Connor Blades, Head Chef
Michelin-starred Chef Adam Handling has appointed Connor Blades as Head Chef at Ugly Butterfly in St. Ives, Cornwall.
Ugly Butterfly is Adam’s sustainable, zero-waste focused restaurant that launched at the luxurious Carbis Bay Estate last August, offering British food, inspired by Cornwall.
Whilst Connor has spent the majority of his career within the Adam Handling Restaurant Group he took time away to gain experience at other restaurants, both in London and abroad. He spent some years working with Simon Rogan at Roganic and Aulis in both London and Hong Kong and in 2021 Connor was named ‘UK Young Chef of the Year’ in the prestigious Young Chef Young Waiter Competition.