November marks the end of my first year as the Resting Chef. Since my change of direction in life I have set up and run a successful supper club, worked in different kitchens, shops and even a festival. I’ve learned new skills, met lots of wonderful people, eaten amazing food, discovered real cider and delicious wines, experimented, foraged, and created a functioning kitchen garden (with a lot of help from a friend). I’ve grown so much this year it’s difficult to imagine myself going back.
At Bishopston Supper Club, which will be 1-year-old in December, there have been 11 supper evenings, 3 wine dinners, 3 birthday parties, a cider dinner, 2 Sunday lunches and an afternoon tea party, at which I’ve welcomed over 300 guests in total. Thanks to all who came along, helped, supported, and supplied the fantastic ingredients.
I have also had to make adjustments and sacrifices, and hopefully I’ve learnt from any mistakes. Thanks to those who have inspired me and those who’ve supported me through the highs and lows, without which, life would be pretty dull.
So, onto to the next year. I shall remain The Resting Chef in name if not in practice and will try to write more recipes and posts for this blog when I can. I plan to continue with the supper club as long as people want to come. One thing is for sure, I can’t go back to who and what I was. I love where I am now and have so many exciting plans for the future.