Sean’s ‘mind-blowing’ Kenyan adventure

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He is more regularly found cooking up greatness at The Black Horse in Woburn, but last month head chef Sean Austin temporarily cast aside his whites and set off to Kenya.

Sean took part in a life-changing adventure to help plant a forest in a week, helping to save the frontiers of the Maasai Mara Reserve.

“Going to Kenya was a completely mind-blowing experience and although I love my job, part of me feels I’d rather be there than cooking in my kitchen right now,” Sean said.

“It gave me the chance to see for myself things I’d only ever heard about and left a big impression on me.

“I came away with a real sense of the fragility of this part of the world and how we really need to do something now to protect it.”

Sean was part of a 12-strong team who made the visit courtesy of his company Peach, and he has returned to these parts with a mind full of amazing memories.

“It was fantastic to do some once-in-a-lifetime things, like going on a game drive to watch the rhinos, hippos and lions, not as plentiful as they once were, we’re told, but majestic nonetheless.

“We even slept out in the bush, despite there being lions there - it didn’t stop me from getting some shut-eye though. I’d go back there in an instant,” Sean added.

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