Get to know me better
Passionate chef focused on creating delicious and balanced food.
I am a professional chef with 13 years of experience in the culinary world. I studied at Box Hill Institute in Melbourne and in 2008 I joined the restaurant Attica. After two and a half years, I wanted to see the world and began travelling. I worked through kitchens in Southeast Asia, Europe, USA and Canada. I spent time in New York opening the restaurant Contra on the L.E.S. My travels took me to Berlin where I was based for three years. There I began working as a private chef on yachts sailing the Mediterranean and in villas in the south of France. I moved to Manchester in 2017 and began working at the restaurant Where The Light Gets In which I continue to work today.
For me, cooking is...
Something I will do for the rest of my life. The ultimate expression.
I learned to cook at...
My time at Attica cemented many principles that guide me to this day. And Where The Light Gets In I have had the freedom to explore my own ideas.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Ben Shrewy, His approach to cooking was inspiring from sourcing the highest quality native ingredients, to cooking with sensitivity and creatively.
A cooking secret...
Cooking with restraint, allowing ingredients to taste pure, Making dishes with clear and clean flavours.
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Manchester.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Manchester. You name it!
A longer stay in Manchester? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Manchester.
Book your experience with Chef Lorcan
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.