A new menu of street bites and gourmet burgers and dogs is being launched by Ramsgate chef Dean Adams as his Dirtee Feast business continues to flourish.
The business, which has a permanent residency at the Ravensgate Arms in Ramsgate and is available though online outlets such as justeat, is also offering vegan and vegetarian options and a new Friday three-course set menu
The 38-year-old has spent most of his career in hospitality, from running pubs to being a front of house manager, but the covid pandemic prompted him to strike out on his own.
He said: “Through covid I went back to college to do my professional catering courses. I worked hard and then started doing pop-up events.
“I started working weekends at the Ravensgate and it was well received and so I was asked to do a permanent residency there.”
The Dirtee Feast menu features everything from a Badboy burger with slowcooked brisket to beefy or vegan tacos, a posh pot noodle, vegan mac and street bites such as deep fried panko brie to roasted peppers and chimchurri potatoes.
Dean said: “I do my own style of food, street food, gourmet burgers, mac n cheese and tacos. They are all made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. The burgers are made from scratch to my own recipe, packed with herbs and spices, and cooked to order so they are made fresh every day.
“During covid I decided I wanted to do more for myself and my children. I wanted to build up the business and see if my food was something that would be well received and whether it was something the area wanted.
“The feedback and reviews have been really good and so now I would like to grow the business more.”
Dean, who is also chairman and head coach for Your Future not-for-profit football club, says his aim is to also give opportunities to those who might not otherwise get a foothold in the trade.
He added: “I’d like to give that opportunity so I could bring in a couple of people so they can learn and I want to get players from the club involved.”
Dean says running Dirtee Feast also means there are no restrictions of creativity. He said: “I can try new styles and new dishes, do specials every week at the pub and just be a bit freer with what I do.”
Dean also caters for events and private functions.
The new menu launches this coming Friday (September 30). Dirtee Feast opening hours, online and at the Ravensgate Arms in King Street, are Thursday 4pm-9.30pm, Friday 4pm-10pm and Saturday 3.30pm to 10pm.