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Meet the Chef

David Griffin-Shepherd

Chef Proprietor of the 2 AA Rosette Multi
award winning Restaurant with Rooms in Shaftesbury. David has been running La Fleur de Lys with his wife Mary and Marc his able partner in the Kitchen cooking high quality local produce for the past 27 years. They are all very passionate about their food, using only the best quality fresh food to be found from the local area and using local suppliers

www.lafleurdelys.co.uk
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13 hours ago

Meet the Chef

David Griffin-Shepherd

Chef Proprietor of the 2 AA Rosette Multi
award winning Restaurant with Rooms in Shaftesbury. David has been running La Fleur de Lys with his wife Mary and Marc his able partner in the Kitchen cooking high quality local produce for the past 27 years. They are all very passionate about their food, using only the best quality fresh food to be found from the local area and using local suppliers

www.lafleurdelys.co.uk

Meet the Chef

Steve Bant

Steve is a freelance head chef who works in high class established hotels all around the country. Steve is currently working in London for the Guild Of Fine Foods and has previously worked at the Watch House Cafe, West Bay and as development chef at the Lesley Waters Kitchen in Yeovil. Steve uses and cooks only seasonal fresh produce from the local area and has a passion for searching out the local area for quality producers.

www.greattasteawards.co.uk
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17 hours ago

Meet the Chef

Steve Bant

Steve is a freelance head chef who works in high class established hotels all around the country. Steve is currently working in London for the Guild Of Fine Foods and has previously worked at the Watch House Cafe, West Bay and as development chef at the Lesley Waters Kitchen in Yeovil. Steve uses and cooks only seasonal fresh produce from the local area and has a passion for searching out the local area for quality producers.

www.greattasteawards.co.uk

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21 hours ago

Meet the Chef.

We'd like to introduce the first of our chefs who will be doing live cookery demonstrations in the High Street kitchen all day on Sunday 12th May.

Mark Hartstone

Chef Proprietor of La Fosse Restaurant with Rooms in Cranborne. He has recently won Dorset Chef Of The Year and Restaurant of the Year. Mark and his wife Emmanuelle have been running La Fosse for the past 11 years and have also won Dorset Food and Drink Business of the year. Together they create a unique homely atmosphere to dine and a base to explore the region.

www.la-fosse.com
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21 hours ago

Meet the Chef.

Wed  like to introduce the first of our chefs who will be doing live cookery demonstrations in the High Street kitchen all day on Sunday 12th May. 

Mark Hartstone

Chef Proprietor of La Fosse Restaurant with Rooms in Cranborne. He has recently won Dorset Chef Of The Year and Restaurant of the Year. Mark and his wife Emmanuelle have been running La Fosse for the past 11 years and have also won Dorset Food and Drink Business of the year. Together they create a unique homely atmosphere to dine and a base to explore the region.

www.la-fosse.com

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Privileged to have you on board with our local food fair

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22 hours ago

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Jason Blunn Tamsin Phillips Helen Blunn

Shall we do a mixed team Jessica Chambers Jane Watkinson Hugo Purdue Ben Denham Joni Clowrey Aaron Brockway? I’m game.

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23 hours ago

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Introducing our 2018 Champion of the Hill Jasper Macdermot in a record breaking time of 15.17 seconds! The winners hamper generously donated by the team at Virginia Hayward Hampers. ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago

Introducing our 2018 Champion of the Hill Jasper Macdermot in a record breaking time of 15.17 seconds! The winners hamper generously donated by the team at Virginia Hayward Hampers.

Sometimes, it's all about the cheese. Thanks to the crews from Shaftesbury Fire Station for all their support yesterday, they excel at teamwork. ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago

Sometimes, its all about the cheese. Thanks to the crews from Shaftesbury Fire Station for all their support yesterday, they excel at teamwork.

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Fantastic photo

Love it 👨‍🚒🚒

Superb photo!

A huge thank you to all involved in making another fantastic day for the Shaftesbury Food & Drink Festival 2018. Here are some photos from the day, you can find more at optimisedimages.com/p365197457. Enjoy!A huge thank you to all involved in making another fantastic day for the Shaftesbury Food & Drink Festival 2018. Here are some photos from the day, you can find more at optimisedimages.com/p365197457. Enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago

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Looks like a brilliant day. Sorry couldn’t be there, but we were in Christchurch on Sunday. Well done. 😊🥂

We have found a Fitbit while clearing up from the Food Festival yesterday, currently residing at The Fleur de Lys restaurant. ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago

We have found a Fitbit while clearing up from the Food Festival yesterday, currently residing at The Fleur de Lys restaurant.

The defending junior challenger on the hill has returned all the way from Wales to defend her title, go Seren. ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago

The sun is out on the hill, look forward to seeing you all. ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago

The sun is out on the hill, look forward to seeing you all.

Welcome aboard to Shaftesbury Fire Station in the quest to be champions of the hill. Good luck!Shaftesbury firefighters in training for this weekends cheese race! Bring it on! ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago

Welcome aboard to Shaftesbury Fire Station in the quest to be champions of the hill. Good luck!

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Good luck Sarah and the team

Good luck guys. Xx

Another good reason to go !! Xxlol

Fitness By Design seem to be rallying their troops for this weekends Gold Hill Cheese Race. Is your team ready to challenge them?It would be great to see as many of you as possible at the cheese run again this year after the success of the club and its members last year, if you are available or interested in being part of a team again this year speak to a member of staff or ask for details at reception ... See MoreSee Less

12 months ago

Fitness By Design seem to be rallying their troops for this weekends Gold Hill Cheese Race. Is your team ready to challenge them?

What a glorious morning it is! And I have a great deal for those of you who has a green thumb 👍, we have broad beans on offer! £1 per pot. Ask for Jo or Penny-Jane and we will do one better. buy one get one half price! We will be here all day. We have herbs, sweet peas, Runner beans, French beans, pittosporiums, tomatoes plants, courgette plants, just pay in the shop!. Please share ... See MoreSee Less

12 months ago

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Who do we think is capable of knocking our reigning Gold Hill Cheese Race Team Champions Fitness By Design off the top spot?
Mill on the Brue Outdoor Activity Centre came pretty close last year. Maybe previous champions Hammoon Cycles might like to challenge again, it's been a while but back in 2012 NDRFC held the top spot.
Who would you like to see have a go on The Hill?
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1 years ago

Who do we think is capable of knocking our reigning Gold Hill Cheese Race Team Champions Fitness By Design off the top spot?
Mill on the Brue Outdoor Activity Centre came pretty close last year. Maybe previous champions Hammoon Cycles might like to challenge again, its been a while but back in 2012 NDRFC held the top spot.
Who would you like to see have a go on The Hill?

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Someones just suggested Johnsons Stalbridge Linen Services should have a go, to see if they are as good running cheese up the hill as they are pulling their van up the High Street.

The MoB team had a great day and made the final but were completely outclassed against the boys from the gym! Good effort

When is it ?

We’ve been training all year ... and hope to get a team together!

Matt Tolson George Phillips Tommy Taylor

James Mackinnley

Just under 4 weeks to go until you intrepid beasts take to the hill for the annual Gold Hill Cheese Race.

Make sure to share the flyer, I mean, we wouldn't want you all missing out!!
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1 years ago

Just under 4 weeks to go until you intrepid beasts take to the hill for the annual Gold Hill Cheese Race.

Make sure to share the flyer, I mean, we wouldnt want you all missing out!!

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Ellie Cooper 💪

Hi Can you tell me the time of the under 10 race please Many thanks

Barney Cox pumped

Martin!!

Martin Colbourne can he do it ??

Lynn Broom ??

Nick McCombe shame we are away!!

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1 years ago

While thoughts today are of hurtling down Gold Hill on a toboggan, don't forget on May 13th we shall be challenging you all to run up it, with cheese! Who's up for it? #goldhillcheeserace #shaftesbury #dorset #goldhill ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago

While thoughts today are of hurtling down Gold Hill on a toboggan, dont forget on May 13th we shall be challenging you all to run up it, with cheese! Whos up for it? #goldhillcheeserace #shaftesbury #dorset #goldhill

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James Mackinnley I might challenge your family crown this year!

How do you sign up for it please?

Roxanne we should organise a Boobs team! obviously you won’t be running up any hills😂

Jack Ridout slowest one day fastest one up