Our story began with Jim & Sharon, so we'd best start there..
JIM: Co-founder. For many years the chef patron - now Jim is our resident handyman, errand-runner, breakfast chef and guru. He's fairly recently a grandad, and he enjoys walking in the mountains, skiing and watching Peterborough United. Jim has forty years experience in the kitchen, and twenty three in business.
SHARON: Co-founder. Sharon was new to hospitality when she started out with Jim. Since then she's been the face of the business, it's administrator, housekeeper and everything in between - nowadays her role is mostly in guest relations. Sharon enjoys a good novel and spending time with her granddaughter.
BEN: Head chef. Ben's been at the pass since we opened the door here in 2014. His favourite produce to work with is local game. Ben has a little boy, Ralph, whom he enjoys taking to watch Leicester City. He has twenty years experience in the kitchen.
PHIL: Sous chef. Twenty-six years experience under his belt, and eight of those at the Six Bells. His favourite thing to cook is day-boat-caught fish. Phil has a daughter Lily and a son Finlay. When not in the kitchen he enjoys fishing, fishing & more fishing.
NATHAN: Junior sous chef. Nathan has been cooking professionally for eight years and has been a part of our squad since June 2019. The section he loves most is the pizza-kitchen. Nath has a daughter called Mayah, and in his downtime he enjoys watching Leeds United.
MONTSERRAT: Restaurant supervisor. Montse is our Catalonian galactico. She's been a member of the team for an impressive fifteen years. Montse enjoys spinning class, and visiting friends and family in her hometown Barcelona.
ALEX: Maitr'd in the making. Alex has been a member of our team since August 2021 and he's currently enrolled on a level-three apprenticeship in hospitality management. On his days off, Alex enjoys chilling with his mates & spending time with his gran.
RACHEL: Restaurant supervisor. Rachel has been a part of the Six Bells squad since 2019. In the summer months, she is our dead-header in chief. When not in Witham, Rachel enjoys spending time with sons Joe & George.
LAUREN: Co-owner. Lauren was raised in the business and has twenty years experience in hospitality. Under her tenure, the Beehive quickly became a Peterborough institution and remained so for a decade. These days Lauren makes the place tick behind the scenes, and picks up any slack on the restaurant floor. She enjoys the theatre & spending time with daughter Bonnie.
JAMES: Co-owner. Like Lauren, I was raised in the business and have worked in it since I was a teenager. I spent five years in the American midwest including a spell at Chicago's Alinea group. I enjoy hiking, and going to the football with Jim. I can mostly be found on the restaurant floor.