Burrata with Spring Greens from Firmdale Hotel's Joe Fox
Joe Fox is the Executive Head Chef across Firmdale Hotels and oversees the menus at the six London brasserie-style restaurants and vibrant bars across the collection. He spent the past 20 years in British and European restaurants, ranging from Michelin-starred establishments to destination neighbourhood restaurants including Petersham Nurseries & Petersham Covent Garden, Launceston Place, HIX Soho and Townsend, the modern British dining room at Whitechapel Gallery.
Joe’s dishes centre around British seasonality. Not only does he support British farming and advocate low food miles but he believes that using produce at the height of its season is essential for the very best flavour. Joe is a big fan of traditional cooking methods and not overcomplicating the plate, resulting in his own modern take on classic British dishes. He credits his interest in cooking to his mother who was always hosting friends and family at home in Reigate, Surrey. Her enthusiasm and happiness in the kitchen were contagious and her love for bringing people together around the table attracted him to food.