Fins & Forks was created and developed in late 2020 before being launched in May 2021 by award winning Chef Director Michael King. Michael has been a chef for over 2 decades and worked all over the world with some incredibly talented people. During his time in the kitchen he has had the honour of cooking for numerous members of our own royal family, former U.S presidents, world leaders & VIP's. A passionate (and somewhat obsessive) angler since childhood Michael has always loved the challenge of trying to catch his supper and outside of work continues to chase that elusive first place in the 'All England Squid Fishing Championships'
Michael has spent years honing both his professional skills in the kitchen and watercraft on the bank/shore so no matter which service you choose Fins & Forks for you will always receive a high quality, premium product delivered with passion and pride
"Fins & Forks is not here to teach you in a day how to be a master chef, or a master angler. Its here to teach you a strong foundational knowledge in how to responsibly and confidently target, catch, prepare, cook & consume a range of local fish & seafood... whilst at the same time giving you an incredibly unique, intimate and fun experience ensuring you leave with memories that will last a lifetime"
From our home at the beautiful Sompting Estate in the heart of the South Downs National Park we are delighted to work in partnership with some of Sussex and its neighbouring counties most recognisable brands and talented individuals. From "Fishy" Rob Howard, owner of Brighton Inshore Fishing and Brighton's resident sea fishing expert, to the unbeatable & unique Chalk Springs Fishery in Arundel. Our farmers market trout is sourced from Chalkstream foods just down the road in Hampshire.
We are all about locality, quality, seasonality & sustainability.
Whilst we all wish it would disappear unfortunately it needs recognising... With Fins & Forks having been born during the pandemic it has been set up with Covid safety front and centre, from designing our kitchen and work space to putting together our packages. Our very limited numbers and encouragement for private bookings means we are well set to give a safe experience and peace of mind.
We have chosen the following organisations & charity's to support during 2021 for their life saving and fish saving work.
The Shoreham R.N.L.I
The Marine Conservation Society
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