Head Chef

John and his team achieved and maintained the accolade of 3 AA Rosettes and obtained Bodysgallen’s highest rating in the Good Food Guide.

John is a Master Chef of Great Britain, and has been awarded a fellowship.  There are only 30 or so members in the UK and this title is only given to craftsmen who have held a Michelin star and 3 AA Rosettes for 10 years or more.

With a career spanning over 30 years, John remains passionate about Wales, where he first trained as a chef.  

His career commenced as Head Chef at the Old Vicarage Hotel, where for the next 7 years he transformed the food offering and achieve the first Michelin award in Shropshire - a Bib Gourmand.  He was also Shropshire's first Chef to achieve 3 AA rosettes.

In 1997 John and his wife Debbie opened their first restaurant Sol in Shrewsbury, where they achieved a coveted Michelin star and 3 AA rosettes, and also the town's highest Good Food Guide rating making it one of the UK's top restaurants. 

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