Olive Branch team members achieve great things...
Our team have experienced great training and achieved great things...
Management Trainee Charlotte - Charlotte spent a year with us on a part time basis whilst finishing her studies. She then joined us on a full time as a management trainee, she has been trained and worked to supervisory levels in all front of house departments. She has completed a number of NVQ's, completed a work placement in the reception department of luxury country house hotel and been on trips to London and experienced other gastropubs. Charlotte is a key trainer and has worked her way up to Assistant Manager.
Head Chef Jerry Adam - Jerry started his career with us washing pots whilst still at school before progressing to be apprentice and commis chef. He then moved onto the two Michelin-stared kitchens of Bath Priory and Ynyshir Restaurant. Then Sous Chef at Llangoed Hall before being appointed Head Chef at The Swan at Hay Hotel. Jerry now creates stunning dishes at Penally Abbey in Pembrokeshire.
Food Stylist Nick Walsh - Nick worked as Chef de Partie and then Junior Sous Chef in the kitchen at The Olive Branch, before moving to work with at Midsummer House. Nick now works as a self employed food stylist with many large supermarkets and food producers creating dishes and marketing campaigns.
Pub Owner Douglas Yiend - Douglas worked for us at a waiter, bar man and then Head Barman. He then took up a position as a Management Trainee with Hotel du Vin before buying and restoring his own pub with room The Royal Oak Inn in Exmoor.