Home Builder Rustles Up Perfect House For ‘Chefs On Trial’ Winner

Posted on December 20, 2016 | News, Property

The executive chef who wowed viewers of BBC 2s ‘Alex Polizzi: Chefs on Trial’ programme, as he battled to win the top culinary role at Gilpin Hotel and Lake House, has put roots down in Kendal, having bought and moved in to a Russell Armer Homes three-bedroomed house.

Hrishikesh (Hrishi) Desai, his wife and four-year-old daughter, have now taken up residence in The Avenue – a new Russell Armer Homes development just 1.5-miles from Kendal town centre.

The characterful and contemporary home will give the family wonderful views of the iconic Kendal Castle and the Lakeland hills beyond.  It is conveniently located for both Hrishi’s work and his daughter’s primary school and is a lovely family home that will allow its new occupants to live Lakeland life to the full.

Viewers of the TV programme on which Hrishi triumphed, after excelling in skills tests based around foods such as halibut, hogget and partridge, to name but a few, will be delighted to know he now has a home kitchen boasting an AEG induction hob, single oven and combo microwave, just in case he fancies engaging in some less elaborate home cooking.

At the Michelin-starred Gilpin Hotel and Lake House, the talented chef – who has won both the Roux Scholarship and the Craft Guild of Chefs ‘Chef of the Year’ title during his career – is now responsible for exciting and innovative dishes in both fine dining restaurant ‘Hrishi’ and the informal ‘Gilpin Spice’ eatery.

In both, he is creating a fusion of Lake District produce and Asian influences, which perfectly references Cumbria’s past associations with the spice trade, using classic methods and innovative twists.

Russell Armer Homes’ sales adviser, Joanne Harrison, says: “We were delighted when Mr Desai told us he wished to buy one of our homes at The Avenue, in Kendal. We have a three-decade-long heritage of building award-winning homes in Cumbria, so believe we will give Mr Desai and his family a great start to their new life in the South Lakes.”

Mr Desai says: “I must thank Joanne, and the rest of the Russell Armer Homes team, for introducing me to a great quality, newly-built home with high specifications.  I chose our new house because I appreciated that Russell Armer Homes is a name that homeowners can rely upon, and recognised that the home was correctly priced, given its quality and features.  The service I received was perfect before sale and just as good after, so I feel we have total peace of mind.”

Hrishi Desai’s amazing menus can be found at www.thegilpin.co.uk