Independent operator Accent Catering](http://www.accentcatering.co.uk/fresh_thinking.php) has brought in Michelin-starred chef Graham Garrett to help strengthen its menus and support in-house chef development.
The chef-proprietor of the [West House](http://www.thewesthouserestaurant.co.uk/) in Biddenden, Kent will work closely with the Accent team, giving chefs the opportunity to work with him in his restaurant in order to see first-hand how he creates his menus and uses seasonal ingredients.
Gordon Haggarty, managing director at Accent Catering, said: "We have recognised that chefs respond well to industry professionals who can inspire them and motivate them to experiment with new ingredients and refresh their skills in menu planning and preparation.
"We feel that Graham has the ideal style and personality to work with our team as he shares our passion for seasonal food."
The London-born drummer-turned-restaurateur became a chef at the age of 31, winning a Michelin star in 2003, only 18 months after opening the West House, which was a runner-up in the recent television series Ramsay's Best Restaurant.
Garret said: "For me it's all about the ingredients, and that doesn't change whether it is for a fine-dining experience, a school or corporate contract catering.
"I know that the team at Accent Catering feels the same and it was their willingness to embrace new ideas that first excited me."
By Janie Stamford
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