heading up the team in The Foxhunter kitchens, Matt is currently presenting Food Unwrapped on Channel 4 and is once again championing forgotten foods on Great British Food Revival on BBC2. Matt co-presented Market Kitchen with Tom Parker-Bowles and Matthew Fort and is the guest presenter of Saturday Kitchen.
Matt's first solo cookbook, featuring all his favourite recipes, Matt Tebbutt Cooks Country, is still available. Meanwhile he is working on his new offering 'Guilty Pleasures'.
The restaurant and some of Matt's recipes are also featured in 'The Gastropub Cookbook' by Daily Telegraph food-writer Diana Henry and the recently published Best of British Fish by Hattie Ellis. These books are available to buy at The Foxhunter, along with the Great British Menu cookbook from the latest series.
Having completed a diploma course in London with Leith’s School of Food & Wine, Matt Tebbutt set his sights on some of the best restaurants in the UK, with a view to acquiring the breadth of experience that would set him up to run his own successful restaurant.
A true baptism of fire followed in the form of a traineeship with renowned Michelin starred chef, Marco Pierre White, working at The Oak Room and then The Criterion. Matt later moved to the kitchens of Chez Bruce, working under the tutelage of Bruce Poole, master of classic French food and leading advocate of affordable excellence.
Working at Clarke's, Sally Clarke's Kensington restaurant, Matt was exposed to the art of bread making at one of the most skilled bakeries in the UK.
One of his strongest influences, clearly evident in the Foxhunter menu is Alastair Little, pioneer of the non-stuffy, high-quality eatery and renowned for revolutionary freshness and flavour. Matt worked with Alastair at his Lancaster Road and Soho restaurants, celebrated for its no-nonsense British cooking, with a Northern Italian twist.
Matt is a passionate exponent of Modern British cooking, using only the freshest, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients within honest recipes designed to highlight those ingredients.
AA Notable Wine List 2012
Perfect Pub Awards : Best Food 2007
Wales the True Taste (Cymru y Gwir Flas) - Dining Out Gold 2005
AA Restaurant of the Year for Wales
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