Take one award winning chef and one ex- ballerina who both have a passion for good food, good wine and great company. Put them together and you have 'Gourmandaise'


About Us


Steve Pidgeon was head chef at The Arundell Arms in Lifton, on the Devon-Cornwall border for 15 years, where he was renowned for his exquisite food and classic menus. He won numerous awards over the years, including Best Chef in the Food Readers Awards 2016. Steve is also one of only 80 Masterchefs of Great Britain and his restaurant at the Arundell was awarded 2AA Rosettes for 15 years continuously.

Born and bred in the South West, Steve is passionate about using only the best quality produce from local suppliers in his cooking. Steve now works at Launceston College teaching hospitality and catering courses. 


Sarah Marshall is an ex-professional ballet dancer who spent her 14 year career travelling the world and the UK with English National Ballet. It was during this time that she developed a love for good food, good wine, and more importantly the importance of great hospitality. Since retiring from ballet, Sarah has run her own 4 star Bed and Breakfast, worked front of house at The Arundell Arms in Lifton, Devon, and spent countless days showing off the best of Cornwall to clients from all over the world working for Cornish Welcome Tours.

Steve and Sarah met whilst working together at The Arundell Arms, and now run Gourmandaise together..

Steve creates mouthwatering menus and cooks all the food..

Sarah does the rest...