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Eddy
Head Chef

Eddy’s career started at The Stag - almost ten years ago! He is delighted to be coming back to his roots but this time as Head Chef. In the interim, he has worked at various local pubs and family-owned restaurants as well as taking on additional work in farming, butchery and event catering. He is now excited about bring this experience to the kitchens of The Stag.

Eddy is passionate about food and drink and his “farm to fork “ethos results in him having a particular interest in animal welfare and sustainability. Where possible, he works with local suppliers to obtain the best ingredients and to help keep the menu fresh and inspired.

When not in the kitchen, Eddy likes to grow his own veg, forage for wild mushrooms, experiment with new recipes, go kayaking and dine out!

Alessio
Alessio
Front of House Lead

Alessio began his hospitality career at "Da Nico", a family run traditional restaurant in a small town in North Sardinia, where he learned the trade whilst studying to complete his hospitality diploma.

After several years he left to learn the art of silver service at Hotel Cervo, one of the most prestigious Hotels in Sardinia.

At 19yo he moved to London to learn English and expand his experience, working for Café Mode, a small, fast paced Italian restaurant in Covent Garden.

At 24yo Alessio achieved 2nd place for best customer service in the UK whilst working in catering for Macfarlanes, a large law firm based in St Pauls. This is where Alessio learned the art of attention to detail and the value of excellent service.

Following this, Alessio moved to Anglesey and worked at The Midland Tapas and Wine Bar, were in conjunction with the Head Chef and Owner, achieved Best Mediterranean Restaurant in the Welsh Food Oscars. This success directly led to the opening of a sister restaurant, which Alessio directly helped set up.

After relocating to Mentmore in late 2019 and a short stint at Van Hage Garden Centre, Alessio joined The Stag as Front of House Lead just after we opened.

When not at work, Alessio likes to take his dog for long walks, eat out, cook GF dishes for his partner, and travel. Alessio also speaks 4 languages (Italian, English, Spanish and French) fluently.

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