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Rob Palmer

Peel’s Restaurant’s Head Chef, Rob grew up just 20 minutes from the Manor’s doorstep and never imagined that he’d land his dream so close to home. He honed his craft as Sous Chef to award winning Martyn Pearn when Peel’s first opened. Learn held a Michelin star for over 12 years, including three of those on French soil. This relationship instilled a strong appreciation of classical cooking that has taken a lighter and more creative touch as Rob has found his own voice.

Rob was appointed Head Chef at the tender age of 27, and within three months led the restaurant to its third AA rosette in January 2015. On 3rd October 2015 Rob picked up a Michelin Star for Peel’s. This accolade was the icing on the cake of a year in which Peel’s was named Best Fine Dining Restaurant at the Birmingham Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards, was awarded its fourth AA rosette, won the Michelin Welcome and Service Award and Rob and his wife Alison became parents. Bring on 2017!

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