My name is Chris and I have been a chef in the North East of England for over 20 years. I started the company Epicurus in 1998, (www.epicurus.co.uk) which has, over the years, grown into a very well regarded catering, equipment hire and staff hire company in the North East of England.
Hiking in the hills and mountains has always been a passion of mine. I've spent many years walking and camping in The Cheviots and The Lake District, so love spending time in the outdoors and generally up a hill!
When the Covid 19 pandemic hit in early 2020, I saw my business, Epicurus almost disappear overnight so like many business owners had to re-evaluate my situation. With no work on, I found solace in the hills and mountains, as did many other people at this time. I then hit upon the idea of combining both my chef skills and love of the outdoors and came up with Fells' Kitchen; I would take people out in the hills and mountains, but I'd serve them lunch too! However, I wasn't going to just serve them some sandwiches. I'd provide them a gourmet meal and cook it over a wood fired stove. Obviously!
I signed up for a weeks course to train to become a Mountain Leader and then another week for further training and assessment. I graduated as a qualified Mountain Leader with the Mountain Training Association in November 2020, so I'm now able to lead groups of people in the hills and mountains of the UK.
Personally, I’ve found getting into the hills to be a great way of clearing the mind, relieving stress, helping with depression, gaining confidence, learning outdoor skills and generally staying positive, healthy, mentally & physically.
A day in the hills or mountains is a perfect team building, corporate experience & outdoor adventure day, complete with gourmet catering!
If you would like to like to experience an adventure day hiking in the hills or mountains with a fantastic food experience, then please check out the booking page for forthcoming experience days.
Alternatively, please contact me directly to discuss possible dates & locations for bespoke bookings.
I operate primarily in The Cheviot Hills in Northumberland and The Lakes District, but I'm happy to work in any other part of the UK by arrangement.
I'm a qualified Mountain Leader and member of
The Mountain Training Association.
I'm a volunteer crew member on Tynemouth Lifeboat and therefore
'Casualty Care' trained in first aid by the RNLI.
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