About Titchwell Manor:
A stone’s throw from the stunning North Norfolk coast, Titchwell Manor is a beautiful, boutique 26-bedroom country retreat offering destination fine dining.
Owned by Margaret and Ian Snaith since 1988, the elegant former Victorian farmhouse combines traditional values with chic contemporary accommodation and spectacular, uninterrupted views across open marshes to the North Sea.
Guests can enjoy celebrated gastronomy courtesy of Head Chef and rising culinary star Eric Snaith and his team. Eric’s flair and flavours have earned him a reputation for exquisitely presented, innovative, modern European food. The finest local ingredients and cutting edge-techniques have won the hotel three AA Rosettes and Eric himself the title of Eastern Daily Press Norfolk Food and Drink Chef of the Year 2012.
In this episode we discuss his childhood in the hotel business, the blood sweat and tears of the family investing in Titchwell Manor Hotel, we also chat about nurturing younger staff, and giving people the freedom to make mistakes and helping them learn from them.
In short, we discuss the following topics:
How Eric became head chef of Titchwell Manor Hotel at the age of 22.
What it is like to be brought up in the hotel business.
How the concept of Eric’s Fish & Chips came to be.
Educating customers about seafood but also keeping their eyes on food waste.
How he manages people and teams.
The four day work week.
His book of choice?
It was a great episode, and you would be crazy not to listen.