29 April, 2015
CHEF JOINS THEME PARK TEAM
Oakwood Theme Park has appointed a new head chef to run its Oak Tree Restaurant Bar & Grill.
Garry Ashton, from Haverfordwest, is the new man in charge of the restaurant at the centre of the Narberth park.
The restaurant, which opened last year, features real oak wood extensively throughout, includes waitress service and aims to provide visitors with a stylish and themed experience at the heart of the park.
Garry’s previous jobs include being head chef at the University of Reading, running a coffee bar in Pembroke Dock and 15 years working with the Army Catering Corps.
He also spent 12 years as a chef lecturer at Pembrokeshire College.
“I’m loving the experience of working in such a vibrant and exciting environment with all the challenges and opportunities it presents,” said Garry.
“Hopefully I can use my experience from previous catering jobs to provide visitors to the park with a range of delicious meal options using the best in locally sourced produce
“Working in a theme park is pretty unique but I’m pretty confident that working with the army and with students will stand me in good stead,” he added.
Garry and his team are working with Llanelli-based Castell Howell Foods Ltd, one of the country’s leading independent food wholesalers, who supply a range of products including local pies and pork and leek sausages from Celtic Pride.
Brains Brewery are also providing a selection of bottled beers and ales and Narberth-based Princes Gate Spring Water is also on sale.
Set in 90 acres of spectacular countryside Oakwood is Wales’ biggest family adventure with more than 30 exhilarating rides and amazing experiences to discover.
A unique combination of attractions includes world-class roller, tower and sky coasters, spectacular family rides, children’s themed play areas and so much more.
Issued by Oakwood Theme Park. For more information and to arrange interview and picture/filming opportunities please contact Clare Stansfield on 01834 815170.