Branding 'The Court Restaurant'

Our team

The people behind the magic; we wouldn’t be anywhere without our incredibly talented and dedicated Kitchen Brigade. Headed up by Head Chef, Tim McDougall our team work hard to deliver the best culinary experience possible. So here’s a little bit about the wonderful individuals that make Llansantffraed Court tick.

Tim McDougall

Tim McDougall

What do you love most about your Job?
"Cooking, still love it!"

What’s your favourite dish to cook at home?
"Leg of welsh lamb, vegetables from my garden".

If you weren’t a Head Chef, what would you be doing?
"Super Model!"

Name one person you’d have dinner with, dead or alive?
"Keith Floyd".

What song gets you pumped for a busy shift?
"The Hakka".

Lee Davies

What do you love most about your Job?
"Coming up with new dishes and ideas."

What’s your favourite dish to cook at home?
"Something simple, like a fresh chicken burger with cheese and bacon."

If you weren’t a Chef, what would you be doing?
"I would like to be a rapper."

Name one person you’d have dinner with, dead or alive?
"50 Cent"

What song gets you pumped for a busy shift?
"I like a variety of music, but you can’t go wrong with Eminem."

Corey Jones

What do you love most about your Job?
"Positive customer feedback. Nothing is more rewarding than hearing how much people enjoy your food."

What’s your favourite dish to cook at home?
"Spaghetti Carbonara, simple but effective."

If you weren’t a Chef, what would you be doing?
"I’d like to think I’d be a Welsh teacher."

Name one person you’d have dinner with, dead or alive?
"Jackie Chan. I’ve watched his films since I was a child. Awesome guy!"

What song gets you pumped for a busy shift?
"Anything by Lindsey Stirling or Parkway Drive, Electric violin or heavy metal always does the trick."

Richard Jones

Richard Jones

What do you love most about your Job?
"Coming up with new dishes; creating new and exciting things, you know? Playing with food, coming up with something new or finding a different way to do something that’s been done before".

What’s your favourite dish to cook at home?
"Ramen".

If you weren’t a Chef, what would you be doing?
"That’s a difficult one… Working for a games company; an Artist in a games company. Something artistic – something along those lines".

Name one person you’d have dinner with, dead or alive?
"Robin Williams".

What song gets you pumped for a busy shift?
"Ooooh – 'Five Finger Death Punch' – I apologise”.

Josh Hopkinson

What do you love most about your Job?
"I like the progression of the stages. So, I like weighing out all the ingredients putting it all together and then seeing the end result"
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What’s your favourite dish to cook at home?
"I’m a fan of one pan, stir fries, Israeli dishes where you just whack everything in a pan, crack some eggs on top, whack it in the oven"
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If you weren’t a Chef, what would you be doing?
"Something in hospitality, whether that would be front of house, or Bar or Restaurant Manager".

Name one person you’d have dinner with, dead or alive?
"David Attenborough".

What song gets you pumped for a busy shift?
"Looney- ‘I command you’. It’s a drum and bass song. Not that we can play it in the kitchen"
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Maggie Williams

Maggie Williams

What do you love most about your Job?
"I love meeting people and tasting new food dishes".

What’s your favourite dish to cook at home?
"Love making a beef stew".

If you weren’t a Restaurant Manager, what would you be doing?
"I think I would be a children's nanny or child minder".

Name one person you’d have dinner with, dead or alive?
"Michael Jackson".

What song gets you pumped for a busy shift?
"Don’t you want me baby (Human League)".

Ellen Davies

Ellen Davies

What do you love most about your Job?
I like helping the chef’s out and doing the veg prep'.

What’s your favourite dish to cook at home?
I like doing pasta with sauce. I also like making cupcakes, because they’re easy to do, with chocolate icing.

If you weren’t a Kitchen Porter, what would you be doing?
Bake cakes all day!

Name one person you’d have dinner with, dead or alive?
My grandfather – he was good fun to have dinner with. He had a funny sense of humour.

What song gets you pumped for a busy shift?
Any upbeat song!