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
Participating Chef - BBC 2's Great British Menu 2016
Best Restaurant Chef - Craft Guild of Chefs Awards 2017
Head Chef Charlie Wilson
Norwich-born Charlie Wilson, aged just 24, has been Head Chef since 2017 and relished the opportunity to step up. He’s passionate about honing his skills and developing new menus. In the last 12 months, the Wildebeest has been awarded 2AA Rosettes and Charlie has been awarded Norfolk Chef of the Year at the Eat Norfolk Food & Drink Awards 2018.
Norfolk Chef of the Year 2018, Eat Norfolk Food & Drink Awards