HEAD CHEF & PATRON | KELVIN PARRY
Born in St Asaph, Kelvin started his first job as a Kitchen Porter at the Dinorben Arms, Bodfari aged just 13. Working there sparked an interest in cooking, so he enrolled on a cookery course at Llandrillo College. Kelvin continued his studies, achieveing a BA Hons in Hospitality Management. While training, he worked at the Farmers Arms in Y Waen, The White Horse in Llandyrnog, and The Clwyd Gate in Llanbedr.
When Kelvin finished his degree, he moved down to South Wales and worked at the Bell at Skenfrith. He then took up his first Head Chef position at Peterstone Court, where he attained 2 AA Rosettes and was awarded a Gold Award by the Welsh Tourist Board.
Returning to his roots, Kelvin started working at the Michelin starred ‘Simon Radley’s @ The Chester Grosvenor’; who he describes as being his biggest inspiration, next to Ross Melling.
Kelvin’s next venture was working at ‘The Fine Dining Company’ in Tattenhall – his most diverse post to date. Often setting up a kitchen in guests’ homes to conduct private dinner parties and garden weddings, Kelvin gained vast experience in different catering environments during this role.
2016 saw Kelvin take the plunge and start the year with a new venture; The Dining Room at Llanrhaeadr Springs. As Head Chef/patron, Kelvin aims to bring a new, inspired dimension of dining to the Vale of Clwyd.