Meet The Chef
Dining at Chewton Glen is run by Executive Head Chef Luke Matthews.
Executive Head Chef Luke Matthews has been at Chewton Glen since 1993. He worked for ten years as Senior Sous Chef and in November 2003 was appointed Executive Head Chef. Luke has honed his skills and developed a well-recognised style of cuisine, whose secret lies in the quality of the ingredients selected and a deceptively simple approach to their preparation. Luke's passion is the preparation of fish dishes and combining a lighter healthier style of cooking to all the dishes that he creates.
Regional ingredients, inspiring new flavours, and a focus on sublime, contemporary cuisine is the order of the day at Chewton Glen and under the expert direction of Luke Matthews, Chewton Glen's kitchen brigade has the responsibility for producing innovative new dishes and truly experimenting with flavour, ingredients and design using local ingredients and suppliers.
Game from the New Forest, fabulous meat from Laverstoke Park, seasonal local fruit, vegetables and seafood are already key features on the menu together with a wonderful array outstanding local cheeses.
This commitment to local produce is epitomised by our fabulous one acre Walled Kitchen Garden. Under the expert supervision of Head Gardener Darren Venables, Luke can regularly be seen harvesting crops for the dishes at Vetiver. Take a stroll around the garden on your next visit...