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award-winning chef and top bloke.
Olly Pierrepont's passion for food and wanting to be a Chef started at a young age thanks to his mother developing his palette and love for spicy food.
He was schooled in Enfield, North London and then in Woodstock, Oxfordshire. His first job was with his father at the pub he owned. This taught him about work ethic and to always keep learning. He then quickly progressed into the Feather's Hotel in Woodstock, at age just 15, a then Michelin Star restaurant. Later, Olly joined ‘Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons’ Raymond Blancs two Michelin Star restaurant, the perfect training ground. London, for Olly, was the next step, he worked alongside many influential Chef's including Phil Howard at The Square, John Campbell at Coworth Park, Simon Rogan at Fera and his most recent position as Head Chef alongside executive Chef Rob Weston at La Trompette in Chiswick. Yet another Michelin Star restaurant he has had the pleasure of cooking at.
He has recently joined Driftwood in Portscatho on the Roseland Peninsula, as Head Chef in August 2019. Olly will maintain the high standard of Cornwall's finest restaurant that Chris Eden has been at the heart of for 12 years. Olly will continue to share his passion for great ingredients and create honest, tasty food from the heart.
Part of the allure of the Driftwood for Olly was...
The beautiful location and the willingness of the owners, Paul and Fiona, to let me cook from the heart and be true to himself; his food reflects his upbringing and family influences. He is obsessive about sourcing the best produce that Cornwall has to offer, working with some of the best suppliers to ensure only the finest quality ingredients make it on to the plate.
Olly is married to the lovely Ulyana, who has worked as Front of House at La Trompette and Le Gavroche; they have one child; Robin who turns 1 in October and has already developed a love for food!
All the ingredients for a memorable dining experience, you just need to choose who to share it with. View our sample menu for a soupçon of what’s on offer.
Seeing is believing. Flick through our gallery, it’s our way of tempting you to stay with us on your next Cornish adventure.
If you need a reason to return, take a look at our 2019 wine list.