Chef and Restauranteur Thom Bateman was born and raised in Staffordshire. After a couple of years living in North Yorkshire Thom is heading home with his young family to set up a brand new restaurant in Cheddleton. Thom has classical training, but is largely self-taught. Thom says “through constant passion for cooking I have further broadened my understanding for all things food”. Thom’s new restaurant The Flintlock will be launched later this year and will be the biggest challenge to date, but with the support of his daughter, fiancé Salli and his family there are exciting times ahead. Thom launched his Instagram page “bbox food” in April of 2019.