Brad Carter is chef/proprietor at Carters of Moseley, which he launched in his hometown in 2010. The restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in the Michelin Guide 2016, making it the fifth restaurant in Birmingham to receive a coveted star.
Brad’s first job was straight from school at The Bilsley Pub, near Moseley. He had little idea of what he wanted to do and worked as a kitchen porter. From there, he decided catering was for him. He trained at University College Birmingham then went to Menorca in Spain to a family run restaurant. He met partner Holly in a little restaurant in Shirley, near Birmingham, and decided to pursue his ambition of a restaurant of his own. The pair made a great team and opened Carters together when Brad was 28 and she was just 25.
For Brad, the overall experience of eating out is paramount at Carters. The restaurant offers an eight-course tasting menu which is all about experience right through to the best wines, desserts and coffee.
The Michelin star still counts as one of the highlights of Brad’s career, though he says it was completely unexpected. He acknlowledges it has been a great boost for the team and has opened doors to help push the boundaries with exciting new ingredients and methods. It has also given him the opportunity to achieve a dream of appearing on television’s Saturday Kitchen.