One of Hayden’s mantras is “The only limitations are those that you set yourself”, which perfectly sums up his forthright attitude and burning ambition to succeed. In 2013 Hayden won the National Chef of the year; the first foodservice chef in the competition’s 44-year history to do so. Shortly after in 2015 he was Highlighted by his peers and a prestigious industry Catey followed.
In his career, he has been responsible for catering for an array of prestigious events including the Annual Lord Mayor’s Dinner, a canapé party for the Queen and a selection of distinguished functions for international royalty. He has won a number of prestigious accolades in culinary competitions such as the Parade Des Chefs where he is a four-time Gold medallist.
Hayden has demonstrated in food shows from Milan to Ludlow and has now forged a relationship with Borough market where he demos in the market kitchen and writes a monthly food blog and recipes promoting fantastic seasonal produce.
He enjoys pushing himself for charity outside of the kitchen, completing his biggest challenge to date- Riding the 3400km 2015 Tour de France route one day before the Pros. As a team of 11, they raised a fantastic £1.4m for charity Cure Leukaemia! In 2017 he plans to rejoin Geoff Thomas and some of the team again with the ambitious aim of riding all three grand tours,