Simon Hulstone – Head Chef
Read more about Simon Hulstone on the Chef page
Katy Hulstone – Manager
Katy has been at the Elephant since 2004. Her calm, casual approach has brought a new level of service to the restaurant. Mother of the three little herbs, Tansy, Cicely and Betony and married to the chef. What a lucky lady!
Front of House
Jason Poore – Front of House Manager
Originally from the Land Down Under, Jason has brought a wealth of experience to the front of house team. His easy-going nature and friendly approach ensures that our customers enjoy their dining experience from start to finish. When he’s not at The Elephant he is normally on (or falling off) his bike.
Natalia is our Head Waitress and is very efficient. She is also a caffeine junky and is turbo charged for most of the day!
Chris is our One Direction wannabee, good little worker and motorbike enthusiast. Imagine having to go to all that trouble with your hair to then put on a crash helmet.
A great waitress and hard working; she’s also a drama queen. Quiet and shy but gets the job done.
Welsh boy Craig (also known as Beaker) is the energetic Sous Chef at The Elephant. He enjoys running half marathons and has competed twice in the National Chef of The Year. He also has a tendency to walk into things.
Chef de Partie, Gary is the kitchen yeti and resident film buff. All round nice guy and romantic to boot, he has a lot to give. His claim to fame is making an Easter egg for Cherie Blair.
Ben is the new competition king in the kitchen. He has a lot to prove and we think this is because he is vertically challenged. You may see the top of his head when you look through the kitchen’s glass door.
Pete is our pastry chef and health guru. He is also the kitchen Wikipedia for all the most irrelevant things you will ever need to not know. He’s also 6 foot 4 and cant play basketball!
Tansy is our eldest ‘herb’ and is clear where she wants to be in the future. When asked if she wants to be a chef like Daddy she replied “No I want to be a customer.” Clever girl!
Cicely is our budding Heston Blumenthal. She loves foraging with Daddy and can tell you which wild mushrooms you can or can’t eat. One to watch for the future!
Now up and walking is Chef’s little meatball, charging around and demanding chocolate and goodies from the chefs on her daily visits. She is going to be trouble!!