Meet the Team

Executive Chef Patron: Messa Ben

Messa Ben is a formally trained highly skilled professional chef with a passion for cooking innovative and tasty cuisine. Hailing from the Pyrenees region in France, Messa has from a young age been passionate about food and its origins; he has worked in both Paris and London’s finest restaurants incorporating varying cooking styles and flavours.

Executive Chef: Victor

Born in Madrid, Victor graduated from the prestigious School of Hospitality in Seville “ESHS” before working for years in various restaurants throughout Spain, some of them with a Michelin star (Casa Gerardo, Zuberoa and Taberna del Alabardero). After a season of travelling and learning about different cuisines, he dedicated himself to teaching and was the head chef of the “Taller Andaluz de Cocina” school in Seville for 7 years. He is now the executive chef at Brighton Cookery School, where he enjoys sharing his knowledge by teaching many different types of cuisines, attending private events and designing new workshops.

Chef Tutor: Des

A classically trained Chef with over 19 years’ cooking professionally – Des has gained experience in many different countries and culinary settings. With over 10 year’s cooking on super yachts as well as fine-dining restaurants, high-end catering companies, ski chalets and private homes, Des has gained an understanding of a wide variety of gastronomic traditions and techniques. Des has travelled widely picking up ideas and experiences that make up his style of food. He’s now keen to share his knowledge and passion for producing tasty, healthy and nutritious food.  

KITCHEN ASSISTANT: Surya

A mechanical engineer turned marketer, Suryadev Prakas has a taste for good quality and an ardent passion for the kitchen. His friendly smile and warm demeanour will ensure your time with us feels fun and relaxed. 

Bookings Manager: Grace

Our Bookings Manager Grace comes from an events background and has an excellent eye for detail ensuring every step of your booking runs smoothly from the initial enquiry through to the event itself.

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