Critically acclaimed chef Tom Kemble joins the team at Chalk Restaurant

Chalk La Latteria Burrata with Estate Pumpkin Credit: © Yuki SugiuraWiston Estate has announced that critically acclaimed chef Tom Kemble has joined the team at Chalk Restaurant as executive chef, bringing more than 15 years of experience at some of the world's most prestigious restaurants to the West Sussex. Formerly head chef at Bonhams Restaurant, which he led to earn a Michelin star within seven months of opening, Tom brings his precise cooking style, ingredient-led approach and dedication to celebrating local produce to Chalk.

Located on the Wiston Estate's North Farm winery site, 122-cover restaurant Chalk opened in December 2021 and draws its name from the soft white limestone that the vineyard sits on, which gives its award-winning wines their distinctive, terroir-driven profile. The eatery occupies a renovated 18th-century threshing barn, which has been thoughtfully restored to create a warm and welcoming space.

Considered yet approachable, the Chalk menu celebrates the nature, heritage and community of the Estate, using ingredients from its allotment-style walled garden and neighbouring artisan suppliers. Meats such as venison, Herdwick lamb, pheasant and White Park beef are all sourced from the Estate, white the likes of Heritage pumpkin, beetroots, Dazzling Blue kale and Hinnonmaki gooseberry are grown in the walled garden.

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