Member of the Month October 2023: Keith Mahoney

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Here at The Staff Canteen, we feature a different member every month we think deserves to be celebrated - this month’s winner is Keith Mahoney.

As thanks for being a regular contributor to The Staff Canteen, Keith will receive an item of TSC merch of their choosing, a TSC mug and will be entered in our Member of the Year 2024 competition. The Staff Canteen Member of the Month feature is brought to you in association with Major.

>>> Find out more about Keith and follow him here

Current Place Of Work/Position?

Head Chef at Lion & Lamb in Dunmow.

What is your cooking style and what should people expect from the food on your menu?

I love to use everyday ingredients in different ways to show new depths of flavours and suprise people, beauty in simplicity, I prefer not to use too many components in one dish.

Keith Mahony Pork Recipe
Confit Pork Belly, Koffman Cabbage,
Compressed Pear, Wholegrain Duchess, Cider Jus

What is your favourite dish to cook and why?

I've always struggled with this question!

In all truth I can't pick just one thing but I do tend to favour shellfish, I love showing new chefs the ropes when it comes to the prep.

Name a food item/dish/ingredient that isn't considered "cheffy" but you love to eat?

My wife's corn beef hash is one of my favourite things to eat after a long day, it never gets old.

What do you like about The Staff Canteen app and website?

So easy to use and see what other chefs have been up to, it's great to have a place just for chefs.

Keith Mahony Seafood recipe
BBQ Monkfish, Blue Shell Mussels,
Aloo Tikki, Massaman Sauce

What are your plans for the future?

Right now at the Lion & Lamb I am just getting started with lots more work to do but one day I'd love to own my own restaurant.

Which chefs inspires you the most and why?

Anthony Bourdain for his love of trying new things!

It's very important to me that people keep an open mind when cooking and his opinions on food share alot of common ground with my own.

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Member of the Month October 2023: Keith Mahoney