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John Duffin
5th February 2020

Northern Craft Guild of Chefs Lunch Club to take place this month

Written by: Edward Waddell
The Craft Guild of Chefs Lunch Club will be visiting John’s House, a michelin starred restaurant in Loughborough, on 19 February.

David McKown, Craft Guild committee member, said: “We’ve had a fantastic response to the first lunch club event to take place in the Midlands and the menu created by John Duffin makes use of fantastic local produce from the family farm.” 

Duffin grew up on a family farm in Mountsorrel and aged 21 he joined Fischer’s at Baslow Hall as a chef de partie. It was here he developed his passion for high quality and home-grown produce. 

He moved to London in 2009 to work under Gary Rhodes at the one michelin star Rhodes W1 and then he moved to work under Claude Bosi at the two michelin star Hibiscus. During his career he also worked under Rupert Rowley, Marcus Wearing and Simon Rogan. 

In 2014 Duffin opened his first restaurant, John’s House, in Leicestershire where he championed a ‘farm to plate’ philosophy where he sources local and British ingredients, many of which originate on the family farm. 

The 28 spaces at the Lunch Club have been sold out, but another Northern Craft Guild of Chefs Lunch Club will be held in Yorkshire later this year.