I’m Szabi, Head Chef at the Arrow Mill, Alcester. I’m from the little village of Palást, Slovakia. Just over 10 years ago, I asked my father to drop me at the airport with intentions of returning, yet the following week I joined Brunning and Price here in England and have worked for them ever since. I’m joined here by my wife and our beautiful boy, Oliver.
Who or what inspires you?
I have a great passion for good food and getting creative with flavours. There’s just something about gathering a load of new ingredients and finding your way with them!
How would you describe your approach to food?
I’d say I’m refined yet traditional. I love to create something that’s delicate and beautiful in appearance yet I still find beauty in rustic, hearty meals.
What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
The 6 P’s! Proper planning and preparation prevents poor performance. I use this motto every day with my team, forward thinking is essential when you’re working with fresh food in a busy pub!