Fred Clapperton

Head Chef Fred Clapperton preparing a dish

We know that the reputation of a restaurant is built around the chef, which is why we are both delighted and very proud to have Fred Clapperton as our Head Chef.

Originally from a small town near Doncaster, Fred's first taste of a professional kitchen was potwashing in local pubs for a bit of pocket money.  From there he progressed to waiting on, then helping in the kitchen.  Realising that working in a kitchen could offer a really creative career, he enrolled at Catering College. 

After working in numerous credible establishments in his early years, Fred joined Drakes in 2012 as Demi Chef de Partie where he rose through the ranks to Sous Chef.  In 2016 he was promoted to Head Chef when owner Serina Drake took full control of the business and rebranded the restaurant at The Clock House.  This is where Fred started developing his own unique cooking style and after just one year from taking charge he was awarded his first Michelin Star.