Predominantly self-taught, Maria Jaremchuk is the innovative head chef at The Eyston Arms. Her seamless blend of classic British cooking and Asian influences makes her regularly changing menus impressively unique and keeps happy customers returning. It’s no wonder the pub is Michelin recommended. Building great relationships with local suppliers, Maria sources her produce from as nearby as possible, and much of it is even grown on The Eyston Arms’ doorstep. From vegetables cultivated in the village’s allotments, to game from Vicars in Ashampstead, top-quality produce is at the top of Maria’s agenda. Maria invests a great deal of time in her team and it’s training, and her two apprentices came second and third in Oxfordshire’s Apprenticeship of the Year awards in 2016. With such a great mentor we’re sure to see great things from them in the future.