CHEF GRANT WILLIAMS
Welsh Born Head Chef, Grant Williams trained at Cardigan College for 2 years and upon successful completion, went on to complete four years at Aberystwth Conrah Country Hotels. Grant then moved on to Scotland where he worked at Clifton house in Aberdeenshire with a French Chef / Proprietor and gained some of the influences that can be seen in his dishes today.
Grant draws inspiration in his cooking from his extensive travels through Russia, Spain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. His passion for the freshness of ingredients and local produce grew from the challenges of cooking with hand caught mussels and scallops to wild boar and line-caught fish. Even the traditional hangi style preparation was inspirational. His experience from travelling through the Antipodes together with 20 years experience of sourcing local Welsh produce all serve to help him reign supreme in his kitchen.
More recently, Grant was fortunate to have been chosen to cook for Prince Charles at Lampeter in Carmarthen and had been selected to appear on ITV, BBC and S4C television programs along with being featured in various Cookery Books accompanying these television series. Grant was asked to compete on ITV’s Britain’s Best Dish in December 2011 and he won his heat, cooking Welsh Black Beef. He appeared on a BBC 2 programme “Our Food” in April 2012 hosted by Giles Coren, where once again Grant had a chance to demonstrate his culinary expertise.
Grant is justifiably proud of consistent inclusion in the Good Food Guide every year.