Pershore Patty meets Brett Golding, head chef at The Glasshouse Cafe at Holloways to ask a few personal questions and for a general nose…
Tell me a little bit about how you came to own or work in your business.
I came to work for Holloways after moving to Worcestershire from London having previously worked at London’s Soho House, The Dunhill Club and The Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe.
What achievements, awards or accolades are you proud of?
I am proud of winning the best corporate event’s 2015 award.
Any news announcements, or events that you’d like new and existing customers to be aware of?
We have just opened the Palm dining room where you can hire out a section of the restaurant for your party where the food will be served in the centre of the table just like it would be at home ( but you don’t have to do anything but enjoy!)
What makes your business unique?
It’s unpretentious, friendly and inviting environment, in such nice location too.
Favourite restaurant to visit if you get a night off?
Street food Markets.
Last thing you watched on TV?
Escape from dannemora.
Which person in your life do you most admire and why?
My mother, she’s strong, resilient and tough.
What was the last gift you gave someone?
My wife gave me an iPad.
What’s your favourite smell in the whole world?
A Beer cellar.
What’s your favourite kind of sandwich?
BLT, but with proper bacon and real mayonnaise.
Who would you want to cook your last meal on earth, and why?
Rick stein, Love the seafood and no nonsense.
What is the most annoying habit that other people have?
They sometimes know better than me…
If you could eat only 3 foods for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Beef, asparagus and béarnaise sauce.
What’s your claim to fame?
I don’t have one!
Which food & drink business (other than your own) do you wish you had created?
The Beefy Boys in Hereford.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Whatever happens keep going you will come through it.
If you could be anywhere else right now, where would it be?
On a fishing boat back in New Zealand catching Snapper fish drinking beer.
What’s the best thing that happened to you last week?
Butchered my garden finally, now I have a blank canvas to do it fresh again.
Name a product or service you love so much that you’d happily be that company’s spokesperson.
Becks Blue, best non-alcoholic beer EVER.
As a child, what did you wish to become when you grew up?
What is the perfect combination of pizza toppings?
Pepperoni, Mozzarella and peas.
What was the worst job you ever held and why?
A supermarket packer – 8-hour shifts packing groceries into bags when I was 15.
What was the last thing you ate?
Open baguette, olive tapenade and mozzarella.
Favourite cut of steak?
What website do you visit most often?
What is the most impressive thing you know how to do?
Swing bowling in cricket.
What do you hope never changes?
My wife and my own health and of course the health of my family.
Any finally a question from those who are married to you…When are you coming home?
When I’m finished!
The Glasshouse Café at Holloways is situated inside a beautiful conservatory with views over the Suckley Hills. There is an outdoor seating area in a sunny courtyard for summer, and a log-burning fire for cosy winter days. You can sit at dining tables or on comfortable sofas, with daily newspapers and magazines to read.
You are sure to be tempted by the aroma of fresh Italian coffee and enticed by the appetising dishes available – a typical menu includes homemade hot dishes using local ingredients, a range of soups, savoury tarts and tasty patés, and a choice of mouth-watering panini. Tea and cakes can be enjoyed all day long with a scrumptious selection of homemade cakes, scones, biscuits and an extensive range of traditional and herbal teas.
The Foodie Card offer – A free hot drink (tea, coffee or hot chocolate) when buying a slice of cake (includes tray bakes & scones) / Tapas Thursdays 5.30-8pm: Buy 2 dishes and get the 3rd dish free (*cheapest dish free valid once per card).