Chef Patron Daniel Smith brings a wealth of talent and experience to his kitchen at The Wildebeest.
Norfolk-born, Daniel has an impressive track record over the last 20
He then spent a decade at the popular Wildebeest in South Norfolk before opening The Ingham Swan, his first restaurant, in April 2010. During this time, he has built up a solid reputation and loyal following as being one of Norfolk's most innovative and creative chefs. In April 2015 Daniel returned to his roots following his acquisition of The Wildebeest and The Mad Moose.
Daniel creates each menu to take full advantage of the selection of local produce that is readily available on the doorstep. And not being protective of his kitchen secrets, he regularly showcases his skills and inventive dishes with Cookery Demonstrations at prestigious local events such as The Royal Norfolk Show.
Norfolk Chef of the Year 2014, EDP Food & Drink Awards
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Head Chef Robert Tragarz
Robert was appointed Head Chef at The Wildebeest in 2016, joining us from The Ingham Swan. He has a proven track record and extensive culinary expertise. Robert brings his own personal vision to The Wildebeest to create memorable fine dining menus, often with a touch of theatre, a relaxed attitude and a fresh way of looking at classic dishes through adding his own twist. He was a Finalist in the EDP Food & Drink Awards Norfolk Chef of the Year in 2013 and 2014.