Weston chef returns with french fusions

PUBLISHED: 15:00 16 July 2012

Peter and Zoe Carraud, in their new restaurant.

Peter and Zoe Carraud, in their new restaurant.


A WESTON chef has returned home to set up shop with his family after seven years of running his own restaurant on the French coast.

Peter Carraud has just opened his new restaurant JJ Brasserie, in Oxford Street, to bring some of his French food and delights to the seafront town.

Peter, aged 34, said: “I stumbled across this place and it suited me perfectly. I decided there was nowhere that does the traditional-style French food where everything is home-made and I wanted to incorporate that into Weston.”

After making the move from his home town to Manchester and London to gain some experience in the hotel and catering industry, Peter then made a bigger move to France in 2005.

He bought a hotel and restaurant on the coast and started a family with his wife Zoe, also aged 34.

Peter said: “We thought it was time to come home and so we rented out the restaurant over there.

“We spent about a month refurbishing. There was a lot of painting and decorating, and we redesigned the signs outside, to put our own stamp on it. We wanted to give it a fresh look and a vibrant feel.”

Peter, who is the head chef of the brasserie, said he wanted to create a place which was for relaxing an enjoyment and offered simple but high-quality food which was affordable enough for people to visit regularly.

Peter said: “After returning, it’s nice to see how Weston has evolved and how it’s continuing to evolve. It’s great that there are other new restaurants opening and with our location, I think this should end up being very good.”

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