S1 Episode 4 Head Chef of Mapleton Public House Cameron Matthews

In this episode Cameron Matthew discusses role as head chef of Mapleson Public House, a 112 year old pub in the Mapleton area. He talks about the history of the pub, acquiring produce from the nearby Falls Farm, and his plans to renovate the space into separate dining areas. Cameron emphasises using local, seasonal ingredients and taking a regenerative hospitality approach focused on sustainability and work-life balance. He shares his perspective on redefining fine dining to be less formal while maintaining high standards. Other topics include reducing lengthy menus, training staff on communication and stress management, and getting chefs out of the kitchen to connect with guests. Cameron aims to create an engaging work environment and build a legacy by teaching core values like empathy, patience, and constant improvement.