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The Anchor Welcomes
New Head Chef
Alex Cornwell
& His Team

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Alex first started cooking when he was just 14, quickly taking on competitions such as Springboard’s Future Chef. 

“That’s where I met my first boss who mentored me, and I ended up becoming the regional champion for the East of England,” said Alex. 

“I then worked for MasterChef Finalist Alex Rushmer for three years at The Hole in the Wall, whilst being at school and during the start of my college years.” Alex studied at West Suffolk College for three years and, whilst there, won a national competition called “A Passion to Inspire”. 

“I left college and worked with my mentor James Carn at The Angel Hotel for two weeks and, after that, he took me to All Saints Hotel where I began as a commis chef,” I was there for nearly two years, finishing as a junior sous chef.

“I then went to Tuddenham Mill, learning as much as I could within three months.”

Before taking the opportunity to work here at The Anchor, Alex was working at The One Bull in Bury St Edmunds.

“All together I’ve been in the cooking industry for eight and a half years,” said Alex. 

“I’m now 23-years-old and as a Burwell boy, I can’t wait to get started as head chef here at The Anchor and deliver my food to the village.”