Passion and fresh ingredients key to becoming king of the kitchen

Award-winning chef Danny Tompkins is using his passion for flavour and fresh ingredients to establish himself as Northamptonshire’s ‘King of the Kitchen’.

The former head chef and co-owner of The King’s Head in Spratton is at the forefront of a new ‘private dining’ movement in the county, hosting exclusive supper clubs and creating dinner parties for lovers of fine food.

Danny’s interest in cooking began at a young age when he watched his father reach the finals on MasterChef 1993. Watching Brian’s passion for cooking inspired him to spend time in the kitchen himself, learning culinary techniques and sampling new flavours.

Starting as a pot wash in his local village pub whilst still at school, he went on to work in high-end restaurants including Fawsley Hall and has cooked for the likes of Lord Spencer and Jay Z.

Food provenance is very important to Danny, who works closely with suppliers to source ingredients from local farmers and greengrocers and support the burgeoning Northamptonshire food and drink industry.

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