We’re delighted to introduce…

…our new ‘award winning’ head chef, Dave James. Dave wanted to be a chef ever since his work experience at Fishmongers Hall near Tower Bridge in London. It was his first introduction to contemporary cuisine and he’s never looked back. Leaving college, where he won ‘chef of the year’ two years running, he started his career at Chelsea Football Club, working at both Stamford Bridge and the training ground at Cobham.



Dave has spent the last nine years rising through the ranks from Junior Sous Chef to Head Chef. He was part of the winning team that clinched ‘Restaurant of the Year‘ for the Emlyn Restaurant at the Burford Bridge hotel. He also helped to secure two rosettes for both the Burford Bridge and in his previous role at Brooklands Hotel. He comes to Four Gables as a head chef with a contemporary twist. We’re already loving his creativity, enthusiasm and desire to produce delicious, innovative food.

The Four Gables Award Winning Touch

Although Dave brings a mountain of experience and talent, he is keen to learn as much as he can. He has set his sights on ‘National Chef of the Year‘ for 2020, we’ll let you know how he gets on. In his spare time, Dave is an explorer scout leader in Sutton, Surrey. He enables the scouts to enjoy lots of outdoor activities including hiking, climbing, cooking and shooting. Dave also enjoys the odd bit of fishing, swimming and family time with his son Brody.