THE CRIDFORD INN TEAM
The Cridford Inn team are passionate about creating amazing experiences. Ness and Paul took over the Inn late summer 2018 and and are joined by Head Chef, Johnny Varah & Front of House Manager, Jade with the determination to make the food and service at The Cridford inn exceptional.
Ness and Paul moved with their 2 sons from Surrey to carry out their dream of creating a special place for people to visit. A warm, friendly atmosphere with delicious food created fresh on site from local producers and unique comfortable accommodation. The team keeps on growing with like minded people.
We are so blessed to work at this beautiful Devon longhouse in the stunning Teign Valley and are all determined to make our guests experiences memorable when they visit.
Front of House Manager - Jade
Jade has always lived in this part of Devon with her family and from a young age has ridden horses. Whilst still a teenager she traveled to Australia with her cousin and worked on a ranch. It was a great experience even though they had a very different way of treating the horses there.
Jade first started working in hospitality while still in school as a KP at The Riverside in Bovey Tracey. During the 4 years that she worked there she progresses to the weekend manager taking on a lot of responsibility at such a young age. When she returned from her trip to Australia she started working at Finlake Holiday Park in the bar and restaurant and doing functions that were held there like weddings. It was at Finlake that Jade met Johnny, her partner and Head Chef of The Cridford. The two of them travelled to Australia where they both worked for a very high end Asian restaurant called Little Valley. Jade really enjoyed the experience there especially the passion they had for the whole experience they delivered to the customer and it was then that she knew this is what she wants to do with her career creating exceptional dining experiences for her customers.
On returning from Australia Jade met Ness and Paul at The Cridford after Johnny became the Head Chef here. She was the perfect fit for our ambitions and we are so excited to have her experience, knowledge and passion managing the customer experience at The Cridford.