Originally from Wales, Gareth was a professional rugby player earning six caps for his country before injury led him to pursue an entirely different path.
Within a few years, Gareth was training and working under Michelin star chef Jean-Christophe Novelli at his Auberge du Lac restaurant. He later ventured to South Africa where he gained more experience working at Le Quartier Francais, an exclusive boutique hotel and restaurant at the foot of South Africa’s stunning Franschhoek Mountains which was at the time ranked 46th in the Worlds 50 Best Restaurants.
On returning to the UK, Gareth secured the enviable role of working with and training under Gary Rhodes at Rhodes 24 in the heart of the city.
In 2008 he opened his first restaurant The Rose & Crown in Highgate transforming a former public house into one of North London’s most popular culinary destinations. 2009 saw Gareth celebrate success at the Archant Awards, winning Best British Restaurant 2009 and The Rose & Crown was featured in the Michelin Guide in 2011.
Having seen a gap in the market for quality, bespoke catering, Saffron Caterers & Events was born in 2013 and has since flourished into a successful, independently owned catering company. Gareth and his team work closely with each of their clients to create something truly personal and unique every time.