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Dan Herbert Biography – Dan Herbert Wiki
Dan Herbert is a 32-year-old senior sous chef who currently works at The Harper Hotel in Langham. He is a contesant in MasterChef: The professionals 2023.
The chef was born in Norfolk and after a stint of work experience in a local café as a teenager, he was encouraged and supported by the owner in going to catering college.
He moved to Australia in 2011. He said, “In 2011 I moved to Australia and that’s where my love of cooking really stepped up a gear.”
Chef Herbert said he he loves cooking because he likes taking simple ingredients and experimenting with them to turn them into “something unreal”.
He spent a year working in Australia, which further ignited his passion for food, and has since worked in AA Rosette-winning and Michelin-starred restaurants.
Herbert has had roles in a variety of AA Rosette and Michelin-starred kitchens throughout his career, including The Neptune in Old Hunstanton and Congham Hall in King’s Lynn. He has done stages in Michelin-starred restaurants including Raby Hunt in Darlington and Michael Wignall at The Latymer, Pennyhill Park.
Describing his style of cooking and influence: “I’ve worked in lots of classic fine dining restaurants, which massively influences me, but I’d describe my own cooking style as rustic fine dining rather than the classical approach – letting the flavors speak for themselves.” He said.
Outside of cooking, he is a big football fan who likes going to watch his local team, Cromer, play. The chef also enjoys going to the gym, eating out, and getting tattoos. He has one under-the-sea-themed arm and the other is space and Star Wars-themed.
He, of course, has some food-themed tattoos including fruit, veg, and a Cornish pasty.
Dan Herbert Age
He is 32 years old as of 2023. He was born in Norfolk, England.
Dan Herbert Wife
Is Chef Herbert married? It is not known whether the professional chef is married or not.
Dan Herbert MasterChef: The Professionals
He appeared on MasterChef: The Professionals 2023 as a contestant alongside professional chefs Philippe, Verity, and Dimi. Chef Herbert said he applied to MasterChef: The Professionals to push himself out of his comfort zone.
It’s important as a chef to constantly learn and pushing yourself in a competition is a good way of doing that. I want to give this my best shot.”
He said he discovered his love of cooking when he was 15 and got his first job in a local cafe.
Dan Herbert Nationality
The senior sous chef is of British nationality.
Dan Herbert Instagram
Dan Herbert’s Instagram handle is @chef_danherbert.