Meet the guys who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make the famous dishes we all know and love. Our team of talented chefs come from all different walks of life and have an impressive skillset from a number of different cultures and cuisines, which we are lucky enough to have under one roof.
HEAD CHEF – Josh
With seven years of industry experience, Head Chef Josh combines his culinary expertise and his passion for local produce to present a unique offering at The Hook. His enthusiasm for all things fresh can be seen across the board in the ever-changing menu and specials, led and formulated by him.
All time favourite dish: A proper chicken kebab
Favourite cuisine: French
Your cooking role model: Tommy Banks
JUNIOR SOUS CHEF – Rob
Cooking since the age of four and working in the kitchen from 16 years old whilst pursuing other career ventures, Rob is our much-valued Junior Sous Chef. Growing up around home cooking, Rob is passionate about foraging and incorporating local produce within his dishes, favouring a twist of European inspiration. He even has plans to convert the plant area behind the second floor bar into a fresh herb garden.
All time favourite dish: Apple strudel
Favourite cuisine: Contemporary British / European
Your cooking role model: Daniel Clifford
RAMEN CHEF – Piotr
Pasta enthusiast and ramen pro Piotr may have started cooking a little later than the rest of the team, but with 15 years’ experience under his belt and extensive knowledge of the industry it’s safe to say he knows what he’s doing! You can look forward to tasting his infamous ramen in The Hook’s next project… watch this space.
All time favourite dish: Pasta
Favourite cuisine: Japanese
COMMIS CHEF – Alex
Making his cooking debut in 2015, Commis chef Alex joined The Hook’s kitchen team a little under a year ago after moving to Guernsey. Alex fell into a cooking role in his home town in Greece, he brings a passion for simplicity to the kitchen and regularly incorporates his taste for Greek cuisine in his day-to-day kitchen responsibilities. He works closely on starters and desserts, so you have Alex to thank if you’ve tried our famous crab donuts, chorizo scotch egg or miso blondie.
All time favourite dish: Souvlaki
Favourite cuisine: Greek (of course!)
Your cooking role model: Any one of his mentors
KITCHEN ASSISTANT – Tyler
Tyler started his first job at The Hook as a part-timer two years ago, and has learnt the ropes of almost every kitchen section since. He is still expanding his skillset and exploring his specialities. Having seen how a restaurant is run and building a good understanding of what goes on behind the scenes, we have no doubt Tyler will succeed in his future cooking endeavours!
All time favourite dish: Steak
Favourite cuisine: Top 5 – Italian, Mexican, Thai, Indian, Japanese
Your cooking role model: Chef Gordon Ramsey