Shropshire born Peter has been chef in kitchens across Shropshire and Staffordshire for over 25 years and has been the driving force behind his other award winning company Call in The Caterers since 2005. His passion for real culinary skill and the provenance of the foods he works with have built him a local reputation for quality and integrity in the kitchen and his jovial and extrovert personality are reflected in the dishes he creates.
Front of House Manager
Sarah’s career to date has also been based in Shropshire. As a business trainer and consultant for 10 years at Harper Adams University and latterly at Keele University working in the field of sustainability in business. The Orchard is Sarah’s third business and enables her to work alongside her husband Peter to help him realise his dream of developing his own restaurant.
Brandon, our french chef joined the team in September 2016 and has enabled us to successfully add some continental themes such as or Italian Fridays. Brandon is a talented chef who has worked in several restaurants in his home region of the south of France. He is always delighted to speak to guests who are able to converse in his home language!
Ewan joined us in January 2017 and is learning via a Telford College apprenticeship. During his time with us he will be working in all areas of the business and assisting at some of our outside functions to improve his capacity. Whilst he is at the beginning of his hospitality journey Ewan is already a valuable member of the Orchard family.
The Service Team
Recruited locally, Sophie, Jess, Stephanie, Rosy, Lily, Jake and Jacob will be pleased to ensure that your expectations of The Orchard are met and exceeded through a mix of professional dining service, menu knowledge and a warm and friendly welcome. All of our waiting team are students either at University or at the local sixth forms.
In addition we have a small but perfectly formed team of kitchen helps/pot-washers Jake, Dane and Hew who we frequently remind are the most important people in the team!