Originally from Bolivia, Charlie was formerly sous-chef
at established French restaurant Papillon in Chelsea before working at two city centre Italian restaurants in Newcastle, which inspired his love for creating 'social tapas' - combining tastes of French, English and Mediterranean cuisine.
He ordered the sous-chef
out of the office and stabbed the Sri Lankan with the knife.
He attended Nathalie Dupree's Cooking School in Atlanta from 1983 to 1984, and by 1985, he was working as a sous-chef
under Edna Lewis at The Fearrington House restaurant, What followed were stints at restaurants such as Magnolia Grill and the Inn at Bonnie Brae, and awards including Chef of the Year from Restaurant Guild International in 1997.
He was trying to get the car going in the grounds of Gravetye Manor Hotel in West Hoathly, West Sussex, where he works as a sous-chef
, at approximately 4.
Charlie Brain and junior sous-chef
Lee Smith both won bronze awards in the Bedford contest for wild game terrine and a plated fish dish respectively.
The fearsome threesome rating the grub in this series are Gregg Wallace, Le Gavroche restaurant owner Michel Roux Jr and his sous-chef
Norman, of Etal Park, Newbiggin Hall, is also celebrating after being recently promoted from junior sous-chef
to sous chef.
will serve up a mountain of food next month, when she caters for two climbers hoping to conquer 48 peaks in 27 days.