Owner, Padstow Kitchen Garden
Former Stein’s head chef Ross Geach is owner and head grower at Padstow Kitchen Garden, which supplies veg and salad to some of the finest restaurants in Cornwall and the rest of the UK.
What started out as a hobby for the seventh-generation farmer has grown into a successful business, harvesting salad and vegetables in the morning and personally delivering to local restaurants in time for lunch service. Ross has also opened up an honesty box farm shop and offers a veg box delivery scheme through the main season, to people in the local area.
Ross has written monthly columns in the gardening section of The Telegraph, appears monthly on BBC Radio Cornwall’s Gardenline, and has featured on Rick Stein’s Cornwall, BBC1’s Countryfile and more. To keep his hand in the kitchen, he also holds pop up cookery events in his polytunnel. Using only ingredients grown or reared at the farm, Ross prides his events on their sustainable and strictly seasonal, zero-mile menus.