Cary Arms' In-House  Food Fanatic

Steve Poyner

Devon local, Steve, was born in Torquay in 1991 and after graduating from South Devon College, joined the kitchen of the Cary Arms & Spa when it reopened after an extensive refurbishment by Peter and Lana de Savary in 2009. In 2010 he went to work at de Savary’s Oxfordshire hotel, The Old Swan and Minster Mill, where his skill and enthusiasm to learn led to his promotion to Chef de Partie after only eight months. Four years later and with much ignited passion and experience under his belt, Steve chose to return to his roots back at the Cary Arms & Spa as Sous Chef. Since 2014 he’s been working with a talented and close-knit kitchen team and has been instrumental in the philosophy and success of the restaurant – from their use of the finest local ingredients to their AA rosette.

At only 27, he has taken on the role with great excitement and is very much looking forward to the future and all that he can bring to the Cary Arms. He will be creating some new and exciting menus using the best local seasonal produce.   

He really wants to take the Cary Arms on to greater recognition.