Tuddenham: Lee Bye moves from sous-chef to head chef at Tuddenham Mill

New head chef, Lee Bye, at Tuddenham Mill. New head chef, Lee Bye, at Tuddenham Mill.

Saturday, January 18, 2014
5:30 PM

The new head chef for the Tuddenham Mill hotel has been named.

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Paul Foster will be handing his kitchen whites to Lee Bye, 27, from Fordham, Cambridgeshire.

Mr Foster, who is one of Suffolk’s most high-profile chefs, is to leave the county as he pursues his long-term goal of securing a Michelin star.

Mr Bye, who worked with Mr Foster at Tuddenham Mill as his sous chef, will take over on February 17.

He said: “I’m keen to draw a wide customer base within the area and make Tuddenham Mill a strong and viable restaurant used for all occasions, whether it is a snack, Sunday lunch or a special treat.

“My aim is for all of this to be delivered at a high standard and a fair price.”

He said his style was “very much a boy who has grown up in the country” who loves working with the region’s best produce