Kitchen Reporter – Flavour
The saying too many cooks spoil the broth, is not the case when it comes to Flavour in Workington.
A friendly.A family run business, preparing their delicious tapas dishes is very much a team effort. Chefs, Andy Farr, Becca Tremble and Kev Walsh, all with varied backgrounds and experience, make up what they like to call, ‘Team Flavour’. We caught up with them to find out what makes each of them tick, in and out of the kitchen.
What did you do before you worked at Flavour?
Andy: I was a plasterer until setting up the business with my wife Debbie, six years ago.
Becca: I started working here four years ago, but I previously had a career as a carer.
Kev: I worked in various eateries, I have over 20 years experience in the kitchen.
What does food mean to you?
Andy: For me, food is an expression of creativity and it’s about bringing people together
Becca: It’s an art, a necessity and a pleasure.
What’s your favourite cuisine?
Becca: Mine genuinely is tapas.
What are your signature dishes?
Andy: One of the dishes on our menu, chorizo and black pudding, served with a poached egg on top.
Becca: Inventive homemade desserts are my speciality, I love creating them.
Kev: Putting a Spanish twist on west Cumbrian food.
Where do you get your inspiration for your dishes?
Kev: I read a lot of recipe books and watch cookery shows on TV. But I also like listening to other people’s ideas and trying to put my own twist on them.
What’s the strangest ingredient you’ve ever cooked with?
Andy: Soft shell crab, I couldn’t get my head round the fact that you can eat almost the entire animal.
Becca: Definitely pigs cheeks.
Kev: I was once given a whole deer to dissect.
If you weren’t a chef what would you be doing?
Andy: Lying in the sun somewhere.
Becca: I always thought I would be a midwife.
Who would be your fantasy dinner party guests?
Andy: Tom Kerridge
Becca: Christian Grey
Kev: Megan Fox
How do you unwind?
Becca: By spending time with family, particularly my 11 month old son.
How do you spend your free time in Cumbria?
Andy: What free time?
Photo Caption: Andy Farr, Co-owner and Chef; Becca Tremble, Chef; Kev Walsh, Chef is missing