Chef, Tim McDougall

Tim McDougall took up his first head chef position at The Celtic Manor Resort in 2008, following two years at the 2 Michelin starred Jean Bardet restaurant in Tours, France.  

A relative latecomer to the profession, Tim’s natural flair and passion for food quickly shone through and a promising culinary career soon developed during time spent at a string of esteemed properties including Hartwell House Hotel, Le Poussin at Park Hill and Lords of The Manor.  

Within the first year of Tim’s appointment as head chef, Celtic Manor’s flagship fine dining restaurant secured its place on the British culinary map when it was one of the highest new entries listed in the Good Food Guide 2009 and scooped the coveted accolade of 3 AA Rosettes.

According to the AA’s guidelines for three rosettes: “This award takes a restaurant into the big league. Expectations of the kitchen are high: exact technique, flair and imagination must come through in every dish, and balance and depth of flavour are all-important.”

When he’s not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, Tim likes to dedicate as much time as he can to his other great love, fishing – specifically beach casting along the beautiful South Wales coastline. He also spends much of his free time in the Loire Valley, France, visiting close friends from his time spent working in the region.

Restaurant Manager,  Pavel Otrusina

Pavel Otrusina came to Celtic Manor in December 2013 to head up the front of house team at Terry M restaurant. Originally from Czech, Pavel has gained his experience in some of the finest restaurants and exclusive hotels in UK including  L'ortolan, Crown at Whitebrook & Hurst House on the Marsh. Pavel's passion is fine food and quality wine and  he enjoys sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with guests.

Sommelier, Alex Saby

Head sommelier Alex Saby joined the team at Terry M in 2008. Prior to that he spent several years at Mallory Court, Warwickshire and Lords of The Manor, Gloucestershire, both Michelin starred establishments. Alex originates from Lorraine, France and has a keen interest in his local wines of Alsace.

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