About Me


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I never know what to write in these about me sections 😛

Its probably a good place to start with my name, I’m Martyn. I am based in Nottingham, UK and have a real passion for food. This is a passion I share with my wife Rach, we like to experiment with cooking new foods as well as trying out new restaurants.

I have not always been into food as much as I am now, I have always enjoyed food but it wasn’t until Rach and I got together that my passion for it really started to grow (so did my waist line!!!!). This blog is a place for me to share this passion with things that I have cooked, in the hope that I can become a better cook. Its also my place to be able to keep a records of my thoughts on restaurants that I have been to and products/services I have tried. All reviews whether on restaurants or a particular book are all based on my own honest thoughts and I will never take an incentive to give a positive review.

Travel to me is a passion that goes hand in hand with food, when travelling you can experience so many excellent cultures and get to taste some amazing dishes. I have recently added a new section to my blog which focuses on the travelling I have done, which also includes hotel reviews.

Recently I have gotten into doing some videos, I am still very new at it and incredibly shy so please bear with them. I do hope the get better as I get more comfortable with them 🙂

I also have a great deal of respect for chefs, they do so much work and create some incredible food. On Amateur Chef you will be able to find some chef interviews that I have done, I would appreciate it if you follow any of these chefs and keep track of what they are up to.

This blog for me is a hobby, even though Im trying to work on it as much as possible hehe

I hope to continue growing and developing it for many years to come and look forward to chatting to like-minded people 🙂

Please Follow Me

I love to chat with fellow foodies so if you do use any of the following social sites, please feel free to follow me;

Twitter: @AmateurChefuk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amateurchefUK
YouTube: AmateurChef

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If you are a PR Company looking to work with bloggers I am more than happy to work with you, please do feel free to email me. I do only review/recommend products or services that I believe in or do actually like/use. I am more than happy to discuss anything though 🙂

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