The Wild Rabbit is delighted to announce the appointment of Michelin-star awarded Alyn Williams and Nathan Eades at the award-winning Cotswold pub. Nathan will be joining in January 2018 and Alyn follows him in May 2018.
Joining in May 2018 as Chef Patron will be Alyn Williams, who prior to opening his own restaurant, ‘Alyn Williams at The Westbury’ in November 2011, worked with some of the biggest names in the business, including Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing, for whom he was head chef at his two Michelin star establishments.
Alyn’s light, progressive style of cooking won him the coveted title of ‘National Chef of the Year’ in 2012 and this was swiftly followed by his first Michelin star. He has since been awarded four AA rosettes.
A born and bred Londoner, Alyn Williams’ culinary journey started at home where his father grew vegetables, and inspired the young Alyn’s curiosity for cooking. His decision to leave London is based on the quality of local produce that can be found in the Cotswolds. Alyn is looking forward to working closely with owner Carole Bamford, to take The Wild Rabbit forward and to form an on-going alliance for the future.
“The Wild Rabbit’s location in the Cotswolds, surrounded by the Daylesford estate, means that we have access to some of the finest locally sourced ingredients in the country,” says Alyn. “My ethos is symbiotic with our surroundings, and I am looking forward to working closely with everyone at Daylesford, from the farm to the bakery, to produce great dining experiences for our guests”.
Head Chef will be the young and exciting Nathan Eades who joins The Wild Rabbit in January. Nathan was previously Head Chef at the Michelin starred Simpsons Restaurant after time spent at Fishmore Hall in Ludlow and Relais & Chateaux Wedgewood hotel in Vancouver.
“I am extremely excited about moving to Kingham and to building on the foundations of the past as well as bringing in my own perspective and style,” says Nathan. “I’m looking forward to being part of a team that pursues excellence, and to continuing the tradition of fantastic food at The Wild Rabbit.”
Owner Carole Bamford is looking forward to welcoming both Alyn and Nathan to the Cotswolds. “I am very proud that the The Wild Rabbit has always attracted food lovers from afar whilst looking after our locals, and I know our two new chefs will be an exciting next chapter for the pub”.