Food for thought: Brian Taylor
Brian Taylor is chef de partie at Owlerton Greyhound Stadium - home to the Panorama Restaurant, which is the largest in Sheffield with 300 covers.
Are you a cook?
Yes, I first got into the industry about 12 years ago, starting out as a catering assistant. I love what I do.
Any cooking tips?
Use locally sourced, seasonal produce as much as possible. It’s something we take pride in and it really does make a
What’s your favourite dish?
I’m a dessert man - homemade puddings on the
menu make my list of favourite dishes - like double chocolate brownie, salted caramel ice cream with chocolate sauce and warm pear and almond Bakewell tart with crystallised ginger mascarpone cream.
And a drink to go with it?
Sheffield produces some fantastic real ales and I particularly like Kelham Island Brewery’s Pale Rider.
Your favourite restaurant in the Sheffield area?
The restaurant at Napoleon’s Casino next door to Owlerton Stadium is first-class .
I really enjoy drinking the real ale pubs around Kelham Island, the Fat Cat and Kelham Island Tavern.
What’s the worst meal you’ve ever had?
I had an awful burger meal at a chain restaurant in Sheffield city centre. The meat was dry and chewy.
Your favourite TV cook?
Gordon Ramsay - I really admire his passion, drive and ambition.
Your opinion of Sheffield as a place to eat?
There are so many different options. We are spoilt for choice.