St Austell Brewery chef to shed light on coping through a crisis

John Hooker, chef and owner, The Cornish Arms, Tavistock

John Hooker, chef and owner of The Cornish Arms in Tavistock, will outline how his operation made it through the pandemic and detail the sort of challenges it has overcome in the kitchen during a special online chat about the industry’s future.

Mr Hooker is set to take part in what will be the second episode of cooking equipment manufacturer Charvet’s ‘Chef Talks’ series.

The 40-minute session is due to get underway on Tuesday 6 July at 2pm.

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Mr Hooker and his wife Emma have run The Cornish Arms, which is part of the St Austell Brewery group, for the last eight years, winning accolades for good quality, good value cooking.

They have been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand and currently sit 18th in the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list.

Mr Hooker will explain how he has managed to retain all his staff from pre to post lockdown, share his views on recruitment and discuss the future of the hospitality industry and The Cornish Arms.

He will also share what he did in lockdown, how he coped and the equipment that is saving him £8,000 a year on utilities alone.

Mr Hooker’s interview will be followed by a live Q&A and chefs are invited to submit questions beforehand (by emailing or they can post them on the day.

Chefs can register for the event HERE.

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