AWOL Relief Chef Profile: Jude Swan

Last year we ran a little series of profiles to help you get to know our team a bit better- be you existing AWOL chef or customer, there were a few faces you recognised and a few that you didn’t. Well, we’re back. And this time we have AWOL chef (and Ironman, yes really) Jude kicking us off…

Name & any nicknames our clients/chefs might know you by? No not that I know of

How long have you been an AWOL Chef? Since last September

Best & worst things about relief work? Best thing is meeting new interesting people, working in different environments,picking up new recipes and different ways of working. The worst bit, walking into a new kitchen to find no handover or information on what or how many you are cooking for the day, oh and finding the cling film.

Strangest customer request you have had in the kitchen? Nothing I can think of, you get the stupid question now and then,I recently got asked what cheese is in the Bacon and Brie sandwich the best thing was that was from a member of restaurant staff not a customer

Best piece of kitchen kit you own or have used? Rational oven, they do everything and clean themselves. I couldn’t be without the dishwasher at home I hate washing up

Favourite thing to do on your day off? Iron Man,Triathlon training takes up most of my free time. when I’m not doing that spending time with my Husband, cooking for family and friends

What would you do if you weren’t a chef? I don’t know. It’s what I have always wanted to do

What would your last meal be? Salmon salad

JudeSwan FEB 2016

Thanks Jude- for those of you not in the know, an Ironman competition consists of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile cycle and 26.2 mile run (that’s a marathon….). Some of you may know Jude as the chef who goes out for a run in the fells on her break…