La Mare Wine Estate, one of the island’s most popular events venues and visitor attractions, has appointed Alun Williams as new Head Chef to lead the business’ catering operation, both for events and weddings and also at the visitor attraction. Alun who grew up in Wales, previously worked for one of the islands leading hotel groups and has experience working in a number of 5 star hotels as well as Michelin Starred kitchens, bistros, restaurants and gastro pubs. As Head Chef Alun will be responsible, not only for the extensive diary of wedding ceremonies, corporate events and private parties at the St Mary Estate, but also for the Vineyard Café.

Commenting on the new role Alun said, “I have a real passion for using good quality, seasonal, local produce and we’re really fortunate to have that in abundance here in Jersey. I believe in creatively designing menus to allow the quality of the ingredients to shine through. La Mare produces some wonderful award-winning products and I’m thrilled to be using them to create some exciting new dishes.”

La Mare’s Managing Director Tim Crowley said: “We’re delighted to welcome Alun to the team. He shares our passion for using local ingredients and has got some great ideas for developing the business in the future.”