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Meet The Team - Our Breakfast Chef, Jeanette

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Meet The Team

Jeanette, Our Breakfast Chef

At Saltmarshe Hall we pride ourselves on the quality of service that we deliver. From the couples that are looking to plan their dream day, to the seekers of all things relaxing that stay with us in our tranquil suites - our team are forever at the heart of it all. 

This is why we’re delighted that you have landed on our pages of the journal for our ‘Meet the Team’ feature, giving you a glimpse into the lives of the hardworking team at Saltmarshe Hall. A few months ago, we introduced you to Hannah, our new weddings and events manager, who is giving you a sneak peek into her day-to-day life at the hall. This time, to talk all things delicious it’s the turn of Jeanette, the Hall’s wonderful Head Chef.

Hi, Jeanette! Tell us a little about yourself and what appealed to you about working at Saltmarshe Hall

I previously worked at Eggborough Power station for 25 years I started as head chef and worked my way up the ladder to facilities manager I took my redundancy last year as I intended to retire
I had 5 months where I did a lot of things that I didn't Have time to do when I was working full time. I then realised that I needed to do some kind of work as I wasn't ready to retire fully.

The job at Saltmarshe Hall came up and it suited me because of the early starts and finishing at 12 o clock as I look after my granddaughter in the afternoon. As soon as I approached Saltmarshe Hall I thought what a beautiful place it was and how lovely it would be to work there the house is set on splendid grounds and it us the ideal venue for all occasions”

Outside your important role at Saltmarshe, how do you like to spend your time?

“I love looking after my granddaughter, walking my dog, going swimming, relaxing in the hot tub, weekend breaks away and going for meals out at different restaurants.”

What do you love about weddings and how you do help turn the vision of couples into a reality - Where do you suggest your couples find inspiration for wedding catering?

“Discussing previous requests from other weddings with the events team and chef at Saltmarshe Hall. I really love to see the house and grounds decorated
For each individual event”

Do you have a style or theme of wedding that you especially adore catering for? 

“I enjoy all styles of weddings. I also really enjoy engaging with the wedding party, preparing breakfast for the quests and looking after the wedding party the morning, of the wedding such as taking breakfast and champagne to the bridal suite”

Saltmarshe Hall has many gorgeous rooms, if you were to plan a relaxing night away is there a particular suite that you'd love to spend a night (or two!) in?

“All the suites are amazing, but my favourite has to be the bridal suite with its roll topped bath in front of the window looking over the splendid grounds and also the cosy snug and very spacious wet room”

Do you have a favourite dish that best represents the elegance of Saltmarshe Hall?

“All the food at Saltmarshe Hall is cooked to a very high standard and the choice is extensive this is down to the great chefs”

How about a favourite tipple - is there a specific drink you'd recommend serving at special events?

”My favourite time of year is Christmas, therefore mulled wine is a must for me on a cold evening”

Do you have any additional comments or top tips for Brides and Grooms looking for their dream wedding venue -

“My advice is to visit the venue in plenty of time before the wedding and put your ideas forward to the events organisers, nothing is to much trouble for the team”