Luke Holder
Luke’s worked in some of London's busiest and most exclusive restaurants including Orrery, The Sloane Club, and the Oxo Tower on the South Bank. Luke then spent a year cooking in the Italian kitchen of Enoteca Pinchiorri, 3 Michelin stars, in the heart of Tuscany, Florence - this experience ultimately changed his philosophy on food forever and firmly placed his focus on cooking locally and seasonally, at the highest level. Luke has been the Head Chef at Lime Wood since January 2010 and in February 2013 Hartnett Holder & Co was launched as a joint venture with Angela Hartnett.

Entries by Luke Holder

Masterclass 1: Gnocchi

(0) Comments | Posted 12 November 2013 | (11:28)

One of our most loved dishes on the menu has to be any of our gnocchi recipes. I often get asked by people how to replicate our recipe and that often people struggle when it comes to making their own gnocchi at home, so I thought I'd share my kitchen...

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(0) Comments | Posted 9 July 2013 | (13:46)

Meat: Secret Diary of a Lime Wood Commis - age 19 1/2

I haven't posted for a few a bit caught up in the madness that is the fish section but luckily I've been moved off those duties and have spent the last couple of days on meat -...

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Angela Hartnett and I Star in Our Own Pop Video - WATCH

(0) Comments | Posted 15 May 2013 | (01:00)

People often ask what happens in a typical day as head chef at my restaurant Hartnett Holder & Co, at Lime Wood, deep in the heart of the New Forst? It's impossible to answer. Take last week for example. You'll never believe what we all had to do... a music...

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Secret Diary of a Lime Wood Commis - Aged 19 1/2

(0) Comments | Posted 19 April 2013 | (18:19)

Garganelli.... wow! Chef mentioned to me seven pieces to a portion, after spending 15minutes doing one portion I realised it wasn't as easy as chef had demonstrated to me earlier. 22 portions later chef pre-dressed a dish of the garganelli pre-service so we all knew how it should look.


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Secret Diary of a Lime Wood Commis - Aged 19 1/2

(0) Comments | Posted 25 March 2013 | (16:56)

This is the "Secret Diary of a Lime Wood Commis - aged 19 1/2" which is written on a weekly basis by one of the young commis' in the kitchen at Hartnett Holder & Co, this week it's:


I was so excited about being given the section to work...

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