Meet the Chef - Garry Banim, The Wine Kitchen, Lymm

PUBLISHED: 00:00 09 May 2017

Garry Banim

Garry Banim


Garry Banim is Catering Manager at The Wine Kitchen, in Lymm. Here he tells us about what inspires him.

The Wine Kitchen, in LymmThe Wine Kitchen, in Lymm

Tell us a bit about yourself. When did you first get involved in cooking?

I first started getting interested in food during my time in the hotel industry over 20 years ago. I trained as a manager in all departments and developed a passion for the food and kitchen side.

I am inspired by sourcing the best produce and ingredients and seeing our customers appreciate and enjoy this.

What is your signature dish?

Beef Bourguignon with specially sourced meat – our family favourite!

If there was anyone in the world you could cook for who would it be and why?

I have always had respect for Gordon Ramsey and would relish in him enjoying a meal I have prepared.

What do you eat at home?

Traditional English style food, like a lovely roast dinner.

What is the kitchen ingredient no-one should be without?

A good homemade stock – the basis of every good dish.

If you could dine at any restaurant in the world which one would it be?

As I said, I admire Gordon Ramsey and would love to dine at one of his many restaurants, with Pétrus being my first choice.

What would you eat for your last meal?

I am not entirely sure I would be eating! However, a good cheese sandwich with locally sourced cheddar and freshly baked bread - and a nice glass of lager.

What do you do to relax?

Away from work there is nothing I love more to do than spending quality time with my wife and daughter

The Wine Kitchen | 16 The Cross, Lymm, Cheshire WA13 0HU | 01925 757518 |

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