AN EVENING WITH TRISTAN WELCH

It’s a calm, still and crisp Autumn afternoon in October. The sun is setting, the atmosphere is fantastic, and we are chatting to Tristan Welch by the warmth of the fire.

Parker’s Piece in the centre of Cambridge is a fascinating place to be; bikes whizz past, and society hurries along minding its own business. And yet bang in the middle of such bustle, a Grillo kitchen is calmly placed outside Tristan’s restaurant: Parker’s Tavern. As he warms up, Tristan clicks his tongs and observes “this is outdoor cooking at a whole new level!”

Tristan has agreed to take the new Grillo Vantage kitchen for a spin. And what a ride! Be inspired and get your creative juices flowing; watch Tristan cook up a Grillo feast in true British style.

 

Tristan Welch's Rubbish Cooks

Tristan’s new series Rubbish Cooks has gained a massive following. Combining his super creative chef talents and passion for food waste, Rubbish Cooks is a movement that takes items that would normally be wasted, and makes a delicious meal out of it. Tristan goes in to your bins, and creates something delightful. Check out the videos below, and sign up to keep in touch with this incredible series!

Paella – the ultimate one pot wonder! How better to use those overripe tomatoes and surplus chicken legs, than to create a dish that not only tastes delicious but captures all the theatrics and intrigue of the Grillo Chefs Anvil?

Got leftovers? Pretty much any Rice dish can be made into a Ricecake – in this case, we’re using up leftovers from an incredible Paella. This is part of our Rubbish Cooks series, and cast your ordinary perceptions of leftovers aside…

A fresher tasting alternative to BBQ sauce; a great way to use up left-over vegetables and fruits, and serves perfectly with burgers, fish, vegetables, paella, or any other of your favourite BBQ dishes.

Broccoli stalks – In this incredible recipe, broccoli stalks have never tasted this good. It’s a vegetarian dish with a story, and a (much) more healthy option than nipping into town for a Big Mac.

Burnt lemonade – an incredibly refreshing thirst-quencher with a great story behind it! Next time you’re hosting a BBQ, add this incredible Burnt Lemonade beverage in to the menu. Top tip – add a measure or two of your favourite gin, and you’ve got a Burnt Gin & Lemonade… thank us later.

Tristan's Overview

 

Tristan's Anvil Demo

 

Tristan's Bull BBQ Demo

 

Tristan's Gusto Demo

 

Tristan on cooking outdoors, and using real fire.

“So these are outdoor kitchens, and this is outdoor cookery. And this is what it’s all about really… having space to prepare and cook and serve your food in a wonderful, beautiful environment. The kitchen has sections of wood finishes as well for that natural warmth, which I really like.

As you know, I’ve been cooking outside ever since lockdown, and we’re here on Parker’s Piece once again, to test run this fantastic outdoor kitchen by Grillo. It looks sturdy, and it looks like, to be honest, it can weather the wildest of parties, or the worst of the British weather… which is what you really need, right?! Cooking outdoors, with a glass of wine or a beer in hand – it doesn’t get better.

I’m very excited about this – it’s called the Chef’s Anvil. It’s all about fire, and togetherness, and communal cooking. And I know why they’ve put Chef in the name – it’s ingenious actually… and I know why they’ve called it an Anvil – it’s just that heart of the kitchen, it’s the centrepiece of any outdoor space. It’s quite basic, but quite technical at the same time – very thoughtful. I can’t wait to get cooking on it!”

Who is Tristan Welch

Tristan Welch is an award winning chef, who has trained with Gary Rhodes, Michel Roux Jr and Gordon Ramsay to name but a few. He worked his way up the food chain at top restaurants in London and Paris, including Le Gavroche and L’Arpège, before spending three years working in the Caribbean.

Now returned to Cambridge, Tristan’s new series Rubbish Cooks has gained a massive following. Combining his super creative chef talents and passion for food waste, Rubbish Cooks is a movement that takes items that would normally be wasted, and makes a delicious meal out of it. Tristan goes in to your bins, and creates something delightful. Follow Grillo to keep in touch and be inspired by this incredible series!

Who is Tristan Welch

Tristan Welch is an award winning chef, who has trained with Gary Rhodes, Michel Roux Jr and Gordon Ramsay to name but a few. He worked his way up the food chain at top restaurants in London and Paris, including Le Gavroche and L’Arpège, before spending three years working in the Caribbean.

Now returned to Cambridge, Tristan’s new series Rubbish Cooks has gained a massive following. Combining his super creative chef talents and passion for food waste, Rubbish Cooks is a movement that takes items that would normally be wasted, and makes a delicious meal out of it. Tristan goes in to your bins, and creates something delightful. Follow Grillo to keep in touch and be inspired by this incredible series!

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