You can listen to my podcast about food, drink and hospitality on the Isle of Wight, here. It showcases the food and drink producers, cafes, restaurants, hotels, chefs and more. I talk to the chefs, cooks, owners, and producers that make up the varied and unique range of passionate people doing amazing things here on this island. Every month I find out about a business and the people behind it. Their dedication and determination shines through in their conversations.!
Each week I find out about someone new working in hospitality, offering something different as well as new businesses that are starting up! What an amazing island this is!
The podcast is available on Apple, Amazon, Google, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, and many more. Make sure you have the app on your phone or PC. The podcast is free to subscribe to and the full music version is available on Spotify if you have a Spotify Premium account.
The Isle of Wight is a UNESCO Biosphere! It enjoys a wealth of nature, history, culture, art, and food, which is available to the locals & the millions of visitors to the island over the years. Nammet means a light meal; originally a farm worker’s lunch to be eaten in the fields and used from the 1800s. I thought about how to share the stories, combining people, food, drink, and the hospitality sector, an important part of the island’s culture! The podcast is now a reality. I talk to people about their passions and why it is important to them, plus some music too! Thanks, The Island Chef!
Michele and Ava Newton took on the business of the much-loved Gurnard Press in Worsley Road, Gurnard. It is a family-run business that values hospitality! Michele has experience in the food industry as a chef, food safety advisor, restaurant owner, nutritionist, and trainer. She also runs the Four Seasons Cookery Academy. Ava is a chef, and her other skills are as a trainer for hospitality, customer service, cooking workshops, plus an event organizer/manager. She also holds a personal license.
During our conversation, the grandmother and granddaughter have a strong bond with each other. Their skills complement each other perfectly, and they have planned a menu that appeals to both adults and children. The Gurnard Press Bistro has received positive feedback in the first few months since its reopening! Ava and Michele aim to continue with the previous owners, the Clark family's ethos, for the Gurnard Press. They talk about respecting the ethos the Press had before, as you will hear Michele viewed the Press as her local cafe.
Many locals who previously viewed the Press as their go-to spot have responded positively to the food and service provided by this dynamic team. Michele and Ava's hard work and creativity will continue to bring them more positive feedback from new and old customers. The Gurnard Press Bistro is in talented hands!
Family is essential to them both, as evidenced by their shared choice of music.
This is the Voice only episode.
You will hear the whole of every track if you have a Spotify Premium account. If not, you will hear 30 seconds of each track.
You can subscribe to the podcast on your favourite podcast provider, just search for FoodandMusicIOW. It's available from Spotify, Amazon, Google, and Apple, plus a few more!
To find out more about me, go to The Island Chef Links
Thank you for listening!
Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/foodandmusiciow/message