I have worked at Bickleigh Castle for 5 years. It is a fantastic place to work and has such a friendly atmosphere, plus the history and beauty make it a very special place to work.
The best part of the job is working alongside the Bride and Groom and helping them plan their perfect wedding day.
I feel its very important to build up a good working relationship with each couple and being relaxed and having fun is the key to success.
Weddings at Bickleigh are truly beautiful and it is a pleasure to be part of the Bride and Grooms special day.
If you are looking for a beautiful venue? Pop by and say hi sometime soon.
I trained at Buxton College in Derbyshire. I then honed my trade working at exclusive hotels in and around Nottingham and the London area. Having worked my way up to the position of Head Chef, I decided to move back to my native Devon.
Firstly, I ran a gastro pub for four years with my father, Tony. I then launched my own, independent, casual dining restaurant in Exeter. Whilst, at the restaurant I started doing a few events at Bickleigh Castle, on days off and soon realised that event catering was where my passion laid.
Always one for a new challenge, I followed my new path. I am is happy producing food that is classically inspired and not too faddy. I get most of my inspiration from dining in restaurants and from the many countries I havew travelled to.
My favourite chefs are the ones that don’t mess around with food too much, and some of my lecturers, who trained me at college, all those years ago.