Sunday 1 May 2016

John Caffery - Manager of Chorley Dukpond

This months featured foodie is John Caffery, Manager / Maitre D of Duk Pond in Chorley towncentre, John is passionate about local seasonal food and is happy to head up this newly opened deli / cantina / tapas bar. Pop in for a warm and friendly welcome and some great food, you can find them on Cleveland Street, close to the market. So we can understand what make our foodie tick he ansewered our usual selection of questions.

What is your favourite cookery or food book or publication ?
2 cooks and a suitcase, by Dougie Bell

What sentence sums up Lancashire Food to you ?
The most Diverse, quality food in the country

If you weren’t doing what you do now, what would you like to be ?
A cheese maker

Which piece of kit could you not do without ?
My global Knife set

Who would join you at your ultimate dinner party and why?
  • Heston Blumenthal (To Cook),
  • Johnny Depp (would make my wife happy),
  • Luc Besson and Guillermo Del Torro (favourite film directors)
  • Peter Kay.
  • Stan Lee,
  • Steven Fry.

What advice would you give to your younger self ?
It will all work out in the end.

Describe your style in three words
Eclectic, rock n roll,

What was your latest foodie gadget purchase ?
A pressure cooker

What is your greatest achievement to date ?
Running my own business

What is the worst mistake you have made ?
Trusting the wrong people

Tell us a secret about yourself ? may be something we wouldn’t expect !
I used to be the lead singer in a punk rock band

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