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'Staffing challenges won't dim my childhood dream' says restaurant's chef patron

07 March 2022
'Staffing challenges won't dim my childhood dream' says restaurant's chef patron

'Staffing challenges won't dim my childhood dream' says restaurant's chef patron

07 March 2022

The boss of an award-winning town eatery has explained the difficulties he is facing in filling vacancies.


With rising costs, the year ahead presents its challenges, says 1921’s Zack Deakins, but there’s also reason to be excited. . .

05 February 2022
With rising costs, the year ahead presents its challenges, says 1921’s Zack Deakins, but there’s also reason to be excited. . .

With rising costs, the year ahead presents its challenges, says 1921’s Zack Deakins, but there’s also reason to be excited. . .

05 February 2022

Nothing can dim Zack's enthusiasm for creating new dishes and planning events


Chef patron looks back on a ‘phenomenal’ year and celebrates the people behind him

11 December 2021
Chef patron looks back on a ‘phenomenal’ year and celebrates the people behind him

Chef patron looks back on a ‘phenomenal’ year and celebrates the people behind him

11 December 2021

The challenges of 2021 have been met and everyone's looking forward to coming back stronger next year, Zack Deakins of 1921 says.


The run up to Christmas is a busy time for those in hospitality with Christmas parties and celebrations to cater for. 1921’s Zack Deakins explains why he isn’t going down the set menu route

13 November 2021
The run up to Christmas is a busy time for those in hospitality with Christmas parties and celebrations to cater for. 1921’s Zack Deakins explains why he isn’t going down the set menu route

The run up to Christmas is a busy time for those in hospitality with Christmas parties and celebrations to cater for. 1921’s Zack Deakins explains why he isn’t going down the set menu route

13 November 2021

Chef patron doesn't want to deny his diners the true 1921 experience


It’s been seven years since 1921 opened its doors. Chef patron Zack Deakins reflects on what was a challenging start and how far its come

16 October 2021
It’s been seven years since 1921 opened its doors. Chef patron Zack Deakins reflects on what was a challenging start and how far its come

It’s been seven years since 1921 opened its doors. Chef patron Zack Deakins reflects on what was a challenging start and how far its come

16 October 2021

'With all the chaos of the last 18 months. . . it’s easy to forget quite how far the restaurant has changed. How much we have improved.'


While the road to recovery has started, a lack of staff in the hospitality industry is a big issue for some, but as 1921 chef patron Zack Deakins explains, there’s so much job satisfaction to be had

25 June 2021
While the road to recovery has started, a lack of staff in the hospitality industry is a big issue for some, but as 1921 chef patron Zack Deakins explains, there’s so much job satisfaction to be had

While the road to recovery has started, a lack of staff in the hospitality industry is a big issue for some, but as 1921 chef patron Zack Deakins explains, there’s so much job satisfaction to be had

25 June 2021

‘Find a job you love. . . and you’ll never work a day in your life’


A new menu, a new excitement and a sense of fun has made Zack Deakins, chef patron at 1921, overjoyed to be back in the kitchen

30 May 2021
A new menu, a new excitement and a sense of fun has made Zack Deakins, chef patron at 1921, overjoyed to be back in the kitchen

A new menu, a new excitement and a sense of fun has made Zack Deakins, chef patron at 1921, overjoyed to be back in the kitchen

30 May 2021

Emotional attachments have inspired the chef's new menu, as he explains


Chef patron brimming with new menu ideas ahead of reopening restaurant

03 May 2021
Chef patron brimming with new menu ideas ahead of reopening restaurant

Chef patron brimming with new menu ideas ahead of reopening restaurant

03 May 2021

Counting down to 'whites on, knives sharpened, boards out, stoves lit and cook, cook, cook. . .'


Culture: The countdown to reopening has begun and 1921’s chef patron Zack Deakins couldn’t be happier. . . but he doesn’t underestimate the challenge for everyone in the hospitality industry after such a long lay-off

03 April 2021
Culture: The countdown to reopening has begun and 1921’s chef patron Zack Deakins couldn’t be happier. . . but he doesn’t underestimate the challenge for everyone in the hospitality industry after such a long lay-off

Culture: The countdown to reopening has begun and 1921’s chef patron Zack Deakins couldn’t be happier. . . but he doesn’t underestimate the challenge for everyone in the hospitality industry after such a long lay-off

03 April 2021

After a year like no other, ‘we’re on the home straight’, says Zack


Spring flavours are at the core of a special treat for your mum

06 March 2021
Spring flavours are at the core of a special treat for your mum

Spring flavours are at the core of a special treat for your mum

06 March 2021

Culture: It’s what the hospitality world has been waiting for – a date when they can fire up their ovens and get back in the kitchen. Zack Deakins of 1921 is bubbling over with excitement which, before he can open his doors in May, he’s channeling into a Mother’s Day heat at home menu


Culture: With Valentine’s Day approaching, Zack Deakins of 1921 has love on his mind and has put his passion for food to good use by creating a decadent menu we can enjoy at home

30 January 2021
Culture: With Valentine’s Day approaching, Zack Deakins of 1921 has love on his mind and has put his passion for food to good use by creating a decadent menu we can enjoy at home

Culture: With Valentine’s Day approaching, Zack Deakins of 1921 has love on his mind and has put his passion for food to good use by creating a decadent menu we can enjoy at home

30 January 2021

February. . . the month of love and there's no excuse not to spoil the one you love just because it's lockdown.


Culture: Lockdown 2 has seen restaurants having to close their doors again but here chef patron of Bury St Edmunds restaurant 1921 Zack Deakins applauds those adapting their business to offer takeaways

15 November 2020
Culture: Lockdown 2 has seen restaurants having to close their doors again but here chef patron of Bury St Edmunds restaurant 1921 Zack Deakins applauds those adapting their business to offer takeaways

Culture: Lockdown 2 has seen restaurants having to close their doors again but here chef patron of Bury St Edmunds restaurant 1921 Zack Deakins applauds those adapting their business to offer takeaways

15 November 2020

In an uncertain world for the hospitality industry, many restaurants are looking at alternative methods to serve their food and drink to customers


Culture: Chef patron of Bury St Edmunds restaurant 1921 Zack Deakins asks customers to appreciate Covid restrictions are tough for everyone and help him and his staff get back to creating happy memories

18 October 2020
Culture: Chef patron of Bury St Edmunds restaurant 1921 Zack Deakins asks customers to appreciate Covid restrictions are tough for everyone and help him and his staff get back to creating happy memories

Culture: Chef patron of Bury St Edmunds restaurant 1921 Zack Deakins asks customers to appreciate Covid restrictions are tough for everyone and help him and his staff get back to creating happy memories

18 October 2020

A plea to follow the rules so everyone can enjoy the experience


Culture: Putting fun into eating out, 1921’s Zack Deakins says his restaurant’s renowned canapés are a playful way of kicking off a meal

19 September 2020
Culture: Putting fun into eating out, 1921’s Zack Deakins says his restaurant’s renowned canapés are a playful way of kicking off a meal

Culture: Putting fun into eating out, 1921’s Zack Deakins says his restaurant’s renowned canapés are a playful way of kicking off a meal

19 September 2020

A small talking point - bitesize flavour bombs


Culture: Zack Deakins, chef patron of 1921, has found new inspiration and a sense of freedom in his kitchen since re-opening. . . and he couldn’t be happier

22 August 2020
Culture: Zack Deakins, chef patron of 1921, has found new inspiration and a sense of freedom in his kitchen since re-opening. . . and he couldn’t be happier

Culture: Zack Deakins, chef patron of 1921, has found new inspiration and a sense of freedom in his kitchen since re-opening. . . and he couldn’t be happier

22 August 2020

The talented chef puts happiness at the centre of his menu


Culture: Zack Deakins, chef patron of Bury St Edmunds restaurant 1921, has been riding a wave of creativity during lockdown and is now sharing it as he welcomes back diners

26 July 2020
Culture: Zack Deakins, chef patron of Bury St Edmunds restaurant 1921, has been riding a wave of creativity during lockdown and is now sharing it as he welcomes back diners

Culture: Zack Deakins, chef patron of Bury St Edmunds restaurant 1921, has been riding a wave of creativity during lockdown and is now sharing it as he welcomes back diners

26 July 2020

‘Time off is good for the mind’


Culture: Pining for the days of a busy kitchen life, Zack Deakins, chef patron of 1921 in Bury St Edmunds, can’t wait to get back to celebrating each season’s bounty

27 June 2020
Culture: Pining for the days of a busy kitchen life, Zack Deakins, chef patron of 1921 in Bury St Edmunds, can’t wait to get back to celebrating each season’s bounty

Culture: Pining for the days of a busy kitchen life, Zack Deakins, chef patron of 1921 in Bury St Edmunds, can’t wait to get back to celebrating each season’s bounty

27 June 2020

Lockdown has led the frustrated chef to write love letters to the busy life he once knew


Culture: There was never really any doubt Zack Deakins, of Bury St Edmunds restaurant 1921, would become a chef when, as a teen, he took a job in the local pub. He explains why. . .

04 April 2020
Culture: There was never really any doubt Zack Deakins, of Bury St Edmunds restaurant 1921, would become a chef when, as a teen, he took a job in the local pub. He explains why. . .

Culture: There was never really any doubt Zack Deakins, of Bury St Edmunds restaurant 1921, would become a chef when, as a teen, he took a job in the local pub. He explains why. . .

04 April 2020

13 and hooked on life in the kitchen


Culture: Spring is in the air and Zack Deakins, chef patron of 1921 Angel Hill, in Bury St Edmunds, is getting excited

02 March 2020
Culture: Spring is in the air and Zack Deakins, chef patron of 1921 Angel Hill, in Bury St Edmunds, is getting excited

Culture: Spring is in the air and Zack Deakins, chef patron of 1921 Angel Hill, in Bury St Edmunds, is getting excited

02 March 2020

He shares a recipe using spring produce he hails as 'green gold'