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Chris Holland Case Study

“…all in all I would recommend the equipment to any aspiring amateur cook or professional chef…”

More words from Chris…

I have been using equipment supplied by for over 12 months now and for me the equipment speaks for itself. In particular I found that the range offered by is second to none. It gave me the opportunity to buy the most important pieces of equipment in my kitchen from one supplier. I have found in particular that the SousVideTools Platinum Thermal Circulator produces a fantastic way of delivering real precision cookery in any part of the kitchen. All in all I would recommend the equipment to any aspiring amateur cook or professional chef.

Chris Holland — Head Chef, The Alderley Restaurant

About Chris Holland

Chris Holland — head chef of The Alderley Restaurant at the prestigious Alderley Edge Hotel near Macclesfield — began his love affair with Cheshire when he left his native Lancashire for a commis chef apprenticeship at Wilmslow’s Stanneylands Hotel. But it was at Mere Country Club, near Knutsford, that he began to learn the precision of fine dining that has been a trademark since moving to The Alderley Restaurant in 1996 and becoming head chef seven years ago.

Chris prides himself on understanding classic British cuisine with adventurous ‘high edge’ experiments in new combinations of flavour – from the natural to the modern influences of molecular gastronomy. His food philosophy centres on a strong support for local producers, sourcing local produce from in and around Cheshire, wherever possible, creating dishes with the freshest, cleanest natural flavours and taking an experimental “journey through textures and temperatures”. The result is a consistently high standard of classic British cuisine with signature twists that create totally new menus. It earned a coveted three AA rosette rating for the Alderley Restaurant … but that is only the start of an ambitious and ground breaking career.