Staff by Brad Carter
- The Book
- The Chef
Staff by Brad Carter
Michelin-starred chef Brad Carter is a one off. And so is his debut book. Rather than showcase the dishes from his eponymous, award-winning restaurant, Brad decided to follow a different path.
And so in his vibrant and engaging debut he showcases the recipes that have made him an online star. Brad's daily Staff dinners attract thousands of likes on Instagram - and they're lovingly showcased in Staff. The book, however, does much more than provide inspiration for chefs and home cooks. It also signs a spotlight on Brad's producers, influencers and suppliers - showcasing why he won Olive Magazine's 2018 award for sustainability.
Brad Carter knew he wanted to be a chef at the age of 11 when he discovered his skill and passion for cooking after entering a pizza competition at school.
His first job was working as a kitchen porter in his local pub where he soon began to cook and fell in love with the industry. Brad decided to enroll at University College Birmingham, which is known for its high standard of teaching culinary arts.
After graduating, Brad decided to widen his culinary influences by working abroad where he picked up new culinary techniques and skills. He worked in fine-dining restaurants in Marseille, France and Menorca, where he was inspired by the methods, flavours and ingredients that would later influence his own unique take on modern British food.
Brad returned to the UK and gained further experiences as a chef working in kitchens in Torquay and London. He soon grew an ambition to have his own restaurant that celebrates local British produce.
The young chef’s dream was turned into a reality when he opened the doors of Carters of Moseley with his partner Holly Jackson in November, 2010. Recognition soon came from the top when they were awarded a coveted Michelin star in September 2015 and winning Good Food Guide Readers’ Restaurant of the Year 2015 competition.
Speaking to the Good Food Guide, Brad said:
“I love to inspire and be inspired, being a chef is a lifestyle choice, I love the life I live.”