Chef Dave J Critchley

Chef Dave has worked in kitchens since the age of 15 and has led some of the North West’s premier restaurants. These include Alma de Cuba (Michelin Guide), The Noble House (Michelin Guide) and Australasia (Michelin Guide). He was the Executive Head Chef at The London Carriage Works, fine dining restaurant of the highly decorated Hope Street Hotel (2AA Rosette, Michelin Guide) before opening Lu Ban, Liverpool as their Executive Chef Director. He has catered for the Liverpool Football Club team for four years as well as a wealth of other professional sports stars and local celebrities.

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Chef Dave J Critchley’s Great British Menu 2022

You are invited to join Dave at Lu Ban on 23rd February from 6.30pm for an exclusive evening filled with the amazing flavours he is serving on this year’s Great British Menu, with the perfect ambiance. This series’ theme is celebrating the last 100 years of British Broadcasting. Chef Dave’s 6 course menu is top secret at the moment, but you can be sure it will be an amazing choice of dishes with the perfect…

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Chef Dave J Critchley has worked in kitchens since the age of 15 and has led some of the North West’s premier restaurants. These include Alma de Cuba (Michelin Guide), The Noble House (Michelin Guide) and Australasia (Michelin Guide). He was the Executive Head Chef at The London Carriage Works, fine dining restaurant of the highly decorated Hope Street Hotel (2AA Rosette, Michelin Guide) before opening Lu Ban, Liverpool as their Executive Chef Director. He has catered for the Liverpool Football Club team for four years as well as a wealth of other professional sports stars and local celebrities.

Over 23 years, Chef Dave has cooked for the biggest names in sports, music and film. His services are often personally requested when international A-listers visit the city. In 2019, Chef Dave took a somewhat different direction and was selected as the last ever apprentice of the world-famous Chinese chef, Master Wu, and spent time in Tianjin perfecting traditional Chinese cookery. More recently, Chef Dave was selected to represent the North West on BBC2’s Great British Menu.

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom by Chef Dave is his first book and reflects on his experience of opening Lu Ban, in Liverpool, where he leads the kitchen.

Passion and determination are the hallmarks of his work, but there’s also attention to detail that he learned from Master Wu, one of China’s highest level master chefs. He made a series of visits to China to learn from him and had the honour of being his final apprentice. It is his teachings that strongly influence his food and help to ensure Lu Ban is different to any other restaurant in the country.

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