From humble beginnings as an entrepreneurial schoolboy with a local market stall to multi-award-winning chef, he has established an enviable reputation among diners, critics and fellow professionals alike.
Galton established his early reputation at John Tovey’s legendary Miller Howe hotel and restaurant in the Lake District, rising to the position of head chef, before gaining experience in London, New York, Canada and South Africa.
In 1992 he and wife Tracy established Morston Hall hotel and restaurant on the fringes of Morston Marshes in north Norfolk. It has gone on to become one of Britain’s most successful country house hotels, holding four AA red stars and four AA rosettes as well as a Michelin star for a remarkable 19 consecutive years.
The business holds many more awards including a CATEY Award, an English Tourism Council Gold Award, Booker Prize for Excellence, Good Food Guide County Restaurant of the Year, East of England Tourist Board Hotel of the Year, Craft Guild of Chefs Hotel & Restaurant of the Year, and EDP Food Awards Restaurant of the Year.