Cornish chef honoured with top food safety award

The head chef of a popular pub and guesthouse near St Ives in Cornwall has been honoured with a prestigious food safety and healthy eating award from Cornwall Council.

Bruce Rennie, who heads up the kitchen of The Gurnard’s Head pub and guest house, was presented with the Cornwall gold level healthier eating and food safety CHEFS award. The CHEFS awards were introduced by the council, in collaboration with trading standards, change4life and the NHS Health Promotion Service, back in 2005 in order to promote higher standards in food producing outlets throughout the region.

Inspectors visiting from Cornwall Council were particularly impressed by the exceptional standards of cleanliness in Mr Rennie’s kitchen, as well as his healthy dishes made from locally sourced ingredients.

Commenting on the award, the council’s commercial food and safety officer Martin Holland stated;

“This is the most prestigious award we give and reflects extremely high standards in food safety and hygiene.”

The co-owner of The Gurnard’s Head, Charles Inkin, was keen to put his head chef’s award on public display, in order to demonstrate to customers the high levels of food hygiene training the pub’s employees have under their belts.