Head Chef of Fold Bistro and Bottle Shop, a sharing plates concept restaurant recently opened in Marple Bridge will be joining the Royal Cheshire County Show in June. Part of a small team, Craig Sherrington produces amazing food and service in a relaxed comfortable environment.
Craig’s previous work includes his time at Virginia House, a well-established, 2 AA rosette restaurant with a gin parlour. His cooking style is rooted in the classics but with quirky modern twists. ‘I like it when the menu doesn’t give everything away,’ he explains. ‘I want my imagination to be showcased on the plate and include things that people wouldn’t necessarily expect.’
Working under chefs such as David Everitt-Matthias has influenced Craig’s approach to cooking, especially when it comes to things like foraging. ‘When I was at Le Champignon Sauvage it was a tiny kitchen with just a few of us working, which made it feel like one-on-one training. We’d go out foraging – before it was trendy – on our days off in the Forest of Dean, and I still like doing that today. We’ll go out with the children and find things like wild garlic and sweet cicely, then put it on the menu for that week. Because we serve a tasting menu we can change dishes from week to week, which allows us to be super seasonal and use whatever we’ve got at its best.’
Since his time at Virginia House in Ulverston, he has worked at the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland, and upon his latest move to Macclesfield, he joined the Fold Bistro and Bottle Shop.
Join us in June to watch Craig create a culinary masterpiece using local, foraged ingredients. Click here to book your tickets now.