Whether you are thinking about a career in hospitality or looking to continue on your career path, let us introduce you to some of your potential new team mates...
Steve came to Careys Manor from the Solent Hotel and Spa in Fareham, where he was general manager for five years, overseeing a 117-bedroom hotel, 13 meeting rooms, and a 1 rosette restaurant and bar and spa. Steve also opened a new £5m 54-bedroom Lodge expansion at the Thwaites-owned hotel, which won AA Hotel Group of the year 2017-18.
With a lifelong interest in holistic health and wellbeing, Australian-born Lina has worked in spa development, management and marketing in Asia, Australia and the UK. In Thailand, Lina was spa consultant to the Dusit International Group and was made programmes director on the board of the Thai Spa Association in 2003. Lina came to the UK in 2004 to set up the new £6 million SenSpa at Careys Manor Hotel in Brockenhurst.
Michael’s obsession with wine began later in life after 7 years of service in the Royal Air Force. Thirsty for a new challenge, Michael left and moved to the New Forest where his career in wine matured quickly, joining the Careys Manor team in 2016 as Head Sommelier.
His most impressive achievement was gaining a diploma in the art of Sabrage, opening a bottle of champagne with a cavalry sword!
Alistair’s passion for cooking began at Northbrook Catering College, where he began to experiment with flavours and developed a belief that food should evoke all senses. He started his career as Sous Chef at Cambium’s sister restaurant, The Terrace, at The Montagu Arms in Beaulieu and in 2013, Alistair became Head Chef at The Horseshoe Inn in Scotland creating a menu of traditional Scottish dishes.
After three years, Alistair returned to the New Forest to serve as Head Chef at Cambium, where he developed his own style focusing on simplicity, quality of ingredients and presentation.