Ludlow Food Festival

The Original Festival for Food and Drink Lovers

Warwick Kidd - Warwick Kidd Catering

Where: Castle Outer Bailey


Chef: Warwick Kidd Catering, Ludlow, Shropshire

Despite the family background, it wasn’t his father Graeme that introduced Warwick to his future career, but the need to earn money for a school trip – so, at 14, Warwick spent his spare time working as a kitchen porter for Claude Bosi at Ludlow’s 'Hibiscus,' continuing the role for Will Holland when Claude left for Mayfair and Alan Murchison opened up 'La Becasse'.

Alan’s offer of an apprenticeship led to Warwick leaving school at 16 and spending the next three years being trained by and working for Will Holland.
At 19, Warwick left England for Arles in Southern France, where he learned French cooking and the language whilst working for 2½ years for Jean-Luc Rabanel, a tough two-Michelin-starred Chef and Owner of the restaurant 'L’Atelier de Jean-Luc Rabanel' and its 'Bistro (A Côté)' - Warwick ran the latter in his final year in Arles.
Moving further south to the Corbières region and another Bistro, this time 'Places des Marchés' in Villesèque-des-Corbières where he worked with his former mentor Eric Delalande for a year, before deciding to come home to Ludlow and plan his next challenge which has seen him recently develop his own Catering Company.

Find him on Social Media @warwickkiddcatering



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