Dan Gambles

Dan is a highly experienced, dynamic and passionate chef who started his career in 2009 at the age of 15. While at school Dan worked 2 days a week at a local hotel which led to him being offered an apprenticeship. It was there, at the Royal Clarence Hotel, in Exeter, that he began working for celebrated UK Chef Michael Caines. After picking up ‘Apprentice of the year” Dan made the move to Gidleigh Park, on Dartmoor, a hotel with 5 AA stars & 2 Michelin-starred restaurant. Working his way through the kitchen up to the role of Junior sous chef in a 3-year period. At 22 he made the decision to travel the world and took up the role of Sous Chef for Williams Formula 1 race team, cooking for the team’s VIP guest and drivers. Returning to the UK, Dan briefly took on his first head chef role at the Kentisbury Grange, in North Devon before taking on the role as Head Chef, again under Michael Caines, at his new exclusive Hotel and Restaurant ‘Lympstone Manor’. Under Dan’s leadership the restaurant was awarded a Michelin Star and 5 AA Stars within 6 months. At the age of 25, and after 10 years of mentorship under Michael Caines, learning the main foundations of his style, Dan made the decision to broaden his experience and move to London taking on the position of Sous chef at the much celebrated Clove Club in London. (This is one of the most exciting restaurants in the world, placing Number 26 on the San Pellegrino Worlds 50 Best restaurants.) Dan has since ventured into the private hospitality sector, working in some of the most exclusive Chalets and Villas across Europe. With his wealth of travel, experience and passion Dan creates delicious & exciting food with a simple and honest approach.