Chef Patron, The Beehive
Dominic Chapman’s family has owned and run the highly acclaimed Castle Hotel in Taunton for over 60 years. His father was an author and a chef and Dominic Chapman grew up with a lively interest in food.Instead of university, Dominic Chapman travelled the world, working in the kitchens of Greece, the USA, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia. He returned to the UK to complete his culinary training, then worked with Heston Blumenthal at the three-Michelin-starred Fat Duck between 2002 and 2004. After leaving to work at the Kensington Place bistro under Rowley Leigh in 2004, Dominic Chapman was offered the position of head chef at Blumenthal’s other Bray venture, The Hinds Head. In 2007, Chapman became head chef at The Royal Oak, earning a Michelin star, three AA rosettes and In 2014, he took over The Beehive in White Waltham.