At Performance Chef we listen to our athletes nutritional needs, help with meal planning, recovery strategies and race fuelling. We then create a personalised food and nutrition programme that works in conjunction with your training volume and intensity. We take into account your lifestyle, budget, goals, food history and time available to cook.
Bespoke packages start from £50 per month excluding set up consultation fee. One-to-one Performance Chef cookery demonstrations are also available in the comfort of your own home.
Alan is a Michelin starred chef with over 25 years of experience in Michelin starred kitchens and has worked in some of the best in the UK. Alan held a Michelin star for over a decade & had 4 AA Rosettes whist executive Chef at L'Ortolan restaurant in Berkshire.
At one point Alan was the first chef outside London to have 3 restaurants all with Michelin star recognition. He spent 5 years working with Raymond Blanc at the world famous Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons and was also Director of The Raymond Blanc Cookery School.
Ex international endurance runner.
Multiple ITU World & ETU European Duathlon Champion.
2015, 1st place overall London Duathlon, worlds biggest Duathlon.
2018 National 100 mile time trial team champion, personal best of 19:05 (10miles), 48:15 (25miles), 1:41:37 (50miles)
Alan is one of the few athletes who has run under 30 minutes for 10k and also ridden a 19 minute 10 mile time trial.
Alan was Scottish Triathlon AG Athlete of the Year in 2014 and was short listed in 2013 by the British Triathlon Federation as AG Athlete of the Year.
Cycling Weekly regular contributor: currently participating in "Ask the Expert"
Author of The Cycling Chef, an upcoming publication by Bloomsbury
Team chef for British Cycling at major events
My sporting background as an elite runner and later a professional triathlete means I understand the importance of fuelling optimally for your sport. Like many athletes I've learnt the hard way through making major fuelling errors and eating inadequately for my sport, which resulted in periods of inconsistency at best and illness and injury at worst. Under fuelling also makes for an incredibly grumpy athlete! I believe nutrition can be a massive area of growth for many athletes and optimal fuelling is a crucial building block for high performance. We would like to pass on our lessons so that you do not make the same mistakes.
Performance Chef takes the guesswork out of the equation with food that is satisfying, easy to prepare and essentially food you want to eat.
5 time "All America" and runner-up at the NCAA 10,000m run (2001 - 2004)
Personal Bests of 15:42 (5,000m) and 32:41 (10,000m)
World AG duathlon champion 2010
2 x elite podium at the European Long Distance triathlon Championships 2015/2016 (bronze and silver)
6 time Cycling Time Trial national medallist in 2018 (4 team, 2 individual)
Our aim is to give nutritional support & develop inner health to aid optimal sports performance through simple every day food that is readily available. Monitor and maintain health and well being through optimised nutrition with real food and easy to follow recipes and plain talking around the sometimes complicated world of high performance food & nutrition.
A bespoke programme can can be tailored to individual requirements depending on current knowledge, goals & objectives, budget, food intolerances, lifestyle and training/racing objectives.
Bespoke nutrition, an optimised diet & periodised food plan is essential for anyone looking to enhance their sporting performance, whether that's running your first marathon or making it to the Olympics, the principle is the same, optimising your diet is no different to finding a pair of shoes that work for you or getting a bike fit, it's an individual thing and there's no right or wrong, it's what's right for you. Food plans can be done in conjunction with current coaching set up, your own personal nutritionist or plain and simply what you like to eat.