Born in France, Jean-Marc has harboured a passion for fine food from an early age, a passion that led him to his calling as a chef and to eventually sharpening his skills in some of the most renowned kitchens in Europe, including several Michelin starred restaurants in Burgundy and the south of France.
Jean-Marc spent over 10 years working alongside Michael Caines MBE and was chef de partie at Gidleigh Park when the famous restaurant won its second Michelin star.
Most recently he worked at the celebrated ABode restaurant Canterbury in the Executive Chef role before moving to Devon to head up the team at the Coach House Restaurant.
North Devon’s wonderful local produce is at the heart of Jean-Marc’s dishes and his keen interest in the environment means he believes in sourcing produce from the suppliers in the close proximity Kentisbury Grange – crab from Lundy Island or duck and beef from the farm next door – ensuring the lowest number of “food miles” possible.
This low impact approach not only helps to reduce our carbon footprint but also ensures the freshest ingredients and the best tasting dishes. Indeed, Jean-Marc champions the region’s produce and has established close links with local specialists to secure the supply of the finest seasonal ingredients.
Exmoor Club members receive a 10% discount on all food and drink.