Welcome to my first journal!
I’ll be writing monthly updates on everything that’s going on behind the scenes across my businesses. It’s a way of pulling all our plans and news together in one place, so you get more of an insight into everything, and get to know thepeople who make it all happen.
The past two years have been the most turbulent I’ve ever known. It really has been a rollercoaster. We seemed to go from closed to busier than we have ever been, then closed again. Hopefully now we are getting to a more consistent period; we’d all like to see the end of Covid and the restrictions and heartbreak that it brought.
While navigating challenging times, it has made me even more appreciative of the people and team I have round me. They are what I am most proud of. They’ve all worked extremely hard and contribute so much to the success of all the businesses, whether they’ve been with us for over 20 years or have recently joined. I’ll introduce you to some of them in future journals, and let them share their stories.
An important recent addition has been Oliver Bacon-Hilton who joined us as Head Chef in November. He’s already worked in some fantastic kitchens – in fact, he’s actually worked with us before – but this is his first head chef position and he was the first person I thought of when the job came up. I am delighted to have him on board and I’m really looking forward to working with him to develop new menus and constantly improve all aspects of our food offer at Titchwell.