Rowton Castle, Halfway House, Shrewsbury, SY5 9EP
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Steve Parke - Owner

Steve Parke - Owner

I am married with three daughters, one son and two grand children; I also have three dogs and I am a self-confessed petrol head!

I was born and grew up in Norfolk and went to catering college in Great Yarmouth, but due to the lack of permanent jobs at the time I moved to Cambridge and then to Shropshire, working at the Park House and Idsall House in Shifnal as Head Chef. It was at this time that I first met Jack and Bryan. We all worked together in various catering venues as a team, and this has continued here since the acquisition of Rowton Castle.

My role at Rowton incorporates involvement in all business decisions, with a particular focus on overseeing the designing and planning of our menu's, ensuring that the food produced is prepared to the highest quality, using fresh seasonal ingredients from the best local suppliers. Our objectives are achieved by ensuring we have a loyal and highly skilled team, with exceptional hygiene standards and working practices throughout.

Due to a keen interest in the gardening, I am fortunate enough to be influential with design aspects and planting within the grounds, ensuring they always look their best day after day.