Chef Profiles: Singing for their Supper

Each year, we’ll be putting some Welsh Rarebits chefs on the spot.

chef : Glyn Roberts (200x200)GLYN ROBERTS - Castle Cottage, Harlech


Your cooking style in a word (or two) : Modern Welsh with an eclectic twist.

Biggest influence : Gary Rhodes in the 80’s, Ramsay in the 90’s.

Favourite local produce : Cardigan Bay seabass.

Gordon Ramsey or Jamie Oliver?  Gordon Ramsey.

Welsh rarebit or cheese sandwich? Welsh rarebit.

Who would you like to cook for and why? Apart from friends and family at Christmas (one of our few days off!) a dinner party to show off Welsh produce and talent to the many London based food critics who never venture to north Wales!

Favourite Welsh Rarebits restaurant (apart from your own, obviously)? Tyddyn Llan, Corwen.

We’re paying, where in the world do you want to eat? Beluga Restaurant in Cape Town.

Any other passions apart from cooking? Gin, red wine, walking, driving.


Chef: Ludo: HarbourmasterLUDO DIEUMEGARD - Harboutmaster, Aberaeron


Your cooking style in a word (or two) : Honest.

Biggest influence : Padrig Jones.

Favourite local produce : Salt.

Gordon Ramsey or Jamie Oliver?  Gordon.

Welsh rarebit or cheese sandwich?  Cheese sandwich.  

Who would you like to cook for and why? My mum, she died before she could taste my food.

Favourite Welsh Rarebits restaurant (apart from your own, obviously)? Portmeirion.

We’re paying, where in the world do you want to eat? Fäviken, Sweden.

Any other passions apart from cooking? Eating.


chef : Mark Threadgill (200x200)MARK THREADGILL - Hotel Portmeirion


Your cooking style in a word (or two) : Modern Welsh.

Biggest influence : Pierre Reboul.

Favourite local produce : Cardigan Bay Lobster and Crab.

Gordon Ramsey or Jamie Oliver?  Gordon Ramsey.

Welsh rarebit or cheese sandwich? Welsh rarebit.

Who would you like to cook for and why? The Queen.

Favourite Welsh Rarebits restaurant (apart from your own, obviously)? Plas Bodegroes, Pwllheli.

We’re paying, where in the world do you want to eat? Noma, Denmark.

Any other passions apart from cooking? Going for a pint and fishing.


chef : Amanda Stuart-Robson (200x200)AMANDA STUART-ROBSON - Jabajak Vineyard Restaurant with Rooms, Whitland


Your cooking style in a word (or two) : Seasonal modern European with locally sourced or home grown ingredients, whenever possible.

Biggest influence : Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Nigel Slater.

Favourite local produce : Too many favourites to choose.

Gordon Ramsey or Jamie Oliver?  Gordon.

Welsh rarebit or cheese sandwich? Welsh rarebit.

Who would you like to cook for and why? Children whom I would hope to inspire with a passion for foraging, growing and producing fantastic food for themselves and others.

Favourite Welsh Rarebits restaurant (apart from your own, obviously)? The Crown at Whitebrook.

We’re paying, where in the world do you want to eat? Noma, Copenhagen.

Any other passions apart from cooking? Gardening and kayaking.


Chef: Hefin Roberts: The Bull BeaumarisHEFIN ROBERTS - The Bull, Beaumaris


Your cooking style in a word (or two) : Original and Honest.

Biggest influence : My brother, it's all his fault!

Favourite local produce : Anglesey honey.

Gordon Ramsey or Jamie Oliver?  Ramsey.

Welsh rarebit or cheese sandwich?  A Welsh cheese sandwich.

Who would you like to cook for and why? Cooking for the Welsh rugby team would be an honour.

Favourite Welsh Rarebits restaurant (apart from your own, obviously)? Tyddyn Llan, Corwen.

We’re paying, where in the world do you want to eat? El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain.

Any other passions apart from cooking? Shooting, photography and kayaking.


Gliffaes: Karl CheethamKARL CHEETHAM - Gliffaes Country House Hotel, Crickhowell


Your cooking style in a word (or two) : Modern British, seasonally British.

Biggest influence : My grandmother.

Favourite local produce : Welsh beed and lamb.

Gordon Ramsey or Jamie Oliver?  Gordon Ramsay, if i have to choose.

Welsh rarebit or cheese sandwich? Welsh rarebit.

Who would you like to cook for and why? Peter Kay - the man's a genious!

Favourite Welsh Rarebits restaurant (apart from your own, obviously)? Plas Bodegroes.

We’re paying, where in the world do you want to eat? The Fat Duck, Bray.

Any other passions apart from cooking? Everton FC.