"I am a GB lightweight rower and 2016 Olympic athlete. I have now worked with Alan for a year and over that time I have found him to be incredibly knowledgeable, professional, enthusiastic and helpful. My requirements as an athlete are very specific as I am in a weight restricted category, and although our racing distance is predominantly aerobic, it is vital that we build lean muscle for the power requirements at the start and finish of our race. Alan has taken on board all my needs and now produces brilliant meal plans for me to follow each week. They are tasty, varied, easy to follow and most importantly help me perform and recover. I have done a couple of practice cooking sessions with him so he can help me understand recipes, methods and techniques. He has also helped me investigate areas where I can improve my performance with meal timings and food types.
He does a lot of research to help improve the service he offers me. His knowledge as a chef and his own experiences as an athlete mean his advice is well thought out, tried and tested. This makes me really trust what he does but also his advice is far more practical than advice you can often get from nutritionists who can tell you requirements but often don't have a large cooking repertoire or experience of how that food actually sits on your system when exercising. Alan has exceptional knowledge of both these things.
With Alan's help, cooking has become fun again because I'm not scared of food anymore and putting on weight. I can eat varied and balanced, stay on weight and recover well."
Charlotte Taylor, GB rower
Alan is a well respected and inspirational public speaker, a consultant to Twinings UK and is an associate for Lane 4 lane4performance.com.
In the past Alan has spoken and demonstrated at several events for Jaguar-Land Rover, adidas UK, NATS (National Air Traffic Service), Audi UK, Lego UK, Go Outdoors, Scottish Chefs Conference, Skills 4 Chefs, Nestle Professional, Baxter Storey, English Institute of Sport AGM, Cancer Research UK annual conference, Twinings UK, Lane 4 AGM, bulthaup UK, Bourne Leisure, Waitrose UK, Specialized Concept Store, Maserati, Brooks running and CISCO.
Nutritional talks and training
Alan and his ambassador athletes offer training days and motivational talks, they can be tailored to your individual needs and can be for individuals or groups.
Alan is a consultant to Twinings International. Alan uses his culinary knowledge to help develop unique flavour combinations.
Alan embodies Lane 4's "Passion for Performance." Lane 4 work with a range of organisations, helping individuals and teams reach their fullest potential, to build a competitive advantage.
Alan has teamed up with premier purveyors of fine foods Dean and Deluca to develop a range of Bio nutrition bars for athletes. Turmeric & Ginger, Manuka & Mango and Mekabu & Hazelnut are leading the range.
Once a month Alan and his team are available for private dinner parties for up to 12 guests in the comfort of your own home, Michelin starred quality food with a bespoke seasonal menu cooked by Alan.
Full wine service can be supplied by Master Sommelier Vincent Gasnier.
Michelin starred quality food
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.