Meet the Beales Gourmet Team
The Company Directors – Tony & Molly Beales
Meet the Office Team… Justin Cohen – Commercial Manager | Frankie Murphy – Senior Sales & Events Coordinator | Hannah Dodds & Cait Rankin – Sales & Events Coordinators | Della Kerr – Accounts Manager
Meet the Kitchen team… Sonel Gulbahar – Head Chef | Ladislav – Sous Chef | Duane Pittman – Junior Sous Chef | George Sluca – Head Porter | Andrew Gale – Catering Assistant
Meet the Front of House team… Drew Illman – Operations Manager | Matthew Holloway, Nicola Langley, Candice Wherry – Events Managers | Kieron Carter & Anisha Steel – Supervisor | Aphra Butler, Emily Larcombe, Aaron Howorth, Beth Clements, Charlie Dobson – Waiters & Waitresses
After training as a Chef at the local college, Tony spent 15 years working around the world as a chef in Michelin star restaurants, 5* hotels and private yachts before starting his own catering business in 2005. Although Tony is based in the office he works very closely with his Head Chef and Events Manger to develop and improve the overall service of the company. Tony can still be seen cooking at events, after all, cooking is his true passion… Tony has a number of awards under his belt, including ‘UK Young Chef of the Year’ 1995, ‘Dorset Businessman of the Year 2015’, ‘Dorset’s Entrepreneur of the year 2013’ runner up, Dorset’s ‘Best Wedding Caterer 2013’, Dorset’s ‘Best Wedding Venue 2013’ and Dorset’s ‘Best Wedding Business’ 2013.
Our Recipe for Success
- 1 team of dedicated, professional staff
- Focused & helpful management
- Good measure of training
- Unlimited commitment to our customers
- Heaps of passion
- A strong dose of teamwork
- Plenty of attention to detail
- As much job satisfaction as possible
- A constant drizzle of positivity
- 1 extra mile
Employ one team of dedicated and professional staff. Build layers of focused helpful managers and set aside to infuse. When ready, add a good measure of outstanding training and mix in a constant drizzle of positivity. Pour in heaps of passion and an unlimited commitment to our customers and simmer gently all year long.
Build the dish on a strong base of teamwork and always remember to stir in plenty of attention to detail. Before serving extract as much job satisfaction as possible.
Finally, display as a well presented and professional team and decorate by always going the extra mile… En voila!
The end result
Always exceeding customer’s expectations in every aspect of our service; no matter how big or small the event, or requirements of the customer… Indulge yourself; life ALWAYS tastes better with us!
Rebecca - Wedding at Lulworth Castle
Mr & Mrs G - Wedding at Highcliffe Castle
Ruth, Louisa, Tyler and all the family - Wedding at Lulworth Castle Courtyard
Vanessa - Wedding at Sopley Mill
Ana & Peter Veash - Wedding at Lulworth Castle
Hannah & James
We wanted to say a big thank you to Beales Gourmet and the staff. Both of us work in hospitality when we're not acting so we really appreciate the work that goes into this.
The food was fantastic and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful really making the day go smoothly!
Thanks once again.
Hannah and James
Louise & Stuart
The wedding of James and Hannah Collins at Lulworth Castle was a fantastic day and, in our opinion, could not have been bettered in any way! This was made possible by the fantastic food and service provided by Beales Gourmet Ltd. Taking into account the difficult working environment in which food was produced, it was delivered hot to the table and beautifully presented. The waiting staff were both polite and professional, and nothing was too much trouble.
Matt is an asset to you and ensured that the whole day and evening flowed so smoothly. Throughout the whole evening many guests passed comment on the high standard of service that they had received. There will not be any hesitation in recommending you in the future. Once again, thank you for helping to make the day so magical...