The Bristol Cookhouse Family
I’m Sam Waterhouse. Professional chef, nutritionist and owner of the Bristol Cookhouse.
Cooking is in my genes. My great-grandfather was a master baker and confectioner in Bristol and I spent my summer holidays baking and exploring his amazing veggie garden. At the weekends I’d watch my parents experiment in the kitchen, as they served up exotic treats like bouillabaisse and osso buco for weekend suppers.
So when I was presented with a knife roll and backpack for my 18th birthday, I didn’t hesitate and set off travelling and cooking around the world. It was an exhilarating time; summers in Ibiza, winters in the Caribbean and hopping from yacht to private mooring to cook for celebrity clients.
The transatlantic lifestyle took its toll and I realised the impact that nutritious food has on our wellbeing. In between travelling I studied for a Masters in Food Science and Nutrition and worked with the food development team at Marks & Spencer. It was this experience with mass food production that confirmed my passionate belief in real, healthy, sustainable food.
I moved to London to work with award-winning Trish Hilferty at The Fox on Old Street, where I learnt to cook properly from nose to tail. Since then I’ve continued work as a private nutritional chef, preparing healthy, appealing meals for celebrities in the music and fashion industries.
Having now spent 30 years cooking around the world, my ethos behind the Bristol Cookhouse is to give back some of what I’ve learnt. As a busy working mum, I’m all too aware of the convenience food we’re exposed to every day. Along with other renowned chefs at the Cookhouse, I’m really excited to share our philosophy of eating well: Real, nutritional, home-cooked food with a feel-good factor.
Adam is a creative and highly experienced chef who started his career 17 years ago in the vibrant and multicultural food city of Sydney, Australia. He has lived and cooked in many places including Australia, Sweden and the UK. He first moved to London 8 years ago and since then has worked in and run some of the city’s best casual dining kitchens such as Bill Granger’s first UK restaurant, Granger & Co., in Notting Hill and award-winning restaurants, Lantana.
Adam draws his passion for food and cooking from his three core values: health and wellbeing, respect for nature and connection to surrounds and community. This leads his food to be seasonal, fresh and vibrant, drawing inspiration both from local produce and flavours from cultures beyond our shores.
You can read more from Adam by following his personal project, The Nura Journal (www.nurajournal.com)
Anupreet Attridge is a Bristol-based food writer and cookery teacher, who left her Corporate career of sixteen years to concentrate on her passion – to become a neoteric foodie through showing the glamour of cooking!
She is a Recipe Contributer for the online healthy magazine The Art of Healthy Living. Her first published recipe the Chicken Jalfrezi ‘Sheppards’ Pie, was an instant hit with the readers.
Anupreet held her very first pop up restaurant at the end of January 2018, at the popular Primrose Cafe in the heart of Clifton Village, where she served a three-course Indian Fusion Inspired menu to thirty-six diners, including Sam Waterhouse and her partner!
In May 2018, Anupreet will be demonstrated some of her recipes from her book ‘Cook, Fuse, Eat’ that she is currently writing, due to be released in 2019, at the Foodies Festival, the UK’s Largest Food Festival.
Find out more about Anupreet and her food on Instragram and Facebook.