Chef Alliance

The Slow Food in the UK’s Chef Alliance is part of an international programme that invites chefs who share our Slow Food ethos and are keen to explore and promote our UK Ark of Taste programme.

We encourage them to use seasonal forgotten foods and recipes in their restaurants and businesses, helping us to raise awareness of these traditionally British products.

They actively champion small-scale producers, promoting good quality local and sustainably produced food - thereby creating important foundations to defend our edible biodiversity.

If you’re a Chef and would like to find out more about the Alliance or are interested in knowing how you could partner with Slow Food in the UK, get in touch at

Chef Alliance Members in the Ludlow Marches area:

1. Andy Link

Since becoming Chef Patron at The Riverside Inn as Head Chef in 2016, Andy has made sourcing from the best local suppliers with traceability, sustainability and seasonality a key consideration. He has developed a two acre kitchen garden to bring a true 'seed to plate' ethos to the restaurant. He regularly works with up and coming youngsters spreading his ethos of reducing waste and respect for the animal and produce grown.

With the lifting of lockdown restrictions and Herefordshire in a Tier 2 category, tables can be booked again for people in single households or support bubbles. Enjoy The Riverside at Aymestry's delicious menu once again!