Joe Lacey


Joe's love of cooking began in his hometown of Bath, where he learnt the culinary basics, before moving on to work in multiple Michelin-starred restaurants, including Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s, Sir Charles Napier in Oxfordshire and the Stokehouse in Melbourne.

He spent the next few years in the South of France as a private chef, before returning to the UK to work with renowned chefs such as Phil Howard and Sally Abé.

Joe and his talented team are committed to cooking the abundance of seasonal produce surrounding the Beckford Canteen, to create elegant and delicious dishes.

Iss Andrews

Assistant General manager
Since the age of 14, Iss has been carefully nurturing her love of service and hospitality and has worked in a huge variety of places around the world.

Intrigued by new cultures and cuisines, Iss has travelled extensively, particularly across Southeast Asia, where she was lucky to be able to indulge in a variety of diverse foods and wines which continue to be her passion.

Travelling then turned into books and Iss continued to refine her palate with a WSET Wine qualification; a knowledge which she uses daily at the Canteen.

You will now find Iss in our lovely greenhouse, chatting with and looking after our guests - all with a welcoming smile, a variety of hair colours and an easygoing nature.

William Cohen

general manager
An adopted Bathonian, William has spent 20 years working in a number of the city's restaurants.

Pastry Chef turned Waiter, he quickly realised that his passion and talent lay on the other side of the pass.

He cut his teeth in the frenzy of the familiar chains; finessed his skills as Head Waiter for a double Michelin Star chef and spent four years aboard a Mediterranean super yacht as a Chief Steward.

Having previously worked at our sister restaurant, the Beckford Bottle Shop, William finds himself coming home to the Beckford Group.


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