Claire trained at the College of Food (now UCB), whilst working at Simpson’s Restaurant. She was the runner-up on BBC Masterchef: The Professionals 2011 and had her recipe for chocolate sorbet pinched by foodie legend Michel Roux Jr – it really is that good. Claire is currently running a selection of unique pop-up restaurants across Birmingham and beyond.
“I’ve grown up in Birmingham and I love living here. I did live in London for one year but came back to finish my degree. I always say I ‘m going to move away again but things are good for me here right now. It’s really good for me to show Birmingham what I’ve done, what I’ve achieved and to give something back for all the support the city’s given me. We do things here our own way and sometimes people don’t like it, but that’s just tough. Brummies are becoming more passionate about food, more and more independent eateries are popping up and I think food is evolving here. It’s a place you can eat great food, and be proud to say you’re from Birmingham…”
Vegetarian Tasting Menu – £45 per head
Canapes on Arrival
with Hazelnut, Sweetcorn & Mushroom
with Leeks & Wilted Herbs
Hay Smoked Celeriac
with Artichoke, Potato, Onion & Vanilla
with Sorrel & Black Olive
with Chestnut, Honeycomb, Balsamic & Berries
The Warehouse Cafe
The Warehouse Cafe is Birmingham’s original vegetarian restaurant and a stalwart on the independent restaurant scene. Most recently named as runner-up in Observer Food Monthly Awards 2012 for ‘best ethical restaurant’, the team behind it are fully committed to being as fiercely local as possible. Growing produce from several allotments across the city and using some of the best Midlands producers as well as publishing Edible Brum magazine. The restaurant is delighted to welcome Claire to showcase her vast talent alongside vegetables — putting them in pride of place for an evening of celebrating the best of modern vegetarian cooking.