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Our Story...                        incredible Carbonara, and the sound of freshly

                                                ground black pepper being twisted out onto
                                                hot pasta.
                                                His favourite time of year for produce is Spring
                                                - when Carriages receives an abundance of
                                                high-quality produce from local suppliers.
                                                For Kenny, the best thing about being a chef
                                                is creating and tasting great food, building
                          KENNY STYLES          friendships with colleagues, and seeing a
                          Carriages             restaurant space transform from an idea to a
                                                place where people regularly make memories.
                          Whitestone, Hereford
            Meet Kenny Styles, Head Chef at Carriages,
            a well-respected chef, classically trained at
            Le Cordon Bleu, the international network
            of hospitality and culinary schools teaching     MARK MCHUGO
            French haute cuisine.
                                                             & CHARMAINE
            Kenny opened his fi rst restaurant 10 years      BLATCHFORD
            ago having honed his craft under some of         Chapters
            the best chefs in the country. When it comes
            to cooking role models, Kenny is inspired        Hay on Wye
            by the Roux brothers, Marco Pierre White,   In 2019 chef Mark and his partner
            Shaun Hill, Anthony Demetre, and Phil   Charmaine, launched their own venture,
            Howard. When asked about his earliest food   Chapters, in the meeting rooms of St Johns
            memory, Kenny reminisces about his Mum’s   Chapel in Hay-on-Wye. A long-held dream
                                                of this well-matched couple, Chapters has
                                     MAP REF F1  survived the onslaught of the pandemic at
                                                its most crucial time of opening, rising high
                                                in the ranks of destination dining through its
                                                culinary excellence.
                                                Mark’s natural progression up the ladder within
                                                award-winning kitchens stood him in good
                                                stead for his own establishment. While the
                                                menu and presentation refl ect fi ne dining, they
                                                prefer a modern British description, wanting it
                                                to be accessible to all.
                                                Charmaine’s established record in hospitality
                                                and food retail have honed her front-of-house
                                                skills to create a wonderful kitchen-to-customer
                                                Strong advocates of the Slow Food movement,
                                                the couple’s efforts in sustainability, low food
                                                miles, reducing waste and developing their
                                                own nearby no-dig kitchen garden have made              EXPERIENCE CARRIA GES
                                                them one of a limited number of venues in the
                                                UK to receive the new Michelin Green Star in
                                                2022 and retain it in 2023.
                                                This cuisine consistency is evident in every   Fortis et Fides, Unit 12a, Whitestone Business Park, Whitestone, Hereford  HR1 3SE
                                                fl avoursome mouthful.
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