Jake - Chef at Newton Green

Newton Green Golf Club’s caterer Jake Boughtwood believes his new job with the club can provide a tasty and rewarding experience for both the members and himself.

At the age of 29, he sees his new challenge as catering franchiser to the club as an important career move, giving him the experience to branch out on his own.

Jake says he is eager to fulfil the wishes of the members so that both parties can move forward to their mutual benefit.

During a recent time helping out as a freelance chef at Newton, he has had the chance of studying the club and its potential.

He explained: “I think the facilities provide the potential for a successful venture, and during the few weeks I worked at the club over the last year I was particularly impressed with the warm atmosphere, including that generated by the staff."

The club has two lounge areas, each capable of providing a good atmosphere for individual functions, and although the kitchen is not the largest, I have worked successfully in smaller spaces.

With the addition of the marquee in the summer, the club has the potential to do well, and I am eager to hear from members who may have ideas, or wish to use the facilities for their own events.”

Jake says he prefers “good home cooking,” and early events he has been involved in have shown he has a flair for providing tasty fayre.

After leaving school, Jake qualified as a professional caterer at Colchester Institute, and then spent two years as a sous chef working under a head chef at the busy Victory restaurant at Mersea Island.

He is a keen traveller, and  spent six months in Asia before heading for Australia, where he worked in a Brisbane restaurant for several months, and also spent time with friends travelling 20,000 miles round the country in a mini bus.

Upon returning to the UK, he became head chef back at Mersea, where the very successful Victory can serve up to 500 meals a day in the peak holiday season.

During this period Jake met his girlfriend Hannah. She was working front of house, and has since been to university to gain a degree in sports sciences She is looking to go into teaching. However, she continues to keep her hand in the catering world at Mersea, and has been helping out Jake on the waitressing front at Newton.

Jake has now formed his own company to run the golf club’s catering, and can be contacted at  Email Jake or via the Newton Green main telephone number 01787 377217.

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