Head Chef - Camellia Restaurant
Head Chef, Josh Mann
Before joining South Lodge as head chef of The Camellia, East Midland born Josh Mann has worked in some of the best Michelin starred pubs and restaurants in the UK and also enjoyed time in France and Portugal fully embracing the local cuisines.Book online
The team Josh now heads up is young and aspiring with a number of apprentices and Exclusive Chef's Academy students. Having had a number of positive mentors while he developed his own skills, Josh strives to encourage and train these talented chefs of the future and derives great satisfaction to see them succeed, often taking their ideas and working with them to create a dish to put on the menu together.
The modern British dishes Josh and his team create extract and build intense flavours from just a handful of hero ingredients inspired by seasonal produce and they can often be found harvesting from our very own kitchen gardens. With a strong network of suppliers and producers to call on, Josh knows he will receive the very best the farming and fishing community of Sussex can offer. Josh is excited to be working in collaboration with head pastry chef Holly Burge on the dessert menu, creating an exciting and balanced menu across all courses.