My wife Kim.
I have 25 years experience in hospitality. Together Stephen and I have run two highly successful seasonal restaurant businesses in our hometown, St Davids in the Pembrokeshire coastal national park and complement each other perfectly.
Always immaculate, extending a warm welcome to guests and visitors, I am well used organizing staff, always ensuring smooth, elegant yet unstuffy service.
I take great pride in ensuring tables are always perfectly clothed and laid, as well as having great flair for room decoration and plant /flower care.
I am meticulous in every detail and ensure the restaurant is always kept spotlessly clean.
I am also experienced in silver service and the service of fine wines, as well as staff training.
During the past five years Stephen and I have also planned, numerous parties, weddings and corporate events for up 200 people. Organizing and running the events from start to finish.
Venues have included private houses, marquees, weddings, christenings as well as more unusual locations such as lobster barbecues on the beach!
I am hands on, flexible and self motivated.
As well as currently running the restaurant I am also a skilled house manager
Stephen and I have just completed a six room extension to our home in St David’s
I am very interested in property development and design and was project manager for the 18 month duration of building works.
I am, therefore, completely happy dealing with all contractors and tradesmen. As well as being interested in all types of DIY, crafts and furniture renovation.
The results of my eye for detail and meticulous standards are stunning.
I keep an immaculate home and am willing to vacuum, dust, polish, change beds, launder and iron.
I enjoy sewing and can undertake alterations as well as make soft furnishings.
As a mother myself I would also be willing to undertake child care for my employer.
I enjoy driving and have had a clean license for 23 years and would be happy to run errands, airport /school runs, etc.
I am happy to assist the household wherever necessary.
2003- present Restaurant
Lawtons at No 16 www.lawtonsatno16.co.uk
From conversion of an old
grocery store to 'best restaurant in Wales',
the growth of Lawton's as a thriving seasonal business has been entirely
managed by Stephen and Kim Lawton Alongside the restaurant the couple also run
a business dealing with private catering for parties of up to 200.
This was Kims first own business and the restaurant became a major local success, featuring in the Good Food Guide every year, and establishing a reputation that has maintained it as a thriving business.
1995- 1997 Front
Assisting job seekers in finding employment.Dealing with benefit claims.
1994- 1995 Restaurant Supervisor
Holiday Inn ,
Ensured smooth running and staff supervision of busy city centre 100 cover hotel restaurant.
1993 -1994 Evening Manager
Harbour side seafood restauran t
Full managerial responsibilities including cash reconciliation , banking and security.
Mulligans Seafood restaurant, Cardiff
Resposibilitys included maitre D’hotel duties for 100 cover upmarket restaurant.
General, cooking, cleaning ,and chambermaid duties.
Warpool court Hotel -3 * St Davids, Pembrokeshire.
Staff training, rotas .All Maitre D’hotel duties control of silver service 100 cover restaurant bookings. .Organizing wedding events.
Old Cross Hotel,St Davids. Pembrokeshire
All duties including beds, laundry, ironing ,vacuuming bathrooms and dusting etc.for 17 bedroom 3* town centre hotel.
1982-1984 Commis Chef
St Nons Hotel -3*St Davids. Pembrokeshire.
General kitchen duties including food preparation and service of lunch buffet and hot meals.
Private Chef, Roche Family, Christmas 1998, 2000 and 2005.
A number of Private Chef/catering events for David Gray family.
Numerous private functions up to 200 people.
Catering at the new Welsh assembly building ‘The Sennedd’ for
St David’s Cathedral fund raising event in 2006.
Born: 26 July 1966 41 years
Status: Married, one daughter
Driving license Full, British.
1980-1982 Ysgol Dewi Sant .St Davids, Pembrokeshire.
Six ‘O’ level passes.
1973 – 1977 Pen-y-Bont primary school