Haskins Garden Centres

Peter Promoted To Top Chef Job

(From left) Champagne celebration. Ben Harrison congratulates Peter Williams on his promotion.

Peter Williams from Chandlers Ford has been promoted to Head Chef at the 460 cover restaurant at the Haskins Garden Centre at West End, Southampton. Peter, who has over 30 years’ experience in the catering industry in the region after becoming City and Guilds Qualified at Southampton Technical College , joined Haskins as a Chef De Partie less than 3 years ago and was promoted to Sous chef 6 months ago.

Restaurant General Manager Ben Harrison says that the promotion to Head Chef with a team of 14 kitchen staff is well deserved.

“Peter is focused on maintaining high standards and has an acute understanding of our customers and their appreciation of the variety of meals we offer,” said Ben.

The restaurant, originally built as a 250 seat venue in 1996 and doubled in size with a £2.3 million Extension in November 2011 now contributes around 25% of the centre’s turnover.