Meet the team

Although we are a small independent business its not just me! here's a little bit about the team.

We couldn't achieve what we do without them!

 

Will 

It's me! I grew up in the countryside, surrounded by local farms, and growers. 

My step dad was a keen outdoorsman and taught me the preparation of fish, birds and game along with some foraging.

I studied catering at school, and then began working @ the Goods Shed in the butchers and restaurantalong side my college course. 

I spent 5 years here! My Spanish head chef Rafa, taught me all he knew, everything seasonal, and local with the occasional spanish twist. We had a daily changing menu with dishes being created completely from produce in the market. We reached 77th restaurant in the country.  

I did a couple of weeks work experiences in some Michelin star restaurants such as Nathan outlaw's 2* and paul Ainsworth's 1*.

At this point I was offered a job for the superb Stella Grove Personal Chef. She taught me the ins and outs of the outside catering world. Her attention to detail is something to admire. 

After 2 years, I went back into restaurants and began working at the margate gem Angelas fish restaurant.

Here we cooked completely on Charcoal. 

Sustainability played a huge part in business. all our fish was sustainably caught and all vegetables organic.

All these experiences shaped the ethos behind my own business.

Becca/Will's wife 

Becca loves food. She could have only married a chef! She is in charge of everything running smoothly on your big day and being prepared for any and every eventuality. Whether its a three course meal for 100 guests or a banquet for 20, service is paramount. 

With over 10 years experience working front of house, not much gets past her. 

She also worked for Stella Grove Personal Chef as a waitress for 5 years, then during her gap year became the Maitre'd for many of the events.

After graduating from the University of Reading with 1st class history degree, she got a job at the Michelin recommended Compasses Inn and after a year became their front of house manager.

 

This further influenced her love of food and highlighted the importance of friendly, relaxed service.

Her other important role is chief taste tester! 

Dan

Dan is also a local!

He trained at Canterbury college and then moved to France, in which he work in a Chateau a year.

When he moved back, he became head chef of some local pubs, Will actually worked with Dan when he was 15 in the village pub!

10 years down the line they've been friends ever since, Dan has supported from the start. If Will can't be at the event, then Dan's in charge!

Front of house team

We could not be where we are with out this important bunch. They take care of you throughout your whole event. We love them and appreciate all that they do!

They are the frontline, commanded by Becca, they make sure the event days are the smoothest they could possibly be.

They lay the tables, organise the tables settings, glasses, the lot. All before you guests arrive.

They are also very hands on behind the scenes! Helping assemble canapés, organise crockery and basically keeping moral high throughout the day.