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Head Chef Jerry Adam

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Introducing our Head Chef Jerry Adam

Jerry Adam is 28 years old and although originally from Rutland, is a converted Welshman.
His culinary career began whilst still in school where he began washing up in a Michelin starred pub called the Olive Branch. Since then he has worked for two Michelin starred restaurants, Ynyshir Restaurant under Gareth Ward and the Bath Priory under Sam Moody. His successful career has also included working at Llangoed Hall with Nick Brodie as well as the esteemed Queensbury Hotel in Bath. He took his first Head Chef position at the age of 26 at the Swan at Hay Hotel where he gained 2 AA rosettes for the restaurant within the first three months.

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In July 2017 he took the position of Head Chef at Penally Abbey Hotel in Pembrokeshire and gained 2 AA Rosettes for the hotel in November 2017. Here, he plans to focus on locally sourced, fantastic quality ingredients to illustrate the potential that the county has to offer. The menus will take diners on a culinary journey to showcase what he has learnt from the very talented chefs he has worked with throughout his career to date.

'I’ve done a lot of research about food and I try to put out every dish I make as 51% raw and I work hard to do to that. I haven't put a name to my style of food as such but I use a lot of natural ingredients like soys, tofu and miso. I also ferment, pickle and preserve a lot of my ingredients.'

Favourite colour: Green, everytime. 

Favourite Will Ferrel Film: Anchorman or The Other Guys

Biff or Maud: He's in the photo with me so it has to be Biff, plus Maud ate my trainers during my first interview when she was still a puppy!

New 2018 Menu

Jerry's new menu is the most wonderful, diverse and exciting combination of textures and flavours. Here are a few photos of our most recent shoot of this beautiful presentation of locally sourced ingredients!

What Jerry has to say about it...

'My menus are based on smaller portions but intense carefully considered flavours. I am excited about this new chapter at Penally Abbey Hotel as Pembrokeshire doesn’t have this kind of food at the moment and I think it will fit nicely with this beautiful location. The hotel is fantastic and its ethos is focused around relaxed, informal luxury which suits my food. I want to take the restaurant to the same level as the hotel and am looking forward to 2018 here in Pembrokeshire.’

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Photography by Jacques Boissevain


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Booking Information

Jerry's Dinner Menu and Tasting Menu is served from 6.30pm - 9pm Tuesday to Saturday. 

Learn more about Jerry and watch this beautiful film by Jack Abbott Film

Head Chef - Jerry Adam from Jack Abbott on Vimeo.

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