Harbour Dining with Alex Aitken
"I started my career as a trawler man and this ‘raw’ fishing experience proved invaluable and a culinary asset during my career as a chef. I spent twenty five years of cooking within the New Forest, including many years running my own highly-acclaimed restaurant, Le Poussin in Brockenhurst, Hampshire, which led to my Michelin Star in 1995. Following a move to Parkhill, a country house hotel at Lyndhurst, I became a partner and director of cuisine when Parkhill was developed into the luxurious Lime Wood.
I am a ‘home-grown’ chef with a huge amount of food knowledge and experience. My list of accolades includes the UK’s Top Food Awards but it was my love of local food that I feel has made me the perfect chef to head up ‘the jetty’.
…and now I am here, at ‘the jetty’, celebrating 30 years in the business, producing the locally sourced sustainable food I love for you all to enjoy with me!"