We were delighted to welcome Miele’s Executive Chef and Masterchef The Professionals Runner Up Sven Hanson-Britt to our Manchester showroom recently. Sven was a speaker at one of our Pop Up Trends Events and we caught up with him this week to find out more about his forthcoming farm-to-table destination restaurant in Derbyshire – Hardley Hill Farm.
“I’m creating what I hope will be one of the best places to dine in the country. The restaurant will showcase the very best of British farming, food and heritage. We are starting with a 45 seat farm-to-table restaurant, which will open Summer 2018, but eventually hope to also offer rooms.
“We want to maintain the style and history of the farm and will try to change very little about the existing layout and buildings. I see it as a really exciting opportunity to bring back to life the disused and forgotten farm.
“Many restaurants across the country and the globe have to use inferior, old ingredients because they are so far away from the source of the food. Hardley Hill Farm eliminates that by being surrounded by and growing most of the ingredients that will be used on the menu, including produce from our Victorian walled garden, greenhouses, rare-breed livestock and surrounding pastures, woods and fields. It is this that will ensure Hardley Hill Farm is a unique and exciting destination for our guests. We want to keep this space full of life and will produce everything using organic principles.”
Sven is working with Derbyshire rare-breed specialists Tori and Ben Stanley, of Park Farm, Melbourne. He has also planted 300 fruit trees in the “agroforestry” field – apple, pear, plum, cherry, and quince trees. Having spent 7 years working at The Ritz and with his passion for food, we know this restaurant will be very special and can’t wait to sample the menu later this year!
Project Kitchens keeps ahead of the competition by nurturing strong relationships with clients and suppliers alike. Miele is a good case in point, having worked with Belinda and her team for over 10 years.
Sam Rogers, Commercial Manager at Miele comments,
“Alongside Sven, the rest of the Miele team were delighted to support Project Kitchens and will be working on new events together in 2018 – our brands compliment each other perfectly.”