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.



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 beef 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.