Revelations: Min Go, head baker, Hampton Manor, Solihull

12 March 2023
Revelations: Min Go, head baker, Hampton Manor, Solihull

We delve into the life and inner thoughts of a top chef. This week: Min Go, head baker at Hampton Manor

What was your best subject at school?

Geography. I loved learning how the land affects people's lives

What was your first job?

I just realised as I answering this question that it was bakery assistant! I didn't know I was going to be a baker then

What do you normally have for breakfast?

Fried eggs, bacon, pancakes

What do you do to relax?

Walk out in nature

Which is your favourite restaurant?

I love Little Duck the Picklery in Dalston, London

What's your favourite hotel?

Hampton Manor! When I joined the team, I stayed in the cottage during quarantine. It is a gorgeous cottage with an Aga in the kitchen, very relaxing and calm

What is your favourite drink?

Gin and tonic

What is your favourite cuisine?


How would you describe your desk?

Clean. Very

Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?

When I worked as a food buyer, I met cheesemakers who not only tended their animals but their land too. I grew up on a dairy farm so I knew how hard their life was. I became a baker but they have always been my inspiration

Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?

Pain au chocolat and a great latte

If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?

A software engineer

Describe your ultimate nightmare?

Walking into the bakery at 4am and finding out the fridge had broken overnight. The terror of not having any bread for the day!

When and where was your last holiday?

I was in the Alps in January with lots and lots of snow

What's your favourite book?

50 Foods by Edward Behr

What's your favourite film?

About Time by Richard Curtis

If you had more time, what would you do?

I would learn how to make ceramics

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